Italian Bicycle – Classic Italian Cycles http://classicitaliancycles.com/ Mon, 21 Nov 2022 06:14:06 +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 Here are Sebastian Vettel’s Top 5 Grands Prix https://classicitaliancycles.com/here-are-sebastian-vettels-top-5-grands-prix/ Sat, 19 Nov 2022 08:57:03 +0000 https://classicitaliancycles.com/here-are-sebastian-vettels-top-5-grands-prix/ Sebastian Vettel has been one of the most prominent figures in the paddock since his Formula 1 debut in 2007. Known for being an advocate for issues such as global warming, Vettel hits the race tracks on a bike, and sometimes even stays back for cleaning in the stands after the races. He is without […]]]>

Sebastian Vettel has been one of the most prominent figures in the paddock since his Formula 1 debut in 2007. Known for being an advocate for issues such as global warming, Vettel hits the race tracks on a bike, and sometimes even stays back for cleaning in the stands after the races. He is without a doubt one of the nicest people on the Formula 1 grid, and while his activities to make the world a better place certainly do not go unnoticed, what he is best known for are his extraordinary skills. of driving, especially since the days of Red Bull. Sebastian Vettel may have had his share of ups and downs in his Formula 1 career, but with 4 world championships and 53 race wins under his belt, he is undoubtedly one of the greatest drivers of them all. times in Formula 1. to retire after the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix this weekend, we take a look at his top 5 Grand Prix performances, which stand out from the rest.

5. Indian GP 2013

Although it may not have been one of the races with an epic duel, or a race with a remarkable comeback, but the 2013 Indian Grand Prix was the race where Sebastian Vettel was crowned with his fourth and last world title. Starting the race from pole position, Vettel took over everyone and was already 4 seconds ahead at the end of the first lap. However, Red Bull opted to pit him early as part of an aggressive strategy, and although that fell back down to 17th, Vettel quickly gained places and found himself in P2 in 24th. round.

Sebastian Vettel bowed to his Red Bull RB9 after winning the 2013 Indian GP, ​​and his fourth title with it.

In the end, Vettel won the race, finishing nearly half a minute ahead of second-placed Nico Rosberg; a finish that resulted in a photo that is embedded in the memories of every Vettel fan. It was winning no. 6 of 9 consecutive races Vettel won that year, equaling Michael Schumacher’s ‘9 wins in a row’, a record that stands to this day. Vettel also won a record 13 races in 2013, a number which was beaten by Max Verstappen this year.

4. 2008 Italian GP

2008 was Vettel’s first full season in Formula 1, and by the age of 21 he had already started making headlines. But he got his first redemption when he secured his first career pole position and first Grand Prix win at the 2008 Italian GP.

Vettel became the youngest poleman and youngest winner of the 2008 Italian GP.

Driving for Toro Rosso, Vettel set a good lap in wet qualifying early on, and with conditions worsening no one could match his lap time. After starting the Grand Prix behind a safety car, Vettel took charge of the wet race to take a huge lead on the opening lap himself, and although he made a few mistakes, his strong pace helped Toro Rosso to claim his first victory in Formula 1; at the team’s home GP. Vettel also broke the record for the youngest poleman ever and the youngest Formula 1 Grand Prix winner at the time in a dominating display, paving the way for a Red Bull seat in 2009.

3. German GP 2019

After the early crash at the 2018 German GP – where he was leading the race – Vettel looked to redeem himself at the 2019 German GP. But the road was tough for him as he was about to start his home race Lastly. But chaos unfolded in front of him as the rain poured down, knocking many leading runners and midfielders out of contention for podium places. Vettel shone through the gloomy weather to keep his composure and made up place after place. He took the early risk of switching to slicks, and after another shower in the race Vettel made a few more pit stops and held climbing positions, eventually finishing P2 in the race behind Verstappen. While not a race win, it was one of the best comeback performances of his career, earning him a spot on our list.

Vettel drove a miraculous recovery run to finish P2 after starting last, P20.

2. Abu Dhabi GP 2010

Before the 2010 season finale in Abu Dhabi, there were still 4 drivers in contention for the title. Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso leads the standings with Mark Webber 8 points and Vettel 15 points behind the Spaniard. Vettel had an outside chance to win the championship, and he put himself in the best position to claim victory by qualifying P1.

Vettel managed to convert a 15-point deficit into a championship victory at the 2010 Abu Dhabi GP, to make him the youngest world champion in history.

On race day, Vettel led comfortably from the start, but all Alonso had to do was finish in the top five to be the world champion. Alonso and Webber stopped early, and both found themselves stuck behind slower cars, unable to pass the infamous Yas Marina layout. In the end, Alonso could only finish P7 and Vettel took the win, and the championship with it. At the age of 23, Sebastian Vettel became the youngest world champion in Formula 1 history.

1. Brazil GP 2012

If there was one race that beat Vettel’s comeback performance at the 2019 German Grand Prix, it was this one, the 2012 Brazilian Grand Prix. 2012 season, Vettel led the championship, but was closely followed by Fernando Alonso. Both contenders had below-average qualifying runs, with Vettel qualifying fourth and Alonso eighth. If that wasn’t enough, Vettel was involved in an incident on the first lap of the race, which left him in P22, and with a damaged car.

Despite crashing at the start and car damage, Vettel recovered from 22nd to 6th place in Brazil to claim the 2012 title by 3 points.

Thereupon Vettel had an incredible comeback run, passing car after car. Helped by a little rain, Vettel could climb to P6 by the end of the race. Alonso drove beautifully to secure P2 but it wasn’t enough as Vettel claimed his third crown just 3 points behind the Spaniard.

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Marini: Francesco Bagnaia would be MotoGP champion without the VR46 Academy, however… https://classicitaliancycles.com/marini-francesco-bagnaia-would-be-motogp-champion-without-the-vr46-academy-however/ Sat, 19 Nov 2022 05:35:11 +0000 https://classicitaliancycles.com/marini-francesco-bagnaia-would-be-motogp-champion-without-the-vr46-academy-however/ Among Francesco Bagnaia’s large number of MotoGP victories is the honor of being the first champion of Valentino Rossi’s VR46 Riders Academy leading class. It adds to the Moto2 title that Bagnaia won (as part of the VR46 group) in 2018 and puts it ahead of the individual part of the Academy and Moto2 champion […]]]>

Among Francesco Bagnaia’s large number of MotoGP victories is the honor of being the first champion of Valentino Rossi’s VR46 Riders Academy leading class.

