Stand Up Paddling - North Berwick

I went stand up paddling (SUP-ing), for the first time, in North Berwick with a couple of friends. Amazing how far you can travel in a short time. Here's a video.

Great Ball contraption

Here is the Great Ball Contraption from Japan Brickfest 2016. Separate designers each built compatible modules to make this thing come together.

The roots of Dirt

How The Mountain Bike Evolved. This video goes well with the short history of mountain biking included in my popular route guide book: Exposed Routes
The 1979 Cunningham prototype later in the film looks great, the same geometry as modern mountain bikes.

Glentress Seven - race

Did this as a solo. Pretty happy with 14th in my category and 8 exhausting laps. Was loads of fun. Not sure I'd do it solo again though. Bit more technical than I thought it would be. Billions of slippy roots and a couple of properly scary sections.

Super Human Endurance Against High Electrical Current

Is there any person in the world that can run high electrical current through their body and survive? Current Mohan claims he can.

When a town runs dry

A short doc about the town of Stratford, in California. Years of drought is threatening the local community.

When A Town Runs Dry from Go Project Films on Vimeo.

Delivery

"Bill's fifty-two years old, has a mountain man beard, and delivers pizza on a fixie in Brooklyn. Over the course of several shifts, DELIVERY unveils an intriguing man rushing food to your door while it's still hot and fresh."

Selkirk MTB Marathon

I'm having my first go at this at the weekend. Supposed to be really good fun route. Bit more technical than gravel racing.

Prince was pretty good at guitar.

Eric Clapton was asked about how it felt to be the world's best guitarist*
His response: "I don't know. Ask Prince."

Watch his guitar dissapear at the end.

*this probably isn't true.

Dirty Reiver gravel challange - Kielder

Did this at the weekend. I think it was the hardest ride I've ever done.
Took me 10 Hours 35 minutes.

Cashless society

Maybe we shouldn't be rushing towards a cashless society if we value our freedom? Pushing all transaction through a small number of bottlenecks makes it easy for governments to censor and control what you do. Using terrorism and crime as an excuse to collate spending data isn't good for everyone else.

A great article from The Atlantic investigates and discusses the issues.

Richie Jackson's "Death Skateboards"

Some original tricks and a cool video.

Time Machine - Improv anywhere

Look at this thing! Look at it.

Kinetic Sculpture

These kinetic sculptures are amazing! Created by Anthony Howe and completely wind powered these curved-metal designs reach up to 25 feet high, and are on display in public spaces around the world.

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