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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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?