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

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

Commuting: Pay it forward

Photo by Cory Grunkemeyer, who has an awesome name!

Riding on the commuting saddle has been very nice this week, the weather has been good and the wheels have been rolling. I notice the effects in my legs, especially the thighs and some nights I’ve been coming home too late to rest properly between rides. Still, I’ve taken it easy in the beginning, as… Continue reading Commuting: Pay it forward

5 questions for finding the right bike

Photo by Stefan Georgi | Licensed with Creative Commons

Ah, the eternal question – what kind of bicycle should you have. The forums are full of these questions, people asking about a specific type of bike wanting to know if that’s good enough for them. But not many people really think about what kind of bike they should have. First of all, there are… Continue reading 5 questions for finding the right bike

Copenhagen – The city of cycling

Copenhagen Cycle Parade 2010 | Photo by Martti Tulenheimo

Ah, Copenhagen. Whenever one is looking for some information about cycling, two cities are usually featured: Amsterdam in the Netherlands, and the capital of Denmark, Copenhagen. 38 percent of the city’s population commutes with their bike daily, and I bumped to this awesome video from the 2010 Velo-city happening by film maker Clarence Eckerson, Jr.… Continue reading Copenhagen – The city of cycling

15 fun facts about bicycles

Photo by Bernatcg

I think many people imagine bikes existing already in the middle ages, where Teutonic knights rode their trusty wooden bikes to battle with lances gleaming in the sun, but the modern bike is not much older than the automobile. Funnily, the modern bicycle hasn’t changed much from where it was a bit over a hundred… Continue reading 15 fun facts about bicycles

Find your way – Creating bike routes

When you go jogging or walking, route planning for your average mortal person is quite easy since the lap usually won’t be larger than 15 kilometers, usually half of that. Since cycling is so much more efficient, 15 kilometers is not even a long trek for someone who has biked even a little (and has… Continue reading Find your way – Creating bike routes

Stunt riding on a carbon Raleigh Avanti Race

When Maarten sent this link, I surely wasn’t expecting this. I’ve always had the feeling, that the first pebble on the road would not only maim the driver, but also send the bike right back to carbon heaven – but I stand corrected, this changed my opinion about carbon frames and road bike durability. Related… Continue reading Stunt riding on a carbon Raleigh Avanti Race