Latest Stories in Bikes - Page 113

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    "Bullet on Wheels" Bicycle Shoots for 24 Hour Human-Powered Record

    July 11, 1:07 PM by Collin Dunn in Bikes

    Hot on the heels of yesterday's news of the recent record for human-powered distance covered in an hour comes news that an attempt on the 24 hour record is forthcoming later this month. Using a similar-looking machine, this recumbent bicycle is

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    Recumbent Bicyclist Sets World Record

    July 10, 12:31 PM by Collin Dunn in Bikes

    Thirty years after making the United States Olympic Cycling team, twenty years after winning the DuPont Prize for human-powered speed and ten years after retiring from professional cycling, "Fast" Freddy Markham won the Dempsey-MacCready Prize at the

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    11th International Bicycle Design Competition

    July 7, 1:24 AM by Warren McLaren in Bikes

    ÃŽt's on again. Although in sympathy with Lloyd's comments on the 9th event, we would like a little more info about the previous winning bikes. The website is a little too obtuse for this wee brain. But guess the main thing about a comp like this,

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    What's the World's Most Energy Efficient Vehicle? A Bicycle

    July 2, 7:13 AM by Warren McLaren in Bikes

    We are always on about how efficient bicycles are as a means of mobility. See our early Eco-Tip on the topic. More recently the WorldWatch Institute published some intriguing figures on cycling. Comparing energy used per passenger-mile (calories), they

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    World's Smallest and Lightest Folding Bicycle

    June 26, 2:29 PM by Justin Thomas in Bikes

    We've featured many a folding bike in the past, now here's one that is said to be the smallest and lightest in the world. It's so small that you can take it on public transport with a no-bicycles policy. The $300 A-Bike utilises automotive grade,

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    Pedals for Progress Seeks 100,000th Bike this Weekend

    June 22, 5:43 AM by Warren McLaren in Bikes

    15 years ago 200 bicycles were shipped from the US to Nicaragua. Unwanted 'junk' from an affluent society, transformed into affordable transport for the poor. A decade and a half on, and Pedals for Progress is still cranking. If you happened to be

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    Wallace & Gromit Head to the Arctic

    June 21, 3:57 AM by Warren McLaren in Bikes

    We like human-powered journeys, so this quirky and whimsical one sure appealed. Blind Brit, Stephen Beresford and his guide dog, Forest, will be doing a Wallace and Gromit impersonation as they ride 1,200 miles (1900 km) through Norway to the Arctic

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    China: Keep Them Pigeons Rolling!

    June 20, 9:41 AM by Alex Pasternack in Bikes

    For all the huffing and puffing we do about China’s environmental woes, it's worth remembering that old-fashioned conservation, efficiency and reuse have been staples of Chinese living before green was anything but a lovely color. Perhaps there is no

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    BicyTaxi Comes to New York City

    June 10, 2:11 PM by John Laumer in Bikes

    From the BicyTaxi press release, "BicyTaxies will shuttle passengers to their destination, running scheduled routes in New York City as a Taxi, or operating at corporate, personal, sport or Convention Center events with an advertiser's message

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    Spinning Across Israel for the Environment

    June 1, 12:52 PM by Karin Kloosterman in Bikes

    "Hey, what's the view like from your camel?," cyclists probably asked when they sped across the country on a mission for the environment. With some effort, and with a bike instead of a camel, one can cycle from Jerusalem in the center of the country to

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    Harley-Davidson Struggles To Capture The Indian Market

    May 30, 9:04 AM by John Laumer in Bikes

    Motorcycle consumers of India are the subjects of this story (not US consumers of the "Indian" motorcycle brand). According to the "The Times of India", and in a story that has received wide coverage in several other media outlets , "The

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    New SLIM Bike Parking Solution by Modular

    May 30, 2:56 AM by Petz Scholtus in Bikes

    TreeHugger loves bikes but maybe only as long as we can cycle. When it comes to storing your bike easily and safely, some of you might be lucky to have a sleek Cyclepod or a breathtaking Bike Tree Locker near you but parking a bike is not always without

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    A Manifesto for Bicyclists

    May 29, 6:23 AM by Lloyd Alter in Bikes

    We complain about how Toronto pays lip service to bikes but does not really follow through, and in the last year it has added exactly one kilometre of bike lanes and done little to address the carnage on the roads. On the other hand, we should be

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    Myth No.1 No-one Rides A Bike in Los Angeles*

    May 23, 3:45 AM by Warren McLaren in Bikes

    The LA Times has a story with lots of the good oil (umm, make that biodiesel) on cycling in Los Angeles. For example, they make note of Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition's 30 page commuting primer (PDF) that sets out to dispel 11 cycling myths.

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    Bike-To-Work Week

    May 17, 11:43 AM by Warren McLaren in Bikes

    This week is U.S. Bike-To-Work Week, culminating in Bike to Work Day on Friday 19 May 06. The League of American Bicyclists offer a few reasons why cycle commuting is a good idea. They suggest that three hours of riding per week can cut the risk of

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    StreetBike — A Modern Day Pony Express

    May 13, 12:04 AM by Warren McLaren in Bikes

    Yes, we know there are plenty of bike courier companies out there. But as this writer rides a much loved 16 year old Moulton AM7, we do profess a certain bias. It would appear that StreetBike provide their riders with orange Moulton FX8s, (which

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    Bike Bobbies and Cycle Cops: Real Community Policing

    May 11, 10:54 AM by Warren McLaren in Bikes

    It was a tiny story that caught my eye. The Thai Times was reporting that the Patong Beach tourist police were reducing car patrols, and replacing them with bicycles. Said to save fuel costs for the police service while still maintaining safety. And

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    Solar Powered Electric Bicycle. Now We're Talking.

    May 5, 12:57 AM by Warren McLaren in Bikes

    For all those nay sayers, who love to point out that electric powered vehicles probably get their juice from coal or nuclear power plants. Not with this curious beastie they don't. Photovoltaic panels are built in to the wheels, sort of like those

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