Copenhagen – The city of cycling

Copenhagen Cycle Parade 2010 | Photo by Martti Tulenheimo

Ah, Copenhagen. Whenever one is looking for some information about cycling, two cities are usually featured: Amsterdam in the Netherlands, and the capital of Denmark, Copenhagen. 38 percent of the city’s population commutes with their bike daily, and I bumped to this awesome video from the 2010 Velo-city happening by film maker Clarence Eckerson, Jr.… Continue reading Copenhagen – The city of cycling

15 fun facts about bicycles

Photo by Bernatcg

I think many people imagine bikes existing already in the middle ages, where Teutonic knights rode their trusty wooden bikes to battle with lances gleaming in the sun, but the modern bike is not much older than the automobile. Funnily, the modern bicycle hasn’t changed much from where it was a bit over a hundred… Continue reading 15 fun facts about bicycles

Commuting: One (multi)tool to rule them all

A bicycle is a frame and a collection of stuff held together by different sorts of nuts, screws and bolts. Due to this fact, it’s very important to make sure that those nuts and bolts in question are tightened once in a while. Sure, you could carry a toolkit or always ride with a friend… Continue reading Commuting: One (multi)tool to rule them all

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

Ultimate Commuter: Custom Surly Cross Check

UPDATE: The finished Ultimate Commuter is here. Finding the right bicycle for you can be really, really difficult. That’s if you’re looking for complete bikes, that is. I spent weeks searching and researching, and the last two days were even worse, spending more time on the computer than on the road while texting with my… Continue reading Ultimate Commuter: Custom Surly Cross Check

5 reasons bike commuting is a smart choice

A few months ago when I started my bike commuting in earnest people were constantly hovering around me and doubting my choice apart from the obvious, physical well-being. There are however several other great reasons that makes biking worth the while, here’s my top five. 1. It’s just as fast I read somewhere that the… Continue reading 5 reasons bike commuting is a smart choice

Bike building: Transmission, MTB or road bike?

I’ve found myself a mission: To build the ultimate commuting machine. First of all, I’m not a toddler. I’m a gargantuan, nearly two meters and over a hundred kilos of flabby bits biking power, so I’ll need a frame that’ll be big enough and provide me with enough confidence to drive down a hill going… Continue reading Bike building: Transmission, MTB or road bike?