Wednesday Hottie 今天要介紹的女孩- "鋼牙"，是我們FGGT非常愛去的餐廳，她他小餐館 BISTRO TOGETHER的店長 (位於東區國父紀念館附近東區的後巷)!
鋼牙個性非常熱情大方，因為工作方便所以腳踏車代步上下班，也因為個子小的關西所以選擇了 較輕的LEADER 725鋁架，一樣的下午還有鋼牙的專訪喲~
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OGDEN, UT (BRAIN) — Tektro USA/TRP Brakes has issued a voluntary recall notice for about 4,000 TRP Spyre and Spyre SLC mechanical disc brake calipers.
The company is asking consumer to stop riding bikes equipped with the brakes. The company said it has filed a report with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.
"We have identified a specific condition that could result in failure or one or both of the brakes when installed on a bicycle," TRP said in a statement Tuesday.
The Spyre caliper uses a dual piston design in which ball bearings move within opposing ramps. We have discovered that in a specific scenario, the balls can be forced from the ramps if the actuator arm is fully activated to its stop with excessively worn or no pads installed.
The effect is that the one or more of the balls can jump from its position within its respective ramp, resulting in a reduction or loss of braking force.
TRP said the recall applies to calipers sold from April this year through last Friday, Dec. 6. There has been one reported incident of a single caliper brake failure with no injury or property damage.
Customers are asked to take their Spyre or Spyre SLC’s back to the original place of purchase or to contact Tektro USA/TRP Brakes Customer Service to arrange a return shipment.
All Spyre and Spyre SLC calipers are being replaced free of charge.
More information: firstname.lastname@example.org.
A team of heavy hitters from Portland's private, public and nonprofit sectors has teamed up to create what looks like Oregon's most important new transportation nonprofit in years.
In the five months since BikePortland ">reported on the group's formation, Move Oregon — that's its new name — has recruited a bike-friendly director and an impressive board that includes BTA Executive Director Rob Sadowsky, BTA-director-turned-planning-consultant Catherine Ciarlo, Portland Streetcar Executive Director Rick Gustafson and Portland Business Alliance Vice President Bernie Bottomly.
"The Portland metro region is supposed to realize quite a large population influx," said Move Oregon Director Katja Dillmann, a former transportation policy director for Mayor Sam Adams who also serves on the board of Oregon Walks. "Everyone in the business community that I'm interacting with understands that there is no way we're going to build enough roads to accommodate that. Nor would we want to."Move Oregon Director Katja Dillmann.
(Photo courtesy Dillmann)
That's why the group's focus, it says on its new website, will be to provide a "missing voice" for better public transportation in the Portland area and around the state. It's describing that work as part of "a system which integrates walking, biking and transit seamlessly – a system in which each choice is safe, reliable, and convenient."
To that end, Dillmann said, the group's organizers have agreed never to support a political horse-trade that would increase transit funding at the expense of an ally.
"Should we ever been in that hard place where it's transit versus biking or transit versus walking, we would never sell ourselves down the river," she said.
"Movements don't do well when we're picking each other apart," Sadowsky said in a phone interview Tuesday. "Movements don't do well when we say, 'Fund this but don't fund that.'"
Sadowsky said he thinks Move Oregon can be a voice that can join with the BTA to make the case for new revenue at both the state and local levels that could pay to improve transit and bike infrastructure.
"It has to be a coalition" leading the charge for such proposals, Sadowsky said. "If it's not a partnership, it's not going to pass."
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-->Catherine Ciarlo and Rob Sadowsky, past and current
leaders of the BTA, both sit on the board of
a new group that in some ways wants
to be the BTA of public transportation.
(Photo by J.Maus/BikePortland)
What makes this nonprofit advocacy group unusual (for the Portland area, at least) is that it's being founded with close ties to local business advocates. The group's official address, at least for the moment, is the office of the Portland Business Alliance, our regional chamber of commerce — and a group that regularly (though not always) disagrees with transportation advocates about whether street space is best dedicated to walking, driving, biking or parking.
