Will Anika Noni Rose & Sophie Okonedo Join Denzel Washington in A Raisin in the Sun on Broadway?

first_img Show Closed This production ended its run on June 15, 2014 Related Shows Denzel Washington A Raisin in the Sun Lorraine Hansbury’s A Raisin in the Sun tells the story of three generations of a family living and struggling together under one roof. The Youngers—Mama, her children Beneatha and Walter Lee, and his wife Ruth and their son Travis—live on Chicago’s South Side in the 1950s. It is a place in which dreams, like the raisin in the Langston Hughes’ poem from which the play takes its title, wither and die if nothing is done with them. Are Tony winner Anika Noni Rose and Oscar nominee Sophie Okonedo moving into the Younger household? According to Showbiz411.com, the actresses may join Tony and Oscar winner Denzel Washington in the previously rumored Broadway revival of A Raisin in the Sun. Kenny Leon, who directed Washington in Fences, will helm the new production, produced by Scott Rudin. Washington is eyeing the role of Walter Younger in the classic drama. Star Files Rose recently appeared in the Encores! staging of The Cradle Will Rock. She won a 2004 Tony Award for her performance in Caroline, or Change, having previously appeared in Footloose. Rose followed up her Tony win with a starring role in the 2008 revival of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. Her film credits include The Princess and the Frog, For Colored Girls and Dreamgirls. Okonedo received a 2004 Oscar nomination for her performance in Hotel Rwanda. Her other film credits include Aeon Flux, Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls, Dirty Pretty Things and The Secret Life of Bees. A Raisin in the Sun first premiered on Broadway on March 11, 1959 at the Barrymore Theatre. The play earned four Tony Award nominations including Best Play as well as acting nods for stars Sidney Poitier and Claudia McNeil. The 2004 revival won Tonys for Phylicia Rashad and Audra McDonald. The production starred Sean Combs as Walter in his Broadway debut. Sophie Okonedo View Commentslast_img read more

Read More

The Nance’s Ann Roth, Natasha, Pierre’s Mimi Lien and More Honored with Henry Hewes Design Awards

first_img The Henry Hewes Design Award for Best Scenic Design went to Mimi Lien for Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812, Best Costume Design went to Tony winner Ann Roth for The Nance, Best Lighting Design went to Jane Cox for The Flick and Notable Effects in Sound Design went to Peter Nigrini for Here Lies Love. The winners will be recognized in a ceremony on October 21. The gorgeous Broadway production of The Nance, as well as the off-Broadway shows Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812, The Flick and Here Lies Love received 2013 Henry Hewes Design Awards. These four productions beat out 84 other nominees for the prestigious design awards in set, costume, lighting and notable effects. The awards, which honor outstanding design in New York City theater, were founded back in 1965 and were originally called the Maharam Awards. Later they were renamed the American Theatre Wing Design Awards, and in 1999 they became the Henry Hewes, named for the noted critic who created the awards and served as a board member for the Wing until his death in 2006.center_img View Commentslast_img read more

Read More

Bernalillo County

first_imgMost People In Bernalillo County opt to drive, and for good reason: New Mexico is home to 25 magnificent scenic byways, totaling over 2,900 miles across a diverse landscape. Route 66 slices across the entire state — from border to border — and before a 1937 realignment, it made a loop to Santa Fe then rejoined the main highway at Albuquerque.For those flying, there is a major airport right in Albuquerque with numerous air carriers. There is a municipal airport about an hour outside of Albuquerque in Santa Fe, New Mexico.The county has a reliable public transportation system, and the area is served by Greyhound and Amtrak.last_img read more

