Friday Video: Merry Christmas – We take a holiday!

It’s Christmas Eve today, if some of you lovely and/or manly readers are completely out of your minds or just unable to tell time due to some unfortunate OTB accident when you were a kid. In Finland, today is the big day of Christmas unlike in many other cultures where the 25th is the main… Continue reading Friday Video: Merry Christmas – We take a holiday!

Christmas Belgian style: Mountain biking in Houffalize

I don’t particularly like Christmas – just to make it clear. However, you can make it a little nicer on yourself by, let’s say, keeping biking in mind while planning the Christmas weekend. I’m spending 10 days in Belgium where the weather is not really sunny – an understatement for -2C and 15 cm of… Continue reading Christmas Belgian style: Mountain biking in Houffalize

Project 29er: Budget build

Ever since we rode those 29ers in the forest, I have wanted one. Luckily, we are more of a lo-fi kind of blog and we do like rather having several bikes instead of expensive Italian superbikes. The photo you see above is very probably becoming my next all-arounder and single speed singletrack machine. An aluminium… Continue reading Project 29er: Budget build

Our local bike shop: Tikkurilan Ajomies

We have been asked to do some journalism (um, yeah) and show people around our local bike shops and we figured why not. They are people we have chosen to touch our bikes anyway, so might as well tell the world about them. Our first choice is my personal favorite and place-to-go when something goes… Continue reading Our local bike shop: Tikkurilan Ajomies

The Surly is back home!

Ha ha! Great news of happy joy! My Ultimate Commuter is finally back home! Even though I was wearing jeans and sneakers, the ride was very pleasant and nice, yet I’m already out of shape and it was cold as hell out there. But _still_ it was brilliant. No way any inside training tool can… Continue reading The Surly is back home!

Ultralight bike touring

The photo above might look like something you would find from a pocket of a drug addict. But luckily, this blog is not about clinical depression (even though we are Finnish) or habitual drug use, so we will tell you that the photo is actually from a cycling tourer called an ultralighter. I’m pretty sure… Continue reading Ultralight bike touring

Bikes + Comics = Yehuda Moon

There’s one thing I’m pretty sure no one has figured out through the blog, my love and devotion for good comics. I’ve always loved topical comics on several issues, especially hobbies and science and when I found Yehuda Moon about 6 months ago I was awestruck as it resounded greatly on my current journey of… Continue reading Bikes + Comics = Yehuda Moon

Friday video: Chicks on fixies in Australia

Since we’re obviously in the theme of talking about women and bikes this week, we thought we should continue on that path. This weeks Friday video comes from the Canada of the South, Australia and it has a pretty lady in very short shorts riding a fixed gear Vuelo Velo bike. It’s not that much… Continue reading Friday video: Chicks on fixies in Australia

Maiden voyage – notes from a first tour

And but so last summer I spent July solo touring around the UK. Basically the thought process was like this: I love the UK, I love being on a bike, and I love holidays, so why not combine them all in one fell swoop? I didn’t have a bike that fit me properly, I’d never… Continue reading Maiden voyage – notes from a first tour

Introducing: Johanna MacDonald

This is already turning to be a brilliant week. Not only did I pick up my bike yesterday, we finally can introduce the only thing missing from Coming Thru – even more, awesome writers! The other thing that I’ve noticed that’s missing from many bicycle related blogs is the number of female riders, and that… Continue reading Introducing: Johanna MacDonald