Here are some pictures I took on my way home. You can get cycle routes from Google Maps in our area. I’m following the first recommended route, no scenic detours.

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Sahlgrenska sjukhuset. I have my office here, at the site of MedTech West. Elevation 44m.

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Guldheden, a slight but long(ish) ascent.

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Special traffic lights for cyclists. It’s hard not to lose the French habit of ignoring red lights when there’s one just for you.

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Lucy’s new school, the Guldheden campus. The main building is nicer, but I don’t go past that one.

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Fast descent from Wavrinsky’s plats (elevation 66 m)

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Chalmers University of Technology. I collaborate closely with Chalmers people, especially from the Institute for Signals and Systems

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Landala kapell, painted in the typical Falu red.

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Aschebergsgatan, 6.30 pm. This is what rush hour looks like in the summer 🙂

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The Concert House next to the Art Museum at Götaplatsen

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The Art Museum next to the Concert House at Götaplatsen

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Poseidon on Götaplatsen. Stadsteatern in the background.

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Södra vägen-Berzeliigatan

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Korsvägen. Liseberg in the background

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Gothia Towers. Two glass palaces housing a hotel and conference centre (Svenska mässan). The third and highest tower is still in the making.

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Liseberg is an amusement park and venue for pop concerts

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Sankt Sigfrids kapell. This is near the point of lowest elevation (7m)

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The ascent to Örgryte, where the posh people live

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Bicycle highway in Örgryte, approaching Delsjön

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Ascent to the Delsjön nature reservation

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Not quite done climbing yet, turning left

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The allotments at Brudaremossen, with cute scaled-down versions of the typical Swedish villas

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Off into the forest…

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… on Kapten Bertilssons väg, which takes me 4 km through the nature reserve.

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Hoppanlägning (ski ramp)

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Stora Delsjön

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Stora Delsjön

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Path along Stora Delsjön

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Lilla Delsjön

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Lilla Delsjön

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Kapten Bertilssons Stuga. A little cafe close to the lake. Closed for the summer at the moment, but I’m looking forward to taking a break there some time.

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A forest aisle, about to be conquered back by vegetation

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Almost back to civilization. This is Lindbackevägen, this part of it is a cyclepath. You only have to share it occasionally with users of …

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… another alternative means of transportation.

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We almost bought this plot to build on at Lindbackevägen. It would have been interesting, too, but it wouldn’t have been ready before February 2014.

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Nya Öjersjövägen. Only 3 km to go now.

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The old ice plant (isfabriken). If I understand it correctly, they used to harvest ice from Hålsjön here.

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Hålsjön is surrounded by private properties, with a few public access points to the lake. One of the properties was for sale while we were searching, with a beautiful old house, 4000 square metres of land and a private jetty. I was tempted, but it would have been too much in more than one way.

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A family of ducks have taken permanent residence by the roadside here.

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Solbacken. Almost home now

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The highest point on my route (146 m).

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A bike commuter’s dream

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Öjersjö Brunn, the local school

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Turning into the little forest behind our house …

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Taken while riding, testing the limits of the motion compensation

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Bergedsvägen, the parallel road to ours. It’s also a cul-de-sac, but there is a small connecting path for cyclists and pedestrians.

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Small, narrow and bumpy.

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Säterstigen

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Säterstigen 10, left half 🙂  Elevation 138 m.

On a normal day (ie. when I don’t take photos) it takes about 50 minutes to get home. The reverse route is a bit faster, thanks to the descent.

Aren’t I lucky? 🙂