Bike ergonomics: Cockpit upgrade

Bikes are simply a collection of parts forming a whole, so upgrading for ergonomics is easy. For some reason people seem to think that their bikes are permanent and nothing can be changed. Since I’m a tall person with wide shoulders, I wanted to upgrade the cockpit of my Cube hard tail. The original configurations… Continue reading Bike ergonomics: Cockpit upgrade

Mountain biking with one arm? Why not.

Photo by Eyes Down films

Tom Wheeler got four of the five nerves controlling his right arm severed and his hand is and will be mostly paralyzed for the rest of his life. Still that doesn’t Tom from riding his bike, in the forest with the boys. Total respect. Check out part two from Vimeo by clicking right about here.… Continue reading Mountain biking with one arm? Why not.

Advice for the first-time tourer: uh… “down there”

The road is the most comfy for your derriere.

Right.  I’m half-expecting to be flogged with an inner tube for TMI, but let’s be adult and sensible and learn how to avoid saddle sores. If you are affronted by discussions of the derriere, go to the next post now. In most of this series I’m trying to cover the kind of information I really,… Continue reading Advice for the first-time tourer: uh… “down there”

November sucks: Slippery when wet

It’s been a long time since I’ve seen the sun. It’s been even longer since I’ve taken a ride in the sun. Today was sunny, after a refreshing rain shower. I learned that there’s one thing more slippery than wet wood. Carbon soles on wet wood. The annoying thing is that I was carrying my… Continue reading November sucks: Slippery when wet

Commuting: Screw the shoulder, back on the road

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

Commuting: A single day of wins and losses

Today was an interesting day of commuting. It started yesterday, when I got fed up with feeling too much effort from my cycling, and I decided to lift my saddle even more. 10mm higher, yet again and you wouldn’t believe the difference. It was like gliding on clouds. This was naturally also due to having… Continue reading Commuting: A single day of wins and losses

Breaking records and winning yourself

I didn’t have the option to ride to work in the first days of this week, so I decided to go for a ride on Sunday. My wife was having her colleagues visiting our house, so I had around three to four hours to kill. The longest distance I’ve covered in a single sitting before… Continue reading Breaking records and winning yourself