Mon Feb 14 2011 11:12:50 PM EST from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored Subject: Re:
Nice catch there. I wonder what the military industrial complex is going to do now that we know?
I'm sure they are now scouring the internet for any remaining evidence. These pics are protected by tinfoil, though, so we're all safe.
whew. these guys are doing realy hard.
its gotta be more than 130 rpm in that training gymn...
A motorist ran its golf through a critical mass ride in brazil last friday. Shocking pictures.
In a hurry? *shakes head*
I'm sure they are now scouring the internet for any remaining
evidence. These pics are protected by tinfoil, though, so we're all
Wikileaks has it all safely stored away. Not to worry. :)
Well, HB Gary certainly can't, so maybe that's not a bad thing. Heh
now this is freakin' awsome: http://www.bikeradar.com/news/article/airbike-nylon-bicycle-first-look-29615
a bicycle made without any metal.
The seats are murder though....
Bent the tab on the handlebars that the mountain bar bolts to.
And Tekvests kick ass. :nod
outperformed my MTB 48 km/h on my track to work downhill through forrest ways: 52 km/h with the X-Bow.
its just been 2m of way where I sort of had _any_ control over the bike. Thank good the mud track was guarded to the left and right, and no stone was in the way.
Subject: cycolonia trade fair
had the chance to ride a pederson:
(probably one of the "stolen design" ones...)
amazing ride. The saddle isn't directly attached to the frame, so you can't steer the bike by whipping your hip. you don't have the tight feedback from the ground, like if you had a suspension; there is none. The handlebar is pretty close, first had problems to get it going straight, but it was an amazing ride.
Next cycle tested was a nihola.com carco bike; first started out as a passenger, pretty fancy. The passenger sits in front of the steering axis, so turns feel a little funny at first.
Then changed the role, now as driver. My passenger was around 90kg, the guy who drove me around first... The 8 gears Shimano gearhub does a nice job in this. Even a ramp of 4 % climb is no problem. Most of the problem was, that the gripshift was operating the other way around, so I hit the wrong gear. It also feels a little odd that you musn't bend over in turns, since they're 3 wheelers. Took another turn with Maja as passenger (~25 kg), that time its almost amazing that you can go off speeding with such a bike, and she soon finds the safety belt and attaches it. The ramp up is next to 'not there' this time, we climb it quickly. As she wanted to get out, she first doesn't find the release button, and the guy who sells them is amazed, that she found the belt. Then I try to lift the cycle, and fail... I guess its > 40 kg and I just can lift two of the 3 wheels.
I have this rule about not going out if it's below 40, but alas, I broke my rule and regretted it.
It was 35 when we left and there was a newbie on the ride who we had to constantly stop for.
After two hours we had gone 10 miles. That's right, 5 mph average. Then somebody got a flat tire. There was some entertainment value in a 6 person committee where nobody's really sure how to change a tire, trying to change a tire.
i'd rather do it vice versa?
the n00bs stay inside if its to cold.
Subject: The Cyclotrope
18 kleine Bilder auf einem Laufrad ergeben - bei der richtiger Geschwindigkeit des Laufrades - eine Art Daumenkino. Tim Wheatley hat diese Idee aufgegriffen und die folgende Animation gebastelt.
Subject: Re: The Cyclotrope
a bike wheel, some pieces of paper, and the right speed, and you get some kind of animation.
26.2 miles, 35 pounds, and two close friends from my unit. What better way to spend a weekend?