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How to Motorize Your Road Bike:Outside is an American magazine focused on the outdoors. The first issue of Outside was published in September 1977. Its mission statement is "to inspire active participation in the world outside through award-winning coverage of the ebikes, sports, people, places, adventure, discoveries, health and fitness, gear and apparel, trends and events that make up an active lifestyle."
Magnetic Wheels: The New Frontier
A few journalists contend there’s yet another variant of mechanized cheating on the rise that requires no motor at all—electromagnetic wheels. Claudio Ghisalberti, writing for the Italian newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport, claims to have met with a confidential source who creates electromagnetic rear wheels that provide an extra 60 watts of power and sell for a staggering 200,000 euros ($221,570).
Days of wine and wonderhe Australian is a broadsheet newspaper published in Australia from Monday to Saturday each week since 14 July 1964. Available nationally (in each state and territory), The Australian is the biggest-selling national newspaper in the country, with a circulation of 116,655 on weekdays and 254,891 on weekends in 2013...
... includes:We are welcomed aboard Scenic’s Breathtaking Bordeaux river journey with a caveat from the cruise director. “This cruise is very, very different from anything you have done before,” she says. “It’s not a river cruise in the usual sense, as there is very little cruising being done.”
The occasional grumbling from seasoned sailors bears out her testimony. We only cover 250km in 11 days, so this is not an itinerary for those who love steaming along Europe’s rivers. It is more of a boat-based holiday for people who love wine, French culture and history.
Scenic’s fleet of free-to-hire electric bikes puts all the city’s major sights and minor sensations within easy reach. The freedom of a bicycle is a joy and whenever the schedule permits I take off on two wheels.
(Wiki:)Newspaper in Port Shepstone, KwaZulu-Natal
From my hide: How to ‘kill two birds with one stone’ this ChristmasPort Shepstone is a town situated on the mouth of the largest river on the south coast of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, the Mzimkulu River (the great home of all rivers). 120 kilometres (75 mi) south of Durban, it is the administrative, educational and commercial centre for southern Natal.
ACK! Where DOES he do his shopping? (Currently, Giggle Translate, "60000 South African Rand equals about 4765 US Bucks)We were at a luncheon the other day and among other things, the conversation turned to Christmas presents. Being of the same generation, all of us expressed horror at what parents of today are expected to spend on such presents – thousands of rands at a time seems to be the order of the day.
We all agreed that when we were children, our presents tended to be home-made by our parents and siblings, but we were all quite happy with that. How things have changed. Here are a couple of Christmas present ideas for next week.
There was a time when a bicycle was considered excellent alternative transport and good exercise at the same time. At one time, long ago, we all aspired to own first our‘grown up’ bicycle, one that would speed down a hill and then be pushed up the other side, hence the term pushbike.
Not any more. Electric bikes are now available, powered by a battery and not the peddles – They cost about R60 000.
"other protective gear"... Like a neck collar and elbow pads... and an "athetic supporter" for the boys, of course.Never mind bikes, you can now buy an electric scooter for your favourite youngster. Again, I always thought scooters were foot-powered, but apparently no longer.
The scooter, with battery, will set you back R3 000, but then of course you need to equip the youngster with a crash helmet and other protective gear – that’s another R250.
18 bright ideas for 2018, from flying taxis to companion robotsThe Christian Science Monitor is an independent international news organization.
We want to help you to see news events as starting points for constructive conversations. We seek to cut through the froth of the political spin cycle to underlying truths and values. We want to be so focused on progress that together we can provide a credible and constructive counter-narrative to the hopelessness-, anger-, and fear-inducing brand of discourse that is so pervasive in the news.
A soft pedal
Electric bicycles have been around since the 1890s, but they have long had a reputation of being ungainly, expensive, and heavy. Now advanced sensors and control systems are reviving the e-bike’s image – and its practicality as a form of urban transport in an era of irrepressible traffic congestion.
Superpedestrian, an e-bikemaker in Cambridge, Mass., has created the Copenhagen Wheel, which looks like a rear bicycle wheel with an oversized red disc as the hub. It uses data from sensors to estimate the torque, cadence, and position of the pedals to emulate the feel of riding a normal bike, only with far less effort, since the battery is doing most of the work.
“E-bikes will really get going when they start to feel like regular bikes, but the riders become superhuman,” says Assaf Biderman, Superpedestrian’s chief executive officer. “That’s when we know we’ve nailed it.”
The $1,500 wheel can be purchased as a replacement rear wheel for a standard bicycle. The company also sells bikes with the wheel built in.
