Helsinki-Satakunta-Helsinki 600 km brevet seuranta 2020

(päivitetty 7.6. kello 20:58)

12. Helsinki-Satakunta-Helsinki 600 km brevet alkoi lauantaina 6.7.2020 kello 8:08. Tapahtumaa voi seurata somessa #hsh600, tällä sivulla ja kartalla.

Numero Nimi Control 4 Finish
1 Antti Ahde 23:35 15:10
2 Antti Hämäläinen DNF
3 Antti Pietilä 1:09 15:10
4 Arto Sundström 23:50 18:14
5 Jaakko Kiviranta 1:50 20:05
6 Jan Kruse 23:35 15:10
7 Jyrki Rasinperä 1:09 18:23
8 Kaj Rehnman 1:09 19:30
9 Kimmo Aho 23:45 19:30
10 Kimmo Rasinperä 1:32 18:23
11 Matti Jutila 23:45 16:48
12 Miika Kainu 23:03 17:48
13 Mika Härmä 23:45 16:53
14 Mikko Kainu 23:03 17:48
15 Pasi Ryhänen 0:31 20:22
16 Pekka Eronen 23:45 16:48
17 Pekko Jaatinen 23:45 16:48
18 Pompo Stenberg DNF
19 Sampsa Puikkonen 23:45 19:53
20 Stefan Sirkiä 23:45 16:48
21 Taneli Myllykoski 0:00 18:04
22 Tatu Edelmann DNF
23 Timo Sali 0:15 20:53
24 Mikko Akkola 23:45 16:48


Values of the Transcontinental race are good values – and how we cheat

(Updated 9.1.2020 at 20:05)

Disclaimer: Opinions here are my own and should not be mistaken to be anything else. I am not affiliated with the Transcontinental race or related organizations and I am organizing cycling events of my own.

I don’t know how many people read their T-shirts. Considering what kind of T-shirts people usually wear, I think very few do. Hence I don’t know how many have noticed the words ’Autonomy, Integrity, History, Ecology, Creativity, Technology, Community’ in the back of the TcrNo7 T-shirt. The words, excluding ecology and creativity, were first noted in the back of TcrNo5 T-shirt and, for what I know, haven’t been seen elsewhere.

The words are meant to describe the race, each theme being part of what makes it the whole. I’ve participated all the seven races so far. In this post I will try to describe what these words mean to me and why they matter to the Transcontinental race and all unsupported events. I will focus on issues around Rule 2, no 3rd party support, and autonomy. I will not include names in the examples, as I often don’t remember or know them, but some of you may be able to figure them out anyways. I also assume that anyone reading this has some kind of basic idea of what the Tcr is. A bare minimum would be the Transcontinental’s official videos describing race, spirit of the race and rule 2. Enjoy.

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Talvipäivänseisaus 2019 tulokset

ajelijaTampereDNF (215 km)ReittiKuvat
Antti AhdeTampere261 km

Antti Nissinen alias MyrtillusTampere212 kmReitti
Antti OllilaTampere202 kmReitti

Antti RasinenTampereDNF (124 km)

Antti UusitupaTampere215 kmReittiKuvat
Ari KakkoOulu242 kmReitti
Asko LindénTampereDNF (180 km)Reitti
Atte AhtiTampere

Esa SalonenTampere242km

FuugaTampere235 kmReitti
Heikki KerppiläTampere166 kmReittiKuvat
Heikki R Tampere188 km

Henrik LuukkonenOuluDNF (151 km)Reitti
J-PTampere356 kmReitti
Jaakko LTamperednf

Jaakko ValaskiviTampere166ReittiKuvat
Jarno silvast (jarppi)Tampere221 km

Joel LindholmTamperedns

Joonas A. MäkeläTampereDNF (220 km)

Jorma RaitanenTampereDNS

Jouko LuokkalaTampere177 km

Juha HolmiTampere185 kmReitti
Juha-Petteri Elo (peten)Tampere208 kmReitti
Jussi KyllönenTampere244 kmReittiKuvat
Jyrki TurunenTampereDNF (214 km)Reitti
JyrkiRTampere187 km

