Big boy cycling, 10 rules of riding 100 kilometers

1. You’re not as small as others, don’t try to ride like one I’ve always been big. That’s why I played basketball. ¬†I have had to learn to dodge objects in ceilings other people don’t even see. I’ve had to realize that most items produced for purchase are too small for me. Like outlet bicycles.¬†Cyclists… Continue reading Big boy cycling, 10 rules of riding 100 kilometers

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

First 500 km on the 2011 Merida Scultura Evo 905

It has been a bit too warm for road cycling here recently, so we’ve been bombing in the forests lately, but I have managed to get the first 500 kilometers on my new Merida and it has been a very pleasurable experience. The stiffness of the frame manages to surprise me every time and although… Continue reading First 500 km on the 2011 Merida Scultura Evo 905

Exclusive video: Cycling in November sucks

If you’re read our blog before, you know that I just got my helmet camera from GoPro a week ago and finally had the time to edit a short clip of a ride in quite terrible weather in November. As I’ve already mentioned, this month is probably the worst for riding as there’s anything from… Continue reading Exclusive video: Cycling in November sucks

Hydration review: Camelbak Blowfish

A lot of people know what a “camelback” is, a lot fewer have actually tried one. They are naturally referring to the hydration equipment manufacturer Camelbak, who at least to my knowledge were the first to popularize the hydration pack with a bladder for the liquid and a proper “straw” for sucking it out. Jogging… Continue reading Hydration review: Camelbak Blowfish

Technique: I can haz slipstream

Now that I found a new route which is more populated in the times I’m commuting and one that is paved, I’ve had the chance to catch some slipstreams. To me, it seems funny how few people seem to realize that such a thing exists. There are a few men running the same commute who’ve… Continue reading Technique: I can haz slipstream

Fixies + Hipsters + Helsinki = Music Video

One of the nicest places in Helsinki for cruising

If you thought that Finland is so desolate and full of polar bears that we had been spared from the invasion of hipsters and their brakeless fixed gear bicycles, you are wrong. When you ride down the streets, there is so much flannel, mustache and tight jeans that you’d think you are in the really… Continue reading Fixies + Hipsters + Helsinki = Music Video