Ride

Looking for plans to build a single rider rail-bike from an existing bicycle, either for male or female.  Need plans for outrigger, guide wheels, counterbalance, etc.   NOTE: Use of such a vehicle on active railroad property is illegal and subject to Federal punishment unless official authorization is granted by the respective railroad transportation company.

Topic by RRder 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


knex ride?

Hello knexter before i had an account i made a whole bunch of cool knex items so i shall bring them back this was oneof them it was a knex ride called a dropzone i got it form www.youtube.com/watch?v=INTYYLdB99Q so i am wondering shuold i post and hitch is better the accelerator or the inferno leave a comment and view my creation it is about 5 10 

Question by knexinventer 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Stair Ride

I had an idea about making going downstairs fun. You grab two handles, which are connected to a frame on the ceiling. As you move/fly downstairs, the handles scroll along the frame quickly, thus making the simple process of going downstairs fun. :) Absurd or do-able? Does anyone know how to make such a thing? 

Topic by yellowcat429 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


ATV Riding - ATV Trail Riding

Hello fellow ATV riders. There is nothing like being out on the trails, riding the ATV, out with nature and the animals.The scenery is breath taking  too.  Tell your riding stories, the scenery, the animals, and let every know about your ride here. There are people who ride an ATV, then there are those who ride Side x Side units. Of course there are motorcycles also. So let's get together on here and see what other's have to say about their rides.

Topic by spa31rky 8 years ago


drop zone ride? Answered

how many of you have been on a drop zone or a ride like the tower of terror but open? i will be making it out of knex and posting it here

Question by knexinventer 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Bike Rides in SF

I am looking for some good bike rides in SF, Marin, or San Mateo county. From the image you can see what routes I have biked so far (I have mostly just been getting familiar with the city). If you make a good suggestion, I will ride it, post a picture of the route mapped out on google earth, and give a short description. If you want I can even take some pictures from along the way.

Topic by Tetranitrate 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Mars' Winch Rides!

Mars hooked up a winch so he could hoist stuff to the ceiling easily, creating instant ceiling storage space. Of course, we had to test it first. For structural strength.

Topic by stasterisk 11 years ago


How's this for a DIY ride?

This Floridian chap has built his own powerboat -slash-submarine, based on a sketch he made as a child.Don't throw the scrapbooks away, kids.Link to Daily Mail article

Topic by Kiteman 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


Whats Your Ride

What do you have? We got a 1990 T25 (vanagon to the Americans) pictured below and her name is Rusty. The daily drive is a Vauxhall Astra. The car that I would love to own would be a Volkwagon beetle.

Topic by Joe Martin 11 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


What can I drive or ride on a cat A licence

Hi I have a full bike licence and i was wondering what i can drive or ride? Can i ride a quad bike ? cheers Darren

Topic by dazzer730 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


How do I make a ride-on seesaw motorized?

   I have one of those plain old backyard seesaws.  I thought it would be a great idea to make it to where the seesaw rocks back and forth by itself while someones riding it.  Besides an electric motor, what else do I need to make the seesaw go up and down?

Question by Coolpony 6 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago



My Murray Ride on Mower won't start, I've tried all I know any help will be appreciated.

My 12.5HP Murray ride on mower with Briggs & Stratton motor wont start. The spark plug's good & sparking ok & I've just bought a new battery, there's a fuel leak at the carburetta which I tried fixing by clamping but that hasn't worked. I've been able to get it going twice by connecting the car battery to it , but it's not starting with it's own brand new battery, it back fires a bit but just won't kick over. I just haven't got the transport to get it to a repair shop , if anyone has any ideas I'd greatly appreciate them, thank you.

Question by 9 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


Cheap ride for dirt roads? Answered

 I need a cheap but durable ride for dirt roads. What should I use. It doesn't need to go very far.

