Saturday, March 21, 2015
The 30 year old Dutch cyclist Thomas Dekker as announced his plans to retire from the sport of cycling, effective immediately. On his personal website he said that he wants to pursue fulfillment outside of his work as an athlete.
"For weeks I've been thinking about it. I have pondered, I've weighed my thoughts carefully, I oversaw the options and considered them one by one. I've listened to my mind and to my heart. Now I have made up my mind. I quit cycling."
"I quit cycling."
"My whole life up to now was dominated by cycling—but I do not want to depend on my form, my equipment, my team, anyone, or anything any longer,” Dekker said. “My cycling career was beautiful, ugly, intense, and edifying. I’m ready for a new step. Without my bike.”
He turned pro in 2005 with Rabobank, he had an impressive performances at the Tour of Poland and Criterium International and he got overall victories at the GP Stad Zottegem, the Tirreno-Adriatico, and the Tour de Romandie. He was banned from the cycling in 2009 for two years when he was caught using performance-enhancing drugs. Dekker returned to cycling after two years and got a spot on the Garmin-Cervelo development team.
Saturday, March 7, 2015
James Novak has created a really amazing 3D printed bike. Novak is an industrial designer in Australia. Novak wants to determine the extent of 3D Printing which gave him the idea of 3D Printed bike frame
The bike frame looks modern and futuristic, Novak has even designed it to fit his body proportions. He created it in 150 hours on SolidWorks over a couple of weeks. It's really amazing on what you can do with the latest manufacturing machine, 3D Printing.