Kalle LehtisaloTampere242 kmReitti
Kalle Virtanen Tampere185 km

Kim HeikkinenTampere354 kmReitti
Kimmo AhoTampereDNF (155 km)

Kimmo RasinperäTampere174 kmReitti
Lammy/Matti Kangaspuro Tampere208 kmReitti
Lauri LaineTampere242 kmReitti
Leo HätönenTampereDNS

Maria LuostoTampere212 km

MarkusATampere251 km

Marno HanttuTampere216 kmReitti
Matti JutilaTampereDns

Matti KoivurantaOulu242 kmReitti
Matti LupariOulu245 kmReitti
Matti P.TampereDns

Mauri KonttilaTampere320 kmReitti
Miika KainuTampere280 km

Mika HärmäTampereDNF (221 km)Reitti
Mika Similä Tampere188 km

Mikael LuukkonenOuluDNF (153 km)

Mikko MäkipääTampere266 kmReittiKuvat
Minna TakalaTampere166 km

missileTampere242 kmReittiKuvat
Niko TanskaTampere233 kmReitti
Pasi AhoTampere222 km

patrik appelOulu159 km

Petri AhtiTampere225 kmReitti
Petri Latva-Rasku Tampere242 kmReitti
Petri LietzenTampere243 km

Saku KorhonenTampereDNS

Sami JokinenOulu242 kmReittiKuvat
Sami MartiskainenTampere354 kmReitti
Sami Pusa Tampere202 kmReitti
Sampsa PuikkonenTampere164 kmReitti
Samuli Mäkinen Tampere354 kmReitti
Samuli Räisänen (TeamDamas)Tampere177 km

Tapio-T Vintage Velo RandonneurTampereDns

Tatu ETampereDNF (214 km)Reitti
Teemu KulmalaTampere251 kmReitti
TeemuHTampere190 km

Tero LinnanenTampere234 km

Tero NiemeläOuludns

Timo JahnukainenTamperednsReitti
Timo KärjäOuluDNS

Timo SaliTampere238 km

Tommi NummelinTampere158 kmReitti
Toni MahilainenTampere223 kmReitti
Tuomas VaaralaOulu162 kmReittiKuvat
Tuomo LempiäinenTampere235 kmReittiKuvat
VenniTampere200 km

Vesa-Pekka TuomaalaTampere167 kmReitti

Seuraa Transcontinental racea 2019 #tcrno7

Transcontinental race 2019 #tcrno7 ajetaan Burgasista (Bulgaria) Brestiin (Ranska). Kontrollit ovat Bulgariassa, Serbiassa, Italiassa (osa reitistä Itävallassa) ja Ranskassa. Tapahtuma alkaa lauantaina 27.7. Mukana on neljä suomalaista.

Reitin pituus on noin 4000 km ja aikaa on 15 päivää ja 17 tuntia. Osallistujia on noin 300, joista suurin osa ajaa yksin ja noin 30 pareina. Osallistujat ajavat ilman ulkopuolista apua eli myös seuraajien internetissä antama apu on kielletty. Kannustaa saa, mutta osallistujille ei saa antaa apua tai tietoa, joka voisi vaikuttaa suoritukseen.

Suomalaiset osallistujat:

Tapahtuman etenemistä voi seurata (esimerkiksi) livenä, tapahtuman sivulla, Dotwatchersissa, Instagramissa tai Twitterissä.

Seuraamisessa kiinnostavia asioita ovat esimerkiksi kalusto- ja reittivalinnat. Lisäksi seurattavaa riittää ylipäätään siitä miten eri tavoin osallistujat lähtevät ajamaan Euroopan halki ilman ulkopuolista apua.

Transcontinental race 2019 – complete kit list

Same old story. Another year, another Transcontinental race and another kit list. Much the same, but quite a bit new too. I recommend you also read my previous entries from 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015 and 2014 as I will refer to them. For a few more photos from this year check this link.

