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Cycling home during sunset 2

iPhone XR
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Yip, another one of Tuesday afternoon/evening. And actually a few minutes before previous photo. This is where I climb for about just over 10 minutes and take in the view, before I rush down in the open field and get into the forest again.

Cycling home during sunset

iPhone XR
ISO 800
f/1.8
4.15mm
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I mean, look at this!! Biking around in the forest and in the west you see this amazing light and colors. So lucky I can do this every day to get to work and back home.

PS: OK, I know…. this is not the best picture with that lamp, but it’s to give you an idea that you still need lights in the forest to see where to ride.

Out and about

Top
iPhone XR
ISO 800
f/1.8
4.15mm
1/25

Middle
iPhone XR
ISO 160
f/1.8
4.15mm
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Bottom
iPhone XR
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f/1.8
4.15mm
1/60

January with all its boring weather. But, you try to make the most of it. It wasn’t bad at all. Almost no wind and just a bit of a drizzle in the air. No heavy rainfall.

The only thing I was really worried about was my tennis-elbow and how it would hold up. I knew that as long as I wouldn’t have too much pain on the fun sections, I would probably go for it and try to ignore the pain. So, it will be interesting to see how the elbow is behaving tomorrow.

New lights and iPhone

iPhone XR
f/1.8
4.15mm
ISO 800
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The old lights for the bike where done. Just went black during one of the rides home. Luckily I knew where I was and it wasn’t in the middle of the forest!!! So I had to go and buy something new. I had my eyes on some Gloworm lights, which get really good reviews. But the problem is that they are expensive and…. I need them NOW! Not in a few weeks.

So off I went to the local shop and got me some good old Magicshines again. Only this time I decided to go for the best and brightest they had. Behold … 6500 lumen. Of course you have to take that with a grain of salt. And how long do they last? But so far so good on the first couple of rides. A lot more light in the forest, which makes a lot of difference.

You can hardly see the path

iPhone 6s
f/2.2
4.15mm
ISO 80
1/35

Luckily I passed by here a few hundred times and know my way around.

Hinterglemm

iPhone 6s
f/2.2
4.15mm
ISO 25
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Another one from the Austria days. Blues skies, big mountians, good friends, loads of time. What else can you ask for?

We had to go back

OnePlus X
f/2.2
3.8mm
ISO 100
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Last one for the season in Vallåsen Bikepark. Next weekend is their last one before they close the bikepark and wait until they can open for skiing. But I think it will be a bit tii crowded for us. Even this Sunday was a bit much. Queuing every time we came down. Just 5 min. but still….

And…. the little man is making progress!!! Stuff he thought was a bit scary last time, is just fun this time around. Proud father moment right there.

The wicked way of nature

OnePlus X
f/2.2
3.8mm
ISO 209
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The amazing thing of biking to work through a forest is that it is a living thing. It’s changing all the time. Even the dead things. Moss starts growing, insects move in, …

The problem is that you need to take the time to see it. Stop once and a while, not just always rush through. That is one the big problems with our society. The high speed pace. We miss so much right in front of us.

Town can be beautiful when it looks like this. No funny smells like in summertime. No rain today, just the sun peaking out and about so you get that nice warm late summer feeling with all the golden leaves flying around.

Enduro MTB in the Austrian Alps

iPhone 6s
f/2.2
4.2mm
ISO 25
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Last week…. The boys and I drove down to Austria. To go riding our MTBs. The.Best.Thing.Ever!!!!

This is your typical shot of the day. Mountains looming in the distance all around you. Gondolas to get quickly to the top and just all day long riding down.

A sign

iPhone 6s
f/2.2
4.2mm
ISO 64
1/33

A new sign in the middle of the forest!!?? I know there is a horse trail close by, but in my 5+ years of commuting here, I have never seen a horse on this section. I wonder if this is from the people at the Botanical Gardens as well. They have been doing quite a lot of changes here the last couple of months. And quite aggressively as well if you ask me. Is this just to make their presence even more clear?

We’ll see. I’ll keep you updated.

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