Today I wanted to give my family a little something back.
I grabbed my Niner One-nine single speed, put some air in the tyres and rode the first 20km`s of my 35km ride today solo.
When I came home, my youngest son was in his kit and bike at the ready. I could see the anticipation in his face. We have ridden this particular route several times before, but like me he was now riding it as a part of the Rapha festive 500!
The reason why I wanted to do this with my son, is because he has been asking to tag along all week. So today was his day.
The weather was a lot like the weather me and Espen had endured on our imperial century ride but maybe a little colder.
Sebastian rode like a champion, I could see he was getting tired but he has inherited his dads` stubbornness and didn`t complain once.
They have a saying here in Norway that says " There isn`t such a thing as poor weather, just poor clothing ".
When we got home we were so cold that the warm shower stung our legs and fingers.
After the shower, I made the whole family a British brunch consisting of bacon and eggs, chips, beans and HP sauce.
Thanks to the gents and ladies at Rapha for the inspiration and here are my redemption statistics.
Distance: 502,9 km
Calories burned: 13,783
Total saddle time: 24:22:29
Elevation climbed: 4702m
Average temperature 4 degrees Celsius
Here is today's Video, featuring today's hero Sebastian.