Over all it is the same old frankenbike. Tunturi F500 hybrid frame from 2003 with very few original parts. In a real frankenbike fashion it now has different pair of brake pads (Swisstop stopped making old V-brake model and I had one pair left) and, again, different quick releases.


The basics are SON hub dynamo, Powertap rear hub, Campagnolo/Shimano mix of 10 speed 50/34 cranks and 12-30 cassette. Tires are new 28 mm GP 5000s.


Lights are B&M IQ-X and Sinewave beacon. Also Lupine Piko as backup for downhills and gravely sections. Once again GoPro for downhills and other sections where I prefer not to stop or slow down for photos or videos.


Tail lights are 2 B&M Seculas and for blinding people also a Niterider solas.

There were quite a bit of changes from last year in terms of bags. Carradice saddlebag, Missgrape top tube bag and Apidura food pouch are old, but all the other are different. The frame really can’t fit any proper frame bag so I switched back to Deuter’s that leaves full access to water bottles. Or so I thought. Their model had changed since the last one and the (permanent) attachment strap happens to be at exactly same position with Missgrape top tube pack’s. Good enough, but looks a bit silly. I switched Alpkit accessory bag to Apidura’s fork bag as I happen to have plenty of space for everything this year. This bag rubs my feet a little less while pedaling and doesn’t add extra bulk. The new Apidura handlebar bag limits usage of handlebar a bit, but I kind of got used to using the aerobars and handlebars while climbing last year. It is mostly for food as the side pockets are easy to access on the go.


The dashboard had changed a bit with higher mounts for the aerobars. This time I have the remotes in place where they are, relatively, easy to access from aero position and while climbing with hands on the aero pads.

Symmetry is slightly better than last year.


I did quite a few changes to wirings. I remade all the connectors, wired lights in parallel and did quick release for the dynamo. Now I can use 0, 1 or 2 headlights and 0, 1 or 2 tail lights without doing any changes to wiring even though I lose a bit of the maximum light brightness. Both lights also have full length cables so that they can be easily attached directly to dynamo in case there are problems with the connectors.


Equipment on me has mostly been replenished since last year. New shoes as the old ones broke at Silk road. The new Fiziks don’t have any grip in the sole so I need to be extra careful when getting on the bike, but otherwise they are fine. Assos stopped making red gloves so I had to get white gloves even though I don’t think I fill finish with white gloves. Short sleeve merino jersey with PBP print this year so I had to pack arm warmers for the first time since 2015.

I’m using Polar Vantage M with optical heart rate monitor this time. Hence I don’t have a HR strap and Vantage’s battery life appears to be suitable for the purpose.


The Restrap tech bag happened to be exactly the right size for my charging equipment. Easy haptic feedback that I remembered to pack it and easy access as I will take them with me to nearly every significant stop. 3 micro-usb cables, usb-c cab, Lupine usb accessories and Vantage cable. 2 2x usb chargers so I can charge 4+ devices at once.

Also spare batteries and Powertap opener are in tech bag for easy access as I will eventually need them.


In the Apidura handlebar bag I have handsfree for listening to music and its pouch that can also be used for cleaning glasses and camera lenses. On the other side are cables and extra batteries that are needed while on the bike. Sinewave usb support cable and also a bit longer micro-usb and usb-c cables.
The larger compartment fits my ”civil” clothes.


The top tube bag has a spork and working glove, but most of it is used either for food or as a trashcan.


In the Deuter frame bag are the most likely needed extra clothes. Full finger gloves, toe warmers, merino buff and knee warmers.


More rarely needed spare clothes are in the Carradice bag. Long sleeve windstopper jersey, spare bibs and a pair of socks.


Also in the Carradice bag are some hygiene products and toilet paper. Also some plaster. This year I also did the ultimate weight save and cut my toothbrush.

Shampoo will again be used as a full body wash and for cleaning my clothes.


