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Man vs. Machine – Atherton vs. Knight

0 Comments 07 December 2010

The Tom Cruise of the cycling world - Gee Atherton | Photo by Red Bull

Anybody who has read our blog previously knows about Maarten’s man-crush on the Atherton brothers and we have mentioned them earlier, such as in the Red Bull rampage post. They are great riders and good-looking people and their sponsor Red Bull is maximizing their popularity by setting up a race – Between man and machine, between a downhill rider and an enduro motorbike.

Enter another Red Bull (surprise!) rider, Enduro hero David Knight and pit these two against each other on Gee’s home run and see which one will be faster down the hill. The experience and litheness of Gee Atherton or the mechanized manliness of David Knight?

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Coming Thru (or Coming Through - as that URL was taken) is a daily updated bike magazine - a collection of writings and links that relate to biking in its every form. The idea started from when Maarten met Markus decided to finally start collecting the things we like about bikes and talk about our everyday adventures in dodging moving objects at high speeds.The site is run by a collage of cyclists, most notably by Canadian Johanna MacDonald, Belgian Maarten Patteeuw and Finnish Markus Sandelin.

It all started in the spring of 2010, after a record breaking snowy winter when Markus bought a house 25 kilometers from the office and decided to handle the commuting with a bicycle. It turned out the bike wasn’t up to standards for that kind of stress and the first weeks were more tragicomic than glorious. Thus the idea began to brew to actually document this journey.

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