first_imgWelcome to new mexico, the Land of Enchantment! In the middle of New Mexico you will find Bernalillo County stretching from just east of the Sandia Mountains to the Volcano Cliffs on the west mesa. Bernalillo County has a population of 676,773 and is home to the city of Albuquerque, the county seat, and Kirtland Air Force Base.The county offers many historical and cultural attractions, plus modern amenities. In addition to its wide-open landscapes, open skies and peaceful natural settings, there are archeological sites, museums and parks. Outdoor activities abound, including fishing, golfing, whitewater rafting and camping.There are also shopping, dining and nightlife opportunities for residents to explore: Annual events and festivals celebrate everything from Native Americans to the hot air balloon fiesta that showcases the vibrancy of New Mexico.last_img read more

U.S. Air Force, 364th Training Squadron, Detachment 1

first_imgThe U.S. Air Force (USAF) Detachment 1 is assigned to the 364th Training Squadron at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas. Detachment 1 provides world-class initial skills apprentice and advanced level technical training in the areas of Pavements & Equipment, Emergency Management, Engineering, Vehicle Operations, and Security Forces. Detachment 1 produces over 1,400 mission-ready Airmen graduates annually. The detachment provides Airmen hands-on technical training and is fully accredited by the Community College of the Air Force (CCAF). Its apprentice graduates are awarded between 10 and 25 college credits depending on their training course.The USAF Construction Equipment & Pavements Maintenance schoolhouse consists of three initial skills apprentice training courses: a 40-academic day Air Force course focuses on career field safety, crane rigging fundamentals, snow and ice control, and water drainage systems. Students are trained to operate dump trucks, loaders, compact track loader, backhoe, and crawler tractor. They additionally learn how to place/form rigid pavements (concrete) and place/repair flexible pavements (asphalt). Upon completion of the 40-day course, students attend a 5-academic day inter-service course and are trained to operate a road grader to perform basic road leveling and V-ditching operations. Lastly, they complete a 9-academic day Air Force course on how to perform airfield/street sweeping operations using a multi-purpose sweeper. The Pavements & Equipment schoolhouse also teaches one advanced supplemental course: Pavements Maintenance Inspection & Repair (mobile course). This course is 10-academic days and graduates are awarded 3 CCAF college credits.The USAF Emergency Management schoolhouse instructs military and civil service students in three initial skill apprentice training courses. A 50-academic day Air Force course teaches USAF Civil Engineer deployment and contingency operations; major accidents and natural disaster response/recovery; emergency management planning; wartime nuclear, biological, and chemical defense operations. This course is followed by an 11-academic day inter-service Chemical/Biological/Radiological/Nuclear (CBRN) Responder course, where students earn a technician-level Hazardous Materials certification. Finally, students are taught instructor and teaching fundamentals in a 5-academic day Air Force course before graduating. The Emergency Management schoolhouse also teaches two advanced supplemental courses: Emergency Management Craftsman and CBRN Control Center (mobile course). Each of these courses are 10-academic days and graduates are awarded 3 CCAF college credits.The Engineering schoolhouse consists of two initial skills apprentice training courses: a 50-academic-day inter-service course followed by a 19-academic-day Air Force course. These courses teach apprentice-level Airmen Civil Engineer design, manual and computer aided drafting, conventional and automated drafting, engineer contingency support operations, GPS surveying, Geographical Information Systems, and USAF Civil Engineer wartime and contingency responsibilities. The Engineering schoolhouse also teaches four advanced supplemental courses: Engineering Craftsman, Construction Surveying, Advanced Geographical Information Systems, and Contract Construction Inspection (mobile course). Each of these courses are 10-academic days and graduates are awarded 3-4 CCAF college credits.The Vehicle Operations (Ground Transportation) schoolhouse trains Airmen in critical skills to become vehicle operators in the USAF. The 30-academic day initial skills apprentice course teaches Airmen how to operate 28- & 48-passenger buses; 4K, 10K, & 10K all-terrain forklifts; and tractor-trailers. Additional training is conducted in operator skills, basic driving hazards, operator maintenance, loading and lashing cargo, vehicle licensing, flight line driving, cargo distribution, and convoy operations.The Security Forces schoolhouse provides advanced-level training to USAF students through the U.S. Army Military Police School. Training is provided in the areas of special reaction team tactics, hostage negotiation techniques, military police investigation, protective services, conventional physical security, crime prevention, nonlethal weapons operations, anti-terrorism measures and combating terrorism on military installations.The detachment’s instructors have committed their efforts to instill in these Airmen our three core values: integrity first, service before self and excellence in all we do. By living by these core values, our Airmen ensure the U.S. Air Force will remain the world’s greatest air force. To contact the Air Force detachment, call 573-596-0811/5689.last_img read more