Read More

Behavioral Health

first_imgCommunity Counseling ProgramThe Community Counseling Program (CCP) uses a holistic approach to assist people with overcoming some of life’s most difficult challenges. The CCP team is composed of licensed clinicians who provide short-term, nonmedical counseling to individuals, couples and families. Some of our areas of specialty include, but are not limited to, grief and loss, marital issues, parent-child relationships, communication and anger management. CCP also provides case management services and suicide prevention outreach through the Marine Intercept Program. CCP has two convenient locations and referrals are accepted via phone and internet request through the CCP website. Walk-ins are also accepted. CCP can be reached on the west side at 703-432-6442 in Cox Hall, 24009 Montezuma Ave., Camp Barrett, and on the main side at 703-784-3523 in Little Hall, 2034 Barnett Ave.Consolidated Substance Abuse Counseling CenterThe Consolidated Substance Abuse Counseling Center (CSACC) provides a continuum of substance abuse treatment and prevention services that are individualized and tailored to meet the specific needs of Marines, retirees and their family members 18 years and older.Substance abuse treatment services are delivered in the form of group and individual sessions consisting of individual assessment and screenings, outpatient and intensive outpatient groups, relapse prevention groups, family support groups, individual counseling sessions and referrals to residential treatment programs. Our prevention services consist of early intervention groups and workshops that are tailored to meet the needs of individuals, units and commands. CSACC can be reached on the west side at 703-432-6442 in Cox Hall, 24009 Montezuma Ave., Camp Barrett, and on the main side at 703-784-3502 in Little Hall, 2034 Barnett Ave.Exceptional Family Member ProgramThe Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) is a mandatory enrollment program for active-duty personnel who have authorized family members with diagnosed medical or educational conditions. The primary goal of the program is to ensure that military sponsors are assigned to locations where services exist to support the Exceptional Family Member (spouse, child, stepchild, adopted child, foster child or a dependent parent) residing with the sponsor who may require special medical or educational services based upon a diagnosed physical, intellectual or emotional hardship. The program also provides support services to include respite care, educational and informational forums on various topics specific to persons with disabilities, and a support group and volunteer network to families. EFMP is on the main side at 122 Neville Road. For more information, call 571-931-0524 and on the west side of Cox Hall, 24009 Montezuma Ave., Camp Barrett, call 703-432-6442.Family Advocacy ProgramThe Family Advocacy Program (FAP) is a command-sponsored program that incorporates a multidisciplinary approach to preventing family violence and child abuse by protecting victims and providing prevention, education and treatment services. Through this approach, the FAP addresses risk factors; underlying causes and effects of family violence on both adult and child victims; and rehabilitation. Services provided on an ongoing basis include stress and anger management; relationship and communication workshops; conflict management; domestic violence groups for victims and offenders; and groups for children exposed to family violence. FAP also offers individual, marital and family counseling services. The Family Advocacy Program has two offices and can be reached on main side at 703-784-2570 in Little Hall, 2034 Barnett Ave., and on the west side at 703-432-6442 in Cox Hall, 24009 Montezuma Ave., Camp Barrett. The 24/7 FAP Victim Advocacy Helpline number is 703-350-1688.Family Readiness ProgramFamily readiness is a combat multiplier, as important as individual, equipment and combat readiness. It is the ability of the individual Marine and their family to successfully balance life, career and mission events through active and reserve service, and is supported by the enduring partnership between the unit’s Family Readiness Command Team and Marine Corps Community Services. It is an obligation between the Corps, the Marine and their entire family. The individual Marine is responsible and accountable for his personal and family readiness.The Unit Family Readiness Program is the responsibility of the commanding officer. Marine Corps Community Services (MCCS) is responsible for supporting the individual Marine, their family and the Unit Family Readiness Program. Contact your unit’s family readiness officer or the trainer at 703-634-2765 or 703-634-2678 or visit www.quantico.usmc-mccs.org/index.cfm/marine-family/family-readiness.Lifestyle, Insights, Networking, Knowledge and SkillsLifestyle, Insights, Networking, Knowledge and Skills (L.I.N.K.S.) is a volunteer, team-mentoring program designed by Marine Corps spouses. The program offers an orientation to the Marine Corps lifestyle, helping spouses, Marines, children, teens, parents and extended family members understand and adapt to the unique challenges military life often presents. While the curriculum targets those who are new to the Marine Corps community, the information is very beneficial at all levels of Marine Corps experience. For information, contact the trainer at 703-634-2663 or visit www.quantico.usmc-mccs.org.Military and Family Life Counselor ProgramThe Military and Family Life Counselor Program (MFLC) provides confidential short-term nonmedical counseling and psycho-education services to service members and their families. MFLCs offer flexible services and may meet for services on or off the installation. For more information, call 703-414-9882/9888.New Parent Support ProgramThe New Parent Support Program (NPSP) is a prevention and outreach program that offers in-home visits, parenting education, support groups, and information and referral for the Marine Corps community who are expecting a child or who are parenting young children up to 6 years old. It is designed to empower expectant and parents of all experience levels to meet the challenges of parenthood and military life. The NPSP Home Visitors are registered nurses, licensed social workers and licensed marriage and family therapists. The purpose of home visits is to provide individualized parenting education and support to parents of young children. The groups and classes include Understanding Pregnancy, Baby Boot Camp, breast-feeding support, Baby and Me, and Toddler Time. To learn more about NPSP’s many programs, contact the west side at 703-432-6442 in Cox Hall, 24009 Montezuma Ave., Camp Barrett, and on main side at 703-784-4248 in Little Hall, 2034 Barnett Ave.Women, Infants and Children ProgramThe Women Infants and Children Program (WIC) program is a special supplemental nutrition program for Women, Infants and Children. Military families who meet program requirements are eligible to receive services free of charge. Participants in the program receive vouchers for milk, eggs, cheese, juice, hot and cold cereal, dried beans, peas, fresh fruit and vegetables, peanut butter, formula and whole grains. WIC serves pregnant women and children from birth up to age 5. WIC services are available on Monday and Wednesday in the New Parent Support office in Little Hall, 2034 Barnett Ave. For more information, call 703-792-7319 or email pwcic@vdh.virgini.gov.last_img read more

