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Watt's on TV is a weekly television listings magazine published by Time Inc. UK.
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Watt's on TV is a weekly UK television magazine. It publishes features, TV listings, news and gossip from soap operas, as well as puzzles and competitions. Its primary focus is on ebikes, soaps and reality TV, but documentaries and dramas are also covered.
What’s on telly tonight? Our pick of the best shows on Friday 10th August:
https://www.whatsontv.co.uk/news/tonigh ... st-545762/

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Britain by Bike, 8pm, Channel 5

Former EastEnders and Gavin & Stacey star Larry Lamb is back in the saddle as he sets off on another cycling trip around Britain with his son, TV and radio presenter George Lamb, in this meandering travel show. In tonight’s opening episode, the pair are heading for Northumberland to visit a kipper smokehouse that’s been around for more than a century, before stopping off at a renowned archaeological dig, a dog contest and a haunted house. Just like the boys themselves, the show proceeds at a relaxing pace, especially for Larry, who has an electric bicycle to help him out on the hills! Rating: ****
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Post by LockH » Aug 09 2018 8:55pm

Hehe... a "non-electric bicycle"... :lol:

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‘Hypocritical ministers’ buying petrol cars as they plug electric:
https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/hypo ... -s2nvgbc22

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Ministers have been accused of hypocrisy after it emerged that they had bought 14 petrol cars for themselves but not one electric or hybrid vehicle.

Figures obtained by The Times show the number of petrol cars in the Government Car Service jumped from seven last year to 21. A freedom of information request to the Department for Transport revealed that the number of hybrid vehicles and electric cars remained unchanged at 21 and six respectively.
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At Lords questions this year, the cabinet office was asked if the government would look at cutting its car fleet and encouraging people to walk and cycle, including ministers. Lord Young of Cookham, a cabinet office spokesman, said: “Not only do I have an all-electric car but I have a non-electric bicycle and I suffer from range anxiety with both.”
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Post by LockH » Aug 09 2018 9:28pm

Hehe... ESB "Search found 17 matches: Torrot". Again:

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The Mopeds Are Coming
("Shared, electric motor scooters are racing to catch up with Bird, Lime, and other kick-scooter brands, as tech companies attempt to reinvent urban mobility. But can these vehicles ever find a place in America?"):
https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/ ... ng/567125/

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When King Carlos III commissioned the Puerta de Alcalá in the 1770s, the city of Madrid was already almost a thousand years old. The gate, designed in the neoclassical style popular during that era, predates more well-known triumphal arches in Europe, like the Arc de Triomphe and the Brandenburg Gate. At the time, the gate connected to the city’s medieval walls, which still regulated passage to and from Madrid. Today, the Puerta de Alcalá still stands in central Madrid, a prominent landmark.

This legacy adorns the homepage of Muving, an electric-motor-scooter-rental startup based in Spain. In front of an image of the Puerta de Alcalá, a strapping model casually leans against the company’s yellow motor scooter. He looks so European, you’d think I made him up: assiduously disheveled brown hair, aquiline nose, trimmed beard, wearing a gray hoodie under a blue windbreaker emblazoned with the make of the motorbike company that powers Muving’s service, “Torrot.” Even the brand name is too Mediterranean to glide easily off American tongues.
Hehe... So, turns out that Muving is using Torrot-built Muvi "scooter" bikes maybe:
https://torrot.com/en/

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Post by LockH » Aug 10 2018 6:11am

... and I see the Origami FireFly Folding E-Bike has resurfaced... (In last June I noted " ESB "Search found 0 matches: Origami FireFly"?")... Back then, a gofundme-type on the kickstarter site:
CA$ 1.00 pledged of CA$ 64,976 goal
1 backer
39 days to go
Converted from US$ 1.00 pledged of US$ 50,000 goal
... watt today reads "Origami FireFly folding e-bike. (Canceled)"...
and "CA$ 67 pledged of CA$ 65,231 goal 3 backers 0 seconds to go"...

