With the iPhone
and apps being around for many years you would think that technology would trickle down to most other industries. When you examine the bicycle industry there aren’t any of the mainstream brands exploring that area of technology just yet. There are many exciting things that can be done and that’s where the Volata
I personally don’t have to commute to the office, but if I did I would consider a practical and safe solution to pack all my items. This is where Aster comes in. It’s a commuter backpack that comes with safety elements like integrated bike lights, turn signals and automatic brake indicators.
The story of today takes place in Chicago, more specifically in a former cold storage warehouse in the historical Fulton Market district. In that 72,000-square-foot facility the second largest manufacturer of bicycle components SRAM,
has opened its new headquarters last Summer.
A new year just started and like every year many people set goals and promises that they will try to do better. Usually that doesn’t last long and it is back to business as usual. I'm not one of those people :)
Last week I was invited to go to the unveiling of a special bicycle celebrating the 70th birthday of Eddy Merckx
. The event took place at Trade Mart where you can also visit a beautiful expo about Eddy Merckx/Jacky Ickx
. I'll write about that expo in an upcoming article.
Another year has past and it’s traditional to set goals in January. Many good resolutions to make this year better than the previous one. I’m not that kind of girl though as I don’t need any goals to ride my bicycle. I just do! Oh… and I just designed a bicycle too. Find out more after the jump.
The bicycle is doing very well in 2014 with many new ones finding their way to the market. Finding the right one for you can be hard though. For me personally that would be one that doesn’t stop you from going off the beaten path and with a distinguished design/look. The bicycle that we are going to see after the jump would qualify that description and is coming in the Spring of 2015.
It doesn't happen often that a new bike design grabs my attention. This one however done by Nike's former design director Eric Duvauchelle
has managed to do that. It took 18 months of design, engineering and passion to bring it to life. The bicycle's name is CYLO
and the frame was designed in partnership with ARRO.STUDIO
from Paris, France.
A closer look at two bikes that captured my attention. Both are produced by Dutch brand Koga
that develops and assembles bikes at their headquarters in Heerenveen. My Winter bike is a Koga
and I'm very happy with its quality and would gladly recommend their bikes.
Some of you will know that I love to ride my bicycle. I try to share the beautiful scenery that I encounter along the way via my Instagram feed
. I'm hopeful that my enthusiasm is creating an itch so that others would do the same. Find out why after the jump.