10 tips to curb bicycle road rage

The boys at http://theimaginaryzebra.blogspot.com/2009/11/sorry-thanks-road-rage-reduction.html came up with this. I want a bike version.

In Helsinki I can really tell we’re in the thick of the beginning of the bicycle season, because I am swearing an awful lot on my bicycle. Clueless pedestrians not yet accustomed to looking before they step into a bike lane (despite having had years to learn), drivers on edge from having cyclists zip around… Continue reading 10 tips to curb bicycle road rage

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

Friday Video: The Aura bicycle safety light

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Visibility in cycling has always been a big issue for us living in countries that are dark sometimes. Which consists of every country in this planet. So yes, there will always be use for methods to allow us to see and to be seen. Project Aura is addressing the latter part and is also making… Continue reading Friday Video: The Aura bicycle safety light

Friday video: Why We Shouldn’t Bike with a Helmet

Here’s a brilliant talk by Copenhagen Cycle Chic creator Mikael Colville-Andersen, which he gave in TEDxCopenhagen. It’s over 15 minutes, so spend a moment and watch this video. It’s not just well presented and fun, it’s full of very good facts everyone should know. Related Posts:Friday Video: The Aura bicycle safety lightBike Science: Swedish Hovding… Continue reading Friday video: Why We Shouldn’t Bike with a Helmet

Blizzards, bike shops and photos

Remember when I said a few days ago that it feels like living on planet Hoth? We’ve had a blizzard here today in Helsinki, something around 10-15 cm (4-6 inches) of snow in one day and I still saw cyclists plowing through the snow. Sadly, my local bike shop mechanic, where I was planting to… Continue reading Blizzards, bike shops and photos

November sucks: Living on planet Hoth

Last winter was bordering on ridiculous, as it was like a winter imagined by an Australian tourist watching a Michael Bay movie on snow monsters. November is still supposed to be Autumn, even here in Finland. But yesterday’s forecast for the next ten days wasn’t very cheerful. The killer here regarding cycling is the wind… Continue reading November sucks: Living on planet Hoth

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

Quick review: HA-III Cree SSC P7-C 900 Lumen LED bike light

Just look at the gargantuan name of the lamp. It’s amazing. Anyway, I finally got my “Chinese wonder” lamp from DealExtreme, which allows me to see during the dark night rides (and soon dark morning rides as well) here in Finland. This particular LED bike light has been in high regards in the Finnish bike… Continue reading Quick review: HA-III Cree SSC P7-C 900 Lumen LED bike light

Bike Science: Swedish Hovding airbag helmet [crash video]

We already mentioned the new Swedish cycling safety invention: the Hövding airbag bike helmet and posted that to our Facebook page (No, it’s not from Ikea, the name means “Chieftain”). There was a video in that link too, but we feel that we should store this in the safety of our blog as well since… Continue reading Bike Science: Swedish Hovding airbag helmet [crash video]