That's why it's heartening to see the organization talking about an integrated low-car transportation system — and presumably writing some checks to support it.
It'll be interesting to see how Move Oregon carves out a different identity from OPAL Environmental Justice Oregon, the environmental justice nonprofit that advocates for "transit-dependent" Portlanders, often by challenging TriMet over internal priorities such as light rail construction. (OPAL, meanwhile, seems to be close to a significant victory: an extension of transfer times from two hours to 2.5 hours.)
Sadowsky said he, Chris Rall and former Oregon Walks Director Steph Routh had urged the new organization to more closely involve OPAL as a collaborator, with some success. It's an example, he said, of how the group is continuing to shape its own identity and direction.
"I don't think Move Oregon sees itself as saying, 'We're the group that thinks light rail has to be the best way,'" Sadowsky said. "Move Oregon can't be about what TriMet feels or OPAL feels. Move Oregon has to be seen as its own independent organization. That's what takes time."
Other big questions for this group will be its positions on two issues that divide local transit advocates: whether TriMet should be deeply cutting the health benefits of its union retirees, and whether it's worth endorsing major road projects such as the Columbia River Crossing if they also include substantial transit and biking improvements.
Dillmann said Move Oregon hasn't yet been able to shape its position on either of those issues, though she said "there is an awareness that there will be highway money involved" in any state transportation package in 2015.
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MINNEAPOLIS, MN (BRAIN) — Quality Bicycle Products is prepping to launch a new website that will go live Jan. 6. Leading up to the changeover, the distributor said it will have modified hours of operation and limited services.
QBP will be closed Dec. 31 and Jan. 1. It will be open until 6 p.m. Dec. 30, but its last call for orders is 4 p.m. CST that day. QBP plans to launch the new website during the downtime. Business will resume as usual on Jan. 2.
The company said the new website will allow QBP to “grow unhindered for many years.”
“The new technology allows us to serve specialty bike retailers, vendors and our consumer brands with greater flexibility and capability,” said Todd Cravens, director of key accounts.
More information: qbp.com.
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SAN DIEGO, CA (BRAIN) — A management shakeup at Competitor Group, Inc. (CGI) has led to the ouster of Scott Dickey, president and CEO, and Steve Gintowt, chief financial officer. Two executives with extensive financial backgrounds have temporarily replaced them.
Paul Walsh is acting as interim CEO and George Gresham as interim CFO. The company has started an extensive search for replacements. Walsh is currently CGI’s board chairman and Gresham has been working as an advisor to the company.
In mid-November, CGI hired Bill Pedigo as the company’s chief revenue officer. Pedigo, a former senior vice president at AEG, now spearheads CGI’s sales and sponsorship division. AEG is one of the world’s leading sports and entertainment companies.
Calera Capital, a private equity firm with more than $2.8 billion under its management, currently owns CGI. It bought the San Diego company from Falconhead Capital, another private equity firm, in December 2012. One of Calera’s partners, David Lorsch, now at Strava, helped lead the buyout along with Calera’s co-founder James T. Farrell.
CGI is best known in the industry for its ownership of Velo (formerly VeloNews), velonews.com, Inside Triathlon, Triathlete, Women’s Running and Competitor. It also owns the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon series, the REI Muddy Buddy Series, TriRock Triathlon Series, NFL Run Series and Women’s Running Series.
Dickey and Gintowt were let go last week, but most of CGI’s staff officially learned about their permanent departure Tuesday with the announcement that Walsh and Gresham were temporarily taking on day-to-day financial management.
Looking for something to do in Milwaukee's parks? Pick up a copy of Barbara's new book featuring 101 things to do in one of our many parks. One of the activities listed in Washington Park is bike polo! Also, a great holiday gift idea.