19 of the Best Fort Leonard Wood Restaurants (2021 Edition)

first_imgIntroductionIf you are new to Fort Leonard Wood, you are probably looking for easy food options as you settle in. During a move, it’s often convenient to just go with fast food, but here you can find some other options both on and off post. Take a look at these affordable suggestions if you need some help. Be sure to ask your new neighbors for top restaurant recommendations as you get to know the area better.Know what you’re hungry for? Click the links below to go straight to the information.(1-5) American Restaurants on Fort Leonard Wood(6-8) American Restaurants near Fort Leonard Wood(9-12) Mexican Restaurants near Fort Leonard Wood(13-16) Italian Restaurants near Fort Leonard Wood(17-16) Asian Restaurants near Fort Leonard WoodSuggested Read: Fort Leonard Wood Missouri: In-Depth Welcome Center19 Fort Leonard Wood RestaurantsDue to ongoing coronavirus concerns, it is best to confirm restaurant hours and restrictions before you go.American Cuisine1. Morelli Heights Bar & GrillAddress: 3404 Nebraska Ave., Bldg. 3210 Fort Leonard Wood, MO 65473Phone number: 1 (573) 329-6005At Morelli Heights Bar & Grill located on post, you can find well-priced portions of wings, nachos, and fries. They also have burgers and beers and an outdoor seating area.2. Ozark TavernAddress: Bldg. 492 North Dakota Ave. Fort Leonard Wood, MO 65473Phone number: 1 (573) 596-0001The Ozark Tavern is a casual dining sit-down restaurant on post. You can enjoy beers on tap and a full bar while you catch the game on one of their big screens. Fully Ozark themed decor creates a nice, comforting atmosphere to sit and relax in. Check out their Ozark Tinis and other specialty drinks!3. Sandwedge EateryAddress: 18694 FLW 26, Bldg. 10221 Fort Leonard Wood, MO 65473Phone number: 1 (573) 329-4770You can find the Sandwedge Eatery inside the Piney Valley Golf Course. They have great daily specials such as Mondays’ French Dip or Fridays’ Reubens, and $3 domestic beers!4. Strike ZoneAddress: 7077 Illinois Ave, Bldg. 1609 Fort Leonard Wood, MO 65473Phone number: 1 (573) 596-1498Strike Zone is inside the Daugherty Bowling Center, so you can enjoy food and snacks while knocking down pins. They have great daily specials like a $6.25 pork basket on Wednesdays. If you want to feed a big group in a social setting you’ll want to check this place out. They have more than enough room to accommodate plenty of friends and family!Restaurants Near Fort Leonard WoodAmerican Cuisine5. Randy’s Roadkill Bbq & GrillAddress: 12670 State Rt E Rolla, MO 65401Phone number: 1 (573) 368-3705Don’t be put off by its name. This local gem is tucked away, and may be a little hard to find, but is well worth it. Patrons love the rustic decor and friendly staff. Try their brisket and ribs in a two meat combo with coleslaw and mac n’ cheese.6. Carnivores Meats & DrinksAddress: 220 Marshall Dr. Ste 5, Saint Robert, MO 65584Phone number: 1 (573) 451-2090This place is for, you guessed it, meat lovers. Rustic but friendly, this local spot off post in Saint Robert is a reliable place for solid barbeque fare. Try their tri-tip and signature sauces.7. Cookin From ScratchAddress: 90 Truman St Newburg MO 65550Phone number: 1 (573) 762-3111Cookin’ From Scratch is located about 40 minutes north of post near Doolittle. It is an award winning restaurant that prides itself on making everything from scratch using only the freshest ingredients. They have burgers, sandwiches, steaks, and desserts!8. Callies Finger FoodsAddress: 878 Missouri Avenue 4 Saint Robert, MO 65584Phone number: 1 (573) 451-2447A local shop with really good prices, the favorite at Callies is the Chicago style hot dog. This place is friendly, conveniently located, and really useful for a quick bite.Mexican Cuisine9. Route 