Name: Kaisa Maria Leka
Age: I was born in the late 70’s in a small town outside Lahti (another small town...) to which I hopefully never have to return.
Occupation: comic book artist (Yes, I actually do make a living on it!)
Best bicycle memory: Riding into the Helsinki velodrome after finishing the 140-kilometer Tour de Helsinki in the fall of 2007.
Said by others: ”Look mom – a robot!” (a 5-year old on the street)
Reading now: Greetings from Vrindavana, a book about a pilgrim’s experiences in the small Indian town of Vrindavana in Uttar Pradesh.
Favorite food: Lasagna with lots of cheese
Favorite drink: Old Jamaican Ginger Beer with fiery ginger root
Fears most: That people laugh at me for riding too slowly.
My motto: ”Sometimes more is more!” –Paula Scher’s adaptation of Mies van der Rohe’s famous axiom
Name: Christoffer Leka
Age: 35 years young.
Profession: teacher in graphic design
Best bicycle memory: Riding in the moonlike landscape of the Norweigan mountains with 1680 kilometers behind us.
Said by others: ”I always had you for someone ideologically oposed to all forms of sports.”
– a relative after hearing about our plans to ride to the North Sea
Reading now: Stories for Little Comrades - a book about the russian avantgarde artists role in illustrating childerns books
Favorite food: Rye bread and lots of butter.
Favorite drink: Applejuice - by the gallon
Fears most: Dentists and having to take shots.
My motto: ”there is no such thing as being to conscentious!”