1st and 2nd was held this past weekend, first day i started a bit sketchy since i didn´t have a lot of time on my bike after my surgery. But my riding got better and better but finishing on 19 points with both 1st and 2nd on 18 points wasnt very fun. Second day i rode on only 1 point until i had 3 sections to go when my fork snapped! I got second 2 points behind Joacim Nyman and was pretty pissed that my fork just cost me a win that i would have needed after the tight podium the day before.
Witch is why I needed to get surgery on both of my arms today due to basically having armpump from the moment i wake up in the morning to when i go to sleep. Hopefully they got it right and i will be back on my bike in 2 weeks! It´s going to be tight since the first 2 Swedish Championships is in 2 weeks and 4 days, but I have faith in my physical preparations and will hopefully manage to get a good start anyway!
Travelled down to Germany for the first comp of the year since the Swedish Championships starts quite late this year.
I still cant figure out how to deal with the difference in UCI compared to BIU witch often results in a very all or nothing type of riding. And the conditions in Germany with 15cm of mud on the ground and quite dangerous sections did not help! I finished on 19th place with is quite bad. My friend Joacim Nymann finished in 15th place and when i saw him ride the 1/2 finals i realized that even if I where to make that cut i still lack so much of the UCI specific techniques that is needed to be able to ride that type of comps. I better try to practice them a whole lot moore!
Really looking forward to this season, I’ve been doing alot of work in the gym during this winter and I have made alot of progress! Working with a new trainer really changed everything for the better and im super stooked on starting riding more outdoors. I just returned from a few days in France riding in Saix. I was not real keen on going back home to -15 degrees but the spring must find it´s way up to Sweden sooner or later:)
and iv’e had some time to reflect on this years comps. Im not that happy with my results abroad this year, but i won´t bore you with my analysis of that. I am well pleased with my riding at home soil though, last year i got second in one comp and won by small margins a few times. This year i had my fire back and was pretty much untouchable in every comp.
I literally went straight to the gym after my last comp, started working on this winters training together with a new personal trainer. We have already made quite alot of progress and im really stocked on next year already!
I also made my debut on the enduro track, and i night do one or two more comps during this winter:)
Thanks to all of my sponsors, friends and family for this year. See you in 2013!
The other riders came a bit close on the last race in the Swedish Championships series but a great last lap saved the day! 5 out of 5 comps won and ofcourse i´m very happy about that:) Now i got 9 titles, and im looking forward to some hard hours in the gym this winter and then im charging for no. 10!
Now it´s official, with maximum championships points my 9th title is now secured! this weeks comp was i though one with terrible weather and quite hard, long sections. But i rode quite good throughout the day even tho i came up just 1-2 seconds short in a few sections and earned me some 5s instead of cleans. But with over 20 points ahead of the rest i´m happy with my riding.
Finished 9th, 9th and 9th. And 9th.
Although the result was pretty darn consistent my riding was the opposite. Pretty bummed i couldn’t do better than last year but i´m going to take the good things with me and come back better next year!
#1 once again. With 2 rounds still remaining i am very close to getting my 9th title witch of course feels awesome!
Tried my big bike at the eurocup in Viborg Denmark! ended up third quite far behind so was´nt the best of days. But at least it was better than the European Championships in Germany the week after. Finished 8th after riding quite sketchy in the muddy slopes.