Question by Epeoples 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


K'Nex pirate ship ride

I don't make always weapons out of K'Nex, i make normal things to.well i hope you like it!the instructable for the pirate ship ride

Topic by dsman195276 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


What do you ride

What scooter do you have and if applicable how have you done it up

Topic by dollardude 9 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


How NOT to Secure Your Ride

It's good to learn about the best way to keep your ride secure. The only time I've had anything stolen from my bike in several years in San Francisco was because I was lazy and didn't lock up my wheels with a cable. I figured that they were crappy wheels and weren't worth much, but he replacement cost for a new set sucked and they never rode as well as the first. Live and learn.Speaking of which, here are some great locking mistakes that mostly apply to cars. I wonder where these are from because I've never seen anyone do stuff like this in the States ever. 15 Strange Moments In Anti-Theftvia Neatorama

Topic by fungus amungus 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Air ride bicycle suspension

So i've been interested in pneumatis for quite some time and recently I came across a small air cylinder (6 inch travel), 12 volt air compressor, 12 volt valve, and misc fittings. I got really excited and without thinking twice I grabbed tools and started hacking up my old beach cruiser (it was quite a mess anyway after 3 trips to burningman). So this is the outcome... I can control the up/down with a momentary on switch out back. Now just looking at this mess its easy to see that well i obviously can't weld. Never tried... Anyway it rides really sloppy as you can imagine, much like an old Lincoln with the shocks blown out, but it is so much fun! Now i pose the question to you community members, how would you have done this different? Looking forward to your responses!

Topic by prototype27 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


What are the steps to ride a plane?

Will be my first time to ride a plane. Never been to an international airport. Wanted to know the step by step on how to do so from booking online. Thanks. :) - Babi

Question by Babipapot 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


Intersection Problem (Riding a Bike)

So here's my problem: I ride my bike to school everyday, but there is one intersection that I can not figure out how to ride through safely. I drew a picture of the intersection down below. The blue and green lines are cars, and the red line is the route that I usually take. If anyone could tell my where to ride , it would be greatly appreciated. (Click the little "i" in the corner of the image to view it at a higher resolution)

Topic by ItsTheHobbs 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Reindeer Ride Paper Animation

Reindeer Ride is my latest downloadable paper animation kit. I've made it available in two flavours. There's a free uncoloured version for you to colour in and for a modest fee a pre coloured version. Both feature the same animated paper reindeer. There's a YouTube link here.Hope you enjoy it!Rob

Topic by robives 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Free Helicopter Rides Anyone?

For those of you in Northern Virginia/DC Metropolitan Area    I stumbled across this accidental, but pilot Rick Rahim, who has over 1,000 hours of flying time, is offering free helicopter rides for young folk aged 7-17. He's stationed in Leesburg Airport, about 30 miles outside of DC. The rides are free, all you need is a waiver signed by a legal guardian. Each flight is about ten minutes, and the whole thing is around two hours, and you fly in a helicopter!!! Sounds like an adventure to me. For more info Link

Topic by Wasagi 9 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


riding lawn mower canopy?

I want to make a canopy for my lawn mower and i just dont know what to do because if i use metal for the canopy if i run into a low branch it will catch and flip the mower but if i use pvc its too flexible any suggestions? i want to make one because buying one is way to expensive

Question by BIGHAIRYDUDE 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Fairground ride Light setup

Hiya Everyone, I was wondering if i could have some help, I have recently purchased an old fairground ride light using cabochons and incandescent bulbs 240v @ 10W each and have wired it up in a 3 phase series circuit. Now the light works fine as a light however me being me id like to allow for each part of each letter to be controlled individually so i have split the signs into three areas purple, green and yellow and i would like to program something to control each part individually and allow for it to either flash or dim each part moving onto another transition, ive had a look around youtube and google but cant really find anything else like this. Please see attached photo of one of the letters

