Thursday, July 23, 2009
('Posting this more for personal reference as this Swiss rider's exploits has been posted all around the web.) Check out "Fabulous" Fabian Cancellara's incredible downhill in Stage 7 of the 2009 Tour de France. Delayed by a flat tire, he slices and dices the curves and bends to rejoin the peloton. Speed in kilometers per hour (1.6 km/h = 1 mile per hour).
Watch how close he comes to the white convertible @ 69.2 km/h (43.25 mph) at the 3:34 minute mark.
All set to Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Symphony No. 25 in G minor.
Saturday, July 11, 2009
[H]eard of muscles? You know, those things that took billions of years to evolve into the splendid tools that now lie idle in the human body, because our so-smart brains would rather hitch a ride on some energy-guzzling toy. Meanwhile our waistlines expand and our hearts wither.(Michael McGrath)
What is wrong with a riding a bike or simply walking?
Images from Butterfly Trail