Bike commuters in London – a view from the outside

We arrived in London on Wednesday the 3rd of November, still having a few hours of travel ahead of us and the first thing we hear is the constant yells of “there’s a tube strike today, the underground is not running at all”. Which means our plans were foiled a bit, but luckily London is… Continue reading Bike commuters in London – a view from the outside

Epic: Cyclocross race video from 1960

Well now, seems like we’ll do two videos in a row then – but come on, look at this video! If you thought cyclocross is something new, you’re wrong. It’s been around for a very long time, and started as a between-town race across farmlands in the early 1900s. Wikipedia says that: After Octave Lapize… Continue reading Epic: Cyclocross race video from 1960

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

Review: Rock’n’Roll Extreme Lube

There are lubes and then there are lubes. There are many different kinds as well: Ones for dry weather (usually based on wax), ones for wet (usually based on grease) and everything from between. Then there are these magic lubricants that don’t really care what kind of weather it is or how long you ride.… Continue reading Review: Rock’n’Roll Extreme Lube

Cycling: We have an agenda

Cycling is very much like football (the soccer kind) to me. Everyone can do it. It’s one of the most equal methods of transportation available to our species living on this planet. However, even being the capitalist I am, I realize that our cities and our culture has been evolving around the internal combustion engine.… Continue reading Cycling: We have an agenda

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

Friday video: Hipsters of the world, unite!

First of all, I really love when people talk with us in Facebook and Twitter. With some I speak quite often and they are kind enough to send us awesome links to stuff we wouldn’t otherwise find. Above, you can see one of those videos – which is really well done, and it’s full of… Continue reading Friday video: Hipsters of the world, unite!

Commuting: What to wear?

I’m a bit torn at the moment as there are two riders with two different needs in me. If I just would commute directly from home to work and back, there wouldn’t be an issue. I could wear whatever spandex loving dream I would want to and be done with it very quickly. However, I… Continue reading Commuting: What to wear?

Dress up: Endura Full Monty gloves

As the colder weather is coming and I had to order something warmer, I went for the full-finger gloves from a UK company called Endura. The company is a solid performer for budget riders, but they don’t do it cheap. Far from it. In my last shipment there were quite a bit of Endura gear… Continue reading Dress up: Endura Full Monty gloves