cycling

The First Man To Ride A Bicycle Up Everest, From His Den

Frank Garcia reached the summit of Mt Everest after pedalling a total of 265km across 17 hours and 18 minutes, averaging a seven per cent grade and had to consume over 75,312kJ of food to make it. “It’s the hardest thing I’ve ever done,” he told us.


Can An Olympic Cyclist Cycle Hard Enough To Toast Bread?

It’s an easy joke to say that you can power your electronics by just getting on a hamster wheel or riding a bike but the truth is, it’s really, really tough to do in real time. And we’re not even Olympic athletes. German track cyclist Robert Förstemann is and even with his watermelon-sized thighs, he said his legs “hurts hard” and that it’s “fucking hard” to power up a toaster.


I Really Want This 19th Century VR Cycling Simulator To Be Real

Recently the retro-future-ish corners of the internet have been passing around this 19th century illustration of a virtual reality headset. And while I can’t verify where the image originally came from, I desperately want it to be real.


This Bike Parking Lot Is More Advanced Than Most Car Garages

Cyclists in the US are used to feeling envy at Dutch bike infrastructure. I mean, just look at this bridge. Sigh. Now, Delft is showing off its bike parking lot — and it’s as technologically advanced as you’d expect.


Turn Your Bike Into A Glowing Beacon With Reflective Street Sign Paint

Retroreflectivity is everywhere. It’s painted onto your street as line markers. It’s printed on the stop sign at the end of it. It’s sewn into technical clothing. It’s even on the moon, thanks to Apollo. And increasingly, it’s riding down the street next to you.


It's A Treat To Watch This Legendary Bike Builder At Work

Kinfolk bikes are known for their breathtaking classic looks. The trouble with them is that they’re made so very far away, in Japan. Thanks to a couple guys with cameras, you can make the trip to Kinfolk’s incredible workshop right from your computer, and see what it takes to hand-make some of the best bikes money can buy.


This Coat Lets You Signal Your Turn With Flashing LEDs

This is the Visijax wearable, or, to put it another way, a coat. But it’s got a trick quite literally up it’s sleeve, in the form of embedded LEDs that flash when the rider raises his arm to signal a turn.


Volvo Created A Bike Helmet That Warns Drivers About Nearby Cyclists

Though they share the road, bikes and vehicles don’t always play nice together. So Volvo, known for making some of the safest cars on the road, has helped develop a new safety helmet that lets bikes and vehicles communicate so that both cyclists and drivers are aware of each other when in close proximity — even if they can’t see each other.


China's Answer To Google Is Building This Stealthy Smart Bike

While Google busies itself with building cars that can drive themselves, China’s equivalent — the monstrous Baidu — is building this super-cool smart bike. Not as complex perhaps, but a damn sight more realisable.


The Bike-Friendly Commuter Suit Review: Good At Bikes, Bad At Suit

You can’t ride a bicycle in a traditional suit. The wear and tear on that fabric will be enough to tear holes in the pants and rip the shoulder seams. Not a good look! You could keep a suit in a bag and change when you get to work, but you’d have to show up early. (And stinky.) Parker Dusseau has a different idea: formalwear specifically made for two-wheelers.


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