Closing Time! Seven Great Broadway Plays and Musicals to See Before They’re Gone

first_img Big Fish Best Reason to See It: The thrill of seeing two-time Tony winner Norbert Leo Butz light up the stage as the hopelessly romantic dreamer Edward Bloom. Big Fish is a must for anyone who still believes that whimsical theater magic is the stuff dreams are made of. Closes Sunday, December 29. 700 Sundays Best Reason to See It: Not only is Billy Crystal’s 700 Sundays good, clean, family entertainment, but the legendary comedian and actor proves exactly why he is one of the Hollywood greats. The show makes you want to call your parents and tell them you love them. Closes Sunday, January 5. Spider-Man, Turn Off the Dark Best Reason to See It: “And you say rise above.” From its amazing visual effects and awesome costumes to its and rock opera score and high-flying performances, the epic retelling of one of the greatest superhero origin stories still soars. Spider-Man is an irresistible spectacle. Closes Saturday, January 4. Annie Best Reason to See It: There’s something magical about this Broadway.com Audience Choice Award-winning revival. Don’t wait until “tomorrow” to enjoy the rags-to-riches story and the timeless music, which is as fresh and fun as ever. Closes Sunday, January 5. Macbeth Best Reason to See It: Ethan Hawke and Anne-Marie Duff headline Jack O’Brien’s dark, sexy and chilling production, but Malcolm Gets, John Glover and Byron Jennings as devious, gender-bending witches make this bloodbath a real treat. Closes Sunday, January 12. First Date Best Reason to See It: First dates can be awkward, but Alan Zachary and Michael Weiner’s punchy score and Zachary Levi and Krysta Rodriguez’s palpable chemistry make this musical First Date funny and identifiable for singles and couples of all kinds. Closes Sunday, January 5. Betrayal Best Reason to See It: The excitement of watching real-life married couple Daniel Craig and Rachel Weisz play well-heeled and hard-drinking adulterers. Mike Nichols’ revival of Harold Pinter’s Betrayal is a perfect night for those who savor scandalous stagecraft. Closes Sunday, January 5. As the year comes to an end, it’s time to say good-bye to seven high-profile Broadway productions set to close in the next few weeks. Below, our quickie guide to what makes these plays and musicals must-sees. Choose one (or more) and get tickets now! View Commentslast_img read more

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Office of Naval Intelligence Detachment-Newport

first_img686 Cushing RoadPhone: 401-841-3033Fax: 401-841-3034Website: www.usnwc.eduThe Office of Naval Intelligence Detachment Newport is part of the Office of Naval Intelligence, headquartered in Suitland, Maryland. The detachment provides integrated intelligence expertise essential for war gaming, research, warfare analysis and planning at the Naval War College to prepare the Navy and joint force for the most complex operational and strategic challenges. Detachment members are integrated into Naval War College war gaming teams for game design, development, testing and execution, providing intelligence-related subject-matter expertise. The detachment is also fully integrated into various regional and functional analytic efforts at the Naval War College, supporting the Halsey, Gravely and Mahan student research groups, the Maritime Advanced Warfighting School and others. In addition, the detachment is the point of presence for dedicated network support in the region.last_img read more

