darkemeralds: Naked woman on a bike, caption "I don't care, I'm still free" (Bike Freedom)
[personal profile] darkemeralds
Okay, it's not Sharknado, but it is a bigger helicopter. It's a bike-icopter. It's a helicycle!

Quoting from the article at This Is Colossal: "The Igor I. Sikorsky Human Powered Helicopter Competition was established in 1980... To win the prize a team of engineers would have to build a helicopter powered solely by a human that would achieve a flight duration of 60 seconds, reach an altitude of 3 meters (9.8 ft), while remaining in a 10 meter (32.8 ft) square."

It took 33 years, but a team from the University of Toronto finally did it. Go, Canada!

foxfirefey: Fox stealing an egg. (mischief)
[personal profile] foxfirefey
There was a Mercedes-Benz parked in the bike lane of Vilnius, Lithuania. So, the mayor ran over it. With a tank. (Well, okay, not really--the event was staged. But it might fuel fantasies for those of you who wrestle with lanes being blocked.)

ilanarama: me on a bike on the White Rim trail (biking)
[personal profile] ilanarama
Apparently the NYPD has been cracking down on cyclists for not riding in the bike lane, issuing tickets for as much as $130. A guy was stopped and tried to tell the cop that sometimes the bike lane isn't safe, but the officer still ticketed him. So he made a video showing what happens when you ride in the bike lane ALL THE TIME. Warning for OW OW OMG OW.
roadrunnertwice: Joe and bike, at top speed. (YehudaMoon.Joe - Liftoff)
[personal profile] roadrunnertwice
Via @culturepulp (via @Gawker originally) comes, well, this:

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'Course, the first thing I thought of was C'├ętait un Rendezvous:

More video )
darkemeralds: Naked woman on a bike, caption "I don't care, I'm still free" (Bike Freedom)
[personal profile] darkemeralds
Hello [community profile] bicycles members! This comm has been mighty quiet lately, so here is a fantastic piece of bike-filmmaking as a music video:



The film is by Daniel Garcia and was shot here in my little town of bike madness, Portland, Oregon. The song is "Drunk Girls Holy Ghost Remix" by LCD Soundsystem. I was pretty impressed.

And apparently, tall-bike jousting is an actual thing.

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