Strava Gets Safety Right

The part Strava totally got RIGHT, the users you are sharing with don’t need to be Strava users!

Introducing Beacon

Safer activities for athletes, peace of mind for friends and family. Beacon lets Premium athletes share their real-time location during an activity with up to three safety contacts.

 

Spray.Bike

Spray.Bike – the first ever range of bicycle-specific colour coating designed for both amateur and professional use. Use our range of colours to personalise, change or refresh your ride, creating something unique to you. Filmed by the wonderful Box Town Project & featuring the commissioned track Spray by Noetic Curve.

Spoof of Public Transit Designs

Looks so familiar when you live in Portland!  They could have added extra features like wet paint safety markings and gates, oh, and yellow bumps of destruction, oh and ….

How Did Sherlock Know Which Way The Bike Was Headed?

And while this is very interesting, I do wonder about the rake implications and how I can determine bike handling characteristics based on it.  I will ponder that and look for a mathematical answer, perhaps from differential geometry.

Mathematical Impressions: Bicycle Tracks

A nice mathematical puzzle, with a solution anyone can understand, is to determine the direction a bicycle went when you come upon its tracks. The answer involves thinking about tangent lines, geometric constraints and the bicycle’s steering mechanism.

https://www.simonsfoundation.org/multimedia/mathematical-impressions-bicycle-tracks/

Sync Your Runs & Rides

tapiriikI am trying tapiriik, an open source project, to automatically synchronize my fitness activities between Garmin Connect, Runkeeper, Strava and more.  Yes, I use Garmin Connect on my main machine which does Garmin and Strava, but I couldn’t resist adding Runkeeper and RideWithGPS.