South Lake Tahoe, Calif./Nev. – December 10, 2013 – The cards were dealt, the bets were placed and the top three snowboarders took home the jackpot. Chas Guldemond, Gjermund Braaten and Eric Willett, the three podium winners from the inaugural Heavenly High Roller Hold ‘Em, return to the competition on Saturday, April 5, 2014, to defend their titles. In partnership with Snow Park Technologies, High Roller Hold ‘Em combines the thrill of big air snowboarding with the strategy of high-stakes poker.
This year, the stakes are even higher, with the overall winner receiving a 2015 X Games Big Air event exemption, meaning that the top finisher at High Roller Hold ‘Em will gain automatic entrance into the X Games and will not be subject to meeting the qualification-criteria that the remainder of the field will be assessed under.
“The eagerness of these top athletes to re-join the competitive lineup for High Roller Hold ‘Em is a testament to the unique format of the event,” said Pete Sonntag, vice president and chief operating officer of Heavenly. “The combo of tricks these snowboarders throw down is in the cards. There is no scripted routine, and they have no idea what combo they will be given. They can be dealt a trick they haven’t even practiced or pulled off in years, and that’s what makes High Roller Hold ‘Em one of the edgiest, most entertaining events. It’s anyone’s jackpot to win.”
Returning High Roller Hold ‘Em champ, Guldemond, 26, is a Tahoe local looking to defend his title. He placed 3rd in Slopestyle at the 2013 Burton US Open, 4th in Slopestyle at the 2013 X Games Tignes, 1st at the 2013 Copper Grand Prix in Slopestyle, and 2nd in Slopestyle at the 2012 Dew Tour.
“I am so stoked to bet on my skills again this year at the High Roller Hold Em!” said Guldemond. “Cards, sunsets and hometown fans – It does not get any better!”
Second place finisher at High Roller Hold ‘Em, Braaten, 23, won the first Slopestyle event of the 2012 Winter Dew Tour in Breckenridge, placed 6th in Slopestyle at the 2013 X Games Tignes and was 8th in Slopestyle at the 2013 X Games Aspen. He also placed 3rd at the Toyota Big Air 2013 and 4th in the Big Air Moscow.
Willett, 25, placed 3rd at the inaugural High Roller Hold ‘Em and has a collection of four X Games Snowboard Slopestyle medals to his name. He took 1st place at the 2013 Air & Style event in Innsbruck with a switch backside 1260 mute.
During the event, High Roller Hold ‘Em competitors will be dealt three cards per hand with each card featuring different tricks based on the face value of the card. From there, each rider will discard two cards, and bet accordingly on the final card in their hand. Once all bets are in, the riders who haven’t folded will head to the top of the big air jump, where the rider who lands the trick with the highest level of difficulty will win the round and qualify for the $50,000 super final.
High Roller Hold ‘Em, which will take place on the World Cup run near Heavenly’s California Main Lodge, is free of charge and open to the public. The event will feature a Red Bull guest DJ, the Heavenly Angels, an exhibition with local athletes, and pyrotechnics. For those who cannot make it out to Heavenly, the event will be available live on ESPN3 Saturday, April 5, and will be aired as a one hour show on ABC’s “World of X Games” the following week.
High above the sapphire-blue waters of Lake Tahoe, Heavenly Mountain Resort is one of the most unique mountain resorts on the planet. Combining 4,800 acres of off-the-grid terrain and incredible views of Lake Tahoe with high-octane, non-stop nightlife, Heavenly offers a high-energy resort experience like no other. Visitors to Heavenly come prepared to go “all-in” because Heavenly is for those who are up for first chair and are still going strong after last call. Heavenly is a subsidiary of Vail Resorts, Inc., the leading mountain resort operator in the United States. Visit www.skiheavenly.com or call 800-HEAVENLY to learn more.