It adds to the Moto2 title that Bagnaia won (as part of the VR46 group) in 2018 and puts it ahead of the individual part of the Academy and Moto2 champion Franco Morbidelli, whose MotoGP triumphs in 2020 motivated Bagnaia.

As Bagnaia rushed to Academy-designed credit after his MotoGP title, the principal by an Italian on an Italian bike from around 1972, Rossi’s younger brother Luca Marini accepts that Pecco would have anyway had to be champion.

For Marini, the biggest question is whether Bagnaia, like the other VR46 Academy riders, would have left the dashing long before he got to the main class.

Bagnaia neglected to score points in his Moto3 season presentation, with Group Italia, before being picked up by the VR46 Group and Academy the following year. He then, at that time, moved to Mahindra where he scored his most memorable race victories before joining VR46’s own group in Moto2.

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“I think everyone finds their way since you don’t need to bother with the Academy, you don’t need anything. You should just major areas of strength for me, work a ton, have a smart brain, areas of strength for one. Also, Pecco showed it,” said Marini, who was a colleague of Bagnaia in Moto2 and currently rides for VR46’s own group in MotoGP.

“As I would also see without the Academy [he] would win this [MotoGP title]. However, I couldn’t say if without the Academy he had the possibility to pursue his vocation in Moto3. Maybe it’s the investigation.

“Just like for Franco, like for Marco [Bezzecchi], as it was for me. Since without the Academy maybe I could not enter the Pons group in the Moto2 European Championship [in 2015] and that was the key to my vocation. Because, assuming that I was not there, as I would see, it was also unimaginable for me.

“Anyway, maybe you can find the money another way, with your father, with another administrator. You can make it happen. If you need it enough, you can.

With four VR46 riders – Bagnaia, Morbidelli, Marini, Bezzecchi – currently competing in MotoGP, in addition to any semblance of Moto2 racing champion Celestino Vietti hoping to enter as soon as possible, Marini says the Academy has even exceeded its own assumptions. .

“We didn’t need, I think [to win the title] to understand the strength of the Academy,” Marini said. “The Academy brought four riders to MotoGP. We all started very far from MotoGP. We never remembered to show up here. Maybe also the high level of the Academy didn’t thought we’d introduce ourselves!

“In any case, we are at this very moment where we want to work on the association, the circumstance, because it will be difficult in my opinion to supervise four pilots, I trust five, later, who are fighting for the triumph in MotoGP.”

Unfortunately for Marini, a six-time race champion and reigning sprinter in Moto2, he is the main current VR46 Academy MotoGP rider clinging to a platform.

The Italian has finished fourth twice this season while heading for twelfth in the standings, in addition to two front row starts and the fastest lap at Aragon. The 25-year-old then, by then, beat the timesheets at the Valencia test.

Marini agrees that a sensible next step is to try to break into the top five in the championship next season, when MotoGP also offers Saturday Run races.

“I hope I can fight for the top spots, but that’s how I feel if you have to fight for the championship in a year, you expected to finish this year in the top five,” he said. declared.
“Still, currently finishing P12 is a bit too far, so take it one step further, finish in the top five [next year].

“We will also have Run races. It may change some of what happens, so it will be fascinating and qualifying will prove to be much more important. So I want to believe that I can find an answer. I will prepare a ton of them to better plan the qualifications.

Marini and Bezzecchi will race year-old Ducati GP22s next season.

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Rush hour protest looms as battle for future of Sydney Road heats up https://classicitaliancycles.com/rush-hour-protest-looms-as-battle-for-future-of-sydney-road-heats-up/ Thu, 17 Nov 2022 04:57:56 +0000 https://classicitaliancycles.com/rush-hour-protest-looms-as-battle-for-future-of-sydney-road-heats-up/ In the five-year period ending December 2021, 73 accidents involving cyclists were reported on Sydney Road between Bell Street and Brunswick Road, 22 of which resulted in serious injury. Sydney Road overhaul options released in 2019 by the state government included this one with wider pathways. Credit:VicRoads And in 2015, a 25-year-old Italian visitor, Alberto […]]]>

In the five-year period ending December 2021, 73 accidents involving cyclists were reported on Sydney Road between Bell Street and Brunswick Road, 22 of which resulted in serious injury.

Sydney Road overhaul options released in 2019 by the state government included this one with wider pathways. Credit:VicRoads

And in 2015, a 25-year-old Italian visitor, Alberto Paulon, was cycling on Sydney Road in Brunswick when a motorist opened his door, knocking him under a passing lorry. Paulon, who was on his way to work with his fiancée, died.

Read said the closure of the Upfield Cycleway during construction of the elevated rail line meant cyclists needed an alternative route. “Building safe cycle paths, accessible tram stops and wider pathways with space for trees or street furniture would make this a more attractive destination rather than just a sewer.”

Labor candidate for Brunswick, Mike Williams, said a re-elected Andrews government would make Brunswick level crossings free by removing blockades on eight roads.

Williams said any significant changes to Sydney Road, including the reallocation of road space to provide protected cycle lanes, “would require careful consideration and investigation to strike a balance between the needs of all transport users, merchants and people who live in the community”.

Mike Williams, Labor candidate for Brunswick.

Mike Williams, Labor candidate for Brunswick.Credit:Labour Party

age contacted the Sydney Road Brunswick Association for comment.

Manager Troy Stuchbree declined to comment on whether removing parking on the Strip would be good for business, saying he couldn’t comment on a political issue.

The project to remove the level crossing in Brunswick is expected to last until 2027.

Program manager for the level crossing removal project, Andrew Pepplinkhouse, said the project was still in its planning phase and no construction contract had yet been awarded. He said the impact on the bike path of the Upfield Cycle Path was not yet clear.

The recent removal of four level crossings in Cobourg – which won a Planning Institute award this week – saw the Upfield Cycle Route in this area closed for over a year.