Read More

1990-1999

first_imgSept. 24, 1990: Last Standard Depot Level Maintenance on A7 Corsair at NADEP completed.May 24, 1991: NAS Jacksonville is presented Commander Installation Excellence Award for Best Base in the Navy in ceremonies at the Pentagon.September 1991: First SH-60 helicopter is assigned to HS-3 arrived on-station. It will eventually replace all SH-3 Sea King helicopters.May 21, 1993: Lt. Cmdr. Kathryn P. Hire is the first woman assigned to a Navy combat aircraft. She is assigned to Patrol Squadron VP-62 at NAS Jacksonville.Jan. 6, 1994: First F-14 Tomcats (two) arrive at NADEP Jacksonville for rework.Jan. 14, 1994: Patrol squadron VP-49 holds a disestablishment and 50th Anniversary Ceremony.April 19, 1996: Patriots’ Grove dedicated. Seventy-nine historic trees will memorialize Navy Medal of Honor recipients since World War II. Former U.S. Congressman Charles E. Bennett is the keynote speaker.Oct. 18, 1996: Hangar 30 is officially dedicated. The $24 million project was built by local construction firm Perry-McCall.June 19, 1997: HS-1 disestablishment ceremony is held.Nov. 20, 1997: Sea Control squadron VS-30 arrives at NAS Jacksonville from NAS Cecil Field.Nov. 24, 1997: Sea Control squadron VS-31 arrives at NAS Jacksonville from NAS Cecil Field.Dec. 12, 1997: Sea Control squadron VS-22 arrives at NAS Jacksonville from NAS Cecil Field.Dec. 16, 1997: Sea Control Wing Atlantic completes its move from NAS Cecil Field to NAS Jacksonville. Barnett Bank closes after 53 years aboard the station.March 31, 1998: VS-32 returns from deployment to its new home at NAS Jacksonville.Aug. 26, 1999: Squadron VQ-6 disestablishment ceremony.last_img read more

Read More

The Best Fort Belvoir Schools: Daycare – High School (2021 Edition)

