Soma Wolverine Proto V.1
new soma prototype frame, 700c with big clearances, disc brakes. and orange!
one more week! i am all the excites :-)
In the past three weeks, I’ve had four distinct Right Turn of Death experiences. Also known as the âRed Light of Death,â this is when a motor vehicle pulls alongside (or the cyclist pulls alongside the motor vehicle) and the motor vehicle then turns right cutting off or hitting the cyclist.
well worth reading. take the lane & be seen!
by 333 † on Flickr.
This video is a bit graphic, but it’s also pretty amazing.
Most of us “think that the brain is sort of the consistency of a rubber ball,” says neurobiologist Suzanne Stensaas of the University of Utah. That’s because the only experience we have is with fixed brains soaked in formaldehyde.
When alive and firing, the brain is actually really soft and compressible, like a sack of goo. “It’s much softer than most of the meat you see in a market,” Stensaas says.
In this video, the neurobiologist explores the anatomy of 1,400 gram brain just freshly removed from an autopsy. The video gave me a whole new understanding and appreciation for how remarkable — and vulnerable — this amazing organ is.
Wear your helmets!
Video from University of Utah Brain Institute/Youtube.com
not directly cycling related, but so fascinating! if you listen closely, you can hear the bone saws buzzing in the background : -)
and i have to agree, wear your helmets.
when i think about the I-81 debate, the image that comes to mind is the terrified medical students trying to cross Almond St on foot under the viaduct to get to the hospitals. and that’s WITH pedestrian signals. a successful transformation of I-81 needs to include investment in pedestrian & cycling infrastructure. make walking & cycling safer and it becomes more attractive!
via Dave K on fb.
edit. pie-in-the-sky permaculture thought: what if the city remediated the land under the viaduct and made it available for community farming? that’s jobs, food security, and urban beautification all in one fell swoop! at the expense of the all-mighty automobile, of course.
hitting close to home (Boonville, north of Rome). we gotta get up to the Dacks for more than Black Fly! quick google map flyovers are showing tons of dirt roads; some of it has to be legal.