The ‘Critical Mass’ cycling protest will start at 5 p.m. at the State Library, descend the Royal Parade – where organizers also want Melbourne City Council to install protected cycle lanes – and is expected to end in Brunswick Park on Albion Street around 6 p.m.

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Among the organizers of Friday’s event is Faith Hunter, host of the Merri-bek Bicycle User Group. She said the ride was intended to highlight the need for a safe and accessible Sydney road for all forms of transport.

“Without accessible tram stops and protected and safe cycle lanes for all members of the community, Sydney Road is missing,” Hunter said.

In 2019, the Department of Transport introduced the Sydney Road Improvement Project, and among the projects it considered included the removal of all on-street parking, the extension of footpaths and the installation of separate protected cycle paths.

Of the five options presented to locals, this received the most support. Then Roads Minister Jaala Pulford told Parliament in 2019 that the redevelopment of Sydney Road would not proceed without a business case and would only happen after the proposed Cobourg level crossing removal.

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Q36.5 partners with PowWord Communications for PR and marketing support in North America https://classicitaliancycles.com/q36-5-partners-with-powword-communications-for-pr-and-marketing-support-in-north-america/ Mon, 14 Nov 2022 20:59:54 +0000 https://classicitaliancycles.com/q36-5-partners-with-powword-communications-for-pr-and-marketing-support-in-north-america/ Italian premium cycling apparel brand Q36.5 has partnered with PowWord Communications to help provide PR and marketing support in North America, and to help develop retail partnerships through increased consumer awareness. Since 2013, Q36.5 has been creating innovative, industry-leading apparel and also launched its first footwear in 2021. A focus on comfort and performance is […]]]>

Italian premium cycling apparel brand Q36.5 has partnered with PowWord Communications to help provide PR and marketing support in North America, and to help develop retail partnerships through increased consumer awareness.

Since 2013, Q36.5 has been creating innovative, industry-leading apparel and also launched its first footwear in 2021. A focus on comfort and performance is a signature of the brands foundation, with Luigi Bergamo bringing to benefit from his extensive experience in fabric development. . With his wife Sabrina Bergamo Emmassi, herself a former professional cyclist, the couple sought to create a brand dedicated to performance, as well as durability. The company has painstakingly developed fabrics created from 100% recycled materials, with all fabrics and materials produced in Italy, less than 350 km from its headquarters in Bolzano.

“I am very happy to partner with Q36.5 and help them reach more consumers, as well as grow their presence within the IBD network”said Tim Jackson of PowWord Communications. “They have an amazing product line with some truly innovative features, but their commitment to sustainability and the environment is one of the things that I think sets them apart the most – and I can’t wait to tell that story to anyone. will listen.”

“We look forward to this new partnership with PowWord and Tim, and sharing our story and news”said Luigi Bergamo – Founder and CEO. “We look forward to an exciting year ahead and will have many great stories to share along the way.”

North American media inquiries may contact Tim Jackson Sucre@PowWordCommunications.com

Interested North American retailers can contact Walter De Luca Walter@q36-5.com

About Q36.5

The Italian brand of technical cycling clothing Q36.5, co-founded by Luigi Bergamo and Sabrina Emmasi, was born in 2013. Since its creation, Q36.5 has stood out for the use of high-tech fabrics aimed at facilitating the thermoregulation of athletes in situations of extreme effort in all environmental conditions, even the most difficult. The name of the brand is derived from this mission: Q as in Latin quaerere meaning ”search”, and 36.5, the ideal temperature in degrees Celsius of a healthy body. In 2021, Q36.5 also launched its first cycling shoe, the UNIQUE SHOES™ – the world’s first body-mapping shoe, already worn by several professional athletes and loved for its comfortable fit combined with its highly efficient power transfer.

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Designer Christmas gifts to invest in | Style https://classicitaliancycles.com/designer-christmas-gifts-to-invest-in-style/ Sun, 13 Nov 2022 00:03:01 +0000 https://classicitaliancycles.com/designer-christmas-gifts-to-invest-in-style/ OWant to know how the other half will deliver this Christmas? Let us inform you. With anti-banking handbags and shoes designed to completely wipe out all of Santa’s savings, you’re spoiled for choice. For bag lovers who have it all, there’s Fendi’s sequin Baguette (yours for £3,300) and Dior’s canvas Book Tote, which go on […]]]>

OWant to know how the other half will deliver this Christmas? Let us inform you. With anti-banking handbags and shoes designed to completely wipe out all of Santa’s savings, you’re spoiled for choice.

For bag lovers who have it all, there’s Fendi’s sequin Baguette (yours for £3,300) and Dior’s canvas Book Tote, which go on sale at Harrods later this month. Or why not treat the label lover in your life to a pair of trainers? Loewe’s version of the running shoe costs £450.

Maybe you mean it with silverware, in which case Prada’s first foray into fine jewelry deserves your attention. The Italian house’s first collection includes a bespoke love heart necklace which is made to order – it features a chunky chain necklace and a heavy charm that is sure to slow down Santa’s sleigh on Christmas Eve.

There are also astronomically priced gifts for pampered pooches thanks to Gucci, which is launching its line for high-income dogs this Christmas. Look for the dog sofa (yours for £5,000). Big spenders can also treat their loved ones to high-end children’s clothing (Mini Rodini is a favorite) as well as designer wellies and bikes with plenty of aesthetic appeal. It’s the season to dream big.

