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Winter de-motivation

2 Comments 22 January 2011

Snow, melt, more snow, slush, more melt, frost, more snow, rain, frost, more snow. In exactly that order. We don’t wanna go down as the biggest bike winers ever but with a weather like this… our bikes just refuse to be taken out! 10 cms of snow and a solid -5C is what we need – that would at least allow us to take a spin for an hour every now and then.

On the professional side – if we would have been real professionals we’d been in Spain or Down Under now – your composers of cycling poetry and other sentences both made a “team transfer”. Both of us are pretty busy impressing our new colleagues so yet another excuse for not sticking with the tagline of our blog.

So what do we do to keep in touch with the world of cycling? We continue to work on our build-a-bike projects, contemplate possible investments, watch guys bike&run world-class in the mud on Sundays and read reports of other bikers like this one: cycling legendary hills around Osaka, Japan.

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Maarten is an avid road and mountain biker who lives and breathes everything rolling on two wheels. You can follow his rantings on Twitter by looking for @maapathel.

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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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