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first_img355TH MEDICAL GROUPThe 355th Medical Group is housed in the Medical Treatment Facility, a well-maintained, 55-year-old building and $19 million, 45,000-square-foot addition to help better focus on wellness and patient-centered care. The Ambulatory Health Care Facility addition opened July 3, 2002. The staff includes dozens of physicians, physician extenders and several dentists who offer a wide range of medical and dental specialties.The 355th Medical Group averages more than 8,000 outpatient visits, about 23,000 laboratory procedures and 25,000 filled prescriptions each month. The providers and technicians maintain the highest level of professional competency and participate in training affiliation agreements with several civilian institutions, which include St. Joseph’s Hospital, Tucson Medical Center and the Veterans Affairs Medical Center. There are no emergency services at the facility, so members needing urgent care are directed to one of the many off-base facilities with these capabilities.Also, the clinic is closed in the morning every third Thursday for readiness training and reopens at 12:30 p.m.DENTAL CLINICThe dental clinic has the capability to treat active-duty military members with most dental conditions except orthodontics. Active-duty military family members are encouraged to enroll in the TRICARE Dental Program since they are not eligible for scheduled appointments at the base dental clinic. Dental clinic hours are 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. To schedule an appointment during normal duty hours, call 520-228-2652/2651/2650. Screening appointments for dental urgent care can be scheduled by calling 520-228-2778.THE APPOINTMENT SYSTEMCentral appointment personnel are available to answer the telephone 6:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays. If you are unable to keep your scheduled appointment, call the appointment desk at least 2 hours in advance to cancel so another patient may be scheduled. An appointment that is not canceled 2 hours in advance of the scheduled time will be considered a “no-show,” and an appropriate letter may be forwarded to the individual’s commander and first sergeants. Patients can also cancel their appointment after duty hours from 4:30 p.m. to 6 a.m. by calling the central appointment line. Appointments are scheduled according to the member’s primary care manager: Flight Medicine, Coyote, Scorpion, Eagle and Fox teams.Central AppointmentsActive duty, TRICARE Prime and Standard 520-228-27786:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.Cancellations (after hours) 520-228-2778, Option 2Referral cancellations 520-228-1501PharmacyHours (Monday through Friday)Main 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.Clinic 520-228-1924Satellite Refill 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.Satellite 520-228-3019Satellite Refill 520-228-5007The pharmacies are closed weekends and federal holidays. Both pharmacies are also closed in the morning every third Thursday for training but will open by 1 p.m.TRICARE OPERATIONS & PATIENT ADMINISTRATIONTOPA consists of two elements: TRICARE and Patient Administration.The flight consists of the medical evaluation board, referral management, patient advocacy, dependent relocation clearances, Exceptional Family Member Program-Medical, medical records, release of information, HIPAA, line of duty, patient registration, eligibility verification, admissions and dispositions, health benefits, TRICARE claims assistance and aeromedical evacuation. TOPA is in Building 400.HEALTH PROMOTIONHealth Promotion offers awareness, education and intervention programs focusing on lifestyle and behavior change. The office offers classes on nutrition (weight management, diabetes and cholesterol), tobacco cessation, stress awareness, parenting, women’s health, injury prevention and high blood pressure awareness. For more information, call 520-228-2294.VETERINARY SERVICESDavis-Monthan veterinary services provide health care only for animals belonging to active-duty and retired members, along with their dependents. Everyone living on base must register their dogs or cats with veterinary services within 10 duty days of their arrival. Other veterinary services include HomeAgain microchips, health certificates for travel, routine vaccinations of dogs and cats, and examinations for diseases that are transmittable between animals and humans or present possible health hazards to the community. The clinic is open 8 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m. Monday through Wednesday. Hours are subject to change based on mission requirements. Vaccinations are done by appointment only. For more information, call 520-228-3529.last_img read more

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CHILD CARE AND YOUTH PROGRAMS

first_imgFor a full list of youth services at Carlisle Barracks, visit www.carlislemwr.com.Child Development CentersThe post’s two Child Development Centers provide full-time and hourly 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. Fees are based on total family income. For more information on the post’s centers, visit www.carlislemwr.com/child-and-youth-services/moore-cdc or www.carlislemwr.com/child-and-youth-services/tieman-cdc-letterkenny.Family Child CareFamily Child Care homes offer child care services in a home environment. Typically, FCC homes can provide hours of operation that are more flexible than those at the CDCs. The FCC program also offers an opportunity for spouses to contribute to the family income while caring for their own children. All caregivers must meet rigid training, health and safety standards, and are subject to unannounced inspections. For more information, visit www.carlislemwr.com/child-and-youth-services/family-child-care.Middle School and Teen ProgramThe Carlisle Barracks Middle School & Teen program serves youth in grades 6 through 12 by fusing education and recreation through clubs, events and sports. The program partners with the Boys & Girls Club of America, 4-H and Character Counts. The activities and events offered by the MST program focus on the following basic service areas:Sports, fitness and health.Life skills, citizenship and leadership.Arts, recreation and leisure.Mentoring, intervention and academic support.The program held is in the McConnell Youth Center at 459 Bouquet Road, which features a rock climbing wall, a full-size gymnasium with basketball courts, an outdoor recreation area, a video game room, an art room, a technology lab and more. For more information, call 717-245-4555 or visit www.carlislemwr.com/child-and-youth-services/middle-school-teens.School Age CenterThe Carlisle Barracks School Age Center provides care before and after school and during school closures for children in grades K-5. Programs and resources include a wide range of physical activities, arts and crafts, homework assistance, a computer lab, character building, 4-H and Boys & Girls Club of America activities, field trips, summer camp and more. The center is at 459 Bouquet Road. Call 717-245-4555 or visit www.carlislemwr.com/child-and-youth-services/school-age-care for more information.School Support ServicesSchool Support Services provides Army school-aged youth with educational opportunities, resources and information necessary to achieve academic success. School Support Services is home to the School Liaison Office, where school liaison officers help deliver the best educational resources and information for your children. School liaison officers specialize in education transitions, and make sure incoming and exiting families have information about local schools, graduation requirements, after-school services and programs, youth sponsorship programs and home schooling.School Support Services is at 459 Bouquet Road. For more information, call 717-245-4555/4638 or visit www.carlislemwr.com/child-and-youth-services/school-liaison-local-school-info.TutoringStudy Strong provides 24/7 online tutoring for Army-affiliated students. After registering online, students are connected to a tutor in an online classroom. Online classrooms use controlled chat and an interactive white board. Students can send computer files, such as essays, to the tutor for review and assistance. Educational support is available for kindergarten through 12th grade and college prep. Preparations for career transitions, writing resumes and studying for exams are available for adults.Tutors are certified teachers, college professors, professional tutors or graduate school students from across the country who have been hired by Tutor.com, the provider of the Live Homework Help program. Tutors with expertise in math (including algebra, geometry and calculus), science (including earth science, biology, chemistry and physics), social studies and English composition are available. Visit www.myarmyonesource.com/ChildYouthandSchoolServices/CYSServicesOnlineTutoring for more information.Youth Sports and FitnessYouth sports and fitness programs for children ages 3-18 are available at Carlisle Barracks. Coaches are trained and certified by the National Alliance of Youth Sports. Registration and annual sports physicals are required for participation. For more information, call 717-245-3354 or visit www.carlislemwr.com/child-and-youth-services/youth-sports-fitness.last_img read more

