RETREET redefines disaster relief by engaging communities to replant lost trees.
SUNDAY SHOW & TELL vol.110
Over 150 years ago, a hunter named August Dowd discovered a giant sequoia stretching over 300 feet towards the sky. He was dumbfounded. News of the special specimen spread quickly, and eventually a team of lumberjacks showed up to spend the following three weeks cutting it down. The story doesn't end there, though. Read the tragic tail of The Mammoth Tree, a place you can no longer go.
THE MAMMOTH TREE (article)
In hopeful contrast to the above tale, clusters of new baby giant sequoias have begun to spring up in the aftermath of the Rough Fire in the Sierra Nevada. Read this inspiring article about tiny seedlings en route to becoming the world's largest trees.
BABY GIANT SEQUOIAS (article)
Bicycles and trains were invented at roughly the same time in human history. Every year, the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic pits one against the other in Colorado. Started by Jim and Tom Meyer decades ago, in 1972, the ride sprang out of a simple boast. Now, it draws thousands of cyclists each year. In 2016, 2,500 cyclists from 43 states and 6 countries accepted the challenge. Can you guess how many of them beat the train?
IRON HORSE: BICYCLE VS TRAIN (video/article)
SUNDAY SHOW & TELL vol.60
Did you have a treehouse when you were a kid and love spending time in it? Wish you could live in one now? There are a few folks out there who decided to make that dream a reality. Check out their amazing creations.
ADULT TREEHOUSES (video)
We came across this awesome video of an acorn sprouting into a small sapling over the course of 8 months. It's a wonderful thing to watch to start a new year.
SPROUTING OF AN ACORN (time-lapse video)
The TEAGUE X Sizemore is the ultimate urban bicycle. It's handlebars become a lock. It has brake lights and turn signals, as well as electric assist. The fenders are minimal and the storage adjustable. Put us down for one! Or maybe a new RETREET fleet?
TEAGUE X SIZEMORE: THE ULTIMATE URBAN BICYCLE (video)