I don’t trust Mr Trump. I think he is bad for US.  Enough about that now.

I bought my flight tickets this week.  SEK 7000 .  When I was looking into this in early January the price was 4200.  Huge increase.

Before, my only critera for buying tickts was it has to be cheap.  Usually that means long waits on airport like Heathrow in UK, Frankurt in Germany.  This time I became lazy or convenient.  I got a direct flights with SAS, both to Chicago and home from New Orleans.  Age is ticking in!

What else, I am leaving on 21 June and be back to Europe on 28th of July.  Yes, I do have a lot of vaccination days.  As most Swedish white collar workers I have 30 days off,  Except bank holidays, plus compensation for ovetime. It is good life in Sweden.

I am a memeber of Warmshowers. I hope to connect to some Warmshowers on this trip.  I really love to host cyclist when I can in Eskilstuna.  ANyone passing by, don’t hesitate to contact me.  I am a good host and guide.

Next thing to do is to take car of my bike.  Need to replace some parts.  I have already taken care of my roadbike. First ride outside was last Sunday.



This year theme for cykelupplevelser 2017

Have been doing some research about my cycling this summer.  As far as I know it will be warm or even hot and humid.  That is something I like. Does it affect my health? I don´t know.  Will I meet hostile Americans because of Mr Trumps anti imigration idea. Probably not.   But I do hope I will meet a lot of “ordinary” Americans and hear their opinion about if it make a difference.

Enoght said about politics. This years theme will probably be music, food and beer.  Starting in Chicago it will give me an opportunity to experience some Chicago blues and taste Chicago authentic food.  Moving through Ohio and West Virigina I hope to taste some interesting locak organica food.  Coming to Nashville after 16 days it is time to hear country & western music and the taste of Tennessee. Finally arriving to New Orleans time for jazz and cajun food.

Also. I  am looking for micro breweries on my way.  I think I can make some detours to taste some local crafted beers.

You can follow my trip here.

To my readers: if you are on my suggested route and wants to meet a Swedish cyclist, contact me.  Always interested to meet new people.  Here is my planned route.

Cycle Experience 2017

I have made up my mind about cycle experience 2017. Going back to US.  Starting  25th of June in either New Orleans or Chicago.  Direction depends on the prevailing wind direction.

if my readers have suggestions of interesting stops on the way tell me. I know I will stay at least one night in Nashville.

Thoughts on coming cycle experience

Now that my text and pictures are up from cycle experience 2016 UK I am in a process of thinking about my next trip.  I also  finished my English text from my trip in Finland 2014.

Here it it is adequate to ask my visitors and readers what they could recommend.  I have 4-5 weeks of from work in July. Where to go and why.   Has to be warm, has to be outside Europe.


And soon it all begins

A few days left before cycle experience take off. My bicycle is boxed. by the way it costs SEK 400 with Norwegian to take a bike.

Ok, I fly to Edinburgh on Wednesday. I be there early afternoon, 2.30.  I fix my bike there and cycle to Glasgow. Never done that before. I imagine it takes 4-5 hours.  I go directly to Brew Dog bar near Kensington museum for a beer. Then I go visit my daughter Linn.

I tell you all this in case you are living somewhere between the airport and Glasgow. You can easily stop me for a chat or a beer.

Looking forward to this adventure.



Cycle Experiences 2016

Text and pictures now available in both English and Swedish for all travels.

Some ieas about cycling experience 2016 . England in June?  summer, warm weather, cold beer.  Starting in Glasgow and then stealth camping all the way down to Brighton.  1400 km in 21 days.

Need to read more Lonely planet books.

Sorry for my English writing. It is not the best, I know.

This is my plan for this summer.