Today I went for a third ride of the week. Instead of the normal loop around lake Bodom I decided to opt for something different. Despite the headwind coming homeward riding east turned out to be a good decision. Just as I was getting in to my rhythm a black bike zoomed by. I had a quick look at the rear and spotted the unmistakable form of a charbon bike. I caught up and started chatting with the rider. It turned out Antti P. had just bought and built up a RB002 from CarbonZone. With the chinarello connection we had plenty to talk about and ended up riding together for almost 50k.. It was a real pleasure since Antti is genuinely nice fellow and I also got to see some secret roads. So, maybe it was proven that the charbon riders are a special breed and despite being quite rare species they do exist out there.