● La Grande Classique de Longines watch, £2,850, longines.com
● Earrings, £2,265, elhanati.com
● Bag, £1,600, aranyani.com

● Mini Lola bag, £1,150, Burberry

● True Square Automatic Open Heart Watch, £2,195, rado.com
● Panthère de Cartier watch, £7,450, cartier.com

● Canvas Book Tote, £2,550, Dior at Fabulous World of Dior, Harrods

● Alhambra bracelet, £5,400, vancleefarpels.com
● Ring, £6,825, pragnell.co.uk

● Heart necklace, made to order, Prada

● Silver bag, £2,090, balenciaga.com
● Mules, £695, jimmychoo.com
● Lucky Move Charms single earring, £3,630, messika.com

● Baguette bag, £3,300, Fendi

● Dice set, £355, and playing cards and case, £280, Maison Celine

● Globemaster Co-Axial Master Chronometer, £21,200, omegawatches.com
● Black Bay Bronze Watch, £3,380, tudorwatch.com

● Trainers, £450, Loewe, flannels.com

● Cashmere baseball cap, £605, loropiana.com
● Cufflinks, £4,050, Bulgari, selfridges.com

● Coated canvas tennis racket case and balls, £1,460, Louis Vuitton

● Cabin suitcase, £610, rimowa.com
● Aquaracer Professional 300 Orange Diver watch, £2,800, tagheuer.com

● Bike, from £189, bobbinbikes.com
● Jacket, £140, minirodini.com
● Boots, £45, hunterboots.com

● Pet bed, £5,710, and food bowl, £435, Gucci

● Lemon saucer, £115, Astier de Villatte, libertylondon.com
● Yellow and white plate, £40, Late Afternoon, libertylondon.com
● Plate of artichokes, £22, anna-nina.nl
● Cabbage plate, £22, Bordallo Pinheiro, libertylondon.com
● Check plate, £45, Crockery, libertylondon.com
● Geometric plate, £250 for six, ladoublej.com
● Oval platter, £110, bettinaceramica.com
● Heart plate, £26, Nathalie Lété, anthropologie.com
● Green and white plate, £40, henryhollandstudio.com
● Splatter side plate, £18, hotpottery.co.uk
● Swirl plate, £25, Arbala, glassette.com

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Is Santa Claus a veteran? – Daily Advocate & Early Bird News https://classicitaliancycles.com/is-santa-claus-a-veteran-daily-advocate-early-bird-news/ Fri, 11 Nov 2022 05:00:00 +0000 https://classicitaliancycles.com/is-santa-claus-a-veteran-daily-advocate-early-bird-news/ I first asked this question because this Friday is Veterans Day, which is a national holiday in the United States, and this Friday, Santa Claus is coming to town. I first speculated that Santa Claus had an affiliation with the United States Air Force, but soon realized there was no air flight until 1903 by […]]]>

I first asked this question because this Friday is Veterans Day, which is a national holiday in the United States, and this Friday, Santa Claus is coming to town. I first speculated that Santa Claus had an affiliation with the United States Air Force, but soon realized there was no air flight until 1903 by Wilbur and Orville Wright. Therefore, I assumed that Santa Claus simply wanted to offer his gratitude to the male and female veterans of the Versailles Vets Club. He wouldn’t be Santa Claus if he took for granted the very things that deserve his (and ours) gratitude.

Everyone knows Santa and Santa knows everyone and what we owe our veterans. But even if we don’t know veterans by name or face, we need to make our presence and gratitude known because we owe them so much. Maybe Santa Claus will indulge in a bowl of bean soup, with cornbread, etc., but even if he’s begging for carbs, you can and should participate. Veterans have the spirit of giving throughout the year and bean soup is a gift of love for the Versailles community.

I think Santa Claus was, at a minimum, an honorary religious Navy veteran. Here’s what I discovered while following the story.

Although Santa Claus cannot be searched with ancestory.com, the library, or any other form of legal documentation, we do know that his baptismal name was Nicholas and that he was a bishop in the fourth century. Nicholas was buried in a sarcophagus in a church in Maya, Greece. Maya was a maritime city in (ancient Greece or) Asia Minor. In 1087, a group of Greek Orthodox merchant sailors took part of the skeletal remains of Bishop Nicholas from his resting place and fled to protect the bones from Muslim sacrilege during the Seljuq dynasty. The remains were later enshrined in the Basilica of Saint Nicholas, in Bari, Italy.

Some of the smaller bones remained in the sarcophagus of the Church of Maya, Greece, but during the First Crusade Venetian sailors took the remaining fragments to Venice where they built a Church of Saint Nicholas in Venice at their return. Scientific research on the bones of Bari and Venice revealed that they belonged to the same skeleton, which is how the two Italian cities can claim the relics of Saint Nicholas.

Saint Nicholas is primarily considered the patron saint of sailors. Sailors around the world wish each other good luck saying, “May St. Nicholas take the helm. Saint Nicholas is also considered the saint of children and of both Amsterdam and Moscow.

We know that our current Santa goes by many names (Kris Kringle, Father Christmas, Saint Nick) but is derived from the legendary character of Saint Nicholas and celebrated around the world.

Now that we can assume that Santa Claus is a veteran of the high seas, that may be one of the reasons Santa Claus arrives so early. I mean, it’s not even Thanksgiving yet. While it’s true that Santa usually only appeared in December or at least until Thanksgiving was over, life has changed a lot. Like everything else, things change. Nowadays, personal decorations and gifts were not elaborate, overpriced or unnecessary. When we were kids, Christmas was about the only time we got presents, it was when we got the bike, the wagon, the baseball glove, the roller skates or a doll. As a result, we really looked forward to Christmas. I bet it doesn’t take much for you to rekindle your childhood excitement thinking about those Christmases. Isn’t that great!

Christmas can be the birth of Jesus Christ made man, born in poverty and deigned to be crucified by those he wanted to save. But in the 21st century, both parents are working, earning higher salaries, and often living beyond their means or in eternal debt. It is natural that each generation wants the best for its children. But define better, is it a little or an extreme measure?

It’s the consumer who drives the market and that’s why you see the Christmas season earlier and longer each year. Consider this, if you had a hall or party room to rent, would you turn away someone who wants to have their Christmas party in October or November? As the saying goes, the customer is always right. And as a former business owner, I can tell you that our employee Christmas party was in January, after the hectic days of Christmas decorating and shopping were over.

Finally, during my quest to find out if Santa was a veteran, I found myself pondering another question. That is, “How come Santa’s reindeer powered a sleigh that could fly, but the Wright brothers didn’t achieve such genius until 1903?” I discovered that Santa Claus was first reported in 1823 when the poem “The Night Before Christmas” was printed in the Sentinel newspaper in Troy, New York. Since I don’t understand invisible science like electric waves, radio waves and magnetic polarization, I can tell you but I can’t explain it. So there you have it, Santa Claus can use the magnetic field of the North Pole against the South Pole to take flight and propel the sleigh forward. Obviously, when the magnetic field of the sleigh is high, Santa Claus and the sleigh can fly higher and faster. And when the magnetic field strength of the sled decreases, the sled flies lower and slows down. (Full disclosure: I still don’t get it, but maybe you do.)

