Thursday, May 26, 2016
The US Olympic Cycling team are training using smart glasses by Solos. With the help of the U.S. Cycling Team, Solos created augmented reality glasses that gives the cyclists vital data like speed, cadence (in revolutions per minute), heart rate during the ride, these information is important for athletes who wants to push themselves harder.
The glasses also flash on the lens display other information like calories, distance and elevation. The device brings biking experiences to a whole new level.
“The idea behind the smart eye-wear is to be able to give real-time feedback to the athlete via optical and display system mounted in front of the eye-wear, as well as through a stereo system of speakers, which will provide audio feedback to the user,” Ernesto Martinez, Solos’ Program Director and MIT PhD, had said at Las Vegas’ CES 2016. “In this case, the cyclist, as they’re performing, training, they’ll be able to hear and see real-time the data they’re generating”, he added.
Solos smart glasses has 6 hours battery life, and is made from military grade thermoplastic-polyamide nylon blend. Meaning, it's really durable and light weight. The device is designed with aerodynamics so it has minimal wind resistance.
It is equipped with Bluetooth and ANT+ sensors for operation in conjunction with other wearables. It can communicate with cycling apps like MapMyRide, Strava and TrainingPeaks.
Solos smart glasses launched a Kickstarter campaign to get the product to ordinary cyclists like me.
As of the moment you can pledge just $250 to get one Smart Glasses as soon as they ship in October.
Other sports Smart Glasses available on the market:
Recon Instruments Jet Smart Eyewear for Sports and Fitness $399.00
E-More Sport Riding Eyes Glasses Wireless Bluetooth 4.0 $25.99
Friday, May 20, 2016
Bike Mine is a miniature bomb that you strap to your bike that will go off the second someone try to steal it. No, it will not blow up the thief together with your bike but it will give you a loud explosive sound (around 150 decibels) that will scare the crap out of the would-be thief. It uses the same kind of blanks that are commonly used in ceremonial salutes or to scare away nuisance birds.
The kit includes three “cartridges”, which are basically small shotgun shells with the pyrotechnics fully encased (without any projectiles), the mounting bracket and the trip wire.
This gonna be fun!
Creator Yannick Read is running a Kickstarter campaign to manufacture the Bike Mine.
Thursday, May 5, 2016
The ride will take place on Saturday, June 4 from The Full Moon pub in Stokes Croft at 11am. The ride will probably start at noon and it will be 7 mile cycle around the city. Everyone is invited to the event.
Organizers said that the event is for "celebrating bikes in a fun, visible way and showing how exposed and vulnerable riders in Bristol feel. We want a less car and oil centric society.
Bristol was the European Green Capital in 2015 and yet air pollution causes over 120 deaths here each year. We must be more ambitious about escaping car culture's grip and freeing our streets for use by everybody.
Non-sexual public nudity is legal in England. We are not trying to cause alarm or distress. Feel free to look the other way."
Last years event was largely successful with hundreds of nude riders joining the event check out pictures and video below:
Bristol World Naked Bike Ride 2015
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Divine LEDs Bike Light - Comes With FREE TAIL LIGHT(Limited Time) $10.27
Mini Bike Pump with BONUS Glueless Puncture Repair Kit $19.97