Watching the colored cow’s Rampage event is hard on the nerves. Seeing the stars of freeriding blowing down the mountain can be amazing, while watching the guys who are trying to become stars ride beyond their abilities can be horrifying. Luckily, Carson Storch is a member of the former and not the later. We agree with Carson when he says, at the end of this video, “Yes. Yes.”
Project Bike Love co-founders Belen Ramirez and Erin Machan met on a bike ride and realized that by providing bikes to those who could not afford them they could help women around the world improve their lives. Erin explains:
“I started to see that there are so many women and young girls around the world that are unable to get to school, work, or medical care due to the dangers of traveling on foot,” Machan says. “Some of these dangers include, rape, murder, mugging, human trafficking and the list goes on and on. By giving these girls a bike we can change the world. I couldn’t believe how just a bike could change a girls life. A bike that I use for fun can actually be life changing for young women around the world and for a price that most of us spend on bike stuff weekly.”
For more info on Project Bike Love and how you can get involved, please click the link.
Even though vehicles are more often the responsible party in cycling fatalities, the police department in the college town of San Luis Obispo, California are out to teach cyclists a lesson by ticketing them for minor infractions in a special education operation, according to a story on KEYT.
“A lot of [cyclists] don’t realize the potential of injury from each of these collisions; if they were to run a stop sign and be struck by a moving car, the chances of being injured are greatly increased because obviously the vehicle’s moving at a certain speed, and the pedestrian has no safety other than hopefully a helmet,” explains Officer Kevin Phillips from the San Luis Obispo Police Department.
Wonder how many three-foot rule violation tickets officer Phillips has written? Has the SLO police department ever focused a stakeout on reminding drivers that it is their job not to hit people on bikes? We would guess the answers to these questions are: none, and never.
We’re just putting this Danny MacAskill edit up to remember when it blasted out into the world. We know you’ve already seen it and that we have no real information to add. It’s perfectly produced, lit, and edited. And looks sweeter than ice cream with sugar on top. If you’re interested in a behind the scenes look at how many people were involved in this colored cow production, you’ll have to look elsewhere.
It’s October so that means Sockguy has their latest version of their annual spooky socks up on the website for a limited time. What better way to sock out Spookycross? To grab a couple pairs, click the link.
It is hilarious listening to Bradly Wiggins defend his “UCI approved” use of performance enhancing drugs in an interview Sunday with the BBC. In a story on the interview on Cycling Tips, he is quoted explaining why his use of performance enhancing drugs was different from many others (including the BLOAT) who were caught using Triamcinolone acetonide.
“It was prescribed for allergies and respiratory problems,” he told journalist Andrew Marr on BBC television on Sunday morning. “I’ve been a lifelong sufferer of asthma, and I went to my team doctor at the time. We went in turn went to a specialist to see if there’s anything else we could do to cure these problems.”
Doping is doping. We agree with what Tom Dumoulin said in a story in The Advertiserregarding medical exemptions to banned performance enhancing drugs:
“It’s not something they do with normal asthmatics, let alone athletes who only have exercise-induced asthma,” Dumoulin said. “Apparently Wiggins’ injection worked for weeks — so in my opinion you should be out of competition for weeks. It stinks.”
Exactly. Anything else is doping by dopers and Wiggo (and Froome) should probably be treated just like everyone who had an unfair, drug-induced advantage. For more, please click the links below.
Pioneer would like everyone to know that their SGY-PM9100 Series Dual Leg Power Meter is now compatible with Shimano’s Dura-Ace R9100 Hollowtech II crankset. And if you already have Dura-Ace 9000 or Ultegra 6800 cranks, Pioneer can retro fit them for you with their SGY-PM9100C Power Meter Kit.
“Our technology has been put to the test, meeting durability and performance standards required by pro riders competing at the highest levels and the most adverse real world conditions. For more than three seasons, UCI WorldTour® pro teams have been riding with Pioneer’s Dual Leg Power Meter system. The new Shimano DURA-ACE R9100 power meter is manufactured to the same specifications and will deliver the same benefits and results,” said Russ Johnston, executive vice president of marketing and corporate communications for Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc. “We are excited to expand our dual leg offerings with the highly-anticipated Shimano DURA-ACE R9100 HOLLOWTECH II crankset and are on track to be one of the first manufacturers to ship a power meter with the flagship crankset.”
All this tech talk makes us even more apprehensive about riding with power. Have to be an electrical engineer to keep all this stuff running. For the official word from Pioneer (including all the tech details), please follow the jump.
GoPro founder Nick Woodman unpacked a drone load of product today (including the companies long-awaited attempt to save the company, the Karma drone) during a press conference at Squaw Valley Resort, California. the list includes a new line of Hero5 cameras and a cloud-based software package designed to make accessing GoPro huge files much easier.
“With these new products, we’re delivering on our promise to make it easy to capture and share engaging stories,” said Woodman. “HERO5’s ability to auto-upload photos and videos to a GoPro Plus account dramatically simplifies mobile, on-the-go editing, sharing and enjoyment. This is a game-changing experience that we will continue to build upon.” Woodman adds, “We’re stoked to launch Karma and show how much more it is than a drone. Karma packs Hollywood-caliber aerial, handheld and gear-mounted image stabilization into a backpack for $799. It’s so easy to use, a beginner can have fun straight away.”
This GoPro Karma will certainly integrate well with GoPro’s line of cameras and looks to be great for people who like getting aerial shots, and the move to the cloud is a step in the right direction as GoPro looks for ways to move past hardware into the digital services business. We just hope the battery lasts longer than 10 minutes. Guess we’ll have to wait and see. For the official word from GoPro, please follow the jump.