Bike that can be adjusted as child grows


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The Orbea Grow series features adjustable parts, enabling young riders to make their bike bigger as they get older.

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Following on from our recent coverage of the Audi e-bike Wörthersee, a bike that helps riders improve their performance, we’ve spotted a new range of two-weelers that could benefit younger learners. Spanish bicycle manufacturer Orbea has released its Grow series, which features parts that can be adjusted as the child gets bigger.

The following video shows the bike in action:

Many bicycles comes with adjustable seats and handlebars to cater for different heights but the Orbea Grow adds to this an extendable crossbar, enabling users to easily alter the size and shape of the bike as children grow. Rather than spending money on a new model…
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Audi e-bike: la bicicleta del futuro


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Los fabricantes de Audi han desarrollado el prototipo de una nueva bicicleta electrónica, la más espectacular hasta la fecha. Tiene el nombre de Audi e-bike Wörthersee, y ha sido presentada en el Wörthersee Tour de este año, en su 31ª edición.

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Parece ser que la e-bici vendrá con una pantalla táctil incorporada, que además podrá sincronizarse con un smartphone. A través de la pantalla se podrán controlar los modos de pedaleo, y consultar desde la velocidad y la distancia recorrida hasta información sobre diferentes trucos para hacer con la bicicleta.

Por supuesto, no puede faltar el componente social. Desde una cámara incorporada en el casco se podrán grabar rutas o piruetas, y subir las imágenes en tiempo real a Internet. También habrá aplicaciones para comentar o puntuar esos logros en las redes sociales.

La e-bike puede operar como una bicicleta convencional, en un modo combinado entre el motor eléctrico y el pedaleo, o bien de forma completamente eléctrica, gracias a las baterías alojadas en el interior del chasis, que se recargan por completo en dos horas y media.. Audi ha aplicado las tecnologías dereducción de peso, electromotricidad y telemática, además de un diseño elegante e innovador.

Con estas innovaciones, muy pronto podremos considerar la típica mountain bike un modelo retro.

Motorbikes made safer with airbag jackets

Having already developed a working airbag sewn into clothing for motorcycle racing professionals, Dainese has now produced a version suitable for street riders. The protective gear comes in two parts – the J-Kit, which is the clothing unit, and the M-Kit, which is the bike unit. The J-Kit features a pneumatic gas system fitted into the rider’s clothing, which generates the air needed to fill the 12-liter airbags positioned at key points in the armour. An electronic radio system sends data between the bike and the riding gear to release the airbags upon detection of an event.


Italian company Dainese has developed D-air Street, an airbag system incorporated into the rider’s clothing and bike to protect those on two-wheels.

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Road accidents still make up a large proportion of deaths each year and we’ve covered a number of examples designed to reduce fatalities — most recently the Volvo V40 external airbag. Seeking to provide better protection for motorcyclists, Italian company Dainese has developed D-air Street, an airbag system incorporated into the rider’s clothing and bike.

Having already developed a working airbag sewn into clothing for motorcycle racing professionals, Dainese has now produced a version suitable for street riders. The protective gear comes in two parts – the J-Kit, which is the clothing unit, and the M-Kit, which is the bike unit. The J-Kit features a pneumatic gas system fitted into the rider’s clothing, which generates the air needed to fill the 12-liter airbags positioned at key points in the armour. An electronic radio system sends data between the bike and the riding gear to release the airbags upon detection of an event. The M-Kit comprises of sensors on the bike forks and frame as well as an electronic control unit which detects an impact. Once an event is identified, the system takes 45 milliseconds to deploy the airbag. Set to be released in May, the M-Kit is priced at GBP 389.99, the D-air Street Waistcoat will be available for GBP 639.99 and the D-air Street Gore-Tex for GBP 1,309.99. The video below shows… Leer más “Motorbikes made safer with airbag jackets”

El renacer de los calentadores de pene croatas | Partida para Ideas del Sur, destinatario Soñando por Bailar…

En aquellos días, no había ropa tan buena contra el frío y la gente no era lo suficientemente rica como para mantener el calor corporal, por lo que la congelación era un problema real; y para evitar daños permanentes en la simiente del hombre estos calentadores entraron en uso.

