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Hövding Airbag for Cyclists
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The Swedes have come up with a bicycle helmet that will let you ride with wind blowing through your hair but, in case of a crash, inflates like a car airbag and covers your head. You place a nylon collar around your neck – it zips up – and the USB-rechargeable battery lasts for 18 hours of cycling. When the sensors detect an impact, the airbag inflates in the shape of your cranium. The Hövding website has posted a fascinating video of a stunt cyclist. The only downside – aside from the hefty price tag – is that the Hövding is good for one crash only.
Lonely Planet’s “Stuff You Should Never Take on a Trip”
Lonely Planet writer Leif Pettersen, who apparently likes to travel light and is a mite fussy, weighs in on what not to bring:
1. More than one suitcase
3. Full-size pillows
4. Hairdryers/curling irons
6. More than two pair of shoes
8. Over-sized souvenirs
Ultrarunner Dakota Jones on irunfar.com: “I’m certainly proud of my ability to run far, but it doesn’t mean running is better than backpacking. It’s not like most of those backpackers couldn’t do the kind of running I do. A lot of them, in fact, are probably out there in such style for a specific reason.”
Compiled by Sam McManisfirstname.lastname@example.org