“America without its soldiers would be freedom without the power or the right to act, speak or think as one wishes without hindrance.” ~ C. Edwards

“The true soldier fights not because he hates what’s in front of him, but because he loves what’s behind him.” —GK Chesterton

“Alas! How sad the world would be if there were no Santa Claus! Then there would be no childlike faith, no poetry, no romance to make this existence bearable. ~ Francis P.

EVENTS TO COME

On Friday, November 11, from 4-7 p.m., the Versailles Vets Club is hosting its Bean Soup Dinner in honor of Veterans Day. Veterans like to cook a meal and serve the public. They will accept freewill offerings. Veterans Day is the time when Americans honor all living veterans. So come thank our local veterans.

Friday, November 11, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., is the Christmas party of the birthplace of Versailles. The shops in the city center will be open for your shopping convenience, there will be vendors of food, hot chocolate, biscuits, entertainment by school groups, with a light ceremony at 7 p.m. on the Place de la Fontaine. Santa Claus arrives soon after with carriage rides through the city center.

On Saturday, November 12, from 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m., there will be Breakfast with Father Christmas at Les Aigles de Versailles. Donation only for an “all you can eat” meal of breakfast sausage, scrambled eggs, silver pancakes, applesauce, chocolate milk, orange juice and coffee.

Also on Saturday, November 12, from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., St. Teresa’s Catholic Church in Covington (located at 6925 W. US Route 36) hosts its annual Christmas Bazaar. With lots of pastries. As well as the Darke County Singles Dance from 8-11 p.m., sponsored and held at Greenville VFW (219 N. Ohio Street). Music from “Hearts of Fire”. Doors open at 6 p.m. with a $7 admission fee.

Sunday, November 13, from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., karaoke at the Ansonia American Legion. The kitchen will be open during karaoke.

Sunday, November 13, fried chicken dinner from 4 p.m. by the Auxiliaries of the American Legion of Versailles at the Versailles Vets Club. Dine in, take out or drive. Phone orders can be placed as early as 3 p.m. by calling 937-526-5959.

Monday, November 14, 1-3:30 p.m., Memory Lane Dance at Greenville VFW. Music by Tom Everhart. Open to the public Admission $5 at the door.

Tuesday, November 15, from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. (widows/widowers) Breakfast with a wooden spoon.

Tuesday, Nov. 15, 4-8 p.m. Deep Fried Chicken at Creekside Drive N Go. Call ahead at (937) 526-4038. Dine in or take away.

Friday, Nov. 18, 5-7 p.m., Jen’s Burritos at the Ansonia American Legion. Perform available.

Happy birthday to Marcy Roll, Suzie Keihl, Robin Meinerding, Judith York, Missy Voisard, Tricia Monnin Carson, Sundra Bey, Jefferis H. Livingston, Lynn Langston, Corrie Jennings, Karen Kelch, Tammy O’Reilly, Levi Francis, Becky Chrisman, Hala Knapke, Debra Pohl, Jim McCutcheon, Shila Magoto, Monica Knapke, Benjamin Bey, Treva Siegel, Nina Barga, Matt Heitkamp, ​​Joe Herandez, Marcia Davidson, Katrina Hoening, Denise Ruhenkamp, ​​Etha Gehret, Sheree Kremer, Barb Marshal, Angie Francis, Toni Schafer, Lois Wollenhaupt, Margie Heitkamp, ​​Carroll Bertke, Scott Monnin, Jon Werling, Wanda Laughman, Maleah Bulcher, Nancy (Tom) Subler, Joan Ruschau, Rose Lucas, Steve Winner, Kevin Bohman, Janet Anderson, Kim Condon, Keith Hartzell, Candy Stump, Henry Uhlenhake, Diane Elsas, P. Jim Simons, Dee Stahl, Lauren Meinke, Shorty Keller, Carmen Kingrey, Gene Epperly, Dusty Francis and Uncle John Magoto as their birthdays approach as well as birthday wishes to Caitlin and Tom McNeilan (10), Lori and Jason Hemmelgarn (10), Kelly and Kevin Luthman, Donna and Allen Francis (25), Lisa and Joe Rush (25), Holly and Nick Keizer (28), Missy and Brad Francis (32), Shirley and D. Johns (??), Sue Ann and Joe Knapke (41), Kim and Randy Condon (44), Dee and Brian Monnin (44), Sheila and Jerry Barhorst (50), Mary Jo and Ken Voisard (55) , Mary Jean and Paul Meyer (57), and all those couples celebrating their anniversary this week.

Please keep in your prayers all those who have passed away, including those whose death anniversary is approaching. Please give your prayers of comfort and healing for the sick and suffering, for those struggling, caregivers and those mourning the loss of loved ones.

As a sign of kindness, thank the companies of Versailles for the City’s Christmas Party and for their dedication to the city. Without them, we really would be a ghost town. And thank the veterans who behaved with duty and honor for our country. Let them be an example of how to live your life, respect the beliefs and freedom of all of us.

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Check out this unique city bike shop! – Thatsmags.com https://classicitaliancycles.com/check-out-this-unique-city-bike-shop-thatsmags-com/ Wed, 09 Nov 2022 01:54:58 +0000 https://classicitaliancycles.com/check-out-this-unique-city-bike-shop-thatsmags-com/ It can be said that cycling is one of the sports that attracts the most attention this year. From the “biking fever” repeatedly mentioned by many mainstream media, to more and more people joining the cycling team, we can see that people are taking an interest in this incredibly fun activity, loving him more and […]]]>

It can be said that cycling is one of the sports that attracts the most attention this year. From the “biking fever” repeatedly mentioned by many mainstream media, to more and more people joining the cycling team, we can see that people are taking an interest in this incredibly fun activity, loving him more and more. For many people, cycling is not only a greener means of transport, but also a healthy sport and a trendy lifestyle.

