Italian Bicycle – Classic Italian Cycles http://classicitaliancycles.com/ Wed, 22 Jun 2022 05:43:18 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://classicitaliancycles.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon-3-141x136.png Italian Bicycle – Classic Italian Cycles http://classicitaliancycles.com/ 32 32 Wheels agrees to sell its business to micromobility company Helbiz https://classicitaliancycles.com/wheels-agrees-to-sell-its-business-to-micromobility-company-helbiz/ Tue, 21 Jun 2022 22:19:29 +0000 https://classicitaliancycles.com/wheels-agrees-to-sell-its-business-to-micromobility-company-helbiz/ Wheels, the West Hollywood-based e-bike sharing startup, has agreed to sell its business to micromobility company Helbiz, the companies announced Tuesday. Helbiz said it signed a letter of intent to acquire Wheels for an undisclosed amount, with the deal expected to close by the end of this year. Wheels was launched in 2018 by brothers […]]]>

Wheels, the West Hollywood-based e-bike sharing startup, has agreed to sell its business to micromobility company Helbiz, the companies announced Tuesday.


Helbiz said it signed a letter of intent to acquire Wheels for an undisclosed amount, with the deal expected to close by the end of this year.

Wheels was launched in 2018 by brothers Jonathan and Joshua Viner, the former co-founders of dog-walking start-up Wag. The dockless e-bike provider, which has raised approximately $100 million to date, has 8,000 vehicles deployed in 12 markets, including Los Angeles, New York, Austin and Honolulu.

Wheels notably strengthened its presence in its hometown; the company claims to be the “sole operator in the four licensed metropolitan Los Angeles markets”, namely the cities of LA, Santa Monica, West Hollywood and Culver City.

New York-based Helbiz currently operates in more than 35 cities in the United States and Italy, according to its website, with plans to expand into France and Serbia. Helbiz, which runs a fleet of electric scooters, bicycles and mopeds, was launched in 2015 by Italian-American entrepreneur Salvatore Palella and went public under a SPAC deal last August.

The merger comes after Wheels signed a deal with Helbiz in January to supply the company with 2,500 of its seated e-bikes in the United States and Italy.

“From a strategic point of view, this acquisition should double [Helbiz’s] revenues, expand cities served, improve margins and reduce costs,” Palella said in a statement. “Our goal is to adapt and grow with profitability at the heart of every decision. This acquisition gives us even more confidence in our ability to achieve this objective over the next 18 months. »

Helbiz posted net losses exceeding $19 million in the quarter ended March 31, on revenue of just $3.3 million.

“Our businesses are complementary in very powerful ways,” Wheels CEO Marco McCottry said in a statement. “There is minimal overlap of city permits, and we believe the combination of our businesses can create a unique and diverse mobility offering that generates compelling synergies across a broad footprint.”

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The Hari Hotel Reviews, London https://classicitaliancycles.com/the-hari-hotel-reviews-london/ Mon, 20 Jun 2022 13:06:46 +0000 https://classicitaliancycles.com/the-hari-hotel-reviews-london/ Food and drink Il Pampero, the downstairs restaurant, is a beautiful space with geometric floor tiles, leather booths and an intriguing collection of framed artwork and photographic prints – drop by for the weekend’s live brunch -end, but delve into the extensive Italian menu of Sicilian-Tuscan-born chef Calogero Carlino, who crafts clever dishes on classics […]]]>

Food and drink

Il Pampero, the downstairs restaurant, is a beautiful space with geometric floor tiles, leather booths and an intriguing collection of framed artwork and photographic prints – drop by for the weekend’s live brunch -end, but delve into the extensive Italian menu of Sicilian-Tuscan-born chef Calogero Carlino, who crafts clever dishes on classics such as vitello tonnatoSardinian fregola with mussels and glasswort, saffron risotto with quail ragout and a squid ink ravioli you will remember, stuffed with potatoes and mint and drizzled with lobster sauce. There is no shortage of surprises – smoked mackerel with smoked ricotta, for example – and fresh ingredients prepared simply but with love (grilled radicchio with orange). The puddings include a thin rhubarb and coconut panna cotta. The creative tour continues at breakfast where you can nibble on poached eggs with mortadella and burrata, or sweet potato croquettes, with a Bellini or two perhaps, and a strawberry coulis. The mezzanine bar — all low sofas and Anglepoise floor lamps — leads past a neon sign to a small terrace space; the two share a generous bar menu (soft-shell crab burger, gyoza, chic spag bol) and drinks such as Bolney’s sparkling English, Haritinis brand of spiced house gin and colorful cocktails and creatively topped inspired by artwork such as Up Up and Away, based on Banksy’s ‘Girl with a Balloon’, with hibiscus infused gin, cherry liqueur, cranberry and bubble of smoke, presented on a coaster with the artwork on it (although, as the waiter grunts, “Young people like to steal that one, so we’re keeping an eye out for them.”)