Las esposas creían que el mantenimiento de las partes íntimas de su hombre calientesles permitiría seguir siendo fértiles, con el consiguiente aumento de sus probabilidades de tener hijos. Un Quid pro quo evolutivo: tú vas caliente y, a la vez, calientas el fuego de mi hogar.

Estos calentadores, tejidos en lana de oveja, es una prenda centenaria que sigue guardada con naftalina en muchos armarios de los croatas, un pueblo muy bien dotados desde hace siglos, a tenor del tamaño del bolsillo. No se sabe exactamente cuándo “se puso de moda”, pero en Croacia dicen que son más viejos que las lápidas de las tumbas.


 

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Los calentadores de partes nobles es una pieza tradicional de la ropa europea que fue utilizada históricamente por los croatas para pertrecharse para largos paseos a caballo y que usaban los pastores de los valles. Eran muy populares en la remota región montañosa de Mrkopaljdonde las esposas tejían con amor estos protectores térmicos para ayudar a sus maridos frente a las heladas de la zona. Leer más “El renacer de los calentadores de pene croatas | Partida para Ideas del Sur, destinatario Soñando por Bailar…”

Female Cyclists Say They’d Give Up Sex Before Biking ***UPPPS AHH WTF***

Since few commuter bikes have pedal clips, you can see there’s a decided slant toward sports cyclists in the people Bicycling surveyed. But that’s okay. A cyclist is a cyclist, and most of us seem to ride for that unique combination of fitness, fun, and stress reduction. An overwhelming majority (79%) of the bike people surveyed this year by Bicycling Magazine said they ride bikes to stay healthy, and 73% that they bike for fun, while 67% ride to reduce stress.

My favorite stat – 3% of cyclists facing a flat tire would ‘call a friend.’ Probably part of the same female minority that wouldn’t give up sex for cycling. My favorite cyclists group – the Surly riders, according to the infographic, they seemed to be those most likely to ride outside in the cold, to drink beer post-ride, and to like tandem rides.

What do you think – could biking be better as a stress reducer than sex for women?


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http://www.treehugger.com/bikes/female-cyclists-say-theyd-rather-give-sex-biking.html


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In the next issue of Bicycling Magazine (March 2012), 58% of women from a survey of 5,000 cyclists said they would choose cycling over sex if they had to abandon one of these two pleasures for a month.

“The results of our Reader’s Choice poll provide an intriguing glimpse at just how much cyclists love to ride – sometimes even preferring it to sex,” said a press release on the survey.

But then again, 50% of males said they’d also prefer to give up sex for a month rather than riding their bike.

Bicycling’s 2012 “Reader’s Choice” poll is intended to offer a glimpse into the minds of cyclists, covering everything from “motivation to movies, food to fashion, endurance to embarrassment, and of course, how they feel about sex vs. cycling.” But then again, are we pressed to make this strange either/or choice? Probably not very likely.

Other questions on the survey seemed to indicate that female bicyclists would choose to ride with Patrick Dempsey if they could pick a celebrity biking partner; men would ride with Gisele Bunchen. A majority of women preferred that male cyclists shave their legs than leave on their natural hair, and a majority of both sexes also said that their most embarrassing moment when cycling was failing to clip out of their pedals on time.


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Bike Nerds To Create a Low Cost Bike Sharing System For New York

A group of charming fellows have created something they’re calling “Social Bicycles,” a bike-sharing system that allows you to drop bikes off almost anywhere there is a bike rack, locate them, and access them with an iPhone app. And it’s all outside of the confines of traditional urban bike-sharing systems.

