Before Maui rides, I’ll eat light, ride to a banana bread stand, and fuel up. Riding back from Hana, I went a little too far, and was bonking – I ate 1/2 a loaf in about two bites and that satisfied the hunger.
Getting that hungry reminded me of various bonks and eating whatever was in sight – that includes a burger once and I don’t eat beef. What’s your worst bonk? How do you satisfy the hunger after a long ride?
A couple of my favs:
- The Aquaduct a tricycle for transporting water from a distant (3rd world?) water source and purifying it along the trip. It converts to a stationary mode to continue filtration. This solves a real problem in many parts of the world.
- the Pedal Powered Mobile Call shop. This great little idea is not only a pedal powered application,it’s a full fledged business model.
- a Pedal-Powered Fridge . Another real-world application here, this could potentially keep vaccines cool off the grid.
I didn’t get time to review all 101 entries, what’s your fav?
<img src=”http://www.gizmag.com/pictures/hero/8503_151207124106.jpg” alt=”MIT Supercomputer” width=”400/>GizMag.com reports that MIT have announced a bicycle powered supercomputer - sort of. Sure they used a machine that only draws 8 Watts, and maybe their cycling team only powered it for 20 minutes, but it’s still sort of cool.