Frikransen started in pulje 10, along with a bunch of other folk (including BJ). I was ready for a fast start, as in the previous 2 years I got dropped after a few hundred metres. But instead the start was very relaxed, and with people from Frikransen at the front of the group. After 20km we passed some stragglers from a previous pulje, and soon after a fast group passed us. I managed to hang behind them for a few km, but then they slowly edged into the distance and away. Still a bunch of club folk working together and moving along at a reasonable pace.
Soon after another, even faster, group sped by. I managed to hang on with them for a while but then they escaped, and it was just 2 of us left alone. We could see the Nittedal cycle club bunch (about 20 riders) in the distance, but it took us about 30km to reel them in. In the end we caught them as the ride took it's final, totally weird, 5km, onto the motorway (which of course is not closed for the occasion). And lo and behold B was amongst them too.
Hit the final climb too slowly, and struggled up it. But came in in 2h20m which is a good 10minutes faster than 2005 and 2006! In M30-39 187/306 Fornøyd!
The full results are here
My results for the last 3 years have been as follows