Dishes served at Hari, London

The neighborhood

Plenty for lovers of Georgian stucco and Dutch Pont Street architecture, and peek into these leafy private square gardens and imagine you might one day own a key – the most realistic will be Green Park and Hyde Park. All the designer brands of Knightsbridge and Sloane Street twirl nearby, as well as gourmet hits such as Café Kitsuné, Granger & Co and Harry’s Dolce Vita; cultural ones include the Royal Court Theater and the Churchill War Rooms. Very handy for Victoria Station.

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Meet the Hard-Riding Grit Girls – News https://classicitaliancycles.com/meet-the-hard-riding-grit-girls-news/ Fri, 17 Jun 2022 19:15:11 +0000 https://classicitaliancycles.com/meet-the-hard-riding-grit-girls-news/ A UAE dirt bike group wants to create a safe space for women cyclists Published: Fri, Jun 17, 2022, 11:15 PM It’s quiet on the Dubai-Al Ain E66 highway right next to the Al Lisali desert. With the exception of a car or truck languidly winding to or from Al Ain, all is quiet on […]]]>

A UAE dirt bike group wants to create a safe space for women cyclists



Published: Fri, Jun 17, 2022, 11:15 PM

It’s quiet on the Dubai-Al Ain E66 highway right next to the Al Lisali desert. With the exception of a car or truck languidly winding to or from Al Ain, all is quiet on the road that connects the two emirates.

Suddenly, the calm is shattered by the roar of a KTM SX-F 450cc four-stroke and the low, menacing growl of a Husqvarna Edition Rockstar FC 250 motorcycle.

But these aren’t your usual speed junkies to spend their weekends in the off-road riders’ favorite haunt. This is the all-female group of cyclists from the United Arab Emirates who call themselves the

Grit Girls – a group of amateur and semi-professional women who have taken the less ordinary path – mountain biking.

The group, founded in 2018, is an open community of cyclists that encourages women to experience the thrilling adrenaline rush of riding in the sand.

Every weekend, at least 20 women of all ages and backgrounds, including CEOs, gather to pursue their passion for off-road motocross and enduro riding at MX Ride Dubai, a favorite haunt of off-road bikers next to the Inflight Dubai indoor skydiving center.

Centered on determination, inclusiveness and fun, the Grit Girls are a group of sisters who say that rolling gives them a sense of release, accomplishment and joy that cannot be “explained in simple words”.

Over the weekend, Khaleej Times caught up with the group on the off-road race track. As it was summer, the women had gathered there at 4:30 a.m. to beat the heat. Martinette Van Vuuren, the founder of Grit Girls, said: “I used to go home to Australia, and when I came to Dubai almost three or four years ago, I realized that there were only two or three women who practiced this sport.

“My first race here was with a group of male runners, and as soon as I was done with that race, I was like – you know what, I don’t like this, they’re not expecting me. I decided I wanted my group of friends to do this with him,” she said.

Van Vuuren launched the Grit Girls group by hosting a “trial day” for interested women, with the support of ANB Automobiles, KTM distributors in the UAE, in 2018. She quickly launched the group by hosting more than 30 new female bikers for individual encounters. basic training.

“We have grown a lot since then and we ride a lot more in the winter. We are more than a community, we come together and forget about all the hardships we go through in our lives when we ride together,” Van Vuuren said. who is responsible for human resources and culture in a human resources technology company.

The group organizes trial days for interested riders during the winter months. “Anyone and anyone is welcome to give it a try,” she said.

Veteran riders Michelle Christie and Sandra Lazar, who are recovering from non-riding injuries, said while all women are welcome, basic balance skills are needed before riding the dunes. “You have to be able to keep your balance and you can’t ride a bike if you don’t know how to ride a bike,” she said.

A South African expat, Christie caught the horse riding bug from her daughter, who started riding aged four. “She learned to ride with her father and rode an electric bike. She rode quite often, but lost interest over time,” she said. After just one day of trying with the Grit Girls, she was hooked. “It’s fun and a great community,” she added.

Lazar, on the other hand, first discovered horse riding when she was three years old. “My dad and uncle love racing, and when I turned 40 a few years ago my husband gave me a bike, and I’ve been hooked ever since,” she said. The Croatian expat is the CEO of a school group in the Northern Emirates.

