Monday, February 27, 2012

Sub-24, March and April

SNOWSHOEING: SUNDAY 4TH MARCH, OITTA, 11:20 AM (that's when the bus arrives).
Cyclists can meet at the Shell in Bemböle at 10:45. If you have any doubts, have a look at this. Further infortmation is below. I'll bring stuff for coffee, Florian will bring the stove?! See you there...

I've been meaning to put my ideas here for ages and now I noticed next weekend is sub-24 weekend, so...

Rather than a repeat of last month's minus-degrees-sleeping-bag adventure, something different: get up, have breakfast, bike to Oittaa (also bus 86 runs from Espoon keskus station), hire some snowshoes, walk off into the forest for a while, get the stoves out, make some coffee/tea/porridge/noodles/etc., walk back, return the snowshoes, back on the bikes, home for dinner. Keep moving - keep warm. Whoever is interested is invited. Sub-24 Saturday is this coming Saturday, 3rd March, but also Sunday is fine with me - or suggest a different date in March for negotiation in the comments below.

April 6th is Good Friday, so perhaps not the best weekend for sub-24. How about Friday 30th March for a trip to Rastila? I mentioned it in a post earlier - a city ride (on asphalt even?) followed by a night in a cottage, sauna, swimming (although I might have been misled about the bar). Saturday 31st is also possible if someone prefers. Prices for cottages are here. I'll book as soon as anyone tells me thay want to come. Assuming they have free cabin. Remember, the fast eat the slow.

The picture is from Nuuksio on April 9th last year. Roll on the summer... says Lee.

Friday, February 10, 2012

It's Oscar season... we are proud to present:

The 2012 Sub-24 Oscars

1. The award for best presentation goes to... Lee!

A man constantly in search of the most stylish yet practical solutions, whether it comes to his bike itself, its accessories, clothing and even his blog posts!

(Sorry Lee, the above pictures are not that convincing, are they? If you have better ones, please add/replace!)

2. The Sisu award goes to... Robin, Hubert, Lee and Florian

Cycling and camping by -10, now that's hard!

3. The hangover award goes to... Xavier!

This one needs only a picture as an explanation...

4. The luxury item award goes to... Charles!

Items included saucisson, foie gras, Polish honey vodka... and Zuzanna!

5. The most-fun-section-of-road-to-ride-on award goes to... Kunnarlantie

6. The most creative conversation topics award goes to... Dima!

Topics included submarines that run on potatoes, Chilean banana choppers, and his mother's ability to give the same word a 100 different meanings through creative use of intonations.

7. The Jeannie Longo award to recognise female cycling goes to... Sonja and Zuzanna!

So far, the only two women to be tough (stupid?) enough to join us!

8. The Billy Ocean award goes to... Florian (aka The Beast)!

Never before has the famous line "When the going gets tough, the tough get going" applied more suitably than to this half-man half-creature. 

So that's it for this year folks. I fully expect acceptance speeches during your next appearance at a Sub-24! 

Do you think there's a glaring omission in this list? Want to suggest your own award? Please do use the comment section to that effect!