If this MTB video doesn’t make you want to ride your bike. Nothing will.
Does one of your colleagues have a standing desk? Maybe even a treadmill desk? Do they talk about how it’s adding years to their life, enhancing both productivity and the richness and clarity if their skin? Do they ask you about how uncomfortable it must be to sit all day? You want to wipe the smug superiority off their face once and for all? But not in a violent way. Too much at stake. This time it can’t be violent.
How about beating them at their own game. Rising above is for people who can’t compete. Show up at the office one day with this handmade bicycle desk that generates power — enough to run your computer or charge your phone, sure, but also enough to mill grain, churn your own butter, run an industrial sewing machine, or split a dang log.
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I have been thinking about this since I could think.
you cant find a price because you’re not meant to. You live in dystopia.You wont find any of the concepts you’ve been seeing everywhere. Only ugly designs are available. Where is the free market? we get concepts to fantasize about but never have access to the real thing.
loosecannoncop said: That’s not to say you can’t attempt to make it reality yourself. Why pay when you can learn how to do such things for free then make them for a fraction of the cost? Wouldn’t that be a huge step towards utopia?
exactly that’s why I mentioned that it could be made in a living room, if it can be pulled by a bike in the previous post. see utopians think alike. diy is optimal, but it would be really popular to the general public. and even less industrious people. Like a kit. Like if Ikea was run by Utopians instead of dystopians pretending to be Utopians. materials would be nontoxic, sturdy, with planned durability instead of obsolescence. and use universal parts one can get anywhere.
I would prefer to have this without having to actually make it.
I use Nike+ to track my runs (I was talked into it by a friend) and there’s a person in our group that always outruns us. I have hated her since I saw her beating my hard won miles, beating both me and my friend by at least 10 kilometers most of the time. Finally met and hung out with her today and realized that I am sometimes a competitive jerk and she’s probably one of the sweetest, nicest people I could ever lose to. That doesn’t mean that I won’t try and get her to injure herself just a bit so she has to take a week off so I can finally catch up and beat her…
I don’t know how it is in your country guys, but here, in Slovakia, the winter is definitely not coming. Hard to say if it is good or bad, but yesterdays run felt more like autumn and not winter.
Today was one of a handful of days it felt like a winter run here in Macedonia.