Tour de Skandinavia // Day 8 / Sarpsborg - Hokksund

RAD RACE x AURORA Tour de Skandinavia – Day 8
8th Stage – 08.09.14: Sarpsborg – Hokksund/ 139k

The break up

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It had to happen. The group split.

It’s not as bad as it sounds though. There was just a group of riders that wanted to take the day slow. One group that wanted to go further and faster. And one group that stayed in the bus to film and chill. The saddest thing though was when Danny left since he had to work back home. Fuck that, we miss you already!

Shot by Etienne Heinrich

Shot by Etienne Heinrich

So I can tell you the story oft he 139k crew.

And this was a nice one and to be honest there is not much to say really. It was one of the best, if not THE best bike rides I ever took.

Shot by Etienne Heinrich

Shot by Etienne Heinrich

It was all in there: highspeed cycling, uphill riding, beautiful nature in all colours, some amazing friends, a boat ride...

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We started at around ten, left the camping site in shitty weather but I swear the moment we started rolling the sun was shining. Just a few hundred meters after we left our place there was this awesome street that lead us through the woods. Trees to our lefts and rights and a perfect concrete to roll in maximum speed. It was like in a computer game. Unreal. Really. So fucking perfect.

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And from then on it was just a perfect ride. The sun never left our side and the water was just next to us 90% of the time. We did some awesome shots for our documentary and had a perfect 45min break when we went on the ferry.

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I tell you we were all so happy and when I dreamed about this trip this day was exactly how I pictured it. The only shitty thing was that we weren’t with the full group. But the others told me that had a great time, too (at least until they saw our pics on our cameras)...

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The camping site in Hokksund is plain awesome and we’re gonna celebrate Paul’s birthday in a real restaurantm. Fuck homemade pasta for once. My present for Paul: I took that pic of him and if you really tell me roadbike cycling is for nerds, just look at the picture again.

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Tomorrow is our last day and each and every one of us is already pretty fucked up that the trip is over then. It seems like everyone is gonna make it to Oslo in one piece. And even Urban likes cycling now (at least I think he does. He would never admit he loves it. How can you not.)

Pic by Gerrit Piechowski

Pic by Gerrit Piechowski

I haven’t asked everyone but at least I can tell you I would rather roll a thousand miles more than flying back to Hamburg.


Danny, we miss you.

The Rad Pack!