When I was living in Detroit, there was an intense debate over where to place the tracks of a new streetcar on Woodward Avenue in the city’s downtown. Running them along the curb of the road presents more of a risk to bicyclists, one line of thinking went. It’s not fun traveling over rail, and a new study—and…
Earlier this month, this little egg-shaped carbon fiber bicycle set a new record World’s Fastest Human-Powered vehicle at 89.59 miles per hour. That’s fast, but I’m more interested in its energy efficiency, operating at 9,544 MPGe.
I just got home from the annual Miata Day show on the lawn, which I’ll be posting up on Right Foot Down. Inside the museum itself, they had not cars this time, but bikes. Lots of bikes. The Beauty of the Beast exhibit will be on display at the Larz Anderson Auto Museum in Brookline, MA through May 2016.
Look at this cool sofa. Nice, right? That’s because it’s the Mazda Miata of sofas.
Kiwi mountain bikers Kelly McGarry and Jeremy Lyttle rode what's reported as the world's highest road, and right off it, in the Himalayas at 18,380 feet above sea level. The video's beautiful and will get you fired up for your next "road trip."
The new Bell Super 2R modular bicycle helmet converts from a streamlined lid for the sidewalk to a full-face cage for mountain biking. Tech between the pads makes it almost like wearing one helmet on top of another.
Russia can be a cold place, figuratively (well also literally but NOT THE POINT here). So when a dude randomly saves your life, he's going to do it by throwing you off your bike.
I think if you design uniforms for sporting events, flesh-colored, skintight fabrics should only be used for figure skaters who want to pretend to show massive cleavage without freezing their boobs off. Otherwise, you end up with disasters like this, where a bunch of cyclists look like they're exposing their hoo-has.
The Tour de Suisse is one of the most grueling bicycle races in the world, and is widely seen as a big event in the lead up to the Tour de France. As such, it features sharp uphills, steep downhills, and tough riders who show no mercy for the weak. Here's what it's like to be right in the middle of it.
You're only as old as you feel, right? Well, Benjamin Piovesan is about to celebrate his "fourth 20th birthday," and he's still cycling as much as he can. What's your excuse?
Contrary to what various terrified millionaires believed, New York's Citi Bike bike sharing program has not resulted in the city's wholesale destruction. But they are really slow when you ride them. This Kickstarter seeks to solve that problem.
In a recent study by some car insurance group, Massachusetts was found to have the 10th least worst drivers in the U.S. I know, I don't believe it either. Unless you're familiar with Boston, where the roads make no sense and drivers only look out for themselves. It's a wonder every cyclist doesn't get run over.
As you sit in traffic on your way to or from work, you just know the person who just flew by on a bicycle is smug. And now, a Bangkok-based design firm wants to make riders even more smug with a bicycle that actually cleans the air too.
You kids these days, thinking you invented everything and you're so "cool" and you even invented the word "cool." When you're sitting down for awkward Thanksgiving dinner with your grandparents, just remember it was their generation that had these hilarious bike tricks.
You know what kind of sucks about riding a bike? Other than all that pedaling? Bike helmets. Sure, they keep that overrated "brain" from getting splattered, but they take a lot of the open-air-joy out of things, and they're not comfortable. A pair of Swedish women have developed a remarkable solution: the invisible…
Caterham has been toying with the idea of diversifying its car portfolio to possibly include something like a crossover, because making cars for Simon Cowell just doesn't pay the bills these days. Which is why they've decided to start the Caterham Bikes division and proclaim they've invented the first-ever two-wheel…
Cars are expensive. They're expensive to buy, expensive to insure, expensive to store, expensive to maintain, and expensive to crash. Bicycles are none of those things. And bikes outsell cars almost everywhere in Europe. Shocker.
This is Kelly McGarry putting down the second best run of the Red Bull Rampage mountain biking competition. The course features a 72-foot jump over a canyon. For no good reason, McGarry did a backflip over it.