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Post by LockH » Nov 30, 2017 12:44 am

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(They say:)
Scoop.co.nz is an independent news website reaching more than 500,000 readers a month.
Celebrating Cycling in Aotearoa:
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK1711/S ... tearoa.htm

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Aotearoa is the Māori name for New Zealand. It is often pronounced /aʊtiəˈroʊ.ə/ (About this sound listen) by English speakers, and its use is becoming widespread in the bilingual names of national organisations and institutions.
... and:
The Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT) is a science and technology museum located in Western Springs, Auckland, New Zealand.
... and:
Auckland is a city in New Zealand's North Island. Auckland is the largest urban area in the country, with an urban population of around 1,534,700. It is located in the Auckland Region—the area governed by Auckland Council—which includes outlying rural areas and the islands of the Hauraki Gulf, resulting in a total population of 1,657,200. A diverse and multicultural city, Auckland is home to the largest Polynesian population in the world.
Starts:
Two centuries have passed since the bicycle was first invented in Germany and the Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT) is celebrating the significant anniversary with the opening of a new exhibition, Changing Gear, on Saturday 9 December.

Changing Gear explores the history of cycling in New Zealand and its growing place in our cities while showcasing innovations in the world of bikes, from the high tech to the quirky! Since the first rickety boneshaker hit Aotearoa’s cobbled streets, Kiwis have embraced the spirit of the bicycle; adapting its shape to fit our needs and using it as a tool for change.
Includes:
Visitors can also marvel over the do-it-yourself electric bike Auckland engineer Stu Harwood built as a birthday present for his partner – he used 72 recycled lithium batteries in the process! Further information about e-bikes can be gleaned from Anthony Clyde who credits the trialling and redesigning of the NZ Post e-bikes for the birth of his successful company, SmartMotion.
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Niner files for bankruptcy ahead of planned sale:
http://www.bicycleretailer.com/industry ... h-bbrBry1g

Starts:
DENVER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Niner Inc. filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on Monday ahead of a planned acquisition by a Colorado investor group.

The company had announced Nov. 22 that a group had agreed to purchase the company, not mentioning the planned Chapter 11 filing or naming the investors.
Includes:
In an interview Wednesday, company co-founder and president Chris Sugai said the Chapter 11 filing was the most efficient way to sell the company to the group, which is called Columbia Basin Partners.
... and:
"With a recapitalized balance sheet, the Debtor will be able to, among other things, hire the engineers and product managers necessary to design bikes for women, to begin offering kid’s models, to create electric mountain bikes, and continue to increase models with different wheel sizes. The Debtor also believes that by enlarging their omnichannel footprint they will be able to increase brand awareness and engagement, ultimately leading to substantial revenue growth."
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Energy portal (EP) is a specialized public broadcasting medium on sustainable energetics that daily updates the most important news and information necessary for investors and other parties in renewable energy sources (RES), improvement of energy efficiency in industry, transport and buildings (EE) in Serbia interested in production of “clean” energy, energy efficiency improvement and sustainable development.
To the finish line in a healthy way!:
https://www.energetskiportal.rs/en/to-t ... althy-way/

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Starts:
Electric bike, produced in our country by E prime, is an ideal means of transport for holidays or city traffic. This modern means of transport that is available to all generations, reaches the ideal speed and offers an environmentally friendly solution for you.
Говориш српски? hehe...:
https://e-prime.net/

Solar Docking Station je jedinstven proizvod u svetu za električne bicikle:
https://e-prime.net/solarne-stanice/

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Post by LockH » Nov 30, 2017 10:26 am

Hehe... Kinda wonder if there's such a thing as "too much" excitement.. (happening in Europe these days...

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EBMA Reacts: ‘Delivering Detailed Evidence’:
http://www.bike-eu.com/laws-regulations ... e-10132181

... and then eight minutes later... Importers Warn of E-Bike Shortages in Dumping Case:
http://www.bike-eu.com/laws-regulations ... e-10132184

Includes:
Warning for e-bike drive system shortages

The press release continues on this issue with “The Collective warns that should anti-dumping duties be followed by anti-circumvention measures, then the whole European electric bicycles business, including the European producers of electric bicycles will sustain very considerable damage. The production of components for electric bicycles in Europe is by no means at a level to supply the demand that would result from anti-circumvention measures. The consequences of such shortage would be incalculable. Reduction of competition may well further deteriorate into the creation of monopolies.”
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Bump N’ Grind: What does coffee have to do with it?:
https://www.dvidshub.net/news/256918/bu ... ve-do-with

Starts:
In the Wyoming Air National Guard, drill status guardsmen come from all walks of life. Each of these airmen leave their civilian lives behind to make the trek to Cheyenne one weekend a month.