Snow Park Technologies (SPT) is the world’s leading consulting team for special projects on snow. SPT’s wide range of expertise includes designing and building some of the most renowned resort terrain parks and halfpipes; high-profile ski and snowboard competition courses; and countless on-snow productions. SPT also provides event production services, sport organizing and marketing services aimed at the action sports categories. The SPT team is a collection of the most experienced and talented freestyle park and pipe innovators in the world, whose dedication and passion for snow sports has redefined the winter landscape and what is possible on snow. For more information, visit SPT’s website at http://www.snowparktech.com and follow us on Facebook at facebook.com/snowparktech, Twitter @snowparktech and Instagram @snowparktech.
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I try to get to as much “local” type stuff here in Sacramento. The GOOD Design Market has been up and running for a while now helping promote local artists, designers, boutiques and food trucks. I hit up the market this past weekend and aside from having a good time with friends I spotted these rad ass lights.
I’m sure plenty of you have made things from old broken bike parts but these were on another level. Straight Gauge Studios makes these bad boys from well used hubs, hoops and spokes. After getting some cool looking fixtures made they’re fitted up proper with light sockets and wires. The end result is below. Definitely getting a couple of these my spot. A gallery after the jump and more on their instagram!
The Australian government has decided that 11 fatal shark attacks off the nation’s west coast—six in the last two years—are too many and will allow the hunting of large predators that are spotted in designated kill zones.
Two “Marine Monitored Areas” will be situated near popular surfing and swimming beaches–one off Perth, and another to the south.
Additionally, baited drum lines will be placed 1 kilometer beyond surfing beaches and monitored by commercial fishermen.
These extreme measures are intended to make waters safer, but in all likelihood they’ll only lend a perception that this is the case, while exacting a toll on a nationally threatened species, which plays a vital role in maintaining the health of the ecosystem.
Shark removal programs were carried out on a series of occasions years ago in Hawaii, with an uncertain degree of success. Great white sharks off Australia, like tiger sharks off Hawaii, are mobile creatures. Removing 1, 10, or 20 does not guarantee that another will not simply fill the void.
“It is an unfortunate policy,” Christopher Neff, a professor at Sydney University, told 9 News.
“Measures based on the capture and killing of a threatened and protected species is not a responsible step,” Greens Senator Rachel Siewert added.
Essentially, the government, facing pressure from communities near the site of the attacks, was backed into a corner. It remains unclear why so many attacks have occurred in recent years. It could have to do with an increase in the number of seals off Western Australia, and/or because more people are using the ocean.
Premier Colin Barnett, explaining his support for the new program, is quoted in Perth Now as stating, “The safety of human life and beachgoers must come first.”
Barnett assured that sharks will remain protected as a threatened species, and refused to acknowledge that he has authorized a cull. (Only licensed hunters will be allowed to hunt sharks.)
Opponents, understandably, aren’t buying that.
“This is a tool that is used to kill sharks and to reduce populations—that is by definition culling,” Neff said.
Of course, residents with families that use the water, and business owners that profit off residents and tourists using the water, are happy that the government has finally taken a proactive role in trying to reduce the threat of attack.
They say that 11 fatal attacks, and the more recent spate of six in two years, has frightened people off and hurt business.
Keith Hanlan, who conducts a surf school at Redgate Beach, told ABC News Australia: “It was hurting our lifestyle, killing our tourism industry. And what people don’t really realize is we’ve been wiping out hundreds of millions off our tourism industry.”
The implementation of this new program is imminent and interest is on a global scale, given that shark conservation is a burgeoning movement stemming from the realization that many species of sharks have been overfished and are in jeopardy.
Unfortunately, it will be difficult, if not impossible, to determine whether killing great white sharks will have made Western Australia waters any safer.
Shark attacks tend to occur in spates around the world. The Hawaiian island of Maui is experiencing one now; there have been eight attacks during the past year, two of them fatal.
But so far Hawaii has chosen to study the movements of tiger sharks, in an attempt to greater understand them, rather than go out and kill them.
