10 tips to curb bicycle road rage

The boys at http://theimaginaryzebra.blogspot.com/2009/11/sorry-thanks-road-rage-reduction.html came up with this. I want a bike version.

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… Continue reading 10 tips to curb bicycle road rage

The cyclist manifesto

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… Continue reading The cyclist manifesto

Winter commuting: Bike light buying guide

This is the time when all bike blogs and other media outlets are telling everyone to wear reflectors, use lights and really make themselves visible. The problem is that we really don’t know whether we are visible or not, because we are always in the center of the action. The other big question is the… Continue reading Winter commuting: Bike light buying guide

November sucks: Bike vandalism in plain sight

Well, since it’s already a miserable month here in Finland and my derriere is starting to look like I had a skin graft from Barney the purple dinosaur, I might as well add to the misery. We were just coming home from the opera and I finally had a camera to take a photo evidence… Continue reading November sucks: Bike vandalism in plain sight

City commuting: Stockholm vs. Helsinki

We recognize that Coming Thru is not a political blog or talking too much about city planning or traffic management, but it does affect us. I’ve mentioned earlier that there is a very active group of people here in Finland, who are working hard in order to improve the conditions for all Finns. Luckily, the… Continue reading City commuting: Stockholm vs. Helsinki

Bike commuters in London – a view from the outside

We arrived in London on Wednesday the 3rd of November, still having a few hours of travel ahead of us and the first thing we hear is the constant yells of “there’s a tube strike today, the underground is not running at all”. Which means our plans were foiled a bit, but luckily London is… Continue reading Bike commuters in London – a view from the outside

Quick preview: Winter cycling shoes – North Wave Celsius Arctic

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

November brings five months of riding

November is here and the land is preparing for hibernation here in Finland. October and November have always been annoying months for cycling because of freezing temperatures during the night and wet leaves during the day make cycling similar to working in a vaseline factory. The last two months of riding have been quite broken… Continue reading November brings five months of riding