The women said that while there aren’t many dirt tracks to practice in the UAE, the abundance of desert sand makes it easy to learn driving skills. Italian expat Martina Mozzicato said: “I think it (the abundance of a desert) encourages the sport. It’s so easy to get out and find a seat. You don’t have to find a track, and anyone can go out and learn. This is what helps to expand our community.

“The loss of a friend was a wake-up call”

While Van Vuuren admits the sport is risky, they say the idea behind the group is to create a safe space for women who love to ride. “Security is essential for us. We’ve all had our fair share of accidents and we lost a very dear friend at the start of this year,” Van Vuuren said. Roxi Franks, a 40-year-old South African expatriate, died in a dirt bike accident in Dubai on January 2 this year.

“We never think this will happen to us, until it does. Since then, we have given paramount importance to safety. We only go on organized rides with our friends, and we do it because we love it, and we want to keep doing it for a long time,” she added.

“Especially when it comes to boots and helmets, you can’t go for cheap stuff because it protects your head,” Lazar explained.

British competitive runner and runner Faye Knowles said: “It’s the good thing about the whole community because everyone takes care of each other. If someone falls, they come back and help each other. Riding with people you feel safe with is so important.

Are women riders treated differently?

Van Vuuren said: “That (perceptions) are changing as more and more women ride. In the beginning, we had a lot of men who didn’t take us seriously, and they can be condescending, and we would almost have to prove ourselves.

British runner and competitive runner Elisha Dessurne said: “Sometimes they (the men) would be more encouraging if the guy (the runner) wasn’t good. That being said, girls act differently around a large group of men. The jokes are different and the general atmosphere is different. You can’t help isolating yourself. It’s not intentional… but the more girls you have, the easier it is to operate.

Rae Chase, another British expat, said riding with people you feel safe with is what’s important. “The men ride very fast, and if I felt safe with them, I rode with them in a group. However, it’s not about men, but about the people we ride with whom we have to trust. You need to trust who you are and trust that they understand your abilities and meet your needs. It’s not about going as fast as possible. »

Some of the women in the group have also started competing in motocross championships in the United Arab Emirates with sponsorships from major motorsport brands in the country. “It would be a lot more competitive if we had more women competing in this sport,” said Dessurne, who recently won third place in a DMX championship in Dubai.

“Horse riding is a family affair”

While many couples in the group ride together, some also take their children with them. Take the case of Marie Diab, a German expatriate: “I started riding in February 2022. The bike was a Valentine’s Day gift from my husband. He gave me a different kind of roses,” she laughed.

Marie is often joined by her 20-month-old son Leo on her walks. “Although it is too risky to take him to the desert, he accompanies us on rides near our house. He has his baby carrier. We also take our dogs on the rides, ”she said .

“I love riding with the Girls Grit group. They are very welcoming and I learn a lot from them. Learning from men is difficult because they are not as patient,” Diab added.

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Live updates: US weekly jobless claims fall as labor market remains tight https://classicitaliancycles.com/live-updates-us-weekly-jobless-claims-fall-as-labor-market-remains-tight/ Thu, 16 Jun 2022 12:56:57 +0000 https://classicitaliancycles.com/live-updates-us-weekly-jobless-claims-fall-as-labor-market-remains-tight/ New jobless claimants in the United States fell from the previous week, a sign that the labor market remains tight. There were 229,000 initial jobless claims on a seasonally adjusted basis in the week to June 11, according to US Department of Labor data released Thursday. The figure was down from the previous week’s upwardly […]]]>

New jobless claimants in the United States fell from the previous week, a sign that the labor market remains tight.

There were 229,000 initial jobless claims on a seasonally adjusted basis in the week to June 11, according to US Department of Labor data released Thursday. The figure was down from the previous week’s upwardly revised 232,000 claims, but exceeded the median forecast of 215,000 claims in a Reuters poll of economists.

Thursday’s report showed the pace of new claims increased the most in California, Texas, New York, Illinois and Ohio, based on unadjusted preliminary numbers.

“The latest data suggests some sectors may see an uptick in layoffs amid growing concerns about inflation, sentiment and the outlook,” said Mahir Rasheed, US economist at Oxford Economics.

The labor market remained warm and the unemployment rate stabilized at 3.6% in May, which is close to its pre-pandemic level.

Tech groups, especially in the cryptocurrency sector, have reported a few layoffs recently.

Continuing unemployment claims, which measure the number of Americans actively receiving unemployment assistance, were 1.31 million in the week to June 4, an increase of 3,000 claims from the previous week.

Initial claims have increased in recent weeks, but continuing claims have remained near their lowest level in more than 50 years.

