I spent four days last week in Lærdal, Sognefjorden in Norway on a training camp with friends. We'd driven by car to Øvre Årdal to avoid tunnels and then commence our rides Friday and Saturday.
Friday crossing Tindevegen (50-1300 m) with its relentless incline and switchbacks, then descending to Turtagrø, Fortun and Skjolden in another part of the Sognefjord, heading back to Turtagrø and then over the Tindeveg back to Øvre Årdal. Lots of beautiful scenery, some of the most beautiful views in all of Norway.
Saturday we were to do the same ride almost, but with threshold efforts. After about five hours in the saddle I managed to crash on the final descent. In one of the 13% switchbacks I've been told I lost all my grip and crashed. I can not remember a thing of it, nor the visit at the local ER or having dinner with the boys in the evening. I didn't really come to myself until the morning after when my short term memory returned. I was still not remembering all from the past two weeks, and the previous 2-3 days were all just a blur. Fortunately I was given proper medical care and taken well care of by my friends. Not sure how I would have managed on my own and in a country like Spain were so few can understand English.
Also towards Skjolden.
One of many beautiful waterfalls. This one in Utladalen nearby Hjelle.
On my way to Tyin, looking down at Øvre Årdal. The last thing I can vaguely remember, a couple of hours before my crash.
I took a photo of myself after the crash. Can't remember it! I look somewhat distressed.