“Lahti (Finnish pronunciation: [ˈlɑhti]; Swedish: Lahtis) is a city and municipality in Finland. It is the capital of the region of Päijänne Tavastia (Päijät-Häme) and its growing region is one of the main economic hubs of Finland. Lahti is situated on a bay at the southern end of lake Vesijärvi about 100 kilometres (60 mi) north-east of the capital city Helsinki, 38 kilometres (24 mi) south-west of the Heinola town and 74 kilometres (46 mi) east of Hämeenlinna, the capital of the region of Tavastia Proper (Kanta-Häme).” – Wikipedia.org
“It is also situated at the intersection of Highway 4 (between Helsinki and Jyväskylä) and Highway 12 (between Tampere and Kouvola), which are the most significant main roads of Lahti.”
“Lahti is a long-time pioneering city in environmental sustainability, dating back to as early as 1990 and before. The European Commission has named Lahti as the European Green Capital of 2021.”
Lahti, Finland Shakedown Ride Video
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20+ Hours of Travel means Jetlag for most worldly citizens. JOM of the Gravel Cyclist crew is no exception to this dilemma, but adjusting to the time can be expedited if one stays awake on day one, including a possible athletic pursuit or two. In this video, JOM rolls for a hastily planned 25ish kilometre solo ride to shake out his legs and bike, and almost immediately, another shakedown ride with attendees for the FNLD GRVL pre-ride. More to come soon from Finland!
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- FNLD GRVL – https://fnldgrvl.com
- Visit Lahti – https://visitlahti.fi
- GRAVEL / CX Bike that breaks in Half: #GravelTravel Optimized (JOM’s bike towards the end of this video)
- Let’s Pack a Gravel / CX Bike that BREAKS IN HALF: Ritchey Breakaway Ti CX Bike
- Unpacking & Building the Ritchey Breakaway Ti Gravel / Cyclocross Bike
- Gravel Cyclist’s Route Library
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