Posted on May 13, 2015 by Pete Hummers
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
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Posted on December 18, 2014 by Pete Hummers
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.
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Posted on October 4, 2014 by Pete Hummers
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 »
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Posted on October 3, 2013 by Pete Hummers
…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 [+].
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Posted on July 15, 2013 by Pete Hummers
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.
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Posted on July 11, 2013 by Pete Hummers
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.
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Posted on July 10, 2013 by Pete Hummers
“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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