Question by JamesT402 1 year ago


How to ride DH safely

1. Always wear a helmet, wear body armor as well when needed (how much depends on course, and what you find to be suitable) at all times. 2. Look ahead of you. The faster you are going the further ahead you should look. 3. Stay focused and try not to concentrate or think while you are going at high speed, this tends to slow you down and/or cause accidents...practice alot and everything should come naturally with flow! - Before a run get a song or something that gets you "in the mood" in the back of your mind,and go for it - before you know it you'll be through the track/race no problem...you should all ready know the track turn for turn before doing this. 4. Make sure your tires have appropriate tread on them and are not cracking/damaged 5. Check your bike over in the parking lot before going up the lift. Ride it around and check the brakes and tire pressures. 6. Get enough sleep before riding and especially before racing. 7. Don't drink or get high before racing or riding (you can do it, and seen it done, but if you want to win or want to be safe...don't) 8. Stay relaxed and dialed in on the bike, be as relaxed as possible mentally before you start a race but be pumped physically at the same time. 9. Know the track as well as you can before racing it (the later steps will go into greater detail on how to do this). 10.Learn to 'pump through the ruff stuff'-pull up on the face and push down on the back side of bumps/rocks/landing trannys, etc... 11. Stay light on the back brake as much as you can and try to lock it as rarely as possible if at all...it may cause you to wash out. Only lock the brake on extremely sharp turns or to get into a turn if a cuttie won't be efficient enuff. 12. Try to go as fast as you can when you can-->PEDAL PEDAL PEDAL like a bat out of hell in the open or out of turns when/where ever you can. 13. Practice "cutties". 14. Buy the "Fundamentals" DVD available here on pinkbike.com or at most bike shops and study it...take notes if you have to. You will find how to do "cutties" on the DVD as well as many many more "fundamentals" for DH riding-----> BUY IT, you will be glad you did. 15.Off camber: make sure you weight your outside foot and stand the bike on the egde of the tire, that way it will stick 16. Rock gardens: the faster the better- you will bobble across the top and be on you way before you know it, rather than getting packed down and ending up with major arm pump. 17. Braking: only ever do real braking in straight lines, you can brake on corners but do it conservatively and only to slide around sharp turns better as it may cause you to wash out as mentioned above. The less you brake the faster you go and fast riding is a winning formula- think about that. 18. >>>Don't Crash It can have you out for the rest of the season and that can prevent you from winning races----obviously. Just dont ride like an idiot and attempt things that will probably end in you getting hurt. Ride within your limits! 19. (Words of Pro Down hiller Steve Peat from the "fundamentals" DVD mentioned above) "Stay as light as you can on the bike and pump through the back side of rocks or rough sections as a skateboarder pumps a vert ramp" to gain or maintain speed and momentum. 20. Trust your tires throughout the course. If you believe and have faith in your tires grip, chances are they will have grip fine. If you don't trust your tires and BELEIVE that they wont grip and you will probably fall, chances are they won't grip and as a result you will indeed fall. 21. Walk the track and look for new lines or which lines are best to take and are the fastest 22. Tuck when ever possible to conserve energy. Pedal hard in the open spots before the ruff stuff then tuck and pump and repeat. 23. True your wheels to increase your speed and pedalling efficiency 24. Don't use big fat mud bog tiresfor DH(i.e. 2.6"-3.0") EVER...unless your DH course happens to be a downhill mud swamp 25. Learn to brake with out losing traction , this helps in straight line braking before turns. 26.Push yourself in the warmups, (not stupidly) and give 95% of what your maximum was when you were pushing yourself, in the actual race. This way you wont fall, but you are still hauling a$$. 27.Practice shift points, it is very important to be in the right gear at the right time or youll be sucking wind trying to pedal a flat stretch in too high of a gear. On a fast stretch where you need to begin pedaling to maintain that speed, youll be spinning out. Know what gear to start in and what gear you need to be in at every point in the track. 28. If all else fails look fast across the finish line where everyones watching. 29.When learning, set your fork/and or shock harder than you would normally, this will teach you to use to body rather than relying upon the bike. 30. Try to pick memory markers for your self; tree stump, odd looking rock, etc... and break the course down in your head so you can become very quick overall. 31. Practice simple skills such as manuals (good for roots), Hops, roots/rocks) and of course cutties 32. Commit to berms, brake on a berm and it will end it tears, aim to "rail the berm" to do this - hit the berm at a speed that isnt too fast (this will cause you to slip up it) and not to slow (you will slip down and is slower duh) The ideal speed should carry you round as g forces will push you into the berm. 34.Take a couple of the "Learn to race" clinics offered before many of the sanctioned races. 35.Play with your set up, everything from seat angle, to brake postioning- it can all make a big difference. The more comfortable you are on the bike the faster youll go, the steepness can be different for each course(for instance) so tweak it a little each time but dont EVER change your entire setup before a race. 36.When walking the course, look back up at it. You will find new lines looking up rather then down. 37. While riding (including in the air) never squeeze the seat with your knees. This makes it impossible to flow smoothly, and makes you a ridged weight to be tossed around at the mercy of the trail. It may feel safer, but it will cause you to wreck and lose speed when you would not otherwise. In the air also, it you pinch your seat then you can not compress the lip and extend for landing. Also you can not whip and prepare for upcoming turns and bumps. The ONLY time that pinching your seat would be appropriate is when doing a suicide no hander which, if you can do it without loosing speed, is a cool way to entertain the crowd. 