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32 Of the Best Things to Do Near Fort Campbell (2021 Edition)

first_imgIntroductionCongratulations and welcome to Fort Campbell! You’re now in the part of the country known as Upland South, on the border between Kentucky and Tennessee. This beautiful and historic area has so much to offer visitors and those lucky enough to call it home. While the weather might be unpredictable, snow one day, and spring-like conditions the next, you can always count on having something to do. And most of the time you won’t even have to leave the gates of the installation to find it! Here is a list of 32 of the best things to do while living on or near Fort Campbell.Suggested Read: Fort Campbell Kentucky: In-Depth Welcome CenterCOVID-19 NoticeDue to the ongoing novel coronavirus pandemic, many businesses, venues, and parks may be temporarily closed or operating under restricted hours. Many, if not all, of the ones listed here, are likely subject to such restrictions for the time being though new re-openings and closings occur all the time. Therefore, a place we mention here may not currently be open or available for the time being. Check individual websites provided in each section or call to find out each place’s current hours and situation.25 Things to Do Near Fort CampbellKnow what you are looking for? Click the number(s) to go right to where you want to go:(1-6) Parks, Rivers, & Lakes(7) Golfing(8) Paintball Park(9-10) Shooting Ranges(11) Fishing & Hunting(13) Sports(13-22) Gyms(23) Bowling(24-30) Attractions(31-32) Breweries & WineriesParks, Rivers, and LakesClarksville1. Clarksville Marina at Liberty Park1190 Cumberland DriveClarksville, TN 370401 (931) 645-7476About 16 miles south of Fort Campbell and the Kentucky border, you’ll find an outdoor enthusiast’s playground. The Clarksville Marina offers boat slips, a launch area, and ample parking. Amenities include a nearly 2 mile walking trail, a 10-acre fishing pond, pavilions, a playground, a bark park, sports fields, an event center, and more.2. Dunbar Cave State Park401 Old Dunbar Cave RoadClarksville, TN 370431 (931) 648-5526One of Clarksville’s most scenic areas, the 8-mile-long Dunbar Cave is a remarkable prehistoric site. The cave and the 144-acre surrounding park were a mineral springs resort at the turn of the century. Some of the oldest known prehistoric cave drawings have been found inside the cave. The park offers ranger-led cave tours, birding, fishing at the 15-acre Swan Lake, and more than 3 miles of hiking trails.Cadiz3. Lake Barkley State Resort Park3500 State Park RoadCadiz, KY 422111 (270) 924-1131Lake Barkley State Resort Park’s 3,600 acres feature a fitness center, public beach, swimming pool, campground with lake access, hiking trails, riding stables, convention center, gift shop, and the Boots Randolph Golf Course. The park rests on the shores of one of the world’s largest man-made lakes and allows for tons of outdoor activities like biking, birding, and boating. Rent pontoons, fishing boats, and more from Lake Barkley Marina and spend hours or days in the great outdoors.Golden Pond4. Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area238 Visitor Center DriveGolden Pond, KY 422111 (800) 525-7077Land Between the Lakes is the largest inland peninsula in the U.S. Located 45 miles northwest of Fort Campbell, in western Kentucky and Tennessee, the area offers outdoor recreation and a nature station, a living history farm, a planetarium and observatory, a horseback riding campground and stables, an off-highway vehicle area, the Elk & Bison Prairie, the Iron Industry Ruins, gift shops and visitor information centers.Hopkinsville5. Gander Memorial Park41-A and Pennyrile ParkwayHopkinsville, KY 422401 (270) 885-9096The 16-acre Gander Memorial Park honors nearly 250 soldiers who were killed in 1985 while returning home to Fort Campbell. The park features a paved walking trail and a lighted monument featuring a 7-foot copper statue and granite markers chiseled with the names of the fallen soldiers.Fort Campbell6. Fort Campbell Dog ParksSouth Dog Park: Bastogne AvenueNorth Dog Park: Morgan Road1 (270) 956-1006Dog parks are a great way for owners and their pets to socialize, exercise, and strengthen their bond. Fort Campbell’s South Dog Park has puppy playtime for your newest pet, helping them get accustomed to being around other dogs and enjoying the fresh air. Following proper dog park etiquette is essential to a great experience.Fort Campbell Golf Course7. Cole Park Golf Course1610 101st Airborne Division Road,Fort Campbell, KY 422231 (270) 798-4906Open all week (including most holidays) from 7:30 am to 5 pm, this full 18-hole golf course features a variety of terrain which challenges all levels of golfers, from beginners to the pros. Spend some time at the driving range before your tee time or just grab a cart and hit the links. Individual and group lessons are available, with digital swing analysis being a specialty at the course. There is also the 19th Hole Snack Bar where golfers can take a break and enjoy a