The disc brake wheels can convert the rear wheel to 12×142, but the front is limited to QR for now. They’re waiting to see what the demand is, and for now wanted to make it as light as possible. They all use CenterLock rotors, which means we’ll be hunting for some lightweight rotor options like these.Many of the wheels will be offered in clincher and tubular.The rims for disc brakes are free of a brake track, but they’re not terribly lighter. Maybe five grams, but the hub and spokes will be a bit heavier. For the standard rims, they have a special resin on the outer surface to manage heat, but normal resin deeper in to maintain a better road feel. They developed it in house and say it provides much better performance and feel, particularly with the amazing SwissStop Black Prince pads.In the foreground is the Spline RC28Cdb, which translates to Road Carbon 28mm deep Clincher Disc Brake. It comes in at 1420g per set, rims are 21mm wide outside / 15mm inside. Above it is the standard version, which weighs in at 1385g, only 35g less than the disc brake version.Next down the line is the RC38 series, which gains a tubular rim brake model. Weights for the clincher disc brake version is 1520g, tubular disc brake version is 1390g. Standard wheels are 1475g (clincher) and 1310g (tubular). both versions of the rim are 38mm deep and 21mm wide external, clincher is 15mm inside.Available this fall. They’re strong enough for cyclocross, but they recommend the 38 for that.Two more new ones: On the right is the RC46H, which “H” meaning hybrid thanks to its alloy brake track. It’s 46mm deep, 21mm wide with 15.9mm of space inside. Behind it is the RC55T, which is also available in a clincher, and offers a deeper aero wheel for racing and triathlon. It’s a full carbon rim and shares the 21mm/15mm widths of the rest with a 55mm depth. Weights are 1440 (tubular) and 1630 (clincher).DTSwiss.com Alongside the new mountain bike wheels and suspension, DT Swiss unveiled a complete revamp of their carbon road bike wheels. The new Spline collection is the first time they’ve developed the rims on their own, with their own design and tooling.They have a more modern wider, rounder profile for better aerodynamics and tire fitment made with 700×25 tires in mind. They’ve tested it as road tubeless, and say it’ll work, but it’s not an officially tubeless ready line, so they won’t provide the kits.Since they were updating them, they went ahead and gave most of them disc brake options, too…
Mikaela Shiffrin celebrates winning the slalom at Killington last November. That World Cup event kicked off a comeback season for the Vermont ski industry. Photo by Dave Young for Killington ResortVermont Business Magazine Vermont skier visits finished this past season at nearly 4 million, well over the previous season’s disappointment of 3.2 million. Friends and supporters of the Vermont ski and snowboard industry gathered at Killington Resort for the Vermont Ski Areas Association’s 48th Annual Meeting Wednesday evening. Alpine and Nordic members, marketing partners and associate members were among those who celebrated the 2016-17 comeback season.After a challenging 2015-16 season, Vermont’s ski areas came back strong with statewide Thanksgiving weekend openings, the World Cup event at Killington Resort, and a multitude of historic snowstorms. While adverse weather cycles dampened some periods throughout the winter, early February snowstorms prompted a first-ever Powder Day Proclamation from the Governor and March roared in like a lion to finish the season strong with a record 21 Powder Alerts sent out from Ski Vermont. The result was a rebound to 3,922,970 visits, which represents the most accurate totals to date with nearly every resort now switching to scanning or RFID technology to track season pass usage, rather than using multiplier estimates.Vermont recorded its best season ever with 4.7 million skier days in 2014-2015 (ahead of California and second best in the nation to Colorado) to 3.2 million skier days in 2015-2016. The 2013/2-14 season recorded 4.2 million visits. The past season’s number is more typical. Ski resorts in recent years have increased snowmaking capacity and offer more non-ski recreational activities