66 Taco CompanyAddress: 946 Missouri Ave. Ste 1, St. Robert, MO 65584Phone number: 1 (573) 232-1399Route 66 Taco Company is not your typical taco joint. They use special blends of fresh, quality ingredients to keep your taste buds stimulated. Check out their lava burrito or their wham bam shrimp tacos.10. Cancun Mexican GrillAddress: 690 Missouri Ave St. Robert, MO 65584Phone number: 1 (573) 336-8585Though a long way from its namesake, Cancun Mexican Grill is a local favorite in Saint Robert. They offer free chips for every table and have a robust menu with something for everyone. Check out their seafood enchiladas or their warrior chimichanga.11. Los Arcos Mexican Food & Tequila BarAddress: 1212 E State Rte 72 Rolla, MO 65401Phone number: 1 (573) 426-4388If you’re on the hunt for street style tacos, look no further. At Los Arcos, you can find a generous menu and great service. They have over 50 types of tequila as well! Try their fresh guacamole and chicken chimichangas.12. El Jimador Mexican RestaurantAddress: 220 Marshall Dr. Ste 6, Saint Robert, MO 65584Phone number: 1 (573) 336-7555Locals love El Jimador, with its tasty menu items and a super friendly staff, you can’t go wrong here when looking for solid Mexican fare. Fan favorites include their steak fajita plates and margarita specials.Italian Cuisine13. Tk’s PizzaAddress: 743 Missouri Ave. Saint Robert, MO 65584Phone number: 1 (573) 336-3278At Tk’s Pizza you’ll find hand tossed pizza for everyone. They have a 20 inch pizza for the really hungry, or a 10 inch cauliflower crust for the carb conscious. Check out some of their most popular pies including the buffalo chicken, chicken bacon ranch, and pepperoni pizzas.14. Pryor’s Fresh PizzaAddress: 100 N Bishop Ave., Rolla, MO 65401Phone number: 1 (573) 364-1293Pryor’s has been around since 1964, and their time tested flavors will not disappoint. Try their plain cheese or deluxe pizza that has had people coming back for years!15. Alex’s Pizza PalaceAddress: 122 W 8th St., Rolla, MO 65401Phone number: 1 (573) 364-2669At Alex’s Pizza Palace, you can sit down for a nice meal, or call in an order and bring a pie home. They have more than just pizza, so be sure to check out their other Italian classics like lasagna and chicken parmigiana.16. Cellar 66 Restaurant and Wine BarAddress: 115 N Benton St., Waynesville, MO 65583Phone number: 1 (573) 528-7675If you’re looking for a nice date-night spot, try out Cellar 66 located in the heart of Waynesville. Locals often start off with their meat and cheese plate. Ask the wait staff for good wine pairings as you explore their menu.Asian Cuisine17. IchibanAddress: 240 Marshall Dr. Ste 8, Saint Robert, MO 65584Phone number: 1 (573) 336-5036Meaning number one in Japanese, Ichiban is a local go-to for sushi and Asian fare. Check out their various specialty rolls or, if sushi is not your thing, their hibachi lunch specials.18. Cafe KoreaAddress: 839 VFW Memorial Dr. Ste 9, St. Robert, MO 65584Phone number: 1 (573) 336-3232Located right outside of post, Cafe Korea is a family restaurant serving authentic Korean and some Chinese cuisine. Try their beef bulgogi or their really filling bento lunch boxes!19. Glassico SushiAddress: 198 Old Rte 66, Saint Robert, MO 65584Phone number: 1 (573) 336-3877At Glassico Sushi you can get more than just sushi. They have Japanese fried chicken, fried dumplings, poke bowls, and a creamy vegetarian ramen.ConclusionSo there you have it! Begin your adventure with some of these time tested spots, and in no time, you will find your go-to spots! Explore your new area, make friends, and ask them for recommendations too. Good luck and bon appetit!The appearance of U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) visual information does not imply or constitute DoD endorsement.last_img read more

