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Stop Frame Rider…

An Unlikely Ride: Binary Bike Stop Motion Video

 

Published on 25 Jun 2013

Take three parts equal love for shooting photos, editing video, and riding bikes. Next toss in that nagging impulse to do something different, even if it requires hours of torturous work, and this video is what you get. In case your eyes deceive you, this is a stop-motion video. Every frame of the video is a photograph, the rider and the bike laying posed on a concrete floor. The ground and trees were later drawn on each photo with a digital pen. Weeks of planning, thirty-five hours of photography totally 1000 pictures, followed by fifty long hours at the computer editing photos, audio, and video. 10,000 minutes of combined work for a two minute video? All worth it if it puts a smile on your face and sparks some creativity in your mind. Thanks for watching.

 

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The Making of a Tough Mudder…update

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Salomon Speedcross 3 CS Trail Running Shoe

ALORS, at the end of last week I broke the 10km barrier and under the time I’d set myself of 50mins so I’m obviously moving in the right direction with this clueless training program I’ve set myself.  I did it in 48:40 so not much to spare but I’m not sure if I’ll get any faster than that because it felt like I was pretty much flat out for the entire distance.

What it does mean, is that my goal of being able to run 12km in under 60mins by the time of the Tough Mudder at the beginning of June (well – end of May actually, as apparently you should rest up with no hardcore training for the week before a big race/event like this) is still on…like Donkey Kong 🙂

And even better news…is that those bad boys in the photo above turned up today!  And. They. Feel. Awesome!  Lots of support but very flexible and a serious tread pattern (is that only for tyres or can you use that for shoe soles too?) that looks like they’ll have me eating up these Alpine trails with no problem at all…well that’s the idea.  And everyone knows red stuff makes you go faster anyway 😉

 

1st 10km run!

1st 10km run!

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Gyakusou Collection 2012…

Behind The Scenes :

NIKE X UNDERCOVER GYAKUSOU Fall/Winter 12 Video

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Electric Land Rover Defender On The Way…

Land Rover EV prototype treads lightly uphill, recharges on the way down

Instant torque feels delicious on the highway, but it could be an even bigger asset in an offroader. Land Rover has been experimenting with electric versions of its Defender 110 for a while now, and claims its latest prototypes benefit from a reduction in wheel spin due to the single-speed motor, making them more adept at climbing and less likely to churn up the environment. The prototypes don’t necessarily stand out in terms of raw specs: they’re 25 percent heavier than turbodiesel models, with lower horsepower and torque ratings, and with a range of just 50 miles. They try to make up for it in other ways, however, with the ability to deliver up to eight hours of slow, grueling off-road time, where range is secondary to staying upright, and by exploiting Land Rover’s Hill Descent Control feature for faster recharging through regenerative breaking. There’s no plan to bring an EV Defender to market any time soon, or to run the Dakar gauntlet like some rivals have, but the prototypes are due to make appearance at the Geneva Motor Show before being tested for painful-sounding “specialist applications” later in the year.

LAND ROVER UNVEILS NEW ELECTRIC DEFENDER RESEARCH VEHICLE AT GENEVA MOTOR SHOW

– Land Rover continues to champion innovation in sustainable engineering with electric Defender research vehicle
– Engineered to deliver zero emissions whilst retaining legendary all-terrain capability
– Innovative powertrain combines a 70kw electric motor with lithium-ion battery pack

Whitley, UK, February 28, 2013 – Land Rover is continuing to champion British innovation and cutting-edge automotive engineering by unveiling seven new electric Defender models at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show. The research vehicle delivers zero emissions whilst retaining its tough, go-anywhere capability.

“Investing in innovation has always been the lifeblood of our business and our engineering teams are working hard to develop innovative new technology to provide sustainable motoring solutions,” said John Edwards, Land Rover Global Brand Director.

The standard diesel engine and gearbox in the 110 Defenders have been replaced by a 70kW (94bhp), 330Nm electric motor twinned with a 300-volt, lithium-ion battery with a capacity of 27kWh, giving a range of more than 50 miles. In typical, low speed off-road use it can last for up to eight hours before recharging. The battery can be fully charged by a 7kW fast charger in four hours, or a portable 3kW charger in 10 hours.

