Interbike 2011: Fondriest SF1 inox (stainless) frameset

first_imgAt 980g for the frame, this Fondriest shows that steel can hang with more modern materials, and the addition of a 375g carbon fiber fork, Ritchey Classic seatpost and headset up the balance of this $4,900 package.  Can I justify it?  No.  Would I have come home with it if my budget allowed?  Yes.marcwww.fondriestbici.comwww.albabici.com It’s another fragrant morning here in Las Vegas as the Bikerumor crew pore through the images from the first day of 2011’s Interbike Expo.  From day 1, the one object that drew me in from the aisles more strongly than anything else had to have been Fondriest’s SF1 stainless steel frame, distributed in the US by Albabici. Hit the jump for more photos and the weight & cost bottom lines…Despite what seemed like impossibly thin-walled tubes, sand blasted logos, and joints that look to have been applied by a syringe, the SF1 could have be described as understated- save for the polished stainless steel finish.  The seat clamp area comes together very nicely, as seen in the photos.last_img read more

Body found in SPI apartment

first_imgBy GAIGE DAVILAeditor@portisabelsouthpadre.comA body was found in an apartment building at 2507 Gulf Blvd on South Padre Island last Thursday, January 16, afternoon. The decedent, Sean Kirstein, 44, from Elgin, IL, lived in Unit 3 of the apartment, where he was found dead, according to sources who knew Kirstein. Kirstein was known to live with one other person, but the PRESS could not independently confirm it.Upon arrival to the scene, the PRESS was told by authorities they had strict instructions to not release information to media, a request from SPI Police Chief Claudine O’Carroll. Crime scene equipment on Sean Kirstein’s vehicle. Photo by Gaige Davila.A police report obtained by the PRESS says police responded to the residence for a welfare check on Kirstein, who had not been “answering his door and had not been seen in days.” While the police report says Kirstein’s body was transported to a funeral home, a statement from the City of South Padre Island says the body was taken to Valley Baptist Hospital.  The statement concludes that autopsy results are pending and that there is no further information available.  RelatedMissing swimmer’s body recovered on SPI  By Gaige Davila editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com A body has been recovered on South Padre Island, after a person went missing after swimming with two others at a public beach access. ChristDeshaun Reddix, 26, from Austin, was found dead 2.5 miles north of Cameron County Beach Access 6 at around 11:00 a.m.,…July 30, 2020In “News”Apprehended and Arraigned: Suspects in Laguna Heights murder arrestedBy Gaige Davila editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com           Two suspects in the murder of Miguel Angel Aguilera Orduna, who was found dead in his Laguna Heights home on October 6, were arraigned on Thursday, October 17, in the Port Isabel municipal court, presided by Helen Delgadillo.  Nelson Orona Santiago,…October 17, 2019In “News”“We are still in shock”: Man murdered in Laguna Heights home  By Gaige Davila editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com Miguel Angel Aguilera Orduna, a resident of Laguna Heights, was found murdered in his home at 110 Garfield St, in the early morning hours of October 6.  Port Isabel Police Department officers found Aguilera’s body just before 4:00 a.m., after a neighbor called the police.…October 11, 2019In “News” Share Authorities outside of Sean Kirstein’s apartment on January 16. Kirstein was found dead inside his residence after SPI police commenced a welfare check. Photo by Gaige Davila.last_img read more