and events to entice visitors during the winter. With these investments come greater expectations.A skier day is one visitor on one day. The US ski season also bounced back from last year (SEE STORY), as warm conditions limited snowfall across the nation and kept visitors at home. This past season, snowfall returned and the skiers got off the couch. Recent figures by the National Ski Areas Association (NSAA) showed that nationwide skier and snowboarder visits rose to 54.7 million, a 1.5 percent increase from 53.9 million during the 2015/16 season. “This was a strong comeback season for the State of Vermont,” said Ski Vermont President Parker Riehle. “Thanks to Winter Storms Caly, Orson, Pluto and Stella, matched with our state’s world class snowmakers and snowmaking technology, Vermont had the longest season in the East. That’s not only great news for the ski industry but it was also critical to Vermont’s economy which depends heavily on the $900 million in direct winter spending that our ski and snowboard resorts bring to the state in a good season.”The National Ski Areas Association announced in May that US ski areas tallied an estimated 54.7 million skier and snowboarder visits during the 2016-17 season, up 3.7 percent from last season’s 52.8 million total.Average resort snowfall increased by 36 percent nationally, which contributed to ski areas being open an extra week, on average, compared to the 2015-16 season. The increased length of the operating season was most pronounced in the Southeast (23 days longer) and Northeast (15 days longer) regions.During the annual gathering, Ski Vermont presented an overview of the 2016-17 season and the impact of their marketing, public relations and governmental affairs efforts. Year after year, Ski Vermont continues to see record increases in earned media, website traffic, social media and Learn to Turn initiatives like the Take 3 Pass and the Fifth Grade Passport program. Proceeds from the Fifth Grade Passport program provided a record donation to support Vermont’s iconic agricultural brand through the Working Lands Enterprise Fund. Overall, Ski Vermont helped to introduce over 5,000 new skiers and riders to the slopes this season as the result of their programs.Michael Berry, President of the National Ski Areas Association was presented with the Industry Achievement Award for his 25 years of service at the helm of NSAA.In addition, Ski Vermont presented the Friend of the Industry Award to Justin Pill, the industry’s point person with longtime marketing partner Long Trail Brewing Co. Ski Vermont also recognized retiring longtime ski industry employees Steve Wry and Nelson Cushing of Smugglers’ Notch Resort and Betsy McKeever of Okemo Mountain Resort with Career Employee Awards and announced multiple ski area awards for marketing, safety, workplace wellness, leadership and guest satisfaction:National Ski Areas AssociationKillington Resort: Best Overall Marketing AwardStratton Mountain Resort: Best Overall Safety ProgramPico Mountain: Best Bring a Friend CampaignBurton Snowboards Chill FoundationBolton Valley: Mountain AwardSki Area Management MagazineOkemo Mountain Resort: Ethan Mueller – SAMMY Leadership AwardVermont Business MagazineOkemo Mountain Resort: Best Places to Work in VermontStowe Mountain Resort: Best Places to Work in VermontVermont Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness & Sports Sugarbush Resort: Win Smith – Vermont Wellness Leadership AwardLiftopia Best in Snow AwardsMagic Mountain: #1 Top Ski Area in North AmericaMad River Glen: #3 Top Ski Area in North AmericaJay Peak Resort: #5 Top Ski Area in North AmericaSki Vermont (Vermont Ski Areas Association) is a proud ambassador of the thriving winter tourism industry in Vermont, where the legislature has designated skiing and snowboarding as the official state sports. Vermont is not only the #1 ski state in the east and third in the US, but also reigns supreme in snowmaking quality and coverage, a variety of terrain and historical impact on the sports of skiing and snowboarding – making it one of the most significant ski and ride destinations in the world. Ski Vermont’s mission is to help create a legislative, economic and social environment in which the state’s ski areas can grow and prosper. It serves its 20 Alpine and 30 Nordic member resorts in three major areas: Governmental Affairs, Marketing and Public Affairs. VBM vermontbiz.comSource: Killington Resort (June 15, 2017) – Ski Vermont
