So winter is here, but I’m having a hard time letting go of the MTB season: I have just started learning exactly what it is that I need to learn, and there are so many mountains yet to climb and ride down. No, I can’t let go, not yet. There are still patches of trail … Continue reading The MTB season is dead, long live the MTB season!
With the urge to talk about EVERYTHING at least partly satisfied, I wanted to show Tree my view of Tromsø (i.e., from a bike on a mountain). But when we woke up the next morning, the whole valley was covered by a thick gray blanket of fog, so we couldn’t see a thing. Luckily, mountains … Continue reading Sisters’ love: Part II
After having spent four winters and four summers chasing the same damn hobbit up and down mountains, one might think that I would have developed a profound knowledge about his folly. Nope. Sometimes I think that I’m a goldfish. I must be a goldfish. How else can I explain that I, on two different occasions … Continue reading The pros and cons of living with a nutter
The past weekend, I and Martin participated in the yearly event Skibotn Stifestival. Skibotn Stifestival is a cheap (1000 NOK for two people including camping), perfectly sized (about 80 participants), and completely unpretentious mountainbike festival located in paradise (i.e., some 100 km east of Tromsø). I’ll willingly admit that I had some fairly non-modest expectations … Continue reading Chicks on Speed
So we’ve made yet another little video about our backyard trails. This time, the focus is on “Little Finale”. Martin gave it that name because it supposedly is a bit like the trails in Finale Ligure in Italy. I have never been in Finale, so I wouldn’t know. What I do know is that, every … Continue reading Little Finale
Some people are rootless. Being rootless isn’t necessarily negative of course, it may just mean that your home is where your hat (or helmet) is. I, however, do not consider myself to be a rolling stone. Quite the contrary, my root is firmly based in the dark soil of Västerbotten. Umeå may not be the … Continue reading Belonging
Martin has written a post about what he calls “type 1” and “type 2” trails. It is a very good description of the kind of terrain we have up here, and I found it quite entertaining. Check it out here. Continue reading Same same but different