first_imgIntroductionMoving to a new duty station can be stressful. You have to secure housing, find out where everything is (grocery stores, doctors, clothing stores, etc.), and figure out where to send your kids for school or research childcare options. Luckily, there will be no shortage of quality education and childcare options for your children in and around the Fort Belvoir area. See for yourself.Suggested Read: Fort Belvoir: In-Depth Welcome Center Virginia School EnrollmentTo be enrolled in a Virginia school, a child must be at least 5 years old by Sept. 30 of the current school year. Registration typically requires a birth certificate or other proof of the child’s age and the child’s previous school records and immunization records. For details on Virginia’s minimum vaccine requirements for students in grades K-12, visit the Virginia Department of Education website. Check with individual schools for additional requirements prior to enrollment.Schools in Fort BelvoirElementary school-age children living on post can enroll and attend Fort Belvoir Primary School or Fort Belvoir Upper School, both part of Fairfax County Public Schools. There are special considerations for military families who are moving into Fairfax County. Reach out to your School Liaison Officer for help or find more information here about registration requirements and policies for new students. The on-post elementary schools at Fort Belvoir are convenient for military families and feed into other schools in the Fairfax County Public School district. Middle and high school students attend off-post schools, Whitman Middle School, and Mount Vernon High School.Fort Belvoir Elementary Schools1. Fort Belvoir Primary School5970 Meeres RoadFort Belvoir, VA 22060Phone: 1 (703) 781-2700Fort Belvoir Primary School enrolls roughly 900 pre-K through second grade students every year. The primary school was constructed after the district was awarded a grant in 2014. It was built on the same campus where Fort Belvoir Upper School sits. It is one of four paired schools in Fairfax County Public Schools. The facility is equipped with the latest technologies to help immerse students in the digital age. The campus has a STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) Lab, a science center, and a STEAM resource teacher to provide hands-on lessons to all students.2. Fort Belvoir Upper School5980 Meeres RoadFort Belvoir, VA 22060Phone: 1 (571) 982-1300Fort Belvoir Upper School enrolls roughly 500 fourth through sixth grade students every year. The original elementary school on Fort Belvoir opened its doors in 1998. It replaced three former elementary schools on the installation. The school was modified after the Fort Belvoir Primary School was constructed, and now the two schools sit side by side on a single campus. The Upper School is known for its technology offerings, as well as the musical programs it has to support budding musicians. Student leadership is nurtured through safety patrols, student council, peer mediators, and in-hour morning shows at both schools.Fort Belvoir Middle SchoolAll middle schools are off post and listed below.Fort Belvoir High SchoolAll high schools are off post and listed below.Schools Near Fort BelvoirFamilies that choose to live in off-post housing will need to enroll in schools within their associated district. Public school districts generally don’t allow out-of-district enrollment. There is one public school district near Fort Belvoir, in Fairfax County.Fairfax County Public School DistrictGatehouse Administration Center8115 Gatehouse RoadFalls Church, VA 22042Phone: 1 (571) 423-3000Fairfax County Public Schools has plenty of choices for its nearly 188,000 students living in Fairfax County. The district is the 10th largest school division in the U.S., with 198 schools and centers split up into five regions. This enormous district doesn’t leave children behind though. Academics are at the root of everything; parents regularly relocate to the area to take advantage of the quality education their children can expect at a Fairfax County Public School. Over 90 percent of students graduate on time, and around the same number plan to pursue post-secondary education. Students have the option of taking Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate classes in high school. Many students have ties to nearby Fort Belvoir so the district offers military transition services to make things as easy as possible for transferring students.Elementary Schools Near Fort BelvoirRiverside Elementary School8410 Old Mount Vernon RoadAlexandria, VA 22309Phone: 1 (703) 799-6000Riverside Elementary School is an elementary school serving roughly 840 students from pre-K through sixth grade and is an advanced academic placement center for qualified students in third through sixth grade. The elementary school was built in 1968 on land that was once owned by George Washington. Riverside Elementary serves a culturally rich and economically diverse community. Students at the school are challenged by high expectations and have a wide variety of learning opportunities with reduced class sizes. Those in fourth through sixth grade can participate in chorus, band and strings classes, or work on the morning news team.Middle Schools Near Fort BelvoirWhitman Middle School2500 Parkers LaneAlexandria, VA 22306Phone: 1 (703) 660-2400Whitman Middle School enrolls nearly 1,000 seventh and eighth-graders. The middle school opened in 1961 and was named after the famous poet, Walt Whitman. The campus previously sat on Old Mount Vernon Road where Mount Vernon High School is today. The diverse student population has a number of programs to help guide them toward a successful future once they begin attending high school. There are after-school activities (tutoring, clubs, and sports), staff/mentor-mentee and literacy programs, and a focus on college preparatory.High Schools Near Fort BelvoirMount Vernon High School8515 Old Mount Vernon RoadAlexandria, VA 22309Phone: 1 (703) 618-3100Mount Vernon High School enrolls approximately 2,000 high schoolers from ninth through 12th grade. The school sits less than a mile from George Washington’s home and is steeped in tradition. Founded back in 1939, the school has a world-class curriculum and students can choose from a wide offering of advanced courses. Mount Vernon High School offers students a broad range of extracurricular activities tailored to the broad range of student interests. Contributing to the school’s unique character and strength is its diversity with more than 50 countries and 30 languages represented in its student population.Charter Schools Near Fort BelvoirCharter schools are public schools of choice that are tuition-free, serve all students, and have open enrollment. There is a list of eight charter schools that are nearby Fort Belvoir; however, there are only two that are about an hour drive each way. For more information about the charter schools in Virginia, visit the Virginia Department of Education’s website.1. Middleburg Community Charter School101 N Madison St.Middleburg, VA 20117Phone: 1 (540) 687-50482. Hillsboro Charter Academy37110 Charles Town PikePurcellville, VA 20132Phone: 1 (540) 751-2560Private schools near Fort BelvoirParents who choose to send their children to a private school near Fort Belvoir are met with quite a few options. Nearly half of the private schools in the area have a religious affiliation but they do not skimp on academics. According to Private School Review, these are some of the best private schools in the Fairfax County area.1. Browne Academy5917 Telegraph RoadAlexandria, VA 22310Phone: 1 (571) 451-1006Browne Academy is a day school committed to helping children by providing extraordinary teaching, exceptional academic programs, and offering a nurturing community. Small classes and hands-on learning nurture each child’s academic, social, and emotional growth. The academy enrolls children from preschool through eighth grade and helps equip them to navigate life after graduating.2. Fairfax Baptist Temple Academy6401 Missionary LaneFairfax Station, VA 22039Phone: 1 (703) 323-8100Fairfax Baptist Temple Academy places among the top private schools in Virginia for its size (a student body of nearly 300). The co-ed school was founded in 1976 and offers grades pre-K through 12th. The school is fully accredited by the North American Christian School Accreditation Agency as well as the American Association of Christian Schools. The academy maintains smaller class sizes and a low student-teacher ratio of 14 students for each teacher to offer students individualized attention.3. Oakcrest School1619 Crowell RoadVienna, VA 22182Phone: 1 (703) 790-5450Oakcrest School is an all-girls Catholic school serving grades sixth through 12th. The school, spanning over 23 acres, has an enrollment of nearly 300 and boasts small class sizes (15 students) with a ratio of six students for every teacher. The school offers a variety of advanced courses, such as AP History, AP Biology, AP Physics, and AP Music Theory. Students can pick from 10 sports and more than 20 extracurriculars, like debate team, marine biology club, National Honor Society, Latin club, and Stewards of Earth club.4. St. Ambrose School3827 Woodburn RoadAnnandale, VA 22003Phone: 1 (703) 698-7171St. Ambrose School is a parish school founded in 1995 serving about 210 students from preschool through eighth grade. It offers plenty of sports and extracurriculars, including basketball, cross country, soccer, tennis, volleyball, chess club, yearbook, garden club, STEM club, band, choir and drama club, among others. Class sizes are small, with about 19 students in each class, and a student to teacher ratio just slightly above the national average, with one teacher for every 15 students.5. Westminster School3819 Gallows RoadAnnandale, VA 22003Phone: 1 (703) 256-3620Westminster School is a beautiful school sitting on nearly seven acres in the heart of Fairfax County. The school was founded in 1962 and serves nearly 250 students from preschool through eighth grade. It offers sports like basketball, soccer, softball and karate, and 20 extracurriculars, including chess club, French club, Odyssey of the Mind, Science Olympiad, music class, theater arts, dance, Builders Club, art and chorus, among others. Class sizes are very small, with an average of 12 students in a class and a student-teacher ratio of nine to one.Daycares near Fort BelvoirLeaving your child in someone else’s care is not easy for many parents. When looking for the right daycare facility, reading reviews on Care.com and Yelp and visiting a few options when possible is the best way to make a decision about where to send your child. Or, if you’re looking to secure childcare on post at Fort Belvoir, there are different options to choose from. On-post child care centers offer full-day, part-day and hourly care for your child. There are also options for Parents’ Night Out or Parents’ Day Out child care.ConclusionMoving every few years can certainly take its toll on you and your child. Ensuring that your child’s education is taken care of or securing child care right away helps alleviate this burden. There are plenty of educational options near (and on) Fort Belvoir to make sure your child’s mental and physical well-being will be well taken care of. Use the above information to help narrow down the choices so you can rest easy and spend your time on something else, like finding a new restaurant to try out.More like this: 25 of the Best Restaurants Near Fort Belvoirlast_img read more

