Flashback Friday: Seeing Double

Flashback Friday: Seeing Double

By Alex Chronopoulos

You’ll get the best views of the City from up there!

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Meet Eta, possibly the world’s fastest human-powered bike

A photo of the team’s previous research bike, Bluenose, that achieved 125 km/h last year at Battle Mountain (Photo Credit Tom Amick).

Meet Eta, the superbike of the future

Engineers hope their design will become the world’s fastest human-powered bike

Interview by Alex Chronopoulos

Photos courtesy of Cameron Robertson of AeroVelo

What’s cooler than a bike? Well, a “superbike,” of course! More specifically, one that will be able to travel at highway speeds and break the human-powered speed record at 134 km/h. That’s what AeroVelo‘s chief structuralist engineer, Cameron Robertson and chief aerodynamicist, Todd Reichert aim to do with their new project, Eta.

The aim is to break the record this fall at the World Human-Powered Speed Challenge in Battle Mountain, Nevada. The current record stands at 133.8 km/h. The team’s speedbike, Eta, is projected to hit speeds of 145 km/hr.

dandyhorse sat down with Robertson to discuss Eta, the science behind cycling and his personal biking habits. Here’s what he had to say:

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Revolutions in Sex Work: Legislating safety

Chanelle Gallant (left) and Monica Forrester are organizing a radical sex worker justice gathering this fall. Here they pose with some of the original (not-yet-demolished) buildings in Regent Park. This story is in our brand new issue of dandyhorse.

Revolutions in Sex Work

Legislating safety: something cyclists can understand

Story by Tammy Thorne, Photos by Claire McFarlane

“How many sex workers does it take to screw in a light bulb?” Monica Forrester and Chanelle Gallant look at each other and reply cheerfully in unison: “Depends how much money you have!”

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Flashback Friday: Mapping the future of bike lanes in Montreal c. 1897

Bicycle map of the Island of Montreal and surrounding districts, 1897.

Flashback Friday: Mapping the future of bike lanes

By Alex Chronopoulos

It’s no wonder Montréal is a leading bike city; they’ve been planning since 1897.

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Bike Plans in Other Cities: Amsterdam, Calgary and Chicago

Photo of bikes parked in Amsterdam by Alex RK/Flickr.

Bike Plans in Other Cities: Amsterdam, Calgary and Chicago 

by Alex Chronopoulos

In homage to our BRAND NEW bike plan election issue of dandyhorse we decided to write about other cities’ bike plans to explore new ideas that could work for Toronto’s soon-to-be refurbished bike plan.

This is the third in our series “Bike Plans in Other Cities.”

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