Type 2 Diabetic. Cyclist Flâneur.   Coffeeneur.    Errandoneur
A bike / map geek with a gadget obsession and a high-viz fetish.

Monday, August 19, 2019

Special-Needs Tandem, Captain in the Back

Today brought a view of this custom special-needs tandem, where the Captain sits in the rear and has full brake and shiting control.

Subsequently I learned that the fabrication had been done by Confluence Cyclery.

Monday, August 12, 2019

Gear Watch: Kaddy Rack

More from the portfolio of geek gadgets seen at the shop.

Lights. Computer. Phone. Bell. Video camera. There's just not enough room on your handlebars for both your hands and your beloved gadgets. The solution: KaddyRack

Available in different configurations, these lightweight metal frames give you plenty of space to mount your gadgets and leave your handlebars free for your hands. (website)

Saturday, August 10, 2019

Gadget Watch: AfterShokz Earphones

Perennial problem: if you wear ear-buds or ear-phones while riding the bike, you won't hear cars or bikes approaching you, you won't hear people yelling "watch out, snake!", etc. Enter: AfterShokz Bone-Conduction Earphones.

They're compatible with eyeglasses / sunglasses and bike helmets. This cyclist was very pleased with them.

Friday, August 9, 2019

Geek Gadget: Vizy 360 Rear Light

I'm working weekends in a bike shop along the GAP Trail in Confluence, PA, and I get to see some really nice geek-gadgets. This is one of a series of posts about the gear that shows up in the doorway.

Today's geegaw is a rear light that looks (to me) like it should be transporting uranium isotopes or frozen bio samples.

Vizy is a rear light from the Tern Bicycle people. It sends out a bright light (60 lumens) behind the bike for cars to see, and also sends a 360-degree circle of light around the bike to make it more visible and recognizable for the people around it.

It's very reasonably priced as lights go. USB rechargable. website