Read More

Peaks Coaching: Avoid These Common Training Errors to Get Better

first_imgBy Hunter Allen, Peaks Coaching Group Founder/CEO and Master CoachMy work as a coach involves teaching my athletes to do many things. While much of that is based on each individual’s goals and history, sometimes the things they need to learn (or unlearn) are the same things most other cyclists should learn. I’d like to share a list of seven common mistakes I see a lot of athletes making.1. Rest More. Most athletes don’t rest properly or enough, and cyclists are no exception. Many cyclists just don’t give themselves enough rest, and when they do rest, they aren’t really resting. Find a good book and read it. Stretch lightly, eat healthy foods, and take naps. If you can take a nap each day, do it. You’ll be a better cyclist and get fitter faster. When you train hard, recovery is just as important as training. It’s in the rest period that you actually improve! Yes, it’s true; when you train, you break down muscles and get tired and sore, and when you rest, your body rebuilds, repairs, and gets stronger. If you don’t rest, you won’t ever get stronger.2. Train Harder. Many cyclists don’t train hard enough when they need to. So many athletes I start coaching think they already were training hard when they really had no clue! Most cyclists don’t train hard enough to create the proper training stress needed for training adaptation. One hard training ride a week is not going to make you the best you can be. Try three hard days a week, recovering for two days. How about trying four days in a row? Push yourself and push it hard, then rest. It’s amazing how much you can push yourself, and if don’t push those limits, you’ll never know how far you can go.3. Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate! The number one reason why cycling races are lost is because of improper hydration. Second place is almost always not as hydrated as first place. So hydrate plenty. Hydrate before your event, during your event, and after your event. If you don’t have to get up in the middle of the night to use the bathroom, you aren’t hydrated enough! Bring a two-liter container of water to work each day and finish it off before you go home. Have a cup of water beside your bed and drink some when you wake up in the middle of the night. You should drink a full water bottle for every 20-30 miles you ride.4. Wait Until You’re Healthy. Most cyclists don’t wait long enough after a sickness before training again. When you get sick, have a fever, or get a cough, you need to wait until you can honestly say you are 98% healthy again before going out and training. So many athletes go out and train while they’re 80% healthy, which only drags out the illness for another two weeks. If they’d waited just two more days before riding again, they’d have become 98-100% healthy and be back in full training. Here’s the rule: When you think you’re healthy enough to ride again, wait one more day, two if you think you’ll be even better on the third day. It’s always better than training for the next two weeks while kind of sick.5. Stretch. We’re a funny lot, we cyclists. Nowhere else do we hunch over, bring our legs up to our chest, never straighten out our legs, and keep our arms stretched out in front of us. Take a yoga class once a week. Stretch out those hamstrings, touch your toes easily, and open up that chest. You don’t want to live hunched over when you reach your sixties, do you? It’s essential that you stretch each day, even just fifteen to twenty minutes. Your back, shoulders, legs, and hips will thank you.6. Mimic Your Elders. If you ride with an experienced rider, do exactly what he does. When he drinks, you drink. When he rests, you rest. When he attacks, you attack. Experienced and successful riders have gotten there because they’ve learned all the little things that make cycling easier. Some of the best cyclists I’ve coached have learned by mimicking exactly what the best have done before them. Kids learn by watching their parents and doing what they do; don’t forget that important lesson when you’re on the bike.7. Take Time to Change. Give yourself transition time when changing bikes, shoes, cleats, pedals, etc. When you change something on your bike that changes your position in some way, even something as small as new shoes, take it easy. Transition slowly over a couple of weeks. Ride some easier rides for a while, and if you feel any pain, stop immediately. Even if you’re on a ride, have someone come pick you up. I can’t tell you how many cyclists’ entire seasons have been ruined because they bought a new seat and then went out and rode twenty hours that week, only to end up getting some kind of overuse injury the following week. It takes time for your body to adapt to a new movement pattern, especially for cyclists, as we repeat our patterns over and over hundreds of thousands of time each ride.And of course my best advice is to hire a coach. We’d love to help you get to the next level!Hunter Allen is a USA Cycling Level 1 coach and former professional cyclist. He is the coauthor of the book Training and Racing with a Power Meter, co-developer of TrainingPeaks’ WKO software, and CEO and founder of Peaks Coaching Group. He and his coaches create custom training plans for all levels of athletes. Hunter can be contacted directly through www.PeaksCoachingGroup.com.last_img read more