The Chinese market is one of TREK’s fastest growing regional markets in recent years. Therefore, TREK recently launched a series of store upgrade plans in China with its Electra city bike brand, and will open a number of new stores to serve more consumers.

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On October 29, 2022, Electra opened a new flagship store at 88 Tongren Road, Jing’an District, Shanghai. It integrates a variety of riding concepts and pays attention to a large number of Shanghai city features to make bicycles more involved in city traffic and also allow cyclists to experience the beauty of the city through bicycles. It also showcases innovative models that will be launched worldwide in 2022. Equipped with the world-renowned state-of-the-art system – the new eBike Townie Go! series with the Intelligent Power Assist Unit Kit, as well as the limited-production designer collaboration Cruiser Fashion Go! series.

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As an urban bike sub-brand under TREK, Electra bikes are popular all over the world with their cool appearance and unique comfortable experience. At the same time, he was also loved by a number of Hollywood celebrities including Oprah, Paris Hilton, Justin Bieber, etc.

Electra currently has over 35% of the North American e-bike market share and over 50% of the urban comfort bike market share. Its Townie Original model was also the best-selling urban bike in the United States from 2014 to 2018. After entering the Chinese market, Electra quickly became a major player in the high-end urban bike market, and can often be seen and shared by runners and celebrities on various social networks.

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The store’s interior decor is mostly American industrial style, with a dazzling array of bikes lined up, including various models from different series. Electra weaves its specific design genes into each bike and features a unique frame development with patented Flat Foot Technology®, which alters the angle and height of the frame to achieve the most ergonomic rider positioning, allowing straighten your back, relax your arm and fully extend your legs. This technology pioneered and launched the “Comfort Bike” movement in the United States.

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Electra’s models can be roughly divided into three categories: the traditional American cruiser – the Cruiser series, the retro-chic commuter bike – the Loft series, and the most popular comfort bike in the United States – the Townie series. Basically, in the Electra bike store, you can find all kinds of bikes for adults and children that match your riding style and aesthetic requirements.

In the flagship store at 88 Tongren Road, you can also find e-bikes for those who want a unique riding experience. Electra accentuates its goal of continuous innovation in technologies and designs, according to the characteristics and functional needs of different groups of people.

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Electra Company particularly points out that regardless of age and gender, men, women or children can always find the right bike for a comfortable and fun riding experience at Electra Shanghai Tongren Road flagship store. Moreover, it is the only Electra brand store in Shanghai that offers free trial experience for e-bikes. The store also provides after-sales maintenance, delivery and other services. Customers in Shanghai and Beijing can also enjoy on-site maintenance services within the first year after purchasing the bike.

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On the opening day, the store also held the Shanghai Nostalgic Trend Ride event, inviting everyone to ride Electra bikes and experience Electra’s unique elegance and comfort along the Suzhou River.

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▲ Professional technicians adjust the bikes for everyone before departure

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▲ Of course, when you come to ride a bike like this, you can’t do without taking cool photos

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▲ The store also prepared exquisite refreshments for everyone

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▲ The store has a wide variety of equipment and accessories for everyone to choose from

City Go!

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This bike looks like an ordinary bike, but in fact it is equipped with a HYENA motor assembly. The LED controller can easily switch modes. The men’s version is equipped with 27.5 inch tyres, the women’s version – with 26 inch tyres. Flat Foot Technology® with the slightly forward pedals makes the ride more comfortable and provides a wider field of vision. They are colorful and fashionable, and you can easily ride further on all kinds of road conditions which will not be difficult for you to conquer at all.

Ghostrider Go!

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It was inspired by the world’s first “superbike” known for its power and speed. The hydroformed frame, super gloss black, chrome finish and custom license plate are the perfect combination of vintage style with modern e-bike technology. Powered by a German Bosch motor, you can ride further, even when it comes to climbing hills. It is easier to ride on hilly roads or when you are tired. Best of all: it’s still a bike that gives you that amazing thrill every time you pedal, delivering an enjoyable ride.

Naturally, the opening of Electra’s new flagship store in Shanghai inevitably meant the appearance of flagship products. In addition to the Electra designer models and newly launched bikes, this time the exclusive dealer presented the limited edition commemorative models of the century-old British craftsman bicycle brand Pashley. Simultaneously in the Tongren Road flagship store, the limited edition of the British Royal Limited Commemorative Bicycle Color was launched.

Britannia Platinum Champagne Special Edition

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For Her Majesty’s Platinum Millennium, Pashley has launched a special edition Britannia bike in “Platinum Champagne” color.

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The name Britannia comes from old Italian, and this series continues the modification of the frame and the classic 1920 handlebars, as well as the saddle, the chain guard and the fenders in Brooks leather, allowing the pilot to maintain a position graceful seating and a look whatever the weather.

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Every year in the UK there is a cycling event called Britannia, which invites all Pashley owners who love to ride to participate. The classic red version is also the same bike that Audrey Hepburn once rode. Pashley always keeps its own pace, providing beautiful handmade bikes. Qualified production methods can stand the test of time. It is not only a means of transportation, but also an object worth loving and inheriting. Pashley slows down tempo and time, and preserves and perpetuates the unique culture of bicycle manufacturing.

Picador

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It is a unique three-wheeled model that first appeared in the 1960s. After years of continuous improvement, the Picador has evolved into a three-wheeled bicycle that can meet all aspects of life. It has a set of 20 inch aluminum alloy wheels, and each wheel is equipped with aluminum alloy fenders, which can easily cope with all kinds of muddy roads and won’t stain your smart clothes.

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As a three-wheeled bicycle, the Picador has excellent stability and is equipped with drum brakes, rim brakes and parking brake systems to ensure rider safety in all aspects.

In addition, Picador also has a metal-covered rear basket with a capacity of up to 38 liters, which is impressive for a three-wheeled bike. It can also be fitted with an optional front basket.

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The Pashley dealer has also surprised the public with a small amount of British Morgan limited co-branded bikes, which are very hard to come by. They have been brought into the store for sale, ensuring that every UK bike is imported from the UK. As its name suggests, the Morgan series is inspired by the famous British racing car Morgan and is also one of the representatives of the legendary British design tradition. The Morgan Series uses a classic diamond frame design, with British Reynolds tubing, and classic race-style paint, full of speed.

