Is your bike ready for the snow?

Is your bike ready for the snow?

Business Insider UK

This mod will make your bike ready for the slopes!

It’s made by Fat Bike Skis. It replaces the front wheel of the bike with a ski, making them much better suited to snow. The ski prevents the bike from skidding or doing an ‘endo’.

Braking is controlled by the rear tyre, or by steering side to side. The mod can be fitted to most bikes. You just remove the front wheel and clip the ski on.

The company believes they have finally perfected the design, and it is going into production. It will cost around £630, and be available March 2018.  Preorders available HERE

 

 

Have you got a walking bike?

Have you got a walking bike?

[DW Euromaxx]
Vocabulary chunks to learn after watching the video :
  • A relaxing stroll
  • A fitness studio
  • A walking bike
  • He showed me how it functions
  • Treading sets the bike in motion
  • The bike first hit the streets in 2014
  • Now it’s taking off internationally
  • Since then it has become a runaway success
  • Regular cycling can be difficult
  • The manufacturer is finding it hard to meet demand
  • A full day tour of the city
  • You don’t need a license
  • Practicing on a country road
  • The Dutch are known as a nation of cyclists
  • After a while I really get the hang of it, but I’m still drawing attention
  • A few brave souls ask if they can have a go
  • Locals and tourists alike are keen to jump on board

 

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Turn your 100 years on this planet into 1000

Turn your 100 years on this planet into 1000

[Kenny Laubbacher]
Vocabulary to learn after watching the video
  • I don’t know where all that time went
  • I just blinked and I was eighty
  • Building a routine in my 30s
  • Do  something radically different
  • It scares the crap out of me
  • Change my brain chemistry
  • The routine is the enemy of time
  • It makes it fly by
  • Your brain is awake and turned on
  • Every passing second
  • The muscle is activated
  • Your brain figured  out the pattern of how the world works
  • Travel wakes up your brain
  • Every hill I cross over
  • I want to be aware of every day I’m alive
  • I want to make it to 85 and be exhausted
  • Alive and awake every singe day
  • That is the duty of being adult
  • You choose adventure for  your own  life
  • Getting out of your routine
  • A bike trip
  • I don’t want the calendar to be my boss
  • A mind and a soul that is wide awake
  • It turns your 100 years on this planet into 1000

 

 

Qhubeka

Qhubeka

[Qhubeka]

 

Qhubeka is an Nguni (Zulu, Xhosa) word that means “to carry on”, “to progress” or “to move forward”. Qhubeka helps people move forward by giving bicycles in return for work done to improve communities, the environment or academic results. Having a bicycle changes lives by increasing the distance people can travel, what they can carry, where they can go and how fast they can get there.  Qhubeka’s mission is to uplift African communities by improving access to essential services through bicycles. A quality bicycle provides access to education, healthcare and economic opportunity. “

Learn more about this project HERE

 

Vocabulary chunks to learn after watching the video :

  • Just to get by
  • Treats her patients
  • The beginning of the story
  • With a bike everyting changes
  • Attendance improves
  • Grades improve
  • Healthcare workers
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Travelling four times further
  • The opportunity is great
  • The impact is immediate
  • Mobilize me
  • Build my business
  • Care of the sick
  • Finish school
  • Feed my family
  • Follow my dreams
  • Mobilize me and I’ll change the world

 

250km of Single Track Happiness

250km of Single Track Happiness

[Old Mutual joBerg2c ]

The Old Mutual joBerg2c is riding the off-roads less travelled and trails never travelled. It is racing, riding and touring across this magnificent country. It is sharing a passion for mountain biking with those who love riding.

From the creators of South Africa’s two favourite mountain bike stage races, the Berg & Bush and Sani2c, comes a ride set to capture the imagination of passionate mountain bikers across the country, if not the world. Starting in the south of Johannesburg and finishing nine days later at Scottburgh on the KwaZulu-Natal coast. Part race part adventure, the Old Mutual joBerg2c takes competitors through the country, from the heat and dust of the big city to the cool crisp air of the sea via spectacular mountainous passes.

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LifePaint

[Volvo Cars]

Volvo Cars presents LifePaint. The best way to survive a crash, is not to crash. LifePaint is a unique reflective safety spray. Invisible by daylight, it shines brightly in the glare of car headlights. Making the invisible, visible. Find out more  HERE  #volvolifepaint

Vocabulary chunks to learn after watching the video :

  • Nearly every day something almost happens
  • The young driver lost concentration
  • Hit me from behind
  • Sustained those injuries
  • Far less traffic
  • Cycling at night
  • It’s a lot more dangerous
  • Apply it to a surface
  • The reflective particles will stick together with a special adhesive
  • Invisible by day, but light up at night
  • It makes it very hard for you to be missed
  • It will make you scream out to drivers like me
  • Cycle safety
  • It’s about cars, it’s about pedestrians
  • It’s great that a car brand has got involved
  • Help cyclists and drivers in the end save lives

 

Are you tough enough?

Are you tough enough?

[Santini Cycling wear]

The Mortirolo and the Stelvio are two of the most brutal yet beautiful climbs in the world: they echo with the feats of Fausto Coppi, Marco Pantani and many more. Now for the fitfh year, the Granfondo Stelvio Santini will allow you to test yourself against these legendarily tough climbs and follow in the pedal strokes of some of the greatest icons cycling has ever known.  Read more HERE

Vocabulary chunks to learn after watching the video :

  • The countless switchbacks
  • Do you feel the fear of failure
  • The struggle, the battle against yourself
  • Give up
  • Go on
  • Pedal stroke after pedal stroke
  • Dig  down and find freedom
  • Push yourself
  • Conquer the peak
  • An epic challenge
  • Are you tough enough

 

 

A rave party on wheels

A rave party on wheels

 [Australia Plus]

Vocabulary chunks to learn after watching the video :

  • Love to cycle
  • A good party
  • Combine cycling with a rave
  • Partygoers gather from around Melbourne
  • A rave party on wheels
  • Cycling through the city
  • Blasting music
  • Portable speakers
  • The 15 kilometer course
  • Have a drink
  • Crazy outfits
  • LED lights
  • A cycling event
  • Spin some tunes
Lower Michigan – Lower Cambridge – Proficiency Michigan

 

Weekly photo challenge || Grid

Weekly photo challenge || Grid

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A grid is a network of intersecting parallel lines, whether real or imaginary. Most American streets are laid out in a grid pattern, meaning the streets intersect at right angles and form a pattern of squares when viewed from above.

You’ve probably seen a map grid, the uniform lines drawn on a map that allow you to pinpoint a particular location. Grid can also refer to a physical network of sorts, not necessarily made of straight or parallel lines. You may be familiar with the high voltage electrical cables that carry power throughout the country, known as the national grid. A gird can also be a device made up of intersecting metal bars that you use when grilling food.

 

 [ source :  vocabulary.com  ]

 In response to The Daily Post’s  weekly photo challenge : Grid

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