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Electric Bikes #1

Daniel Dhers, a professional BMX rider from the US, tests Daimler’s Red Dot Design Award winning brandnew smart electric bike and discovers that you can have as much fun with it, as with a regular BMX bike – or maybe even more. The test is set in Barcelona and the viewer experiences the most exciting spots of the city from a professional biker´s perspective.

Here is another picture:

According to a review on treehugger.com it works like:

The rider of the smart ebike decides how much power he wants the electric motor to deliver to support his muscle power by pressing a button on the handlebar. There is a choice of four power levels with the fourth level providing maximum pushing power. Depending on the power level selected and the manner of cycling a battery charge can last for up to 100 kilometres.

With 423 Wh the lithium-ion battery is one of the most powerful batteries in the competitive environment. It has been attractively integrated in the frame of the smart ebike. The portable battery can be charged either at a normal socket or whilst riding, with the latter offering advantages in terms of cost and the environment. The wheel hub motor becomes as a generator when the rider brakes. The braking energy is recuperated, i.e. it is converted into electrical energy and stored in the smart ebike’s lithium-ion battery. (source)

Dezember 2011

Vienna, 12/2011
relaxed time in Vienna – one of the best cities in europe for …errm… relaxing.

highlights: kimchi nabe and lots of drinks with friends, some d&b parties, karaoke at ramien bar, buying a present and some beers at a little graffiti art exhibition by NYCHOS and then back home to celebrate xmas with my family.

favourite and cheapest way of travelling from stuttgart <> vienna:
4x carsharing + 1 x shared train group-ticket via –>mitfahrgelegenheit.de

>>> Germany, 2011

04/12/11
“…i’d call that an epic weekend…first party at theloft and one for the road till after 6am in vienna to have a waving good bye do for my mate CRIPO. something you could call “sleep” and then off to travel down to germany to play some dancefloor smashers at a former police station turned into a hackerspace turned into a hacker’s club night. mate cocktails and prosecco…proper pa and lights…killer tunes…oh and the hell’s angels had their anniversary bash next door…and a u bahn train derailed in front of the house too > weird. 😀    ”   as posted on fb

MERRY CRISIS by Niels Shoe Meulman

24/12/2011
we had a nice christmas 2011 round – with almost all of my siblings and mum.
hello everyone – it has been a while…  🙂

25/12/2011

R.I.P. Dad (1954~2011)

Death is a part of all our lives. Whether we like it or not, it is bound to happen. Instead of avoiding thinking about it, it is better to understand its meaning. We all have the same body, the same human flesh, and therefore we will all die. There is a big difference, of course, between natural death and accidental death, but basically death will come sooner or later. If from the beginning your attitude is ‘Yes, death is part of our lives,’ then it may be easier to face.     Dalai Lama

All men and women are born, live, suffer and die; what distinguishes us one from another is our dreams, whether they be dreams about worldly or unworldly things, and what we do to make them come about… We do not choose to be born. We do not choose our parents. We do not choose our historical epoch, the country of our birth, or the immediate circumstances of our upbringing. We do not, most of us, choose to die; nor do we choose the time and conditions of our death. But within this realm of choicelessness,
we do choose how we live.
     Joseph Epstein

Last days in London

Here’s a quick update.
After i postponed leaving London for nearly more than 2 months since i moved out in August i staid with friends and fellow hackers crashing at couches and beanbags around london. Spreading the Club-Mate Virus in London and helping out the VAST Crew with some promoting kept me busy as well as trying to live a more minimalistic lifestyle and get rid of more of my stuff. i thought that would be easier! 😛

Just yesterday i finished selling things on a jumble sale and made a bit extra cash but still…not all gone. i guess i will donate/chuck away most of the things left.

last things to do in london:

sort out bank stuff, pay some bills and have some leaving drinks with my best mates.

next: take a coach with national express back to germany on wednesday.

looking forward to travel again! 🙂

Brighton Mini Makerfaire 2011 Day#2

Had a massive day in brighton at the brighton mini makerfaire with more than 5000 visitors including stalls by london hackspace, blipbox, mad lab manchester and build brighton hackers + many more…

sold some Club Mate to the crowd of hackers, makers and visitors.

had nice vegan spicy daal for lunch at infinity foods cafe nearby.

later some after faire pints at the evening star and at the after party in the brunswick.
crashed for a nap at the skiff – home of the brighton hackspace.
going back to london tomorrow.

Brighton Mini Makerfaire 2011

This evening i’m heading off to Brighton again…my favourite place to escape when i have a bit enough of london.

And tomorrow i will visit the brighton mini makerfaire and hang out with some really cool people from the london hackspace, blipbox maker rebel hq, mad lab manchester and the build brighton doing some promotion for Club Mate amongst the loyal crowd of hackers and makers.

More updates tomorrow…