These airmen are professionals, students, or in the case of Staff Sgt. Rachel Martel, a barista and entrepreneur.

Martel, a 153rd Airlift Wing loadmaster, found herself in a predicament earlier this year. She just graduated from Colorado State University, receiving a Bachelor of Arts in international studies with minors in Arabic and international development, and wanted to take a gap year before pursuing graduate school.

Rather than simply taking a year off, Martel wanted this year to be productive. This led her to start her own business, Bump N’ Grind.
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Includes:
Bump N’ Grind is an electric-bicycle propelled coffee cart that serves coffee, pre-packaged goods, and breakfast burritos. Due to the nature of the cart, Martel must do everything manually and primarily does pour-over and French pressed coffee.
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Post by LockH » Nov 30, 2017 7:46 pm

Hehe... ESB "Search found 103 matches: Boise"... including Feb, 2017 Idaho Statesman newspaper article "Should some electric bikes be treated as bicycles? Legislator says yes; Boise says no":
http://www.idahostatesman.com/outdoors/ ... 92699.html

In part:
Idaho Rep. Phylis King’s proposed bill adds one sentence containing 37 words to Idaho Code — a simple change to resolve a confusing problem, or so she thought.

“The consensus I found is nobody has any consensus,” King said.

King’s proposal would classify electric bikes as bicycles as long as they don’t go faster than 20 miles per hour or have a power output of more than 750 watts.
... and:
“There’s tons of them being sold, lots of them in Idaho, and those bikers want to know, ‘Where can I take my bike?’ ” King said.
... and:
Doug Holloway, the director of Boise Parks and Recreation, says the city doesn’t want electric bikes on the Greenbelt except for riders who need them because of an injury or disability.
"the city doesn’t want electric bikes on the Greenbelt"... "the city"...
“We see some issues in intermingling the e-bike use with the general pedal-bike use,” Holloway said, “and a lot more thought would need to go into how those two would work together on the Greenbelt and in the Foothills.”
We see some issues...

Now, after much hmmming and hawwwing...

City council to consider rules for electric bikes on streets, Greenbelt:
http://www.ktvb.com/news/local/city-cou ... /495818950

Starts:
BOISE -- Cyclists who zip around the city on electric bicycles may soon have a new set of rules to contend with.

The Boise City Council will take up proposed changes to the city’s bicycle ordinance Dec. 6. The changes would specifically address electric bicycles - also known as e-bikes - which are powered by an electric motor and battery.

Parks and Recreation spokeswoman Bonnie Shelton said the use of the motorized bicycles is currently "a gray area" under city code.
So. WILL the city of Boise, Idaho join the shrinking ranks that those that live in FEAR and IGNORANCE? (The Major of New York City comes to mind...)

Stay tuned to ES Newz!

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Post by LockH » Nov 30, 2017 8:29 pm

Hehe... USA folks have their "Wet Coast" folks in California and Oregon and Washington States... Canadians got folks in the "province" of British Columbia...

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(with offices in Vancouver in British Columbia...) ... and they say:
Momentum Mag celebrates the beautiful, smart, sexy people who ride their ebikes every day.
What Makes a City Great for Cycling?
("North American cities rarely make the list of the world’s best biking cities. So what can we do better?"):
https://momentummag.com/makes-city-great-bicycling/

Starts:
On a global scale, some cities are years or even decades ahead of others in the breadth and vitality of their cycling communities. Just saying the words ‘cycling city,’ to most people will immediately illicit mention of Copenhagen and Amsterdam. Conversely, a city like Houston doesn’t exactly scream “bike-friendly,” and likely won’t for a while yet.

But what is it that makes some cities so attractive for cycling, while others lag behind? What unique qualities do cities like Copenhagen and Amsterdam possess that the rest of the world’s municipalities are – at varying levels of effort – struggling to emulate?

In short, what a makes a city great for cycling?
... includes:
While the topography of a city undeniably impacts a bicycling community, it doesn’t make or break it. People who want to ride will ride, hills or no hills. People who want to cargo bike will spring for electric if they can’t pedal their kids up the hill unassisted.

