Commuting: Why so serious?

Having a folding bike and a suit doesn't make you serious

When I picture a kid riding a bicycle, I see him with a big smile trying to go as fast as the bike goes. He is happy because he is the lord of the wind, rolling thunder and Lance Armstrong all in one. I also picture the kid usually without a helmet, unfortunately. Yet, when… Continue reading Commuting: Why so serious?

Commuting: The bike says no

A sight seen too often lately

I’ll have to say, the beginning with the Ultimate Commuter hasn’t actually been very ultimate, to say the least. After only four days of riding I got my first flat, and I shrugged it off as a freak accident and luckily I had my brother to bail me out that time as I was quite… Continue reading Commuting: The bike says no

Video: Does two wrongs make a right?

Wearing gloves can literally save your skin | Photo by Eric Shoemaker

Here’s another great example of how to promote safe cycling together with safe pedestrian action. The guy rides his bike without a helmet, against traffic and meets a gentleman coming behind a car, not using a crosswalk. Idiocy ensues. I do like the way they wrote the thing off and luckily no one gets seriously… Continue reading Video: Does two wrongs make a right?

Rack preview: Bike Porter from Copenhagen Parts

Finally a place to put your moustache wax in!

For some people bicycles are not just utilitarian machines of transportation but more like works of art or continuations of our personal style. This applies to all genres of cycling, whether it’s the specially anodized aluminium handlebars on your Nicolai downhill bike or this beautiful and quite functional looking front rack from up-and-coming company of… Continue reading Rack preview: Bike Porter from Copenhagen Parts

Monday inspiration: Cyclocross trails in Scotland

This video by Andy Wardman which you can find below this short text is already a few months old, but it is a very refreshing video done by a single person. There’s a lot of effort as you’re going downhill, film it, ride back up and check if it’s good – if not, redo the… Continue reading Monday inspiration: Cyclocross trails in Scotland