In the past two weeks I was in Finland, thinking: ‘When the snow doesn’t come to me, I will go to the snow instead!’ That wasn’t the main reason though. I needed to travel to Finland as a speaker at the International Winter Cycling Congress 2020 which was held in Joensuu, the capital of North Karelia. This city, a 450 kilometre long train ride from Helsinki (where there was no snow), was an excellent location to brush up my skills for cycling in the snow. I will make a post and a video of the conference days and the pre-conference meeting with cycle tour in Helsinki, but since I only got back last Sunday I had no time to do that yet.
To give you an appetizer I did make two videos of the ride from my apartment to the venue where the Winter Cycling Congress was held. Since there are fans of the 360 videos and people who rather see ordinary videos, I made a video for each of those groups. They are two different rides on two different times and locations.
My ride in Joensu as a 360 video.
The same ride (on a different day and time) as an ordinary video.