Nearly 150 people attended the town hall Saturday morning. Sen. Barbara Bollier (left) and Rep. Melissa Rooker held a town hall meeting Saturday ahead of the start of this year’s legislative session.Northeast Johnson County lawmakers Sen. Barbara Bollier and Rep. Melissa Rooker told constituents packed into a meeting room at Village Presbyterian Church on Saturday that the legislative session starting today offers opportunities to continue stabilizing state services and agencies that began last year when a group of moderates took office — but that such momentum could be easily derailed if those officials aren’t reelected this fall.Acknowledging that moderate Republican officials who voted in favor of the 2017 bill that reversed much of the 2012 tax cuts signed into law by Gov. Sam Brownback are likely to face aggressive challenges from conservatives this year, Bollier and Rooker said defense of those moderates this summer and fall should be a priority for people who support their agenda.“My district, I would say, is supportive — the majority — in saying we need to pay more taxes so we can do the right thing like fund our children. But not everyone felt that way,” Bollier said. “We need to make sure that we maintain in the House that group of people, if not add to it, that support those kinds of things. If we lose that it doesn’t matter who the governor is…Keeping people in office who want to see our state solid and successful and willing to take those hard votes is absolutely critical.”Rooker noted that she was among the group of legislators who had been targeted by Americans for Prosperity with negative mailers about the tax vote.“We will need protecting next summer in the election cycle,” she said.Among the policy issues the two discussed at length during the town hall, which was attended by nearly 150 people, were:Medicaid expansionBollier indicated that she believed efforts to expand Medicaid in the state would be reupped, but said the idea still has strong opposition in pockets.She said that she continues to have problems understanding the arguments against expanding Medicaid in the state. Because taxpayers are still on the hook for medical services for people who can’t pay when they show up at the emergency room – usually the most expensive and least effective domain for treatment — the state should be considering how it can’t most efficiently serve that population.She also said the state had a moral imperative to provide access to healthcare for Kansas citizens. “Making choices, whether to use your diabetes testing strip or having food for your family, that’s isn’t a real place that we need to be as a society in my opinion,” she said.Education funding and policyRooker, who sits on the House education committee, said Kansas needs to take a holistic view of its K-12 system. She noted that more and more students in the state are facing stresses and traumas outside the classroom that the schools are being expected to address because other state agencies no longer have the funding to provide services. “We have systemic problems,” she said. “And we need to stabilize a lot different state agencies in order to appropriately provide the resources our children need to be successful learners. A hungry child can’t learn. A homeless child certainly can’t learn.”Because budget cuts have “frayed the fabric of that safety net of services that wrap around our children,” schools are having to invest more and more of their money in support services for students instead of more traditional classroom expenses. She said she gets frustrated by people who argue that schools have plenty of money, they just aren’t allocating them properly.She said that lawmakers should focus more on creating a system that allows each student to reach his or her full potential rather than on one that stresses testing benchmarks. Some students have learning disabilities or have experienced childhood traumas that lead to their academic potential being different than