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For fans of stylish vintage British style cars, the good news is that Pashley currently has a small number of models for each collection in the Tongren Road store!

Eco-friendly bicycle basket

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The basket is made from only 0.45 kg of recycled ocean plastic, but it can carry up to 5 kg of items. This design-optimized size holds up to 27 liters of contents, so you can carry everything you need and more with peace of mind.

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The basket is also easy to install and remove, with hooks and hook-and-loop straps made from recycled materials that can fit most models on the market. There are also handles on both sides, so the basket can also be used as a portable basket. There are currently three colorways, which easily match different bikes and styles.

Additionally, accessories from well-known brands – such as Brooks – can be found inside the store. There are leather saddles, panniers, baskets, handles, bells, etc. Everyone will find something fun and useful here to customize a bike to be truly unique. At the same time, the store also provides installation services, and the new bike can be modified when purchased. In addition, according to store representatives, the Electra Beijing store will also provide upgrade and accessory installation services.

READ MORE: How to choose the perfect city bike for cycling in Shanghai and Beijing

Shanghai store

Address: L102, 88 Tongren Road, Jing’an District, Shanghai

Such : 198 0211 2374

Business hours : Daily, 10 a.m.-10 p.m.

Beijing store

Address: A120b, SOLANA Blue Harbor Brand Street, 6 Chaoyang Park Road, Beijing

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Bike Trading Startup Tuvalum Closes €3M Series A Funding Round to Accelerate Growth in Europe https://classicitaliancycles.com/bike-trading-startup-tuvalum-closes-e3m-series-a-funding-round-to-accelerate-growth-in-europe/ Mon, 07 Nov 2022 08:42:13 +0000 https://classicitaliancycles.com/bike-trading-startup-tuvalum-closes-e3m-series-a-funding-round-to-accelerate-growth-in-europe/ Tuvalum, Europe’s leading online used bike trading platform, has closed a €3m Series A funding round, led by Demium and Athos Capital. The funding round also saw the participation of renowned business angels such as Joshua Novick, Andreas Mihalovits and Daruan Venture Capital, the investment vehicle of businessman David Ruiz de Andrés. The startup, founded […]]]>

Tuvalum, Europe’s leading online used bike trading platform, has closed a €3m Series A funding round, led by Demium and Athos Capital. The funding round also saw the participation of renowned business angels such as Joshua Novick, Andreas Mihalovits and Daruan Venture Capital, the investment vehicle of businessman David Ruiz de Andrés.

The startup, founded in 2015 in Valencia by Alejandro Pons and Ismael Labrador, was born out of the lack of reliable online bike trading services for cyclists and aficionados. Having enjoyed success in its niche in several countries in Europe, Tuvalum’s newly acquired funding will help it expand into the Italian and German markets and continue its growth in neighboring France.

“This tour is a reinforcement of confidence in our business model as an agent of change and transformation in the used bicycle market. This will help us drive our new business model, based on acquiring, buying, reconditioning and selling bikes across Europe,” said Alejandro Pons, CEO of Tuvalum.

Complementing their current professional-focused market, Tuvalum has successfully launched a range of retrade with the aim of accelerating the purchase and reconditioning of used bicycles. This new offer will also allow users to appraise their products for free, thus avoiding the resale of stolen and counterfeit bicycles.

To date, almost half of Tuvalum’s sales come from outside Spain. Their team hopes that with this new funding round, they can become the European benchmark in the sector of buying and selling used bikes. The company expects to end the year with a turnover close to 10 million euros after experiencing growth of more than 300%.

The retrade trend, focused on selling used goods to extend their lifespan and reduce mass consumption, is growing globally, especially among Gen Z and Millennial consumers. In 2021, the market was valued at $160 billion in the United States alone, up 15% from the previous year.

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Cyclist shot near park, start of GR restaurant week: Grand Rapids headlines Oct. 30-Nov. 11 4 https://classicitaliancycles.com/cyclist-shot-near-park-start-of-gr-restaurant-week-grand-rapids-headlines-oct-30-nov-11-4/ Fri, 04 Nov 2022 20:41:00 +0000 https://classicitaliancycles.com/cyclist-shot-near-park-start-of-gr-restaurant-week-grand-rapids-headlines-oct-30-nov-11-4/ GRAND RAPIDS, MI — Tuesday’s fatal shooting of a teenager riding a bicycle along a wooded road near the Grand River stunned the community. The young man, identified as 18-year-old Kane Coronado, was on a bicycle when he was shot, according to the Grand Rapids Police Department. Officers responded around 2:50 p.m. at the 2200 […]]]>

GRAND RAPIDS, MI — Tuesday’s fatal shooting of a teenager riding a bicycle along a wooded road near the Grand River stunned the community.

The young man, identified as 18-year-old Kane Coronado, was on a bicycle when he was shot, according to the Grand Rapids Police Department. Officers responded around 2:50 p.m. at the 2200 block of Indian Mounds Drive, across the Grand River from Millennium Park, and found the teenager injured.

Rescuers attempted rescue measures, but were unsuccessful. No suspect is in custody. MLive/The Grand Rapids Press has reached out to friends of Coronado to find out more about him. A vigil is scheduled for 7 p.m. on Friday, November 4 at the Grand River Pedestrian Bridge and there will be a candlelit Memorial Walk.

Here’s that title and others you may have missed this week:

‘It’s insane for all of us,’ says friend of cyclist who was shot dead

Friends of 18-year-old Kane Coronado say they can’t figure out who would shoot him.

A member of a West Michigan cycling group, Coronado was riding his bike along a wooded road near the Grand River when he was shot and killed.

Restaurant Week Returns to Grand Rapids with Over 40 Specialty Menus and Gourmet Prizes

Restaurant Week GR, the nine-day culinary event, kicked off Friday, November 4 with over 40 participating restaurants. Specialty menus include at least two courses for $25 or less or more than two courses for $25 or more.

Experience Grand Rapids encourages the community to get out and explore local cuisine at the 13th annual event which ends November 12.