Still going through the Carradice main compartment. There are the required tools and spare parts. Much the same as last year. 2 spare tubes and tube repair kit. Multitool with added chain links and hollowtech tool. Btw. the Topeak chain tool’s ends also work as a presta valve core opening/closing tool. Just in case you didn’t know.

A new cleat, derailleur hanger, cable ties, spokes (are in the bag’s wooden support), nipples, tape and spare cables. For some crazy reason Mucoff doesn’t sell those tiny chain oil tubes, but does give them away for free.

My spare outer tire is this time under the saddlebag.


Some electrical spares are also in the Carradice bag and hopefully this pouch never needs to be opened. Spare Garmin, small power bank, spare phone and spare Lupine usb accessories.


In the left pocket of Carradice are chamois cream, sun screen, hand disinfectant and camera stand.


In the right pocket of Carradice are reflective vest, packable backpack and Petzl Tikka 2 xp headlight. Same as always.


In the Apidura pouch under the saddlebag is the sleeping gear. A small strip of 4x bubble wrap and a emergency blanket.

Talvipäivänseisaus 2018 tulokset

Talvipäivänseisaus-pyöräilyn 15.-16.12.2018 tulokset.

Tulosten ilmoitus lomakkeella. Korjaukset ensisijaisesti sähköpostilla

(päivitetty 25.2.2019)

Nimimerkki Matka Maalipaikka Reitti, kuvia, yms.
3hat 255 km Tampere
Antti A 253 km Tampere Reitti
Ari Kakko 252 km Oulu Reitti
Esa Salonen 263 km Tampere
Hansi Keijonen 218 km Tampere
Heikki Kerppilä 160 km Tampere Reitti
Heikki-Juhani Rimpinen 173 km Tampere
Heikki Taulu 228 km Tampere
Iida Rahikainen 193 km Tampere Kuvia
Ilkka Hyvärinen DNF (215 km) Tampere Reitti
Ilse Partau 194 km Tampere Kuvia
J-P Stenvall 309 km Tampere Reitti
Jaakko ”Kampiapina” Alajoki 266 km Tampere Reitti
Jan Kruse 274 km Tampere
Jani Holopainen 176 km Tampere Kertomus
Jokkeri 158 km Tampere
JTR 205 km Tampere
Juha Holmi 173 km Tampere Reitti
Juha Similä 282 km Tampere Reitti
Kim Heikkinen 303km Tampere Reitti
Lauri Kurvonen 228 km Tampere
Leevi 193 km Tampere
Maria Luosto 245 km Tampere Kertomus
Matti Jutila 219 km Tampere Kuvia
Matti Koivuranta 252 km Oulu
Matti Lupari 243 km Tampere Reitti
Matti Priha 194 km Tampere
Matti Priha 194 km Tampere
mattia 282 km Tampere
Matti Pokkinen 260 km Tampere
Mauri Konttila 312 km Tampere Reitti
Mikko Aine DNS Tampere
Mikko Akkola 304 km Tampere
Mirja Priha 194 km Tampere
missile 210 km Tampere Kertomus
Mkpaa 268 km Tampere
PasiR 242 km Tampere Reitti
Pekka E DNF (217 km) Tampere
Perttu Laine 282 km Tampere Reitti
Petri 240 km Tampere
Petri Latva-Rasku 264 km Tampere Reitti
Petri Lintunen 220 km Tampere Reitti
Pompo Stenberg 163 km Tampere Reitti
Sami Jokinen 252 km Oulu
Sami Martiskainen 304 km Tampere Reitti
Samuli 158 km Tampere
Samuli Mäkinen 304 km Tampere Reitti
Sebastian Swahn 304 km Tampere
StantheMan 180 km Tampere
Tapio Oksanen DNF (163 km) Tampere
Tatu E DNF (217 km) Tampere
Teemu H 171 km Tampere
TeemuK DNF (304 km) Tampere Reitti
Timo Ikonen 263 km Tampere Reitti
Timo Kärjä 252 km Oulu Reitti
Toni Mahilainen 256 km Tampere Reitti
Toni Mäkelä 263km Tampere Reitti
Toni Ovaskainen 263 km Tampere Reitti
Tuomo Lankinen 282 km Tampere Kuvia
Tuomo Lempiäinen 221 km Tampere Reitti

Intermodal cycling trip around Eurasia

I participated Transcontinental race #tcrno6 and Silk road mountain race #srmrno1 this summer. This post is about logistics and practical issues while solo traveling with a bicycle for a, relatively, long time. My earlier similar post from 2015 (Tcr and PBP) can be found here.

