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Pregnant cycling

5 Comments 12 March 2012

Now you might say that this topic is not a subtle hint to my grown belly or an usual subject for us, but it has become a question I need your help with. My wife and me will become happy biking parents in July, but before that we want to cycle as long as we […]

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Canyon Nerve XC 9.0

0 Comments 02 January 2012

My 2011 Nerve arrived in time, as promised by Canyon, to fly out to Malaga (Spain) early April. From the box to the bikebag, off for a real  test on the trails. The bike delivered was as described on the site with the exception of the seatpost which was a regular aluminum Irridium instead of […]

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Happy biking in 2012

2 Comments 28 December 2011

This year has been quiet for Coming Thru, but it’s been amazingly busy for us behind it. Luckily there’s been thousands and thousands of you visiting us and our articles every month and we appreciate that a lot! We hope you’ll enjoy reading our articles and next year looks great for cycling, gear and time […]

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Trail to Verbier – Ardennes Training Camp

0 Comments 22 July 2011

Preparing ourselves for the Grand Raid Verbier on the 20th of August this is the first in a series of posts. We got ourselves a nice cottage next to Grand-Halleux, collected 5 bikers and filled our fridge with after-ride rewards local style: Chimay trappist beers. Mind you we didn’t get the rewards that easily, a […]

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First 500 km on the 2011 Merida Scultura Evo 905

2 Comments 21 July 2011

It has been a bit too warm for road cycling here recently, so we’ve been bombing in the forests lately, but I have managed to get the first 500 kilometers on my new Merida and it has been a very pleasurable experience. The stiffness of the frame manages to surprise me every time and although […]

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Quick preview: Gaerne G.Fora 2010 road cycling shoes

0 Comments 20 July 2011

As I’ve made great progress in my riding during the last year, I thought I was up for a new pair of shoes. My problem is my shoe size, which is at the top end of cycling shoe makers. Sure, you can get proper sized Sidis, but they cost 250 euros per pair. As the […]

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Love, sheep.

2 Comments 19 July 2011

Cycling on snow is done for the year and I’m already thinking about the next tour, but I’ll continue with a number of posts that (god willing and a fast infield) will be of help to the first-time tourer and beginner-type cyclist such as myself. Wool. Wool fabric, and more specifically, merino (as in soft) […]

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Advice for the first-time tourer: uh… “down there”

5 Comments 14 July 2011

Right.  I’m half-expecting to be flogged with an inner tube for TMI, but let’s be adult and sensible and learn how to avoid saddle sores. If you are affronted by discussions of the derriere, go to the next post now. In most of this series I’m trying to cover the kind of information I really, […]

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Approaching our 200th post

0 Comments 13 July 2011

It’s been about a year now since we started this process of documenting things we like about cycling and it’s amazing to be writing the 199th post to be published. Tomorrow’s post by Johanna will be number two hundred and we think that’s a lot. A lot has happened in the last year: Both Maarten […]

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Advice for the first-time tourer: speed x time = distance

4 Comments 12 July 2011

Oh, speed, the penis length of the cycling world… even for plenty of us girls it is. I had a hell of a time planning my tour because while I had a pretty good idea of how hard I was willing to work every day, I’d really never done more than 30 km in one […]

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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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