A local print cycling magazine her in Norway – Landevei – recently did a small survey of what their readers considered to be the “best of” in 2019. I was so lucky that they nominated Oslo Dawn Patrol in the category ‘Årets Nyskapning’. That translates into the Innovation of the Year.
The nominees were:
- Førstevifta – a podcast by two young hopeful cyclists fighting for the pro dream.
- Oslo-Mysen – a local early season gran fondo with a lot of tough gravel sections.
- Uno X Development Team – the very first team in Norway to apply for a pro conti license and thus becoming the Norwegian team competing at the highest level so far.
- Oslo Dawn Patrol – the one and only weekly open social ride for the early birds in Oslo.
Just being on the list of nominees felt pretty good. But of course you always hope to snatch the actual award as well.
But nevertheless, Uno X took the prize. But honestly, that is OK. First of all Landevei has readers in all of Norway. Not just Oslo where we have the Dawn Patrol. Secondly, Uno X is a big budget thing that gets a lot of attention in the media – mainstream media as well. So I’m actually pretty pleased to come in second with 27 % of the votes. Guess I’ll just have to come up with something else next year, so I can take the prize then. Suggestions are welcome!
Oh by the way – Uno X owns DARE Bikes Norge (my personal sponsor).