The Best Buckley AFB Schools: Daycare – High School (2021 Edition)

first_imgIntroductionSo you’ve just been assigned to Buckley Air Force Base. There’s a ton of things for you to do, but if you’re a parent, one of the first things you need to do when relocating to a new area is figure out where your kids are going to go to school and what your options are when it comes to childcare. You’ve got several choices here, whether you opt for a public or private school. Choosing the best school district is a big part of that. Luckily, there are several options available to you.Suggested Read: Buckley AFB: In-Depth Welcome Center Schools in Buckley AFBBuckley AFB Child CareBuckley Air Force Base offers two Child Care Centers that accept children from 6 weeks old to kindergarten age. A-Basin CDC offers space for 150 children, while Crested Butte CDC has space for 215. Both have waiting lists, and parents will have to register their children. Parents will have to create an account on militarychildcare.com to request childcare.Aurora Public School DistrictIf you live in privatized housing on Buckley Air Force base, you will be a part of the Aurora Public School District. You can find their information below:Aurora Public School DistrictEducational Services Center 115701 E. 1st Ave.Aurora, CO 80011Phone: 303-344-8060There are four schools that serve those who live on-base: one goes from pre-kindergarten to eighth grade. Another goes from kindergarten to eighth grade. There’s also a school that goes from pre-k to post-secondary, and a high school that covers 9th-12th grade.Elementary/Middle Schools in Buckley AFB1. Edna and John W. Mosley, P-855 N. Salida WayAurora, CO 80011Phone: 1 (303) 366-28072. Murphy Creek, P-81400 S. Old Tom Morris Rd.Aurora, CO 80018Phone: 1 (303) 366-05793. Vista PEAK Exploratory, P-824551 E 1st AveAurora, CO 80018Phone: 1 (303) 364-3757High Schools in Buckley AFB4. Vista Peak Preparatory, 9 -1224500 E. 6th Ave.Aurora, CO 80018Phone: 1 (303) 340-01215. Vista Peak Preparatory, 9 -121300 S. Sable BlvdAurora, CO 80012Phone: 1 (303) 755-7160Schools Near Buckley AFBFamilies living off-base have several great schools and daycare facilities to choose from in Aurora, Arapahoe County, and the greater Denver area. Check out the websites below to get more information.Daycares Near Buckley AFBMaking a decision about who should take care of your child can be hard. When you’re on the hunt for the right daycare facility or in-home daycare service, it helps to search for places like Care.com and Yelp for reviews. It also helps to visit any facilities you might be considering, as well.Public Schools Near Buckley AFBFamilies that choose to live off-base will have to enroll in a school within the district associated with their address. Public school districts generally don’t allow out-of-district enrollment. There are three public school districts near Buckley Air Force Base:1. Aurora Public Schools DistrictEducational Services Center 115701 E. 1st Ave.Aurora, CO 80011Phone: 1 (303) 344-8060Aurora Public Schools is the district that serves most of the area around Buckley Air Force Base. Most kids in the area will likely be enrolled at one of the 27 elementary schools, 6 P-8 schools, 7 middle schools, or 8 high schools if you don’t live on-base. The district’s site has a tool to locate the school closest to you based on your new address.2. Cherry Creek School District4700 South Yosemite StreetGreenwood Village, CO 80111Phone: 1 (303) 773-1184The Cherry Creek School District serves over 55,000 students across 8 municipalities in grades pre-k through 12th. It contains 45 elementary schools, 15 middle schools, and eight high schools. Their website includes a detailed directory dedicated to helping parents understand the ins and outs of athletics, health and wellness, college and career, transportation, and other services the district has to offer.3. Denver Public Schools District1860 Lincoln StreetDenver, CO 80203Phone: 1 (720) 423-3200The Denver Public School District serves over 93,000 students and is home to dozens of schools at every level, so finding the right one for your children might take a little work. Luckily, their website has a tool that can help you locate the school closest to you. The website also has detailed information on school choice, transportation, and other resources available to families within the district.Private Schools Near Buckley Air Force BaseParents who opt to send their children to a private school near Buckley Air Force Base will have no shortage of options. According to the Private School Review, there are 53 private schools in the area. While there are several that are religiously affiliated, many are nonsectarian. Here are some of the best private schools in Arapahoe County.1. Aspen Academy5859 S University BlvdGreenwood Village, CO 80121Phone: 1 (303) 346-3500Aspen Academy was established in 2005 and is a nonsectarian school. The school serves a little over 400 students, but keeps its class sizes small. There are about 8 students per teacher, and an average of 16 students in a class.2. Humanex Academy2700 S Zuni StreetEnglewood, CO 80110Phone: 1 (303) 783-0137Humanex Academy is an independent, nontraditional nonsectarian school serving children with learning differences like ADHD and autism. The school serves students in grades 6-12. With a small student of about 35 students and an average class size of 8 students, Humanex is an impressive school that meets a specific need.3. Saint Mary’s Academy4545 S University BlvdEnglewood, CO 80113Phone: 1 (303) 762-8300Saint Mary’s Academy is a Catholic school that was founded in 1874. The school is co-educational from K-8th grade and also has an All Girls High School. The school is noted for academic excellence and has a high percentage of faculty members with advanced degrees. Saint Mary’s serves nearly 700 students, but class sizes are small, with an average of 15 students per class.4. All Souls Catholic School4951 S Pennsylvania St.Englewood, CO 80113Phone: 1 (303) 789-2155All Souls Catholic School is affiliated with the church of the same name. The school serves students from K-8th grade and has a rather large population of 390 students. The ratio of students to teachers, however, is rarely low at 21:1.5. Ambleside School of Colorado1510 E. Phillips AvenueLittleton, CO 80122Phone: 1 (720) 468-0464Ambleside is a K-8 school with a small population of a little over 100 students. This allows them to keep class sizes small – around 15 students per class. The school touts a challenging academic curriculum that focuses on art, nature study, music, math, and science.ConclusionMoving is stressful, and finding the best school or daycare for your child can be a time-consuming process. Thankfully, there are plenty of options in and around Buckley Air Force Base and the larger Denver area to make sure your child’s mental and physical well-being will be taken care of. We hope the above information helps make your search easier and allows you to spend more time with your family as you settle in.last_img read more

