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

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Strasburg Shuts Down the Tribe; Indians Fall to Nationals 4-1

first_img Related TopicsCarlos CarrascoIndiansNationalsStephen Strasburg Matt Loede has been a part of the Cleveland Sports Media for over 21 years, with experience covering Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, the National Football League and even high school and college events. He has been a part of the Cleveland Indians coverage since the opening of Jacobs/Progressive Field in 1994, and spent two and a half years covering the team for 92.3 The Fan, and covers them daily for Associated Press Radio. You can follow Matt on Twitter HERE. CLEVELAND – The Indians Tuesday night were able to use a 9th inning rally to come back to beat the Nationals 7-6 at Progressive Field. Wednesday, it was too much Stephen Strasburg, who shut out the Indians for seven innings as the Nationals beat the Indians 4-1.The loss drops the Indians to 57-42 on the season, and the team has lost four of its last five games including the sweep over the weekend in Baltimore by the Orioles. Carlos Carrasco gave the Indians six innings of work as the starter, but labored early, and allowed two runs in the second inning which was more than enough for Strasburg.Carrasco walked three and struck out five, and was charged with the loss to fall to 7-4 on the season. Trea Turner’s two-run single to left with the bases loaded in the second was the biggest hit of the day for the Nats.“I thought coming out of the chute he had really good stuff,” Indians manager Terry Francona said of Carrasco.“I think he was a little excited to pitch against Strasburg, it was nice to see if he could match up, thought he had a little extra.”The hit came though after another defensive miscue for the Indians, as they had a chance for a double play earlier in the inning, but Jason Kipnis dropped the throw from Francisco Lindor as he tried to make the pivot, and it went down as a fielder’s choice instead of a double play.The two-run single came later in the inning, giving the Nats the lead which they would never lose.“Nothing happened (in the second inning), it was just a long inning, I threw 40 pitches or something like that,” Carrasco said. “I kind of lost my control in there, but not too much happened just the two runs, they could have had more but I was able to hold them to two.”The lead may have been two till the 6th, but it might as well have been a lot more for Strasburg, who was able to keep the Tribe in check, walking two and striking out seven in throwing 110 pitches in the win.“He’s really good,” Francona said of the now 14-1 Nationals starter. “Like you hear me talk about our guys all the time, he’s got a lot of weapons, he can throw the ball by you, slider, he’s got everything.”The Indians offense managed six hits on the day, with Jose Ramirez and Tyler Naquin each pounding out two hits, but the offense was held down most of the day other than those two players.Thursday the Indians are off and they welcome in the Oakland A’s on Friday for the first of a three-game weekend set. Oakland sits in fourth in the AL West at 46-55 entering play on Wednesday. center_img Matt Loedelast_img read more

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No. 24 UWF Finishes Off Series Sweep at Christian Brothers

first_imgAfter another double from Wright in the sixth, Sassman homered for the second time in the series to cap off the scoring. MEMPHIS, Tenn. – The No. 24 University of West Florida softball team finished off a sweep at Christian Brothers on Monday afternoon with a pair of wins in a doubleheader. UWF improved to 16-8 overall with a 7-4 Gulf South Conference record with the wins, and the team stretched its winning streak to seven games. Callan Taylor led UWF with four hits on Monday afternoon, and Kathleen Smiley, Jibrasha Moore and Rachel Wright each added three. The UWF pitching staff combined for a 1.17 ERA on Monday, with 10 strikeouts and just 10 hits allowed over 12 innings in the circle. Live Stats Next Game: Full Schedule Roster Game 1: UWF 8, CBU 0 (5 innings)Tori Perkins threw her third complete game and first full shutout of the season in the front half of the doubleheader, striking out three and allowing just four hits and a walk in five innings of work. The effort dropped her season ERA to 2.04 and she earned her fourth win in the circle. Perkins also got the offense going early, with an RBI double to right center that scored Tiona Hill after a leadoff walk in the second inning. Hill would add to UWF’s 1-0 lead an inning later with her third home run of the season, blasting a line drive to left center that also scored Jibrasha Moore and Mika Garcia. Preview Sarah Maloney and Olivia Printiss combined to strike out seven CBU batters and allow just six hits. Maloney got the start and allowed three runs over three innings, before Printiss picked up her third win of the year with four innings of shutout relief, allowing only three hits and striking out five batters.   West Florida hit .438 in the three-game series as a team, with Rhiannon Sassman’s six hits, seven runs, two home runs, seven RBIs, 16 total bases and 1.455 slugging percentage leading all players. Tiona Hill and Wright both had five hits apiece, with Hill scoring five times and driving in six runs, and Wright tallying three doubles. Wright and Taylor each finished the game with three hits, marking their first three-hit games of the season.center_img Wright now leads UWF with 10 doubles, and she has eight in her last six games. With 14 and 10 hits in each game of Monday’s doubleheader, UWF now has at least eight hits in its last seven games. The final nail in the coffin was a single up the middle from Callan Taylor that scored Rhiannon Sassman, pushing West Florida ahead 8-0 and giving the Argos a run-rule victory. UWF put up another 3-spot in the fourth, starting with Rachel Wright’s steal of home after CBU tried to catch Garcia stealing second. Jibrasha Moore then doubled to left field to score Garcia, and Moore crossed home on a Meghan Toney double, putting West Florida ahead 7-0. Game 2: UWF 10, CBU 3The series finale was never in doubt for UWF, as the Argonauts put six runs on the board in the first. The first three batters in the West Florida order reached base, as Moore and Wright singled and Sassman drew a walk to load the bases, before Taylor delivered a one-out, two-run single into left field. UWF will be back in action at Mississippi College over the weekend, with games on Saturday and Sunday in Clinton, Mississippi.#ARGOS#Print Friendly Version Perkins drew a bases-loaded walk two batters later, and a two-run double from Jacquelynne Poling stretched the Argonauts lead to 5-0, before Garcia lifted a sac fly for the final run of the inning. CBU bounced back with three runs across the first and second innings, but West Florida punched back with a pair of runs in the fifth and in the sixth. The first two runs came on a single up the middle from Perkins that scored Taylor, and the next was on a sacrifice fly from Poling to stretch it to an 8-3 UWF lead. Watch Live Smiley led UWF with two hits, marking her first multi-hit game of the season, and Moore, Hill, and Garcia each scored twice. at Mississippi College 3/17/2018 – 4:00 pmlast_img read more

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Taylor denies quitting Hearts

first_imgHearts of Oak mercurial midfielder Charles Taylor has denied reports that he has quit the club over unpaid signing on fee.His agent accused Hearts of a breach of contract and claimed the player had exited the current League Leaders.But the player was spotted at the team’s training grounds on Wednesday and re-assured the fans of his future with the club.“I am still under contract with Hearts of Oak and I want to live to respect that till the end before I will think of next steps of my career,” Taylor is quoted as saying in the club’s official mouthpiece, Hearts News.“Yes,the club owes me but I don’t think I am the only person that the club has not fully fulfilled its obligation towards.“There are others who are still playing with the hope that they will get better and realize their career ambitions in Europe so why should I be the only one to complain,” he added. It was reported that the former Etoile du Sahel player was owed an amount of 50 million cedis.Taylor has been linked with a summer move abroad with Portsmouth and Hapoel Tel Aviv are said to be frontrunners for his signature.Source: ghanasoccernet.comlast_img read more

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