Friday, 30 September 2011

More video proof that 2 wheels are the sexy future...

I know what floats your boat you dirty little buggers, the best performing post here to date is the sexy bike polo one.  So I thought lets trick them and put a serious pro two wheel piece of propaganda on here with a sexy title....and here you are!

(If you go to the bottom of the post I have put some pics there for mucky puppies)

The Real Post

I have been looking at cities where two wheels are the dominant form of transport and comparing them to the dreaded four wheeled hell of London's M25.

 I don't need to tell you the result as you know but just watch the videos below to confirm it.

Ho Chi Minh City



I know where I'd rather live, because....Two Wheels are Better.

I feel a little bad about tricking you so here are some saucy two wheeled pics to keep you going till the next post.

Monday, 26 September 2011

Carlsberg Stunts

Quick one today as we are a little short of time.  This lovely little promo video from Carlsberg just goes to show that appearance isn't everything.

Many thanks to Pete @ Shift Active Media for this.  A man who is more than aware that Two Wheels are Better.

Friday, 23 September 2011

4 Cross Rocks the UCI are idiots for killing it!!!

I cannot believe my eyes as it was recently reported on BikeRadar the UCI have decided to axe Four Cross from the Mountain Bike World Cup calendar.  Is this the most bat shit insane decision in the world?

Surely like the fat kid who hangs at the back of the group in a horror movie or the guy in Star Trek who decides to wear a different coloured uniform from everyone else this is just a bad idea.

UCI just so you are aware of the impact of your actions this is what you are getting rid of;

Say it ain't so guys and remember that Two Wheels are Better, (Unless it's Four Cross when eight wheels is generally preferred)

Thursday, 22 September 2011

Popping a wheelie at 6 years old vs Max Biaggi

I have been trying and failing a lot recently at trying to get my Honda CBR 125 R (I know it's not a proper bike, but I like it) to do a wheelie.  It's not as easy as it looks and a lot of the guides on the web are...well crap and involve you killing your engine with over revs.

It led me to notice that there are a million wheelie movies on the Web most of which are boring, below are two of the best I've found and one that sent me to sleep.

Tre is 6 and can pop a wheelie on his toy tractor (I know it's 4 wheeled but he is only using two of them).  this video fills me with shame and leaves me feeling inadequate.

Max Biaggi is one of the best professional motorcyclists in the world and how he recovers this I will never know.

Finally our friends at PinkBike have a veritable Smorgasbord of wheelie video's but whilst the one below shows great skill it is beyond tedious.

Remeber though people when it comes to Wheelies.....Two Wheels are Better

Wednesday, 21 September 2011

Is Bike Polo the toughest or sexiest cycle sport?

I was recently doing a little nosing around the web and came across the sport of bicycle polo.  I thought that could possibly be the most boring sport in the world but a little research proved that not only is it tough as hell...

but in certain circles it is also very sexy

A reliable source also informed me that you will be able to see these lovely ladies in action at the LHBPA Hells Belles Tournament (here) on the 15th/16th of October in London.

If you can't wait till then here is a little pic to keep you interested...

Remember that if these ladies ask you about you riding preference...tell them Two Wheels are Better.

Hell's Belles

Ladies! On bicycles! With sticks!
In the olden days they'd have had ponies.

Rude Motorcycle Craft...

First of all I'd like to say well done to Storm for a couple of great posts yesterday, it appears that you all love the Mountain Unicycling one best.

 I fear however that there were a few notable items missing from the Handmade Weirdness post that you guys may have been interested in;

Penis Bike....(WTF)

I kid you not, this product is on sale now from Etsy for the princely sum of £78.49.  Click here to buy.

For those of you without a phallus fixation they also create the; 

Vodka Bike 

So I guess the message here is simple, when it comes to mobile phallic art...Two Wheels Are Better!!

Tuesday, 20 September 2011

Tuesday, 13 September 2011

Hill Climb Two wheels vs Four...Guess Which is Better?