variety of sandwiches, drinks, and other snacks. A beverage cart makes the rounds during peak golf season.Fort Campbell Paintball Field8. Paintball Field6644 Jordan Springs RoadFort Campbell, KY 422231 (270) 956-3118Simulate the battlefield experience on Fort Campbell’s paintball field. The unique, hands-on experience is available to train for battle or just have fun. Great for groups, large and small, who are interested in air-soft games or paintball. Call to schedule a reservation.Fort Campbell Shooting Ranges9. Privately Owned Firearm RangeLocated at Range 16Marketing Garden Road, Building R016BFort Campbell, KY 422231 (270) 412-7939The range is open to active duty and dependents, retirees, and authorized DoD personnel and guests. There are four different types of ranges for pistol, rifle, and shotgun users: three lanes of eight pop-up targets, seven sniper lanes ranging from 218 to 800 yards, five concrete bays, and 18 sand/fox hole ranges with target frames at 25 yards. Firearms are available to rent and ammunition available for purchase. Personal firearms are welcome, however, they must be transported properly in accordance with Fort Campbell regulations.10. Skeet & Archery Range6657 11th Airborne Division RoadFort Campbell, KY 422231 (270) 412-4015Learn to shoot trap, skeet or Five Stand, or use one of the six archery lanes to perfect your aim. The range is open to active duty and dependents, retirees, and authorized DoD personnel and guests. Shotguns and bows are available to rent.Fort Campbell Fishing & Hunting11. Fort Campbell Fish and Wildlife6645 101st Airborne Division RoadFort Campbell, KY 422231 (270) 798-9824All fishing and hunting programs on Fort Campbell are administered through Fort Campbell Fish and Wildlife, not Fort Campbell Family and MWR. The programs include seasonal hunting (deer, turkey, quail, etc.), and trout, black bass, panfish, catfish, and crappie fishing.Fort Campbell Sports12. Intramural SportsFort Campbell’s Intramural Sports Program offers active duty military the opportunity to enhance individual morale and unit esprit de corps through individual and team competition. Intramural sports include softball, bowling, soccer, flag football, volleyball, and basketball.Fort Campbell GymsFort Campbell offers eight physical fitness centers to meet all of your fitness needs. Gyms are normally open to all active duty and dependents, retirees, DoD authorized personnel and guests. From climbing walls to softball fields, the fitness facilities on post allow you to stay in shape and get healthy however you like.Note: All gyms are currently affected by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Some are currently closed, others operating with shortened hours and strict distancing policies. Check the MWR site for updates and specific guidelines for each gym.13. Fort Campbell Fitness CentersCalifornia Road 79791 (312) 541-2294This massive gym has everything you could possibly want for your fitness needs, from a three-lane indoor track to a 40 foot climbing wall. It has loads of weights, cardio machines, and even an outdoor area with two softball fields.14. Sabo PFCToccoa Road 70371 (270) 798-7355In addition to all the standard gym equipment, Sabo features two full courts for indoor sports like basketball and volleyball, mats for Combatives training, saunas, team sports equipment for sign-out, and more.15. Lozada PFCDesert Storm Ave (corner of 38th) 69921 (270) 798-5830From the 7,200 square foot weight room to the spin class room, this gym has everything. You can work up a sweat just how you like, from racquetball to yoga, then hit the sauna when you’re done.16. Estep PFCKentucky Avenue 22701 (270) 798-4023 or 1 (270) 798-4664A top-of-the-line fitness facility, Estep houses the Alpha Warrior Battle Rig designed to hone Soldiers warfighting abilities. The gym also has personal trainers and classes available in fitness techniques from belly dancing to Zumba.17. Fratellenico PFCIndiana Avenue (corner of 55th St) 39321 (270) 798-9418All the best weight and cardio equipment, plus rooms for TRX and Wellbeats instruction.18. Olive PFCA Shau Valley Road 69901 (270) 798-4101Another fully-equipped gym for all your weight and cardio needs.19. Gertsch PFCIndiana Avenue (corner of 50th St) 36101 (270) 798-2753With its location near several of the on-post housing areas, this all-encompassing gym is a favorite for the military families and dependents living on post as well as active duty personnel.20. Clarksville BaseHeadquarters Loop Road 75401 (270) 412-5285In addition to weight and cardio rooms, Clarksville’s gym has an open area for things like plyometric training and agility ladder work. And there’s a great walking/running trail right outside.21. AquaticsFort Campbell’s Aquatics branch offers an assortment of activities, classes, and certifications for soldiers, families, retirees, and the Fort Campbell community. The post has one indoor pool and three outdoor pools (opened seasonally). Private parties and equipment rentals are available.22. Challenge Course and Indoor Climbing Wall6621-K Airborne Division