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BarnFinds: 1952 Jensen Interceptor for $750.

In Albuquerque! Wishing for deep pockets and a fully-fitted-out ‘mancave’ ...

09/02/14 • 10:12 AM • DesignHistorySportsVehicles • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Youtube: F1 2014 Belgian GP - Huge Crash For Konsantin Tereschenko.

I’ll tumble 4 ya ...

08/26/14 • 11:19 AM • Motion GraphicsSportsVehicles • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

SciAm: BPA-Free Plastic Containers May Be Just as Hazardous.

... recent research reveals that a common BPA replacement, bisphenol S (BPS), may be just as harmful.” I switched to stainless steel bike bottles. They get hot way, way too fast, so they’re not really a good working replacement. But I use ‘em anyway.

08/11/14 • 12:15 PM • HealthPersonalSports • (4) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Bicycling: 6 Tough American Climbs.

Um... seven.  Our own Santa Fe Ski Basin road.

08/11/14 • 12:11 PM • Physical FitnessSportsTravel • (2) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

The Salt Lake Tribune: Cobra rock formation near Moab topples.

Nature at work.

08/06/14 • 10:56 AM • EnvironmentalHistoryNatureSportsTravel • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Vimeo: Boater/Beater/Bitch.

Usually, you only see the perfect performances on video. So much painful.

07/31/14 • 09:34 AM • HealthMotion GraphicsPhysical FitnessSports • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Bicycling: Carbon-Fiber Fear Mongering in the Times.

Nope, there’s no problem with carbon fiber. Nobody runs a blog about broken carbon frames ... even bike shops don’t believe there’s a problem. [Tongue firmly wedged in cheek.]

07/29/14 • 05:43 PM • ConsumptionDesignPhysical FitnessSports • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Bicycling: How Female Cyclists Pee in Bib Shorts.

I’d wondered. Bib shorts make a huge difference in biking performance, IMHO. The removal of a stricture around the waist frees up the breathing. If you’ve never tried them, you should. You really should. I don’t ride in anything else.

07/25/14 • 05:21 PM • PersonalPhysical FitnessSports • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Bicycling: New Pro Gear at the 2014 Tour de France.

Ceramic bearings and more.

07/23/14 • 11:03 AM • ConsumptionDesignPhysical FitnessSports • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

BBC: Unseen Donald Campbell speed record footage restored.

I agree; better to remember him for his achievements, than for his tragic crash and death.

07/16/14 • 10:15 AM • HistorySportsTravel • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Bicycling: A PSA on PSA for Cyclists.

“Our study does not show cause and effect relationships and so we do not conclude cycling causes prostate cancer. [snip] It is likely that cycling affects the way people are investigated rather than making them more likely to develop prostate cancer.

07/15/14 • 02:26 PM • HealthPhysical FitnessScienceSports • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

BBC Sport: Tour de France 2014 - Alberto Contador pulls out on stage 10

More info here about his four-year-old doping ban than the actual crash that caused his retirement from the race.  Filling column-inches (pixels)?

07/14/14 • 10:16 AM • HealthNewsSports • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Outside: Cyclists - Shaving Makes You Faster.

Come spring, I always find an excuse to shave. This makes convincing the wife a bit easier. Besides, I’m over the big 5-0 now. I’ve worn off quite a bit of my former gorilla fuzz - and it don’t ever come back. Via Will on FB.

07/11/14 • 04:18 PM • PersonalPhysical FitnessSports • (2) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Kickstarter: ACTON R RocketSkates.

Flying cars, electric rollerskates that work like a Segway … perhaps the future is really arriving.

07/11/14 • 08:33 AM • ConsumptionDesignSports • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Mashable: Climbers Find Frozen Body of Missing Mountaineer 32 Years After His Death.

His father: “I wish he could have remained there. For Patrice, the mountain was his home. This was an environment I introduced to him at the age of 7 to 8 years old. He climbed Mont Blanc with me at 13 years old. The mountain was his passion, he was going to become a guide. In that way, it was better for him to rest in the mountains than in a coffin.

07/09/14 • 02:38 PM • HistoryNatureSports • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Youtube: Ferrari at the 2014 Goodwood Festival of Speed.

Always good to see the prancing horse actually prancing

07/08/14 • 01:42 PM • HistorySportsTravel • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Bicycling: Road Bikes of the 2014 Tour de France.

Yeah, but never make the mistake that equipment trumps fitness. TdF riders are superhuman.

07/08/14 • 10:45 AM • HardwareSports • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Mashable: Tour de France Selfies Are a New Danger to Cyclists.

… a dangerous mix of vanity and stupidity.” To say the least. What a bunch of idiots.

07/07/14 • 02:25 PM • MobilePhotographySports • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Italian Ways: The Moto Guzzi 250 Compressor: twenty years of records.

I can certainly understand its importance in history and all, but for Americans of my vintage … it strongly reminds one of the 60’s Briggs and Stratton lawn mowers.

06/20/14 • 09:47 AM • DesignHistorySportsTravel • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Bicycling: Tour de France Riders vs. Regular Cyclists.

Of interest.

06/14/14 • 09:52 PM • Physical FitnessSports • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Italian Ways: Maserati 450S, Fangio’s bazooka.

Nearly perfect. The hood scoop seems to have gone through different iterations, from nonexistent to abcess-like. I prefer it smaller in height.

06/12/14 • 09:04 AM • DesignHistorySportsTravel • (3) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Youtube: Race car on the road - “Welcome back”.

Extra points if you notice that the farmer’s tractor is, in fact, a Porsche.

06/06/14 • 11:05 AM • DesignMotion GraphicsSports • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Youtube/Jay Leno’s Garage: Mille Miglia 2014.

Always worth the watch. 21 minutes. Stretch a coffee break.

06/03/14 • 10:56 AM • EntertainmentHistoryMotion GraphicsSports • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Youtube: Ultimate Crossfit Fails Compilation.

Gawd. No spotters. Inappropriate equipment and facilities. It may go against the CF grain, but the best advice I ever got was from Steve Ilg (“The Outdoor Athlete”): Always use perfect form (and have others, qualified trainers especially, help you with this because it can be very hard to self-detect small misalignments that can cause injury). If you can’t, injury is inevitable. See the above video for generous, ample proof.

05/29/14 • 11:58 AM • HealthPhysical FitnessSports • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Youtube: Steve McQueen’s 1956 Jaguar XKSS - Jay Leno’s Garage.

The real fun starts at 14:00.

05/28/14 • 12:20 PM • EntertainmentHistoryMotion GraphicsSports • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks
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