Leaves are starting to fall, it’s regularly raining cats and dogs and we are stocking up on winter clothes. The positive side? The cyclocross season is starting! Us Belgians have a particular relation with pedaling and running through the mud for an hour and somehow enjoying it – as do the spectators watching races eating… Continue reading Review: Cube X-Comp Cyclocross
This should be another rest week for me and the shoulder, but during last weekend in Hanko we had the opportunity to go riding and naturally we had to take it. Since I survived single tracks and several hours of forests, I thought I could muster the energy to ride to work as well. The… Continue reading Commuting: Screw the shoulder, back on the road
The factory tour which we started describing yesterday continued to the “archive room” of Helkama where there were hundreds of bikes from several decades. The oldest bikes looked like they were from the 1920s or something, and there were quite interesting rarities in there as well. Join us on our interactive walk-through! The first thing… Continue reading Bicycle Factory Visit: Helkama Velox Part 2
Our trip really started after we got to Hanko, a town in Southern Finland where the headquarters and factory of Helkama Velox is located. We were lucky enough to be invited to check out their factory and during this week we’ll be posting a lot of photos of the tour. Neither of us had never… Continue reading Bicycle factory visit: Helkama Velox part 1
Whew, What a weekend! We spent it in a small town of about 5000 people (during the winters) called Hanko. It’s a coastal town by the Baltic sea and it has a brilliant climate and more central European type forests. It also houses Helkama Velox, one of the oldest bike manufacturers and importers in Finland… Continue reading Bike factories, forest rides and 2011 Merida models
We will still be hanging around in a different city on the time you read this post, so I can use this day to post a few items that have been in the back of my heard and I’ve wanted to mention. First up is a rare find, a Finnish cycling blog: Yeti rides is… Continue reading Saturday miscellany: Folding bikes and Surly Pugsley
It’s been darn cold here the last few days, this morning the temperature had actually gone below zero and that naturally means that the next time I go riding, I’ll have to have studded wheels. As you might remember, last Sunday on the 10/10/10 the Finnish championships of cyclocross were being competed in and Jukka… Continue reading Cyclocross, freezing cold and away we go!
There are lubes and then there are lubes. There are many different kinds as well: Ones for dry weather (usually based on wax), ones for wet (usually based on grease) and everything from between. Then there are these magic lubricants that don’t really care what kind of weather it is or how long you ride.… Continue reading Review: Rock’n’Roll Extreme Lube
Yeah, this post doesn’t really talk about cycling, but we just find it supremely awesome when we get mentioned pretty much anywhere. This time it’s by WooThemes, the awesome dudes who are responsible for the theme running on top of our WordPress installation. Boo ya! Related Posts:Approaching our 200th postIntroducing: Johanna MacDonald10 tips to curb… Continue reading Coming Thru mentioned at WooThemes!
It’s been nearly two weeks since I’ve been on my bicycle, and even though I should rest two more weeks I had to take my brown missile out for a quick run. I wanted to test how my shoulder would last and also try out my new winter bib pants and my new Endura jacket.… Continue reading Autumn riding in the countryside