Montes de Málaga – The Ride Part 2 of 2

Oh the frustration of a biker: a perfectly fine inner tube but no pump to inflate it with. But hey, this is Spain, one of the 3 countries hosting a Tour every year and etc. The prologue (not time-trial) can be found here. Passerby #1, a 35 year old guy walking around with his girlfriend,… Continue reading Montes de Málaga – The Ride Part 2 of 2

Montes de Málaga – The Ride Part 1 of 2

So after 5 days of bike rental hunting (see my previous post) my quest came to an end and I experienced the saddle feeling again. 5 kilometers east of Malaga, after a nice morning walk next to the Mediterranean, I was welcomed at the Recyclo Bike Shop by one of the owners and a true… Continue reading Montes de Málaga – The Ride Part 1 of 2

Winter riding in Atlanta – The Airport ride [video]

When one thinks of Atlanta, Georgia, you think of Ted Turner the bison lover, Coca-Cola and I think of that one guy who tried selling me a gold chain right in front of the exhibition center. I know we’ve been griping about the snow here, and there sure are ridiculous amounts of it here, but… Continue reading Winter riding in Atlanta – The Airport ride [video]

Andalucia and the quest for a rental bike

It’s minus 12C in Helsinki and you’re boarding a flight to Sevilla with the essential riding kit in your bag and a grin on your face. Nice. Spain hosts one of the 3 Grand cycling tours every year and is a country full of biking culture. Visits to Granada, Sevilla and Malaga, the last two… Continue reading Andalucia and the quest for a rental bike

Friday video: Framed – Andi Wittmann & Felix Urbauer

You’ve probably (hopefully) seen our Friday videos already and we do try to have them as good as possible. Before, most of the videos have been about the riders or the talent, but this one is in my opinion more about the actual filmography than the riding. And the riding is damn good. That’s just… Continue reading Friday video: Framed – Andi Wittmann & Felix Urbauer

Learn Finnish: Pikkujoulut

When you see a photo like that, you might not have any idea about what’s going on. When a Finn sees a photo like this, he’ll immediately think of a Pikkujoulu party and the presentation of “Tiernapojat” which is the classic bible story of the three wise men. Pikkujoulu, or “little Christmas” is a party… Continue reading Learn Finnish: Pikkujoulut

Man vs. Machine – Atherton vs. Knight

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,… Continue reading Man vs. Machine – Atherton vs. Knight

Artistic cycling – Amazing stuff

It’s the 93rd independence day here in Finland today and during the night it snowed another 20 centimeters (8 inches). That means less cycling and more cleaning out the yard and driveway. Or just staying in and watching bike videos of other people riding in the snow. Anyway, there are these videos I’ve seen during… Continue reading Artistic cycling – Amazing stuff

December wins November

Finally that dreadful November has given up and we’re steamrolling towards Christmas. I also got my steel-commutin’ Surly to my local bike shop to get the frame and wheels straightened and while at it, get the winter tires changed as well. The riding weather is pretty good here now, it’s not too cold and it’s… Continue reading December wins November