RETREET redefines disaster relief by engaging communities to replant lost trees.
SUNDAY SHOW & TELL vol.75
Did you know that, in 1900, Los Angeles had a bicycle highway and the US was a world leader in bike lanes? Or that Smithville, NJ, was home to a bicycle railroad that stretched two miles in 1892? This fascinating article takes a look at the history of bike lanes in America, and offers more than a few surprises.
HISTORY OF BIKE LANES (article)
New Zealander Barry Cox, who once aspired to be the Pope, spent 4 years building a church out of living trees. He just opened the structure and surrounding grounds to the public and made the location available for weddings. Each event involves 8 hours of primping, the results of which are glorious. Check out this architectural treasure!
THE TREE CHURCH (photos/video)
Detroit's Silverdome, once home to the Detroit Lions, Wrestlemania III, Supercross, and World Cup soccer games, was shut down for good a few years ago. Now, as the building slowly decays, a new kind of athlete is giving it a final farewell. BMX cyclist Tyler Fernengel made the abandoned structure his personal playground, to epic effect.
A BMX FAREWELL TO THE SILVERDOME (photos/video)
SUNDAY SHOW & TELL vol.67
We rarely see cycling skills to match those of ACT 4, an all-female team from Slovakia. Give this short video from one of their competitions a watch and be amazed! It's hard to imagine doing most of these tricks on two wheels.
ACT 4 CYCLING TEAM FROM SLOVAKIA (video)
Sometimes, reverse psychology is the best way to get your point across. That's exactly the tactic TreePeople, a nonprofit in California, employed when making this film about saving concrete. It's sure to make you smile.
SAVE CONCRETE! (video)
The Loopwheel is an innovative concept that replaces spokes by integrating shock absorbers directly into its design. This sweet wheel makes for less bumpy and quieter rides.
LOOPWHEEL (article and video)
SUNDAY SHOW & TELL vol.56
We hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving! Perhaps the best holiday of all, it is a day to remember and appreciate the gifts, both big and small, that life has bestowed upon us. We hope you were able to enjoy delicious food and stimulating conversation with family and friends.
Here at RETREET, we are most thankful for all of the folks who have helped us in any way to plant more trees for more people over the past three years. Our community is our heart. THANK YOU for being a part of it.
Now that you're most likely stuffed full of leftovers (we are!) and enjoying the fleeting few hours left in your holiday weekend, it's time to enjoy SS&T.
Lilly Yokoi, a member of one of Japan's most famous entertainment families, is known as the Ballerina on the Golden Bicycle. Learn why by clicking the link. Her tricks are unparalleled.
LILLY YOKOI - THE BALLERINA ON THE GOLDEN BICYCLE (video)
Then take a forest bath through this glorious set of photos, which will put you in a great mood to start a new work week.
FOREST BATHS! (photos)
And finally, marvel at the reintroduction of the dandy horse, one of the precursors to the bicycle. Looks like a fun way to burn some of those extra calories!
NOIR VIF - THE DANDY HORSE REBORN (images)
SUNDAY SHOW & TELL vol.35
Happy Father's Day! We hope you had a chance to celebrate all of the important men in your life.
With the World Cup in full swing, we wanted to share an article that discusses the environmental impact of that event and the steps FIFA is taking to make it the greenest World Cup to date. What do you think? Are they going far enough? Any other thoughts, or links?
Also shared is an explanation for why Koalas hug trees and an awesome video of some amazing road bike skills.