Surly Cross Check with Fat 700x47c tires

As my Surly was built originally to be the Ultimate Commuter, moving to the city has created new needs. It’s not about having the best overall performance, but some comfort is appreciated as well. Helsinki is full of very irritating cobble stones and tram tracks and they are hell to ride on, no matter the… Continue reading Surly Cross Check with Fat 700x47c tires

Helsinki Commuting – Monday advice

It’s great to see that every spring there are more bikers on the streets here in Helsinki. People seem to invest in better bikes, they are creative in tuning their old ones and they are going for weekend rides outside of the city. This year only seems to confirm the trend so fare. However, with… Continue reading Helsinki Commuting – Monday advice

December wins November

Finally that dreadful November has given up and we’re steamrolling towards Christmas. I also got my steel-commutin’ Surly to my local bike shop to get the frame and wheels straightened and while at it, get the winter tires changed as well. The riding weather is pretty good here now, it’s not too cold and it’s… Continue reading December wins November

Friday video: A summer day at the races

Aleksi Koskinen is a Finnish, Helsinki-based film maker who also loves cycling – which is great for us, since we can enjoy his videos. This one is from the track cycling Finnish championships, filmed on a hot summer day and the footage is marvelous. Check out his other videos as well! Enjoy! Related Posts:Friday video:… Continue reading Friday video: A summer day at the races

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

Friday video: Girl meets boy on a bike in Helsinki

We’ve already told you how much we like received messages, comments, panties and other cool stuff from you guys and this week we got a video from an American couple. We actually had to bump out our hot BMX video for next Friday just to get this one out there, since it touched heart with… Continue reading Friday video: Girl meets boy on a bike in Helsinki

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