Big boy cycling, 10 rules of riding 100 kilometers

1. You’re not as small as others, don’t try to ride like one I’ve always been big. That’s why I played basketball.  I have had to learn to dodge objects in ceilings other people don’t even see. I’ve had to realize that most items produced for purchase are too small for me. Like outlet bicycles. Cyclists… Continue reading Big boy cycling, 10 rules of riding 100 kilometers

Mountain biking with one arm? Why not.

Photo by Eyes Down films

Tom Wheeler got four of the five nerves controlling his right arm severed and his hand is and will be mostly paralyzed for the rest of his life. Still that doesn’t Tom from riding his bike, in the forest with the boys. Total respect. Check out part two from Vimeo by clicking right about here.… Continue reading Mountain biking with one arm? Why not.

Photos from the past: Who needs horses?

You might not know that both Maarten and me are men who appreciate history. Heck, Maarten even has a degree on the topic and luckily there are amazing sites on the web that goes through amazing historical resources and shares it with us. One of these, and also one of my favorite sites is Shorpy.com.… Continue reading Photos from the past: Who needs horses?

Bicycle factory visit: Helkama Velox part 1

Our trip really started after we got to Hanko, a town in Southern Finland where the headquarters and factory of Helkama Velox is located. We were lucky enough to be invited to check out their factory and during this week we’ll be posting a lot of photos of the tour. Neither of us had never… Continue reading Bicycle factory visit: Helkama Velox part 1

Roll across the Antarctic: Fortune Hanebrink

Say one day you get an idea: “I want to go across the Antarctic” and continue “.. with a bike.” Your mustache won’t keep you warm enough when your carbon fiber wheels are sinking in the slush while polar bears claw your spine out. So what do you take with you, what’s your pack of… Continue reading Roll across the Antarctic: Fortune Hanebrink

Commuting: Pay it forward

Photo by Cory Grunkemeyer, who has an awesome name!

Riding on the commuting saddle has been very nice this week, the weather has been good and the wheels have been rolling. I notice the effects in my legs, especially the thighs and some nights I’ve been coming home too late to rest properly between rides. Still, I’ve taken it easy in the beginning, as… Continue reading Commuting: Pay it forward

Commute like there’s a tomorrow

The summer holiday is over, and we’re back to our daily routines with commuting. We had the storm of the century here on Sunday, so it was still a bit wet on Monday, but it still felt good. I’ve never been good at going from place A to place A, I think I’m a commuter… Continue reading Commute like there’s a tomorrow

Changing the frame in 4 minutes

Who needs Photoshop when you have the sun?

Last week we spent a quality day changing a frame on a cross-country (or XC for short) bicycle and we thought of recording it since it was a nice day and all. The donor was a 2008 GT Avalanche 1.0 that had done it’s job and we swapped most of the parts from it to… Continue reading Changing the frame in 4 minutes

Classic Finnish bicycle Jopo returns to Finland

Jopos are the Schwinns of Finland | Awesome photo by Jyri Kaasinen

Well I’ll be damned, I didn’t think to see this day – especially since I missed the news nearly two months ago when Helkama Velox – one of the few standing Finnish bicycle companies announced the the most successful bike in our nation’s cycling history, the Jopo will manufactured fully in Finland after a jaunt… Continue reading Classic Finnish bicycle Jopo returns to Finland