38.Learn to crash,it is an important skill to have that will save you alot of trouble in the long run. 39. Work your way up to the big stuff. Even if you are a good rider always warm up on an easier trail then go for the harder stuff you set out to conquer. Same for riding in general- dont go tackle the hardest trail on the mountain without first being able to do the easy ones---this may sound somewhat obvious but alot of people just cant get this bit of logic into their skulls without being told directly. 40. If the drop doesn't have a great tranny, hit it with more speed. this will cause you to have increased foreward momentum and less downward ( static ) momentum and make the landing smoother. let your bike go off the drop first. 41. If you are in the air ( off a jump drop or whatever... ) and your back end starts to dip too much, tap your back brake, this will cause the front end to dip forward. ( this is used all the time in Motocross) WARNING: Use this with caution and only when its a neccesity. 42. XC riding will make you faster. I always love watching the out of shape downhillers crossing the finish line and nearly having a hear attack. The more tired you are the more mistakes you make and the more likely you are to get hurt. Pedal! Then pedal more! 43. Train like a mofo. During my DH racing times I would spend the summer mornings doing 5-8 runs on local dh trails then dirt jumping and XC riding in the afternoon= Legs that were strong/fast as hell. Dont forget to train in the off season too. 44. Develop a training schedule not just for biking and racing but to keep in shape in general. The more you ride the better you will be. Like Ito was saying, do as much of each mountain biking discipline as possible with emphasis on Down hill. Cedric Gracia wins because he is a great all around rider as is Minaar. 45.Commit to the front end of your bike in corners. Watch Sam Hill, no-one does it better. NOTE: BEFORE DOING THIS, make sure you have practiced it and know how to do this technique at speed (Note is courtesy of Iceboy) 46. Don't pedal like a mad man out of the gate. Pedal, but let your bike gather speed and focus on keeping it. Racing comes down to one thing - exit speed , in particular your speed out of corners. Wait until you feel the flow before you start pushing it harder. If you pedal too hard from the start you'll flip in 60 seconds and get back on your bike a go harder to make up the time. Then you'll flip again. Speaking from experience on this one! It's all about being 'zen'. At least that's what all the dudes who keep beating me are telling me. Learn how to go as fast as you can through turns and sections to know your limits. 47. Make your riding FEEL slow when you are going fast! If you feel fast it's because the trail is catching up with you too quickly for you to process all the info in a comfortable time frame. Probably because you are too busy worrying about going fast and not feeling the flow. Look out, you are about to flip. It's that zen thing you're missing. 48. Practice having FLOW in all your riding, down hill (speed as well as flow), Dirt jumps (flow), XC(speed and flow), what ever (FLOW)... 49.Dont be intimidated by other riders, stay focused on what you have to do not what they are doing, if they crash pay atention to why, and try not to make the same mistake. 50. Learn to go over jumps at as high a speed as possible with out overshooting or losing speed by going too high. Jumps and learning to land them without thinking is a VERY beneficial skill to have... (if you want to stay low coming of jumps learn to soak up the lip...you will go just as far but you'll stay lower) 51. When doing a j-hop, bunny hop or going up the face of a jump don't forget to push into the ground and then come up to get more air. 53. The rougher the place you are riding the more ralaxed and flowy you should be trying to go . 54. Spend time at the track and just watch other riders(especially how they are going through the tricky sections that you are having trouble with), see what they are doing wrong and try to not make the same mistakes, also watch for where the speed spots of the section are. 55.Read Brian Lopes's & Lee McCormick's book " Mastering Mountain Biking Skills", this book covers everything you need to know in great detail from top to bottom, it is with out a doubt the most comprehensive guide for how to ride/race mountain bikes and how to handle and practice everything involved in riding. I HIGHLY RECCOMEND IT, and would say that it is the BIBLE for Mountain Biking! 56.Look where you want to go not at what you are trying to avoid. if you stare at the tree you are trying to go around instead of the trail around it you will more often than not hit the tree. 57. As mentioned previously-The faster you are going the further ahead you should look, always look at what lies further ahead when riding downhill AND avoid staring at your front wheel--staring at your front wheel will slow you down drastically and often will lead to crashing. 58.To re-inerate what Harding.Thomas was saying; do not focus on obstacles like stumps logs and rocks, because thats were you will go instead of where you want to go. In essence, keep an eye on where you want to go and you will go there. Do not look down at what your riding over, let your bike deal with the terrain, thats what its for. This is a very important tip to increasing speed and improving flow. 59. Before you go riding, I find that a simple 10 minute warm up on flat land and practicing tight turns and j-hops helps loosen you up and calms you down If you have any other tips, tell me! ill post them in the list.