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Here are 10 awesome covered patios in Vancouver to check out this month https://classicitaliancycles.com/here-are-10-awesome-covered-patios-in-vancouver-to-check-out-this-month/ Tue, 14 Jun 2022 21:53:27 +0000 https://classicitaliancycles.com/here-are-10-awesome-covered-patios-in-vancouver-to-check-out-this-month/ It may be patio season, but it doesn’t look like the sun has gotten the memo yet. Luckily, there are plenty of gorgeous covered patios in Vancouver to keep you dry, relaxed, and filled with delicious food and drink all season long. From bars to cafes to brasseries – to every garden patio in between […]]]>

It may be patio season, but it doesn’t look like the sun has gotten the memo yet. Luckily, there are plenty of gorgeous covered patios in Vancouver to keep you dry, relaxed, and filled with delicious food and drink all season long. From bars to cafes to brasseries – to every garden patio in between – there really is a place for everyone on this list.

Let’s dive in. Here are 10 amazing covered patios in Vancouver to check out this season.

Chupito & Canteen 189

Chupito’s is one of Vancouver’s best hidden bars, located on the rooftop of Cantina 189. While the concept was originally a tent patio, this year Chupito is going outdoors. But there are still umbrellas covering every table – so that totally counts. With the return of their popular frozen margarita maker and charcoal grilled entrees, we doubt anyone is focusing on what’s up in the sky.

Where: 322 West Hastings Street, enter the back alley

The Keefer Yard

Undoubtedly one of the most dynamic and fun nights out in town, The Keefer Yard is located next to one of Vancouver’s most acclaimed bars. Enjoy incredible Asian-inspired cocktails, delicious food, and some of the best happy hour deals in town. Plus, there’s a mini-golf course that also operates through donations! Graffiti walls meet delicate fairy lights at The Yard.

Where: 135 Keefer Street

R&B beer and pizzeria

Sip a few lagers or sours under the chilli lights at one of East Van’s most iconic breweries. Whether you’re heading out on a Friday night or meeting friends after work, the vibes are laid back, retro and amazing for hopping on the patio. Speaking of which, there’s also an e-bike right next door if you want to make a night of it.

To sweeten the pot during the week, they have industry nights every Monday with local DJs spinning and pints for $6.50.

Where: 1-54 4th Avenue East

joke room

As the name suggests, Banter Room is the perfect place to meet up with friends to chat over delicious, nifty drinks. Try brunch specials like Cornflake Fried Chicken & Waffles or Breakfast Bruschetta, or partake in their daily happy hour. There are also plenty of late-night snacks (after 11 p.m.!) to fuel your next night out if you’re looking for places that are open late.

Where: 1039 Mainland Street

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CRAFT English Bay

CRAFT English Bay offers a whole new way to sip local ales. The second floor of this unique location features a heated patio with a retractable roof with stunning views of English Bay. Happy hour by the beach, anyone?

Where: 1795 Beach Avenue

Walk Mon Pitou

March Mon Pitou is the quintessential Parisian café experience in Vancouver. The South Granville location has several pretty outdoor tables with overhead heaters and provides the perfect spot to enjoy a croissant or a Croque Madame and people watch.

Where: 1387 West 7th Avenue

Honeybrew strudel bar

In case you need another reason to check out Honeybrew strudels and infusions, we have one for you. Their covered patio offers plenty of space for groups of all sizes, as well as fire pits that add to the cozy ambiance of the bar. Enjoy a customizable coffee drink and a classic strudel, or a spiced mango margarita if that’s the mood.

Where: 785 Davie Street

Reflections: Garden Terrace

If you haven’t been to the Garden Terrace at the Rosewood Hotel Georgia before, you’ll definitely want to add it to your list of patios to visit this summer. The dim lighting and airy ambiance is perfect for your next happy hour date, date, or day of fun.

Where: 801 West Georgia Street, Rosewood Hotel Georgia

Giardino Restaurant

A garden patio at one of Vancouver’s top Italian restaurants? Sign us up! Giardino has an amazing lush outdoor patio that makes you feel like you are dining in a northern Italian forest. Enjoy a Tuscan-style plate and flight of gelato surrounded by beautiful greenery and sparkling garlands.

Where: 1328 Hornby Street

The seasons in the park

Perhaps one of the most iconic patios in the city, Seasons in the Park offers incredible views no matter where you sit. After an afternoon strolling through Queen Elizabeth Park or exploring the veranda, treat yourself to stunning views of the city as you enjoy your meal. It’s always the season of seasons.

Where: Queen Elizabeth Park, 33rd Avenue

Well, that’s all for now, Vancouver! Get out and make the most of patio season!

