My race season recap video

This race season was a good one. At the national level I managed to win my second Norwegian trials champion title. The event was organized by my club, and at home turf, so the pressure on winning was present. Then it felt even better to win!

I started the Norwegian cup with a second place (tie on points with Knut Fosse), whereas I won the next four races, and thus secured my fourth overall title. That was a big goal for me.

On the international circuit my main goal was to better my 2014 results. The first race for me was the Euro champs. With a 16th place last year, I was really happy with my first top 10 and a 9th place in Alpago, Italy.


I only rode three world cups this season. The first one I skipped to focus on training, and one world cup was cancelled. My two first world cups went pretty well, both with a 19th place. Still able to better these results a lot once I do a race with 100% solid riding. My capacity was at least top 15 at that time. But two top 20 finishes are better than one in 2014.

The world champs was a big goal for me this year, but I didn’t manage to do the race I wanted. I think I wasn’t as well prepared as I should, and ended up with a 19th place, same as 2014. But together with the national federation, we are going to remove those beginner mistakes I did in Andorra, and do a great world champs in 2016.

I want to thank the Norwegian cycling federation for continuing support, my sponsors for great equipment and friends, family and gf for helping me out. The video is filmed by those supporting me at the races, mostly Tone, but also Mads, Alexander and Hans. Thank you!

New video: Indoor moves

I decided to make a new video, as my riding has been quite okay lately. Captured in two new and dedicated indoor trials arenas in the Oslo area. Pallets mostly, but that’s how we like it!

Another show video

A few weeks ago, right after the worlds, me and Joachim were having some shows in Trondheim. We managed to capture some of the shows in a different angles, and here is the result. Hope you enjoy!

The season is now over for me, with just a few shows left. The last race didn’t go as planned. But, I’m resetting everything now, and starting to get psyched for a new season coming up in six months time.

WC Antwerp: The sections

It’s been a beautiful day here in Antwerp. I had a mellow morning before a short warm up ride. Bike was feeling amazing, and the form is good. Felt better than yesterday. Quite happy about the timing of my riding, normally I end up riding the evening before races, thus resulting in a not fully recovered body at race day.

The 1/4 finals tomorrow will be in the new group format. I ended up in the last group, D, which means I’m starting at 12:15. The perfect race time in my opinion. Psyched! But, the group has a few really strong riders, such as Andrei Burton, Iciar van den Bergh, Wesley Belaey and Dave Kerr. Moritz Mettenheimer also seems to be in top form judging from his perfomances at the warm up.

Only the three best riders qualify directly from each group, so that means I need to do a perfect ride. But, there will be quite a few lucky loosers, at least three, but probably four, because Gilles Coustellier is not riding. In other words, it’s going to be a tough day to qualify. I’ll do my best and hopefully that’s enough. Hard races with lots of strong riders are only a positive thing for our sport, I can’t complain!

There will be five sections, all located in a concentrated area at Grote Markt. Two rock sections, two log sections and one concrete/wood section (obstacles made to mimic french fries last year). As long as the conditions stay dry, it’s not any major difficulties. There is definitely possible to zero all of them, and probably a necessity to qualify. All of them are in a typical Belgian/Ronny Belaey style, long and technical. Perfect for a quarter final in my opinion.

This section probably has higher emissions values than the test results (pun):

Grippy logs (if it’s dry):

Same log section as above. Quite easy section, but let’s see what tomorrow brings:

Rock section number one:

Rock section number one. I think this one is quite doable:

Log section number two. These logs are slippery even when dry. A bit harder than the other log section:

The other rock section. Lots of gates, long section. But definitely doable:

Scott isn’t sure about what he thinks. It looks okey, Scott?

The start list:

Arrived in Antwerp

For the third year in a row I’m participating in the world cup in Antwerp. My first world cup ever was in Aalter, Belgium in 2012, so this country is a bit special to me.

Did a 100% public transport travel all the way from my flat in Oslo to the hotel in Antwerp. Worked out surprisingly well, though the last train was quite a bit delayed.

After repairing and building the bikes in the hotel room, and digesting two pizzas in the bed, I had 30 mins on the bike at the warm up. Also got to check out the sections, which are looking really good. Classical long, technical Belgian sections. Hopefully the rain leaves us alone, because yesterday the logs were so slippery you could barely walk on them.

I’ll try to make a section update later today, as it was too dark for photos when I walked them yesterday.

Pre-travel picture of my travel companions:


Waiting for the delayed train at Brussels airport:evoc_bike_travel_bag_pro_brussels_train

While waiting for the rain to stop before riding yesterday, I organized my stuff neatly. I have done quite a few of these pictures throughout the years, but never published any of them (backpack: Evoc Roamer):


And, oh, I forgot to post my latest show video:


New video: A natural Sunday

A couple of months ago I started to make a new natural trials video. The whole video was captured and edited on my Samsung Note 4 (except the intro and outro graphics). But, I totally forgot about the video, which I wanted to make a bit longer and better, and thus never managing to complete it (typical me). In the end, it became a short little flick, which I decided to publish instead deleting it. I’m kind of a perfectionist, and that’s why I haven’t been making any trials videos lately. Never am I satisfied with my own riding, I always want to make my next video better than my current level.

The object for me was to show the natural and technical aspect of trials riding. How every takeoff is different, how precise you need to be in the landings, but also explosive and with the correct technique. I’m not finished with this spot, and there are so many lines I’ve completed, but never captured on camera. I have a new project in mind, which I hope to complete in October/November, when the race season is over.

Until then, enjoy this one: