Waiting for the Spring

March 22, 2022 6:14

Spring is late this year. There was so much snow this winter that it is taking time for it all to melt away.

Just a few weeks ago I was riding through a foggy winter landscape. Today it's almost +10C and snow is rapidly melting away. I've already strated to put my Surly Steamroller in summer mode with a few upgraded parts (more on that later).

Summer 2021

While waiting for the summer, I was just browsing through some photos from last summer. Here's one of my favourites:

Vintage MTB Monstercross with Carradice Bags

This my old mountain bike from the early 1990's. I got it when I was 10 or 11 years old. Last summer I repainted the frame and replaced all the parts except the headset.

Here it is in full touring mode. It turned out to be a really capable and super stable all terrain touring bike. I was going to put some bullmoose handlebars on it, but this Nitto randonneur bar works perfectly on it.

It's really comfortable for long days in the saddle. Last summer my longest day was about 145km in about nine hours.


Jaakko Naakka

Bikes and photography and general ramblings. In the middle of nowhere in southern Finland. CTO / Head of Development at Intunex, founder of Innota.