The future of bicycling
Despite always owning a bicycle, I was never much of a rider until I moved to Germany. And I certainly never cared much about the future of bicycling either. It was just a way to get around the city. But after living in Europe, I’m now beginning to see just how innovative and interesting the future of bicycling is.
Here are three videos on bicycles I thought were really cool:
The invisible bicycle helmet
Okay, I spent a while working for a company called Mustang Survival. They are world leaders in water safety, and are famous for their inflatable flotation devices. These devices give you better range of movement because you aren’t stuck in a bulky, traditional life vest. Well, the invisible bicycle helmet works similarly. Check it out for yourself!
Bicymple: the bicycle, simplified
Now this is cool. Designed and built by Josh Bechtel in Bellingham, WA, the bicymple is a very simple take on the bicycle. It looks amazing, especially when he shows the bike in the swing position.
The stepper bicycle
Apparently these have been around for a few years, but I first saw them at a small booth in downtown Stuttgart a few months ago. It’s basically a hybrid between a bicycle, stairmaster, and elliptical. It’s low impact, so it works for people with back problems – and it tones and conditions your entire body at the same time. I’d really like to try one, if only for the novelty of it. :)
Krystal Yee is a travel blogger and personal finance expert with substantial media credits to her name. Lover of off-beat travel, hiking, French macarons, barefoot shoes, and her iPhone. Excel spreadsheet addict. She is currently living in Vancouver, plotting her next adventure.