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Do I need a business plan? https://classicitaliancycles.com/do-i-need-a-business-plan/ Sat, 11 Jun 2022 18:00:13 +0000 https://classicitaliancycles.com/do-i-need-a-business-plan/ Do you need a business plan? Answers to your business questions with James Harris We received a question from an aspiring new small business owner who wanted to know if we thought he should jump in and start selling his product or wait until he has a full business plan to guide him. Conventional wisdom […]]]>

Do you need a business plan?

Answers to your business questions with James Harris

We received a question from an aspiring new small business owner who wanted to know if we thought he should jump in and start selling his product or wait until he has a full business plan to guide him. Conventional wisdom says you must have a business plan.

To say otherwise is considered heresy in some circles. However, not all heresies are wrong when looked at closely, so we wanted to spend some time on this issue.

To get started, let’s look at who usually says you need a business plan and why they might be a little biased. Business schools will say yes, but they sell MBA course units to students for thousands of dollars on creating a business plan.

Accountants and consultants will tell you yes, but they make a lot of money helping clients create detailed business plans.

Banks will say you do, but the explanation if disputed is that it’s just one of the boxes on a business loan application that needs to be checked.

Some investors will say yes, but when you ask them why, the answer tends to be because it seems like the right thing to ask.

So, biases aside, are there any issues with creating a detailed business plan before getting started?

The answer is often yes. It’s important to understand that no matter how detailed your business plan is, it probably won’t survive first contact with the market.

The market doesn’t care about your business plan; he wants what he wants, and he wants it delivered as he wants it delivered. By far, the best way to understand the demands of the market is to go out and offer it something!

Once you get started and start getting real-time feedback from the market, you may find that your business has to adapt significantly to meet the realities of that market. It’s not uncommon for people to start a business but end up running something very different from what they had planned. For example, we have known business owners who:

– Planned to operate an Italian restaurant but ended up specializing in Italian desserts and coffee.

– Started doing interior design and found they had a lot more work available for shop fittings.

– Wanted to build houses and accidentally fell into a niche while building stairs for other builders.

– Started a small bike repair business that grew into a large bike and bike accessory store that outsourced the repair work to another company.

The need to get real-time feedback from the market on your business idea as quickly as possible suggests that you should skip the lengthy business plan and launch it as soon as you have what’s called a talking ” minimum viable product. Simply put, it means a product or service that you believe offers enough value for people to buy it as is.

However, that doesn’t mean you should jump in unprepared. You should strive to move quickly toward launch as soon as you can answer these questions in a sentence or two each:

– What are you going to sell (product)?

– Who are you going to sell it to (target market)?

– Why should they buy it (unique selling proposition)?

– How will you let them know about your existence (advertising channels)?

If you have a question about starting a business or running your existing business, we’d love to hear from you, as we’ll select a new question to answer here every two weeks. You can submit your question to james@qsb-consulting.com using the subject ‘CQToday’.

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LA considering complete street transformation of Valley Blvd, US House hearing on traffic fatalities and closure of Ballona Creek Road https://classicitaliancycles.com/la-considering-complete-street-transformation-of-valley-blvd-us-house-hearing-on-traffic-fatalities-and-closure-of-ballona-creek-road/ Thu, 09 Jun 2022 11:43:07 +0000 https://classicitaliancycles.com/la-considering-complete-street-transformation-of-valley-blvd-us-house-hearing-on-traffic-fatalities-and-closure-of-ballona-creek-road/ Los Angeles takes the first steps towards a complete makeover of the streets of Valley Blvd, from Mission Road to Soto Street Proposals for the four-mile stretch of Valley Blvd include bus lanes and a possible two-way bike lane at curb level, while sinking railroad tracks to reduce railroad crossings and improve safety. But don’t […]]]>

Los Angeles takes the first steps towards a complete makeover of the streets of Valley Blvd, from Mission Road to Soto Street

Proposals for the four-mile stretch of Valley Blvd include bus lanes and a possible two-way bike lane at curb level, while sinking railroad tracks to reduce railroad crossings and improve safety.

But don’t hold your breath.

The actual construction takes at least five to ten years. And what gets built will depend on a series of town hall meetings, giving the usual NIMBYs a chance to derail everything.

Photo courtesy of the City of Los Angeles, via The Eastsider.

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It was time.

The U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on Transportation and Infrastructure held a hearing yesterday to examine the growing rate of deaths on the country’s roads, particularly among pedestrians and cyclists.

Again, it’s one thing to hold a hearing. It’s another to do something about it.

Which hasn’t exactly been Congress’ forte in recent years.

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A section of the Ballona Creek Bike Path between National Blvd and Duquesne Ave in Culver City will be closed this month.