Topic by struckbyanarrow 7 years ago


Help needed to make a model spinning teacup ride

Hi can anyone help me I need to build 2 model amusement park rides, the first one a ferris wheel this has been sorted out however the second one is a spinning teacup ride which I have no idea where to start with it. I have looked on the internet for ideas but no such luck. The spinning teacup ride has to be built out of cardboard and recycable items, this ride needs to include a mechanism that is housed in the structure. Has anyone built a model like this. Where can I find some help with this. Help!!!!!!!!!!!!! I need help Please!

Topic by dromedarius 3 years ago  |  last reply 7 months ago


Has anyone made a knex car you can ride?

Well have they?

Topic by pongopeter826 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


What size motor and battery are needed to run a kiddie train ride weighing about 250 lbs?

I have a kiddie train ride that was designed to run by charging the track in order to run the motor.  I can't find the parts for it, I'm missing a transformer, and the tracks may be too corroded to conduct electricity.  I would like to convert this ride to run off of a marine battery and motor using an on off switch, or timer of some sort.  What size motor, and battery should i be looking for?  I have read that these rides use 5 amps to get started and 3 amps while running.

Question by tanyaj1212 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


Does anyone have a plan (or an idea!) on how to build a wooden ride on train?

 I have zero woodwork training (other than school) but want a new pet project.  I've found a couple of plans for toy trains, but I want something my son can sit in preferably, or on.  He's only 7 months old so I'm starting slowly... :)

