To the top of Shanghai Tower

Shanghai Tower. 650 meters off the ground. And apparently a great opportunity for urban exploring. Do not try this. Also if you have vertigo you might not want to watch this…

 

 

Check out the photos from the adventure on their 500px page.

-Martin

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Speed and Politics

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Fair warning this is a longer YouTube video (15 minutes) but it is so insightful it’s worth it. Set in Canada (but should resinate with American’s as well) it talks about something we are all familiar with. Speeding. But more than that, it talks about the absurdity of many speed limits and touches on the fact that sometimes the police don’t even know the law.

-Martin

GoPro. Emphasis on the Pro.

(c) 2012 GoPro

I was a happy and proud owner of a GoPro HD Hero. Then the Hero 2 came out. I was bummed that mine didn’t have the adjustable¬†field¬†of view but over all it was no big deal. Then Go Pro released the GoPro Hero 3 Black Edition and completely out did themselves.

Go Pros have always been good cameras but they are the extra camera. The video quality is good but you also have the excuse “well the camera is super small. What do you expect?” You can take that excuse and throw it out the window. The new camera is playing with the big boys now.

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Best way to get from NYC to LA? BMW M5!

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You may not know this but the best way to get from NYC to LA is in a 2000 BMW M5 (thats the E39 type for you petrol heads). It’s also a pretty fast way to get there. 31 hours 4 minutes to be exact.

Warning: Don’t try this at home!
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Have $7000? Buy a parasail!

When left to my own devices I dream up many crazy things to do with my life. Often they involve travel and more often than not they involve doing something that is out of the norm (after all who wants to do stuff that everyone and their mother does?). Enter Paramotoring. It’s basically like parachuting upside down.

First off you have a motor strapped to your back, start it up and defy gravity. Really the best way is just to see it.

When I travel I think I’m going to be packing this in my luggage for those times when I want to see the top of the mountain but I don’t feel like climbing.