Urban bike lane
Kolelinia is a design concept for urban bicycle lanes in the sky. Created by Bulgarian architect Martin Angelov, the innovative design, although not for those with any fear of heights, offers steel wire bicycle lanes, plus safety harnesses, located high above the traffic. (Pics)
If only I could wipe this swarmy look off my face…
Bicycle Design is always trawling up remarkable cycle oddities. This one, the work of UK artist Ben Wilson, is modeled off the kids toys Ben remembers from youth. Though more art than daily mule, ARTIKCAR is steered by leaning the body. It was conceived for a parade masterminded by Walk the Plank, a UK “creative force of artists, theatre makers, pyrotechnicians and event engineers.”
And you thought bike commuting was dangerous? Hah! Mere child’s play. (Pics and videos)
So much for street bikes. This bike really burns some serious rubber.
Motor madman Bob Maddox is back with a twin-engine jet bike that makes the raucous rocket he rode last year look tame.
He recently bolted a dual-exhaust pulse jet engine to the side of an ordinary bicycle, donned a leather jacket and helmet and then held on tight as he peeled off a 73-mph run down a deserted back road. And we thought he was crazy when he hit 50 mph on one of his single-engine contraptions last year. Continue reading… “Jet Cyclist Hits 73 MPH And Lives”
Inspiration can strike at odd times. Anthony Mikrut got the idea for his business about 3 o’clock one morning, when he and a girlfriend were in search of some products to enhance their special evening. “We figured you can get pizza any time of night,” he said. “Why can’t you get [sex] toys?”
Thus was born The Kinky Llama, a purveyor of adult goods that promises one-hour delivery by bicycle to most places in Chicago. Mikrut, 33, said the company has been around for 21/2 years and that, despite the recession, he’s busier than ever.
Well it may protect your head but what about the bird poop
Regular bike helmets protect your head when you fall, but do they intimidate and terrify everyone around you? No, they don’t. That’s not so with the Gladiator Helmet, which looks like it does a questionable job of protecting your melon but does a bang-up job of making you the most intimidating cyclist on the street. Continue reading… “Gladiator Helmet”
A New Bicycling Vision
American bicyclists are a wistful lot. With the encroachment of an Obama presidency, rising gas prices and a recognized recession, they imagine that America’s city streets will be reforged with dedicated bicycle lanes… and, as a bicyclist myself, I certainly hope that’s the case. Still, with bicycle lanes costing $5,000 to $50,000 a mile to install, chances are pretty damn slim at a point where the government is squeezing bailout money out of each orifice.
This Yanko concept tries to fill in the gap between Velocipede Zembla and America’s current set-up, where the only thing marking a street’s bicycle lane is a pervasive encrusting of spilled bicyclist brains.
Hydrogen Mobility X-Tender
In an effort to bring their hydrogen fuel cell expertise to small electric vehicles, Horizon Fuel Cell Technologies’ HMX – that stands for Hydrogen Mobility X-Tender – has finally made the moped cool.
Looks like a plumber put this together with spare parts
On first glance, the Moof looks like a high school metal shop DIY project, but on closer inspection this bike boils down the single speed revolution into a bold fashion statement. Encased in each end of its top tube is a solar powered LED flasher, making night-time rides a little safer. Continue reading… “Moof Bike”
Capella Electric Bike
What’s white and orange, can get you anywhere in the city in a jiffy and folds up like a Swiss Army Knife?