This week we found Scott / SR Suntour Enduro Team member Rémy Absalon playing in the snow aboard his Scott Genius LT700. We continue on with part 3 of “Ambitions” where Emily Batty shows us that even the best riders can have the silliest of crashes and the importance of being involved with the community.
For those of you worried about e-bikes roosting your local trails, there may be another new “multi-wheeled” population you need to keep your eye on. Plus a Xtracycle getting taken to the next level in “Music meets Mobility” further proving a bicycle can be used in more ways than ever before and a bike you won’t believe until you see it…
If you haven’t seen them yet, check out parts one and two of Emily Batty’s Ambitions. In Part 3 Emily has a little spill, (the worst… a low speed “thud”), and shows us how an athlete, regardless of fitness, has to get some “maintenance” every so often.
From Powerslide, depending on how you want to look at this, I think anything fun and exciting should be perused, so as long as it doesn’t inhibit other’s from having a good time… and it’s mostly legal. Though this guy is pretty skilled on his roller-blades and has even stated he would like to grow the sport, I have to give “No Pad Chad” a little crap for descending on North Shore trails atop 4 inch wheels without protection. Regardless, this seems a little out there considering a simple babyhead could have you changing your name to “No Teeth Keith” in no time.
Music Meets Mobility: The Xylocycle Story featuring Eric Rich and Xtracycle, epowered by Bosch follows musician Eric Rich in Salt Lake City, the creator of the Piano Bike (see bonus pic below). On the Xtracycle Edgerunner 10E equipped with Bosch’s pedal-assist eBike system, he’s now created the Xylocycle. Pedaled by his bandmatet, it’s a Xylophone & marimba on trailer, towed by the Xtracycle Edgerunner eBike. True cycling troubadours!
The folks at Urban Velo did a great article on Eric Rich’s “Piano Bike”. I might cry going up any hill on this thing… and scream coming down with brakes smoking. Regardless, it’s a pretty cool rig!