Big boy cycling, 10 rules of riding 100 kilometers

1. You’re not as small as others, don’t try to ride like one I’ve always been big. That’s why I played basketball.  I have had to learn to dodge objects in ceilings other people don’t even see. I’ve had to realize that most items produced for purchase are too small for me. Like outlet bicycles. Cyclists… Continue reading Big boy cycling, 10 rules of riding 100 kilometers

Friday video: Why We Shouldn’t Bike with a Helmet

Here’s a brilliant talk by Copenhagen Cycle Chic creator Mikael Colville-Andersen, which he gave in TEDxCopenhagen. It’s over 15 minutes, so spend a moment and watch this video. It’s not just well presented and fun, it’s full of very good facts everyone should know. Related Posts:Friday Video: The Aura bicycle safety lightBike Science: Swedish Hovding… Continue reading Friday video: Why We Shouldn’t Bike with a Helmet

Bike Science: Swedish Hovding airbag helmet [crash video]

We already mentioned the new Swedish cycling safety invention: the Hövding airbag bike helmet and posted that to our Facebook page (No, it’s not from Ikea, the name means “Chieftain”). There was a video in that link too, but we feel that we should store this in the safety of our blog as well since… Continue reading Bike Science: Swedish Hovding airbag helmet [crash video]

Quick preview: GoPro HD Hero Helmet camera

Yeee-haw! It finally arrived! Our teeny-weeny helmet cam and naturally we had to try it out a bit in the office, and directly decided to use it in our company Christmas party to get a proper point of view on the happenings! No videos yet for you today, but we will use it to show… Continue reading Quick preview: GoPro HD Hero Helmet camera

Safety review: LAS Iceberg cycling helmet

Helmets, the epitome of safety throughout the history of man. They have a very simple job to do, to stop gravity tag-teaming with hard surfaces against your skull. Almost every sport that has any kind of physical requirements come with some kinds of helmets, from boxing to Aussie rules football and from rally racing to… Continue reading Safety review: LAS Iceberg cycling helmet

Video: Does two wrongs make a right?

Wearing gloves can literally save your skin | Photo by Eric Shoemaker

Here’s another great example of how to promote safe cycling together with safe pedestrian action. The guy rides his bike without a helmet, against traffic and meets a gentleman coming behind a car, not using a crosswalk. Idiocy ensues. I do like the way they wrote the thing off and luckily no one gets seriously… Continue reading Video: Does two wrongs make a right?

5 questions for finding the right bike

Photo by Stefan Georgi | Licensed with Creative Commons

Ah, the eternal question – what kind of bicycle should you have. The forums are full of these questions, people asking about a specific type of bike wanting to know if that’s good enough for them. But not many people really think about what kind of bike they should have. First of all, there are… Continue reading 5 questions for finding the right bike

15 fun facts about bicycles

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I think many people imagine bikes existing already in the middle ages, where Teutonic knights rode their trusty wooden bikes to battle with lances gleaming in the sun, but the modern bike is not much older than the automobile. Funnily, the modern bicycle hasn’t changed much from where it was a bit over a hundred… Continue reading 15 fun facts about bicycles

Is Lance’s $15k Giro helmet a good investment?

It’s Tour de France time and Cancellara is leading the pack even though the Lancinator is wearing a unique, molded-to-his-head fifteen-frickin’-thousand-dollar biking helmet he wasn’t in the top three on the first day. Wired wrote an exclusive article about Giro and the making of the super helmet, so here you go. To be honest, will… Continue reading Is Lance’s $15k Giro helmet a good investment?