cyclocross season: national titles at stake

One of the better excuses for not being out there in the cold on Sunday afternoons (and grab a beer from the fridge at 4 pm) is this years cyclocross season. So far we have seen the top riders battle it out on several occasions with only seconds difference, or even better, a sprint all… Continue reading cyclocross season: national titles at stake

Friday video: My name is mud – Epic cyclocross video

This video ups the epic ante in several directions. Here are five reasons for you to share it to all your friends. It is very, very well done. It’s a cyclocross video that actually looks like a cyclocross video. It’s attitude it’s pretty close to the 1960s video we showed earlier. It has freakin’ Primus… Continue reading Friday video: My name is mud – Epic cyclocross video

Epic: Cyclocross race video from 1960

Well now, seems like we’ll do two videos in a row then – but come on, look at this video! If you thought cyclocross is something new, you’re wrong. It’s been around for a very long time, and started as a between-town race across farmlands in the early 1900s. Wikipedia says that: After Octave Lapize… Continue reading Epic: Cyclocross race video from 1960

Review: Cube X-Comp Cyclocross

Leaves are starting to fall, it’s regularly raining cats and dogs and we are stocking up on winter clothes. The positive side? The cyclocross season is starting! Us Belgians have a particular relation with pedaling and running through the mud for an hour and somehow enjoying it – as do the spectators watching races eating… Continue reading Review: Cube X-Comp Cyclocross

Bike factories, forest rides and 2011 Merida models

Whew, What a weekend! We spent it in a small town of about 5000 people (during the winters) called Hanko. It’s a coastal town by the Baltic sea and it has a brilliant climate and more central European type forests. It also houses Helkama Velox, one of the oldest bike manufacturers and importers in Finland… Continue reading Bike factories, forest rides and 2011 Merida models

Cyclocross, freezing cold and away we go!

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!

Cyclocross Finnish Championships 10.10.10

Tomorrow will be a day of racing in the capital area of Finland, when the Finnish championships of cyclocross (or CX in short) will be settled and won. We’ll be there to shoot some photos and enjoy the action, unfortunately neither of us will be actually participating in the ride, but we’ll be there in… Continue reading Cyclocross Finnish Championships 10.10.10

Review: Shimano BR-R550 Cantilever brake

One of the most important things on a bike are the brakes, they can literally make it or break it for your bike. For their price, I think think brakes are the wrong place to save money. Since I couldn’t use my Shimano 105 caliper brakes on my ultimate commuter, in order to be ready… Continue reading Review: Shimano BR-R550 Cantilever brake

Monday inspiration: Cyclocross trails in Scotland

This video by Andy Wardman which you can find below this short text is already a few months old, but it is a very refreshing video done by a single person. There’s a lot of effort as you’re going downhill, film it, ride back up and check if it’s good – if not, redo the… Continue reading Monday inspiration: Cyclocross trails in Scotland