Spring is here

Now its not often a cyclist in Finland can update such topics in the first days of March. I am fortunate to be able to do it this year. Last year I did my first road bike ride 26th of March. Some years ago I was not able to begin the outdoor season until April. This year I got to type those words in my training calendar as early as 1st of March. I feel privileged and I have never been this excited before a season.  The GoExpo fair in Helsinki is also one of the first signs of spring. I visited the fair last weekend. And before you start scrolling I warn you, there are loads of pictures in this post.

 Not the most picturesque view, but a season opening is a season opening!

Not the most picturesque view, but a season opening is a season opening!

 Trainer sessions no more (hopefully...)

Trainer sessions no more (hopefully...)

 Today was really like spring, + 6 degrees and clear blue skies

Today was really like spring, + 6 degrees and clear blue skies

 That sky folks, is blue!

That sky folks, is blue!

 Covering your face is really a must since the air is heavily polluted with dust

Covering your face is really a must since the air is heavily polluted with dust

GoExpo 2015

Last weekend we went to the GoExpo fair in Helsinki. It's of course nothing compared to the big events in Europe, but still a good place to meet people and check out the new range of both bikes and clothing.

 Teemu Ramstedt ( IBD Cycling ) Giant Trinity

Teemu Ramstedt (IBD Cycling) Giant Trinity

 KTM has a new range of road bikes that really look good and fast

KTM has a new range of road bikes that really look good and fast

 The KTM Revelator Prestige Di2 weight 6,7 kg at just below 7 000 €

The KTM Revelator Prestige Di2 weight 6,7 kg at just below 7 000 €

 Canyon Speedmax CF 8.0 2015 edition looks fast

Canyon Speedmax CF 8.0 2015 edition looks fast

 The head tube is really massive

The head tube is really massive

 Yes, that's aero

Yes, that's aero

 Canyon Endurance CF 9.0

Canyon Endurance CF 9.0

 Canyon S14 VCLS 2.0 Seatpost

Canyon S14 VCLS 2.0 Seatpost

 Canyon V13 Stem

Canyon V13 Stem

 Canyon Aeroad CF

Canyon Aeroad CF

 Canyon Aeroad CF 2015 details

Canyon Aeroad CF 2015 details

 Canyon Aeroad CF 2015 stem looks really solid

Canyon Aeroad CF 2015 stem looks really solid

 Canyon Ultimate CF SLX Nairo Quintana Giro d'Italia edition

Canyon Ultimate CF SLX Nairo Quintana Giro d'Italia edition

 Single speed bikes racing. Guys did pretty well with more than 400 w during a minute.

Single speed bikes racing. Guys did pretty well with more than 400 w during a minute.

 Also got to test the Wattbike. Felt really good and in Finland you can get one for roughly 90 € per month if you don't want to buy it for yourself.

Also got to test the Wattbike. Felt really good and in Finland you can get one for roughly 90 € per month if you don't want to buy it for yourself.

Polar Event to Support the Cancer Foundation Finland

Fincycling was also visible in the GoExpo fair. Polar had a really nice campaign where they would donate 1 € per every kilometer ridden (with a Wattbike) to the Cancer Foundation Finland. During the weekend, several celebrities and cyclists were riding the Wattbike and collected in total 600€ for the foundation. Polar actually decided to double it up and ended up donating 1200 € to the Cancer Foundation Finland. That tells a lot about Polar as a company and their values, really great to see companies support good causes even during hard economic times. You can read more about the campaign here.

  I did my part on Saturday riding a couple of kilometers as well. Tried to look as if I wasn't bothered because of the heat. I was.

I did my part on Saturday riding a couple of kilometers as well. Tried to look as if I wasn't bothered because of the heat. I was.

I warned you about a massive amount of photos, didn't I?

So folks, it feels as everything will come to life again after the winter. I have a lot of interesting weeks and months to look forward to. So stay tuned. 

And just because you didn't have enough of pictures, I will add some more. Enjoy!

 River Aura, Turku

River Aura, Turku

 Morning coffee at the River Aura

Morning coffee at the River Aura

 Early morning, pre-ride coffee and the latest news and stuff from the world of cycling

Early morning, pre-ride coffee and the latest news and stuff from the world of cycling