"Despite a career of world-firsts in endurance cycling expeditions, Shimano ambassador Mark Beaumont, the current round-the-world record holder, had never competed in anything other than what amounts to very extreme solo time trials. This summer though, for the first time in his career, he entered a race. And not just any race, arguably the toughest endurance race in the UK, GBDURO. "
Much like the Wilhelm Scream and it's continued use in films, the cult anime film, Akira, has it's own share of homages. The film broke the mould for what was possible in animation, and at the time was by far the most expensive anime film to be made. I remember seeing it as one of the few films I'd seen in a cinema around 1993. Most notably the motorbike slide has become a animation staple with many trying to get it as close to the original as possible.
Scary and sad...and slightly hilarious. Apparently Prince was killed because he was about to out Hillary Clinton as a child eating murderer!
From "Channel 5 with Andrew Callaghan", formerly All Brakes No Gas.
Riding the Second City Divide gravel route: 600km from Manchester to Glasgow. Amazing ride. First proper outing since Covid lockdowns. I forgot to take a camera charger so I only have sparing video of the first half....I'll just have to do it again sometime.
Derek Muller goes inside the pod of a propeller craft to test the claims of its inventors that it can go faster than the wind — something that many say should not be possible.
A pretty fun route I did. Took the borders railway out from Edinburgh to the last stop; Tweedbank. Then cycled back to Edinburgh via North Berwick and the coast.