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Google Earth Hack Cycling Trainer

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Google Earth Hack Cycling Trainer   Google Earth Hack Cycling Trainer

Bored with your plain old stationary bike? Ever wanted to coast along cobblestone paths from halfway around the globe? There’s a brilliant Google Earth hack for cyclists and word is going around about it. If the rain and snow have recently dampened your plans of training in the great outdoors or you’re just plain uncomfortable cycling outside with all those cars around, then by all means keep reading!

Google Bike, as more are calling it so, is a virtual biking experience. It lets you ride around almost anywhere in the world with just a computer, a bike, simple electronic components and some knowledge in software hacking. Imagine coasting along a rustic path in North-Eastern Italy in the comfort of your own home. What happens is that through a cadence sensor that measures the crank rotation and an analog joystick attached to the handlebars that dictates the…

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Team BMC Trains in Mallorca, Spain

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Five riders from Team BMC have spent two weeks on Spain’s island of Mallorca, as the weather there is much better during this time of year than it is in Switzerland. Riders Martin Kohler, Mathias Frank, Thomas Frei, Florian Stalder and Alex Moos got together and took advantage of the warmer climate in Mallorca. “This is the second year in a row that we have come here to train in December.We make a happy group; we can put in some serious hours every day,” says Kohler. “We’ve had a few rainy days, but it is generally about 13°C, which is great considering we would be facing -3°C at home!” The riders have different schedules, beginning at different times throughout the day. “Some of us start a little earlier so we’ll slip in a few intervals, while some guys like Mathias and Florian have a…

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Alberto Contador Trains with New Team

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This week, two-time Tour de France winner Alberto Contador gets a chance to get to know the riders and staff of the “revamped” Astana. Contador trained along the Italian coast with Oscar Pereiro and Alexander Vinokourov for the first time since he decided to stay with the team for 2010. Even though Lance Armstrong and Johan Bruyneel, as well as several other riders, have departed for team RadioShack, Contador keeps his eyes on the prize, a third win at the Tour de France. “I know that 2010 will be another complicated year. But after all that’s happened in 2009, I will be able to handle it better. My objective for 2010 will be to fight to win the Tour, to have options for victory,” Contador told MARCA. He admits that the team is not as strong as it was last year, but is optimistic that…

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Frank Schleck is Pain-Free After His Surgery, Returns to Training

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frank schleck is pain free after his surgery returns to training   Frank Schleck is Pain Free After His Surgery, Returns to Training

Luxembourg-born Frank Schleck had an accident in the Amtel Gold Race, leaving him with knee pain throughout the 2009 season. He underwent surgery in September, and he now says that he doesn’t feel anymore pain and is ready to begin training again. “I’m really happy with it. I had surgery, then I spent five weeks off the bike. I started training slowly again, just cruising around, and today, I have no pain on the bike. So it should be alright,” Schleck says. Despite having knee problems, Schleck still was able to win stage 17 of the Tour de France and finishing fifth overall, but he was forced to drop out of the Vuelta due to the pain. “I had problems since April. It kept coming and going, we pushed it through the Tour and afterwards I went to see yet another specialist who said…

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Honda Bike Simulator – Safety Training

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honda bike simulator safety training   Honda Bike Simulator   Safety Training

With some of the new drivers (and old) on the road today, bike safety is very important, but some of us fall into the trap of thinking, and with the new Honda Bike Simulator you can start acting on impulse. Although there are times where us as rider do not follow the rules, and the Honda Bike Simulator lets us learn rules and etiquette’s of the road. The simulator itself brings true life scenarios, for example riding to school or the store, and with a LCD rear mount you can see traffic coming from behind. Available in February 2010, but pre orders will start in November.

Source: FarEastGizmos

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