Every year it's the same. We struggle with the winter related depression while wishing for better times. It's weird how one month without riding feels like a whole year. Time is passing by slowly.
Though there are some things you can do. First of all I usually try to find a indoorspot. When that fails (which it usually does), I try to ride outside in the cold. Then the snow comes. No problem, I shovel my whole tenniscourt, tired after shoveling tons of snow I ride home, go to bed. Sleep and wake up the next day just to witness that it's snowing again. At that point you can't even think clearly, you just want to ride no matter of what it takes. That's when you call up one of your friends, tell him to pack his bike while you find a cheap flight to Portugal. In Portugal a month feels like one week, thats why I stayed for two. Riding in the nice weather, laughing and having fun with Aet and the locals Bento, Wilson and David. Jamming with riders as Valter, Pedro and Shane.
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Now I am back in Sweden and I thought the rest of the winter would be easier after this, but no. No matter how much I feed my soul it's still going to be hungry for more, that proves how strong your love for the sport is. If you haven't been to Portugal - it's worth a trip. Anyway, here are some pictures and reasons to go to Faro, Portugal to ride.
- During my stay it rained about five times.
- You can almost always ride in t-shirt, at least if you are used to the Swedish weather.
- The locals are good riders and people!
- Some of the people there have never seen snow!
- Pinheiro e rosa! My favorite spot in the whole world.
- Rocklines hot bartender!
You can contact me if you are looking to go there. And I will hook you up with some of the people.
Big thanks to Bento, Wilson, Aet, Colin, Shane, Valter, Pedro and David for making my stay there two of the best months in my life.
Photo Gallery: David in Portugal