Question by cafedelish 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


"Ride" by Michael Cooper - My Favorite Thing From the Maker Faire

This was, by far, my favorite thing at the 2008 Maker Faire. From Make's Description:Ride is a custom single rider helicopter with eight engines conceived & created by sculptor, Michael Cooper. It looks like more like a time machine invented by Dr. Seuss for George Jetson than anything you've seen in the air (or on land) recently.Michael Cooper is a sculptor who combines wood, metal, kinetics and mechanics with a twisted imagination resulting in beautiful, unique works of art that roll, spin, hop, contort and make people laugh while simultaneously scratching their heads. After 34 years as an art instructor at Foothill and DeAnza Colleges, he has now "retired" to his studio in Sebastopol where he spends his days devoted to sculpting, inventing and pushing the boundaries of form and function with a heavy does of humor.I know the pictures don't do it justice, and it's really hard to see everything, but take a long look and answer this question before you continue: Do you think it does/could fly? (Scroll down below the line and look at the pictures.)... did you look at the pictures first?There are so many reasons why it can't fly that I won't bother to discuss them here. However, the truly fascinating thing I liked so much was standing around Ride and listening to the conversations, and particularly watching its creator stage-manage the discussion. Lots of people wanted to discuss why they thought it could or couldn't fly - remember that this was the Maker Faire, so lots people here were builders or tinkerers (or at least thought of themselves as such). There were half-hour long heated debates about the tiniest of minutiae -- fuel line diameters and spiral exhaust ports, for example.Periodically, someone would gain the courage to think about the system as a whole and would approach the creator to ask, "So it flies, right?" He'd answer truthfully enough by saying, "Well, it's not done yet," and then launch into a detail, like the difficulty in synchronizing 8 engines; this would get the whole group rolling again. Later Saturday evening, when most of the kids had gone home and everyone else was outside listening to a band, a group of particularly crotchety old tinkerer-types were showing off their smarts and trying to outwit each other. After one onlooker had finished with his unnecessarily loud pronouncement of "based on my extensive experience building 1/6th-scale steam locomotive engines, I absolutely sure it can fly," another of the group tentatively approached the creator, and asked the inevitable question.Michael Cooper took his cue, dodged, and redirected into a discussion of how the transmission linking the 8 engines to the propellor was open, and the first time he ran it, he was probably going to get covered in grease. I burst out laughing.After they were all rolling again on how many cubic feet of compressed air the vehicle should optimally carry for its four pneumatic lifter feet, I quietly asked Michael how many people "got it" and how many people asked if it could fly. He confided that I was very much in the minority. Further, he got a big kick out of removing his name tag, and listening in to the can-it-fly conversations, too.I really hope I get a change one day to work with Michael Cooper to design and build a gorgeous Ride-like vehicle for me, so I get the chance to answer the question, "So, does it really fly?"

Topic by ewilhelm 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


Working on!

Whose working on there bike?? I'm going to be working on makeing a chopper!!

Topic by TSC 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago



is it possible to make a motorized skateboard with a weed eater motor?

I wanna go fast and if your not first your last. i want to make a summer project

Question by mclovin7596 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


How do i remove rim paint Answered

So i painted my rims black with duplicolor rim paint and i did a bad job and they look like poop.. is there a way to take the paint off?

Question by jezus215 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


4 wheeled Quad-Cycle!

Has anybody made or thought about making an Instructable to make a 4 wheeled bike-like a car? I've seen them on the Internet for $3-4000. Thought it would be interesting because of higher gas prices.

Topic by potofgold 11 years ago  |  last reply 4 months ago


i had an electric ezip scooter that didnt work and i took it apart to see if i could make it work again does anyone kno

W how i could get to work again or use it for another project

Question by cclark13 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


can someone explain to me exactly what a motor controller does in an electric powered bike?

Ok so i wanna build my first electric powered bike but i would like to do it all from salvaged parts or parts i will make. i am not looking to go 100mph or ride it for days at a time I would just like to built this first one to help me understand how it works. As of right now my biggest hang-ups are what does the controller do and can i make one, and how do i figure out how much power it will need in other words if it weighes 10 pounds and i wanna go 10mph i need a 12v motor (hope that makes sense) Thanks for any help Danny

Question by dannyces 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


why build and ride tall bicycle?

I see many guys build it. I just wonder why? Because it seems very hard to get on and get off. Please give me the answer to see whether I should have my one. I'm a bicycle lover.

Topic by quinault 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Any way to make a cheap bike easier to ride?

