storm trooper bike hlemet?


This thing looks pretty darn cool. Article

It may look like something out of Return Of The Jedi, but this helmet could help cyclists breathe more easily, according to its designer.
The helmet was created to filter out particles which irritate hay fever and asthma sufferers.

It covers the cyclist’s nose and mouth with a shield behind which the filtered air circulates.

Used air is expelled via a plastic tube when the cyclist exhales.

The helmet, called Breathe Air, was created by 22-year-old Brunel University industrial design and technology student Luke Pannell.

Stephen Green, lecturer at Brunel University’s school of engineering and design, said: “Combining a helmet with effective filtering will provide considerably more reassurance to people whilst cycling.”

Mr Pannell is seeking a manufacturer to take on the Breathe Air helmet, which is expected to retail for around £100.

awesome TNMWR

over 30 folks turned out for the festivities.
Saw a few biker on the way out coming our direction. “about 15 behind me” makes them just pull over and wait. Like a sweaty train rolling through.

Found a cool way to get some neat pics. I play my vids I got in totem and do a “import filename.jpg” utilizing imagemagick on the playback and it turns out pretty cool.

Rode south on the newly linked up Jamaica North

When the Jamaica North bike trail officially opened up this year it went from Calvert to .5 miles south of Satillo. I had ridden that stretch a bunch of times. Some fellow bikers mentioned that it now goes all the way to Cortland. Article

Well Sunday morning at 7 AM we headed south on it and all I can say is wow. From my house to Cortland would be right at 22 miles, Beatrice eventually would be 40. We made it just about 2 miles from Princeton. There were a bunch of folk out on the trail. During our 15 mile ride we hit 3 bridges that have not been decked and railed. They were pretty rough.

rolling my first jersey difference is very noticable

Picked up the cheapest one MWC offered to test out the whole jersey’s rule stuff I have heard. Sure it is a light blue, but they really do work. Usually I just wear cotton T shirts and they get soaked with my sweat. The ride last night was much more enjoyable with it. By the time I made it home I was pert near dry. I plan on getting many more.

I am famous now CCC

I am one of 14 folks taking part of the CCC (Cornbread’s Commuter Challenge)

He has been making posts about those who are in the CCC here is mine.

I have cashed in on 1 beer, and it was prob the best beer I had ever had. See pic below, that is the beer. I have not had to pay out yet. It was nice to get a kick in the butt to make sure I ride to work every day rain or shine. Even after labor day I will continue to ride every single day no matter what. It will be quite a neat day to hit the year straight.