What matters isn’t whether or not you’re going to get a little workout on your daily commute (and in fact many people view this as a positive), but whether you’re going to be safe, supported, and comfortable on your ride.

So if it isn’t the topography, what does make a city great for cycling?
"People who want to ride will ride, hills or no hills. People who want to cargo bike will spring for electric if they can’t pedal their kids up the hill unassisted"...

Hehe... For the Dutch it was head winds (no "hills" for them...) for folks in southern Germany and Austria and northern Italy it WAS "hills" - think "Alps" - and for much of the rest of the world it's getting further and "faster" while saving lots of money and not arriving somewhere needing a shower and a change of clothes, and a snack... and a nap. Hehe...
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Post by LockH » Nov 30, 2017 9:28 pm

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Nov 27, 2017 11:46 pm
... and so far on kickstarter:
CA$ 1,905 pledged of CA$ 70,228 goal
3 backers
41 days to go
("Lets put up a flag... see who salutes!" :lol:
Today/now:
CA$ 5,827 pledged of CA$ 69,930 goal
13 backers
35 days to go
Perhaps off to that classic "slow start". :wink:

... and today/now...
CA$ 6,216 pledged of CA$ 70,759 goal
18 backers
33 days to go
... and ANOTHER mention in media...

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The Billy is an Electric Folding Bicycle That Was Designed for Fun:
https://theawesomer.com/enki-billy-elec ... le/456157/

'Kay. QUICK... List all "Electric Folding Bicycles" NOT "Designed for Fun"... :lol:
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Post by LockH » Nov 30, 2017 9:54 pm

Hehe... Currently (ebiker joke) using Giggle Search (sp?) "About 1,680,000 results (1.05 seconds)"... for the term "electric vehicle charging station".

And first up (paid "Ad")?

Electric Car Station - evsolutions.com‎:
https://www.evsolutions.com/

AeroVironment is the official Electric Vehicle charging solution partner of the top global automakers

... while on Alt-Reality planet ES "Search found 47 matches: AeroVironment"

the top global automakers...

Hehe... It's gonna take decades to kill off these folks. :mrgreen:
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KMIR-TV is the NBC-affiliated television station for the Coachella Valley in California's Inland Empire. Licensed to Palm Springs...
... and:
The Coachella Valley has a population of 346,000...
Electric Bikes Have Same Road Rules As Cars:
http://www.kmir.com/story/36967807/elec ... es-as-cars

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Palm Springs, CA -

For Dennis McCain, his electric bicycle is his only way to get around town. "I haven't owned a car in nearly 27 years," McCain explained.

Electric bicycles are seemingly getting more popular. Bryan Newman, the owner of Pedego Electric Bikes in La Quinta said more people are buying electric bikes. "This business has doubled every year, and I for see it to get better," Newman said. His bikes are the same as any other, except it can go up to 20 MPH. As any traditional bicycle, electric bike riders must follow the rules of the road.
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Tesla Model 3, Propella, & Redspace At 2017 LA Ebike and Auto Show:
https://cleantechnica.com/2017/12/01/te ... auto-show/

Starts:
If you’re into electric vehicles (EV), this year’s LA Ebike and Auto Show won’t disappoint, especially compared to the last few years. Here’s another glimpse of some welcome EV news at the show.
Includes:
Propella Electric Bicycles

Now, here’s another electric bicycle (e-bike) producer we hadn’t heard of that we’re very, very excited to introduce to our readers.
Hehe... "another electric bicycle (e-bike) producer we hadn’t heard of"... Meanwhile, ESB "Search found 25 matches: Propella"... :mrgreen: :lol:

... goes on:
Is Propella the Apple of e-bikes? Maybe a touch too pretentious, but Propella does make a stunning, real bicycle that happens to have an electric motor and battery yet still feels like a bicycle — with a beautiful design to boot.
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... and ends:
Let’s get to the point — the bike is elegant, fun to ride, includes electric assist that isn’t too “in your face,” has great design, exudes attention to quality and details, and for the best part, is a blast to ride and truly affordable considering the technology. At $1,199, the new version of the Propella is still a great way to get started on an e-bike if you come from a biking world.

