Month: January 2021

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL: Hastings’ and-1 gives Cardinals edge

first_img Louisiana continued to fight and after a pair of free throws by Brandi Williams the Cards found themselves down, 65-64. Trailing by two with under 10 seconds remaining, Pimentel hit a jumper tying the game at 70 and forcing overtime.In overtime, it was a back and forth affair. After Kinard hit a three, the Ragin’ Cajuns scored the next four points taking a one-point lead, 74-73. Late in overtime, Douchet hit a layup that put Louisiana ahead, 77-76.The Cardinals return to action on Saturday when they host McMurry. Tipoff for the contest is set for 7:30 p.m. It will be the Cards’ home opener.Prior to the contest, LU will receive its 2017-18 Southland Conference regular-season championship rings. “Two freshmen (Angel and Miya) and Shedricka came up with big minutes for us tonight,” remarked head coach Robin Harmony. “We got in foul trouble and you could tell it was our first game tonight. We missed some easy shots, but our kids hung in there and found a way to win. We don’t think it was pretty but any win on the road against a great team and the Sun Belt is big for us. We can now take the mistakes we had and learn from them.”The Cards had four players in double-figures, led by Barrs who scored 23 points, one point off her career-high. Barrs also added seven steals in the game. Moe Kinard followed with 13 points, Jadyn Pimentel scored 12, all in the second half, and Briana Laidler added 10 points in the win for the Cards.Barrs extended her steals streak early in the first quarter when she picked the pocket of Skyler Goodwin. The steal for Barrs was her 92nd straight game with at least one steal. Following the steal, the Cards went on a 9-0 run taking an 11-4 lead over the Ragin’ Cajuns.Louisiana trimmed the lead down to two, 13-11, but the Cards answered by scoring the final seven points of the quarter. Ashlan Miles hit a three at the buzzer putting the Cardinals ahead 20-11 after one quarter of play. Lamar sports informationLAFAYETTE, La. — The Lamar women’s basketball team opened the 2018-19 season with a 79-77 overtime victory over Louisiana on Tuesday night. The Cards had four players score in double-figures and were led by Chastadie Barrs with 23 points.Angel Hastings picked the best time for her first collegiate bucket as she hit a layup and was fouled with 8 seconds left in overtime. She made the free throw and the Cards took a two-point lead, 79-77. The Ragin’ Cajuns had a shot to win but the shot rimmed out.center_img Opening the second quarter, the Cards stretched their lead to 14, its largest lead in the first half, after a jumper by Barrs. However, the Ragin’ Cajuns answered back and cut the Cardinals lead down to two, 25-23. During the run for Louisiana, Lamar was held scoreless for four minutes. Louisiana took the lead, 30-29, after a three pointer by Andrea Cournoyer. Following the three, Lamar scored the final five points of the half and took a 34-30 lead into halftime.Opening the third quarter of action, the Cards stretched their lead to eight points after Shedricka Pierson hit a three-pointer. LU continued to attack and added to the lead when Laidler hit a jumper in the paint and the Cardinals found themselves ahead by 12, 47-35.Late in the third quarter, Louisiana slowly started coming back as a free throw by Ty’reona Douchet trimmed the Cardinals lead down to five, 51-46. The lead continued to shrink for LU as the Ragin’ Cajuns tied the game at 51 after three quarters of play.The entire fourth quarter remained close and Pimentel hit a jumper that put the Cards ahead 60-56.last_img read more

