Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: Berdimuhamedov, bicycles, biking, Turkmenistan
Story is old and lacks credibility. Still fun.
President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov – featured on TV “winning” a cycle race a fortnight ago – has been encouraging mass-participation events on Sundays. And the opposition website Chrono reports that hes expecting the entire population to climb into the saddle on 1 September. “This campaign will help to boost health, ensure environmental security and promote cycling,” the president is quoted as saying. It comes after Berdimuhamedov approved a four-year state programme for developing cycling in the country.But Chrono says this is bad news for those who dont own a bike. “Prices for bikes have sharply risen in the country. By any means, all able-bodied individuals, pupils and students should have bikes by 1 September,” it reports, citing the case of one teacher in the capital Ashgabat who tendered his resignation because of his refusal to take part.
Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: bicycles, concept bike, levitation bike, Special Area, transportation
This fellow took not thinking much about how and why bicycles work to a new level before he drew up this “concept bike.”
Just looking at the “custom saddle” makes my Special Area hurt.
Filed under: Bike of the Day | Tags: bicycles, bike of the day, cross bike, cyclo-cross, cyclocross, Soma, Soma Double Cross, Soma touring bike, Tange Prestige, touring bike
This bike puts a tire-width ditch in the pavement everywhere it goes.
Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: bicycle, bicycles, cycling, faired bikes, fast bikes, Graeme Obree, speed record, Whittingham
Flying Scotsman thinks he may have figured a few things out about building a world-record recumbent. Seriously looks like he may be on to something, again! This looks like the position he always wanted — not Superman but Human Missile.
“You just roll it and go up through the gears. If you get into the top gear you are already doing 80mph,” he said.
The wheels are home-made but are the same size as those used on BMX bicycles, and the gears are from a conventional bike.
While he is confident that “the engine remains in decent nick”, the bid will be as much a test of engineering as physical strength.
His riding position, which will have him lying horizontally on his front, pedalling head first just a few inches from the road, is completely unlike the design used by Whittingham to set the existing record. The Canadian, like other speed cyclists, rides in a reclining position, with his head at the back of the bike, and his legs turning pedals at the front.
To maximise aerodynamics, Obree will also be surrounded by what he calls “the skin”, a carbon shell that is reinforced with bullet-proof Kevlar so that it does not disintegrate if he crashes. “It’s basically a torpedo – a land based missile,” he said.
Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: Africa, America, bicycle portraits, bicycles, bicyclists, bikes, cycling, people, South Africa
Filed under: Bike of the Day | Tags: bicycles, bike, Bridgestone MB-3, mountain bike
Lugged, thus made in Japan. TIG welded bridgestones were made in Taiwan.
Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: bicycle theft, bicycles, bike theft, fixed gear, fixies, hipsters
Operative word was. For sixteen weeks in 1992.
This is an interesting take on bike theft. Now they want fixed gear bikes as well as the old road frames for conversions. Used to be thieves were completely uninterested in both types.
Filed under: Bike of the Day | Tags: bicycle, bicycles, bike, bike of the day, Bob Jackson