Cycling Year 2016 in Pictures

Despite the fact that 2016 was the worst cycling-wise, it still was an important year. I graduated finally, years late, but graduated. It was also the first summer having a car, which meant day-trips to places on nice sunny days. I promised I wouldn't go into any details, instead I will share some pictures from along the year.

In April 2016, I traveled to Denmark together with Skoda Fincycling Team, where the season opening races would take place with Slagelse Løbet and Team Cycling Ringsted og Ringsted kommunes åbne ROCKWOOL løb 2016

 Skoda Fincycling in Denmark 2016

Skoda Fincycling in Denmark 2016

 Early morning star for the first race

Early morning star for the first race

 Skoda Fincycling controlling the race early on

Skoda Fincycling controlling the race early on

The season opener in Finland followed a couple of weeks later in Turku with Simon muistoajot and TS Kortteliajot. The complete photo gallery for both in the photo gallery.

 A cold front with snow barely passed Turku, but the weather was all but dry and warm.

A cold front with snow barely passed Turku, but the weather was all but dry and warm.

 Happy faces after the finish

Happy faces after the finish

 Skoda Maantiecup started with the TS Kortteliajot

Skoda Maantiecup started with the TS Kortteliajot

 Jaakko Hänninen won the race with a great solo performance.

Jaakko Hänninen won the race with a great solo performance.

Then it was time to ride the bike myself.

 First long ride of the year, including a visit to Hovimäki

First long ride of the year, including a visit to Hovimäki

 And yes, we did even get some snow in April

And yes, we did even get some snow in April

In May I received my new bike, the Canyon Ultimate CF SLX 8.0 DI2.

 The 2016 Canyon Ultimate CF SLX 8.0 DI2

The 2016 Canyon Ultimate CF SLX 8.0 DI2

 I manage to ride plenty in May, both in rain...

I manage to ride plenty in May, both in rain...

 ... and shine

... and shine

In June the hours decreased dramatically, but still managed to take one or two pictures from along the routes.

Turku cycling summer
 Light ride-snack

Light ride-snack

In July I took a weekend trip to Tahko MTB and then a well earned 2 weeks vacation.

 Finnish Championships in medieval combat skills

Finnish Championships in medieval combat skills

 Enjoying food and wine on the balcony

Enjoying food and wine on the balcony

 Evening ride in July

Evening ride in July

 Crossing Aura river, the final step before getting home.

Crossing Aura river, the final step before getting home.

 Raseborg Castle

Raseborg Castle

The summer passed by pretty fast, and before we knew, the evenings became darker and darker...

 The Night of Ancient Bonfires marks the end of summer

The Night of Ancient Bonfires marks the end of summer

 Enjoying the Dude CF 9.0 EX

Enjoying the Dude CF 9.0 EX

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 Amazingly agile beast!

Amazingly agile beast!

 Dark skies

Dark skies

Suomen Joutsen

In September, we again had an MTB event and some final outdoor rides.

 Fiskars Village Trail Center opening event

Fiskars Village Trail Center opening event

 Castelli Nanoflex arm warmers doing their job

Castelli Nanoflex arm warmers doing their job

 Autumn colors

Autumn colors

In October I took my last outdoor ride for the 2016 season.

 Loooong shadows

Loooong shadows

So that was it, my cycling year 2016 in pictures. The year fortunately came to an end. I will end this post with a couple of shots from Turku, the most beautiful city in Finland. With this post I can finally leave 2016 behind and start looking forward. Thanks for reading!