City & Commuting, Our biker lives

10 tips to curb bicycle road rage

4 Comments 31 May 2012

In Helsinki I can really tell we’re in the thick of the beginning of the bicycle season, because I am swearing an awful lot on my bicycle. Clueless pedestrians not yet accustomed to looking before they step into a bike lane (despite having had years to learn), drivers on edge from having cyclists zip around […]

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Beer & Cycling

4 Comments 31 May 2012

Canadians, Finns and Belgians get along for many reasons, but especially for the amber nectar of gods. Beer has been a part of cycling as long as, well, since bikes been along. Beer used to be the replacement for water after all and it was also the main energy drink on long bike treks. Even […]

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Friday video: Resurgence, Hufnagel cycles and Parking squids!

No Comments 11 May 2012

If you have a cup of coffee (or a beer) and three minutes time, enjoy watching this. I know that’s what we’ll do. The film is shot and edited by Sam Clark and the rider featured is no other than Phillip Williams. Then there’s also the bike squid, a functional art piece by Susan Robb. […]

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City & Commuting, Our biker lives

Bare-bones navigation for touring

3 Comments 10 May 2012

Here’s something you don’t much think about before your first tour: how you’re going to figure out where the hell you are. I have to start this, of course, with a wee caveat since nowadays most people have GPS built in to their phones, and a lot of cyclists use computers to navigate. I am […]

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Friday video: The Bike Song (Mark Ronson & the business Intl.)

No Comments 27 April 2012

It’s Friday and we have another long weekend thanks to the first of May holiday. Which means we can bike and do cool stuff. Just like they almost do in this video. Here’s a photo of the title person, Mark Ronson: Here’s also a photo of a free refill station, in the form of a […]

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Other bike Stuff, Our biker lives

Raleigh appreciation day

1 Comment 26 April 2012

It was founded in Nottingham in 1887, and today the great bicycle maker Raleigh is sold to Dutch competitor Accell. It’s hardly the end of the road for the bikes, and actually their UK manufacturing has been relocated to the Far East for a decade already, but I got a pang of nostalgia, since this […]

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Report: Houffalize World Cup 2012

1 Comment 18 April 2012

After some nice riding on Saturday in the Rochefort area we went to see the real pros on Sunday in Houffalize for round 2 of the World Cup XCO. The new track built by the organization is simply spectacular although a bit confusing for spectators at times,  even without the “on course” obligatory Belgian beers. […]

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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 […]

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Friday video: Aerial Mountain Biking (Helicam)

No Comments 13 April 2012

Well, it’s time for our usual Friday video and we have a treat for you this time! This was hinted by a reader and we’re putting it right up. I have two friends who run a company where they take aerial footage with their eight rotor octocopter that has a proper camera attached to it […]

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Jose Antonio Hermida – WC Houffa 2010

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Houffalize World Cup 2012 preview

No Comments 11 April 2012

This Sunday it’s the “Tour of Flanders of mountain biking” taking place in Houffalize. Start to think of it that’s probably where they got the idea of riding laps in this years De Ronde…World class riding on one of the most selective courses of the world cup and voted best organization in the past both by […]

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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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