Unfortunately Cyclists May Need The 7-Camera Helmet Of Justice From Chaotic Moon.

The Helmet of Justice - Chaotic MoonAt one point, every cyclist will have some sort of run in with a car and its road-entitled driver. And in a worst case scenario, some of those cyclists will be hit by a car. Being able to remember what color and type of car struck you is next to impossible when you’re in a daze trying to figure out what just happened. That’s where the Helmet of Justice from Chaotic Moon comes in. It’s kind of a black box for cyclists and here’s a description of the Helmet of Justice from Fast Co.Exist:

“The seven mini-cameras, secured in the helmet’s air vents with a layer of foam, record video at 30 frames per second with a resolution of 720×480 (that will be upgraded in the next version). They provide a 360-degree view of an accident as it happens. All of the core data is saved in a detachable USB drive integrated into the helmet.”

The Helmet of Justice may not change the way aggressive drivers interact with cyclists but it will help hold them accountable for their actions. [Fast Co.Exist]

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Orp: Loud Dual-Tone Bike Horn And LED Light.

ORP - LED Light and Dual-Mode Bicycle HornOrp might be the perfect bike accessory. It’s a USB rechargeable, waterproof LED beacon light and dual-tone bicycle horn that should find a home with cyclist. Orp’s 87 lumens LED light works in three modes – slow strobe, fast strobe and constant on – and its integrated horn can go from an “on your left” 76 db to a “you in the car, wake up” 96 db.

Orp’s creators, Tory Orzeck and his team in Portland, are now looking for funding on Kickstarter. A $45 donation will get you an Orp that will eventually retail for $49.95. [Core77]


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Riding The “Beastie,” The Flying Scotsman Hopes To Cycle Past 100 MPH On A Flat Surface.

Graeme Obree, The Flying Scotsman, on the Beastie cycle.World-class Scottish cyclist Graeme Obree hopes to not only eclipse the human-powered land speed record on a flat surface (83 MPH) but he also wants to cross the 100 MPH mark. Mr. Obree, aka The Flying Scotsman, is building his aerodynamic “Beastie” bike himself in his kitchen and hopes to break the record on a runway in the UK. Jubbling wishes Mr. Obree luck in his quest for the record and for shining the spotlight on cycling even if it’s extreme. But looking at the Beastie and how he will ride it at that speed and in the prone position, we’re not sure this is going to end up well. [Gizmag]

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Reality Sucks Advertisement From General Motors

General Motor’s Reality Sucks ad showing the cyclist shielding his face in embarrassment for cycling instead of driving is pretty funny. What isn’t captured or explained in the ad is that the cyclist is wearing crotchless biking pants and the woman in the car is his mother. So don’t get upset cyclists, here’s your motivation to bike more and you can thank General Motors for that. Stop Pedaling and Start Driving Advertisement From General Motors
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