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Silly Cyclists: The Video Series.
Silly Cyclists was created by Gaz, a cyclist from London. The series features footage from Gaz and other cyclists showing silly, stupid, or extremely ill-considered decisions by cyclists around the world. Each episode features a top-ten countdown of Silly Cyclists, followed by a Savvy Cyclist. [more inside]
posted by pie ninja
on Sep 8, 2012 -
"She lets go of the handle and goes into free fall. At the same time, she jerks the manual release on her cervical collar and goes into full Michelin Man mode as tiny gas cartridges detonate in several strategic locations around her bod. The biggest one goes off like an M-80 at the nape of her neck, unfurling the coverall's collar into a cylindrical gas bag that shoots straight up and encases her entire head. Other airbags go off around her torso and pelvis, paying lots of attention to that spinal column."
In his 1992 book Snow Crash
, Neal Stephenson described a protective airbag technology for bikers and skateboarders. It's become a reality
. [more inside]
posted by quin
on May 15, 2012 -
Tonight (or tomorrow night, ymmv) marks the 2nd Annual Ride of Silence
, a solemn testament to those that have been injured or killed while biking on the roads. Begun last year in Dallas in tribute to local ultramarathoner Larry Schwartz
, it began as a one-time tribute. Apparently, there was enough National interest to make this an annual event, and this year more than 50 cities
in the U.S. and Canada are participating.
posted by Ufez Jones
on May 18, 2004 -