Tuesday, March 9, 2010
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Friday, March 5, 2010
Prove yourself once again in 2010 at The North Face® Endurance Challenge. From undulating hills to elevating peaks, technical East Coast trails to mesmerizing West Coast views, The North Face® Endurance Challenge offers a unique running experience for everyone. Introducing a two-day format and new race distances in 2010, each market will feature a wide array of trail running adventures. Never stop exploring your potential.
A serious, hardy test for trail runners of any level, The North Face® Endurance Challenge at Bear Mountain, NY, takes place on the western shores of the Hudson River, in the craggy foothills of the Catskill Mountains.
Saturday & Sunday, May 8-9, 2010
Start / Finish Location
Bear Mountain State Park
Bear Mountain, NY 10911
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Thursday, March 4, 2010
Flying Bike that uses gravity and probably magic by Hoyoung Lee, Youngwoo Park, and Jungmin Park � Yanko Design
Got to love it when bikes are redesign, whether practical or not. This design by Hoyoung Lee, Youngwoo Park, and Jungmin Park.
Lemme do a quiz on you, bikers. How well do you love gravity? Not? I really hate it man, it’s terrible. So here’s the thing: you’re in luck. There’s a bike right here that defies it. Like a standard rebel. It’s called “Flying Bike” and it’s quite the magnetic levitator. By using the impetus of the bicycle, power is generated and magnetism brings the back of the bike up, up, up, until the gear is literally in the center of the back wheel, unconnected by anything other than the powers of the magnet.
The the magnet is strong! Kinetic energy brings the back of the bike upward as speed increases. This allows for decreased wind resistance and absorption of impact from bumps, stones, squirrels, etc.
But wait, isn’t that a sort of gear situation I see on the back wheel? Does that become dissipated once the bike goes fast enough to lift off the ground? Yes! There is a point where the force changes. This is similar to what happens in the front, but with a much smaller gear.
The biker’s gonna have to get used to this sort of situation.
Flying’s always a sort of “learning experience.”