We had a lot of fun riding and can’t to wait to review it in greater detail.
(I'm sure the article mentioned other stuff also...)
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LEVA-EU lends supports to electric bike importer collective opposing EBMA’s dumping case :
https://cyclingindustry.news/leva-eu-le ... ping-case/

:)

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In its statement, LEVA-EU manager Annick Roetynck offers: “Having read the complaint, LEVA-EU has concluded that this initiative is not aimed at growing the market. It is an attempt to ensure a bigger piece of the market for some parties. For that purpose, the popular and currently well-used tactic of “us” against “them” is put in position. AD643 is meant to be read as a battle of European manufacturers against Chinese manufacturers. So, their assumption is: if you are European, you know which camp to support, because that is the camp that provides economic growth, jobs, etc. What’s more, they believe that as a European you should fight against the Chinese manufacturers. They believe their sole purpose is to kill off the European manufacturers, take all production to China and leave Europe with, yet another, economic and industrial wasteland.”
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Hehe... Current selection of folding electrics...

Blix Vika+ $1,650.00 Oh. That's nice...

Gocycle G3 $4,499.00 Oh. ... that's lovely...

Blix Vika Travel $1,499.00 ... Nice...

Tern Vektron $3,400.00 ... Oh. Fancy...

Brompton Electric folding bike $9,999.00 ... URP.

:mrgreen:

https://www.nycewheels.com/electric-bik ... e/folding/
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Wiki:
The Daily Pilot is a daily newspaper published by the Los Angeles Times to serve the communities of Seal Beach, Sunset Beach, Huntington Beach, Fountain Valley, Newport Beach, Costa Mesa and Laguna Beach in Orange County, California.

The Daily Pilot is one of the publications of Times Community News, which is a subsidiary of the Los Angeles Times.
Around Town: Crystal Cove tree lighting Saturday on the beach:
http://www.latimes.com/socal/daily-pilo ... story.html

Includes:
Electric Bike Expo this weekend at fairgrounds

The 2017 Electric Bike Expo comes to Costa Mesa this weekend, offering the opportunity for visitors to try out more than 100 different e-bikes.

An e-bike is a pedal-assist bicycle with an integrated electric motor.

The event, presented by the Electric Bike Assn. and Bosch eBike Systems, will be held from 3 to 7 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at the OC Fair & Event Center, 88 Fair Drive.

Admission is free. Parking is $8.

For more information, visit https://electricbikeassociation.org/events/costamesa/
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OD is the first complete portal on the state of Odisha.
... and Wiki:
Odisha; formerly Orissa, is one of the 29 states of India, located in eastern India. It is surrounded by the states of West Bengal to the north-east, Jharkhand to the north, Chhattisgarh to the west and north-west, and Andhra Pradesh to the south. Odisha has 485 kilometres (301 mi) of coastline along the Bay of Bengal on its east, from Balasore to Ganjam. It is the 9th largest state by area, and the 11th largest by population. It is also the 3rd most populous state of India in terms of tribal population.
Bhubaneswar submits Rs 220 crore e-mobility plan to Centre:
https://orissadiary.com/bhubaneswar-sub ... an-centre/

Starts:
Bhubaneswar: The City has submitted a proposal to the Centre in order to achieve considerable targets in using the electric vehicles as the public transport alternatives and ensure cleaner and greener environment.

The proposal costing Rs 219.75 crores was submitted to the Centre yesterday, in which the city has given a proposal to include electric buses, four-wheelers, three-wheelers and two-wheelers to use the system through the various charging points, which would be in place, in phases. The proposal was submitted to the Department of Heavy Industries, which has sought expression of interests from Million Plus cities to adopt the e-mobility plan and lessen the environmental burden.
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Bhubaneswar, also spelt as Bhubaneshwar, is the capital of the Indian state of Odisha. It is the largest city in Odisha and is a centre of economic and religious importance in Eastern India. Pop. "metro" 881,988.
Article includes:
As per its Bus Modernization Plan, 32 km of Priority Transit Corridors will require 92 new electric buses to move 192,000 daily passengers. For first-last mile connectivity within its area based development (ABD) of the Smart City Proposal, the city proposes deployment of 500 e-rickshaws, allied infrastructure and charging stations by 2021.
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... and:
SCENARIO IN BBSR:

During 2004-2014, the number of vehicles in Bhubaneswar has increased almost three-fold. Along with rapid increase in two-wheelers and four-wheelers, the city has observed a swift increase in 3-wheelers (auto rickshaws), which has increased at an alarming rate of 13 percent per annum, more than the national average.

