This is a shameless attempt to save the the most advanced civilization in
history from imminent self destruction by eliminating carbon emission,
dependence on foreign sources of fuel,obesity, hypertension and diabetes.
Cycling accomplishes all those things at once and helps us develop a better
understanding of ourselves, each other and our relationship to the cosmos.

Oh, horse puckey!
I like to ride bikes, have been doing it all my life.
The rest of that crap is just a fringe benefit,
and the blogosphere gives me a chance to share my interior
monologue with virtual rather than imaginary friends.

Monday, March 30, 2015

Stringing up the bike

Hopefully the cold snap is over.  Temperatures are promising to climb into the sixties this week and that is a good thing.  It's the first of April, I won't be teaching the next week and a half, so I'm taking my first real recreational ride of the year.  I will be counting on warmer temperatures and a westerly wind to push me over the continental divide.  I guess we will see.   I have a little preparation ahead but am looking forward to it.   
I ran across this interesting video this week.  Before you see this and start laughing, I want you to know that his may actually prove to be a viable cycling application for carbon fiber.  This is an application for real bikes developed in a place where people who ride bikes have destinations.  Up until this moment I believed the only viable application for CF was racing which is not a viable application at all.  It exists to fuel the endorsement of pharmaceuticals and increase the subscription base for Strava.  Making a CF cord to run this drive train may be useful.  It looks really goofy at first but  may be a really efficient way to operate a bike.  It may not be as elegant as the Nuvinci CVT, but it's lighter.


  1. Even if it works great... that is the work of a madman! Kudos to him.

    1. What kind of mind? Even though it appears to be an awkward pedaling motion, it apparently is not.