Extra Reps: SI Edge's Weekly Picks
In our inaugural post of Extra Reps: SI Edge's Weekly Picks, we highlight amazing accomplishments like a beer caddy for your bike, a man-made 600-foot rope swing and new technology to make your snowboard faster. From unbelievable video to innovative new feats that you really need to see to believe, we'll be bringing you the best from around the World Wide Web every week. Enjoy.
The Beer Caddy for Your Bike
Commuters, avid cyclists and beer connoisseurs rejoice. We've all been there, riding home through town on your favorite bike, then you pass the liquor store. But where can you store your brew on a bike? Fyxation's leather beer caddy is the perfect solution. Made from full grain leather, and straight out of Milwaukee, the home of the Brewers, the beer caddy can handle a full six-pack with ease. Pick one up today for only $59.95 and read more about it here.
How the Street Series BMXers Beat the Cops in Barcelona
In Round 2 of The Street Series, a freestyle BMX series that follows riders throughout the world, guys like Dakota Roche, Alex Kennedy, Ben Lewis, Fernado Laczko and hundreds of others took to the streets of Barcelona to take on each other, local police and a few punch-swinging security guards.
Absolutely Insane Rope Swing Bungee Jump in South Africa
Adventurers Mike Wilson and Andrew Kirkpatrick traveled to South Africa to create one of the craziest rope swing bungee jumps in the world. Watch as they free fall off the cliffs of the Magwa Falls gorge, dropping 600 feet in mere seconds.
Freerunner James Kingston's Illegal Bridge Jump in Ukraine
Self-proclaimed Professional Adventurer, James Kingston's latest stunt will have you sitting on the edge of your seat for the entire ride. You can't help but get anxious as Kingston treks up the cables of a suspension bridge to over 300 feet, but when he finally reaches the top of the structure, what he does next will absolutely blow your mind.
The Speed Stick Heated Snowboard Goes Faster Than Ever
Testing out the physics of snowboarding, Dave Lee and the Signal Snowboards crew get together to see if their innovative new technology will work. Watch as they demonstrate the idea of increasing the speed of a snowboard by actually heating up the base to approximately 128 degrees. Then, they test it on an epic run down the hill.
Welcome to the World's First Fat Trike: The Rungu
For the velo enthusiast whose two-wheel fat bike (aka bicycle) has lost the power to thrill, here is the world’s first fat trike -- the Rungu, whose three wheels offer “A platform for adventure … mobility and stability where a bike can’t go and a car won’t go.”
Even if you don’t take advantage of the multiple mounting points to rig up a surfboard platform, Rungu promises “double fat, double float, double fun in sand and snow.” It also promises smooth cornering, and I’m sure that holds true, up to nine-or-so miles per hour.
Here’s hoping Rungu finds its niche market, even though it can never surpass the greatness, the audacious genius, of the Aerotrike, the greatest tricycle ever designed.
The State of Athletics and Health in 1914
Thanks to the website Chronicling America, a sub-site of the Library of Congress, we literally have the ability to look back through the annals of history. In this look back to The Missoulian on Saturday Morning, April 4, 1914, front and center is an article on the state of athletics and health in 1914 that charms not only because of its tone and language, but because of the concepts it discusses. From the piece, "Upon the front edge of the track season again, the question recurs as to the real value of this special athletic training, as compared with the benefit which we all agree results from wise and systematic bodily exercise. The question is serious; it should be studied until we can discriminate between doing and overdoing, for therein lies the danger in the special training of our youthful athletes."