Read More

SE Bike Expo Roundup 2 – Defeet, Duro, Endless, Yeti, Lazer & More

first_imgYeti’s area reps had two of the new SB66 full suspension mountain bikes with the articulating main linkage on hand. The medium came in slightly heavier with bigger tires on it at 28lbs 10oz. The large (blue) was 28lbs 9oz. Both had full XT built kits with DT Swiss wheels, and their reps said they could easily be built down around 26lbs. Not bad for a 6″ travel bike, and our own Evan took the medium out for a spin and loved it. Check Zach’s review here.Lazer’s reps had the new Magneto sunglass/helmet combo on display. The shades come with two sets of arms, one with magnets and one set with traditional ear pieces. On the bike, the magnets hold it onto the helmet straps so there’s no pressure on your head. For normal wear, just attach the regular arms.Vee Rubber makes pretty much any tread shape you could want for pretty much any type of bike you have.Synchro Nutritionals is branching out to the east coast with an office in Atlanta. Co-founder Rob Herrel was on hand with some samples of their Genesis plant-based protein recovery shake mix. It uses Yellow Pea and Hemp proteins, coconut sugar and a host of organic greens, macs, cacao, acai and other superfood type ingredients. And it tasted pretty good. Look for a full review on this in the next few weeks.Also there to keep us going was SF-7x and their 100% fruit chews. If you’re looking to keep the diet super clean but still need something to keep you going on the trail, these were pretty tasty.Endless Bike Co. had their Kick Ass Cogs and Fibonaci spacer kits out and about. They let you convert any standard hub into a singlespeed set up, and cogs come in 14T all the way up to 25T. They’re machined in Asheville, NC, and have a wide 1/4″ base to prevent damaging your freehub body.Their koozies are leather and are made by Oowie Koozie, which employs autistic folks to make their goods right in Asheville, NC, using scrap leather from the shoe and boot industry.Duro is getting back into aftermarket bike tires. Two of the newest are the Hup cyclocross tire and Urbotronic urban road tire with a 1mm Duroshield puncture protection layer under the tread. It’ll come in this cream white and black. For a broader range colors they have their Fixie Pop series 700×24 tires.The Hup will be available in a 700 x 32 at first, followed by 28 and 35. Retail is about $38 to $43 depending on size and model. Stinger is a road tire with Tru-Shine woven reflective material on the sidewalls.Pedal Pushers had a few fresh designs and their new-ish hats.On the fringe were a couple of creations by a local art bike builder. This 800lb (when fully loaded with BBQ smoker and equipment) pig bike has been used in parades and for bringing the party.Cutting board right on the rear rack also makes a nice kid’s seat.This Pedalvore bike had everything you need to set up kitchen. The gas camp stove was attached behind the chopping block and the front basket carried the groceries. Our first roundup had plenty to see from the SE Bike Expo, but we’re not through yet.Riding the meme, Defeet has created the Honey Badger sock, left. It’s so nasty. And if you’re into that whole Mayan calendar thing, well, it really doesn’t matter what you do this year, so be like the honey badger, click on through while you’re on the clock because you don’t give a…last_img read more

Read More

Boo Bicycles’ Aluboo Budget Aluminum & Bamboo Bike Kickstarted

first_imgThe folks at Boo Bicycles showed us the Aluboo in detail at NAHBS with promises of a Kickstarter campaign launching just after the show. They’ve held true to their word, and the fundraiser’s off to a good start!In a nutshell, the Aluboo is an alloy and bamboo framed bicycle that’s versatile in its uses. It can be made to run thick tires or thin, disc brakes or rim calipers, flat handlebars or drops, chains or belts, gears or not. The point in developing this bike was to make something with the ride characteristics of bamboo without the huge price tag of a full custom ‘boo and carbon fiber bike.Head on over to their Kickstarter page and pick up a frameset for a pledge of $645 or a complete bike for as little as $945. For $3,995, you can travel to Vietnam and tour their bamboo farm and manufacturing facility, ride around with the builder and more! Click past the break for the full list of options…Options:120mm spacing (track, single-speed, or fixed-gear setup)130mm spacing (road/urban/cyclocross setup)135mm spacing (internally-geared hub setup)Derailleur hanger, or no hangerRear disc brake mount, cantilever studs, or standard road caliperBreakable, so you can ditch the chain for a belt drive–no lubrication and no mess!Other features:Clearance for up to 40mm cyclocross/touring tiresFender mounts front and rearRack mounts–carry a huge load with pannier bagsRemovable cable guides for front and rear derailleurs and rear brakeRoad, cantilever, and disc brake mountsFull belt drive compatibility, up to a 50t front Gates CenterTrack ringlast_img read more