The electric vehicles (EVs) retain the Defender’s legendary four-wheel drive system and differential lock. Because the electric motor delivers maximum torque from the moment it starts, there’s no need for gear shifting and the transmission comprises a single speed, 2.7:1 reduction gearbox combined with the existing Defender four-wheel drive system. A modified version of Land Rover’s Terrain Response®System has also been incorporated.

The vehicles were developed by Land Rover’s Advanced Engineering Team following successful trials of the Defender-based electric vehicle, Leopard 1. The vehicles’ capability has been tested in extreme and environmentally sensitive conditions, demonstrating capabilities not shared by conventional road-going EVs. Trials included pulling a 12-tonne ‘road train’ up a 13 percent gradient and wading to a depth of 800mm.

In keeping with Land Rover’s ‘Tread Lightly’ philosophy the smooth, low-speed capability of the electric drivetrain makes the electric Defenders especially well suited to climbing obstacles without damaging the ground unnecessarily.

The battery weighs 410kg and is mounted in the front of the Defender in place of the diesel engine. Kerb weight is 100kg more than a basic Defender 110 and ranges from 2055kg to 2162kg depending whether the body style is a pick-up, hard top or station wagon.

All the major components in the electric powertrain – including the battery, inverter and motor – are air-cooled rather than liquid cooled, saving a considerable amount of weight and complexity and adding robustness. Regenerative braking has been optimised to such an extent that using Hill Descent Control, the motor can generate 30kW of electricity. Because the battery technology can be charged very quickly at a rate of up to twice its capacity of 54kW without reducing battery life, almost all of the regenerated energy can be recovered and stored. Up to 80 percent of the kinetic energy in the vehicle can be recovered in this way, depending on conditions.

“This project is acting as a rolling laboratory for Land Rover to assess electric vehicles, even in the most arduous all-terrain conditions. It gives us a chance to evolve and test some of the technologies that may one day be introduced into future Land Rover models,” said Antony Harper, Jaguar Land Rover Head of Research.

Although there are no plans for the all-terrain electric Defender to enter series production, the seven EVs will go into service in specialist real world trials later this year.

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The History of Snowboarding…

burn PRESENTS: We Ride – The Story of Snowboarding

“FULL MOVIE!!”

Uploaded on 20 Feb 2013

A compelling, dramatic and stylish cinematic journey into snowboarding’s unique history and the wider cultural forces that shaped it.

Featuring interviews and archival footage with Todd Richards, Gigi Rüf, Terje Haakonsen, Jake Burton, Tom Sims, Stale Sandbech and Craig Kelly.

We Ride is A burn Production, filmed and edited by Grain Media.

Directed by Orlando von Einsiedel and Jon Drever.

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Unshackle Yourself From iTunes…

THERE is another way….

If you haven’t already got a Google account…first of all, why not?…second , get one, now! – I’m sure you know what website to go to to get one 😉

Google Play Music & Google Music Manager lets you upload up to 20,000 tracks – that’s twenty thousand tracks – to Google’s servers and then lets you listen to all your music from any device that’s logged into your Google Account….for FREE, from anywhere!

Google Play Music

Once you install the app on your computer, it will scan your iTunes folder or whatever folder you keep your music in and upload it all to the big G’s servers…if you’ve got a big music collection, that can obviously take a while but it all goes on it the background with a little icon telling you how many tracks it’s uploaded so far.

The clever bit is, that if it finds tracks in your music collection that are already available on Google Play (Google’s music service), it wont bother uploading them – Google will just give you rights/access to play them from it’s servers as well as download them onto other devices you own (computers & Android phones & tablets)

So you now have a free multi-room, multi-city, multi-country audio system!  Not only that – you’ve basically turned any internet connected computer on the planet into your personal stereo, with all your music on it…what’s not to like? 🙂

Google Play Music UI

Google Play Music UI

In my opinion, the Google Play ‘My Music’ user interface is far nicer to look at and easier to navigate than iTunes is, was or ever will be – plus for something that’s a cloud-based web-app it’s surprisingly quick, in fact except for a slight delay from when you hit Play to when the music starts, it seems to be faster to get around than the sluggish, bloated Apple software.

Give it a try, you wont be disappointed…

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Get Ready For The Refresh….

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The image above is a snapshot of the new website…it’s a bit of a drastic change from the wood, mountains, snow, log cabins and all that but what’s that they say about change?…it’s as good as a rest??…don’t really get that but watch this space…

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