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The Next Generation of Bicycle?

I am loving the look and ideas behind this new bicycle. The designer is calling this bike 2.0, and I might be inclined to agree with him. The look of this thing is AWESOME, even my daughter commented that this would look great in a bright, lime green.
Well done!

Amplify’d from bike.ospreypacks.com

What was the grand winning design? Bike 2.0: Next Generation Bicycle. From the designer:

Bike 2.0 the next generation bicycle, will give you more fun with energy boosts when you are cruising around. It makes you daily ride more comfortable with energy leveling and the stepless gearbox. You can even add the seat-tube battery and get there faster. Bike 2.0 has a generator and wires instead of a chain, so you will never get oily pants or fingers from the chain again. The two wireless control-units will control any aspect of your ride. You can easily control all this with the two wireless rings on the handlebar.

Read more at bike.ospreypacks.com

 

May 25, 2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , | Leave a comment

The Next Generation of Bicycle?

I am loving the look and ideas behind this new bicycle. The designer is calling this bike 2.0, and I might be inclined to agree with him. The look of this thing is AWESOME, even my daughter commented that this would look great in a bright, lime green.
Well done!
clipped from bike.ospreypacks.com

What was the grand winning design? Bike 2.0: Next Generation Bicycle. From the designer:

Bike 2.0 the next generation bicycle, will give you more fun with energy boosts when you are cruising around. It makes you daily ride more comfortable with energy leveling and the stepless gearbox. You can even add the seat-tube battery and get there faster. Bike 2.0 has a generator and wires instead of a chain, so you will never get oily pants or fingers from the chain again. The two wireless control-units will control any aspect of your ride. You can easily control all this with the two wireless rings on the handlebar.

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May 25, 2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Loving the bicycle chain look of this table!

I’m not sure if the designers were going for a bicycle look with this table, but I am thrilled with the bicycle chain effect. And the practical uses for a table like this seem pretty limitless.

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the Elos table by Nódesign team assumes different shapes and sizes, making this product a high adaptive capacity furniture.

Read more at cubeme.com

 

May 13, 2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , | Leave a comment

Cyclist takes third place, even with skewer in his leg

WOW, I thought some people were pretty gung ho about biking. But, this cyclist, takes the trophy as far as I’m concerned. Cyclists have a strange relationship with pain. Some of them even seem to like it. This guy takes it to the extreme.

He pulled out a third place ranking, even though he had crashed and skewered his leg.

Pretty impressive! That’s not the kind of cycling I’m into… but I suppose you can take it however you want it.

Amplify’d from msn.foxsports.com
A large splinter didn’t keep Azizulhasni Awang from a bronze medal at the Track World Cup.

Pictures showed a large splinter of wood from the track had gone right through his left calf.

Awang was given third, but missed his moment on the podium because he was on his way to hospital.

See more at msn.foxsports.com

 

February 21, 2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , | Leave a comment

Cyclist takes third place, even with skewer in his leg

WOW, I thought some people were pretty gung ho about biking. But, this cyclist, takes the trophy as far as I’m concerned. Cyclists have a strange relationship with pain. Some of them even seem to like it. This guy takes it to the extreme.

He pulled out a third place ranking, even though he had crashed and skewered his leg.

Pretty impressive! That’s not the kind of cycling I’m into… but I suppose you can take it however you want it.

clipped from msn.foxsports.com

A large splinter didn’t keep Azizulhasni Awang from a bronze medal at the Track World Cup.

Pictures showed a large splinter of wood from the track had gone right through his left calf.

Awang was given third, but missed his moment on the podium because he was on his way to hospital.

  blog it

February 21, 2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

These bikes are REALLY pulling their loads.

Although I think these pictures have been augmented via Photoshop, it doesn’t really matter. I love the look! And the power it conveys about the abilities of bikes to carry a load is pretty awe-inspiring. And, to be honest, I wouldn’t be surprised if the pictures ended up being authentic… I just can’t really see how it’s possible to carry that much stuff at once.
Do you know anything else about these pics? Please share with the Bike 4 Bangers readers.
Al

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‘Totem’ series by Alaine Delorme

This photo series by Alaine Delorme is awesome. From the somewhat lacking translating power of google I couldn’t make out whether the photo manipulation is limited to colours and contrast etc. or whether the loads have been augmented/completely synthesized, but to be honest, I don’t care that much.

