When is a good time to let go of your bike?

Earlier today I found myself, intentionally, fixing two bicycles for a family friend. Fixing other people’s bikes has two great benefits: Firstly, you learn more about bicycles and usually your friends have rides that are a bit worn out – you’ll have much to dismantle. Second, you can make some money to cover your lost… Continue reading When is a good time to let go of your bike?

5 questions for finding the right bike

Photo by Stefan Georgi | Licensed with Creative Commons

Ah, the eternal question – what kind of bicycle should you have. The forums are full of these questions, people asking about a specific type of bike wanting to know if that’s good enough for them. But not many people really think about what kind of bike they should have. First of all, there are… Continue reading 5 questions for finding the right bike

Commuting: 4 steps to hydration

We have all been thirsty, some of us have even been really thirsty and the urge to drink is amazingly primal. Our species contains on average 57% of water, but it doesn’t make us camels. Still, dehydration seems to be something very distant for people, so instead of scientific approaches, I’ll let the simple English… Continue reading Commuting: 4 steps to hydration

Find your way – Creating bike routes

When you go jogging or walking, route planning for your average mortal person is quite easy since the lap usually won’t be larger than 15 kilometers, usually half of that. Since cycling is so much more efficient, 15 kilometers is not even a long trek for someone who has biked even a little (and has… Continue reading Find your way – Creating bike routes

Route: The landing zone tour

Since we bike mostly here in Finland, we have a few routes for sharing. As I got my bike back from maintenance yesterday, I wanted to take it out for a spin and a decided try one of the routes I’d planned with Bikemap.net. I synced the route to my Garmin Forerunner 305 (no, I… Continue reading Route: The landing zone tour