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Treasure Seeker Shoes

posted Jul 6, 2012, 7:02 AM by JustBenke   [ updated Jul 6, 2012, 7:03 AM ]

Summer is here and everyone is heading to the beach. While you are there, why not look for treasures! No, not with some clunky gear…use the Treasure Seeker Shoes instead.
Ben Svensson
This from “I want one of those”:


“These Treasure Seekers have the appearance of regular beach or summer wear, but have a nifty pack that straps to your leg and beeps every time your feet pass over a priceless Roman coin. There are three LEDs on the unit - green for normal (nothing detected), yellow for the slightest hint of something that might be worth digging for, and red for full-on 'pass me that spade, I'm rich beyond my wildest dreams' mode. Alternatively, if the squall of the beeping alarm is too much for you, you can always set it to vibrate instead. In truth, being discreet may well buy you precious seconds while you unearth your next treasure. When you've detected all you want to detect, you can simply unplug the detector pack and use them as normal sandals.”

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PowerSki Jetboards

posted Oct 21, 2011, 1:54 PM by JustBenke   [ updated Oct 21, 2011, 1:59 PM ]

You wanted to water-ski but none of your friends were home, you wanted to surf but no waves, windsurfing without wind, sigh…what to do? Here is an idea pick up your Powerski Jetboard and get going! With 45 hp and over 300lbs. of thrust, you will be having fun and moving fast out on the blue water.

"The PowerSki Jetboard ™ is the world’s only motorized surfboard. It’s PowerSki’s goal to bring the experience of Surfing to everyone on lakes, rivers, seas, and the ocean. Now Everybody has an Ocean, and can Ride an Endless Wave.”


 PowerSki Jetboards (2011)



PowerSki Jetboards


♪ I love to ride my bicycle; I love to ride my bike… ♫

posted Oct 7, 2011, 11:35 AM by JustBenke   [ updated Oct 7, 2011, 11:49 AM ]

Riding a bike is not only great exercise; it allows you to experience the world around you at the same time. Unlike riding in a car when things are moving by so fast and you are otherwise occupied with the business of driving (or you should be…put down those cell phones people!).


So where do you go to ride your bicycle? I don’t know about you, but I don’t want to ride my bike on a busy highway with all those angry drivers out there. I want to relax and see something new. Perhaps a winding road through the forest or a breathtaking ocean view… if there is a nice café or tavern along the way, even better!


Adventure Cycling Association (ACA) has researched and developed over 40,000 miles of prime cycling routes in the U.S. to date, designed with cyclists in mind. ACA was established 1973 and is the premier bicycle travel organization in North America with 44,700 members nationwide.


I went through their site and found forums, blogs, links, photos, and some good advice.

This from ACA:


Our bike maps are built for cyclists and are some of the finest you'll find anywhere. They include information not available on typical road maps designed for motorists, for example, the locations of bike shops, sources for food and water, and listings of overnight accommodations (especially camping facilities and small motels).

The mission of Adventure Cycling Association is to inspire people of all ages to travel by bicycle. We help cyclists explore the landscapes and history of America for fitness, fun, and self-discovery.

We are using Twitter to facilitate communication between cyclists on the road and the cartographers back in Missoula as well as other cyclists on tour. Follow us @acaroutes and join the conversation using route-oriented hashtags.


As a nonprofit organization, all proceeds from tours, sales, and membership go directly back into supporting our mission and programs.



posted Oct 2, 2011, 8:48 PM by JustBenke   [ updated Oct 8, 2011, 12:07 AM ]

How about using a stair-climber and cruising around by the beach at the same time!

Who hasn’t used a TV or radio (or both) while on the stair-climber so as not to be bored to death as you burn those calories? With the clever WingFlyer you are not tied to one spot. You can take it to the beach or a park, and its small enough to bring with in the back of your car…


This from Catalfumo Global Distributors LLC:


The WingFlyer is an exciting pedal-powered product line that has the ride of a bike with the motion of a stair-stepper. The smooth sensation of “flying at ground level” is delivered through our patented drive system and will certainly provide hours of active fun to both kids and adults! 



Globe riding or Zorbing

posted Feb 1, 2011, 3:28 PM by JustBenke   [ updated Sep 26, 2011, 6:15 PM ]

I overheard some kids talking about Zorbing and just had to look into what that was. Zorbing, where had I heard that before? Of course I could not ask, that would have been too embarrasing, who would not know what Zorbing is!
So back out on the Web II went, and tadah! If I understand it right, the first Zorbonauts were seen rolling down hills around 1995 in New Zealand. Since then the Zorbonauts have continued to grow in numbers. Who would not want to roll down in a giant globe spining like crazy. Those kiwis know how to have fun. Find out more at

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