Ever get the desire to feel the wind on your butt cheeks as you pedal around on your favorite bicycle? If so, then you ought to start saving your cash now for a trip to Australia during the annual Melbourne naked bike ride. Actually, you may not have to go that far — naked bike rides are held around the world in locations as disparate as London, Hungary and Paraguay.
It certainly takes a lot of, well, balls to ride a bike naked. So hats off (clothes off?) to the crew of bold Melbourne riders.
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Women in the Indonesian city of Lhokseumawe must now ride side-saddle on bikes and motorcycles, because “straddling” a male bicyclist from behind as he peddles in front is now verboten. Keep reading »
Guan Baihua has done something that most thought was unnecessary until now — he’s reinvented the wheel. After dreaming of creating a new wheel for two decades, Guan says he came up with the idea for triangular and pentagonal wheels after he realized a three-sided pencil didn’t make his hand bump up and down when rolled. The weight of his bicycle, which he has been patented already, rests on rolling tracks set above the wheels. Hard to imagine? Watch the video above. [Reuters]
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If you have a car or live in a city where scary drivers abound, you might not ride a bike around town much, but the next time you put your feet on a set of pedals, give the bike a pat and say “thank you.” Bikes had a big part in changing women’s lives, allowing us to wear shorter skirts and bloomers (the precursor to pants), and getting us out of the house. Before the bike was invented, women weren’t able to travel much since riding side-saddle was uncomfortable and riding the normal way was thought to damage women’s genitals. However, lady bikers didn’t have it easy and were often verbally and physically accosted as they rode. Emma Eades, one of the first women to ride a bike in London, was attacked with bricks and stones and told to go home and behave properly. Lucky for us, those days are gone, and we can pedal in peace. [Mental Floss] Keep reading »