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HEALTHY LIVING — Blood pressure: The highs and lows

first_imgWhat is blood pressure?Blood pressure is the measure of the force of blood pushing against blood vessel walls. The heart pumps blood into the arteries, which carry the blood throughout the body. It’s expressed as a measurement with two numbers, with one number on top (systolic) and one on the bottom (diastolic), like a fraction. For example, 120/80 mm Hg. The top number refers to the amount of pressure in your arteries during the contraction of your heart muscle. This is called systolic pressure. The bottom number refers to your blood pressure when your heart muscle is between beats. This is called diastolic pressure. Both numbers are important in determining the state of your heart health. A normal reading would be any blood pressure below 120/80 mm Hg and above 90/60 mm Hg in an adult.High blood pressure, also called hypertension, is dangerous because it makes the heart work harder to pump blood out to the body and contributes to hardening of the arteries (atherosclerosis), stroke, kidney disease, eye problems, and the development of heart failure. One of the most dangerous aspects of hypertension is that you may not know that you have it. In fact, nearly one third of all people who have high blood pressure don’t know it. The only way to know if your blood pressure is high is through regular checkups. This is especially important if you have a close relative who has high blood pressure. Hypertension risk factors include obesity, drinking too much alcohol, smoking, and family history. Beta-blockers are a common treatment for hypertension. — Blood in the urine— Pounding in your chest, neck, or earsIf you have any of these symptoms, see a doctor immediately. You could be having a hypertensive crisis that could lead to a heart attack or stroke.Low blood pressure is characterized as less than 90/60. In younger people, low blood pressure with no symptoms (hypotension) is not a cause for concern. In older adults, however, it can be serious if the brain and other organs do not receive adequate blood flow. Symptoms of low blood pressure may include dizziness, and may occur especially when standing up from a sitting or lying down position. Causes include pregnancy, arrhythmia, medication side effects, and more. Treatments may include eating more salt in your diet and drinking more fluids. Sudden drops in blood pressure most commonly occur in someone who’s rising from a lying down or sitting position to standing. This kind of low blood pressure is known as postural hypotension or orthostatic hypotension. Another type of low blood pressure can occur when someone stands for a long period of time. This is called neurally mediated hypotension. When it leads to passing out, it is called vasovagal syncope.The risk of both low and high blood pressure normally increases with age due in part to normal changes during aging. In addition, blood flow to the heart muscle and the brain declines with age, often as a result of plaque buildup in blood vessels. An estimated 10% to 20% of people over age 65 have postural hypotension.My best advice, see your doctor immediately if you exhibit ANY of the above mentioned symptoms. Monitoring your blood pressure at home is relatively easy, simple-to-use monitors are sold at reasonable prices at pharmacies and in the pharmacy departments of most large department stores. A quick check once a week is a good idea to keep track of BP.Keep an eye on those numbers and stay healthy, my friends.Jody Holton writes about healthy living for The Port Arthur News. She can be reached at [email protected] If your blood pressure is extremely high, there may be certain symptoms to look out for, including:— Severe headache— Fatigue or confusioncenter_img — Vision problems— Chest pain— Difficulty breathing— Irregular heartbeatlast_img read more

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Charles Jeffrey (Jeff) Hermsen

first_img He was preceded in death by his parents, his sister, Gayle Legendre and his brother, Billy Hermsen.Jeff is survived by his loving wife, Connie Sue Long Hermsen of Nederland, his daughter, Kimberly Theriot Heisner of Port Neches, His sons, Jason Theriot and his wife, Tammie of Groves, Jeffrey ByronHermsen and his wife, Somer of Groves, his grandchildren,  Joshua Harris, Bryce Theriot, Alexis Theriot, Madison Betz Diaz, Holly Heisner, Brynna Hermsen and Baron Hermsen along with three great grandchildren, Elijah Harris, Presley Harris and Mila Diaz.He is also survived by his two sisters, Janet Owens of Whiting, New Jersey and Barbara Welsh of Georgetown, Texas, his brother, Rick Hermsen of Port Neches, several nieces and nephews.Visitation will be on Sunday, March 1, 2020 from 1:00 PM till 3:00 PM at Clayton Thompson Funeral Directors in Groves. Service to honor Jeff’s life will be at 3:00 PM Sunday at Clayton Thompson.Arrangements for cremation are entrusted to Clayton Thompson Funeral Home in Groves.In lieu of flowers, the family request donations to your favorite Charity in memory of Jeff. Charles Jeffrey (Jeff) Hermsen, 68,  of Nederland passed away on Saturday, February 22, 2020 at his home.He was born on January 18, 1952 to his parents, William Hermsen and Agatha Kordelski Hermsen in Elizabeth, New Jersey.Jeff was a resident of the area since 1947.center_img He graduated from French High School in Beaumont.He served in the U. S. Army from 1972 till 1974.Jeff retired from Chevron Phillips as an operator after 37 years of service, he began working at Gulf Oil in 1981 and proudly served in the Fire Brigrade.last_img read more

