Posts Tagged ‘winter’
  • LED shortcoming: Traffic lights in Chicago not hot enough to melt snow build up. Accidents on the rise.
    by Mike
    Posted December 16th, 2009 at 8:52 am
    Energy efficient traffic lights seem like one of the best ways to save local governments significant amounts of money of the course of 5, 10, or more years. The lights which often use LED technology are much less demanding on the power grid which in turn means more money for other things. But there's one side effect many have overlooked. Heat output. Remember, the higher the heat output of a light, the more energy is being wasted. That's all fie and dandy for indoor lighting or lighting ...
  • North Legion SMX Snow Bike: The coolest way to experience the slopes.
    by Mike
    Posted December 11th, 2009 at 10:04 am
    Skis are so 1970's. Snowboards are out too. What in this day and age is cool for the slopes and won't leave you looking like a lost and aging poser? The North Legion SMX Snow Bike. While those around you will still be slippin' and slidin' around on traditional old school snow travel methods, you can wow spectators and garner gawkers from all around with your snow bike. Essentially a custom bike frame attached to 3 skis, the Snow Bike makes traveling the vast snow covered hills and mountain...
  • A sled on attached to your ass: Snow Shorts!
    by Mike
    Posted October 15th, 2009 at 10:05 am
    After hanging all of your grenade ornaments, why not venture outside into the white fluffy stuff and embrace all that which winter and coldness is about. First, you'll need to choose your sled. From the classic wooden toboggans to newer composite speed sleds, it doesn't really matter what you choose as you're going to be at the bottom of a hill regardless. When you were a kid, did you ever try to go down on your back end only to quickly realize that (1) it hurt and (2) your ass isn't exactly ...
  • Celebrate this Christmas with a bang: The Hand Grenade Ornament.
    by Mike
    Posted October 15th, 2009 at 6:40 am
    Fond memories of Grandma's cookies, the sweet smell of gingerbread cookies, and the overall mood that falls over the Christmas season brings many adults back to a simpler, younger time in their lives. Some may want to keep the memories as they are, only reliving them with their new families as they grow older. Though some will be tired of the same and instead seek out change. Perhaps you're the type that remembers all of the jollies of the cold winter months when a whiff of ever so sweet gun ...
  • Show the Yukon who’s boss with the Columbia Bugathermo heated, rechargable boots.
    by Mike
    Posted October 5th, 2009 at 5:58 am
    Freezing to death doesn't sound like a good way to go. You know...shivering and feeling yourself slowly getting rigid as the mercury falls just seems like a bad deal all around. Heck, even losing a foot to frost bite will instantly turn a good day bad. But what if you could be more proactive in your arctic adventures? Sure you have special sleeping bags, tents, and....fire, but what about something that will protect one of your most often used yet under appreciated extremities? The Columbia...
  • Keep your noggin warm and your ear drums thumpin’ with the iHat
    by Mike
    Posted September 1st, 2009 at 1:06 pm
    Winter time can pose certain complications for gadget wearing foe. For example, while many walkers wear ear buds as their audio ear input of choice, easily slipping under most headwear, some prefer larger, more bulky styles. Obviously, these larger styles don't always fit under headwear or simply look incredibly dorky. Thankfully a solution has entered into the arena by way of the iHat. Now I know the iHat is not the first contestant to vie for your hard earned cash in this niche, however,...
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