Every accomplishment starts with the decision to try

Hamilton’s Campbell Buckingham, 6, had his Poppa Stuart Cottam, 69, with him for Saturday’s unofficial world record mass kick scooter parade attempt on New Plymouth’s Coastal Walkway. (ANDY JACKSON/Fairfax NZ)

From the Taranaki Daily News (New Zealand):

An unofficial world record breaking kick scooter attempt has fallen short, but no one seemed to be that concerned.

More than 489 scooter riders needed to muster at New Plymouth’s Te Rewa Rewa bridge and scoot to 3.2 kilometres to East End Reserve on Saturday for the city to break its own Guinness Book of Records record for the world largest kick scooter parade.

It didn’t quite get there but organisers weren’t too worried with the unofficial attempt falling short, saying it was still a good way to have a fun and celebrate how more and more kids choose to get to school.

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Here, I think, I’d rather be sitting

He smoked a Ferrari F430 Scudiera, a 503-horspower beast that hits 62 mph in 3.6 seconds.

He smoked a Ferrari F430 Scudiera, a 503-horspower beast that hits 62 mph in 3.6 seconds.

François Gissy hit 207 mph on a bicycle powered by three rocket engines. From Wired Magazine:

The bike, designed by Gissy’s friend Arnold Neracher, is for the most part normal. Aside from those rockets, of course. The frame is elongated, probably to improve stability, but the pedals still work. It rides on a pair of fat tires, and the brakes are standard stuff, albeit essentially useless at that kind of speed. Gissy can use them to stabilize himself, but mostly leaves them alone. Yes, brakes are the type of thing you usually improve before subjecting yourself supercar velocities and 1.96 Gs of acceleration, but whatever.

More Kick France partying

This time in the beautiful Bohemian forest, at the Tour of Šumava


Gee, that techno music just never gets old! @@

Would you believe …

…that these two educators also rode the Tour de France on scooters … these scooters? And it only took them seven years!

Bon pour eux! Read about it in computer-translated English at l’Informateur [+].

Fernando’s Rideaway

The Route.

Señor Zendrera intends to kick his longest distance yet – 930 miles. You can follow him live via his site, with location, actual distance traveled, elevation, average speed and data summaries every 24 hours. The fun begins July 17.

He just keeps on goin’

Fernando Zendrera (in white, above) adds to his considerable mileage – horizontal and vertical – with a kick up 1400 meters of altitude in the 86-kilometer Quebrantahuesos Medio Frondo.

George and the aliens at the TdF

“When this sextet of riders passed Glenn and I while we were taking a break early on the stage route out of Aix-en-Provence, we weren’t sure what we had just seen.” (George Christensen)

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