RoadFort Campbell, KY 422231 (270) 412-7855The Challenge Course is a great way to test your skills both individually and with a team. The course consists of five different elements, each with their own challenge, testing communication, patience, trust, cooperation, group cohesion and creativity. The Indoor Climbing Wall has programs available for beginners to experienced climbers. Both of these challenges can be taken on by kids ages 5 and up. It’s the perfect family adventure.Fort Campbell Bowling23. Hooper Bowling Center5380 Tennessee Ave.Fort Campbell, KY 422231 (270) 798-5887Featuring 32 bowling lanes, party packages, cosmic bowling, the Hooper Grille, Tilt N’ Tap lounge and more. Reservation and event information can be found on their site here.Attractions Near Fort CampbellFort Campbell24. Leisure Travel Services2840 Bastogne Ave.Fort Campbell, KY 422231 (270) 798-7436/0509The Leisure Travel Services offers discounted and special offer tickets to theme parks, tours, attractions, and events throughout the area. Steeply discounted tickets and passes to Disney World, theme parks, museums, zoos, aquariums, sporting events, and dinner shows are just a few of the offers the LTS provides. This office is a great resource for seeking out new adventures and area information.25. Don F. Pratt Memorial Museum5702 Tennessee Ave.Fort Campbell, KY 422231 (270) 798-3215The Don F. Pratt Memorial Museum traces the history of the famed 101st Airborne Division “Screaming Eagles” through World War II, Vietnam, and Operation Desert Storm. There are various aircraft, military equipment, and monuments on display. The pièce de résistance is the fully restored C-47 aircraft resembling the plane used to carry Maj. Gen. Maxwell D. Taylor into Normandy during World War II.Hopkinsville26. Amazing Acres3445 Deason RoadHopkinsville, KY 422401 (270) 881-2445Amazing Acres has been a burley and dark fired tobacco farm since 1978. It’s not just a regular farm (hence, amazing in the name) as there are activities for kids of all ages to enjoy. Depending on the time of year, you can pick pumpkins, churn butter, learn about beehives, go on the hayride, make scarecrows, and get up close to a variety of animals (rabbits, ducks, turkey, buffalo, goats, elk and more).27. Tie Breaker Family Aquatic Center9503 Eagle Way BypassHopkinsville, KY 422401 (270) 890-0730Tie Breaker Family Aquatic Center features a twisting tube, open-air plume, lazy river, and the splash zone, an interactive playground for toddlers to teens. The center is open daily from Memorial Day through the start of school, after that you can visit on weekends until Labor Day.Clarksville28. Clarksville Speedway and Fairgrounds1600 Needmore RoadClarksville, TN 370401 (931) 645-2523The UMP-sanctioned speedway boasts a 1/8-mile drag strip and 1/4-mile dirt track. The Clarksville Speedway and Fairgrounds also host events like the county fair, the circus, roller derby and drive-thru Christmas lights.29. Cumberland RiverWalk and River Center at McGregor Park640 N. Riverside DriveClarksville, TN 370401 (931) 645-7476The Cumberland RiverWalk has transformed the downtown area. It is the premier location for music events, art exhibits, and community festivals. The walk includes a 2-mile riverfront promenade, wharf, amphitheaters, an overlook plaza, a playground, and a picnic area.30. Fort Defiance Civil War Park and Interpretive Center120 Duncan St.Clarksville, TN 370421 (931) 472-3351Located on a bluff 200 feet above the confluence of the Red and Cumberland rivers, Fort Defiance Civil War Park has a breathtaking view of downtown. Visitors are encouraged to walk the trails and enjoy the history. Displays, cannons, and occasional re-enactors are just some of the things you can enjoy on your visit to Fort Defiance. The center offers free group tours and field trips for students to learn about local history and the Civil War in Tennessee.Distilleries and BreweriesKentucky31. Bourbon DistilleriesKentucky is known for its bourbon. In fact, nearly 100% of bourbon is made in the state so it makes sense that there’d be ample distilleries to visit near Fort Campbell. Plan a tour with a group, find the distilleries closest to you, or follow the extensive Kentucky Bourbon Trail through the state.Tennessee32.BreweriesTennessee is quickly becoming a craft brewing state. While you might think Tennessee is known for its music because of Nashville, the city and the rest of the state is chock full of new and well-established craft breweries. Some of the best breweries near Fort Campbell can be found here.More like this: 24 of the Best Fort Campbell RestaurantsConclusionThe Kentucky/Tennessee area surrounding Fort Campbell has so much more to offer than meets the eye. Whether you’re interested in fishing, hunting, boating, or hiking, there’s something there for you. Or, if you prefer a different kind of entertainment like bourbon tasting, historical re-enactments or live music, they have that too. Whatever your mood, there’s something for you to enjoy near your new home. Get out there and start exploring!last_img read more

