I’m a bit biased, because this video footage travels down some of the roads I cycled regularly as a youth in nearby Åmot, just south of Hønefoss.
But beyond that, this video is a nice change of pace, and adds to the variety of options available in Suf. As a race simulation, it really nails the experience and feeling. It has a fair amount of time just patrolling in the wheels, but then frequent surges well above FTP, and features a couple of moments of real challenge and pain. It would make a great substitute for The Shovel on a day when your TSB form had somehow ended up down below -10.
Normally, I love the Suf music sound tracks for their power to motivate through the pain, and often, the way they embody the wry humor that is usually a part the Suf experience. But this was cool, too. I could see the camera rocking and hear the subtle variation in sounds caused by the pedal strokes, and so I semi-consciously timed my own pedal strokes to match, which added to the realism of the race simulation.
So, I’ll definitely be returning to the Randsfjorden area via this video. Thanks for all your hard work on it.