“Obviously one always aspires to more” – Player coy on future…

first_imgSeveral reports across the last month have suggested that City, who spend most of their time hoovering up talent from around the world, were targeting the 22-year-old.He’s impressed with River Plate this season and one report suggested that he was ‘very close to leaving’ for the Etihad, with another insisting ‘advanced negotiations’ were underway.That has since been rubbished, as TNT journalist Nicolás Distasio claimed that any talk of a £25m bid were very much wide of the mark.Embed from Getty ImagesAnd it seems the midfielder is positively not thinking about it at this moment in time, insisting he is only focused on River when explicitly asked about the Manchester City rumours.“My head is in River, in tomorrow’s game,” he told TNT Sports.“Then, I’ll be on vacation with my family and on January 2, we start with the whole preseason.“I am very calm, happy and satisfied. I found a very comfortable place in the club (River). Obviously one always aspires to more, but today I am very calm in River, and I feel happy.”While hardly a come and get me plea, that last line about aspiring to more should certainly have Manchester City interested.It shows the player is already thinking about the next step and moving to the Etihad would undoubtedly represent an upward trajectory.by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayForge of Empires – Free Online GameIf You Like to Play, this City-Building Game is a Must-Have. No Install.Forge of Empires – Free Online GameUndo聽多多 Hearmore.asia1969年前出生的香港居民現可免費試戴頂尖的歐洲助聽器聽多多 Hearmore.asiaUndoSmart Tech TrendSelf Adjusting Glasses Take Hong Kong by StormSmart Tech TrendUndoCNN with DBS BankThe New Role Banks Are PlayingCNN with DBS BankUndoHero WarsGetting this Treasure is impossible! Prove us wrong!Hero WarsUndoInstant Voice Translator43 Languages Instant Voice Translator Flying Off Shelves in Hong KongInstant Voice TranslatorUndoGrepolis – Online Free GameGamers Around the World Have Been Waiting for this Game! Already 35 Million PlayersGrepolis – Online Free GameUndoLoans | Search AdsNeed a loan? Search hereLoans | Search AdsUndoTheTopFiveVPNEnjoy Netflix Now Without Any RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPNUndo River Plate youngster Nicolás de la Cruz has refused to comment on rumours suggesting Manchester City are keen on signing him.last_img read more

‘Hitman’s Bodyguard’ needs no guarding, and help Judge Woodruff claim victory! (Aug. 23, 2017)

first_img:10—Steeler Time… No. 1; It’s that time, alright, and that means I am at my spot. And as I always tell ya…If I told you where I was, I’d have to kill ya. No. 2; For the record, don’t try to find me. I’ve got multiple stops. No. 3; I know it’s Atlanta and I know they went to the Big Dance and gave it away…But say it with me, boys and girls, “It’s only preseason. It’s only preseason.” And we’re playing guys you will never see again in life. No. 4; You only need to get a close-up shot of Martavis Bryant to know he’s been serious about making his comeback. No. 5; T.J. Watt’s the real deal as I told you. The bloodline is legit. Pay no mind to who starts…James Harrison will tell you it’s not who starts, it’s who finishes and how they finish!:09—On the other side of the page…“Ya’ll” know the Pitt basketball season is coming back whether you want it to or not. I’m just sayin’!BILL NEAL:08—Speaking of basketball, here’s a long overdue shoutout and congratulations to T.J. McConnell. He of Chartiers Valley High School, Duquesne University and onto Arizona where he blew up and now