bike locks are all well and good, but if you really want to keep your bike protected, you need to outfit it with a BikeSpike ($150 and up). This small accessory attaches to your bike via a custom water bottle holder, and packs a GPS chipset, cellular antenna, and accelerometer into its small black body. Thanks to all that tech, you can monitor your ride’s location using a phone or computer, digitally “lock” your bike and get a push notification if it’s moved/tampered with, automatically alert contacts in the event of a collision, and monitor stats like distance, speed, and favorite courses. Just think of it as a combination Find My iPhone/Nike+ for your bike. SourceBikeSpike
Located in the East River and bordered by Manhattan, Queens and the Bronx, the isle has recently undergone major renovations with more planned or underway. While it’s not as bucolic as Governors Island—the RFK Bridge cuts right through it so you never forget you’re in the city—Randall’s Island offers many kids’ attractions like mini golf, Sports fields, batting cages and a playground, so it’s a great place for families to explore.
Previously owned by the Randel family, the 480-acre isle was purchased by the City of New York in 1835 and the Parks & Recreation Department took control in 1933. Since then, Randall’s Island has hosted countless sporting events and many notable concerts, like the New York Rock Festival in the summer of 1970 (featuring Jimi Hendrix) and Lollapalooza in 1994.
Today, Randall’s Island boasts more than 60 sports fields, which account for over half of all fields in Manhattan. You’ll find fields for baseball and softball, lacrosse, soccer, rugby and football (although many require a permit for use), plus Sportime, a state-of-the-art tennis complex and Randall’s Island Golf & Sports Center, which offers mini golf and batting cages. There’s also the 5,000-seat Icahn Stadium, which hosts local, national and international track and field events, even Olympic training and trials.
If you’re just looking for a place to relax for an afternoon, you can picnic on the open grassy lawns or lounge by the water and enjoy views of East Harlem, Astoria or the South Bronx, depending on where you’re sitting. There are lovelylandscaped areas and themed gardens to explore and designated barbeque areas. It’s best to bring your own lunch as food trucks are rare and the sole restaurant is the Courtside Cafe in the Sportime tennis center.
For cyclists, waterfront bicycle and pedestrian paths already circle most of the island. Just this April, the Hell Gate Pathway was completed.
Randall’s Island also hosts frequent events like outdoor concerts, art exhibitions and sporting events, some free, like FLOW.12, an environmental art exhibition on the shoreline, others requiring admission. In the past, Cirque du Soleil has pitched its tent here and Check its calendar for a complete schedule.
If you’re driving, Randall’s Island is easily accessible from Manhattan, Queens and the Bronx via the RFK Bridge. The M35 bus on 125th Street also goes to the isle. You can also walk or bike to the isle via the recently reopened 103rd Street Footbridge. Another pedestrian bridge connecting the island to the South Bronx is slated to open in 2013. Check the website for complete directions.
Find more seasonal activities in our Summer Fun Guide.
Keep it in your drawers! Covert is a universal lock that is easy to install and use. the magnetic latch locks drawers closed and stays out of sight, so only you know it’s there. Use it in dorm rooms and other places where you can’t damage furniture.
-Comes with adhesive tape and screws, for temporary and permanent mounting options
-Magnetic latch comes in 2 pieces
-Smooth sliding latch makes it easy to lock and unlock your drawer
Price, qty and features subject to change during production process.
via quirky – Covert.
- Additional Details
- Fit: See Size Chart
- Gender: Men
- Includes: Top, Bottom, Dress Shirt, Tie
- Made Of: 80% silk, 20% Cotton
- Weight: 0.46 lbs
Iron Purple/Grey Combo
The Suitjama is manufactured from 80% pure silk and blended with 20% cotton for improved comfort and breathability you’re sure to be dressed for success all the time. These Suitjamas will make you more appealing to women, more successful at home and the office, and generally make you more awesome in every way.
This set includes:
1 Silk/Cotton Suitjama top
1 Silk/Cotton Suitjama bottom
1 Silk/Cotton Suitjama dress shirt
1 Silk/Cotton Suitjama tie
- Incredibly burly yet sleek and racy alloy frame with performance geo designed for high-speed riding with tapered head tube, fully-integrated down tube battery, internal routing, thru-axle dropouts and full fender/rack mounts.
