Monday, July 20, 2009

iPhone bicycle apps

This is cool: WIRED lists five iPhone apps that replace bike hardware. I think the most clever is a Cyclocomputer that measures your bike's speed by counting the sound of a plastic tab on the spokes. Another clever app is a brake light that uses the built in accelerometer.

The creation of a carbon fiber bike video. Via Nippleworks.

Kadisco: An evening at the San Francisco Bicycle Film Festival.

Tour de France 2009 Stage Thirteen

Darcy Darlin' asked what kind of helmet is on Heinrich Haussler's head. That would be a Catlike helmet, which is not legally available for sale in the USA (it's not CPSC approved) although I know people who import it anyway.

Vancouver Commissioner says bikes should be taxed.

Camera simulator shows how changing aperture, shutter speed, and ISO affects a photo. Via my buddy Erik.

That's my roundup for the day. Bike Intelligencer has his own roundup (posted at 1:42 AM! Good God, man!)


kit said...

Good question from Darcy, Cervelo is rocking some of the coolest-looking helmets I've ever seen.

kit said...

And by the way... this company is a total loss in translation.

First of all.. do cats wear helmets? Or is a cat on your head supposed to be the height of comfort and invisibility?

Secondly.. the slogan is "for a protected life!?" I hardly imagine that most aspire to live a "protected life!"

Yokota Fritz said...

Yeah, I don't get it either...

Paul Andrews said...

Hey Richard, it's easier to snag those links when everyone's asleep ;^)