Riding a bike around is generally seen as a great way to get some exercise in while you’re on the go. As you pedal your way to your destination you may get hungry, so wouldn’t it be nice to have a meal cooking on your bike so you’re ready to eat once you stop? Mathias Hintermann, a Switzerland native living in LA, has come up with a bike accessory that will do just that.
The Backbrat is a small grill attachment that to fits on the back of your bike and will accommodate four regular sized brats, thüringers, or frankfurters all while being made to withstand the potholes you may encounter on your journey. Since the grill cooks with charcoal, you don’t need to worry about the dangers of peddling with an explosive tank of gas towards your rear… unless of course you eat a few greasy sausages before you make the trip.
Hintermann plans to target the German market, which is known for loving their share of sausage and cycling. He figures his bike can take advantage of two growing trends in the country… group cycling and grilling out at the park. You could of course wait until you arrive to fire up the grill, but it is much more efficient to get a head start as you pedal away, and we know how the Germans like to be efficient.
Source: Mathias Hintermann
Photos by Mathias Hintermann
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Are you bored of the ordinary boat ride on the lake or moving along the bay slowly in a duffy boat?
Hey, here are some other options, some quite exotic perhaps, but fun!
German designer Daniel Straub came up with the cool invention of a mobile home that turns into a boat. It won’t transport you any faster than the options above, but it’s more fun and will definitely be a ‘head turner’ on your next trip. A prototype has already been manufactured of the ‘Sealander’ and it should be in production this year. (seen in Scientific American)
If you like to play ‘Hide & Seek’, then this submarine speedboat is for you. A scare on the water the ultrafast ‘Seabreacher Y’ by the Innespace company is a submersible speedboat in the shape of a dolphin or a shark that can even “breach” 16 feet out of the water! (seen in Scientific American)
Last, Hammacher Schlemmer’s Barbacue Dining Boat is the perfect boat model for someone who loves to go fishing and have a dinner party with his catch of the day right there on the boat. No need to go on land and throw on the grill, the 24-inch charcoal grill is right there on the boat, in the center of the floating vessel! (seen in The Week)
To top these cool outings on the water be sure to have the right outfit to go with it. Kusa Sandals might just be the right accessory to start off a conversation. Instead of walking on cloud nine you will be walking on grass.
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Jetzt ist’s bald so weit! Das Oktoberfest 2010 in Muenchen zaehlt die Tage bis zur Eroeffnung: 4 Tage und 0 Stunden und 59 Minuten bis das 177. Oktoberfest mit einem feierlichen Einzug die Tore oeffnen wird.
Wer mehr ueber das Oktoberfest erfahren moechte und den Eroeffnungs zeremonien beiwohnen moechte, findet auf www.oktoberfest.de die neuesten Updates. Die Oktoberfest webcam kann uns ‘Kaliforniern’ zumindest das Gefuehl geben wir sind ein wenig live dabei…
Fuer eine Liste mit verschiedenen Oktoberfest Feierlichkeiten hier in Kalifornien, click on the following link: “Celebrate Oktoberfest in the Area“
I know summer is almost over but…have you heard of the wearable towel and the tan-through swimwear? I read about it in “The Week”, actually a while ago, but just came across these articles again today.
While the designs and styles for the revolutionary swimwear seem actually quite attractive, I am not so sure about the wearable towel…
Also, having no tan lines sounds somewhat promising I must admit, at second thought, what about sunburns??
I guess I’ ll catch my last sunrays of summer with a traditional bikini and I am sure will be just as happy.