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Where would you bike if you would die tomorrow?

0 Comments 08 March 2012

If you would realize that you would die exactly a week from now, no chance, just 100% certain death. Let’s say a meteorite is hitting the earth and we’re going to join the dinosaurs next Thursday. You would have five days to do everything else you ever wanted to do and you would have one day left, where would you go a bike? Let’s also imagine that there would be a quantum physical pain numbing field surrounding our planet, so you know, it wouldn’t hurt so much.

I’ve noticed that the older I get, the more I like cycling on the road, since it feels safer. Even though riding an eight kilo piece of carbon in scanty clothing 60 kilometers per hour down a hill full of two ton metal projectiles can’t be considered very safe. But seeing that video with James Doerfling got me thinking that scenario above. It would be really awesome to go down a sandy hill with a proper bike and gear (even if it wouldn’t hurt).

This man is not afraid of death.

James Doerfling doesn’t really care since he seems to ride his bike like he thinks he’s riding a tank. Funnily enough, when you google for “James Doerfling injury” the only results in the front page are his friends being maimed and hurt, but our Jimmy seems to be surviving so far just fine.

So to change the question, where would Jimmy ride if he would die tomorrow?

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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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