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Elizabeth Rose Morel

first_imgElizabeth Rose Morel, 83, went to her Heavenly Home on Thursday, January 07, 2021 in Cedar Park, Texas.She was born on April 12, 1937 in Port Arthur, Texas to her parents, Miguel and Melquiadez Aguilar.Rose, as she was affectionately known, had been a long-time resident of Port Arthur for most of her life. She was a devout Catholic and loved Jesus, she would pray her rosary daily.She loved working on word search puzzles and she enjoyed sewing and was quite a talented seamstress, she crocheted many blankets for loved ones and spent time visiting and drinking coffee with friends.She loved her family dearly, especially her grandchildren.She was preceded in death by her parents; her sisters, Catherine Cortez and Delfina Aguilar; her brothers Raymond, Santos, Ignacio, Frank and Mike (Jimmy) Aguilar; and Gerald Morel, her husband. Next UpShe attended Thomas Jefferson High School, was a long-time employee at Nick’s Grocery and eventually retired from HEB.Rose married Gerald Morel on March 15, 1962 and they were married for almost 55 years.She was a member of St. James Catholic Church in Port Arthur and later, a member of St. Bartholomew Catholic Church in Katy, Texas where she resided with her niece and nephew, Lidia and Ed Martinez.center_img Rose is survived by her son, Christopher Morel; her daughter, Karissa Weatherly; her 5 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren; Juanita and Juan Cuellar her sister and brother-in-law; Patrick Aguilar, her brother; along with numerous nieces and nephews.The family extends their deep appreciation to the medical staff at Cedar Park Regional Medical Center for the kindness and excellent care they provided to Rosie.We will be forever grateful. Due to COVID-19 concerns, visitation, Rosary and graveside services will be private and limited to family only.A public Memorial Mass will be scheduled at a future date when conditions are more appropriate.last_img read more

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Start Spreading the News: Yankees Drama Bronx Bombers Heads to Broadway

first_img In addition to Scolari and Shayne, the cast features Francois Battiste (Reggie Jackson), Chris Henry Coffey (Joe DiMaggio), Bill Dawes (Mickey Mantle), Christopher Jackson (Derek Jeter), Keith Nobbs (Billy Martin), John Wernke (Lou Gehrig) and C.J. Wilson (Babe Ruth). Battiste appeared in Simonson’s Magic/Bird, while Nobbs and Dawes both played roles in Simonson’s Lombardi. Bronx Bombers follows icon Yogi Berra and his wife Carmen through a century of the team’s trials and triumphs, bringing generations of Yankee legends together on one stage. As it celebrates and explores the timeless legacy of baseball’s most iconic team, the play takes a look at how and why the Yankees have remained so undeniably great. Christopher Jackson Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on March 2, 2014 Bronx Bombers marks the third work in a sports series for the stage conceived by producer Fran Kirmser, who was also behind Lombardi and Magic/Bird. This is also the third work in the series where co-producer Tony Ponturo has brought major sports leagues to the theater; in this case, the New York Yankees and Major League Baseball will serve as a special producing partners of the show. This is both organizations’ first foray on Broadway.  Replacing off-Broadway cast members Richard Topol and Wendy Makkena, respectively, are Emmy winner Peter Scolari, who appeared on Broadway in Simonson’s Magic/Bird and is known for his TV roles on Girls, Newhart and Bosom Buddies, as Yogi Berra, and Scolari’s real-life wife Tracy Shayne, whose Broadway credits include Chicago, Les Miserables and A Chorus Line, as Berra’s wife Carmen. Bronx Bombers is coming to the major leagues this winter: Broadway. The new play, written and directed by Eric Simonson (the scribe behind the sports dramas Lombardi and Magic/Bird), just finished its run at off-Broadway’s Primary Stages on October 19. It will begin performances at Broadway’s Circle in the Square Theatre on January 10 with the official opening night set for February 6. Star Files View Comments Bronx Bombers The design team includes Beowulf Borritt (sets), David C. Woolard (costumes), Jason Lyons (lights) and Lindsay Jones (original music & sound). Tracy Shaynelast_img read more

