Sunday, August 1, 2010

Cake mania!

This saturday it was time for the ride to Karmansbo where they have a cake buffet, it's located some 70km from Ludvika and Tobbe had made a thread on Happymtb about the ride.

Almost 20 people from different parts around the area had decided to join in. The thread on Happymtb can be found here:

Some where between 10 and 11 am we were on our way, a group of riders had started earlier fron Sunnansjö, Tobbe, Alf and Bengt. Me and Daniel joined up in Ludvika.

It had been raining a few days but the forecast said it was supposed to clear up during the day at Saturday, there was some moist in the air but nothing that bothered. Here we pass Snöån.

Making the best to keep occupied, playing with the camera angles.

Short video, shaky!

A gray overcast, no insects in the air...

Tobbes fender bender.

Taking a self portrait, my yellow Kraftwerk Radioactivity bike jersey reflected well in Daniels glasses. =)

Oneof the better decents.

Getting closer to Malingsbo.

A short stop for coffee and a visit to the loo, interesting key chain!

We were in no hurry, but it was time to roll on.

Alf on his fixed bike.

Now we got on the bigger and more trafficked road.

There was one rider that was supposed to join us before Skinnskatteberg, but he got a flat so he had to change tire and tube. Since he couldn't come to us we went to him.

Old diesel pump.

Good thing we were in no hurry, some time to chit chat.

Finally we were on our way, again. Now we had to fixie riders. :)

Could the weather be clearing up?

What do you know suddenly the sun started to shine!

Now we were close! To our surprise we could notice there were some more riders turning in towards the manor.

Nice scenery.

Not bike friendly entrance, but nothing that could stop craving cyclists! =)

Bike stand.

This is how I got there:

Now we talking! Cakes and cookies in plenty! Time to make up for all those lost calories!

First plate.

Second, more cookies that cake this time.

Third plate. The meringue was one of the best I had tasted, usually not so fond of it.

The salon.

We did our best to try empty the plates but the staff kept the speed up and there was always more coming in.

The coffee machine.

Thought this fellow was thinking about moving in to my phone! Must like Android...

Outside again, the owner of the place wanted a group shot of us for their blog:

Here we are, from left to right:
42Hz, Ironman622, Bengt, the_TNT, mzi, rising, Kupa, Fikasvettot, Ryddan, Rippa, Mike å:s GF., mike å, Köpingsfredrik, alfsomfan, mks.

Karmansbo Herrgård.

With well filled bellies it was time to make the ride back home.

Still windy as one can see on the trees but the sun was shining.

Closing in in Skinnskatterberg from the other side, much nicer view.

Alf pedaling on, either he wanted or not! ;)

I rode on the road markings and the white reflecting paint transferred on to my wheels.

We didn't make it for the Asian buffet, no one got sad about that! ;)

In Skinnsberg.

We went the same way back home but reverse. ;)

Back in Dalarna again!

33km to Ludvika, not far now, more than half way home.

Blue skies!

Farming area.

Back at Malingsbo Camping again.

Not so shabby view.

Bengt's bike was invaded by a wasp! It refused to leave.

Short brake here again. We were craving something salty after all that sugary stuff. Alf bought peanuts to share.

Time to get going again.

Enjoying the scenery.

A bit narrow here and there on the road.

Still enjoying the views!

Ludvika suburbs! ;)


We were getting hungry again after some hours on the saddle, the Flamenco Pizzeria was next pit stop!

After that there were was just the matter of getting home for a well deserved hot shower!

All photos:

Plot on the way home_

The total distance spent, ended up at 145km. I hope this will be a yearly event! =)

Thanks to Tobbe for organising the event! And Thanks to the fellow riders! Hope all is good after the trip!


  1. Skönt att se att ni äter nyttigt när ni tränar så hårt! /Sari

  2. Well thank you! We also got posted on the Lindbergs Cykel blog where Ingrid calculated that we could eat 1,3 kg cookies and still not gain weight! :D With the energy I spent (rode some 47 km more) I could have eaten 2,0 kilos!

    I posted some photos in my blog.

    As long as there will be a buffet in Karmansbo there will be a ride there, promise! :)

  3. Mmmmm...delicious cake nom nom nom! Now that's a road ride I could like :-)

  4. Too bad the Asian buffet was closed. It must have been a real challenge getting home. :)

  5. Sari: Magen har väl mått bättre, skulle varit kul att mäta blodsockernivåerna före och efter buffén! :)

    Tobbe: Hehee.. That feat had been harder than the ride there and home! Looking forward to the next trip!

    Micke: It was simply scrumptious!!!

    Fikasvettot: Yes, that was a major let down and a blow to the morale but we made it anyway! :)

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