City & Commuting

Blizzards, bike shops and photos

1 Comment 25 November 2010

This is what Helsinki looks now, except there's more snow. | Photo by Peter Nylund

Remember when I said a few days ago that it feels like living on planet Hoth? We’ve had a blizzard here today in Helsinki, something around 10-15 cm (4-6 inches) of snow in one day and I still saw cyclists plowing through the snow. Sadly, my local bike shop mechanic, where I was planting to take my bike (since I made a sandwich with it) is on holiday until the 29th of this month – which brings an interesting conundrum. Do I cheat my LBS or take it somewhere else?

Speaking of snow, Peter from Yeti rides, who we featured already about his Surly Pugsley and photos related has a new post showing the winter slowly and steadily crawling in. Wear a scarf.

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  • johannes

    My bike is winter proof now and cycling is fun again (although -12 degree can hurt a little bit even when commuting only 6-7km).
    In Keskuspuisto I saw some fresh trails in the snow a few days ago. So winter isn’t the end of cycling season!

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