This is evident from the fact that auto rickshaws are sought after as primary mode of transport by the citizens after private vehicles. Thus auto rickshaws in Bhubaneswar contribute to the 24 percent of total trips in the city which is far more than the desirable standard of 5 percent for a city of the size of Bhubaneswar. On the other hand city buses merely carry 6 percent of the total trips, and there is lack of any other robust public transport system in the city.
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Down to Business: Pedaling passion for bikes:
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/e ... story.html

Starts:
Business: Main Street Bicycles
Address: 39 E. Main St., Carpentersville
Contact info: (847) 783-0362; mainstbicycles.com;

Owner: Jeff Provisor
Number of years in business: 13
What does this business do? "We're a full-service shop that sells mostly new bikes as well as some used bikes. We stock accessories and components for biking as well. We also rent bikes for use on the Fox River Trail."
Includes:
What's the most interesting trend going on in the bike industry right now? "Probably it's the electric-assisted bicycles. It's one of the more unique things starting to catch on. It pedals like a regular bicycle, but people of all ages can ride further. They're kind of leveling the playing field a little bit for some folks. They also help commuters quite a bit, too. The cost is still a little prohibitive for most, but it's still become more popular."
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The Ellsworth American is a locally owned and managed weekly newspaper serving Hancock County, Maine. Publication began Oct. 17, 1851, making The American the oldest newspaper in Hancock County and the second oldest in Maine. The newspaper has won numerous awards and distinctions from state, New England and national newspaper associations in recognition of news coverage, photography, editorial pages, advertising layouts and general excellence.
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Hancock County is a county located in the U.S. state of Maine. As of the 2010 census, the population was 54,418. Its county seat is Ellsworth. The county was incorporated on June 25, 1789 and named for John Hancock, the first governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
Ten local Christmas gift ideas:
https://www.ellsworthamerican.com/livin ... ift-ideas/

Starts:
Still stuck for holiday gift ideas? Here are some locally sold items that we’ve spotted for ourselves and would love to receive this season.
Includes: Rise of e-bikes

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Does your spouse, girlfriend or boyfriend love to bicycle, but can’t make it up Cadillac Mountain anymore? Electric bikes may be the latest trend on the local outdoor scene.

The electric motor kicks in automatically, sensing when a rider could use an extra push. The cyclist can control the amount of help he or she needs depending on which gear the bike is in. The motor is silent and allows riders a quiet journey. Bar Harbor Bicycle Shop (288-3886, 141 Cottage St.) both sells and rents e-bikes for half-days and Pedego Electric Bikes recently set up shop in town (55 West St., Unit 10, 664-9181).
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About Jimmy

Jim “Jimmy Mac” McIlvain is passionate about all things with two wheels (except Hoverboards and Segways). He has held management positions at U.S. Suzuki Motor Corp., Bell Helmets, Husqvarna Motorcycles, JT Racing and Troy Lee Designs. He served as Editor of Motocross Journal Magazine, Road Bike Action Magazine and Mountain Bike Action Magazine. He was inducted into the Mountain Bike Hall of Fame in 2014.
IMBA Declares War On Class-2 E-Bikes:
http://jimmymacontwowheels.com/imba-dec ... 2-e-bikes/

Starts:
A new battle has emerged pitting the e-bike industry against itself. Gear Junkie’s article detailing the International Mountain Bicycling Association’s (IMBA) softening stance on e-bike use is nothing new. IMBA has been encouraging, and I feel “promoting” e-bike use on non-motorized, multi-user recreational trails for years. What the Gear Junkie article reveals for the first time is a civil war started by IMBA between pedal-actuated e-bikes and throttle-actuated e-bikes.
:roll:

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Low-cost e-bikes versus elite e-bikes
Class-2 electric motorized bicycles are usually less expensive than the more mechanically sophisticated Class-1 bikes. Class-1 e-bikes include offerings from established bicycle manufacturers like Specialized, Trek, Giant and Cannondale. Popular Class-2 e-bikes come from brands like Sonders (possibly** the largest selling e-bike brand in America), Pedego (the largest dedicated e-bike retailer network in America) and hundreds of companies who sell e-bike conversion kits directly to riders through Amazon and eBay.
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The Telegraph was launched on the 7th July, 1982, published by the ABP group of publications. The Telegraph in its short life span of 26 years has become the largest circulated English daily in the eastern region published from Calcutta.