So i got a bike when i was littler, and it was just a $25 cheapie bike from Walmart. Well I didn't like riding bikes much, and it was left to stay in the garage forever. Until recently. I've started getting back into riding my bike, and i'm wanting to use it to ride around town. However, this bike, being cheap, is hard to ride. Probably harder than it would be if I got a full-price one. However, being 17 and only being able to get part-time jobs, I certainly don't have the money for a full-price one yet. Is there anything I can do to this bike to make it easier to ride, or more efficient? Thanks!

Topic by SneaselKat 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Cyclist Rides Around the World in 195 Days

In 195 days and six hours, Mark Beaumont rode around the world on a bicycle, totally destroying the previous record of 276 days.Some data: - He ate 6,000 calories a day. Since he's a vegetarian, most of that was plant-based, but he did eat some meat to keep his energy up. - His bike was worth almost $5,000 - He carried 176 pounds of gear, including a tent and a video camera to keep fans updated - He had gear stolen once by crack addicts in a motel - He hopes to have raised 18,000 pounds for charity. - Scariest bit was riding in Istanbul, a city of 15 million. - He rode through 20 countries - Was knocked off his bike once by a driver who ran a red light. linkvia treehugger

Topic by fungus amungus 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


FIRST AIRPLANE RIDE: What will I need to know/do? Advice? Answered

I plan to order my plane ticket online, using priceline. What happens when you do that? Do they e-mail it to you? What will happen at the airport, ie, what will I have to do in order to get onto my flight? Also, my flight makes multiple stops. Will I have to claim my luggage at each stop and move it to the new plane i'll be in? Thanks, I really have no idea about flying XD

Question by nepheron 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


i would like to put my old PC in my car just as a music player.

Question by mijale 10 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


WHAT COULD I DO WITH A LAWN MOWER ENGINE?

I have a lawn mower engine and dont what to do with it thats fun

Question by cclark13 9 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Would building a bike or a recumbent out of composite ice hockey sticks be a good idea? Answered

I'm thinking of building one without metal. Any answers or tips?

Question by ANDY! 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


A fee to license Bicycles?

Last week, James Vesely, the editorial page editor at The Seattle times, Proposed the idea to Impose a license fee on bicycles, more here What do YOU think?

Topic by koolaidslammer 10 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


i want a bike that can go fast cheap but enviorment frendly any instructables?

I need to get to the walgreens down the street fast but im 12 almost 13 so i cant drive and walking is dangerous because of child melesters

Question by sliceofpain 10 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


ATV Headlights acting up!

Hey everyone, I bought my 2001 warrior this summer (yes thats where 2001warrior came from) anyways it has been giving me some issues with the headlights. The headlights work great in lowbeam but when I put them in highbeam my left headlight goes out! does anyone have any suggestions to what I should do?

Topic by 2001warrior 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


How should I mount a spring horse to a hydraulic base?

  I've decided to take one of those spring rocking horses made by Hedstrom and mount it to a hydraulic salon chair base in order to make a neat chair.  What's the best way to connect the horse to the base?  Do I need some kind of metal bracket... or should I drill a hole into the horse so I can put it on the pump?

Question by Coolpony 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


How do you make a haunted hair salon chair?? Answered

   I have one of those hairdressing chairs that pump up with your foot.  I was thinking of making the chair "Haunted"... as in having some kind of mechanical machine that (When turned on...)  moves the height adjustment foot lever up and down... causing the chair (And anyone sitting on it) to go up, up, up in height.  What parts do I need to make this fun project?

Question by Coolpony 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


How to go about making my golf cart run cooler?

I have an old golf cart. Where talking mid-to-late 80's. Last summer the engine compartment got so hot that the little bits of the plastic surrounding the gas tank partially melted and deformed. Luckily the melting that took place didn't do any real damage. But I'm afraid that if it happens again something might catch fire. So I was wondering if there are anyways to make that thing run WAY cooler.

Question by 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago