Cycling Bear

Contest Info

  • Started: 5/6/2011 09:00
  • Ended: 5/10/2011 17:00
  • Level: advanced
  • Entries: 33
  • Jackpot:
  • FN Advanced 1st Place $5
  • FN Advanced 2nd Place $3
  • FN Advanced 3rd Place $2
  • FN Advanced 4th Place $1
Cycling Bear
Contest Directions: This Friday we continue our freaking experiment with provided source images.
Photoshop this cycling bear image (image credit mandiberg) any way you wish. Some examples are - dressing up this cycling bear clown, making him ride other bikes, making the cycling bear perform some stunts, designing a poster with the cycling bear clown, putting this cycling clown into some new environment, movies, paintings, etc. These are just some ideas.

Contest Info

    • Started: 5/6/2011 09:00
    • Ended: 5/10/2011 17:00
    • Level: advanced
    • Entries: 33
    • Jackpot:
    • FN Advanced 1st Place $5
    • FN Advanced 2nd Place $3
    • FN Advanced 3rd Place $2
    • FN Advanced 4th Place $1
33 pictures
  • Bear Baby Delivery in Operating Room

    Bear Baby Delivery in Operating Room
  • Bear Hunter

    Bear Hunter
  • Paul Teutul Sr American Chopper

    Paul Teutul Sr American Chopper
  • Cute Plushie Fluffy Dragon

    Cute Plushie Fluffy Dragon
  • Bear Cycling Back from Work

    Bear Cycling Back from Work
  • Bear Wearing a Rocket Pack

    Bear Wearing a Rocket Pack
  • Bear Taking a Sunday Drive

    Bear Taking a Sunday Drive
  • Charlie Sheen's Angels in Bear Costumes

    Charlie Sheen's Angels in Bear Costumes
  • Polar Bear Leaving Home on a Bike

    Polar Bear Leaving Home on a Bike
  • Russian Bear & the Victory Day

    Russian Bear & the Victory Day
33 image entries
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This contest is fueled by the following news: Cycling safety issues: According to one study, cycling is the most dangerous form of leisure sport in the US. This is primarily due to the fact, that cyclists started using the roads for cycling but not the side walks as before. Collisions of cyclists with cars are reason for 20% of all accidents and about 90% of accidents end in a tragedy. In such cases, most often the cyclist's face and head get injured. If the cyclist is using a special helmet, then he reduces the likelihood of death by fifty percent in the event of a serious accident. Riding a bicycle late in the evening and at night is particularly dangerous, because the cyclist may not notice an approaching vehicle or the vehicle driver may not notice the cyclist on a poorly illuminated street. In many states of the USA, it is a mandatory requirement for cyclists to use special night reflectors not only in the front or rear side of the bicycle but also on the sides. Studies indicated that vehicle drivers do not respond to small lights till they realize what the lights mean. Therefore, while riding a bicycle late in the evening, it is necessary to have a good powerful lamp and it is also better to wear a white sweater or shirt, which is visible from a far distance. It is very easy to adapt cycling to individual abilities and demands of the body: cyclist can complete a light ride on flat surface or rush at full speed on rugged terrain. Cycling is safe for practically everyone except those with serious heart disease. Procedural recommendations: "If cycling is taken up for health purposes, then it is necessary do it at least three times a week for a minimum of 30 minutes continuously, with a heart rate of 60% from maximum - considers A. Ryan. - Riding at higher intensity tires the cyclist more quickly than performing an entire planned load". Fixed bicycles: Can you ride a bicycle in winter? Or practice if you slightly damaged your elbow while playing tennis? You want to do cycling but reluctant to come out of the house? Then, use a fixed bicycle (exercise bicycle or trainer). Training on them gives the same effect and will have the same influence on the cardiovascular and muscular systems as in the case of riding a bicycle for same time period. In this case, since the muscles are working at different angles and at a varied stress than in other sports, one can often use a trainer, if for some reasons, he/she cannot practice the selected sport type. This helps in maintaining a high level of fitness and achieve good effectiveness without reaching the pain threshold. One can train on the trainer while watching a TV or even while reading. As a rule, a good trainer is very stable. It has varying resistances, moreover, as a rule, such trainers have attachments, which register the revolutions per minute, speed and distance covered. Training principles on the trainer are the same as in the case of riding a bicycle. It is necessary to work on the trainer for at least 30 minutes (one hour is optimal) with a pulse rate of 60% at a maximum and three times a week. Since there is no wind resistance in the premises, one can train at a speed of 48 km/hr and yet, the pulse rate will not reach 55% of its maximum. First, do one of the universal warm-ups and then prepare the heart to work by working out on the pedals with minimum resistance. Then, increase the resistance till you start breathing heavily while training. When you feel to have found a second wind, once again slightly increase the resistance to the maintain heart rate at a given value. Continue pedalling while sweating and panting for 30 minutes. The warm-up should consist of 5 minutes of easy pedalling with little resistance. If one wishes to prepare yourself better for summer trips by performing interval training, then in the first instance, it is necessary to adjust the trainer. This means that the seat, pedal position and angle of the seat and handle should be very similar to the parameters that correspond to a regular bicycle. Only after adjusting, one can start training. Injuries: Comparatively, cycling puts less strain on legs, feet, hips than jogging or jumping disciplines. If you feel pain in the knees while cycling, then it is necessary to check the size of the bicycle and correct seat position – maybe the bicycle is too big for you or the seat is adjusted too low. If pain is felt in the neck or back, maybe the cyclist has bent the back too much. Try to keep the back straight, at 45° with respect to the hips. With an increase in training sessions, leg cramps, which were experienced after overcoming significant distance, disappear even though their cause could be uneven stress on the legs. If the arms become numb during long trips, then the handle should be laced with insulation tape and lift the edges such that they are parallel to ground or at an angle of 15 degrees or facing downwards. Heat always gives a lot of trouble to cyclists. In hot weather, it is necessary to drink plenty of water before and during cycling. Water should be kept in a special can, attached to the bicycle. Take general precautions to avoid heat stroke.