Welcome to the Planetbiker blog, stories from hopping on city bikes from around the world. And the occasional mountain bike adventure. The Planetbiker has biked in 11 countries, in a total of 18 places. You can also click on the map below to see where in the world they took place.
The Planetbiker articles appeared originally in the Blogspot Planetskier series, at TGR posts, or at the Relaa website. See also the articles about skiing, caving, urban exploration, climbing, flying, swimming, and saunas.
All biking-related articles:
|Rethinking this car thing|
After the clutch broke, I felt the situation is critical.
June 2020, House Arkko, Kauniainen, Finland
Car; Biking (Outdoor, Bike-Road, Track-Road, Track-City, Equipment)
|Biking to Mont Royal|
In my series of biking in the world's cities: Montreal. And visiting Mount Royal for the views and nice park experience. I particularly like the lake on the backside.
July 2018, Mont Royal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Biking (Outdoor, Bike-City, Track-City, Track-Road, Track-Trail); Climbing (Volcanoes)
|The Kauniainen-Vantaa-Tuusula-Espoo-Kauniainen bike ride|
I had a nice bike ride with Janne today.... more than 70 kilometres, and through Vantaa to look at the airport, visit my mom in Tuusula, and back via Espoo.
July 2018, Hyrylä, Tuusula, Finland
Biking (Bike-Road, Track-Road, Outdoor)
100 meter commute to the office from the hotel. Free bikes at the hotel. And a nice beach a bike ride away. Cannot complain!
June 2018, Tegelhagens Badplats, Sollentuna, Sweden
Biking (Bike-City, Track-Trail, Track-Road, Outdoor); Swimming (Outdoor, Water, Waterbody-Sea, Beach)
|Biking to the ski hill, in boots|
This morning I woke up and asked myself what would be the most stupid thing I could do today. Can you bike to a ski hill, on your ski boots? Turns out the answer is yes. Although maybe not advisable...
May 2017, Kauniainen ski hill, Kauniainen, Finland
Skiing (Outdoor, Snow, Lifts); Biking (Bike-Road, Track-Road, Outdoor)
No plastic ski hill in Brazil for me today. My flight schedules had changed, just by a couple of hours but it foiled my plans to collect another country on my way home. Oh well, Buenos Aires is an interesting city. There is no skiing, however. And I have skied Argentina already anyway.
November 2013, Tigre, Argentina
Biking (Bike-Road, Track-Road, Track-City, Outdoor); Canoeing
|The Biking Tourist|
Heat wave. Nine day work week with only two hours of free time. Berlin. Summer! Skiing is highly unlikely this week, but fortunately I have a backup sport: biking.
August 2013, Berlin wall, Berlin, Germany
Biking (Bike-City, Track-City, Outdoor)
|Velo avec des Skis|
Bike to train station with skis on your back, take the TGV, go skiing. That's what I did in Paris.
March 2012, Snowhall, Amneville, France
Skiing (Indoor, Snow); Biking (Bike-City, Track-City, Outdoor)
I hate my job. Now I have to go to Paris. In spring. What a dreadful city! Seriously though, I love Paris and the meetings are super interesting. But how to get to the ski slopes?
March 2012, Paris, France
Travel; Biking (Bike-City, Track-City, Outdoor)
No skiing. Made a mistake. A big mistake. But I did a very nice bike tour in Philadelphia!
October 2011, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Biking (Bike-Mountain, Track-Trail, Track-Road, Outdoor)
|Biking Across the Sea|
Summer is for biking, not for skiing! Well, not really, but this week I had no other alternative.
July 2011, Tallinn, Estonia
Biking (Bike-Road, Track-City, Track-Road, Outdoor)
|Underground biking in Maastricht|
Biking underground, in a cave/mine? Why not when that's available! And in Maastricht it was!
July 2010, Sibbergroeve, Valkenburg, Netherlands
Biking (Bike-Mountain, Underground); Urban-Exploration (Mines); Caving (Man-Made, Biking, Rock, Rock-Marble)