Cyglo Bike Tires with Embedded LED’s Powered as the Wheels Turn

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Cyglo bike tires

Cyglo bike tires are the pimped-out equivalent of spinners for bikes. They have LEDs embedded into the rubber which will glow in a perfect circle of light as the wheels turn, making you safe but also making you look awesome/stupid as you ride.

 

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Bike Riding for the Blind and Visually Impaired in Mexico City

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Bike rides for the visually impaired and blind.

In a very interesting initiative that began last January, a group of three non governmental organizations from Mexico City are organizing bike rides for the blind and visually impaired. The rides are guided by volunteers on tandem bikes, and are offered on Sunday mornings, when a few streets in the historical center of the city are closed for pedestrians and human powered vehicles. What does this do for these people? More than you would think.

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The Campaign Against Women Cyclists

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Trying to forbid girls and women from riding bikes is nothing new.

Female cyclists have a hard enough time – we are generally a bit more safety-conscious and reticent when it comes to getting out on city streets, and the athletic among us who do fearlessly dive into bike racing and other cycling sports do so with less support or acknowledgment from the rest of the sporting world than men cyclists get. So the last thing a female cyclist needs is a fatwa – a ruling on a point of Islamic law.

 

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When it Comes to Riding a Bike There is Nothing More Complicated

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It takes a mathematical formula to explain the motion of a bicycle.

We are told there’s nothing easier than riding a bike. The reality is when it comes to staying upright, there is nothing more complicated. The mathematical formula which explains the motion of a bicycle looks like it could be used to split the atom and took scientists from three different countries years to devise.

 

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Adults Need to Wear Bicycle Helmets, Too

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Adults, especially over 30, need to wear bicycle helmets when riding their bikes.

Always with a helmet on her head, Catherine Talese rides her bicycle everywhere — to work, to the theater, out to dinner.  “There was a time when I didn’t wear a helmet; I thought I looked like a dork,” Ms. Talese, a freelance photography director who lives in Manhattan, told me recently. “But I’ve realized it’s not negotiable. Helmets are really your only safety gear in a city where pedestrians and drivers are still learning to share the road with bikers.”

 

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The Machine: Llyn Foulkes’ Homemade Musical Instrument Made From Scavenged Car Horns

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This is one horny instrument!

I’m a sucker for a good horn music, but even I was skeptical that artist and musician Llyn Foulkes could pull it off with this strange contraption of drum, bass, xylophone, cowbell and car horns. Lots and lots of car and bicycle horns.

Well, color me impressed: the home made contraption aptly called The Machine, worked wonderfully!

Foulkes plays a homemade contraption called the Machine, a dense, wraparound nest of scavenged and invented instruments whose crowning glory is a clump of old-fashioned car and bicycle horns.

 

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B-cycle: Bike Sharing System Equipped with Computers to Monitor Personal Fitness

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First B-cycle installation in Denver

B-cycle is helping Denver residents increase daily activity and reduce carbon emissions with the country’s first citywide bike-sharing system, Denver B-cycle. On April 22, the program launched with 500 B-cycles at 50 B-stations around the city, offering a green alternative to cars for short commutes and errands.

 

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The World’s First-Ever Cycle?

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A Chinese historian’s recreation of what he claims
was the first pedal-powered cycle ever invented.

Academic Xu Quan Long has taken his bizarre contraption to the streets of Beijing to show people his discovery – which has raised more than a few eyebrows with other road users.

‘It is quite slow and looks like very hard work to steer and control,’ said one of the large, wooden device, whichrequires complicated gearing to allow it to even move.

Xu said he stumbled across the discovery while studying the works of legendary ancient Chinese inventor Lu Ban, who was born more than 2,500 years ago.
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YikeBike – A Solution to Congested City Travel

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YikeBike is a statement about using smart technology to solve the problems of our increasingly congested, polluted, stressful cities. It is the first commercial expression of the mini-farthing concept, created up by a bunch of successful entrepreneurs, engineers and dreamers. (Pics)

 

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