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Eddy Merckx 525 balances aerodynamics, weight, & comfort for ultimate all ’rounder

first_imgThe front of the bike is also focused on stiffness with a squared tubing profiles and a massive head tube. Available in rim or disc brake models and mechanical or electronic drivetrains, the bike will fit up to 700c x 28mm tires. Along with the Stockeu69, AG2R La Mondiale will be racing this bike in the coming season. Pricing starts at €4,999.00 for the rim brake model or €6,499.00 for disc.  525. That’s the number of victories in Eddy Merckx’ storied career. Let that sink in for a moment. Even compared to today’s best riders, Eddy seems to be on another level. Because of that, 525 has been chosen for the name of their newest top end model. And just like Eddy, the bike seeks to strike a near perfect balance of speed on the flats, climbing ability, and comfort to tackle the worst cobbles. Starting at the front, a stunning integrated bar and stem starts the 525 down its path to aerodynamic efficiency. Any hoses and wires are completely hidden in the bar, through the stem, and down into the aero spacer stack where they route through the frame and fork. In contrast, the back of the bike is heavily slanted towards comfort with pencil thin seat stays and two flex zones to smooth out the rough stuff.center_img Available in rim and discAvailable with electronic and mechanical groupsetsStock collection is available in the Ultegra Di2 and Ultegra. The MyMerckx Dream Builder is available for the 525 (other groupsets can be configured)Tyre clearance up to 28 mmChoose your own unique colours and design through MyMerckxeddymerckx.com Available in sizes XS to XLHandlebar – stem combinations available from 38 cm to 44 cm and 9 cm to 14 cmThree balance designs: the two stripes were chosen deliberately. The front line is clearly wider than the rear. The front therefore represents the strength and stiffness that the bicycle has at the front, while the left, rear line underlines the comfort of the rear stays. Available designs:Glossy Black / Matt Black / RedBurgundy Red Metallic / Gunmetal Grey (glossy finish)AG2R Replica Design SpecsWeightRim: 860 grams (frame size SMALL, painted) and 330 grams (fork, painted)Disc: 925 grams (frame size SMALL, painted) and 360 grams (fork, painted)last_img read more

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Rotor 1×13 single ring 13-speed hydraulic, disc group – Pricing, Weights & Availability

