Monday, January 23, 2012
Thursday, January 19, 2012
Friday, January 13, 2012
The womens road cycling event at the London Olympic Games will be interesting. It is likely that Pia Sundstedt will be the first ever Finnish woman to qualify. She needs to be among the top 100 in the UCI ranking on May 31, 2012.
"Each NOC with an athlete among the first 100 in the UCI world individual ranking of 31.05.2012 will receive one place."
Here is the development of Pia Sundstedt's UCI points and ranking, currently #82. The red line shows the UCI ranking (left) and the blue line the UCI points (right). The black dots show the points earned on the actual dates when the races were held. Read all about the races at Pia's blog.
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
Saturday, January 07, 2012
A few more pics from the CXVSM.
Looks like a similar setup as I use for riding trails, I mean the front fork (carbon fiber tubes?).
|Kari Weselius - Revving it|
|Aki Heinonen - At the finish|
|Santeri Teerihalme & Kimi - At the finish|
|Airto Vienola - Last corners|
|Keeping time - Frozen rhubarb?|
The very unofficial Finnish cyclocross championship was held today (at a proper UCI date) in Kaivoksela. More at the Fillari forum, the dedicated FB page and the Fixed Gear Blog. Not much mud, but snow and ice. Below a selection of different cornering styles (pics by me). It seems that the speedway style was the preferred one.
|Jussi Kulonpalo & Tuomo Telama|
I will load these and the rest to my Flickr ASAP. I arrived late so I did not have time to go around the track to find good spots, so most pics are from the same corner. Not very creative, but maybe next time... Results here.
Friday, January 06, 2012
Wednesday, January 04, 2012
The last couple of days I tweaked the design of my blog. Wanted to have a fresher and lighter look, instead of the previous black on black design. Overall I wanted to have less widgets and stuff. Originally I planned to put up a flash based portfolio, but it would be too much work to maintain all the different sites so I decided to stick with my Flickr.
I also sort of changed the name of the blog, from cYcLiNG`n´SH*T to VA-LO:VE-LO. Valo is Finnish and means light, I would obviously like to do some more photography in the future. But otherwise it is the same shit in a different package. Everything is not exactly as I would like it, but good enough considering I did it on a HP Mini in a couple of afternoons.