I read about the Vätternrundan about a year ago, I’m not big on sportifs but there was something about this one, a 300km cycle around a lake in Sweden, that captured my imagination. So I read up on how to get a spot, marked my calendar with a reminder of the registration date and come the end of October Nathan and I had a spot in the Vätternrundan (which is Vättern for the lake and rundan for around, you ride around Lake Vättern).
This video is part 1 of my experience, getting there and getting ready. Prior to this many of an hour was spent in the saddle training and getting our bodies used to spending many hours in the saddle. We estimated it would take about 12 hours riding time 15 hours total.
The Vätternrundan on Strava: https://www.strava.com/activities/1642487823
Info about the ride: http://vatternrundan.se/sv/