Null Winds Aerodefender aero fenders slice headwinds faster than aero wheels!

first_imgAero gains are the ultimate in getting more speed without cranking out more power. If you’ve already bought into the ‘Aero is everything’ mindset, perhaps it is time to look to Null Winds’ Aerodefender upper wheel fairings. Claiming to offer more speed in a headwind vs. aero carbon wheels (and more stability), the pointy carbon fiber wheel fairings have proven themselves in downhill coasting tests. And now you can pre-order a set over at Indiegogo…Null Winds Aerodefender carbon aero partial wheel fairingsOK, hold your judgement for just a minute, and let’s take a look at Null Winds’ claims and what they say is the science behind their Aerodefender.The basic concept is that the faster, forward spinning upper portion of a bike’s wheel & tire generates the most drag slowing the bike down. By encasing that section of the spinning wheel inside the Aerodefender partial upper wheel fairing, drag is reduced in primarily headwind conditions. And you go faster.To test out (and prove) their system, Null Winds paired two identical aero tri bikes in a roll down test into a moderate headwind, then repeated it switching riders. The result was that the Aerodefender-equipped bike was always faster, on average 7 seconds faster per kilometer!And now you can pre-order a set for your road or triathlon bike for a limited time through their Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign.Aerodefender partial upper wheel fairings Tech DetailsThe Aerodefender partial upper wheel fairing claim to reduce the effective wind speed that the spinning wheel is exposed to, thus reducing drag and making you faster. To do that the hand crafted carbon fairings use custom hidden internal mounting brackets that attach to you bike’s fork legs and chainstays with a mix of velcro, zip ties, and alloy hardware.The Aerodefender is available in versions for either rim brake or disc brake equipped bikes. The rim brake versions include cutouts for your brake calipers and are designed to use 23-28mm tires. The disc brake versions include more internal clearance up to 38mm tires, and can also be custom trimmed for rim brake bikes sporting larger tires.A two-piece, front & rear pair of carbon upper wheel fairings weighs approximately 700g and is available to Indiegogo supporters starting at $500 (or ~$310 for one wheel). A cheaper fiberglass version is also available starting at $360 and weighs approximately 1000g for the set.For now the Aerodefenders are made in the US. Null Wind has also partnered with popular West Coast triathlon shop Triathlon Lab who will stock the carbon Aerodefenders starting in early October, and will offer install services.The Indiegogo is a flexible crowdfunding campaign and runs for one month for pre-orders. Early backers will already get their wheel fairings as early as Oct 2018, with all backers of the campaign expected to have orders fulfilled by the end of Nov 2018.Now, go watch a ton of their expository videos on YouTube or Indiegogo, and discuss…NullWinds.comlast_img read more