The Telegraph is the only English newspaper launched in post independent India which has overtaken the established market leader in the region.
... and picks up that news from Bhubaneswar... :)

Plan for e-mobility rolls out:
https://www.telegraphindia.com/states/o ... out-190396
The e-mobility plan further details the way to achieve a boost for non-motorised transport environment in form of projects such as the Bhubaneswar Cycle Highway by creating cycle paths in the city, dedicated routes, charging points and aggregation service for electric rickshaws and implementing the bicycle-sharing system.
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... and picks up PR/news releases from Lift and Store, LLC of Ramsey, Minnesota...

Announcing New Tilt N Store from Lift and Store:
http://nbherard.com/health/announcing-n ... tore/30757

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Lift and Store, the leader in overhead and wall mounted storage with more than 10,000 installations in the US and Canada, today announced the introduction of Version 3.0 of the Tilt N Store Wall Mounted Lifting System.

Ramsey, MN, November 30, 2017 — Lift and Store Introduces New Wall Mounted Lifting System

Puts 300 pounds six feet high on almost any wall

Lift and Store, the leader in overhead and wall mounted storage with more than 10,000 installations in the US and Canada, today announced the introduction of Version 3.0 of the Tilt N Store Wall Mounted Lifting System.

The Tilt N Store has been completely redesigned from top to bottom, eliminating and combining more than 30% of the parts from Version 2.0.
Includes:
The Tilt N Store is designed to be the Swiss Army Knife of storage. The basic machine hangs on almost any kind of wall and is self-installable in about an hour. Then the fun begins. Based on the application, customers choose their lifting accessory including:

Bikes. Up to six bikes (including today’s heavy duty electric bikes) can be picked up and safely stored. Several major retailers are using this product in their bicycle showrooms.
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KCRG-TV, channel 9, is an ABC-affiliated television station licensed to Cedar Rapids, Iowa, United States and also serving the nearby cities of Waterloo, Dubuque, and Iowa City.
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Cedar Rapids is the second largest city in Iowa and is the county seat of Linn County. The estimated population of the three-county Metropolitan Statistical Area, which includes the nearby cities of Marion and Hiawatha, was 255,452 in 2008.
Disabled woman's stolen bike story has a happy ending:
http://www.kcrg.com/content/news/Disabl ... 70363.html

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CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG TV9)- A story about a disabled woman’s quest to get her stolen bike replaced certainly sparked a response.

Bridget Kuhlman, who has cerebral palsy, used a three-wheeled bike to get to and from her job at the Arby’s on 1st Avenue S.E. in Cedar Rapids.

A thief stole her bicycle while she was at work last Friday.
:evil:

Ends:
The store manager, Angie Takes, set up a Go Fund Me drive with a goal of just $350. After news of the theft, that amount was quickly met and exceeded.

As of mid-afternoon Friday, the Bike for Bridget fund had received nearly $5,300 dollars from 217 donors.

Takes says she plans to go shopping for a replacement three-wheeler for Bridget on Saturday. They may have enough for an upgrade to a bike with an electric motor to increase her mobility.


:shock: "fund had received nearly $5,300 dollars"... "They may have enough for an upgrade to a bike with an electric motor"...

WATT??? WHO is doing the "shopping"??? [GASP]

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Post by LockH » Dec 01, 2017 7:50 pm

Hehe... More electric bikes seen as "military technology"... :lol:

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Yamaha Power Assist Bicycles Make U.S. Consumer Debut at LA Auto Show:
http://www.military-technologies.net/20 ... to-show-2/

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/EINPresswire.com/ — CYPRESS, CA–(Marketwired – December 01, 2017) – Yamaha Motor Corp., USA, (YMUS) is bringing its all-new power assist electric bicycle (e-Bike) prototype models to the Los Angeles Auto Show December 1-10 as part of the “Yamaha Garage” display.

This will be the first time Yamaha shows the all-new prototype models in a consumer setting and only the second time the bikes have been on display since the Interbike trade show in September, when Yamaha announced the “Power Assist Bicycles” brand and that it will be entering the U.S. e-Bike market in 2018.

Yamaha Power Assist Bicycles will display four prototype models at the Los Angeles Auto Show:

UrbanRush, providing a balance of power, stiffness, and speed in a sleek road bike chassis.
YDX-TORC, an agile XC mountain bike with aggressive performance and fast response.
CrossCore, a fitness hybrid design for efficiency and ergonomic comfort.
CrossConnect, an everyday recreation-utility for those that want to take their gear with them.

