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Friday, January 31, 2014

Off Roading on Segways? Why Not?!

"SegwayNM shows X2's and i2's Off road, jumping hills, going down stairs, dropping off ledges and more. Ever wonder what a Segway will do? Watch this video, and find out, these guys push the limit on a Segway."

Thursday, January 23, 2014

How to Choose the Best Bike and Gear for Your Ride!

Biking is a fun way to get outdoors, get some exercise, and get around town, if you do it safely. Part of doing it safely is choosing the right bike for the terrain you'll ride on, making sure you have the right gear for your ride, and learning some of the basic rules and lingo required for a safe ride. This graphic from Greatist will get you up to speed on all of it.

Aside from outlining some good reasons to get out and ride, the graphic does a great job of breaking down the general types and styles of bicycle available and what type of ride they're best suited for. If you're planning on riding on trails and unpaved paths, for example, it's probably not a good idea to grab a fixed gear or a road bike. Even if you are riding on the road all the time, you may consider avoiding drop-bar handlebars on your road bike, especially if you're a beginning rider.

The graphic goes on to outline some of the basic gear you'll need, like a helmet, a good lock, reflectors or lights, and how much you should expect to spend on your ride. There are some basic road safety tips in there too that are important to review (and to review the laws in your state or city), along with a little lingo to learn if you're really planning on getting into biking as a pastime. Scroll down to check out the full graphic, or hit the link below.

Read the Entire Article at Lifehacker

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Swedes Develop Invisible Bike Helmet

You know what kind of sucks about riding a bike? Other than all that pedaling? Bike helmets. Sure, they keep that overrated "brain" from getting splattered, but they take a lot of the open-air-joy out of things, and they're not comfortable. A pair of Swedish women have developed a remarkable solution: the invisible bike helmet.

Tired of strapping ugly, uncomfortable styrofoam-and-plastic turtle shells to their heads, the pair came up with a pretty revolutionary solution that does manage to give you full head protection without, remarkably, wearing anything on your head.

I'd like to just come out and tell you the secret of how their Hövding helmet works, but this video does such a nice job of building suspense I kind of don't want to ruin it. So I won't post any pictures showing the operation, and don't follow that link to their site if you don't want to spoil a minor surprise.
Once you see how it works it all makes sense, and is a very clever solution that draws from a number of technologies that are well-established and familiar.3

Read the rest at JaloPink.com

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Thursday, January 9, 2014

Trials Biking on the Streets of San Francisco

"Viral YouTube cinematographer Devin Super Tramp recently worked with Ford to produce a ride along video that combines BMX and parkour on the streets of San Francisco. The acrobatics were performed by a team of riders that included Tim Knoll, a BMXer known for his unusual gymnastic riding style.

"Watch as the team undertake a bevy of ridiculous stunts and tricks.
Read more at Hypebeast.com."

Discovered at Regrit

Thursday, January 2, 2014

One to Watch: Kelly Crowley - Paralympic Games Champion!


One to Watch: Kelly Crowley - Paralympic Games Champion!

Kelly Crowley is a self-described: "Pro cyclist single-handedly shifting the balance of power! Born with...a love of sports. World champ, gold medalist, coach, writer, speaker." 

Visit her at: http://www.teamkelly.org

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