Philadelphia Bike Expo “Exploding”

first_imgPRESS RELEASE: The list of Sponsors and Exhibitors Keeps on Growing By now, the Philadelphia Bike Expo, to be held October 30 and 31, 2010, is an established fact. When  venerable custom bicycle builder Bilenky Cycle Works,  teamed up with the long-time bicycle advocacy group the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia (BCGP) to present two days of cycling-related activities, the interest was immediate and excitement built quickly.“The Bike Expo is no longer just an idea or a dream in the minds of a few people,” says Stephen Bilenky, owner of Bilenky Cycle Works, “We have over 30 confirmed exhibitors, and our number of sponsors, keeps on increasing, too. Fuji Bicycles, Cyfac and Urban Outfitters are now included. Check out philabikeexpo.com for the latest.”In the spirit of its namesake hometown, the City of Brotherly Love, The Philadelphia Bike Expo is an all-embracing celebration to include every sector of bike culture. From Cat 1 to alley cats, fixies, freds, nerds and newbies all will be welcomed and represented.In addition to exhibition space booked with national and international artisans and manufacturers of bikes, accessories andapparel, an eclectic schedule of informative panels, workshops, and demonstrations is in place.There are many ways to get involved. For industry, some exhibitor booths and sponsorship opportunities are still available. Bike shops can host feeder rides, and the Expo is shouting out to the cycling community to participate in the swapmeet, and to join the Expo’s couch-surfing network and extend Philly-style hospitality to those who may be attending from afar.  A model search is on for the fashion show which promises to be a highlight of this action-packed weekend.Philadelphia Bike Expo will be held Saturday and Sunday October 30 and 31, 2010 at the 23rd Street Armory (22 S. 23rd St. Philadelphia, PA 19103).last_img read more

EB17: Token builds a better wheel with fewer pieces, Zenith takes to the road,…

first_imgThe wheels also feature their Z1 hubset which has been designed with wider flanges and bearing spacing for a better performing wheel. The hubs feature tool free end caps on the disc brake compatible version so you can run multiple thru axle or QR options.Available in rim brake only, the Konax Tri will sell for $1,699 a set. This year at Eurobike, Token was very excited about their new rims. Lumped into the Zenith family, Token claims that they were able to create a stronger rim by limiting the number of carbon plies in the layup. It’s not that they’re using any less carbon, it’s that they’re using fewer pieces thanks to a new method of manufacturing they developed which uses a single piece of carbon from bead to bead to create the aero profile of the rim (think one horseshoe shaped piece of carbon, rather than multiple rectangles overlapped). By doing this, the brand claims that there are fewer points of overlap compared to traditional layups which form the weak point of the system. The deepest option, the Konax Tri, is a 76mm deep rim with a 20mm wide internal (27.4mm external). Like all of the Zenith rims, the Konax Tri is tubeless ready using a 3M rim tape that carries a 150psi rating. Dropping down to the Konax Pro, this rim measures 52mm deep with the same 20/27.4mm width and OAD (Optimized Aerodynamic Design) profile. The last wheel in the series is the Ventous with a 36mm deep profile, and 20/27.4mm width. Both of these wheels are available in rim brake versions with the high end Z1 hubs with Token TFT Hybrid Ceramic bearings for $1499 (Ventous) and $1599 (Konax Pro), but they’re also available in a disc brake version without the TFT bearings.The disc brake versions will come with a more common straight pull, Centerlock disc hub that fits 12mm thru axles but includes a QR adapter. Since the hubs are less expensive, the wheels drop a bit in price to $1299 for the Ventous, and $1399 for the Konax Pro. In development for more than 3 years, the brand is finally ready to bring what they call Conti-Fiber to market with three different rim profiles.center_img Finally, Token had this little Push’n-Turn carbon steerer expander which is quite light at just 19g. Yes, there are others that are lighter, but at just $25, the Token model will be hard to beat in terms of price. Safe for any steerer from 22-25mm, aluminum, steel, or carbon.tokenproducts.com A new wheel that’s not a part of the Zenith line but still features Conti-Fiber construction, the Roubx takes aim at the growing gravel market. Pretty wild in its design, the two photos above are actually of the same wheel, just different sides.If the green is a bit much, there’s also a more subdued grey option. Running a 33mm deep, 25.3 internal/31.2mm external hookless carbon rim, the Roubx also includes an asymmetric spoke bed and is tubeless ready. Offered in a number of hub configurations with their D1 hubs, the wheels ship with tubeless tape and valves for $1299.last_img read more