The models can also be seen at https://www.yamahabicycles.com/, and people can sign up for emails to receive more information when product specs and details are announced.

Yamaha Motor Company, Ltd. (YMC) launched the world’s first electrically power assisted bicycle in 1993 and has since produced more than 4 million drive units and sold over 2 million Yamaha power assist bicycles. YMC supplies class-leading e-Bike Systems to select OEM partners worldwide.
"Yamaha ... launched the world’s first electrically power assisted bicycle in 1993"... [COUGH COUGH]
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The Town of Vail is a Home Rule Municipality in Eagle County, Colorado, United States. The population of the town was 5,305 in 2010. The town was established and built as the base village to Vail Ski Resort, with which it was originally conceived. Vail Ski Resort's first season was in December 1962; it is the largest ski mountain in Colorado.
Vail has retained its national ranking as a Silver Bicycle Friendly Community:
https://www.vaildaily.com/news/vail-has ... community/

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VAIL — The town of Vail has retained its ranking as a Silver Bicycle Friendly Community as selected by the League of American Bicyclists following a recent assessment.

Vail was elevated to a silver designation in 2014 after earning a bronze status in 2009. The award recognizes communities with remarkable commitments to bicycling. With the announcement of 65 new and renewing Bicycle Friendly Communities for 2017, Vail remains in a leading group of more than 500 communities across the country that are transforming neighborhoods and destinations.
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"This was a big investment on the town's part to improve safety and usability for residents and guests," said Mark Hoblitzell, the town's sustainability coordinator.
... and:
Hoblitzell said the recognition goes beyond facilities to include attitudes and enthusiasm about biking. An example is the Vail Town Council's support in allowing the use of electric assisted bicycles or "e-bikes" for recreation as well as alternative to motor vehicles.
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Racerhead #48:
http://racerxonline.com/2017/12/01/racerhead-48

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More From Geneva (DC)

If the time is right, you can to watch live timing and the live stream of the race here later. And here you can find the results once they’re posted.

Over on the Vital MX Forum, we spotted this post on the race from our longtime friend Xavier Auduoard of MX Magazine and Moto Verte on the Geneva SX:

Geneva should be very interesting overall with important side shows such as Josh Hill on the Alta (who has posted 10th time in qualifying practice in the 250 SX2 class) and Ricky Carmichael, who will probably be involved in some sort of side-by-side one-lap deals. Wouldn't it actually be cool to see them face each other in this sort of match, two guys from the past but one of them is on an electric bike? (And not named Ronnie Mac!)
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First start of an electric bike against 250F's (and a couple of Junior 2-strokes) will be an historical moment. That race, as Paris, is part of the French Championship and we got approval from the French Federation to allow for this bike to gate along with the 250Fs (the FFM is very open to electric bikes, and an electrical bike has been gotten a French Trials National Championship against regular bikes).
... and ends:
Finally, a sad sendoff to the print version of Dirt Rider magazine, which, according to many former staff members, will soon only be available in digital form, following the path of Cycle News. Since its launch in the early eighties, Dirt Rider was a good middle-of-the-track read, with some big-hitters on the beat: Tom Webb, Ken Faught, Donn Maeda, Jimmy Lewis, Fran Kuhn, Chris Denison, Karel Kramer, Charley Morey, Mark Karyia, and more. They covered a broad swath of racing—from supercross to trials, motocross to GNCC, minicycles to electric bikes—and they were always a pleasure to work alongside with at the races. That was a job well done.
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The New Indian Express is the oldest English daily of an undisputed credibility for the last 80 years.

New Indian Express is arguably the flagship publication incorporating national and international themes and sections on developmental issues, society, politics, literature, arts, cinema, travel, lifestyle, sports, business, finance, new-age living, self-development and entertainment.

The readers of the newspaper spread all across the world with a very high NRI traffic to the website.

The publication boasts of a dynamic and discerning profile of informed readers who are constantly exploring new possibilities to make their lives better.

The company was promoted by Express Publications (Madurai) Limited which is the flagship Company of the Group.

Express Publications (Madurai) Limited publishes the prestigious English language Newspaper, The New Indian Express from 25 centers in Tamilnadu, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Kerala and Odisha.
Rs 220 cr e-mobility plan for green environment:
http://www.newindianexpress.com/states/ ... 16479.html
It has also proposed dedicated routes, charging points and aggregation service for electric rickshaws (e-rickshaws)
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