And how will the Australia government look if another fatal attack occurs after it has removed, say, 10 of the large predators?
As any surfer knows, the only guarantee against being attacked is to stay out of the water, and very few surfers are willing to give up the sport they love.
Ellen D’Cruz, a regular surfer at Perth’s City Beach, is against the shark-killing measures and explained her reasoning to ABC:
“I want to be in the ocean, and I’m going into their home and I know that I would never want to kill them for it. That’s the risk you take when you go into the water. You know that’s their home and you can’t take that away from them.”
Actually, Australia seems to be trying to do just that.
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Bunny hopping — the ability to jump your bike over small barriers — can be a helpful urban cycling skill. Consider, however, the sagging chain barrier. These are commonly used to block motorists from using parking lots as shortcuts.
The curve formed from this chain hanging from supports at either end is called a catenary. I encountered such a chain this morning while cutting across a parking lot. It hung perhaps six inches from the ground at its lowest point — I didn’t even need to think about if I could clear this barrier, so I went for it.
It turns out the curve of the chain and the position of your pedals can spell the difference between landing on your wheels and landing on your face after the cranks tangle with the chain. Ask me how I know.
Quick bicycle news and other transportation headlines.
82 year old Nancy Blackman rides the same Raleigh bicycle she rode as a 15 year old girl.
Prototype SRAM electronic shifter spotted in Chicago.
From Bicycle Design: a funky transport commute bike. Check out the front wheel fairing that doubles as panniers.
The League of American Bicyclists on American vulnerable user laws.
Advanced Sports International (ASI), which owns several well known bike brands such as Fuji, Breezer, Terry, Kestrel and SE, licensed the “Roubaix” tradename to Specialized for USA use. Because Fuji sold Roubaix bicycles in Canada before Specialized registered the name for bicycles there, ASI says Specialized’s registration of the brand name was “inappropriate” and has told a tiny bike shop in Cochrane, Alberta that they’re okay with that shop’s use of the Roubaix name. You might recall that Specialized also forced name changes to Stumptown Bicycles and Epic Wheel Works, both of Portland, OR.
Sea Otter Classic seeks event promotion help.
Carnage: Google Streetview captures bus crash in Seattle.
Ice cold cyclocross last weekend in Bend OR.
Lady Fleur shows us how to dress and still look fashionable on a bike in spite of cold and rain.
A Cycle Chic Film Festival to highlight what they say is the diversity, creativity, and humanity of two-wheeled transportation at Huckleberry Bicycles in San Francisco, CA. The film festival was produced by Vancouver Cycle Chic, a blog that seems mostly to show photos of young, well dressed white people on bikes, which is a declining demographic in Vancouver. There’s nothing wrong with that, but maybe the videos will show a little actual diversity. The population of Vancouver, BC is split about evenly between Europeans and those who are what Canadians call “visible minorities.” Boomers are the fastest growing age segment in Metro Vancouver. On the other hand: My wife says that Vancouver-based Momentum Magazine has probably done more to boost utility cycling for women than anything.
New green bike lanes where Alpine Road crosses I-280 in San Mateo County, CA.
More local transportation headlines over at Streetsblog SF.
Finally, remember this law of the universe when contemplating stupid bike stunts: You always have an audience when you fail. Keep the rubber side down.
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CALGARY, Alberta (BRAIN) — Cafe Roubaix owner Dan Richter said on the store's Facebook page Tuesday that Specialized president Mike Sinyard had called him to discuss a much publicized trademark dispute between Specialized and the store.
"I had a great conversation with Mike Sinyard today, and I am happy to let everyone know that things will be working out fine," Richter wrote.
"We thank you for your continued support. You have all been so very awesome to us!"
Richter had told the press this weekend that he had received a letter from Specialized's lawyers, informing him he had violated Specialized's trademark on the name Roubaix, and telling him to change his store's name and transfer its website URL to Specialized. The story first appeared in the Calgary Herald and soon went viral, generating an outpouring of support for Richter and giving Specialized a PR black eye.