So I am in Vegas (have I mentioned that already) and I am watching the Republican Presidential candidate debate last night (it was that or the same Thigh Master infomertial for the 100th time) and it struck me.....some things, like cars (and right wing political debate), are fundementally boring.

So I decided to try and think of a motor sport where cars might stand a chance of taking on two wheels  and providing a more interesting spectacle, I could think of none so I decided to ask a random American in the hotel bar (who turned out to be from Leeds).  He suggested that hill climbing was a sport where bikes could never be more exciting than cars.

So please take a look at the videos below and let me know if you agree with the chubby fake American from Leeds.

Dirt Bikes vs Hill

Push Bike vs Hill

Cars vs Hill

You see what I mean, there is no comparison, cars are truly boring and as with all things in life...Two Wheels are Better!

Also did you know that this man single handedly started the war in Iraq and is a known Goat Blower

Monday, 12 September 2011

Is this the tackiest Video in the world....Viva Las Vegas

This is my second morning in sunny Las Vegas and between bouts of jetlag and noise overload I have been searching for the perfect video to show the best of Vegas...on Two Wheels of course.

I searched for videos of great riding on Bootleg Canyon and of Choppers riding one of the many strips but nothing compared to this little beauty.

This one video captures all the tacky and gaudy beauty of Las Vegas and the fact that in the search for a buck they will do anything.

Think you can find anything more tacky than this I would love to see it and remember even in beautifully tacky Lass Vegas...Two Wheels are Better.

Friday, 9 September 2011

MTB vs Radio Controlled Plane

Sorry that I missed you yesterday, had boss can happen to the best of us.

So I thought I would make it up to you by doing something extra special this morning.  Then I had a peanut butter bagel and logged into SingleTrack and found this video and thought, sod em this is good enough for today.

Cove GSpot vs the Easystar FPV from BasqueMTB on Vimeo.

It is pretty cool, but I warn you the soundtrack is awful and I am still picking out the peanut butter from the bagel I smashed in there to block it.

I might post some rather nice crash video's later today so stay tuned and please do not forget that in every circumstance in life....Two Wheels are Better.

Wednesday, 7 September 2011

Dougie Lampkin vs Danny Macaskill plus a bit of nostalgia

Sitting with a  mate. in the pub, the other day we started discussing who was the most skilled and famous two wheeled rider in the world.

The biggest issue with this question is; should a rider who is very skilled at one discipline out rank a rider who has great skills across a range of riding styles.  It's a difficult question but, over several beers and a rather fine malt, we narrowed it down to two riders that we feel reflect the best of both.

My vote is for Dougie Lampkin, he is multi skilled and as this video below shows he can ride with and without engine and even without wheels....I believe he is the epitome of why two wheels are better.

My mate however disagrees and reckons that a pure breed single discipline rider is the only way to attain two wheeled perfection.  His candidate is...Danny Macaskill and he cites "Way Back Home" as the ultimate two wheeled movie.

We could decide on no clear winner before last orders so the question remains unresolved. What do you think, who is the god of two wheels?  

One thing we did agree on is that it is neither Charlie Boorman or Ewan McGregor.

We also found this just for a giggle and wish that Channel 5 would bring it back to TV

Remember people that Two Wheels are Better no matter who is riding (even Charlie Boorman).

Monday, 5 September 2011

Danny Hart smashes the downhill course at World Champs

Sorry, it has been a while since my last post, I was at Eurobike 2011; eating Schnitzel (mit pomme frites) and drinking a few Kleine Bierre.

There is only one thing that everyone is talking about at the moment, despite recently attending the worlds biggest bike show, and it is Danny Harts winning run at Champerey.

This is two wheels at it's best...

Well done Danny and to all the other Brits who filled out 4 of the top 10 places.

Also well done Josh Bryceland who wiped out (see video below) got back on his bike and still finished his run. That takes some balls of steel, we salute you Josh.

Remember...Two Wheels are Better