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Sunset For All is hosting another cafe walk to publicize plans for a more human-centric boulevard.

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The war on cars may be a myth, but the war on bikes continues.

An Idaho man faces up to 15 years behind bars after agreeing to a plea bargain for crossing a public park trying to run over a boy on a bicycle; luckily the child was able to jump off before the man crashed his bike.

British police are looking for the passenger of a pick-up truck who shouted out the window and squirted ‘unknown fluid’ in the faces of two cyclists as the truck passed them. Far from being a harmless prank, something like this can scare the victim and cause a dangerous failure – whether or not the substance itself is harmful..

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Local

A Long Beach cyclist is in stable condition after sustaining upper body injuries when he was hit by a hit-and-run driver in the California Heights neighborhood.

State

Victorville will close part of Green Tree Blvd for three months as part of a street renovation, including adding bike lanes along the roadway to create a seven-mile bike loop.

Zebra sightings continue in Santa Barbara, including one that chased a cyclist on Sunday; locals suggest it could be a free-roaming pet that has already been on several walks.

Mr. Roadshow of San Jose says he’s surprised the Bike League has ranked California as the fourth most bike-friendly state in the nation, even as cyclist and pedestrian fatalities continue to rise. He should see how surprised we are.

There’s a special place in hell for whoever stole a therapy bike belonging to an 11-year-old Sacramento boy with cerebral palsy; fortunately, caring members of the community raised over $3,000 to replace it.

National

Outside features their favorite outdoor love stories shared by the magazine’s readers, including a California couple’s mountain bike encounter that sparked their relationship.

consumer reports warns against purchasing or using the Tony Hawk Silver Signature Series Helmet after failing a safety test; the manufacturer had offered the headset as a replacement for the recalled Dimensions Bluetooth Speaker multi-purpose headset, which also failed the magazine’s safety tests.

Ride a bike recommend their picks for the best saddle bags. As usual, read it on Yahoo if the magazine blocks you.

Dallas is the latest major city to adopt a Vision Zero program, agreeing to end road deaths by 2030. Hopefully they show more commitment than Los Angeles and other cities, where it fails for lack of effort and investment.

A Chicago public radio station is examining what the city can do to improve safety for cyclists, after three cyclists died on city streets this year. Meanwhile, Los Angeles suffered more than twice as many deaths, and no one even batted an eyelid.

Prosecutors have charged an Indianapolis man with murder in the fatal hit-and-run that killed his ex-girlfriend while riding a bicycle; she identified her killer by giving police her license number before she died.

A writer from Streetsblog says New York can have some nice things, but only after getting rid of the cars – like blocking vehicles from the iconic Brooklyn Bridge.

It’s more like that. DC is considering a plan to charge owners of large trucks and SUVs more to register their vehicles in an effort to improve safety for cyclists and pedestrians, with an additional $175 for vehicles weighing between 3,500 and 6,000 pounds , and $500 for anything over that.

International

Digital diary suggests smart helmets could be the future of bike safety.

British police are relying on bike camera and dashcam video to enforce traffic laws, after traffic cops have been cut back. Unfortunately, this is illegal in most, if not all, US states where a traffic violation must be seen by a police officer..

A 49-year-old father of three from the UK explains how cycling helped him recover from a brain tumour, calling it as important to his recovery as his medication.

Your next custom Italian steel bike frame might come with gold plated lugs and seatstays.

A 42-year-old Dutch woman has been charged with attempted manslaughter for grabbing the arm of the country’s former legal protection minister as he rode his bike at high speed, causing him to fall heavily and break several ribs , as well as his pelvis and collarbone.

Competitive cycling

Former world cross champion Thalita de Jong is finally back in the women’s WorldTour, five years after a knee injury chased the Belgian cyclist from the highest levels of the sport.

The sporty one says seven-time Grand Tour winner Chris Froome is in the toughest fight of his career as he battles just to make the Israel-Premier Tech squad for the Tour de France.

The coach of India’s international cycling team has been accused of sexual harassment and trying to impose himself on one of the country’s top female cyclists.

The Spanish cycling community has mourned the death of Julio Jiménez, 87, one of cycling’s top international climbers of the 1960s, after he was killed when the driver of the car he was riding in crashed into a wall .

To finish…

There’s nothing like a quick 105 km/h bike ride through the Californian desert. Your next bike could be the self-proclaimed Ferrari of e-bikes, for the low price of just $18,000.

And that feeling of biking jousting with boat oars ends pretty much as you’d expect.

Rowing games on bikes from WinStupidPrizes

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Be safe and stay healthy. And get vaccinated, already.