On Monday, the story became more complicated when Advanced Sports International, the Philadelphia company that owns Fuji Bikes, told BRAIN that it controlled the Roubaix trademark, which it licenses to Specialized. ASI's CEO said he had no problem with Richter's use of the mark.
The Facebook post did not give any more details on how the dispute would be settled.
Specialized released a statement Tuesday afternoon: "We are working hard with Mr. Richter to find a resolution we are both happy with to make this situation right. While we and Mr. Richter can’t yet share specifics, we both look forward to sharing an update soon.”
With his Flanders/Roubaix sweep, Fabian Cancellara earned Velo's Classics Rider of the Year award for 2013. Photo: Graham Watson | www.grahamwatson.com
Peter Sagan’s mouth was agape, sucking for all the air it could find. His face was contorted in agony. And Fabian Cancellara was riding away — tearing away, really — up the Paterberg.
Seconds later, Spartacus would be all alone, riding to a Ronde van Vlaanderen (Tour of Flanders) victory, setting himself up for another win at Paris-Roubaix a week later.
No, it wasn’t a comeback from the year before. It was pure vengeance; a rage against the fated water bottle that resulted in a broken collarbone at the previous year’s Ronde, a crash that sidelined the Swiss rider from his beloved northern classics. And everyone else had to pay the very hefty price for Cancellara’s revenge tour.
At 32, Cancellara (RadioShack-Leopard) took his second “cobbled double” — wins at both Flanders and Roubaix. The 2013 northern classics belonged to him alone, of that there is no doubt. Over the course of two weeks, the RadioShack star won E3 Harelbeke, Flanders, and Roubaix, and only one of them was close. What was most notable about the victories, however, was the fact that even though everyone knew what was coming, they found themselves powerless to stop it.
At Flanders, he attacked Sagan ferociously on the short, steep climb up the Paterberg, and then rode home alone. It was a ride of raw power, and a year in the making.
“One year ago I was on the ground. Now I am back and I’ve won Flanders on the new course,” he said. “To win as a big favorite, it’s not easy. And at the end, I did what I had to do, and that was to bring this Ronde van Vlaanderen home.”
At Roubaix, though, Cancellara was tested and tried by both the fabled cobblestones and the field itself. Belgian Sep Vanmarcke (Blanco) rode gallantly, and the two entered the Roubaix velodrome together.
“I knew my strengths. I knew my confidence,” Cancellara said. “In the end, we spoke not so much. I tried to play the game … to make him pull as well. To show him that I would not pull him to the finish line.”
The big Swiss rider entered the velodrome first, but cunningly forced Vanmarcke around him high on the fi rst turn. By the time the two came into the fi nal turn, Vanmarcke did everything right, forcing Cancellara up the banking, then diving low, driving as hard as a rider can after more than 250 kilometers, more than 50 kilometers of it on granite blocks. Cancellara took it in a tight sprint as the two powered over the line, through the chasing riders who had begun trickling into the velodrome.
Cancellara collapsed to the ground, and lay in the sun before needing help up, and then onto the podium.
“I was searching for victory. I don’t know how I did it. It was a big thing,” Cancellara said. “I was happy [to win]. But I was probably happier that the race was finished. The fight was finished … just lying down on the ground and having my minute of breathing and coming back to planet Earth.”
Editor’s Note: Read about all of our award winners in the December 2013 issue of Velo, out now.
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Manhattan Community Board 10 has scheduled a committee vote for this evening on proposed pedestrian improvements to Morningside Avenue in Harlem.
The item appeared on a parks and transportation committee agenda sent out this afternoon. The meeting is set for 6:30 p.m.
