One of the things I was hoping for to happen this winter, has happened. The outdoor trials season started early. It’s been a lot of snow in the mountains, but fairly warm in the lowlands. Though it still was quite cold in Oslo when I left Thursday, it’s much better here at the West coast.
Yesterday I met up with Mads Lexander to ride a bit on my way to Austevoll. TRA also showed up, but he was busy doing some sounds checks for an upcoming project he’s working on (not trials related). Tone got a few photos the short time we were actually riding. I was dead tired, so I decided to do an easy ride.
Me and Mads having a chat:
Helleneset in Bergen. Beautiful place:
Mads getting up:
Me getting up too:
Today I was in a better form, and got an interesting ride in a local quarry here in Austevoll. The weather was a bit crazy. Woke up this morning with hail/snow covering the ground, and had to wait for it to melt. When I started my ride, it again started to hail. But, it melted once it hit the ground, so the friction was not that bad. After a while the sun showed up, and it was actually quite spring-ish for a while, before armageddon once striked me, and it started snowing. The riding was great though, I really like the rocks here in Austevoll. So grippy!
During today’s trials session it was snowing, hailing, raining and also the sun was shining in between. Guess I’m well prepared for most weather scenarios this season?