first_imgRighthand shift/brakeset (shift/brake lever, caliper, rotor & hardware)863g 2INpower direct-mount road power meter crankset$1400 / 1300€ Rotor 1×13 AvailabilityAll of the new Rotor 1×13 road bike groupset are in production now, and will be available for purchase in April 2019, ready to be built into a modern 1×13 disc brake road, gravel, or cyclocross bike this spring. No word yet from Rotor on the availability of their new MTB flat bar trigger shifter that will bring 1×13 to mountain bikes as well.RotorBike.com Lefthand brakeset (lever, caliper, rotor & hardware)$480 /438€ 13sp cassette 10-36 / 10-39$415 /380€ Rvolver 1×13 centerlock rear hub246g 12sp cassette 11-36 / 11-39$365 / 334€ Brake Bleed Kit$45 / 40€ KMC chain uncut269g ALDHU crankset + standard axle$300+60 / 250+50€ 12sp cassette 11-46 / 11-52282g / 314g Aluminum wheelset w/ Rvolver hubs$658 / 658€ Aluminum Rvolver complete centerlock wheels1556g ALDHU crankset + standard axle352g + 96g One of the key elements of the new Rotor 1×13 groupset is its modularity. With only a single rear derailleur, four 13-speed cassette options, and a single rear hub, you can mix-and-match with the remaining components out of Rotor’s existing offerings to build your complete lightweight hydraulic shifting & braking drop bar bike. Plus, you can even opt for four 12-speed cassette options to keep the initial cost down even lower…Rotor 1×13, 13-speed road bike hydraulic drivetrainsRotor has predetermined four standard kits at retail launch that will suit the four most likely types of rider that will want to put 1×13 on their road, gravel, or cross bikes. Each gives you the flexibility to pick the gear ratio you need, and all of the benefits of tight gearing spacing, smooth cadence steps, light weight, single ring simplicity & reliability.Rotor 1×13 Ultimate Performance kit“For competitive riders who track their performance and that are looking for climbing capacity with a lighter, more aero, and reliable groupset than the traditional 2×11 set-up.  The perfect choice for those looking to enhance your cycling performance with the most sophisticated power meter in the market.”This $4900 / 4500€ kit includes all of the new 1×13 group, plus a Rotor 2INpower direct-mount road power meter crankset with a direct mount chainring, and a new set of carbon wheels with the 13-speed compatible Rotor Rvolver hubs.Rotor 1×13 Super Light kit“For high performance riders who want a super light ride for sprints, attacks, mountain passes and high-speed descents with an optimized gear sequencing for demanding climbs. Disc brake designed high-performance carbon wheels a Super Light experience that will exceed all your expectations in lightness and maximum performance.”This $3800 / 3450€ Super Light kit gets all of the same new 1×13 group components and the carbon Rvolver-equipped wheels, but swaps in a simple & light ALDHU direct-mount road crankset (NO power meter).Rotor 1×13 Adventure kit“For competitive cyclists who want a light and reliable hydraulic system with an optimized gear sequencing and wheels built for comfort and durability. 1×13 has been designed to strike the perfect balance between lightness, precision and durability with aluminum wheels to withstand the most demanding pedaling conditions.”This $2800 / 2600€ Adventure kit brings cost down a big step again, with the complete 1×13 group & ALDHU direct-mount cranks, but with an aluminum set of Rvolver-equipped wheels for 13-speed.Rotor 1×13 Compatible kit“For cyclists who want to upgrade their current transmission with a reliable hydraulic 1x system and the option to easily upgrade your hubs, wheels and cassette to 13s at a later stage. 1×12 is the entry point to the ROTOR 1×13 platform and our affordable 1×12 cassettes offer you a gear range similar to 2×11 with a lighter, more aero and reliable combination without changing chainrings at any time.”Lastly, the 1×13 Compatible kit for $2200 / 2000€ isn’t actually 13-speed at all. It includes the shift/brake setup, 1×13 derailleur & alloy ALDHU cranks, but gets a 12-speed cassette that will fit on your existing wheelset. Then if you want to go 13-speed down the road, you can always swap in the 13-speed cassette once you buy a compatible wheelset (or rear hub.)Rotor 1×13 individual component costs Rotor DM chainringsfrom $115 / 115€ Carbon wheelset w/ Rvolver hubs$1650 / 1500€ 13sp cassette 10-36 / 10-39236 g / 241g ComponentsMSRP Rvolver 1×13 centerlock front hub124g ComponentWeight Rvolver 1×13 centerlock rear hub$344 / 344€ 13sp cassette 10-46 / 10-52$415 / 400€ Shifter Bleed Kit$125 / 115€ Lefthand brakeset (lever, caliper, rotor & hardware)443g Carbon Rvolver complete centerlock wheels1476g Q-Rings 48t chainring131g 2INpower direct-mount road power meter crankset608g Rvolver 1×13 centerlock front hub$155 / 155€ Righthand shift/brakeset (shift/brake lever, rear derailleur, brake caliper, rotor & hardware)$1350 / 1230€ Rotor 1×13 individual component claimed weightsRotor claims complete road groupset weights from 1785g without a crankset. That includes both shift/brake levers, brakes with 160mm rotors, the new 1×13 rear derailleur, uncut hydraulic hosing, a new 10-36 13s cassette, and an uncut KMC chain. If you want to break it down even further, here are all of Rotor’s 1×13 individual component weight claims… 13sp cassette 10-46 / 10-52290g / 321g 12sp cassette 11-46 / 11-52$365 / 350€ 12sp cassette 11-36 / 11-39225g / 221g 12sp/13sp KMC chain$60 / 55€last_img read more

