_73 Wet, Wild and Windy in Bymarka

07/03/15

Route map here


After going out riding on my own on Friday, I asked Tarjei if he would like to go for a ride on Saturday, I had spoken to him a fair bit before and knew he rode a lot but had never actually rode with him before so though it was about time we did! At the last minute, late on Friday night Jan asked if I was going out for a ride so he joined us too.

When we met the weather was rather overcast but not too bad. We decided to do basically the same route I had done the day before since we knew the trails were clear, well at least possible to ride, not necessarily ‘clear’. The difference being, yesterday it was nice and sunny but today the weather came in. As we got to the top of the first trail the wind suddenly picked up really strong and the rain started coming in sideways! We got soaked.

This also meant that that the ice on the forest road was super slippery meaning Jan had a couple of falls, even at snail speed. We added in a couple of little extra pieces of trail, including a detour up to the top of Høvringberget which was certainly worth it, such a great trail, a perfect example of what I would consider ‘Norwegian trails’.

Still quite sheltered in the lower parts of the woods, the rain was coming down though, we just had not found the wind yet
Still quite sheltered in the lower parts of the woods, the rain was coming down though, we just had not found the wind yet
So for some reason Jan looks relatively happy, however as you will see in the next photo, I have a much more appropriate expression for the wet and windy conditions at the top
So for some reason Jan looks relatively happy, however as you will see in the next photo, I have a much more appropriate expression for the wet and windy conditions at the top
It was blowing a gale and I was freezing
It was blowing a gale and I was freezing
The view from the top of the second hill we went up, pretty grey over the Fjord
The view from the top of the second hill we went up, pretty grey over the Fjord
And behind me Jan and Tarjei are excited about something
And behind me Jan and Tarjei are excited about something
This is what they had spotted, the trail that takes you down the other side of the hill has a pretty steep start however the trail itself looks great, one to try in the future
This is what they had spotted, the trail that takes you down the other side of the hill has a pretty steep start however the trail itself looks great, one to try in the future
Tarjei still with a smile despite the shit weather
Tarjei still with a smile despite the shit weather
I love this trail and tried to get a couple of photos to give you an idea of what it is like. There is a thick green forest floor which just feels so nice and fresh with one thin ribbon of brown (orange when the sun is on it) trail winding its was through it
I love this trail and tried to get a couple of photos to give you an idea of what it is like. There is a thick green forest floor which just feels so nice and fresh with one thin ribbon of brown (orange when the sun is on it) trail winding its was through it
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Tarjei
Jan
Jan
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