Oh, and damn Poutine too.

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New York, New York, 1,765-square-foot, three-bedroom home asks for $5 million https://classicitaliancycles.com/new-york-new-york-1765-square-foot-three-bedroom-home-asks-for-5-million/ Wed, 08 Jun 2022 12:14:00 +0000 https://classicitaliancycles.com/new-york-new-york-1765-square-foot-three-bedroom-home-asks-for-5-million/ This exceptional home located in New York, New York has 1,765 square feet of living space, according to a listing by Steve Gold. It includes many features that make it a one-of-a-kind residence. 559 West 23rd is located in the heart of West Chelse and its art galleries, multiple parks, Hudson River Waterfront Park and […]]]>

This exceptional home located in New York, New York has 1,765 square feet of living space, according to a listing by Steve Gold. It includes many features that make it a one-of-a-kind residence. 559 West 23rd is located in the heart of West Chelse and its art galleries, multiple parks, Hudson River Waterfront Park and School Avenues. This penthouse features 19-foot ceilings, floor-to-ceiling glass walls by Schuco, 7-inch wide oak flooring, hinged and sliding wood doors with Valli Valli hardware, custom German kitchen cabinets by Eggersman , Honed Montclair Danby marble countertops and walls, Miele appliances throughout, including a vented range hood, sub-zero refrigeration and wine cooler, Italian faucets by Fantini, plus a washer and dryer. One floor features two secondary bedrooms, the kitchen and great room with a south-facing terrace, and the other floor features the master suite with its own balcony and a 5-fixture spa with double vanity, large shower stall and soaking tub Duravit with Danby marble slabs and glass tile walls. A sample of the additional amenities shows the appeal of this magnificent home. 559 West 23rd has a part-time doorman (9 a.m. to 6 p.m.), private fitness center, and bike storage. Perfection is redefined as a 1,765 square foot three-bedroom duplex penthouse in Chelsea with exposures in all directions and 408 square feet of outdoor space split between a great room terrace and balconies in two of the bedrooms.

The house is close to schools and educational centers including the Skating Club of New York, Amelia Toro, Chelsea Classical Studio School of Fine Art, Elias ID and Guardian Angel School. Nearby dining options include Nelson Country Kitchen, Old Taste Plus, Marcey Brownstein Catering, Brownstein Cafe, and Green Garden Pizzeria. A short distance away are Mount Sinai Doctors, Avant-Garde Physical Therapy, New London Specialty Pharmacy, Saint Vincent’s Cancer Center and Mount Sinai Comprehensive Cancer Center. There are several convenience stores and markets nearby including London Terrace Grocery, London Grocery, Quirky, Max Convenience and 7-Eleven. Local attractions include Vessel, Kaws Companion, Nelson Towers, Sybil’s Cave and Navarre Building. For those wishing to access public transport, W 23 ST/11 AV, Mta Bus – W 23 St & 11 Av, 11 AV/W 23 ST and Mta Bus – M12/m23 are nearby.

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Editors’ Favorite Beach Towns in Europe https://classicitaliancycles.com/editors-favorite-beach-towns-in-europe/ Sun, 05 Jun 2022 14:12:05 +0000 https://classicitaliancycles.com/editors-favorite-beach-towns-in-europe/ Favignana, Aegadian Islands, Italy In the early morning, in the bedroom like a ship’s cabin, I wake up to the whisper of the wind and a streak of bright sunlight piercing the wall like a spear. When I open the shutters, the silver sea seems to flood the room. Across stretches of the blue Mediterranean, […]]]>

Favignana, Aegadian Islands, Italy

In the early morning, in the bedroom like a ship’s cabin, I wake up to the whisper of the wind and a streak of bright sunlight piercing the wall like a spear. When I open the shutters, the silver sea seems to flood the room. Across stretches of the blue Mediterranean, ferries shuttle to the mainland. I have been coming for years to the Egadi archipelago, scattered in the far west of Sicily. Ferries from Trapani and Marsala make the crossing to Favignana, the largest of the three islands, in 40 minutes. On misty mornings, the islands emerge like ghosts on a porcelain sea. Favignana feels halfway to North Africa. It’s not pretty, but it’s sadly beautiful, with an end-of-the-world feel. Dwarfed by vast skies, it’s a skeletal place of windswept trees and prickly cacti; simple cubist houses and narrow streets winding between low stone walls. The only cars belong to the locals and everyone navigates the rutted roads on bicycles and scooters. Around its coast we swim from rocky shelves in transparent seas. At the port, we rent a boat, prepare a picnic and go in search of hidden bays. Favignana has many surprises in store: an ephemeral juice bar on the road to Cala Rossa, a former tuna cannery, built like a cathedral, which has become a splendid museum; a botanical garden of nearly 500 plants in an old tuff quarry known as the Jardin de l’Impossible. A handful of stylish boutique hotels can be found by the sea, and in the small port town, enterprising young chefs are creating a food scene that would impress in Milan. Don’t miss the scoglio seafood pasta at driftwood Sotto Sale. Stanley Stewart

Where to stay

Full of books and seashells, Cas’almare is the kind of simple island home dreams are made of. Four bedrooms, shuttered windows, large sunny terraces, a few strides from the sea. Doubles from around £150.

