Fun Cycling Stuff
Here are some fun cycling related links and articles that have been passed on to us to share with you.
Bicycle Anecdotes from Amsterdam
Here is an impressive video from Amsterdam. (Actually 1 plus 3 more impressive videos) This site provides a nice cross-section of commentary on life in the City of Bikes. For the main video, if you’d like to skip directly to topics, they’ve grouped the comments under five general headings.
0:17 Rejecting the Automobile
2:15 A bike system that works for everyone
4:05 There’s a science to what looks like “bicycle chaos”
5:55 Coming to The Netherlands from the United States
7:33 Dutch Bicycle Culture
ALSO, see “How did the Netherlands get so Bicycle Friendly?” for more about how this bicycle nirvana came about.
Flying Bike Completes Test Flight
Danny, Oh Danny!
You know Danny MacAskill (if you ride on two wheels, you should!). Danny Macaskill is a Scottish trials cyclist with a serious flair for extreme mountain biking.
Here are a few episodes that show a glimpse of this guy’s incredible talent – Sit back and enjoy!
“The Ridge,” by Macaskill’s Cut Media, is a brand new film featuring this Scottish daredevil as he hops on his mountain bike and returns to the Isle of Skye, Scotland – his native home.
Watch as he takes on the death-defying Cuillin Ridgeline:
Danny MacAskill’s Imaginate.
Red Bull Kludge: An athlete-powered machine
Define “What is a Kluge”. KLUGE: /KLOOJ/ NOUN, SLANG – A witty, yet inelegant solution that succeeds in performing a particular task. Check this thing out here.
Just goes to show that bicycles have an almost unlimited potential in human powered endeavors!
Bike to Work Day -
The “Bicycles Forever” exhibit
Photo taken by Dora F., a friend of Bike Roswell! living in Toronto.
Bicycles Forever: This Mesmerizing Ai Weiwei Installation is Made from 3,144 Bicycles
1000 Bicycles: This is Ai Weiwei’s 1000 Bicycles
STOOPIDTALL – CICLAVIA – LA BIKE CULT
Is this a Tall Bike or what??? ..but what fun!
Think it’s time for Roswell to have our own Ciclavia? Want to help make it happen? Email Harry with Bike Roswell!
Posters to think about
Ride your bike in space! ..and go 17,000+ MPH
Are You More Awesome?
Want to make your bike sound like a horse trotting?
Here is a Horse Trotting Sound Here is a Bike Trotting Sound
Think about it! Mystify your buddies. On your next group bike ride make them think, “This guy’s bike must be a horse!” You would surely be the star of the ride.. (Not sure if that would be a real good thing though).
Bikes Save Lives! Or, Curious George’s Great Escape.
How does Curious George and bicycles come together to save lives? Here’s a story of how the inquisitive monkey and two bicycles saved a German couple’s lives.
WOW! Hurricane Sandy on Bikes in NYC.
How did the Netherlands get so Bicycle Friendly?
Click on images for a larger view. Think we can do this? Click on “Answer” below for a video
If you’ve visited the Netherlands, you know how incredible their bicycle culture is. Or, you probably have heard about it. Below is a video and more on how they were able to depend less on the automobile and rely more on the bicycle for transportation and recreation. Think their bicycle culture was always there? Not so. It was a relative recent occurrence. Here is a video answer to how this phenomenon occurred. For the whole enchilada, click HERE for a good blog on “How the Dutch got their cycling paths.”
If you haven’t clicked on it already, here is a video “Answer”.
2012 National Bike Challenge Results:
Created by Kimberly-Clare, national HQ right here in good ol’ Roswell, GA, this national challenge ran May 1 to August 31 with the goal of uniting 50,000 people to bike 10 million miles. ..and the results are in:
Team Bike Roswell! finished in 1st Place in the state of Georgia!
- As a team, we accumulated over 13,000 miles on the bike!
- As a team, we finished 84th nationally!
- Individually, Team Captain Steve Thomas finished in 1st Place in Georgia!
- Individually, Bike Roswell! President Doug Fallon finished in 2ne Place in Georgia
The goal of the National Bike Challenge was for more than fifty thousand riders logging over ten million miles, demonstrating the power of the bicycle to build healthy people, healthy communities, and a healthy planet. Although the Challenge is over, for those willing to still log miles – the site is a great way to maintain your stats.
See more about the Challenge here.
Contributions from Hetz, Doug, Steve & biCYCle Store Paris:
Rider Danny MacAskill – Adventurer of the Year?
A street trials rider redefines how we view urban landscapes—and becomes a global icon in the process. ..and was nominated for National Geographic’s “Adventurer of the Year 2012“.
Read full National Geographic article here.
Some of Danny’s other amazing videos:
Cycling Music Videos
If you run across something cool and/or extraordinary in the world of cycling and want to share with your cycling community, just send it to me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll use my editorial privledges to share them with the world. (Also, thanks to you that have shared cool stuff with us so far).