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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.
I rode early today to beat the heat, drove to Taninges a did a loop (cols de Joux Plane, Joux Verte, Encrenaz, Ramaz)
The last switchback, view of Mt Blanc and aiguilles de Chamonix
my computer said 38C at the end
Joux Plane & Mont Blanc, jaw dropping no matter how many times I see it.
I wasn't meaning to be disrespectful of the Spanish. It is me who should be able to make myself understood in Spanish rather! But I was very happy for this to happen on a ride with caring friends, and not when I was out alone, which I am most of the time. It took a long time before I was able to tell where I was and what time was. I couldn't even answer the doctor's question of who Norway's prime minister is (which of course I really do know..).
Thanks ultyguy! Very happy aswell. Very happy my helmet shielded me from further injury. I've been at complete rest for almost a week, and it is fun to see how fast my road rash can heal when I am not training and racing. After crashing last year healing what has now healed in a week took at least two weeks.
Also; WOW. There are some beautiful photos in this thread. It is great to look at them all.
Alloted 10 mins at the computer spent.. off I go!
An artificial lake and a damn, up on the mtns of Rethimnon
Connecting rides through small villages
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