Sunday, July 30, 2006

Electric Scooter Closeup

This is a new, sexy video, of an electric scooter, with close ups showing the shapes, colors, and lines of this electron powered machine.

Electric Scooter 2

A short video clip of an electric scooter in action on the street.

Electric Scooter

This is a short video clip showing someone riding an "electric scooter". That is different from an electric bicycle, in that it has no pedals for propelling the vehicle using human power.

Electric Bicycle 2

29 minute electric bicycle ride across San Francisco...

Electric Bicycle

72volt electric bicycle

Walking Suit robot

Another form of alternative transportation of the future?

"Honey, I'm taking the walking suit robot to the store for the grocery shopping"

Friday, July 28, 2006


This is a video taken in France, in 2005, of a test run of some prototype bicycles. One is using compressed air and electricity as its power source to propel the vehicle. The other is using compressed air with a little human power assistance to propel the vehicle

You can find more info on these vehicles and other innovative designs using compressed air as a power source at (This website is in French language)

Related Posts:
- Air Powered Bicycle
- Pneumatic Bike
- Vintage Compressed Air Bike

Recommended Links:
- Air-Powered-Vehicles community forum
- Cycle Santa Monica! community forum

Bicycle Trophies

Check out this trophie, a gold plated bicycle bell on a wood(?) base with brass plack.

They are issued by FUBicy, "Fédération française des Usagers de la Bicyclette" (english translation, "French federation of the Users of the Bicycle")

(see english tranlation of thier website)

Also, see thier article titled

"The helmet with bicycle: a false response to road insecurity"
(french to english translation)

Picture of cyclists riding in a helmet is from their website.

U-Lock cutting

The picture to the right is of a Santa Monica Fire Department officer using a gasoline powered circular saw with a special circurlar blade for cutting hardened steel, cutting through a U-lock. The owner of the u-lock and the bike, had lost his key and couldn't open his lock. He asked the a Santa Monica police officer for assistance. The SMPD called to the Santa Monica Fire dept to see if they could help. They sent a crew out to the location of the bicycle with that special saw. It took several minutes to make a single cut. The blade created a light show of flying sparks. And it created blaring sounds as the blade grinded through the hardened steel and as the gasoline motor revved up, to make that cut.

The picture to the bottom right is what the lock looked like after it got cut off by the Santa Monica Fire Department.

The lock was cut off in downtown Santa Monica, near the store space which is now occupied by REI at 4th and Santa Monica blvd, sometime around 2002.

Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Monday, July 24, 2006

Bike Dance

Knowing your Bike...AMAZING bicycle acrobatics to music

Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Angry Kid Solo Mass Ride

"Angry Kid" takes a solo bicycle ride. It kind of comedic version of a mass ride, of sorts.

Related Posts:
- "No Hand" Angry Kid

Angry Kid No Hands

Angry Kid take a bicycle ride. Tries to ride with no hands. Funny.

Related Posts:
- "Solo Bicycle Ride" (Angry Kid)