Everything was shaken up: The redistricting turned the safe races of the House and the Senate of the Grand Rapids area into heated battles

General elections take place on Tuesday 8 November. The redistricting changed the political landscape in the Grand Rapids area, with Democrats and Republicans in once-secure seats pitted against each other.

There are several competitive races for Michigan House and Senate seats. Millions have been poured into West Michigan’s most contested seat for the 30th Senate District. The frontrunners are Republican Sen. Mark Huizenga, R-Walker and State Rep. David LaGrand.

Rosa Parks Circle ice rink reopens at full capacity

We haven’t had our first snowfall yet, but city officials announced Thursday that the Rosa Parks Circle skating rink will reopen Nov. 25 at full capacity.

The rink, 135 Monroe Center St. NW, will be available for ice skating for a fee at 10 a.m. and 9:30 p.m. from Friday, November 25 through February 26.

DeVos family, business establishment investing a lot of money in Grand Rapids City Commission races

A wealthy and influential West Michigan family financially backs candidates for the Grand Rapids City Commission. More than half a dozen members of the DeVos family — including the late patriarch, Rich DeVos, who co-founded Amway — contributed to First Ward candidate Drew Robbins and an additional $8,400 to Third Ward candidate Reverend Kenneth Hoskins .

MLive reported that campaign finance documents paint a picture of the Grand Rapids-area business establishment uniting around efforts to unseat First Ward Commissioner Kurt Reppart and defeat Third Ward candidate Kelsey Perdue. .

‘America is in crisis,’ says Ted Cruz as he fights for Republican John Gibbs in Grand Rapids

Michigan’s 3rd congressional district race is being watched nationally. Republican John Gibbs will face Democrat Hillary Scholten on November 8. Trump-backed Gibbs defeated incumbent U.S. Representative Peter Meijer of R-Grand Rapids Township, who voted to impeach the former president.

On Wednesday, R-Texas U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz came to Grand Rapids to host a rally for Gibbs at Noto’s Old World Italian Dining in Cascade Township. He urged the crowd to vote for Gibbs because “our county is on the line.”

Pete Buttigieg campaigns for Hillary Scholten, calling Republican John Gibbs an ‘extreme’ candidate

On Friday, U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg kicked off the campaign trail in Grand Rapids, touting Scholten as a candidate with community roots who will bring a “common sense problem-solving style” to Congress.

Bears, tigers and other animals crush and chew pumpkins at the Grand Rapids Zoo

With Halloween over, some of Grand Rapids’ biggest and cutest residents had a chance to smash and munch on giant pumpkins at the John Ball Zoo on Friday.

The pumpkins were donated to the zoo by Frederik Meijer Gardens, which used the giant gourds as part of its fall ‘Chrysanthemums and More’ exhibit.

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Ronald Cattelan | News, Sports, Jobs https://classicitaliancycles.com/ronald-cattelan-news-sports-jobs/ Wed, 02 Nov 2022 07:03:52 +0000 https://classicitaliancycles.com/ronald-cattelan-news-sports-jobs/ DENMARK, Wisconsin – Ronald Cattelan of Denmark, Wisconsin, a man of many interests and talents, passed away on Sunday, October 30, 2022. He was born in Detroit, MI on March 15, 1938, to the late Fred and Marie Cattelan. He graduated from high school in Norway in 1956 and immediately entered the air force for […]]]>

DENMARK, Wisconsin – Ronald Cattelan of Denmark, Wisconsin, a man of many interests and talents, passed away on Sunday, October 30, 2022.

He was born in Detroit, MI on March 15, 1938, to the late Fred and Marie Cattelan. He graduated from high school in Norway in 1956 and immediately entered the air force for four years.

In 1963, he graduated from Northern Michigan University and later earned his master’s degree from the University of Wisconsin at Oshkosh. He taught art at Preble Jr. High, Edison Middle School, and Preble High School, retiring in 1995.

Ron was still doing some form of carpentry after building his mother’s house during her college days. During the summer holidays, he completed small and large carpentry projects. He built the three houses his family resided in, two family cottages, and several houses for his son and others.

Living in UP allowed him to go downhill skiing. Later he tried cross-country skiing and participated in many races including 20 Birkiebiener races. Running was also on his list of activities, starting with 5k and 10k events and ending up doing 11 marathons.

To celebrate his 50th birthday, he did the 50-mile Ice Age Trail race. The bike, on-road and off-road, filled many summer weekends. His longest ride was the one-day Ride Across WI – 220 miles. Ron has also managed to do triathlons; his longest were Tinman events. He went golfing just for fun.

Ron was a member of All Saints Parish in Denmark, Knights of Columbus, Lions Club of Denmark, American Legion Post 363, Italian Club, Co-Founder of Bay Shore Bicycle Club, Friends of Neshota Park, Bailiff at Weidner Center and delivered meals on wheels.

Ron joked that his only regret wasn’t buying the Cadillac he wanted.

On December 27, 1965, Ron and Lu (formerly Lucille LaBelle) married and raised three sons and a daughter together.

Survivors include his wife, Lu; sons, Russell (Lorna), Ross (Rachel), Rory (Michelle) and their children, Alexa, Sophia, Isaac and Maria; and his daughter, Renee (Tetsuya) Yamada and their daughters, Risa and Rie. He is also survived by his brother, Ramon Cattelan; sisters, Yvonne (Vincent) Fiorucci and Suzanne Varda Cattelan; and godchildren, Tiffany (Joe) Baudhuin and Tony (Teena) Fiorucci. Also survived are a brother-in-law and a sister-in-law, Dan and Vi LaBelle, Talon and Steel Kilgore-Cavis; and nieces and nephews.

Ron was predeceased by his son, Ryan Michael; his parents; her in-laws, Lloyd and Alma LaBelle; and his sister-in-law, Alice LaBelle.

Visitation will be at All Saints Catholic Church in Denmark on Friday, November 4, from 10 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. Mass will be celebrated at noon, Fr. Xavier Amirtham, O. Praem officiating. Interment at All Saints Cemetery to follow.

Thank you to the staff at Unity Hospice and all the professionals who have helped Ron through his many medical journeys. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to St. Johns Homeless Shelter in Green Bay or your favorite charity in Ron’s name.

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