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An Australian man was cruising up a hill on his electric road bike (a modified Pinarello Dogma F8, for the bike nerds out there) when the battery caught fire and exploded, resulting in a small bush fire on the side of the road. The bike, while not electric in its stock configuration, was modified with an electric hub motor rear wheel, according to Forbes.
The rider attempted to put out the fire himself, but was forced to back off when the CO2 cartridges in his saddle bag overheated and started exploding. In the video, the carbon frame appears completely melted from the heat. A passing fire truck eventually put out the blaze, and the rider was treated for minor burns.
Michael Jantze You're finally out and about on your bike. The snow is long gone and your local trail police say it's dry enough to ride. As you pedal along, re-acquainting yourself with skills that lay dormant for several months, you might spot a few rare, early-season MTB creatures.#1: The New Leaf Yayyyy! He’s getting fit! He’s in the woods! His reflectors are shattered, his derailleur wrapped around the chainstay, and his rear tire is flat! You’ll know him by his jeans shorts,
A San Francisco accounting firm reported Friday that one of their newest employees — an ex ski bum — had officially burnt out after three days on the job and told numerous clients to do their own taxes. The stress boiled over when newly-minted accountant and ex-dirtbag Ryan Rogers, 31, received a brand new stack of tax documents to review at approximately 4:45 p.m. Friday, just before the weekend. Having followed the snow forecast in eager anticipation for multiple weeks, the overworked
As fall fades and snow paints the landscape, countless mountain folk begin to feel the existential tug of winter. But there’s one type of outdoor enthusiast who’s commitment trumps all the rest. Masters of the art of discomfort, these individuals are known by many names: vagrant, gypsy, transient, bohemian, but most of the time, these restless wanderers prefer their given moniker: The Dirtbag. Styling out destitution like a badge of honor, poverty hasn’t looked this good since the Buddha