Archive for ‘Mouth Watering’

March 8, 2011

ElliptiGO-go Gadget!

Not really a bicycle, but if you have the dough, I think this would be worth the investment. The one pictured here is called the ElliptiGO and is ridden by Dean Karnazes. I’m sure there are other people who ride them, but this is the Dean-Man, and he’s a heck of an endorsement! (Not that he is in anyway affiliated with me or this blog. True, he should be, but at the moment of this writing, he is not.) ((In fact, at the moment, he is busy running from the West Coast to the East Coast to raise money to help fight childhood obesity. Yeah, I’d say he gets my respect for that!))

This machine is a low impact way for you to log your running miles, but without the confines of being indoors. I imagine it would be a great assistance for those recovering from foot, leg, knee, or lower back injuries. It would probably also be of benefit to recovering saddle sores, or other ailments induced by those teeny little bicycle seats for too long. In other words, a Cross Trainer.

If you’re still not convinced, you can request a free test ride, and from my skillful clicking and probing, I have found a dealer right here in Atlanta, Busy Body Gyms to Go. The main ElliptiGO page has an easy access menu for those non-Atlantians who found there way to my lusty blog, but if you are local, the tedious work of searching has been done for you.

Spring is sending out her invitations, see you outside!

March 7, 2011

Laboring in Love- NAHBS 2011

Every year people get together with their handmade bicycles and turn the show into something of a party. Or so I imagine. I haven’t yet been to an NAHBS show, but it looks like something I’d dig.

Rather than spout off a lot of what I don’t know about these bikes, I’ll just post a few of my favorite pics and share the link to their hand-grown home site. (Along with some mindless rabble that emulates my jabbering enthusiasm.)

Cherubim — A whole lot of  “I don’t know” mixed with a bunch of “Gotta get one.”

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Panda Bicycles— Yes, yes, as a matter of fact I think I love you too!

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Vulture Cycles— It’s a significant guarantee that I’m going to dig on anything Red, but this could have been any color, almost.

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YiPsan— Oh my, my, oh hell yes, honey put on that party dress! (Yes, this one inhaled all my creativity.)

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And, of course, you can always check out the NAHBS 2011 site for yourself and see what might inspire you to start Spring before the actual kickoff on March 20th. Happy trails and well pedaled rumps!