Paralyzed World Champion Cyclist Does Downhill World Cup Course

Martyn Ashton, star of the incredible road bike trick videos, is at it again. This time on a mountain bike. The remarkable thing is Ashton is paralyzed from the waist down. He was injured in a ride that went wrong when he fell off a 9 ft high bar in 2013 and injured his spine.

About his recent downhill challenge, Ashton said:

“I never really thought, ‘I’m never going to ride my bike again.’ I was just thinking: how am I going to ride my bike again? I don’t like to think about what I can’t do, but what I can do.”

Ashton rode a specially modified mountain bike, with a ski seat and an electric motor to keep him moving at critical parts of the course.

Martyn Ashton Back on a Bike

Just four months after his tragic crash, Ashton was back on a bike, this time a hand cycle.

Read about Martyn Ashton’s incredible career.

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Cool Gifts for Cyclists
"The Amazing Machine" tee shirt highlights what a simple but fascinating machine the bicycle really is with the quote: "an ever-saddled horse that never eats."
Unique and Cool Gifts for Cyclists A collection of unique gift ideas for the cyclist in your life, sure to amuse, entertain and thrill. These are gifts that will remind them of their passion and of you for years to come. Read: Gift Ideas for Cyclists  

 

 

 

Father’s Day Gifts for Cyclists

Unique Father’s Day gifts ideas for the cycling dad in your life

Here’s a few gift ideas for the favorite cyclist in your life…

“The Amazing Bicycle” Wood Wall Art

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Raise the style of any room in the house with the “Amazing Bicycle” wooden wall art.  Your guests will  gravitate towards it, cyclists and non-cyclists alike. Striking and thought provoking, it rekindles the wonder in the simple but efficient bicycle.

“The Amazing Bicycle” Stone Coasters

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The bicycle is a truly an amazing machine, and these stylish stone coasters capture it perfectly and add a touch of class and fun to any room. Choose from a range of stones so you can get the look you want, rugged or refined. Available in marble, limestone, travertine, and sandstone.

“The Amazing Bicycle” Tshirts

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Rekindle the fascination of the humble bicycle with this striking and thought-provoking design. Available in light and dark designs.

The Father’s Day Watch: It’s Time to Ride, Dad!

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Keep your priorities straight with this watch reminding you it’s “always time to ride”.

iPhone 6 Tough Case

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Our most popular item, so popular you’ll wish you’d bought two, one to gift and one for yourself.


Long Sleeve Tee Shirt

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This lightweight but warm tee is perfect for lounging around or a casual night out.

Complete Bike Repair and Maintenance Video Course

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Get quick access to an video encyclopedia of bicycle repairs that covers you in every situation, and teaches you insider’s tips and short cuts used by the pros. And if you’ve ever considered becoming a pro bike mechanic, then this comprehensive library of videos from pro bike mechanics covers everything you need to know, from road bikes to mountain bikes and more.

Visit the Velo Logic store for more Father’s Day gift ideas…

Can These Three Letters Save the Rio Olympics?

Tejay van Garderen has withdrawn from consideration for the Rio Olympics over concerns about the Zika virus. His wife is pregnant and the virus has been linked to birth defects. Two high profile golfers have also withdrawn from Rio, and I expect we’ll see more athletes bail.

The World Health Organization insists the games should go ahead. 150 medical experts disagree and have signed a letter saying it would be unethical for the games to proceed in Rio.

I think there’s a simple solution. Bring back DDT.

It is very effective, and contrary to the hysteria surrounding it, not the life-threatening, planet-annihilating chemical it’s been demonized as.

Nearly 1 million people a year die from mosquito-borne diseases, notably malaria. But did you know that malaria deaths worldwide were nearly eliminated… until they banned DDT? Then there was a massive resurgence.

The alleged downsides of DDT are insignificant next to the lives it has saved… and still could.

Read: Tejay van Garderen Pulls Out of Rio Over Zika Risk

The Bicycle Chain Coffee Mug

Look, it’s not a mug, it’s a work of art!

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The Bicycle Chain Coffee Mug – guaranteed to make your coffee taste better… well at least make you look awesome.

Check it out: http://velologic.com/store/plug-industries-bike-chain-coffee-mug/

How to Do 77 mph on Your Bike

Let’s face it, drafting is fun. You can up your speed dramatically by catching a tow from a motorcycle, a car, a truck or bus. And the bigger it is the better. You get sucked along in the pocket of air that is dragged behind the vehicle.

Brazilian cyclist, Evan Portela, showed the pulling power of the draft when he videoed his ride behind a truck at 77 mph. Displaying dazzling confidence in his ability to keep up, and in perhaps his most daring move, he attached his GoPro to the truck.

Now obviously the usual disclaimers apply. This is extremely dangerous. Portela is riding feet, if not inches, behind a truck and he’s blind. Should the truck driver brake suddenly, or swerve to avoid a stationary vehicle or some debris in the road, this ride would end very badly. You could lose a lot more than your GoPro.

H/T Road.cc

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