Saddle bag review: Topeak Aero Wedge Large

In my previous setup I carried everything in a bright yellow dry bag divers usually use, and from that activity I have two of these water and air proof bags that traveled with me on the rack you see in the photo above. I use two bungee straps with hooks to keep everything in place… Continue reading Saddle bag review: Topeak Aero Wedge Large

Commuting: A single day of wins and losses

Today was an interesting day of commuting. It started yesterday, when I got fed up with feeling too much effort from my cycling, and I decided to lift my saddle even more. 10mm higher, yet again and you wouldn’t believe the difference. It was like gliding on clouds. This was naturally also due to having… Continue reading Commuting: A single day of wins and losses

Video: Bike tricks African style

It’s not only the hipsters of Portland, the commuters of Copenhagen or the marathon riders of France who handle their bicycle masterfully. This currently anonymous rider from Abene, Senegal shows his skills of not actually going very far with his bicycle, but he follows the BMX flatland doctrine. Which reminds me, that I have to… Continue reading Video: Bike tricks African style

Cold feet: Endura Neoprene road overshoes

According to (a quite boring) legend, galoshes were invented by an Englishman called Radley. The man suffered from rheumatism and wanted to keep his shoes dry, and back then people didn’t have too many pairs of shoes since mass fabrication wasn’t a trending topic at the time. In modern usage, galoshes are outer shoes worn… Continue reading Cold feet: Endura Neoprene road overshoes

Roll across the Antarctic: Fortune Hanebrink

Say one day you get an idea: “I want to go across the Antarctic” and continue “.. with a bike.” Your mustache won’t keep you warm enough when your carbon fiber wheels are sinking in the slush while polar bears claw your spine out. So what do you take with you, what’s your pack of… Continue reading Roll across the Antarctic: Fortune Hanebrink

Electric without a budget: Blacktrail BT-01

There are six billion people on the planet and the internet has a page or four thousand for every single one of them. Luckily, quite a few of them are about bicycles and some of them are beyond wildest dreams of wild dreams. The first on our list is the extravagant Blacktrail BT-01, a German… Continue reading Electric without a budget: Blacktrail BT-01

Friday video: Hipsters of the world, unite!

First of all, I really love when people talk with us in Facebook and Twitter. With some I speak quite often and they are kind enough to send us awesome links to stuff we wouldn’t otherwise find. Above, you can see one of those videos – which is really well done, and it’s full of… Continue reading Friday video: Hipsters of the world, unite!

For dummies: How to build a bicycle

I have to say, I was so excited to build my first bicycle and our mission was to get it done as soon as possible – my enthusiasm took over and I hardly took any photos. Also, it was a dark night and even my fast lens couldn’t catch our doings in the dark. Luckily,… Continue reading For dummies: How to build a bicycle

Commuting: What to wear?

I’m a bit torn at the moment as there are two riders with two different needs in me. If I just would commute directly from home to work and back, there wouldn’t be an issue. I could wear whatever spandex loving dream I would want to and be done with it very quickly. However, I… Continue reading Commuting: What to wear?

Not Commuting: Being sick sucks

In the end of last week I started to feel more tired than usual and after our company’s autumn kick-off that went a bit longer than expected and I had even more fun than anticipated obviously resulted my stress hormones relaxing and giving in to the flu that my wife has had since last week.… Continue reading Not Commuting: Being sick sucks