The loads carried by some people in Shanghai on bikes is so incredible I wouldn’t be too surprised if most of these were real, either way they’re beautiful

See more at 14bikeco.wordpress.com

 

September 16, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Hiker / biker restaurant will have NO cars

I am constantly surprised by the amount of cars on the roads here in Florida. At times, it seems like there are almost NO alternative transportation users. On the other hand, it seems like cycling and other options are exploding in other areas (from what I read). Maybe it’s the heat here? No one wants to do anything but ride in their own comfortable A/C?
But, this article describes an attempt at a downtown hiker / biker restaurant only… no cars allowed. I LOVE this idea. And it looks like, because of the popularity of these alternative options, it could actually be a feasible idea. The fact that it might work is very cool! I hope it meets with huge success. It’s not that I don’t like or use cars… it’s just that most people NEVER try anything else. It’s good to see people doing something different succeeding.
Personally, I hope their hiker / biker restaurant is a raging success!
And adding in the repair shop while you eat… is also a KILLER idea!
Al at Bike 4 Bangers

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World’s First Bike-Path Cafe

Madison WI, is a town routinely voted one of the best places to live in America. Now’s there one more reason.
A restaurant on a bike bath, accessible only by foot or bicycle. The local State Journal reports on restaurateur Chris Berge’s plans for a cafe on the Madison’s Near West Side that would be “inaccessible by car, serve local food, produce zero garbage and cater to the city’s burgeoning bicycle population.”
The planned café would be open from April through October, and include a bicycle repair shop, so cyclists could grab a bite to eat while getting a tire fixed, or get a tune up along with lunch.  The many “green” features of the restaurant would include local food served on reusable plastic or ceramic dishes at seating made from tree trunks, beverages served in reusable mugs offered for purchase that fit into a bike holder, and a zero waste operation.

See more at greenopolis.com

 

September 14, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | | Leave a comment

Amazing temps in Central Florida today


A real life update from the <a href=http://Bike4Bangers.com>Bike 4 Bangers</a> archive:


What an amazing commute this morning.  It was like riding half way to work with a gigantic mister on.  You know, how Disney World has one mister for the entire park at each of their Florida parks?  It felt just like that.


Apparently it was about 71 degrees this morning.  Lovely!


And, last night at about 8:30 pm, was the first time I noticed that the temperature outside was about as cool as the temp inside … and we keep the inside of our house set at 78 degrees to help keep the cooling bill as low as humanly possible.


I just had to share.  I am SOOOO excited for winter to come to Florida, this heat is devastating for my enjoyment of outdoor activities.


Catch ya later!


Al


 


 


 


 

September 2, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Can’t we all just get along? Bikers and Drivers?

This article spread a bit of sunshine across my day. Like the author, I too, almost always have negative associations with cars as I ride on my commutes and for fun. However, it is truly possible to connect with other people, even if they are driving a car.

Check out this article to learn about a far-too-infrequent connection that can happen between a driver and a biker.

Really, it’s a story about humans in general … how often do we ever connect with other strangers in a positive and meaningful way? Not often enough!
Al with Bike 4 Bangers

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Interactions between drivers and cyclists are often no fun for anybody. But not always!

I made it to the store, returned my DVD, and was unlocking my bike to ride back home when a tall stranger called out to me.
“I want you to know that you have convinced me to buy a bike.”
You may be wondering why I decided to share this tiny urban cycling vignette. In the big scheme of things it’s not all that important. But it brightened up my day like a ray of afternoon sunshine breaking through a blanket of San Francisco Bay Area fog and I just had to share the glee. Real human contact with a complete stranger is much rarer in our lives than it should be. And any time someone decides to ride a bike instead of driving a car is good for them and does the world a favor. And might even be good for someone else too, who isn’t riding a bike … yet.

Read more at www.salon.com

August 26, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | | Leave a comment

Community bike ride is an art masterpiece

This was a fantastic idea to help create a sense of community among bikers. It’s a mixture of art, biking, community get-together and music. What a wonderful way to bring together members of a community who might never actually meet or greet each other, although they share a common passion.

Can we start one of these in my town? I would love it!

Amplify’d from www.nytimes.com
Turn On (MP3s), Tune In and Ride


Now there is a new piece of interactive theater to take advantage of that feeling. Joyride is a group bike ride with a shared route and a common soundtrack. Riders equipped with MP3 players and headphones set off from the same point, pushing “play” simultaneously. They travel individually or in a pack, but each knows what the others are hearing. Gliding through the city on two wheels can already feel like being in a long tracking shot in a very personal movie, especially if you do it while listening to music. Joyride gives that experience an added dimension — an audience of participants.


David La, 31, who lives on the Upper West Side, did the ride as a tribute to the friend who got him into biking and died this year. “I loved it,” Mr. La said. “You would see some people bobbing their heads or sort of dancing on their bikes, and you knew exactly what beat they were listening to,” like “50 mobile clubs listening to the same D.J.”

Read more at www.nytimes.com
 

August 20, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment