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Cardboard Bike Helmets!

cardboardBy Peter Sucui (bikeradar.com)

Much is made today with carbon fiber, but this year the hot new material might be one that was first patented back in 1856 in England. Known as corrugated or pleated paper, it is more commonly known as cardboard.

Earlier this year we saw a $20 cardboard bike and now a student at the Royal College of Art in London has devised a cycling helmet that made of cardboard.

Called the Kranium, the cardboard helmet promises to absorb the energy of a crash and protect the wearer.

First a little clarification on cardboard. The material used by designer Anirudha Surabhi is actually corrugated fiberboard, which is the paper-based material that consists of a fluted corrugated sheet and one or two flat inner boards. While this is widely known to many as

Jumpers, Snow Globes, Adult Onesies With Drop Seats..........

bentoweronesieYesterday, we posted practical, non-ostentatious gift ideas for the male members of Team Minnesota. Today, we share our suggestions for the women. We

Pampers, Gorp & Guitar Picks...

pigCHRISTMAS STUFF...

The MTN Guys are lumpy with Christmassy goodwill like an anaconda who just devoured the newly discovered Amazonian wild pig known as the Giant Peccary (photo L). If we had lots of money, we

Understanding Refueling...

hummusHow to Refuel After a Hard Workout

By Nancy Clark

For Active.com

What's best to eat for recovery after a hard workout?

That's what marathoners, body builders, and fitness exercisers alike repeatedly ask. They read ads for commercial recovery foods that demand a three to one ratio of carbs to protein, tout the benefits of a proprietary formula, or emphasize immediate consumption the minute you stop exercising.

While these ads offer an element of truth, consumers beware: engineered recovery foods are not more effective than standard foods. The purpose of this article is to educate you, a hungry athlete, about how to choose an optimal recovery diet....

Post-Season Pigging Out...

pigBy Matt Fitzgerald (for triathlon.competitor.com)

How should your eating habits change with the race season now behind you?

Most North American triathletes have now completed their last triathlon of 2012. In most cases that means they

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