2019 Trek Madone Disc race bike blends aerodynamics, comfort & light weight

first_imgThe Trek Madone has a legacy of being their top-level, do it all race bike. The prior iteration added aerodynamics to the mix, but left the Emonda as their “light weight” climbing bike, and the Domane as their more compliant fondo and endurance road bike. Now, the 2019 Trek Madone Disc looks to package the best of all of those models into an all-new category killer. It uses an IsoSpeed seatmast design, integrated cockpit parts and shapely tubes, and a new layup to reduce weight. Then, they considered fit and rider comfort. Here’s how it all comes together…The top level Madone SLR 9 frame uses 700-series OCLV carbon, their lightest, strongest material. It’s molded into a KVF shape on the downtube and elsewhere, which is a Kamm Virtual Foil. Essentially, it’s shaped to keep the air moving smoothly over the tubes and off the back, reducing turbulence and separation.Even with all the added comfort features, they wanted to keep the complete bike weight at or under the weight of a comparable 2014 Madone. Target weight was 7.5kg, which they managed to beat with an unpainted frame built with a slammed stem and Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 hydro group and Bontrager wheels and tires. Frame weight, unpainted, comes in at 870g (claimed). The seatmast adds 151g, and all IsoSpeed hardware, derailleur hanger, seat clamp and other bits add about 80g. The interesting part? There’s a disc brake version, too, and it weighs in at 885g…15g heavier than the disc brake model.Comfort comes from a new IsoSpeed design that rotates the compliance parts into the top tube to improve aerodynamics. The bottom of the seatmast is connected to the beam running under the top tube, which is decoupled from the rest of the top tube with an elastomer. As the seatmast flexes rearward, the beam under the top tube flexes like a leaf spring. You can limit how much flex it allows by sliding the coupler back further, or move it forward for more flex. The back of the seat tube has additional adjustments to let you fine tune the rebound characteristics. They say this new design makes the compliance more uniform across frame sizes, too.The upper seatmast slides into the lower section and has height adjustment, plus a nifty light connection for their Bontrager lights. The saddle clamp itself is a beautiful single bolt design that wedges a round clamp inside…loosen the bolt and you can slide the seat fore/aft and rotate it, then tighten it down to lock everything into place.2019 Madone AerodynamicsThe addition of disc brakes, a revised fit, and more measures for increasing rider comfort meant they had to redesign the bike to match the prior versions aerodynamics. Within their target wind angle range of +/- 12.5º yaw (which are the angles they say are most common when riding), they kept the new Madone wishing 14g of drag of the old one at a normalized 30mph (with a mannequin and 2 water bottles). That’s impressive considering the old one had rim brakes shielded from the wind.Besides just the rotors, it’s also the cables and hoses that cause drag. Notice there’s no front brake hose exposed to the wind? That’s because it’s routed inside the fork’s steerer and through the leg, with a bonded tube inside to make it super easy to install or replace. Other cables, wires and hoses are routed through there as well, sending everything inside the frame all the way until they’re needed. The headset spacers are custom shaped to match the stem’s profile and maintain the aerodynamics. And they use a split design that clips together so you don’t have to undo any cables or wires to add or remove them.Prior models were offered in one of two fits: H1 and H2, with more or less aggressive posturing for the rider. For this one, they split the difference and created an H1.5 fit to cover the vast majority of riders with a single geometry. Besides the obvious economies of scale benefits, this also let them further refine the aerodynamics around a single frame shape. They also improved ergonomics by sweeping the bar backward and giving it a broad, flat top to rest your hands on.To increase the fit opportunities, they revised their integrated bar and stem to have 40+ positions using different sizes and spacers. The handlebars have a split clamp section, with the main part hidden inside the stem and the face of the bar putting a more aero shape in front of the stem.The downtube contains a port for electronic group junction boxes or control centers. The top model, shown here, gets full Shimano Dura-Ace Di2, Bontrager Aeolus X X X 6 wheels and comes in at $11,999 to $12,499 depending on options.Trek Madone Video OverviewBecause it’s fun watching people ride bikes.2019 Trek Madone Road BikesSitting directly below the SLR 9 Disc featured above is the SLR 8, a rim brake version using the same 700-series OCLV carbon. This one gets a Trek-Segafredo team replica paint scheme, Dura-Ace mechanical and Bontrager Aeolus Pro 5 tubeless ready wheels and tires for $7,499-$7,999.Besides the braking method, one key difference between the models is tire clearance. Rim brake models are recommended with 700×25, but the disc brake bikes get approval for 28mm tires.Below that sits the SLR 6 Disc, available in women’s (above) and men’s (below) versions. They share the 700-series frame, but step down to Ultegra mechanical for $5,999-$6,499. Each of the bikes shown here come in four different colorways, and you can get them through Project One to customize the build and colorway.It’s not just Trek that’s made the move to disc brakes for their top-level race bikes. Check out the other new aero road bikes from Specialized, BMC and Cannondale that’ll likely be racing alongside this Madone in the Tour de France.TrekBikes.comSaveSaveSaveSavelast_img read more

