What to wear, what to wear…

This is always a bit of a problem when riding- your right there in the elements and even slight weather changes can have a big effect at 100km/h.  Norway takes this problem to new levels. 

The massive and fast elevation changes take you from lovely, sunny +23C weather,

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zooming up above the treeline,

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and then finally to the glacier lake, snow, and near freezing temperatures.

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All this before sending you right back down less than an hour after you started.

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As if to apologise for this particular run (don’t get me wrong- it was AWESOME!), the little tourist town of Lom is in the valley.  If you’ve ever been to Banff in Canada, you’ll recognise Lom.  Despite being very touristy it’s a great place to walk around, with lovely natural and man-made sights.

The Lom stave church is a standout.

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As is the creek with it’s pedestrian bridge.

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The number one, must see, cannot miss destination in Lom is The Bakeriet I Lom, or Lom Bakery.  They bake all their bread and pastries in wood fired ovens and they know how to bake.  I mean they-could-teach-french-bakers-something kind of good.

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It was a good thing I got there kind of late in the day since I went back three times and only didn’t make it four or more because they were closed.


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