Wadden Sea, Denmark

Part of the longest chain of mudflats in the world – stretching from Ho Bay in Denmark to 300 miles south of the Netherlands – Denmark’s Wadden Sea National Park is a place that follows the whims of nature. It is a shape-shifting mix of just-baked brown cookie beaches, rolling sand dunes, bright green seagrass meadows, olive and rusty red salt marshes and mud flats. mirror enamels that stretch like a slow, satisfying yawn across the wide horizon. It is one of the most biodiverse places on the planet – around 10 million birds stop here on their migration from the Arctic to Western Europe in autumn and spring. Then the sky thickens, heavy with the rhythmic beating of wings of flocks of geese, while the deceptions of handsome lapwings, with crested punk hairstyles, glide through the mud, drunk with feasts of worms. Almost as stunning is the Wadden Sea Centre, a Dorte Mandrup-designed museum in Vester Vedsted, which brings the wetlands to life in 21st-century style, with DJ decks offering the chance to sample birdsong to cool beats. Offshore, the Wadden Sea islands are popular with smart Danish holidaymakers, but little visited by others. The northernmost island of Fanø, accessible by rolling car ferry, is a magical place, with pastel-coloured houses and wide beaches where seals scurry, plovers scuttle and the occasional nugget of amber s wash up on the shore. Ianthe Butt

Where to stay

On the mainland, a 40-minute drive from Vester Vedsted, is the Hjerting Badehotel in Esbjerg – one of Denmark’s traditional seaside hotels, with rooms in crisp white and navy blue. Doubles from around £270.

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A choice ! Riqui Puig has several possibilities in the… https://classicitaliancycles.com/a-choice-riqui-puig-has-several-possibilities-in-the/ Fri, 03 Jun 2022 19:46:39 +0000 https://classicitaliancycles.com/a-choice-riqui-puig-has-several-possibilities-in-the/ Riqui Puig is one of the FC Barcelona players who has all the numbers to come out that same summer. The midfielder already knows that Xavi doesn’t have it -as the technician told him- and is now attentive to the proposals that may come his way. His contractual situation – ending his relationship with Barça […]]]>

Riqui Puig is one of the FC Barcelona players who has all the numbers to come out that same summer. The midfielder already knows that Xavi doesn’t have it -as the technician told him- and is now attentive to the proposals that may come his way. His contractual situation – ending his relationship with Barça next summer – will complicate his exit, since for Barça he would have felt more of a traspaso than an assignment.

The midfielder would see with good eyes to still be in Spain and there are various clubs that have interested him in his situation. As it informs ‘Sport’, there are several teams with possibilities of taking to the canterano. Celtic are one of the clubs that have been sounding stronger for months and even Riqui could give up the option of Javi Galán.

Denis Suárez has one foot out of the entity and Riqui would go as a relief. Vigo is already a regular destination for players with a past in The Masia and a team where could integrate. He is also a footballer who pleases the technician Coudet and we will have to see how the negotiations develop between the three parties.

Valencia, with the arrival of Gennaro Gattuso, is good news for Riqui. The Blaugrana midfielder is very fond of the Italian when he appears and is one of the names that has the ‘che’ team on the table. “Riqui Puig plays with a lot of personality, always with his head held high. We can be ahead of the new Iniesta,” the coach even said in the past, after a friendly match between Barça and Milan.

Getafe are another club that are making time and paying attention to the Spanish midfield. Already on the winter market interested in a possible sale and could come back to try it this same summer. Here he could find with an old known culé quarry, also the mediocampista, Carles Aleñá.

Andorra option?

As we have already informed recently, in the club owned by Gérard Martelé dreams with the Catalan player. Eder Sarabia had a clear statement: “If Riqui Puig wants to enjoy football, put the bike on, go to Barcelona, ​​ride it on me and bring it to Andorra”. The ‘foreign’ option seems the least attractive, when we are a team that will play in Second, but here would find a technician who would give him minutes and confidence to grow, in addition surely to a good economic arrangement.

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