Wednesday, September 16, 2009

From the Web: The Camper Bike

The Camper Bike, by kevincyr
These are about the coolest pieces of functional sculpture I've ever seen. They really inspire me, my mind spins with thoughts of adventure and travel with my Camper Bike.

The artist's conception of a night out with the Camper.
Oh man, I want one of these babies. You'd have to be a moose to haul this camper bike over a mountain pass... But it'd be worth it. Maybe if the bike were a tandem, it'd be easier to haul at altitude.

Blueprint drawing of the Bike Camper.

Another Bike Camper. This one looks a bit bigger and more luxurious.
Awesome Sculpture, so many fun thoughts!

Also Check out kevincyr's project "The Camper Kart".

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

My Worst Nightmare.

Every backcountry skier's worst nightmare.
He forgot to do his "skier cuts" (hard jump turns a few feet from the top of the slope) to check the snow pack...almost cost him big.

Try holding your breath during the blue-screen between 1:48 - 6:10.
Yeah, impossible. I need to get an Avalung this year, no excuses.

From Chappy's vimeo post:
"This was a decent sized avalanche. 1,500 feet the dude fell in a little over 10 seconds. The crown was about 1 - 1.5m. The chute that he got sucked through to the skier's right was flanked on either side by cliff bands that were about 30m tall. He luckily didn't break any bones and obviously didn't hit anything on the run out.

Monday, September 14, 2009