RAD RACE x AURORA Tour de Skandinavia – Day 7
7th Stage – 07.09.14: Kungshamn - / 150k
The race against the rain...
WE MADE IT TO NORWAY! It’s pretty ugly so far and the weather changed completely right after we touched Norwegian ground, we had some minor crashes and we are all pretty messed up after 1000km but we are sooo happy to finish the 7th stage...
The day startet a little earlier than yesterday since we didn’t want to make the same mistake twice to start the day too late and risk to ride into the darkness. The camping site was super awesome and we enjoyed a breakfast with the whole group in the sun, sitting on the gras and eating our daily-routine-food (MyMuesli, some bread with jam and bad coffee).
Everybody was riding except our mechanic Luke and our film-mastermind Gerri. Flo was also back on track after his cold but he tried out the Bombtrack Hook today for the first time. The track in Sweden was again wonderful and fast and sunny and just pitch perfect. You really have to see it to get what I mean. A director would not shoot a film here because it really looks too crazy beautiful with all these red and white and yellow houses, the cows and sheep on the greenest grass, the blue sky, all the little and bigger lakes and people doing nothing but painting their houses.
We split the group in 2 parts: a faster crew and a slower crew that just wanted to enjoy the landscape more. That worked perfect since and the slower group arrived only a couple minutes later than the others since there have been some flat tires and bike shit on the way. We had some pizza and salad and then the clouds got darker and darker so we knew another race would be up:
The race against the rain. We win if everybody strays dry.
To cut a long story short: we lost.
The best part of the day and one of the best of the whole trip was when we crossed the boarder from Sweden to Norway.
You really cannot believe how awesome the scenery is. Maybe these pics help...
For some not so cool reason right after we crossed the boarder, the landscape changed into an industrial area with a lotta factories and strange looking people.
That was all good since we were blessed with an awesome track so far but the thing was that it started to rain heavier and the roads got real slippery. We had two minor crashes with some blood but nothing too bad. So don’t worry, we’re all fine and hope to continue tomorrow. And then we lost the way and had to go back and it took us forever to find the camping site.
But now we’re here and have only two more stages to go to Oslo. We have already seen a lotta signs until Oslo and cannot wait to make it alive and all well. We don’t wanna stop, we wanna continue and ride and ride and ride. We are already planning a new „Tour de ...“ with the same crew for 2015...
For now we’re dead.
Good night and see you tomorrow!
The Rad Pack!