11 Interesting and Fascinating Things About Cycling

There are many things in the world that we do not know of. Many interesting and fun facts we turn our back to. Here, I found many interesting and cool things about cycling that will definitely amuse you.

  1. Glow-in-the-dark path in Nuenen, Netherlands and Canberra, Australia.

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glowingpathGlow-in-the-dark path in Nuenen, Netherlands.

glowinthedarkpathGlow-in-the-dark path in Canberra, Australia.

This glow-in-the-dark path for night joggers and cyclists, is inspired by the artwork of Van Gogh’s Starry Night. It is illuminated by thousands of tiny stars, which resembles the starry night sky of Van Gogh’s masterpiece. They are actually rocks and pebbles, painted with solar power absorbing paint, and absorbs light during the day, and glows for more than 8 hours straight during the night.

  1. Night mountain biking at Lake Garda, Italy.

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Lake Garda has the most extreme mountain biking path and will satisfy most extreme-seeking off-rad cyclists out there. This super steep and rail less path down the mountain will get your legs shaking even thinking about it.

nightcylingCan you even dare to imagine jumping off a ledge made of old, wooden planks to the opposite side? Well, here you have it, a leap of faith to the unknown.

nightcyclingThis 90-degree turn support planks are for high speed cyclists who wouldn’t hit their brakes even if they can’t turn.

  1. Bike-mounted projector.

bikeprojectorWhat’s biking when it’s not about safety? Getting safety lights and using your hands as a turn indicator may seem too old-fashion and outdated. Well, let me introduce you to this bike-mounted projector that will make your night cycling safer. Projectors not only belong hanging on the wall or stuck in a room, you can actually use it as a turn or stop signal. How cool is that?

  1. A must-have Proviz Reflector Jacket 360.

provisrefelctorjacketThis super reflector jacket brings night cycling safety to a whole new level. Think about being seen by other road users and them avoiding you, instead of you avoiding them. What a ‘bright’ idea! Being in a very dark room wearing this jacket will make you invisible and it looks like the jacket is moving and floating on its own. Creepy but it proves its usefulness and reflective-ness.

  1. Get your rims bright as day and colorful as the circus.

lightsTo be honest, I never get tired of looking at the different patterns of bike’s spoke lights. It somehow fascinates me. Not only does it looks cool on your bike, it increases your visibility on the road too.

  1. Calories burned if you complete Tour de France.

tuordefranceThe average calories burned by a cyclist for the entire race, which is more than 3000 miles, is equivalent to 252 McDonald’s cheeseburgers, which is around 123 900 calories.

  1. Prepare for the rain.

umbrellabikebikeumbrellaRiding your bike to your destination instead of taking the public transport or driving, is hip and cool. At least until it rains or start getting super-hot. There’s this accessory that throws a protective cover over your top, called the Veltop. It may look ridiculous, but it is also functional, and it’s better to look ridiculous than getting wet or sunburn.

  1. Protecting your sensitive parts.

stemie-bike-padNobody wants to ram his or her sensitive parts to their bike stem during a sudden stop. Introducing, the Stemie Bike Pad. It is a soft silicon rubbery pad that you strap around your bike stem, so that when you brake suddenly, your baby maker will hit something soft, instead of the hard, solid metal, and leading to less damage of your sensitive area.

  1. Everything a cyclist needs.

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A pocket tool kit with everything a cyclist needs. Neat. This Crank Brothers Multi-Bicycle Tool is a 3.5-inch rig that comes with 2, 2.5, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 8mm hex wrenches, 8 and 10mm open wrenches, four different sizes of spoke wrenches, two Philips screwdrivers, two flathead screwdrivers, a chainbreaker, a Torx T25 for disc brakes and a universal chain. Too much to take in? Me too.

  1. It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s a bicycle?!

flyingbikingThere’s an activity in one of Philippines’s resort in Laguna, that involves bicycles suspended up high with only thin rope wires as support. The Sky Cycling is the resort’s newest attraction. Each person is reminded to keep pedaling despite the fear of heights in order to get to the other side.

  1. The Walking Bicycle (Future wheel-less bikes)

walkig-bike1-1024x684Some creative inventor came up with this idea to attach a leg system to bikes. It took them almost a year to complete this crazy technical adventure.

Stay tuned for more!

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