Tour de France -> European Championships

Thank you for the show TDF. 3 weeks passed fast and normally I feel guilty sitting inside watching the race when it´s beautiful weather outside. The combination heat and Morris has been horrible so I was forced to spend most days inside.
Luckily TDF delivered really good weeks of cycling. To finally have a Swede in the peloton again made it even better. Tobias Ludvigsson showed his strength in the front of the peloton working for their sprinter in Groupama – FDJ, Arnaud Démare. The reward finally came on stage 18 when they claimed the victory.

Empty feeling today now that it´s over and I can only imagen how the Tour guys are feeling…

Next thing on schedule for most riders is the European Champioinships.
That´s also the next thing on my schedule as I will be commentating the races on SVT (Swedish television).
Can´t wait to get back into it and follow the Swedish riders.
We know Tobias is in good form, but can he recover in time before the time trail on Wednesday 8 of August?
Already this Sunday you can follow our best chance for a medal when the womens road race is on. Emilia Fahlin has shown strong form this season and hopefully the team can back her up to be on podium.

You find the whole Swedish selection here.

Information about the courses here.

Throwback to my last Championship
Throwback to my last Championship

Emma

“NOT MUCH IS HAPPENING…”

Hours turning into days, weeks and suddenly we are more than a month further!
Don´t know where the time is going but it feels like it´s flying.
This blog seemed a good idea at first as I would have lots of time being a mum and spending most of my time at home, but I´m not sure anymore?!

I do have lots of time, but it´s nothing like I thought it would be.

Days passes like; “Not much is happening but I get nothing done”

To be Morris mum is the most amazing thing and I love him to bits. Nothing feels more important and he gives me butterflies of happiness when I watch him.
My struggles is to get my mind on something else. It´s like he is filling my whole head!

To write a blog has been on my “to do list” every day this last 6 weeks but I can´t think of anything interesting to write about.

Maybe it will come, maybe not… Or maybe you have a wish?!

Emma

ABLOC CAMP

To be a part of an amazing weekend of cycling again made my batteries fully charged.
Didn´t even know I had missed it that much and even though me and my new “partner in crime” Morris stayed at home when the others went riding we still loved it!
Just to get to hang with cyclists again was enough to feel like one again.

The first trip outside Norway for Morris too and he loved it. As long as the car was moving he was asleep and the great location of the hostel in Makrillviken, Smögen were we stayed was just to good to be true!

Thank you Mattias for inviting us to ABLOC camp and hope that we can join the rides next time!

Emma

SOURDOUGH

Brekkytime

I love new challenges. That was what always drove me during my career as a cyclist, and it´s what drives me now as well! When things get boring and I feel to comfortable I look and strive for changes.
My situation at the moment is very different from what I have been used to. To be a mum is the most amazing thing I have ever experienced but while Morris is still so little it´s a limit to how much that happens… Sleep, eat, change diapers, eat, sleep, change diapers, eat…. and so the day goes…

Even though I sort of have my hands full I felt like I wanted something to do on the side while spending so much time at home. So when my parents were here last week my dad brought “a baby” from his sourdough (my dad is sort of a sourdough master) Maybe that´s a bit cheating but I still need to keep it alive and get it to do the magic when baking with it…

My first attempt was a hazelnut whole-wheat bread with apricot.

Day one (in the evening) I used the sourdough base that I got from my dad and made the “pre dough”. I store it warm over night and hoped (fingers crossed) to wake up to a bubbly dough that was ready to bake with!
It worked and this is how I spent my day baking my first ever sourdough bread:

The recipe I used from the cookbook “Bröd Bröd”
Ingredients
All into a bowl
Let´s wait 3-4 hours…
Bigger!
After raising for 2 more hours in a towel it´s time to bake.
Pretty Happy with the result
Perfect!
Taste even better than it looks!

Sourdough bread is so tasty and it definitly feels like a better choice for a bread lover like me!

Emma