February 29, 2008

Recumbent Light Shows for Safety & Dazzle

The Bicycle Light Show below (40 seconds) was made possible by MichaelsLightToys.com. A major supplier for Burning Man exhibitors, their lights work best on recumbents where there is more surface area available to work with. And on the EL light strings especially, the AA batters last a long time...

Posted by mkreig at 08:25 AM

February 19, 2008

Return of the Scorcher - The Bicycle as a Way to Heal Ourselves and the Planet

This is a classic half-hour documentary that looks at bike culture and bike lifestyles around the world. Created by Ted White in 1992, using beautiful and inspiring scenes of bikes in China, The Netherlands, Denmark, and the U.S, it is one of the first films ever made that offers the bicycle as a solution to our auto centric way of life. As well, it is from this production that the idea, as well as the term itself, for Critical Mass bike rides was derived. It is a must see for anyone active in two wheel activism,,,,,

See the video

Posted by mkreig at 08:20 AM

February 11, 2008

How to Work on Bikes Videos

When you hear people say that they would like to learn how to work on a bike, here is a good place to get them started:


If instead, you want to get yourself up to speed on V-Brakes, for example, here is a good video worthy of your consideration:

How to Adjust V-Brakes

Posted by mkreig at 07:44 PM

February 04, 2008

World's Tallest Trike , 36 feet, 5 inches

In India, a man who goes by the name of K. Sudhakar enjoys building cars that are shaped like cameras, helmets, cricket balls, tennis balls, footballs, computers, cups and saucers, a shoe even a computer, etc, just to put a smile on people's faces. He even has a museum that nearly a thousand people a day visit. Recently he strayed from his motorized norm and created a human powered behemoth, a trike that is 36 feet, 5 inches tall. See it in action here:

More info about K. Sudhakar HERE

Posted by mkreig at 11:55 AM