Three months update (ca. 1000km) on my first e-mtb

It took FOREVER for me to flip the switch and decide on my first e-mtb: Over a year – of more or less frustrating research and testing had passed (more here) – until I finally found what I was looking for. I decided for the Haibike “Dwnhll 9.0”. Haibike, is a brand that had never […]

I was robbed of my dream of of a GT free life

Wow… I notice lots of heated discussions, anger, hate… about the climate, about a protesting child (GT- the one who’s name shall not be spoken) and about our world being a terrible place… Maybe some of those angry people should go outside from time to time and enjoy the nature you are protesting for – […]

17 Reasons why Electric bicycle shopping is NO fun. And how I found what I was looking for…

The electric bycicle (e-bike) market keeps growing at progressive rates and is a bonanza for manufacturers and retailers alike. Most brands can’t produce fast enough and the media is full of praise about the technology development, the eco-side of things and of course the profits earned. At some point, the excitement caught on with me, […]

Attitude changes @ Boeing…?

This week’s developments in the Boeing crisis: Weak crisis management at Boeing showed in the lack of transparency and empathy, but more importantly, the publicly communicated strategy of trying to fix the 737 issues with “software” patches. What airlines and passengers were hoping to see, were sincere efforts to make the 737 Max safe, actual […]

Boeing… Boing Boing

After the earnings announcement this week, experts estimate that the 737 Max crisis has cost Boeing about a billion USD. Is that a “fair price to pay” for 346 lives lost and the arrogance and lack of empathy for the victims? Especially since the 2nd crash could have been avoided – if the first one […]

Notre Dame

Starting a new thread on the topic of the recent Notre Dame fire – there are some interesting observations in the aftermath of the catastrophe… News are feeding of bad things: catastrophes, crashes, violence, etc. Seldom enough there is some hope or a positive grain in the news – a positive element or outcome in […]

TRASH

For many of us, plastic-pollution of the oceans is one of the most gut wrenching topics of our time. We have seen heartbreaking photos of animals killed by swallowed plastic waste or strangled by beer-can nets. And most people are not just sitting back and complain – but actually do join cleaning crews that pick […]

Alexa, you slut…

Congratulations…, Amazon’s Alexa is not only bravely tolerating your abuse, it is also making sure that Amazon employees in Romanian chat rooms have something to laugh about: YOU. “When something like that happens, they may share the experience in the internal chat room as a way of relieving stress. Amazon says it has procedures in […]

Boeing crisis – Are 346 people dead because of “Business Decisions” @ Boeing?

So many questions… (Boeing) – Will there be a criminal investigation? Now that there are hundreds of people dead, families destroyed and everyone worried about air-travel? – have the cost savings and “cutting corners” been driven by greed or incompetence? – did the Boeing CEO really pocket a $30 million salary last year? – are the crashes caused by design flaws of the Boeing 737 Max? – is the over 40 years old design of the airframe up for today’s tasks? – have the pilots been trained sufficiently and are there simulators available for this aircraft? – Why did it take a 2nd crash for the world to wake up?- Who will ever (voluntarily…) enter a Boeing aircraft again?

lane splitting

I just read an article about lane splitting to become legal in Utah. And some funny comments about “jeleaus car drivers”  . Just go to France or Portugal and see how it’s done. Everyone daring enough to move on 2 wheels gets from A to B quickly and the drivers with 4 wheels are thankful […]