Just like every year, a mararhon around Lubin was in last days of August 2019. Some people ran 100 km or less, other used bicycles and also many different distances. It was my third start on this marathon, and like every year, I decided to ride 110 km, the longest one. Weather was great – especially in the morning. All day was sunny, without rain, but also hot, there was about 32 degree Celsius (~92 degree Fahrenheit).
It wasn’t race, but great marathon: you could choose start time (from 6am to 10am, every 30 minutes) and also choose path, but must visit all eleven control points. As every year, I rode some in forrest, some on roads, and also lost way few times. Theoretically the best option is to ride across the red trail, but some sections are terrible for gravel or cx bikes. Overall, it was fantastic day!
I visited Jizera Mountains again in this year. It was great time with a lot of hard cycling – not 100 km, but more that 2000 m uphill. Ufff, it was difficult, but amazing. I made a lot of personal records in many segments on Strava. Yep, it wasn’t most important, but it always something good. When next time? Maybe this year? Not sure, but want visit Jizera again! One info: tubeless saves me this time, but I disovered this after went back to home. I will wrote about that in one of next posts.
Start from Karpacz, Lower Silesia. Then go to Karkonosze Pass – the hardest climb for road cyclist in Poland. These moments with ascents more than 20%… It was terrible, but it was also so amazing. I really love mountains, I love riding on mountains. After this amazing experience, I downhill to Czech Republic, and then came back another way. It was great day.
As a very
active cyclist, I use computer bike. Tried many solutions during last year and
can say something about that. First was standard, digital Sigma, but without
any connections, any synchronization etc. It was just simple, wireless computer
bike with speed and cadence sensors. Then I tried to use old Sony Xperia. It
supports ANT+, it’s small and can work some time on battery. Good? Not exactly,
it was terrible. After that I use two watches – Garmin Vivoactive and
Vivoactive HR after upgrade. Of course, both with special adapter. The last was
Bryton, and this is small review of this computer bike.
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I wrote about road bike and CX bike comparison about two years ago. I wrote also about comparison CX bike and mountain bike. In my opinion, CX bike can be good alternative for both of them. After these two years, my opinion is the same. I have some additional observations: gravel bikes are better. And it’s probably the best bike in the world, most universal, the best for most of the users. Especially for cyclist from my country, from Poland, when “MTB is the king”. But things change, and it seems that gravels will be the most popular bike type. Read to see why.
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