Hour World Record

World record, trike one hour time trial Sorry about the long silence in the blog, the record attempt really took place as planned on 6th August. It was a successful attempt, I set the new World Record, 591 meters better than the previous one, which had been recorded one month...…

World Championship 2016

2016 World Championships are now finished and I’ve recovered enough to find the energy to write some kind of summary of the experience. Thing is that just the long journey, 3000 kilometers on the highways taxed me quite a lot. But still, it was a great experience, I learnt a...…

World Championships

Trike is slowly aproaching the final race appearance, or should I say the final appearance for this year. I think I’ve found a pretty good and comfortable riding position, which should be quite decent aerodynamically, too. …

Cannes track

On last Friday evening I went to Cannes “Louison Bobet” cycling track for training and testing 170 mm cranks. This is a 850 meters long triangular and asphalt surfaced, non-covered cycling circuit with a small incline/decline. A bit windy, but otherwise very nice “soiree”. …

Power meter pedals

Look was the first manufacturer that introduced clipless pedals in 1984 and ever since Look Keo has been one of the most popular road bike pedal. Now, in 2016, they have introduced the second generation of their power meter pedals, Keo Power. …

New partners

Velosport and LOOK have joined to the Teamheimonen project, which means that the grand time trial champion Raimo will advice me on training and race preparation. This will obviously be a remarkable benefit for the project! …

More Photos

On Sunday morning the legs were tired, so I decided to take it very easy, no intervals, just low heartrate easy cruising. It seems that new riding position needs some adaptation before the legs and body start behaving “normally”. Nevertheless I rode 60 km and climbed almost 800 m, a...…

Photos

Finally received the trike on Thursday, assembled it in the evening and made some 30 kms of test rounds on Cannes bike ring on Friday evening. Today I rode the first 70 km on road, including some moderate hills and took some photos. …

Wheel Energy

Wheel Energy Oy provides tire and wheel testing services to the world class cycling teams and bicycle, motorcycle, ATV and UTV industries. They are trusted by SKY Team, Michelin, Trek and Specialized among many others. I am proud to announce that Wheel Energy is now partnering also with Team Heimonen! …

Nordic Recumbent Championships 2016

Recumbent Racing Finland hosts the premiere Nordic Championships race for recumbents and velomobiles in the first weekend of August. The race location is Nokian Tyres Test Track, Nokia, Finland. I have compiled an information page for that event: Race info …

Two more weeks

Just received a status update concerning my trike: it’s supposed to be ready within two weeks. Yes!! Teaser image below. …

One more Reason

A colleague sent me an interesting link, which claims that leg power is the ultimate goodie for your brain! It’s one more reason to keep on riding, keep on moving through whatever obstacles may rise. …

Crankset

Mårten sent photos of the short carbon crankset that CARBONTRIKES has customized for my future racing trike. It’s probably one of the lightest triple cranksets on the planet, if not THE lightest: less than 700 grams with 53-39-30 chainwheels. …

Movember

It’s November, hairiest month of the year. Once again I have joined Movember campaign for a good cause: to help men live happier, healthier, longer lives. I think You should join Movember too, and this is why: …

On the air

It seems that I managed to get this site up and running ahead of schedule. While looking for and selecting a hosted platform for website with blogging features, I ended up using Jekyll and Github, which requires little bit of coding when setting things up, but should provide a rock-solid...…

Build has started

Just received an email from CARBONTRIKES with a photo of the custom handlebar for my trike. However, they asked me NOT to publish the photo - it’s still a secret prototype part. …

Trainerroad

Some time ago I noticed that my old Elite eMotion rollers are now supported by Trainerroad program. Decided to try it and bought the necessary ANT+ adapter for my laptop, installed the software and subscribed the service. Et voila! …