with the Philadelphia 76ers. The ultimate achiever. He made it all the way and deserves everything that comes his way. I am proud to know him. Proud to say he played in the Connie Hawkins League. Proud most of all to know his wonderful and iconic family.:07—Sit tight. Be patient and don’t worry. James Conner is the real deal at 6’2” and 230 pounds. He’s bigger than you thought when you watched him on TV at Pitt. He’ll do just fine until Le’Veon returns.:06-Le’Veon will return, and for all you know-it-alls out there who keep wanting to know, “Why won’t Bell come to camp and take the $30 million guaranteed?” The answer is because $35 million is more! Duh!!! And don’t tell me you would play for less and yada, yada, yada. That’s why you’re pushing a broom now. (I’m sorry, my bad!):05—I don’t know if I’m allowed to say this. Mr. Doss has some real tight rules around here and Rob Taylor Jr. backs him up (You know, that new job thing). Anyway, if I was allowed to say it, I would remind you of the judgeship, Super Bowl champion, Steeler MVP greatness and all-around nice guy of one Dwayne Woodruff and remind you that his and our history is in your voting hand. Pennsylvania Supreme Court…right here…right now!:04—What is it with these damn apes? They just won’t go away. Even I’m sick of them. And look, Hollywood, some of that stuff ain’t gonna happen, man. It just won’t. Hell, if it’s me, I just turn the blowtorch up on all that fur. Game over! And go see Logan Lucky. Enjoy and have some long overdue movie fun. It’s fun-nee! (Spoiler alert—Samuel L. “I’ll do any movie, anytime, anywhere, no matter how bad” Jackson in the Hitman’s Bodyguard is not a hit and needs no guarding.):03—Speaking of doing yourself a favor, you already know that the Mayweather-McGregor fight is a PR moneymaker that you and a bunch of other lollipops, aka all-day suckers, will buy into. But you could do a better thing and save some money. Pull up. Dial up. Pull out or go get the Ali-Frazier trilogy and be reminded of what true boxing was like. Ali vs. Frazier I, Ali vs. Frazier II and the legendary Thrilla in Manila. Mmmaaannn, that’s when greatness was great. Oh, by the way, don’t thank me. I’m here for you!:02—I didn’t forget about ya, partner. Met my man, Charlie, in the Emergency Room last week. As I told ya my brother, you are now “In the Locker Room.” (Miss you and love you, Kenny Durrett):01—So you really think you got it, but you don’t. Need I remind you that year 1 you couldn’t find a parking spot down at the Blue Line Grille. Year 2 you and 99 others were left standing in the hallway trying to get in at the Holiday Inn, and last year you were mad cause the 749 people ahead of you got the last chicken wings. So, I’m telling you to lock this in for your own good. The Fourth Pittsburgh City League High School All-Sports Hall of Fame inductions, honoring the best of the best, Friday, October 6, 6 p.m. until pre-reception at the Savoy. All-City welcome. Welcome home. Meet and Greet, Cash Bar and Kitchen, $5 cover charge, Dress to Impress! Saturday, October 7, the Hall of Fame inductions, August Wilson Center, 6 p.m. reception, 7 p.m. awards, Savoy. Celaborate hors d’oeuvres spread, vendors, jazz, 50/50, cash bar, photo ops, $50 adults, $25 youth 12 and under. Go deep in the closet for this one. Call AGI at 412-628-4856 for info. (After party at the Savoy.) City League, it’s your time…It’s your turn!!!:00—GAME OVER. Like us at https://www.facebook.com/pages/New-Pittsburgh-Courier/143866755628836?ref=hlFollow @NewPghCourier on Twitter  https://twitter.com/NewPghCourierlast_img read more