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I Marine Expeditionary Force

first_imgI Marine Expeditionary Force (I MEF) was activated in Okinawa on Nov. 8, 1969, and was reassigned to Camp Pendleton on April 14, 1971.I MEF is composed of I Marine Expeditionary Force, Headquarters Group, 1st Marine Expeditionary Brigade, 1st Marine Division, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, 1st Marine Logistics Group, and the 11th, 13th and 15th Marine Expeditionary units.I MEF is expeditionary in nature, planning for and conducting worldwide missions across the entire spectrum of conflict, from humanitarian assistance to direct combat operations and major theater warfare. This versatility makes I MEF one of the premier forces in readiness in the United States military. The I MEF staff plans for, conducts and supervises the training of Marine Air-Ground Task Force elements as required to meet these contingency taskings. Furthermore, I MEF is charged with developing standing operating procedures for all aspects of Marine Air-Ground Task Force operations and for the promulgation of contingency and war plans.In 2004, I MEF commanded 43,000 U.S. and United Kingdom forces in Iraq and Kuwait during Operation Iraqi Freedom II. In 2003, I MEF commanded more than 80,000 U.S. and U.K. forces in Iraq and Kuwait during Operation Iraqi Freedom. In addition, I MEF supported Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan in 2002, participated in Operation Restore Hope in Somalia in 1993, and participated in operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm in Southwest Asia from 1990 to 1991.Recently, I MEF has participated in Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom.Today, as a formidable organization within Marine Air-Ground Task Force concept, I MEF task organizes 50,000 Marines and Sailors to conduct worldwide operations.last_img read more

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CHILD CARE AND YOUTH PROGRAMS