Other e-vehicles are blurring the line between bike and car. The egg-shaped ELF, produced by the Durham, N.C., company Organic Transit, sports three wheels and an enclosed cab with solar panels on the roof. Retailing for about $9,000, it is powered by a combination of pedals and a solar-powered rechargeable battery. Two other bike/cars are plying roads in Germany – the Twike, a fully enclosed electric vehicle, and the four-wheeled Schaeffler Bio-Hybrid, which looks like a cross between a baby buggy and an all-terrain vehicle. It can be propelled by pedal power, batteries, or both at once.
The Retro-Inspired Düsenspeed E-bikes Look Fabulous:The story of Luxatic started right in the heart of Transylvania, back in 2010, when founder and chief editor Adrian Prisca launched a blog about things he loved, like supercars, luxury homes, yachts, bespoke hotels and all about fine living.
The readership of the site started to pick up after just a couple of months and today Luxatic is not just a simple blog, it’s actually one of the most popular and successful luxury magazines in the world, with a great team dedicated to bring you the latest from the world of luxury, news, products and services, almost every single day.
Purpose and peace: My perfect year of cyclingFounded in 2008, CyclingTips is an Australian-based website that seeks to share the beauty of ebiking and to inspire cyclists of all levels to become better and more knowledgeable ebikers.
Includes:Five years can seem like a lifetime. I say this because that’s how long ago I had the idea to report, write, and publish a feature story and yearlong blog called “The year I did everything right.”
Five years ago, I was the top editor at the world’s largest cycling magazine ([cough] see bicycling.com [cough]), and frankly that seems like a different existence than the one I’m leading now.
The premise of that project could be distilled into one sentence: As a middling but passionate cycling enthusiast, I would seek out and follow the advice of top specialists in a variety of fields to see what kind of rider I could become.
I go almost everywhere on my bike. I still drive a carpool of 12-year olds to middle school on some mornings before work, and since I don’t (yet) have an electric cargo bike, I still run errands to Home Depot with our SUV. But I basically rely on my bike as my primary transportation and I wind up spending 15 to 20 hours a week riding around. I think I would hate Los Angeles if I had to drive everywhere.
Again... ANY "proof" of this? (Like, any complaints lately of larger vehicle operators ("car/etc drivers") doing much property damages? Causing much injuries and deaths?) (Car operators of course are all rolling around with their horns constantly blowing, so are "louder", therefore "safer".) Hint: In New York State, in 2014, there were "only" 299, 452 traffic "accidents"..:That policy will undoubtedly prove popular with many New Yorkers who have complained that the bikes, which look and handle just like regular bicycles but can reach speeds of 20 mph or more, are often operated recklessly. Lots of people have stories about close calls where they stepped out into the street, only to nearly be hit by a quick-moving bike they couldn’t hear coming.
Guess it's not just bike racers who are doping their rides.NEW YORK (WABC) --7 On Your Side Investigates uncovered pedicab operators in and around Central Park blatantly breaking New York City law prohibiting the use of motors or pedal assists on their rigs.
City Council passed the law requiring pedicabs be "solely propelled by human power," in response to concerns about traffic accidents involving pedicabs able to travel at unnaturally high speeds.
In 2014, a pedicab burst into flames when one of the illegal motors overheated.
Still, 7 On Your Side Investigates found dozens of riders continue to break the law.
Electric bike crackdown spurs delivery worker concern:The Gazette is the #1 news source in Colorado Springs...
New York City's electric bike delivery workers face crackdownTheGuardian.com, formerly known as Guardian.co.uk and Guardian Unlimited, is a British news and media website owned by the Guardian Media Group. It contains nearly all of the content of the newspapers The Guardian and The Observer, as well as a substantial body of web-only work produced by its own staff, including a rolling news service. As of November 2014, it was the second most popular online newspaper in the UK with over 17 million readers per month; with over 21 million monthly readers, Mail Online was the most popular.
Hehe... Maybe not the WHOLE story EVery day... (250 million electric bicycles on road in China... largest category of bikes sold in countries in Europe... etc... etc...)The Observer-Dispatch is the largest newspaper serving the Utica-Rome metropolitan area in Central New York, circulating in Oneida County, Herkimer County, and parts of Madison County. Based in Utica, New York...
Electric bike crackdown spurs delivery worker concern:The Columbian is a daily newspaper for Vancouver, Washington and Clark County in Washington State in the United States.
Meet Electrom: A Streamlined Electric Bicycle(?)InvesBrain Pro provides Canadian and international investors with timely research, commentary and ideas on stocks, investments, ebikes, business and economics.
