Enduro Allroad Bikes Are Taking Off

Heine and Co., engineering and innovating the SHIT out of bicycle tires! I made the switch to 28mm’s tyres, but now I wish I could go even wider on my road bike! #OffTheBeatenPath kicks ass. #PushTheEnvelope

Off The Beaten Path

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The big story of last weekend’s North American Handmade Bicycle Show were Enduro Allroad bikes – road bikes with tires wider than 45 mm. These bikes are great on paved roads, but their true element is gravel. Even on smooth gravel, these extra-wide tires roll better than narrower ones. On loose and rough gravel, there simply is no comparison. Instead of grinding through the gravel, you float over it! It’s amazing what ultra-wide, supple tires can do.

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The idea for the Enduro Allroad bike came during the 2014 Oregon Outback (above), where even my 42 mm-wide Compass Babyshoe Pass tires sank deep into the soft gravel. I hunted from the left side of the “road” to the right, trying to find firmer ground. I could see the tracks of the rider ahead of me, Ira Ryan, who won the race. He was fishtailing all over the place (below).

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As I tried to keep up the pace…

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THE KTM MOTOGP TEST

World Superbike just completed it’s first race weekend and MotoGp is set to drop the flag in a week! Moto race season is back! #MotoGP #WorldSBK #RoadRacing

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The KTM MotoGP Team took to the track at Jerez de la Frontera to further test the RC16 MotoGP bike with her trio test riders including Mika Kallio, Alex Hofmann and Randy DePuniet

Mika Kallio and Alex Hofmann tested the RC16 bike on Thursday and Friday on a very wet track at the popular Spanish circuit in Southern Spain. On the third test day Randy de Puniet changed places to ride Hofmann’s bike and in the afternoon experienced his first laps on the KTM MotoGP™ motorcycle when the track was finally completely dry.

Mike Leitner (MotoGP™ Consultant): “Unfortunately this time we had less luck with the weather, but we still made good use of the changing conditions to work at the circuit for the first time with both of our crews and partly also under time pressure. We gathered our first experience in the wet and were therefore able to…

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NOAA Is Losing Arctic Ice

NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT

By Paul Homewood

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https://rclutz.wordpress.com/2016/02/27/noaa-is-losing-arctic-ice/

Ron Clutz takes a look at the differences between MASIE and NSIDC’s Sea Ice Index:

Something strange is happening in the reporting of sea ice extents in the Arctic. I am not suggesting that “Something is rotten in the state of Denmark.” That issue about a Danish graph seems to be subsiding, though there are unresolved questions. What if the 30% DMI graph is overestimating and the 15% DMI graph is underestimating?

The MASIE record from NIC shows an average year in progress, with new highs occurring well above the 2015 maximum:

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Read the full story here.

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‘Reality Check: No Matter Who Wins the White House, the New Boss Will Be the Same as the Old Boss’ by John W. Whitehead

As far as I’m concerned, those scumbag, ideological statists who cheer and laud politicians are nothing more than Fourth Reich Nazi Sympathizers. Who should be HANGED- as well as the banksters and politicians, ALL hanged. #FailingNation #LossOfFreedom #LossOfLiberty budding #PoliceState Soft #Tyranny in control. I’m quite disgusted to be an american these days. Embarrassed and downright sick. We once were a great nation. Leading by example in liberties and a fairly free markets. Now we have rigged markets, diminishing liberties and a mass murdering government.

John W. Whitehead, Constitutional Attorney

“The main problem in any democracy is that crowd-pleasers are generally brainless swine who can go out on a stage & whup their supporters into an orgiastic frenzy—then go back to the office & sell every one of the poor bastards down the tube for a nickel apiece.” ― Hunter S. Thompson

Politics today is not about Republicans and Democrats.

Nor is it about healthcare, abortion, higher taxes, free college tuition, or any of the other buzzwords that have become campaign slogans for individuals who have mastered the art of telling Americans exactly what they want to hear.

Politics today is about one thing and one thing only: maintaining the status quo between the Controllers (the politicians, the bureaucrats, and the corporate elite) and the Controlled (the taxpayers).

Hillary will not save the nation. Nor will Bernie, Trump, Rubio, or Cruz.

The only ones who can save the nation are…

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