DOT has proposed restriping Morningside between 116th Street and 126th Street from two lanes in each direction to one lane in each direction with a center striped median, concrete pedestrian islands and left turn lanes [PDF]. Parking lanes on each side would be widened, allowing space for cyclists and double-parked drivers. At entrances to Morningside Park, on the west side of the avenue, DOT has proposed painted curb extensions in the parking lane. The proposal does not include bike lanes.
The proposal was developed in response to a request from the North Star Neighborhood Association. While there is general agreement that speeding drivers are a major problem on Morningside, Community Board 10 has yet to endorse the city’s plan to make the street safer. Community Board 9 voted in favor of the road diet last month.
DOT is scheduled to make another presentation tonight. A call to the CB 10 office confirmed that the committee is expected to vote on a resolution.
Tonight’s meeting starts at 6:30 at 215 W. 125th Street, third floor conference room.
The holiday season can feel a little shallow. How many iTunes gift cards can you give to your cousins before you start to get Grinchy? To alleviate that, give your friends and family Christmas gifts the have purpose, and that benefit more that just the receiver. Here are some options for the outdoorsy person in your life that will have value past December 25.
It’s hard to go wrong with something to read, and it’s even better if the book teaches the reader something. For instance, a book that highlights art and activism in Afghanistan. Shannon Galpin of Mountains2Mountains has been working to fight oppression against women in Afghanistan since 2006; in 2009 she became the first woman to bike across the country. This year, she teamed up with Afghani and western photographers to put out a book. The result, “Streets of Afghanistan: Bridging Cultures through Art,” is a really beautiful look at life in Afghanistan.
Gear that pays it forward
Toms blew up the buy-one-give-one philosophy, but there are plenty of other companies that have similar practices. When you buy a pair of Solo Eyewear sunglasses, which are made of renewable bamboo, a portion of the proceeds goes to funding eye care and prescription glasses for people in developing countries. Good vision gives people better economic stability for a lot of reasons, including being able to read and write. Doesn’t hurt that the shades aren’t bad looking.
Or gear (and food) with good practices
California-based Prana was the first apparel company in the U.S. to produce Fair Trade Certified gear, which means that their materials are sustainably sourced and the working conditions in their factories are good. Now, other companies like Patagonia are jumping on board, and making gear to the same standards. While you’re shopping Fair Trade, it’s highly unlikely that anyone is going to turn down the gift of certified coffee or chocolate.
Everyone could use more art. The profits from these limited Hoodzpah prints go to Krochet Kids, an organization that provides jobs and micro-loans for women in Peru and Uganda.
A contribution in their name
Instead of giving a direct gift, donate something in their name. For instance, a contribution to 88 Bikes buys a bike for a kid in a hard-to-access area, so that they can get themselves to school or work, and gain independence. The group focuses on young women, and is big on one-to-one philanthropy, so you know where your bike is going.
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December 10, 2013 (San Clemente, CA) – The PRINCE OF PUERTO RICO event, presented by The Sheckler Foundation, is an AM Contest and Pro Demo by Manny Santiago, Dave Bachinsky, Jordan Hoffart, Felix Arguelles, Fico Rodz, Jonny Hernandez and Diego Najera at the Ponce Skate Plaza on Saturday, December 14, 2013. The AM contest will give local skateboarders a chance to compete for the PRINCE OF PUERTO RICO title and take home $2,000 in cash and prizes.
While AM contents are common in the United States, they are more rare in Puerto Rico making it harder for up-and-coming skateboarders to gain exposure. Manny Santiago created this event three years ago to create opportunities for the youth in the country his family comes from through skateboarding.
Admission to this event is free, so everyone can have a chance to watch their favorite skateboarders compete. Check Mannyslayall.com.
facebook.com/Mannyslaysall and follow @Mannyslaysall on Twitter and Instagram for the latest on the event.
For additional info on The Sheckler Foundation, stay tuned to, facebook.com/shecklerfoundation and follow @ShecklerFoundation on Twitter and Instagram.