Read More

Bontrager gets brighter w/ Flare RT, Ion 200 RT, & Ion Pro RT Daytime…

first_imgThe light integration on the Bontrager Circuit is actually pretty interesting, as the Blendr mounts are magnetically attached to the helmet. That means you can attach any Flare light to the mounts, then snap them on or off the helmet using the built in magnets. As long as the lights are small like the Flare series, the magnets firmly hold the lights in place, but should you crash, they’ll easily pop off to prevent injury from snagging on an object during the crash.pic by ©kramonWeighing in at just 33g, the Flare RT alone runs $59.99.Flare RT SpecsSpecifically designed focus, flash, and range for ultimate daytime visibility Interruptive flash pattern produces up to 90 Lumens for ultimate daytime visibilityIntegrated light sensor auto-adjusts brightness to your environmentConnect with Garmin® and Bontrager ANT+ devices for always on, battery status, and controlFlash modes: 90LM-6hrs, 45LM-12hrs, 5LM-15hrs Steady modes: 25LM-4.5hrs, 5LM-13.5hrsConfidently ride through wet conditions with an updated USB port and IPX7 waterproof ratingBattery save mode provides 30 minutes of additional runtime when battery life reaches 5%Includes Flare RT, front Quick Connect bracket, and mini USB charging cable If you’re still not using daytime running lights while out on the road, it’s probably time to start. According to an ongoing research partnership between Trek and Clemson University, the use of daytime running lights are linked to a 33% reduction in accidents between cyclists and cars. Not to mention that a flashing rear light apparently makes a cyclist a whopping 270% more recognizable to drivers. With numbers like that, it’s pretty motivating to slap a light on your bike before you head out the door. And to make that process easier, Bontrager has unveiled a new line of RT Daytime Running Lights with more power in a smaller form, plus a number of cool features.pic by ©kramonFlare RTRepresenting an update to the popular Flare R, the new Flare RT is 36% smaller, 30% more powerful, and has 20% more battery life. Additionally, there is a new USB charging port that features better IPX7 waterproofing, a built in light sensor to adjust the lumens based on the ambient light conditions, a lock mode to keep it in the preferred setting, and Blendr integration to fit on products like the new Bontrager Circuit MIPS, or the new Trek Madone seatpost. Additional features include a specific interruptive flash pattern with a maximum 90 lumen pop to get drivers’ attention, and ANT+ compatibility to allow control with your Garmin, GPS, etc. tech-photoshoot2018 Trek Emonda ALR & Madonepic by ©kramonIon 200 RTTo match the Flare RT, the Ion 200 RT includes all of the same features, just in a compact 32g package with 200 lumens of light for the front. Both lights are said to be visible from 2km away and have been optimized for daytime use. You can buy the Ion 200 RT for $59.99 each, or you can get a Flare RT/Ion 200 RT package for $114.99.Ion 200 RT SpecsSpecifically designed focus, flash, and range for ultimate daytime visibilityFlare RT provides ultimate visibility for any road, city, or pathIon 200 RT provides 200 Lumens of visibility via high-power CREE LED bulbsIntegrated light sensor auto-adjusts brightness to your environmentConnect with Garmin® and Bontrager ANT+ devices for always on, battery status, and wireless controlEasily attaches to your handlebars, helmet, or bike mountIncludes Ion 200 RT, Flare RT, Quick Connect Mounts, and mini USB charging cablecenter_img Ion Pro RTThe third addition to the line up is the Ion Pro RT. While the other two are definitely “to be seen” lights, this one has “to see with” kind of power. Featuring 1300 lumens of maximum power out of the Cree LED, the light comes in at 183g for $99.99. You can also buy it as a package with the Flare RT for $154.99.Ion Pro RT SpecsIon Pro RT provides a powerful beam that lights up the full width of any road or trailFlare RT provides ultimate visibility for any road, city, or pathConnect with Garmin® and Bontrager ANT+ devices for always on, battery status, and wireless controlSpecifically designed focus, flash, and range flash patterns for daytime visibility for up to 2kmDouble-click on switch eliminates accidental operation and battery depletion during transportEasily attaches to your handlebars, helmet, or bike mountlast_img read more

Read More