Have you ever woken up in the morning just to realize it’s minus two degrees outside, the ground is frozen and you’ll have to layer up in order to stay warm on the way? Yeah. It’s been like that for the last month and let me tell you, overshoes are really nice when you put… Continue reading Quick preview: Winter cycling shoes – North Wave Celsius Arctic
As you might have noticed, I’ve fought a constant battle in finding a suitable outfit that would keep me warm in the cold weather and upcoming winter, but wouldn’t boil me alive since I heat up like a sauna when exercising. I tried several different hard (ie. water and windproof) shells: Thinner ones, more expensive… Continue reading Cold wear: 2010 Endura Windchill jacket
Yes, usually I take photos of items we review at home, but there are limits to what our eyes are meant to see. Me in bibs is not one of them. I do like using them though, and they are excellent in cold weather riding. Today we’re taking a look at two pairs from Italian… Continue reading Cold wear: Santini bib shorts are your friends
This should be another rest week for me and the shoulder, but during last weekend in Hanko we had the opportunity to go riding and naturally we had to take it. Since I survived single tracks and several hours of forests, I thought I could muster the energy to ride to work as well. The… Continue reading Commuting: Screw the shoulder, back on the road
It’s been darn cold here the last few days, this morning the temperature had actually gone below zero and that naturally means that the next time I go riding, I’ll have to have studded wheels. As you might remember, last Sunday on the 10/10/10 the Finnish championships of cyclocross were being competed in and Jukka… Continue reading Cyclocross, freezing cold and away we go!
It’s been nearly two weeks since I’ve been on my bicycle, and even though I should rest two more weeks I had to take my brown missile out for a quick run. I wanted to test how my shoulder would last and also try out my new winter bib pants and my new Endura jacket.… Continue reading Autumn riding in the countryside
According to (a quite boring) legend, galoshes were invented by an Englishman called Radley. The man suffered from rheumatism and wanted to keep his shoes dry, and back then people didn’t have too many pairs of shoes since mass fabrication wasn’t a trending topic at the time. In modern usage, galoshes are outer shoes worn… Continue reading Cold feet: Endura Neoprene road overshoes
I’m a bit torn at the moment as there are two riders with two different needs in me. If I just would commute directly from home to work and back, there wouldn’t be an issue. I could wear whatever spandex loving dream I would want to and be done with it very quickly. However, I… Continue reading Commuting: What to wear?
One part in my realization of cooling weather was the fact that my back was freezing. None of the local shops had either good enough or big enough top layers for me to buy, so I had to order them online. Lucky for me, there were plenty of discounts available and I went with outdoor… Continue reading Dress up: Montane Velocity DT weatherproof jacket
No one really likes the cold, not even Finns who have heat intolerance in their genes (seriously). That’s why my mom invented dressing up in layers to keep humankind warm, but not look like the Michelin man. There are a few schools out there: The Naturals vouch for different types of wool, where Merino is… Continue reading Dress up: Helly Hansen LIFA base layers