The prominence of British cycling continued this month on our trip to Nuuksio in changeable weather. Instead of the long climbs and descents of Nuuksiontie, we chose the cyclists' dream of a road - Heinästie. I can't recommend this road highly enough, although the national park designated cycling route from Siikajärvi to Mustalampi that followed was distinctly unrideable in places.
The weather improved significantly after our arrival at Mustalampi, and finally we were given some peace and quiet in Nuuksio - we had the camping area and grill shelter to ourselves and all-in-all the surroundings were perfect. Red sky at night, cyclists' delight!
A couple of observations from me: on the way home we turned off of Turuntie after Bemböle and followed Kuninkaantie, went through Auroranpuisto (see the manor house below) and then towards Pitkäjärvi. From there we went our own ways home, but riding away from the traffic of Turuntie made a nice change and is an option for future rides for those coming from the Leppävaara direction.
Also, I felt guilty when I realised that the poor turn-out might have had something to do with my lack of advertising! As I've written before, there will always be sub-24... even if this blog is updated too close to the ride to be polite.
My lack of Twittering, Facebooking and Foruming this month may have kept someone away and for that I'm sorry. Please fill in the poll on the right about how you want to hear about the rides and I'll see if my internet allergy can be overcome.
And to all the cyclists out there, lock wheels to frame and frame to something immovable...