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Wisdom of a nineyearold

We were coming up the last hill going home from our picnic dinner in a field nearby our house. I was beating that big, clunky Christiania up the hill. My nine-year-old daughter fighting her mountainbike with the pedals, cranking them inch by inch, wobbling some, breathing heavily. Finally she beats that hill, sits down and […]

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Parking my Shimanos

What´s in a bicycle shoe, I ask myself. A foot, you might say. Well, most of the time that wouldn’t hold true. It´s just the shoe. And hundreds or thousands of stories, shaped and fueled by years of endless circular motion. Always coming back to the same spot. Again and again. Effortlessly continuing past that […]

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Silly looks

Yesterday I rode to my city office in my black, padded bike shorts, leg warmers and the merino wool top I almost alway wear when on the bike. Overall it was a nice, comfortable ride. Bike was lovely. Clothes was … well, they were comfortable. But I looked like a cyclist. And although I sometimes […]

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My electric heart is slowly growing

Yesterday´s run into town was slightly faster than it usually is. I normally try to go rather slowish in order not to get too sweaty, and also so I can do the routine 3-4 times a week. Remember, I´m on a Bullitt most of the times. And I´m 45. But yesterday my friend sort of […]

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Come rain come Crud fenders

It is with a heavy heart that I mount my new fenders on the Lapierre Audacio wonderbike. The Crud Roadracer MK2 Fenders might be light, the might be slim. But they are fenders. They spoil the looks of the bike, they spoil the whole idea of the bike as the utterly simple yet ingenious construction […]

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Good job, Jenny!

I rarely or never comment on news here. That is just not what I like to do at Cycleville BLOG. But when I heard that Jenny Rissveds won the gold medal yesterday I almost dropped the knife I held in my hand, I yelled out and had to stop what I was doing … Just […]

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OnGuard lock arrived

I am taking things down a notch or two. Trying to downsize, carry less weight, less stuff. To make life better, biking more fun. Obviously the most important change is switching from my Bullitt cargobike to something lighter. A regular bike. Or actually a lighter-than-regular-bike. Switching bikes mean I have to rearrange and in some parts update […]

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Time for a Bullitt replacement

I will do my very best to reengage in this blog. For a moment I thought I would go back to Swedish, but I’ll give it one more try in English. The reason for taking up blogging again is … I just feel that I should. Not a very good reason, I admit. But in […]

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Is a 20 kg trailer really the right solution?

I can cope with the snow and ice. I can accept that I can´t go as fast on the white stuff. But what I just cannot work through are the daily take-kids-to-school-and-back-rides.

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Bullitt stays (kid´s orders)

I will not – I repat not – sell my Bullitt in favor of a larger cargo bike. Bullitt stays, says my kids after riding the XXL Bakfiets of Cykelfabriken. Seven year old daughter argues: ”it’s so cute”. I cannot see the cuteness of the Bullitt, but I know she´s right. Anyway, my growing cargo needs […]