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SciAm: The Surprising Problem of Too Much Talent.

Why is too much talent a bad thing? Think teamwork. In many endeavors, success requires collaborative, cooperative work towards a goal that is beyond the capability of any one individual.

10/14/14 • 11:46 AM • PsychologySmall BusinessSports • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

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.

10/06/14 • 05:45 PM • SportsTravel • (2) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

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.

09/10/14 • 10:11 AM • DesignHistoryPhysical FitnessSports • (3) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

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
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