Friday Video: Merry Christmas – We take a holiday!

It’s Christmas Eve today, if some of you lovely and/or manly readers are completely out of your minds or just unable to tell time due to some unfortunate OTB accident when you were a kid. In Finland, today is the big day of Christmas unlike in many other cultures where the 25th is the main… Continue reading Friday Video: Merry Christmas – We take a holiday!

The Surly is back home!

Ha ha! Great news of happy joy! My Ultimate Commuter is finally back home! Even though I was wearing jeans and sneakers, the ride was very pleasant and nice, yet I’m already out of shape and it was cold as hell out there. But _still_ it was brilliant. No way any inside training tool can… Continue reading The Surly is back home!

Introducing: Johanna MacDonald

This is already turning to be a brilliant week. Not only did I pick up my bike yesterday, we finally can introduce the only thing missing from Coming Thru – even more, awesome writers! The other thing that I’ve noticed that’s missing from many bicycle related blogs is the number of female riders, and that… Continue reading Introducing: Johanna MacDonald

Our 150th post – New writer, news and numbers

We posted our first post on June 27th this year, and during that week we got a massive 45 visits to our seven posts. That was cool. We didn’t have any expectations (.. and we still don’t) about writing this lovely hobby of ours, but things have been going up. There have been clear things… Continue reading Our 150th post – New writer, news and numbers

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

Coming Thru mentioned at WooThemes!

Yeah, this post doesn’t really talk about cycling, but we just find it supremely awesome when we get mentioned pretty much anywhere. This time it’s by WooThemes, the awesome dudes who are responsible for the theme running on top of our WordPress installation. Boo ya! Related Posts:Approaching our 200th postIntroducing: Johanna MacDonald10 tips to curb… Continue reading Coming Thru mentioned at WooThemes!

Cool things coming in the next few weeks

Had to sacrifice some screen room for that amazing photo by Janne Hellsten of his Helkama bike, which is the other reason I’m so excited! Some little birds might have whispered secrets into our ears and it looks like I’ll get to fulfill one of my life long dreams and visit a working bicycle factory!… Continue reading Cool things coming in the next few weeks

The 100th post at Coming Thru!

It’s been exactly one hundred days since June 27th when I wrote the first article to our humble attempt to write down something about bikes. This post I’m writing now marks our 100th post as well, as we have so far been able to post something every day. Having blogged for several years now, it’s… Continue reading The 100th post at Coming Thru!

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

Commuting: Feeling the effort

I just realized my frame has a typo with double "fatties" in the chainstay

That Shimano 105 crankset you see before you has been the conduit of my thighs pumping power to propel me onwards to a cycling future of poetry in the land of too long sentences. After the last month and nearly doubling my riding from previous months I can surely say that it’s very effective because… Continue reading Commuting: Feeling the effort