Tag: mountainbike

My old hardtail

I have an old hardtail that i bought in april, 2010. Its with 26 inch wheels and it has reach a point where i dont want to upgrade it anymore. Dont really feel that it would be worth it to buy parts for it.

I have been using it as a commute bike for the past year but annoying sounds are coming from the drive train making it impossible to ride like that anymore. I have tried fixing things with it but some parts are just getting really bad.

My idea is to use this as a bike for more crazy riding, where i dont really have to care what happens to the bike. I dont have to be careful with it even though i will try to do regular maintenance on it. It would be nice if it lasted a while longer giving me a bike for other types of riding.

I will take a test ride soon to see what can be done.


Three weeks

I have had three weeks of pretty good riding. Since the start april 2nd, i have had ten good rides. Thats more i got each month last summer and it feels really good. Another ride later today and more during the weekend. Feels like i am going to have more rides in april this year than i had for most of the summer last year.

Despite ten good rides, my body has not improved any yet which is a bit annoying. A slight change would have been enough but nothing yet. Hopefully i will feel some changes in the next few weeks. Would be nice to feel that i have more control over the bike than what i have. I will continue to ride as much as possible and try to challenge myself in different ways.

Have some ideas on things i want to do. More on those later.


Scott Voltage YZ 0.1

I bought this in april, 2018. It was a used bike that i bought from a neighbor for a pretty good price. I wanted a bike like this and buying this one gave me the opportunity to have one. It was in a pretty good shape. I had to fix the cranks during the summer because of some issues, and i had to buy a front brake. Other than that it was rideable from day one.

Its a 2013 model with 26 inch wheels and a fork with 100 mm travel. The plan is to use this bike for things like dirt jumping, street riding, trials and other technical riding. And to have a different bike to use when practicing stuff. Its nice to have a smaller bike when practicing stuff like jumping, doing manuals, bunny hops and other things. Those are skills i want to be able to do on my 29 inch hardtail as well. The other part i want to focus a lot on is trials and to see how far i can take it.


GT Avalanche Comp

I bought this bike in may, 2018. Needed a new bike and this what i bought. Its a cheaper bike but i really enjoy it. Its the first regular MTB that i have, that has disk brakes. Also the first bike i have with 29 inch wheels. It has a fork with 100 mm travel which is 30 mm more than my previous bike, and a small but nice step forward.

Those things i changed on it after buying was to mount a wider handlebar (800 mm) and a shorter stem to make things more comfortable and give better performance. I put a dropper post on it and thats one of the best things that ever happened to Mountain Biking. I use it a lot during my rides and makes things much easier, and more fun. I put better pedals on it to have some good grip while riding. I bought the NC-17 Sudpin I Pro pedals and i really like them.

This is my main bike, which i do most of my riding. I really enjoy riding it and having 29 inch wheels feels pretty ok. At least during less technical rides.


Getting things going

I have been working today setting things up with my blog. I don’t know if blogging is a big thing anymore with all that social media in existence. But i feel that i need a place to put my thoughts and other things regardless of how many visitors i get.

And i have decided to blog only in english, mostly because i need the practice thinking and writing in english. Its an important part of my work and also a good thing to keep working on for other reasons as well.

The purpose of this blog is to write about all kinds of things relating to my life. But for the moment i will be mostly focused on my health and my rehabilitation, mixed with things relating to my interests in Mountain Biking and BMX. Most of my posts this year will be about those things. And i will try to be as open as possible with most of the things that affects my life in one way or another.

I am hoping to post as often as possible. A few post every week would be nice, but i am happy if i manage to post at least once a week. I have tried blogging before and there have been long gaps between each post. Months, sometimes even more than a year.