Tom and Essence

Deflator-mouse Tom Brady.

Deflator-mouse Tom Brady.

Love, Love, Love —
Love’s the very essence
Of everything I think, of everything I do.
Give me, Give me, Give me,
Give me detumescence.
That means you.

Aldous Huxley, Ape and Essence

Advertisements

Swifty in America

Kentand the Swifty in front of G and O Family Cyclery in Greenwood. Photo by Madi Carlson.

Kent and the Swifty in front of G and O Family Cyclery in Greenwood. Photo by Madi Carlson.

Long-time cyclist Kent Peterson has imported a Swifty scooter to the Seattle area. Kent, who recently and enthusiastically discovered the KickPed, has upped his game to the point of buying a Swifty scooter. While he’s learning about it, here’s a collection of pictures he’s taken of the immigrant. More will follow at Kent’s ‘blog.

Baulkham Hills (Australia) man takes his footbiking to world championship

Optimum exercise: Michal Kozar: ''I get better exercise than riding a bike or running but it is less impact on your knees and joints. When you kick you have half of your body-weight on that leg instead of full weight when you run. Picture: Natalie Roberts.

Optimum exercise: Michal Kozar: ”I get better exercise than riding a bike or running but it is less impact on your knees and joints. When you kick you have half of your body-weight on that leg instead of full weight when you run. Picture: Natalie Roberts.

One day Michal Kozar was browsing the internet looking for a new sport to take up, perhaps to help him train for his marathons or tennis.

Kozar, who lives in Baulkham Hills, found footbiking – a form of racing on a light, extremely fast scooter with large road racing wheels – and it quickly became his sport of choice. Running and tennis were suddenly helping him prepare for footbiking.

Continue reading on HillsNews.com »

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)

Continue reading