Only on AP: Rose talks fame, fatherhood, Cavs and redemption

first_imgLOS ANGELES (AP) — Derrick Rose has some secrets. In this Friday, Aug. 25, 2017, photo, Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Derrick Rose poses for a photo at his agent’s Wasserman Media Group offices in Los Angeles.  (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes) He often plays chess online against random people who have no idea that their king is being attacked by the 2011 NBA MVP. He was a decent tennis and baseball player in high school. He’s spent a good amount of time this summer studying the life of Albert Einstein. He watches documentaries.Most people don’t know these things. Rose doesn’t care if people know these things.Here’s what Rose hopes people know, or at least soon know: He believes he’s still among the NBA elite. So for Rose, this season alongside LeBron James with the Cleveland Cavaliers is a reset, maybe a redemption, maybe even a reinvention. He made $21 million last season; he’ll make about $2 million this season after signing for the minimum , even after averaging 18 points with the dysfunctional New York Knicks a year ago.Now — recovered from a fourth knee surgery — Rose is set to start anew and resume chasing what would be his first NBA title.“I’ve always been into movies,” Rose said. “And I’ve always asked why you don’t see famous actors all the time. Why don’t you see George Clooney? For real, why don’t you see him? It always comes back to how they don’t want the fame. So when I got into the NBA, I never wanted to tap into that.“Personally, that’s just not me.”In an interview with The Associated Press about his offseason and his future, Rose said he believes he’s misunderstood by many, but realized long ago that he’s not interested in changing those misconceptions.“I’m stubborn,” Rose said. “I like moving at my own pace. So as long as I’m not harming anybody, I feel like I’ve got the right to do that. People think that I’m cocky, reckless, unruly. That’s not me. That’s not who I portray myself as. But it’s not up to me to care or worry about that. My family and friends know the person that I really am.”Rose is a self-described introvert, someone who rarely posts on social media. He does his own thing, without apologies. He arrives in China this week to promote his latest adidas shoe, is hopeful to have a place to live in Cleveland picked out by the time he gets back to the U.S. from that trip, and has been so busy this summer with on-court work that there’s been little time for much else — not even a haircut or shave, both of which he thinks are desperately needed.“I’m not going to lie to you; the last two or three years, Derrick has been through a lot mentally,” said his older brother, Reggie Rose. “When you’re losing more than you’re winning, it can get difficult. So with him going to be in a winning environment again now, able to see how LeBron prepares himself, the things LeBron does with his body, Derrick can incorporate that into his own game.”Rose is past his latest surgery, one that repaired his meniscus and, probably mercifully, ended his season with the Knicks. He isn’t worried about how the now-tenuous trade between Boston and Cleveland with the principals being star point guards Kyrie Irving and Isaiah Thomasworks out; Rose is willing to play with either one.Cavaliers general manager Koby Altman said when signing the 6-foot-2 Rose that he would be a good fit. Altman added he knew Rose could have signed with a number of teams, but he signed with Cleveland because of “his specific mindset, goals and total focus and commitment to winning.”Rose, 28, has no doubt he’ll be ready for the season.He has been working out at least five days a week, strength work some days, agility work other days, along with on-court work.Last year fuels him, in many ways. It started with him facing a civil trial in Los Angeles over a rape allegation that a jury did not believe. It ended with him playing for a bad team in New York, the Knicks season dominated by drama off the floor — the Jim Dolan-Charles Oakley mess, the eventual departure of Phil Jackson and the still-going talk of Carmelo Anthony getting traded someplace.“On the court was when it was the craziest to me,” Rose said. “Some of the strategies and all that, I didn’t understand. It was confusing. It was just a learning experience.”Rose’s rise was meteoric: Grew up amid poverty in Chicago, then saw basketball as an escape route and way to take care of his mother and family. In 2006, he hit a shot to win an Illinois state high school championship. Only five years later, he was MVP of the NBA.Then came the injuries : the ACL tear in 2012 and three meniscus surgeries since, along with back, hamstring, ankle and foot issues as well. Out of a possible 164 games in the 2012-13 and 2013-14 seasons, Rose appeared in 10. The love affair in Chicago between a native son and the Bulls was clearly waning. He finally got traded to New York in June 2016.The lowest of the low points in Chicago, on the injury front, may have been when he made the statement about how he didn’t want to be sore at his son’s graduation. He doesn’t regret saying it, or the fallout that it caused.What Rose was trying to do was illustrate how being active in his son’s life matters to him. It just came out less than perfectly, and he believes the message got twisted.“He’s the only reason that I’m playing this game,” Rose said of his son. “My dad wasn’t around. So my mom was that figure for me. I want to be the example to my son, the dad that I didn’t have. He’s going to do what he wants to do, but sometimes he’s going to be like, ‘Damn, Pops was right all these times.’ It’s going to hit him one day.”Thing is, Derrick Rose’s son will never grow up poor like the way Derrick Rose did. His father has earned somewhere around $300 million in contracts and endorsements.“He gets joy just being around immediate family and reminiscing about how things used to be financially before now,” Reggie Rose said. “You can see the glow in his face when he talks about the old times.”He gets the same glow when he talks about what’s coming next.Rose knows people doubt whether he can still play. He doesn’t share those doubts. And though he won’t say so, he wouldn’t mind proving some wrong.“When I get on a good team and I’m still hooping the same way, what are you going to say then?” Rose said. “The only thing that you’ll can say is that I can still play.”___More AP basketball: https://apnews.com/tag/NBAbasketballlast_img read more

