Tuesday, June 23, 2015

McBike - specifically designed packaging for cyclists

I like it when non cycling companies get serious about their customers who cycle, but I won't be riding through a McDonalds drive thru any time soon.  Designing a bag/container that hangs onto one's handlebars is going to be open for criticism. I do ride with bags hanging off my handlebars , but off course I cannot really recommend this practice. I can see the lawsuits coming when having a Big Mac, Fries, and Coke attached to someones bars compromises the steering of a bike and causes an accident...

A standard paper bag of food sitting in a basket is perhaps a much better idea.

Here is the promo vid

Thursday, June 4, 2015

How much energy does it take to toast a slice of bread?

Watching Olympic medalist Robert Förstemann put out the power needed to toast a slice of bread is quite amazing. Needless to say considering the size of my legs I won't be hooking my bike up to a toaster any time soon. 

This is definitely an eye opener as to how much power we use every day.