RETREET redefines disaster relief by engaging communities to replant lost trees.
SUNDAY SHOW & TELL vol.103
There are a lot of rules governing the production of road bicycles, especially those used in races like the Tour de France. Standardized dimensions, materials, and functionality are set by Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI), and must be strictly followed. One designer, Robert Egger of Specialized, decided to throw all of that out the window and push the limits of possibility. Behold the fruits of his labor, the FUCI. Yes, the name means what you think it means.
SPECIALIZED CONCEPT BIKE (video/article)
Speaking of rules, did you know that all trees break at essentially the same windspeed? 94/mph. Explore why at the link below.
HOW WIND BREAKS TREES (short article)
Trees give us so many edible delights. What better place to plan a foodie expedition than in the forest? Check out The Forager, a bicycle that enables you to scout, prepare, and consume the bounty that awaits.
ULTIMATE FOODIE BIKE (photos/article)
SUNDAY SHOW & TELL vol.100
Happy 100th week of Sunday Show & Tell! Have you been following from the beginning? We hope you've enjoyed the many fascinating links we've presented over the past two years. Here's to 100 more!
We begin this week with a love story starring trees. This Silly Symphony, brought to us by Walt Disney, is sure to make you smile. It's always a good time for a little dose of happy.
A LOVE STORY STARRING TREES (film)
Next, a subtly hilarious video for tourists about how to bicycle in Amsterdam, as told by a local. Most of these rules of the road are useful in every cityscape. The presentation is memorable, to say the least.
CYCLING IN AMSTERDAM (video)
Finally, check out this short from National Geographic about The President, the world's second-largest known tree. The sheer about of biomass in this behemoth is awe inspiring. Would you climb it?
THE PRESIDENT (video)
SUNDAY SHOW & TELL vol.70
Looking for a new game to play on you phone or tablet? Check out Tree Story, a new app from Zig Zag Zoom that allows you to grow a virtual sapling to maturity, which then becomes a real tree in an area of your choosing. There are also tons of minigames included. Entertaining an impactful! Below is a photo of our tree. Share one of yours!
TREE STORY APP (game)
San Francisco is trying out a new tactic to make bike lanes more recognizable in an effort to keep cars away from cyclists: raised bike lanes. This new system should lead to fewer injuries and make the roads safer. Looks like a great plan. Check it out!
RAISED BIKE LANES IN SAN FRANCISCO (article)
Some trees just can't even. Spend a moment visiting with a number of specimens who just couldn't care less about the rules.
TREES WITHOUT RULES (photos)
SUNDAY SHOW & TELL vol.31
Happy Mother's Day to all the wonderful mothers out there!
It's amazing how much times have changed. As an example, take a look at the list of rules for women riding bikes, published in 1895. Incredible! Then, see how the legend of Johnny Appleseed has changed over the years. You might be surprised to find out what's fact and what's fiction. Finally, learn about the Sada Bike, which folds up to the size on umbrella. That's a mighty big difference from ye olde penny farthing!