So after posting the Urban Ninja video, Theo informed me that this type of urban gymnastics is part of a larger genre known as Parkour. I searched Youtube for Parkour and found numerous other awesome videos, the following being one of the best:
I think this Youtube video could be a sign of the increasing voice of grassroots democracy that the modern internet era may help to embolden.
In other news, Dominic who is equally crazy in terms of being willing to try very unorthodox things showed me this kit that you can put on a standard mountain bike that will propel it at 40 mph and still give you about 150 mpg. Link to the site that sells the kits is here. Additionally we are interested in putting together aerodynamic recumbent bicycles along the lines of those seen on this website here. Oh, and FYI every human power speed record has been set using a recumbent bicycle.
For Ryan here is the physics simulator I was using to estimate fuel efficiency of the highly aerodynamic recumbent vehicle.
Alright time for some economics, I know lame, but a great parable that anyone who has gone to a bar with coworkers or friends can relate to. This parable was found on Gregory Mankiw’s Blog. Anyway just read it here.
These are pictures out the windows of my apartment. I got stuck in the snow and had to shovel my car out twice on the way to Easter church service and a third time just to park my car in my apartment complex parking lot.