If you're a fan of four-wheeled motorsports, there's no shortage of Meccas to visit - Indianapolis, Monaco, Daytona, Le Mans and the Nürburgring are all high on our list. For two-wheeled racing enthusiasts, though, the bucket list is likely a bit shorter, and could even be summed up by one event - the Isle of Man TT.
Bikes, whether powered by gas or pedals, remain a complicated issue on our country's roadways. For many motorists, two-wheelers can be a nuisance, whether it be a cyclist holding up traffic on a two-lane road or a motorcyclist weaving between cars, while two-wheeled enthusiasts believe (some would say correctly) that they have as much reason and right to be on the road as automobiles.
Classic and modern scooters, and a few motorcycles, will be racing coast-to-coast next May in the 2013 Real Cannonball Sea-To-Shining-Sea Memorial Trophy Dash. The rally starts May 4 and will cover 2,926 miles between the famed Red Ball Garage in Manhattan, NY and the Portofino Hotel in Redondo Beach, CA.
Given the variety of bicycle styles and price points, investing in the right one can prove a challenge. Cruiser, fixie, e-bike? Or how about dusting off that late-90s mountain bike that coordinated so perfectly with your Oakley sunglasses?
In a city as densely populated as Paris, driving your own car around is about as good of an idea as speaking English to every French person you encounter. Fortunately, Paris and similar cities are setup with substantial public transit systems. But for those moments when you need a car or bike, Paris has you covered.
It would be impossible to reinvent the wheel, but reinventing how we get around on one is exactly what small New Zealand-based YikeBike Ltd hopes to do. If you ever see one of these little YikeBikes, you'll quickly notice that it is ridden in a unique fashion. YikeBike hopes to do what the Segway couldn't: take human mobility full-circle.
According to The Kneeslider, Polaris is moving production of Indian Motorcycles from Kings Mountain, North Carolina, to Spirit Lake, Iowa. While it isn't an ideal situation for those who build Indians in North Carolina, it will keep the historic brand American made.
It's happened to every bicyclist on the planet. You're out for a ride or running an errand and your tire goes flat, your chain falls off or your seat drops down to the stays. Naturally, you don't have any tools in your hipster cape. But if you're fortunate enough to live in Cambridge, Massachusetts, a quick fix could be right around the corner.
If you're a fitness nut, the thought of having something other than your legs power you up the mountainside is tantamount to downing a McDonalds McRib while choking down your second pack of Marlboro Reds. But for those of us less concerned with exercise and more interested in enjoying the spaces between A and B, Ego-Kit has an answer. And it's packing 1,200-watts of go juice.