first_imgChild Development CenterThe station’s Child Development Center provides care for children 6 weeks to 5 years of age. The CDC’s caring, knowledgeable professionals plan developmentally appropriate programs that are responsive to the unique needs, abilities and interests of your children. The center is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children and is DOD certified. Fees are based on total family income.Naval Station Norfolk’s Willoughby Child Development Center, at 8800 O’Conner Crescent, can be reached at 757-444-3008. For more information on this center, visit www.navymwrnavalstationnorfolk.com and select “Child Development Center” from the “Child & Youth” drop-down menu.Child Development HomesChild development homes offer quality care in a loving, learning home environment for children 4 weeks to 12 years of age. The CDH program also offers an opportunity for spouses to contribute to the family income while caring for their own children. All homes are certified by the DOD and applicable state licensing agencies. CDH providers are also encouraged to obtain Navy Child and Youth accreditation by the National Association for Family Child Care. As an additional quality assurance measure, CDH providers receive a minimum of one unannounced monitoring visit each month to assess providers’ relationships with children and families, appropriateness of the learning environment, planned activities, safety and health of the home, and other items. The goal of these visits is to provide programmatic support and ensure adherence to Navy standards and policies.For more information on local CDHs, call the Navy Mid-Atlantic Region Child Placement Program Office at 866-628-9232.24/7 Care CentersNaval Station Norfolk offers child care in two 24/7 centers (at 1788 Leutze Blvd. and 9655 Bacon Ave.). These centers primarily serve military personnel who work nontraditional hours — such as shift workers or watch standers — so they can balance the competing demands of family life and military readiness. The 24/7 centers combine the strengths of both in-home care and traditional center-based care. Facilities are home-like but provide more than one professional to supervise children. The centers also offer more opportunities for child socialization in large groups similar to center-based care. Centers are certified by the DOD.For more information, visit www.navymwrnavalstationnorfolk.com/child-youth/child-development-homes.School Age CareNaval Station Norfolk’s school-age care programs provide quality “out of school” activities for children in kindergarten through 12 years of age. The programs are designed to enhance rather than duplicate the school day, are affiliated with Boys & Girls Clubs of America and offer 4-H programs. During the school year, before- and after-school care is available for children with transportation provided to area elementary and middle schools. All-day care services are provided for school holiday weeks and school in-service days for enrolled members. During the summer months, recreation camps are offered to accommodate children while school is out. Field trips and special events are offered and free to all participants. Costs for care services are based on total family income. Programs are fully accredited with the Council on Accreditation.For more information on Naval Station Norfolk’s school-age care programs, visit www.navymwrnavalstationnorfolk.com and select “School Age Care” from the “Child & Youth” drop-down menu.School LiaisonA school liaison officer connects military families and private and public schools. The school liaison office provides support to service members during all stages of transition and deployment to ensure children receive every opportunity for quality education.The school liaison officer is in Building C-9, Room 129B at 9475 Bacon Ave. For more information, call 757-445-0350 or visit www.navymwrnavalstationnorfolk.com/child-youth/school-liaison-officer.Youth CenterYouth and teen programs offer developmental and recreational programs for youth through the age of 18. These programs are DOD certified and affiliated with Boys & Girls Clubs of America and 4-H. Both organizations have long been recognized as offering programs and services to youth that can instill a sense of leadership and offer opportunities for educational and career exploration and development.To contact the Naval Station Norfolk youth center on Bellinger Boulevard, call 757-444-8259. For more information on the center and its programs, visit www.navymwrnavalstationnorfolk.com and select “School Age Care” from the “Child & Youth” drop-down menu.Youth Sports ProgramThe youth sports program plans, organizes and conducts sports leagues, skills clinics, camps, fitness and health classes, special sporting events and outdoor recreation activities for children and youth through the age of 18. The youth sports program teaches the value of exercise, healthy living, competition, team building and group dynamics. Programs are affiliated with the National Alliance for Youth Sports.For more information on the youth sports program at Naval Station Norfolk, visit www.navymwrnavalstationnorfolk.com and select “School Age Care” from the “Child & Youth” drop-down menu.last_img read more

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First Rides: Blinding speeds, gravel, and MTB trails with the Specialized Turbo Creo SL