While we all know that humans are intrinsically violent and destructive, the lads at Sobi are betting that at least some of them won’t destroy the bikes they borrow. The system uses a lock fastened to the bike’s wheel with a GPS system and transmitter built-in. When the bike is locked, it appears on the SoBi app and when you check it out you’re responsible for it.


A group of charming fellows have created something they’re calling “Social Bicycles,” a bike-sharing system that allows you to drop bikes off almost anywhere there is a bike rack, locate them, and access them with an iPhone app. And it’s all outside of the confines of traditional urban bike-sharing systems.

While we all know that humans are intrinsically violent and destructive, the lads at Sobi are betting that at least some of them won’t destroy the bikes they borrow. The system uses a lock fastened to the bike’s wheel with a GPS system and transmitter built-in. When the bike is locked, it appears on the SoBi app and when you check it out you’re responsible for it.

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A ‘feeling’ cycle makes its way across the USA to raise money for the Livestrong Foundation

Has someone built a better Chalkbot?

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The cycling world is again the scene of an ‘internet of things’ project, with Precious, a sensor-laden, tweet-emitting bike heading across America to raise money for the Livestrong Foundation.

The Specialized machine is covered with sensors to record cadence, speed, temperature, direction and more, aggregated on the project’s homepage. Its rider, Janeen McCrae, who came up with the idea, is keeping her own record of the journey as well.

The two are set to spend the next three months together on the charity ride as part of Team Fatty, with the data collected interpreted by software and paired with appropriate responses from the bike.

As the company that built Precious, Breakfast, New York, writes on its blog:

‘To gather all of the data from the bike, we developed a device to capture temperature, humidity, grade, speed, cadence (pedal rotation), direction and GPS. The device takes several readings from each sensor, then sends the average values via text message using a cellular module. We utilized the Twitter API to receive and parse the text messages, which are then analyzed by our servers. In order to preserve battery life (we get 35+ hours on a single charge), the device wakes itself up every 5 minutes to check readings and submit data. The rider can also hit a button on the handlebars to trigger the device to report the data for that exact moment.

Once all the information reaches our servers, the “brain” really kicks in. Our servers analyze the data: how many messages have been sent so far today, the time of day, etc. This helps to ensure that every message is appropriate, both in context and timing. The servers look for patterns 24 hours a day, and if they find anything interesting, e.g. it’s been 80ºF with non-stop hills for two days, it will push a message expressing the bike’s feelings on the matter.’


A ‘feeling’ cycle makes its way across the USA to raise money for the Livestrong Foundation

Has someone built a better Chalkbot?

See YouTube video

The cycling world is again the scene of an ‘internet of things’ project, with Precious, a sensor-laden, tweet-emitting bike heading across America to raise money for the Livestrong Foundation.

The Specialized machine is covered with sensors to record cadence, speed, temperature, direction and more, aggregated on the project’s homepage. Its rider, Janeen McCrae, who came up with the idea, is keeping her own record of the journey as well.

The two are set to spend the next three months together on the charity ride as part of Team Fatty, with the data collected interpreted by software and paired with appropriate responses from the bike.

As the company that built Precious, Breakfast, New York, writes on its blog:

‘To gather all of the data from the bike, we developed a device to capture temperature, humidity, grade, speed, cadence (pedal rotation), direction and GPS. The device takes several readings from each sensor, then sends the average values via text message using a cellular module. We utilized the Twitter API to receive and parse the text messages, which are then analyzed by our servers. In order to preserve battery life (we get 35+ hours on a single charge), the device wakes itself up every 5 minutes to check readings and submit data. The rider can also hit a button on the handlebars to trigger the device to report the data for that exact moment.

Once all the information reaches our servers, the “brain” really kicks in. Our servers analyze the data: how many messages have been sent so far today, the time of day, etc. This helps to ensure that every message is appropriate, both in context and timing. The servers look for patterns 24 hours a day, and if they find anything interesting, e.g. it’s been 80ºF with non-stop hills for two days, it will push a message expressing the bike’s feelings on the matter.’ Leer más “LIVESTRONG / PRECIOUS”