We’re looking for domain experts, analysts, and professional investors who can generate quantifiable information that helps investors understand where the opportunities and risks are.
... hehe and:Phys.org is a science, research and technology news aggregator where much of content is republished directly from press releases and news agencies-in a practice known as churnalism. It also produces some science journalism. It shares many similarities with ScienceDaily and EurekAlert! in the sense that all of them practice heavy churnalism.
Electric bike crackdown spurs delivery worker concernChurnalism is a form of journalism in which press releases, stories provided by news agencies, and other forms of pre-packaged material, instead of reported news, are used to create articles in newspapers and other news media. Its purpose is to reduce cost by reducing original news-gathering and checking sources, to counter revenue lost with the rise of Internet news and decline in advertising; there was a particularly steep fall from late 2015. The term "churnalism" has been credited to BBC journalist Waseem Zakir, who coined the term in 2008.
Rules put the brakes on electric bikes:The Times is a British daily (Monday to Saturday) national newspaper based in London, England. It began in 1785 under the title The Daily Universal Register, adopting its current name on 1 January 1788. The Times and its sister paper The Sunday Times (founded in 1821) are published by Times Newspapers, since 1981 a subsidiary of News UK, itself wholly owned by News Corp. The Times and The Sunday Times do not share editorial staff, were founded independently and have only had common ownership since 1967.
In 1959, the historian of journalism Allan Nevins analysed the importance of The Times in shaping the views of events of London's elite:
For much more than a century The Times has been an integral and important part of the political structure of Great Britain. Its news and its editorial comment have in general been carefully coordinated, and have at most times been handled with an earnest sense of responsibility. While the paper has admitted some trivia to its columns, its whole emphasis has been on important public affairs treated with an eye to the best interests of Britain. To guide this treatment, the editors have for long periods been in close touch with 10 Downing Street.
The Times is the first newspaper to have borne that name, lending it to numerous other papers around the world, such as The Times of India and The New York Times...
Owners of high-speed electric bicycles will have to pay tax, get insurance and a registration and wear a helmet, the Irish government has said.
Certain models of the bicycles, which can be powered by pedalling or by electric motors, can reach speeds of up to 45km/h, making them similar to mopeds. There has been confusion over which rules should apply to the bikes, but the government has now said it will regulate their use under the existing law for motorcycles.
Electric bike crackdown spurs delivery worker concern in New YorkFounded in 1948, WPIX-TV (PIX11) is Tribune Broadcasting’s New York flagship station. In 2006, PIX11 became the #1 affiliate of the CW Television Network.
Long been regarded as a groundbreaking station in New York...
ESB "Search found 4 matches: Pivot Shuttle", including:Category
BMX 1 item
City & Touring 5 items
Electric 1 item (The Pivot Shuttle bike, watt THEY sell for £8,999.99...)
Kids 65 items
Mountain 109 items
Groups pushing back against NYC's ban on e-bikes:WABC-TV is licensed in New York City to ABC7. It began operating on August 10, 1948, and is the most-watched TV station in the US. ABC7 is owned by the American Broadcasting Company, Inc. The Walt Disney Company owns ABC, Inc.
ABC7 broadcasts can be seen 24 hours each day, 365 days per year. It offers a diverse mix of programs: live local and national news, talk/variety and game shows, information and entertainment, sports, ebikes, movies, children's and public affairs programming.
Driving the future: This startup is already powering India's electric vehicle dream:The Economic Times is an English-language, Indian daily newspaper published by the Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd.. The Economic Times was first published in 1961, it is the world's second-most widely read English-language business newspaper, after the Wall Street Journal, with a readership of over 800,000.
Elon Musk may still be contemplating about entering the Indian market and car makers like Maruti Suzuki, Honda, Ford, and others talk about having their first electric car in India by around 2020, but a Hyderabad-based startup has raced ahead.
Gayam Motor Works (GMW) is not making a sedan, SUV or a sports car, but what it has been able to achieve in a short span of time with limited resources is nothing short of being remarkable. GMW is the first company in the world to develop an electric three-wheeler with Li-Ion battery, with a battery swapping system. Everything in the last sentence puts Gayam in a very unique position. Why?
"Transportation comprises 51% of pollution in India, and 75-80% in urban areas according to Petroleum Conservation Research. About 22 of 50 urban areas with the worst air pollution are in India, with New Delhi is the most polluted city on earth. More than 10 lakh deaths in India are caused due to air pollution annually," says Sri Harsha Bavirisetty, the COO of GMW.
GMW SmartAuto is almost as powerful as a diesel auto- rickshaw. Its high power motor can go up to a maximum speed of 55kmph and can take a load of 500kg.