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The Aether Journal is where we share out latest discoveries in outdoor adventure, urban exploration & innovative design.



DIY Project | Bicycle Sidecar

07/12/11 by: Michael van Vliet

DIY Project | Bicycle Sidecar

Michael van Vliet

While perusing through the DIY mecca Instructables, I came across this modish piece of badassery. A father in England decided to build a sidecar so he could transport his 3-year old son around the local bike paths. This is a huge improvement over the typical rear-mounted seats that offer your kids nothing but a...

While perusing through the DIY mecca Instructables, I came across this modish piece of...

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While perusing through the DIY mecca Instructables, I came across this modish piece of badassery. A father in England decided to build a sidecar so he could transport his 3-year old son around the local bike paths. This is a huge improvement over the typical rear-mounted seats that offer your kids nothing but a stunning view of your backside. With this setup, they’re out in the thick of it. Give them some aviator goggles and a scarf, and you’ll be off in style.

[via Instructables]

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Bucket List | Aerochuting

07/07/11 by: Michael van Vliet

Bucket List | Aerochuting

Michael van Vliet

One of the easier and safest ways to experience open cockpit flight is to take a ride in a powered parachute. Aerochutes of Australia has been helping flight-enthusiasts take to the skies since 1989. Founder Stephen Conte developed a dual-seater to allow instructors to accompany novices while they teach them the ropes.

One of the easier and safest ways to experience open cockpit flight is to...

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One of the easier and safest ways to experience open cockpit flight is to take a ride in a powered parachute. Aerochutes of Australia has been helping flight-enthusiasts take to the skies since 1989. Founder Stephen Conte developed a dual-seater to allow instructors to accompany novices while they teach them the ropes.

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Unicat | Ultimate Off-Road RV

07/06/11 by: Michael van Vliet

Unicat | Ultimate Off-Road RV

Michael van Vliet

After discovering the raw off-road might of the Russian Trekol, we were interested to see what America had to offer in terms of rugged go-anywhere vehicles. This brought us to Palo Alto-based UnicatAmerica and their extensive line of off-road RVs and rescue vehicles. This quote from founder Avi Meyers explains why he feels RVs...

After discovering the raw off-road might of the Russian Trekol, we were interested to...

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After discovering the raw off-road might of the Russian Trekol, we were interested to see what America had to offer in terms of rugged go-anywhere vehicles. This brought us to Palo Alto-based UnicatAmerica and their extensive line of off-road RVs and rescue vehicles. This quote from founder Avi Meyers explains why he feels RVs need to have all-wheel drive, 950 ft-lbs of torque, and a 2,000 mile fuel range.

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Aether Expedition | The Gateway Ride

07/01/11 by: Michael van Vliet

Aether Expedition | The Gateway Ride

Michael van Vliet

No sooner did we return home from our first Rawhyde Adventure did we start planning our next trip. Our mentor and good friend Raphael came up with a route that would take us through the Los Padres National Forest and spit us out just north of Santa Barbara. We’d stay the night there, and...

No sooner did we return home from our first Rawhyde Adventure did we start...

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No sooner did we return home from our first Rawhyde Adventure did we start planning our next trip. Our mentor and good friend Raphael came up with a route that would take us through the Los Padres National Forest and spit us out just north of Santa Barbara. We’d stay the night there, and then hook up with a crest trail that runs south along the coast. A nice mix of “dirt and twisties” as Raphael put it.

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