Slack Randoms: World Cup speeding fines, Aaron Gwin’s house tour, Jet Pack mountain rescues, and more.

We use Slack as a workplace communication tool at Pinkbike and we have a #random channel that we use to share an assortment of videos and stories from all corners of the cycling world and beyond… We thought a few moments from the past week were too good not to share with an audience wider, so here are some of the highlights.

Nove Mesto Fines for speeding

Ahead of this weekend’s races at Nove Mesto, the UCI has issued a warning to teams and the media after a number of cars heading into the event were caught speeding. It looks like the runners aren’t the only ones going fast this week.


Specialized pins new Cactus carrying e-bikes to Globe brand
Specialized has hinted at a new line of e-bikes under the Globe brand. Previously, Globe had been used to sell city bikes, but now it looks like Specialized is planning to make e-bikes carry a whole load of cacti, the bikes’ perfect companion.
Specialized’s goal is to harness the power of the bike to move the planet forward. Globe will help us deliver on that promise in a new and more accessible way. Specialized


Aaron Gwin Edition MTB Cradles
great quotes I decided to do a last minute video tour before leaving our California home. We will miss this place very much but we look forward to what lies ahead. Hope you enjoy the visit. Dream big! Aaron Gvin


Are Jet Packs the future of mountain rescue?
great quotes We have proven that you can scale a Lake District mountain (3100ft Helveylln) in 3 minutes 30 seconds, despite very poor visibility that would have grounded a HEMS helicopter. Mountain Rescue’s on-foot response typically takes over 70 minutes. The route was 1.2 miles and 2200 feet of elevation gain.

This is the latest in a series of paramedic response exercises aimed at proving the ability, alongside training real paramedics, to provide first response intensive care in hard-to-reach geographic areas. Cardiac, respiratory or blood loss cases are urgent and require rapid stabilization to buy time for evacuation. This system, similar to the rapid response of a motorcycle paramedic in an urban setting, will mean the difference between life and death for many critical cases.

Gravity Industries


The “world’s first” wingsuit zip line
This week we have another world first for Slack Randoms with this attempt at the new sport of wingsuit ziplining.
8 Wild Red Bull Flutag Landings
great quotes Red Bull Flugtag is a flight contest like no other, where amateur teams try to fly their homemade machines through the air and compete for glory. In addition to trying to fly as far as possible, teams must also make a splash with the judges and are evaluated on their creativity, showmanship and design acumen. But it’s basically a rule of physics: what goes up must also come down! We’ve rounded up 8 of the wildest Red Bull Flugtag landings Red Bull


Who needs chains?
Julien Neves is back with another wild comp with this direct take specialist. The upper somehow manages not to look as weird as some of the setups we saw in Albstadt last week.



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