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The cyclist manifesto

2 Comments 15 April 2012

Choose life. Choose a frame. Choose the material. Choose a fucking expensive wheel set, choose work stands, grips, carbon drop bars and ergo trainers. Choose good health, adrenaline rushes and flat tires. Choose hipsters with their fixies. Choose a collection of locks. Choose spandex and matching caps. Choose a collection of water bottles that reflect your favorite cycling team. Choose building your own bike and wondering why the fuck you didn’t start building them earlier. Choose sitting on a bike for hours and hours, stuffing energy gel into your mouth while everything gets mud all over it. Choose having your house full of bikes in all shapes and forms because there will always be one more bike you really need.

Choose your future.

Choose life and pedal.

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Markus is a bike commuter gadget freak who is learning the ropes of the bike world, you can find him all around the web - but you can start with his twitter at @banton.

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  • Velocodger

    It must be Spring!
    Welcome back! 
    I’ll be in France in a couple of months at Villard-de-Lans,
    for the 25th anniv of the MTB World’s.
    Maybe we’ll see you there!?!

  • Relity22

    bikers? more like a bunch of irratating cyclists on our highway!!


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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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