About The Sheckler Foundation:
Founded in 2008, The Sheckler Foundation was created as an avenue for Ryan Sheckler, his family, friends and business associates to give back to the community and industry that they are so grateful for. Fueled by the desire to contribute to the many causes that directly benefit and enrich the lives of children and injured action sports athletes, The Sheckler Foundation will produce fundraising events, passion projects and web-based initiatives to raise capital and awareness. Our ultimate goal is to empower our community to “Be the Change!”
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Skiing is no longer just for the young as much as it is for the young of heart. Just ask 95-year-old George Jedenoff, a lifetime season pass holder at Alta Ski Area in Utah, and perhaps the oldest powderhound in North America.
“I love powder; I look for it anywhere,” says Jedenoff in the video above.
And Jedenoff looks a little harder than most. The Oakland, California, resident makes a few trips a year to his favorite Utah resort, flying in to Salt Lake City and taking the shuttle up Little Cottonwood Canyon.
He started skiing at 46, a little later than most, but after taking a few lessons he was hooked. He’s been making up for lost time ever since, getting in as many days on the hill as he can each and every season.
“I don’t get quite as many days in here as I’d like to, but every day has been great,” he admits.
Jedenoff isn’t alone in his silver-haired pursuit of snow, as more and more seniors are skiing into their later years. Thanks to advancements in knee and hip replacements, older generations are staying on the snow, according to one Boston.com article.
Interestingly, the influx of older skiers has caused some resorts to reconsider their senior discounts. Some places, like the Vail Resorts, have changed from a senior season pass to a 10-day senior pass, and some, like Maine’s Sunday River, have created a “Super Senior” category to cover those skiing over 80 years of age.
But while resorts fumble to keep up with these super seniors, one thing is for certain: Powder is the ultimate fountain of youth.
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“While we’re to the point in our sport’s growth that we can easily drop the ‘women’s’ and just call it ‘surfing,’ are we sure we want to?” reads the introductory page of the newest Surfing magazine flipbook, “The Feminine Mystique,” a carefully curated selection of photographer Duncan Macfarlane’s electric action shots capturing the Billabong women’s surf team on a recent trip to Sumbawa, Indonesia. “Are we sure we want to do them the disservice of lumping them in with us brutes?”
And make no mistake, while the team boasts some of surfing’s most undisputed talent (Courtney Conlogue, Alessa Quizon, Felicity Palmateer, Ellie-Jean Coffey, Stephanie Single, Justine Dupont, Laura Enever, Frankie Harrer…) there’s something to be said about giving them their own space where they can ooze grace, power, and—let’s just say it—beauty.
“The Feminine Mystique” is part of an ongoing series of digital photo albums from Surfing magazine, an effort to find a home for the surplus of grade-A photography that lands on the magazine’s cutting-room floor.
“[The flipbooks] are a limitless canvas to really paint a picture … to tell a story how we see it in its entirety,” explains Surfing magazine photo editor Peter Taras of the inception of the flipbook project. “It got to the point where we wanted to illustrate a story without it being tied to page count.”
This is the first flipbook to feature just female surf talent, an organic decision upon senior photographer Macfarlane’s return from shooting the Billabong team for the surf apparel company’s spring/summer 2013 Surf Capsule campaign. And, as Billabong team manager Megan Villa explains, conditions in Indonesia were the perfect stage for the women to showcase their skills.
“When we arrived, the waves were super small but the swell was building and we ended up having really good waves the entire time,” she remembers. “The most consistent spot was Yo Yo’s, where we surfed almost every day and also managed to score a reeling, barreling left called Super Suck. Courtney claims she got the barrel of her life there.”
A expert mix of action, portraiture, and lifestyle (our personal favorite? Felicity Palmateer throwing back a well-deserved beer, her hair still drenched), “The Feminine Mystique” is, as the guys at Surfing put it so perfectly, “a reminder as to why we love women in the lineup.”
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