Emma Way in song.
The most aero dog is?
As you’ve likely read by now, Spesh built their own wind tunnel in Morgan Hill. Having been on campus a few times, we know they crew that works there has a sense of humor. In the off hours expect they’ve either tested kegs v. cases of beer OR dogs. And it’s dogs!
and think that little Frenchie we met there would be most aero with a ball diffusing air around a bulky head.
Next, test my working theory please
Hey #AEROISEVERYTHING is it true that a small beer belly on a Masters Racer is the most aero thing ever?— byron@bikehugger (@bikehugger) May 23, 2013
Photos: Aero dog John Friedrich; Frenchie David Schloss
From The Bike Show Podcast, a story about Eileen Sheridan
Land’s End to John O’Groats is a classic cycle touring route. But it was also the blue riband distance among the long distance record-breaking heyday of the 1930s to the 1960s. In 1954 Eileen Sheridan, a diminutive cyclist from Coventry sponsored by the huge Hercules Bicycle Company, set a new record that stood for decades. Now 89, Eileen recounts a truly epic journey and tells the story of how she became one of the best-known, and best-paid, cyclists in Britain.
Apology accepted, prosecution expected
After a hit-and-run then a tweet about bloody cyclists and an uproar online, Cycle Tweet girl has apologized on ITV. Feeling sorry or not, according to Carlton Reid she’s facing two criminal offense. I linked to Carlton’s post in mine earlier this week when news of the story first broke.
Made a thing that parses weather data into a bicycle barometer
A cyclist in London wanted to simplify his morning commute decision making between riding bike or taking the Tube. So he made a barometer with an old clock case. A servo moves the needle towards the bike or Tube and is controlled by a nanode controller that derives a value from the web. To take small chunks of information from the Web and display it on a physical thing it’s geeky enough, bonus to incorporate the bike. That’s a bike Maker and something we’d like to see at another Built.
Photo: Jonathan Ford.