Column: Woods is back, but maybe not the guy on TV

first_imgTiger Woods watches his tee shot from the third hole during the final round at the Hero World Challenge golf tournament, Sunday, Dec. 4, 2016, in Nassau, Bahamas. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky) NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) — Tiger Woods couldn’t have scored more points with his two children than when he took them to Miami this summer to watch Barcelona in a friendly, and then arranged for them to meet Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez in the locker room.He described it as a surreal moment to watch his kids in awe of their soccer heroes, especially Messi, their favorite. It was a reminder of his own place in the world of sport when he said to daughter Sam, “Isn’t it neat to meet a living legend?”Sam’s reply: “Yeah. We live with one.”“I never thought my kids have understood what I’ve been able to do in the game because they always think I’m the ‘YouTube’ golfer,” Woods said Tuesday. “They’ve never seen me in action.”His son, Charlie, was 4 when Woods won the Bridgestone Invitational for his 79th — and still his last — victory on the PGA Tour.“Most of the stuff they’ve seen has been on highlight packages,” Woods said. “I want them to see what I’ve been able to do my entire career. I don’t know how long I’m going to be playing, but I want them to come to a few events. I want them to feel it. I want them to understand it a little bit more.”Woods is a YouTube sensation to more than just his own children.He might as well add PGA champion Justin Thomas, Hideki Matsuyama and Daniel Berger to that list. They weren’t on the PGA Tour in 2013 when Woods last won a tournament. The list is even longer of players who don’t know the Woods that dominated his sport like no other.Thomas was 7 when he was at Valhalla for the 2000 PGA Championship and the great duel between Woods and Bob May that went to a three-hole playoff. Thomas recalls hearing the roar of the crowd when Woods made a 6-foot birdie putt on the 18th hole to force a playoff, which Woods considers the most important putt he ever made.That was Woods at his best. That was the Woods that inspired a generation he now has to beat.That was mostly a memory.“I never played against that person,” Thomas said. “All I know in terms of watching him actually play golf is what I’ve seen. Until you’re there and you stand and you watch the golf shots, you hear the sound it makes, you watch the putts, chips, then you really get an idea. But I guess we’ll have to wait and see.”Thomas will get that opportunity Thursday in the Hero World Challenge when Woods plays for only the fourth time in two years. Woods called him a few weeks ago and asked Thomas if he’d like to be paired with him for the first round.What should Thomas expect to see? Not even Woods knows, having not teed it up in competition since Feb. 3 in Dubai.Patrick Reed talks endlessly about the three years between the summer of 1999 and the summer of 2001, when Woods won 23 of the 46 tournaments he played around the world, including five out of eight majors.“Not only did he beat people physically, he destroyed the guys in his group mentally. They completely unraveled,” Reed said. “Nowadays, that’s gone away. All of us got to know Tiger when he was going through injuries. We saw Tiger when he was his most vulnerable, when he was trying to play golf being injured. … I would love to turn back that clock and pop out for the ’99 to 2001 Tiger. Because I was growing up watching it. I’d love to play against it.”Reed is part of a generation that was inspired to play by watching Woods. In some respects, Woods trained the kids he now has to beat.Do they think their games now are good enough to take on Woods in his prime?“You’d be stupid to say you couldn’t because you’d be doubting yourself,” U.S. Open champion Brooks Koepka said. “He was very dominant. It’s very intimidating when a guy wins so much. It must have been depressing when he showed up. You’d have a 1-in-3 chance of winning. I watched it growing up. I knew exactly how good he was. I wish I could have played against him.”Assuming his health allows him to play a regular schedule, Woods would love that opportunity, too.“In an ideal world,” he said, “I would like to have them feel what some of my past guys had to go against all those years.”That’s a tall order, and Woods knows it.He often says that “Father Time remains undefeated.” He says the pain is gone after fusion surgery on his lower back. He appears to have freedom in his swing and power in his game. But he is not the same player on those video clips.He turns 42 at the end of the month. He has gone through four surgeries on his back, four on his knee. He has gone 30 starts over four years without winning.Can he ever be the guy on YouTube again? Can he be better?“That’s going to be hard,” he said with a smile. “I mean, I was pretty good.”last_img read more

Filipe Luis will coach Flamengo when he retires

first_img IN SPORT.ES CET Filipe Luis entrenará al Flamengo cuando se retire Sport EN Former Atletico Madrid defender Filipe Luis has revealed that when his career as a player ends, he’ll coach Brazilian side Flamengo. The left back signed a contract with the club until 2021, when he will make the switch to the bench. Upd. at 20:29 “When I started to speak to Flamengo, in the negotiations one of the things that convinced me was that they offered me precisely that, this post-career plan,” he explained. The 34-year-old player told Coluna do Fla, his team’s website, that when he decided to come back to Brazil to wear his childhood club’s shirt, the directors promised him a career as a coach. 31/10/2019 Felipe started off at Figueirense in 2003-04, before moving to Ajax and Real Madrid Castilla, and later to Deportivo la Coruna (06-10). Then he signed for Atletico (10-14), Chelsea (14-15) and back to Atletico (15-19) before joining Flamengo.last_img read more