Today I went for a short “two hour” ride. This was the first time I really had a chance to see what difference the new wheels would make. I have to say it almost feels like riding a totally new bike. It is amazing what difference a simple thing like switching to a 2mm smaller diameter can make. The weather was windy, but it felt like the bike was flying almost all the time. Back home the average speed was almost 2km/h faster than what I had usually before. That is quite good since I tackled both the Rinnekoti and Velskola hills during the outing. At the end of the ride I bumbed into a former colleague who has been into endurance sports (orienteering, cycling, etc) for as long as I have known him. I tend to do most of riding alone or with strangers so it was really nice to ride with a familiar face for a change. So here is a shout out to Pasi K. if you happen to read this.