first_imgWe continued deeper into the woods, finding increasingly rough terrain, causing me to let air out of my tires several times (which started the day at about 40psi front, 42psi rear). Similar to the road ride, the Future Shock 2.0 is a welcome addition to the bike, taking the edge off and helping you pay attention to the trail ahead.Eventually we ended up on full-on singletrack MTB trails. It was here that we reached the limit of the Turbo Creo SL’s abilities. In fact, every local rider we saw from the moment we left the pavement was on a dual suspension mountain bike, who must have been perplexed by the gaggle of journalists rolling in on fat tire road bikes. Rocks, roots, and steep trail edges caused at least a dozen pedal strikes, while my rear tire skidded frequently down steep and loose sections.I’m sure the Future Shock was doing something, but it felt akin to an 80mm XC fork on a trail that requires twice that travel (or more). It was very reminiscent of my recent test of the BMC URS gravel bike, in which we navigated similar trails, with the bike feeling similarly out-of-place. Also like that ride, we didn’t get enough photos to accurately illustrate to you just how mildly terrifying the terrain was. You’ll have to take my word for it, but a mountain bike was the correct choice (my beat-up hands, arms, and shoulders were sufficient proof for me).The mountain bike trails also revealed to me that the high-cadence-specific motor can struggle at times off road. It’s not uncommon that you turn a corner on the trail and find yourself facing an immediate uphill sprint – and you’re not in the ideal cassette cog. These low-rpm situations are exactly the time where I want the motor’s help, but you don’t get the full juice until you’re on top of your gear. In contrast, the Shimano E8000 system and the 2020 Bosch motors kick in at a lower RPM, giving a welcome boost in a less-than-perfect situation. It also seemed that the Turbo system wasn’t quite as seamless as those competitors in terms of the quick on-off motor cycles when picking through technical sections.We hit blinding speeds as we returned to the asphalt, heading down the same descent as the previous day. My chain mysteriously threw off of the chainring as I went from coasting to pedaling, despite the rear derailleur clutch being engaged. My best guess is that it was due to remnants of poison oak and other vines clogging my cassette, after a muddy rut had sent me off-trail during the MTB portion.We ended up taking some loose and sandy farm roads back towards town, which revealed what I consider to be a near-universal truth with E-gravel bikes: You want more tire than you’re used to. Think of it this way – the extra power afforded by the motor increases your average speed significantly, so you’re taking every turn faster than normal. Our 38mm Pathfinder Pro tires felt great on roads and tighter-packed trail, but they skidded and washed out on dry, sandy trails. A knobby 42mm tire would have a bit more rolling resistance on the road, but when you have the motor’s assistance – who cares? I’ll take the knobs.The battery life of the Turbo Creo SL impressed me, with the second day ending at 6% battery life (having started at 150% with the dual batteries). It was a 3 hour, 24 minute ride, using the Turbo mode almost exclusively. This perfectly illustrates the design intent, targeting maximum efficiency and distance. In contrast, my ride on the BMC Alpenchallenge AMP Road was less than half the time, but ended up with about 25% battery left (because the Shimano motor puts out twice the torque of the Specialized unit).At the end of the day, e-bikes are here to stay, and it will take time for manufacturers to learn which style of system people want (i.e. long distance, high power, low RPM, high RPM). The biggest challenge right now is that the products are all over the map, so even if two friends both own e-bikes, they might have completely different capabilities. Consider the Specialized system if you value light weight, clean integration, and long distance over low-mid RPM punch.Specialized.com Specialized made a huge entry into E-road and E-gravel recently, with the all-new Turbo Creo SL. The tech-packed ride has a lightweight motor with sleek internal battery, along with option Range Extenders and full capability on and off-road. We traveled to Santa Cruz, California to try it for ourselves, for two days of intense riding on a wide variety of terrain.First Ride Review: Gravel, Road, and more with the Specialized Turbo Creo SL e-bikeE-road and E-gravel are on a rapid rise, with new models popping up all the time. Specialized has been selling e-bikes for commuting and mountain biking, and finally threw their hat into the skinny(ish) tire scene, with the all-new Turbo Creo SL. We did a mega tech breakdown on the new bike already, so check it out for all the details.Our two days of riding had us aboard two different builds. First up was a ~3 hour hilly road ride on the S-Works Turbo Creo SL, the high-end $14,000 model that’s just shy of the eye-popping Founder’s Edition. Day two had us getting dirty on the gravel-focused Turbo