It took a while to figure out all the logistics needed to participate both races that were just a few days off. I’ve had a ”handicap” of flying only once per year (one take-off, one landing) since 2008. Quite a few people have asked me to write about the details so here is how it all played out.

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Transcontinental race 2018 – complete kit list

Another year, another Transcontinental race. Here is my latest kit list. I recommend you read my previous entries too 2017, 2016, 2015 and 2014 as I will refer to them. For all the photos see the album in Flickr.

Back to basics, so to say. After year with Orbea road bike I’m back to my frankenbike Tunturi F500 from year 2003. Original parts today being frame, headset, seat clamp and derailleur hanger.


I will ride the Silk road mountain race after Transcontinental so a few details are due to that. I have 3 Lupine batteries, 12-30 cassette and some other gear mostly due to using same bike 5 days after Tcr for a very different event.

Tires are this time Durano 28 mms. I took a little more robust quick releases. In real frankenbike manner there is a Shimano in rear wheel and Campagnolo in front. This is also the first year I’m riding without power meter. For simplicity and no need to change batteries, but also a chance to push too hard in the headwinds. Also a bit heavier SON original hub dynamo this time.

Camelbak podiums again like ever since I bought them. The Brooks saddle has travelled with me over 50000 km already.




Luxos U again as the main light. Lupine Piko R is for uphills and downhills. Remote for Garmin 1030 on the left hand side and Lupine on the right hand side. GoPro session for video as usual. I usually like symmetry and simplicity in my dashboard, but this time it’s completely gone.


I lost my Solas 2 last winter and replaced it with Solas 100 which is pretty much the same light. For all the good (very bright) and bad (easily gets wet) features. B&M Secula is again the main taillight powered by dynamo.


New helmet since last year as I left old one to a train to Thessaloniki last year. Some new shoes as I am using Shimano spd pedals this time. Otherwise the kit remains the same.


Spare cloths are in Carradice rear bag. Jacket, toe warmers, buff, leg warmers and spare shorts are the same. New gloves and wool spare socks were added since last year.


In the Alpkit drybag I have a bivy and sleeping pad (Neoair xlite). Big change from bubble wrap, but these are again needed after Tcr anyways so why not bring them to finish on my own. Same goes with the mosquito spray and hand disinfectant.


Hand disinfectant, mosquito spray, sun screen and Mucoff chamois cream. The same sh*t as Assos, but it just happened to be available in a shop once upon time. These are in left pocket of Carradice.


Tools are a little more scarce than previously as I dropped Power tap and shoelace tools. Otherwise nothing new here.


Right pocket has some plasters, packable backpack, Petzl headlight and reflective vest. Vest was renewed last year with some reflective cloth. I did it myself and you can see it from the result.


Then some spare everything. A Garmin 820, Sinewave beacon dynamo light, cables likely to break or get lost and a last resort power bank. Hopefully I’ll only need the Polar V800 charger once, but that might be wishful thinking.


In the Missgrape framebag I have chargers, spare tire, bicycle tool, universal tool, spare phone and basic hygiene items. Also Sbh-52 handsfree for listening to music will initially be there.


Missgrape top tube bag will have a work glove and spork. It and right side Apidura food pouch will be dedicated for food most of the time.


Finally the merino jersey’s pockets will have wallet, Xperia X compact phone, musette and Olympus TG-5 camera. Rightmost pocket with camera will also have some coins to save time during fast stops.