Design You Trust: Rabbit Showjumping at an Animal Fair in Stuttgart.
This is great. I think I need to visit. Flying Hasenpfeffer!
SF New Mexican: Officials - Hiker found north of Santa Fe ski basin died of hypothermia.
In late JULY, note. When we’re nearly at our hottest temps. I keep banging on about this, but you can so easily be hiking, have a thunderstorm crest those mountains, and experience a 60 degree temperature drop in minutes. I see so many people, too far from the trailheads, woefully unprepared. I do stop and advise (gently), when there’s an opportunity.
Italian Ways: Bianchi Café & Cycles - crossing the finish line in Milan.
Bianchi green; my sole favorite green. Wait- not true - just next to British Racing Green.
I always wanted a light boat to carry up to the mountains; most weigh a ton (30-40lbs). This one’s 10 pounds. But at a cost ... $1,900.00. Woof.
KOB-TV/New Mexico: OSU sues NMSU over pistol-packing mascot.
Given their long use, copyright law will probably favor OSU.
Colossal: Timelapse of the 2014 Albuquerque Hot Air Balloon Fiesta.
Brilliant application of timelapse.
NY Times: South African Prosecutors Say They’ll Appeal Pistorius Conviction and Sentence.
I’m still not buying the burglar theory. I suspect the prosecution simply couldn’t construct, from available evidence, a convincing enough alternate scenario in the time they had. In a private two-person relationship, the trail is thin on the ground.
If I were a young lady, I would never ever date a prominent sports star. The odds are against you.
SciAm: The Surprising Problem of Too Much Talent.
DailyMail.UK: Footage emerges of Jules Bianchi’s Japanese Grand Prix crash.
Jeebus. Frankly, I’m surprised he’s alive. Looked like his head was getting lopped off. And then, the immediate deceleration. I’ll wager he’s got much more than just severe head injuries to deal with. Best wishes for his recovery.
Collectors Weekly: The Hippie Daredevils Who Were Just Crazy Enough to Invent Mountain Biking.
A needed article! This needs to be a book. With photos. You’ll recognize so many names, now plastered on frames around the world.
BarnFinds: 1952 Jensen Interceptor for $750.
In Albuquerque! Wishing for deep pockets and a fully-fitted-out ‘mancave’ ...
Youtube: F1 2014 Belgian GP - Huge Crash For Konsantin Tereschenko.
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.
Bicycling: 6 Tough American Climbs.
The Salt Lake Tribune: Cobra rock formation near Moab topples.
Usually, you only see the perfect performances on video. So much painful.
Bicycling: Carbon-Fiber Fear Mongering in the Times.
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.
Bicycling: New Pro Gear at the 2014 Tour de France.
BBC: Unseen Donald Campbell speed record footage restored.
I agree; better to remember him for his achievements, than for his tragic crash and death.
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.”
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)?
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.
Kickstarter: ACTON R RocketSkates.
Flying cars, electric rollerskates that work like a Segway … perhaps the future is really arriving.
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.”