Lahaina Cruisers

A cool, rockabilly cruiser, next to a Hummer, on the Lahaina strip.

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The Hunger near Hana

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.

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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?

Modal Maui

Just in time for the Maui rides, the Bike Hugger decals arrived for the Modal

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The decals include chainstay, seatstay, and a badge for the fork.

Innovate or Die contest closes, videos online

Specialized’s “Innovate or Die” (previously blogged here) is finished, and the submissions are up on Youtube. Entries range from useful to mundane to culinary

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?

Blenders, Lawnmowers…Supercomputers

<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.

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