This creation truly brings new meaning to the term “lunch ride.” What the heck is going on out in Boulder, anyhow?
Of course the purists among us will point out that this is not, by definition, a bike.
Parked out front of the coffee shop this afternoon I noticed not one but three Sacramento Police Department bicycles. All were different makes and models, but all were mountain bikes. The three officers had stopped for a cup of coffee. Apparently (but not surprisingly) officers on bicycles are much healthier than their car-bound brethren. There was not a doughnut in a single one of their hands – even a stereotypical one.
All of them were similiarly equipped – with lights and a siren on the handlebars.
Pro Cycling is, unfortunately, not very well covered on television in the US. For most of us, that pushes us to either insane satellite TV receiver hacking, or the internet. And for the internet, nothing is as valuable a resource as www.cyclingfans.com. You can follow them on twitter, or facebook.
And thanks to them, use yankees (and non-yankees, as the case may be) can catch a glimpse of the 2011 pro team presentations. Even though we already know who will be on most of these teams, these presentations are still fun to watch.
Thieves can’t steal what they can’t reach – correct? That appears to be what a couple of German inventors are banking on.
They’ve created a bicycle lock that attaches to a light post and, using a remote control, will then lift the bike 15 feet up in the air. The device uses what are essentially skate board wheels, electric motors and batteries to literally “drive” up the pole – all while the bike is attached.
I’m sure that many of you have seen – or at least heard of – bicycle polo. But soccer on a bike takes the cake. And I’m not talking about lobbing a ball around with your feet as you pedal by on your bike. No – these guys are using their bikes – usually the front wheel – to stop and “kick” the ball. If you think that doing track stands at stoplights shows your mad skillz, well, you’ve got to see one of these games.
Followers of all things cycling on the internet have likely at least heard of the phrase by now – even if they haven’t seen the image:
This one runs on fat and saves you money
This one runs on money and makes you fat