Odds & Ends: John Cameron Mitchell Writing Musical TV Series & More

first_imgJohn Cameron Mitchell(Photo: Emilio Madrid-Kuser) View Comments Sweeney Todd Originals Len Cariou & Angela Lansbury to ReuniteBroadway’s original Tony-winning Sweeney Todd leading man, Len Cariou, will join his Tony-winning Mrs. Lovett, Angela Lansbury, for Sondheim at Seven, a gala revue for Irish Repertory Theatre on June 13 at 7:00pm. Also joining the previously announced Lansbury and a slew of stars will be 2005 Tony-nommed Sweeney Todd showstopper Michael Cerveris. Charlotte Moore will direct the evening at the Town Hall.P.S. Jennifer Hudson revisited “I Know Where I’ve Been” from Hairspray with an earth-shattering performance at Center Theatre Group’s 50th-anniversary celebration. John Cameron Mitchell Writing Musical TV SeriesHedwig and the Angry Inch creator John Cameron Mitchell is at work on an autobiographical musical TV series. The Tony winner revealed the news in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter. “Right now I’m writing a musical television series,” said Mitchell. “I’d star and maybe co-direct. I’m also writing the songs.” No word on a timeline for the series, titled Homunculus, but Mitchell seems pretty pumped. “It’s been consuming me for the past year, and I’m thrilled.”Hamilton Cast Album Wins Billboard Music AwardHistory has its eyes on Broadway’s biggest hit. The cast recording to Hamilton won a Billboard Music Award on May 21, almost two years after its release. The Atlantic Records album with a score by Lin-Manuel Miranda took home the prize for Top Soundtrack/Cast Album.Jane Krakowski to Perform at Famed Rainbow RoomTony winner Jane Krakowski will kick off the concert series Live from the Rainbow Room with a performance on June 23 at 6:30pm. Manhattan’s iconic “venue in the sky” will host 200 guests for the one-night performance. Get ready for the can’t-miss evening by looking back at Krakowski singing from her recent Broadway turn in She Loves Me. Star Files Len Cariou Angela Lansburylast_img read more

Victoria Clark Replaces Julie White in Assassins at City Center Encores! Off-Center

first_img View Comments Victoria Clark(Photo: Caitlin McNaney) Tony winner Victoria Clark will now play Sara Jane Moore in City Center’s starry Encores! Off-Center production of Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman’s Assassins. Clark takes over for the previously announced Tony winner Julie White in the revival running July 12-15 at City Center.Also set to appear in Assassins is Steven Pasquale (John Wilkes Booth), Alex Brightman (Giuseppe Zangara), Steven Boyer (John Hinckley Jr.), John Ellison Conlee (Charles Guiteau), Clifton Duncan (The Balladeer), Shuler Hensley (Leon Czolgosz), Ethan Lipton (The Proprietor), Erin Markey (Lynette “Squeaky” Fromme), Cory Michael Smith (Lee Harvey Oswald) and Danny Wolohan (Samuel Byck). Assassins will be directed by Anne Kauffman, with music direction by Chris Fenwick and choreography by Lorin Latarro.Clark is a Tony winner for The Light in the Piazza who has also appeared on Broadway in Gigi, Cinderella, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Urinetown, Titanic, Sister Act and a slew of other shows.Other musicals set for the 2017 Encores! Off-Center series include Kirsten Childs’ 2000 work The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin (July 26-27) starring Nikki M. James and Maurice Sendak and Carole King’s Really Rosie (August 2-5) starring Taylor Caldwell.last_img read more