- Oversized alloy fork with tapered 1-1/8″ to 1-1/2″ steerer and Q15 thru-axle dropout is strong and responsive—even at 45kph.
- Magura MT carbon hydraulic brakes with carbon levers/clamps and 180mm rotors provide huge braking power and great modulation; provide regenerative charge to battery when engaged.
- Direct Drive rear hub motor provides uber efficient power directly where it counts—at the rear wheel—for maximum push and efficiency at both full Turbo speed and on slow hill climbs.
- Wireless interface unit with illuminated display to show assist level, battery status, light on/off switch as well as normal bike computer features like speed, time and distance. Illuminated grip remote switch to adjust power level.
- Finest quality Li-Ion battery, optimized for our specific motor, pulls maximum power from each cell for outstanding performance and highest efficiency; 342Wh capacity, specific internal cooling system, superfast charging times.
Study the keeping of time and you’ll soon realise that methods for keeping track of the multitudinous moments that tick by before we all drop off this mortal coil are as many as they are varied. Which is all good and well, but what’s the best way of accurately measuring time if you are a biker? You can’t see a wristwatch under your leathers and take it from me, using radioactive isotopes to power your handle bar-mounted atomic clock really isn’t a good idea – the judge said I may never get off that !@#$%^&* terrorist watch list. But never fear, for I have found a way to measure biker time so accurately you’ll never need a watch again. How? It’s easy! You just need to note the time that has elapsed between two cool Harleys that are rolled through the out door at DP customs and divide by 60 to get a perfectly accurate 1 second measurement. why? Because that’s just about how often they’ve been managing to produce their superb new creations. At this rate, every Arizonian man, woman and child will be riding an DP Customs Ironhead by this time next year. Best get your ear plugs now before stocks run out.
Here’s Jarrod. “Our shop is in New River Arizona, but we haven’t had a local customer since the cows came home. That is, until we met a dude named Scott Brown at a bike Night late last year. He told us a story about how he was born in 1973, how all people born that year are very cool (of course I agreed with him, since I was also born in ’73), and that he wanted to build a bike in honor of his esteemed birth into the world of motorcycles. He said he liked DPC’s style and we were the ones who could help him realize his dream of creating Seventy Three. And it began…”
“He brought us an Ironhead Harley that was of the model year, well, you know… His requirements were few: It was to be really, REALLY black. With some hints of blue. It had to look mean. Roger that.”
“it was more crooked than Forrest Gump’s back,
and the welds looked like peppered bacon”
“The frame had already been hardtailed and raked. Once we scraped off all of the vintage grease and grime, however, we realized it was more crooked than Forrest Gump’s back, and the welds looked like peppered bacon. Justin hooked it up to the jig and had a chopping party that no one was allowed to attend. After fabbing and TIG welding the hell out of it, she was laser straight and the welds looked like the boys from Akrapovic had stopped by to help.”
“The bike had a bent shifter shaft. With these old right hand shift bikes, you’ve got go deep inside to replace it. It was worth the hard work though, as we also noticed the clutch had to be replaced. So we put in a new one while we were in the deep.”
“We used a black springer and powdercoated the cam cover, sprocket cover, primary cover and rocker boxes in satin black. Justin did his signature bitchin’ crossover exhaust, and perfectly followed the tips with the lines of the frame.”
“Our favorite part of this build is that we were able to stick with the ‘all black’ theme while mixing in the traditional bright colors that DPC is known for. The hint of white and blue on the matte finished tank blends perfectly with the bright blue wheels and the whitewall rear tire. Oh, and we’re proud of the ultra sano wiring throughout the bike and lack of clutter. It’s one mean looking machine! Scott was blown away when he saw it – in a cool way of course…”
Brand of Brothers – meet Justin Del Prado (left) and Jarrod Del Prado (right)
If you like what you see here, why not jump over to the official DP photographer’s website at strahmphoto.com to see more. And if that doesn’t satiate yr thirst for iron they watch this space, as Jarrod has informed me that he has a new cafe racer in the works. About time.