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DIY Spoke Animation Videos On the Cheap

first_imgAdafruit Industries has brought wheel motion animation to the lay people with SpokePOV DIY kits ranging from $37.50 to $99.00.  That’s a hair better than the $2000 system from Monkeylectric we showed you, although the animation potential may be somewhat limited, and the kits only do one color per setup (but the real creatives out there could probably make some good stuff with multiple kits).They claim full image coverage is possible with one kit when rolling at 15mph.  If you wanna slow your roll and impress the hipsters, get two or three kits and roll as slow as 7mph.The kit works on Mac, PC or Linux and plugs in via Serial cable or USB (extra connector required, still cheap), and it runs on 2-3 AA batteries for 10+ hours.  Each kit uses 30 LEDs per side and is available in Blue, Yellow, Red or Green.Hit ‘more’ for a few large pics… Click either pic to enlarge.last_img read more

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Stages Announced for 2011 Quiznos Pro Challenge Stage Race

first_imgPRESS RELEASE: The Quiznos Pro Challenge™ officially announced the stages, host cities and race format for the inaugural 2011 international pro-cycling competition at a press conference today held at the Colorado State Capitol in Denver.  Running from August 22-28, the event will be made up of seven stages, traveling through Colorado’s most picturesque landscapes and visiting 11 Colorado host cities.  Created to be the most challenging pro-cycling race in American history, the Quiznos Pro Challenge is set to cover nearly 600 miles of the region’s demanding terrain.Colorado Governor Bill Ritter and Governor-elect and former Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper were joined by representatives from the 11 selected host cites including: personal coach to Lance Armstrong, Chris Carmichael (LOC Chair, Colorado Springs), Scott Damman (City Councilman, Salida), Leah Williams (Mayor, Crested Butte), William Buck (Mayor, Mt. Crested Butte), Jonathan Houck (Mayor Pro-Tem, Gunnison), Mick Ireland (Mayor, Aspen), Dick Cleveland (Mayor, Vail), Ron Wolfe (Mayor, Avon), Scott Myller (City Councilman, Steamboat Springs), John Warner (Mayor, Breckenridge), and Jacob Smith (Mayor, Golden).Denver professional football legend and avid cyclist Shannon Sharpe spoke at the event to help convey the importance of the race and the announcement to the international sports world.  Sharpe expressed his respect for international cycling and the endurance it takes to compete at a top level while on stage with professional cyclists Tom Danielson, Tim Duggan and Rory Sutherland, as well as Steve Johnson, Chief Executive Officer of USA Cycling.The 11 official stage start and finish communities that have been selected for the 2011 race, right after the break…The 2011 Quiznos Pro Challenge Stages:August 22 – Stage 1, Prologue time trial, Colorado SpringsAugust 23 – Stage 2, Salida to Crested Butte, mountain-top finishAugust 24 – Stage 3, Gunnison to Aspen, mountain stageAugust 25 – Stage 4, Vail, time trail, former Coors Classic stageAugust 26 – Stage 5, Avon to Steamboat SpringsAugust 27 – Stage 6, Steamboat Springs to BreckenridgeAugust 28 – Stage 7, Golden to DenverThe 120 world-class cyclists anticipated to participate in the seven-day race will begin their journey in beautiful Colorado Springs, then crisscross their way over the treacherous Rocky Mountains.  The region’s unique topography will provide challenging climbs and extremely fast downhill legs with an awe-inspiring backdrop of several of the United States’ highest mountain peaks leading to the finish in Denver.“We are excited to welcome sports fans and the international cycling community to many of Colorado’s most beautiful regions,” said Governor Ritter. “The Quiznos Pro Challenge will provide a majestic tour of many of the state’s natural treasures while becoming the battleground for one of the world’s most intense competitions.”The initial idea to bring a major stage race back to Colorado is credited to Quiznos Pro Challenge partner Lance Armstrong who expressed interest to Governor Ritter last year.  The Quiznos Pro Challenge is now expected to become one of the most significant international pro-cycling events worldwide, created to reinvigorate the legacy of the Colorado-based Coors International Bicycle Classic which took place from 1979 until 1988.  The official race routes for the 2011 event are in the process of being charted and will be announced in the near future.“We had so much interest from incredible cities across Colorado that we could hold an event of twice the duration, said Ellen Kramer, Quiznos Chief Communications Officer.  “We worked diligently throughout the selection process to incorporate cities that provide terrain that is unique to Colorado and delivers one of the most exciting cycling events in the world.  The selected cities will make excellent partners and provide a demanding course for the world’s top cyclists.”To keep in touch with the latest news and updates on the Quiznos Pro Challenge, visit www.quiznosprochallenge.com.Here’s the original press video from Lance Armstrong:Oh, and here’s some Quiznos coupons.last_img read more

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KCNC introduces shimano compatible anodized crank bolts

first_imgKCNC loves to make your bike lighter and better looking.  If your Shimano two piece crankset was feeling a big ugly, they have the fix.  Pictured above are their new Shimano compatible anodized crank bolts.  This is a nice alloy bolt that will replace the low torque plastic one that comes standard.  They will run £4.50last_img

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