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How A Former Video Game Designer Created The Best Intersection For Bikes

Riding through a city on a bike lane that’s separated from cars feels great. But when you roll up to a light, the infrastructure often vanishes, leaving you feeling vulnerable as you cross busy lanes of traffic. Now a new type of intersection might keep cyclists safer and more visible. And it was created by a designer who used to make video games.

The Best Ways To Get To Work, According To Science

Commuting affects your mental health, your physical health, and even the way you think about other people. And these changes are more profound than you might think.

This Light-Up Bottle Does More Than Just Hold Water

If you’ve ever wanted to try being invisible, cycling on a busy road at night is a good start. Adding front and rear lights is obviously a good move, but for side-on visibility, things get a little more tricky. Italian cycling company Elite is trying to solve that with something surprisingly simple: a light-up water bottle.

This LED Bike Helmet Gives You Working Brake Lights And Turn Signals 

When you ride a bike at night, staying visible is essential — and this illuminated helmet not only adds lumens to your ride, but gives you some added functionality compared to your average clip-on lights.

If You Want To See The Future Of TV, Watch The Tour De France

Early in the Tour de France this year, a horrible crash forced six riders to abandon — including one, Fabian Cancellara, who finished the day with two broken vertebrae. NBC reported that 400,000 people had streamed the day’s racing through its app. GoPro footage of the aftermath, shot by a mechanic, quickly blew up too.

Tour De France Cyclist Computers Hacked By Doping Critics

If doping is a relatively modern problem for the sports world, the Tour de France 2015 sees it colliding headfirst with a modern technological concern, as race leaders Team Sky have accused rivals of hacking their computers.

The Bike Tricks In This Video Are Impossibly Fun To See

Video: Road bikes are meant for the road… but that’s too limiting and not fun at all. What’s really fun is seeing Italian cyclist Vittorio Brumotti freestyle all over anything that can remotely come close to being ridden on with his road bike. Like highway rails next to the ocean or narrow hand rails or an aeroplane graveyard or inside an aeroplane and more.

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.

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