students who have had more advantaged early lives. Rooker said the state’s K-12 system should be looking to create a “growth model” that helps every student improve their capabilities, whatever their potential may be.Adding funding to mental health programs, the Department for Children and FamiliesBollier noted that Lt. Gov. Jeff Colyer is expected today to announce a plan to increase funding for the embattled Department for Children and Families. She said that while she welcomed the focus on the problems in the department, she found it ironic that Colyer was suddenly so keen on spending more money. “While I commend him for it, we had asked him for years, ‘Please, get this taken care of.’ It wasn’t,” Bollier said. “My question to the Lt. Governor is and will be, where are we getting the money? You who were so mad and so anti raising our taxes somewhat this last year, and now they’re spending the money.”Bollier said the state has been underfunding its mental health services, and consequently the number of people with mental health problems put in jails and prisons in Kansas has skyrocketed. She said she hoped the administration would look to shift some of the money it uses on prisons toward mental health treatment programs.Full video of the town hall is embedded below:Bollier and Rooker town hall at Village Pres.Posted by Shawnee Mission Post on Saturday, January 6, 2018
The group returns by about 2 p.m. to the nature center where they may partake in a hot chocolate social. Join PEEC Black Friday to Opt Outside! Evan Rose of the Los Alamos Mountaineers will lead a hike on the Pueblo Canyon Rim to Canyon Rim Loop trails. The group will meet at 9:45 a.m. Friday, Nov. 29. Space is limited and registration is required. Courtesy/PEEC This outing was inspired by REI’s #OptOutside campaign. The hike meets at 9:45 a.m., Friday, Nov. 29, at the Los Alamos Nature Center. Space is limited and registration is required. Courtesy/PEEC Here is an opportunity to spend time outside on Black Friday instead of fighting crowds in stores. PEEC is offering a guided hike to help people enjoy the outdoors and spend time in nature. The location for this hike is the Pueblo Canyon Rim to Canyon Rim Loop. This moderate hike takes about four hours. The route follows the Pueblo Canyon Rim Trail past the airport, across N.M. 502 near the Los Alamos Co+Op Market, up to Smith’s, past Ashley Pond, down Bathtub Row and back to the nature center. PEEC News: Hikers meet at 9:45 a.m. at the Los Alamos Nature Center and start hiking at 10 a.m. … bring water, a lunch (or money for food at the Co+Op), snacks, hat, sunscreen, good hiking shoes or boots, warm clothing and a waterproof shell. For more information about this and other PEEC programs, visit www.peecnature.org, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (505).662.0460. The group stops around noon to enjoy lunch at the Co+Op Market. The total length of the hike is about 5.5 miles. The outing is limited to 15 participants and registration is required, so sign up today to save your spot! Admission is free for PEEC and Los Alamos Mountaineer members and $5 for non-members. Don’t forget that PEEC is also celebrating Small Business Saturday at the Los Alamos Nature Center! On Saturday, Nov. 30 all merchandise will be 10 percent off for all shoppers and PEEC members will receive 15 percent off in the gift shop this day only! The nature center is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays. Los Alamos Mountaineers member Evan Rose will lead this outing. He retired from Los Alamos National Laboratory in 2012 and now spends much of his time hiking, camping and canyoneering. PEEC was founded in 2000 to serve the community of Los Alamos. It offers people of all ages a way to enrich their lives by strengthening their connections to our canyons, mesas, mountains, and skies. PEEC operates the Los Alamos Nature Center at 2600 Canyon Road, holds regular programs and events, and hosts a number of interest groups from birding to hiking to butterfly watching. PEEC activities are open to everyone; however, members receive exclusive benefits such as discounts on programs and merchandise. Annual memberships start at $35. To learn more, visit www.peecnature.org.