Creo SL Expert EVO.Hitting The RoadThings started as they normally do – install pedals, check your fit, and get ready to roll. We also downloaded the Mission Control app for full control of the motor system and to record ride data. Note that this is a second app in addition to the Specialized Ride app, which is used in conjunction with ANGi helmet crash sensors. You must start and stop both apps independently if you’re on an E-bike and an ANGi helmet, and Specialized is looking at integrated the two apps in the future to simplify things.We rolled out on an overcast morning, testing out all of the four motor modes (Off, Eco, Sport, Turbo). The motor isn’t loud but also isn’t completely silent, with a noise level similar to the Bosch and Shimano systems I’ve used this year. Our test bikes were all equipped with the innovative Range Extender battery pack in the seat tube bottle cage, making our display units show 150% battery life at the start of the excursion (riding with the internal battery alone shows 100% at full charge).We left town, and I started to get a feel for the system and its power curve. As discussed in our tech overview article, Specialized tuned their system specifically for maximum motor efficiency, and to be “in tune with a natural cadence”. In the real world, this means that the motor starts to kick in more as you get moving, so those first few pedal strokes from a stop don’t get much assistance.We hit the hills around Santa Cruz, and the design for high cadence performance became even more apparent. If you want all of the motor’s output, you simply have to ride with a high cadence. Specialized representatives noted that they’ve had to do some training and re-training of certain shops and customers, teaching them to ride at a higher pedaling RPM.Overall ride quality and feel of the Turbo Creo are outstanding, with the Future Shock 2.0 really taking the edge off of rough pavement and inspiring confidence, aided by the 28mm S-Works Turbo tires. With a complete bike weight of 26.8 lbs, it doesn’t feel like a boat anchor out of the saddle even with the motor completely off, and Specialized has done great work in keeping the package light.Once we pointed downhill with some long, winding roads, the handling of the Turbo Creo really started to shine. The low bottom bracket, long wheel base, and low center of gravity make the Creo feel like it’s on rails. The bike holds its line, swoops through corners, and feels absolutely at home on switchback descents.Heading back into town, we hit a long stretch of highway, and got to test the assistance limit of the motor. Our group rotated in a pace line that flirted with the 28mph limit, officially called “hauling ass” – especially on a windy day. The power cutoff feels perceptible but smooth enough, especially while at high cadence.Our high speeds also revealed a limitation of the spec, which is top-end gear range. With a 46×11 top gear, I found myself spinning out on more than one occasion, especially heading downhill or trying to close a gap (and not succeeding). This has been a common issue for E-road bikes, which need a 10-tooth small cog or larger chainring, in my opinion.Hitting The TrailDay two had us on the Turbo Creo SL Expert EVO – the gravel spec with dropper seat post, flared bars, and 38mm Pathfinder Pro 2Bliss tires. We opted for MTB pedals and shoes, since we got wind that the ride wouldn’t be quite as smooth as the previous day’s road adventure.This turned out to be true, as our ride quickly left the pavement and went into beautiful forests, with wide double-track trails that seemed perfect for a gravel bike.last_img read more

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Moots Presents 2009 Steamboat Springs Stage Race

first_imgMOOTS has announced that they will be the presenting sponsor of the 2009 Steamboat Springs Stage Race. The 2009 races will be in Steamboat Springs, Colorado between September 4th and 7th. They’ll include an individual TT, Circuit Race, Road Race, and Criterium. The format will be run as a general stage race, with overall General Classification done by time. Also, all registered athletes who start the individual time trial are automatically entered to win a custom Moots Vamoots or Compact road frame.last_img read more

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VeloNews Shows Wide Variety Among Garmin-Slipstream’s TT Bikes

first_imgDave Zabriskie runs his set up tight, with minimal pads run very, very narrow. Tyler Farrar runs them averagely narrow, but angles his elbow pads inward. By contrast, Ryder Hesjedal runs his really wide and really tall. Surprisingly, he’s able to get this with only minor modifications. VeloNews highlighted the difference between Garmin-Slipstream’s team time trial bikes and the bikes among typical European teams that don’t like to change setups between riders’ bikes. Check out the wildly different setups among three of Garmin’s top riders: David Millar’s bike is set up with thicker mountain bike grips.  For all the differences and observations, read the full article here.last_img read more

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