The following takes place between 7.30am and 11am. All events occur in real time (yeah, I have been watching too much 24/Jack Bauer during my trainer sessions).
Badass rider dressed in winter-bibs and merino shirt enters the kitchen. He looks confident.
Mother-in-law: “You cannot go out riding today; they have issued warnings on the radio all morning about the icy conditions on the roads.”
Badass rider: ”But I have to! The Festive 500 is up, and my reputation as a badass flandrian rider is on the line.”
Mother-in-law: “But you could get hurt!”
Badass rider: “I’d rather get hurt, than being a wuss who lets the weather get in the way of riding”
|Pre-ride setup - early x-mas eve morning|
|Icy roads - not slush!|
|I did not fall today|
|Another winter creek - or more like a icy trench|
|Lake Storsjön - frozen.|
|Some Swedish houses - red of course|
|Frozen shoreline of Lake Storsjön|
|Rapha logo and the beard of a badass rider - fits perfectly|
|The sun and a bike!|
|A thin layer of ice!|
But I survived, thus being able to add another 58K and 2h19min to the challenge.
|These guys had to work today|