Assistant Speaker Ben Ray LujánCONGRESSIONAL News:NAMBE — U.S. House Assistant Speaker Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.), along with Congressmembers Joe Neguse (D-CO), Andy Levin (D-MI), and Tom Malinowski (D-NJ), Tuesday introduced the Coronavirus Community Relief Act – legislation to provide $250 billion in stabilization funds for local communities, towns, and cities across the United States that need relief amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act, signed into law March 27, provided stabilization funds for states and larger communities, but capped the localities able to receive direct support at those with populations of over 500,000. This excludes some large metropolitan areas, as well as towns, cities, and rural counties that have been hit hard by the COVID-19 outbreak. Only one county in New Mexico has a population exceeding 500,000, according to the most recent U.S. Census data. Congressman Luján’s district includes chiefly rural counties and Tribal nations that have been particularly hard hit by COVID-19, making this legislation critically-needed for local governments in New Mexico to access direct relief. “New Mexico is experiencing the public health and economic toll of the COVID-19 pandemic. While Congress has worked in a bipartisan fashion to begin to address this crisis, we must do more to support local and state governments that are incurring significant costs responding to this pandemic,” Assistant Speaker Luján said. “This legislation ensures that all communities receive the direct relief they need and I will continue to fight to provide our local communities with the necessary resources needed to overcome this crisis.” “From Boulder and Fort Collins to Eagle County, communities across our district, and communities across the country are struggling with the impacts of the COVID-19 outbreak,” Joe Neguse said. “Like their larger neighbors, these smaller counties, cities, and towns have faced enormous costs while responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. These costs include deploying timely public service announcements to keep Americans informed, rapidly activating emergency operations, readying employees for telework to keep services running, and more. We must ensure each of our communities receive direct stabilization funds to address the outbreak and recover when this public health emergency has passed.” “I talk daily with leaders in the 21 communities in my district,” Levin said. “They’re working around the clock to acquire tests and protection for their first responders, help their hospitals and schools, and more. The least we can do is make sure they have the resources to keep this essential work going. We must provide direct support to the small communities across America that are working every day to keep families safe. That’s what this bill does.” “COVID-19 has hit New Jersey hard, including in our smaller and more rural municipalities,” Malinowski said. “As local revenues dry up, these communities need direct support from the federal government to survive.” Last week, Congressmembers Luján, Neguse, Levin and Malinowski sent a letter to Speaker Pelosi requesting that the 500,000 cap be removed and additional funds be authorized for cities and towns in the next stimulus package from Congress. Read that letter here.
Categories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionDon’t let lies stop you from votingIf so many contrasting statements and policies are floating around at this COVID-19 crisis time, just wait and see what happens as we get closer to the election.Hopefully, people will remember the performance of our president or lack of performance when voting. The people who have died, over 70,000 of them, were someone’s family and friends.I have listened for the sound of sympathy out of Trump’s mouth. But rather, I’ve heard dismissive comments to reporters asking questions, or suggestions for treatment that countered the sage advice of the health professionals.I am saddened that our country and the world have to go through this. Yet we take money away from the World Health Organization that keeps an eye on new outbreaks of diseases.If they were too eager to accept China’s explanations of the disease, perhaps, if we had been a more active participant in the organization, we would have had more oversight.And this is the time to spend millions to paint the wall on our southern border black?Listening to what is said now. I know the rhetoric and lies will be horrific as we near election time. Prepare to vote, anyway.Janice WalzScotiaMore from The Daily Gazette:Foss: Schenectady Clergy Against Hate brings people togetherEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Take a role in police reformsHIGH NOTES: PPEs, fighting hunger, backpacks and supplies for kidsEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motorists
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As part of a large power plant project, the steam generator turbine was transported over 28 miles (45 km) by road, crossing over 21 bridge structures.After months of planning and coordination with local, county and state authorities, the Department of Transportation (DOT) and Department of Motor Vehicle representatives, the 439 ft x 21.4 ft x 16.4 ft (133 m x 6.5 m x 4.9 m) girder bridge was pulled along the route by four of Edwards’ Kenworth prime movers.Edwards says that the modular design and containerised load-out capability of its Faktor 5 provides rapid and easy mobilisation for projects in North America and abroad. The girder bridge has a deadweight to payload ratio of 5:1 with adjustable loading lengths and widths. www.edwardsmoving.comwww.goldhofer.de
RUSSIA: A framework agreement for the development of a suburban rail network in Krasnodar was signed by Russian Railways Chief Executive Oleg Belozerov and regional Governor Veniamin Kondratyev on March 12.The project has become feasible following the inauguration of a 69 km double-track freight bypass line in February, creating more capacity for passenger services by removing freight trains from routes through the city. ‘Electric trains will connect the districts adjacent to the regional capital, as well as the districts of Krasnodar itself’ said Kondratyev, adding that this would help relive traffic congestionNo timescale or budget had been announced, although the project has previously been estimated to cost between 50bn and 140bn roubles, which would be met from federal government or RZD sources.