It’s a bird, it’s a plan, it’s a……

….bike, er, tricycle, uh, quadracycle?  Another bike-related project on Kickstarter is this prototype flying thingamajig – the Paravelo.  Touted as the world’s first flying ‘bicycle’ – though pedants like us might disagree on the term, as we see four wheels once it’s hooked up to the flying contraption part.  And the video is a bit of a mystery on how the guy lands. Enjoy. Continue reading It’s a bird, it’s a plan, it’s a……

Switch Aero System

If you’re like many cyclists who don’t have deep pockets or missed out on Powerball, then you’ve probably faced the dilemma of deciding which bike to buy for what activity – mountain, commuting, road, tri, etc.  And like many budding roadies cum triathlete, or vice versa, it can be frustrating to know that one type of bike doesn’t translate well to the other.  The compromise … Continue reading Switch Aero System

The BikeSpike

Another new KickStarter project that you may be interested in – the BikeSpike.  A GPS-based location tracker for bikes, neatly cradled in the custom carbon fiber bottle holder.  Oh, an open API inviting developers/hackers to apply the tech as they see fit.  Because of the built-in accelerometer, it can notify your friends and family in the event you’ve crashed – we speculate it’ll measure weird bike angles … Continue reading The BikeSpike

Get Smart, Get Rich?

One of my favourite running shirts says on the back, “If you see me collapse, pause my Garmin.”  And thousands of other anal-retentive, obsessive compulsive, runner and roadie gear junkies could relate and all nod in agreement.  Yes, that’s how hooked up many of us are to our Garmin, Polar, PowerTap, Quarg, Strava, or whathaveyou GPS-enabled/wireless/Bluetooth/ANT+ devices.  There’s always an app for that.   And post-ride/run, we’re … Continue reading Get Smart, Get Rich?