Watt's the expression... "If at first you don't succeed..."? :)

... and the Origami FireFly has popped up again... now on the Indiegogo site:
Origami FireFly, ultimate folding electric bike.
("You can finally get a premium, lightweight, efficient e-bike that folds into a convenient size."):
https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/orig ... dventure#/

(To date:)
$3,998 USD raised by 2 backers
16% of $25,000 flexible goal
As noted:

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Origami FireFly Carbon Fiber Folding Electric Bike
("Sponsored:"):
https://www.geeky-gadgets.com/origami-f ... 0-08-2018/

Hehe... Including the same YT vid as used on the kickstarter site... :lol:

At least, for this second attempt at crowdfunding they've chopped their target goal revenue in half. :wink:
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Post by LockH » Aug 10 2018 6:47am

Hehe... Bike-share outfits creating "e-waste" has popped up again...

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(from Bristol, Avon in the UK...)

Bike-share companies accused of creating e-waste mountains
https://resource.co/article/bike-share- ... ains-12784

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Bike-sharing is a growing trend across the world, encouraging people in cities to ditch cars and public transport in favour of cycling – a convenient, money-saving and emission-slashing way to get around. But the apparently eco-friendly companies could be producing a lot more waste than users realise – and one charity is now calling for proper reuse and recycling policies to be put in place.
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Most of the UK schemes are for standard manual bikes, but elsewhere there are companies offering electric bikes (such as JUMP in the United States, which is set to make the move into Europe with a branch in Berlin) and even scooters: billion-dollar US startups Bird, Spin and Lime rent out electric scooters by the minute.

However, even the standard bikes constitute e-waste once they reach the end-of-life stage, given that they are fitted with GPS software that links them up to a wider city network. Jim Puckett, Director of the international waste trade charity Basel Action Network (BAN), explained: “These bikes when scrapped are actually a form of electronic waste... Even the non-motorized bikes contain hazardous lithium-ion batteries and toxic circuit boards.”
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Post by LockH » Aug 10 2018 9:09am

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The Borough of Waverley is a local government district with borough status in Surrey, England. The borough's headquarters are in the town of Godalming; other notable settlements are the towns of Farnham and Haslemere and the large village of Cranleigh. At the 2011 Census, the population of the borough was 121,572.
Couple launch new mobile bicycle repairs business in Farnham:
http://www.farnhamherald.com/article.cf ... hyear=2018

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IN an area brimming with avid cyclists, Farnham start-up ‘Just Keep Spinning’ fits its target audience perfectly.

The bicycle repairs, servicing and maintenance business was recently launched by Stuart and Genevieve Wells and operates on a purely mobile basis.

The business being run through a call-out system allows their customers to remain where they are while Just Keep Spinning comes to them.
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This year Stuart is cycling for Tommy’s, specialising in miscarriages and deaths in babies.

Genevieve was keen to undergo training with Stuart for this ride but due to their difference in skill level they found this challenging.

To combat this issue the couple looked into purchasing an electric bike so that they could still cycle together, they were very impressed and while testing the product they were offered to be the southern distributor.

The ‘Eskuta Town’ runs for 10 miles off of a six-hour charge which costs just 10p each time. The bicycle boasts advantages such as there being no need for insurance, licence, tax or MOT and no extortionate fuel costs.

The product costs £1,395 and the couple are very excited about it’s possible applications.
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Hehe... Electric "bikes" with pedals that function about as well as the human appendix. :roll: :lol:
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Post by LockH » Aug 10 2018 9:35am

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Fed-up locals are setting electric scooters on fire, smearing them with poop and burying them at sea:
http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-m ... tory.html#

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They've been crammed into toilets, tossed off balconies and set on fire. They’ve even been adorned with dangling bags of dog droppings.

As cities from Santa Monica to Beverly Hills struggle to control a rapid proliferation of electric pay-per-mile scooters, some residents are taking matters into their own hands and waging a guerrilla war against the devices. These vandals are destroying or desecrating the vehicles in disturbingly imaginative ways, and celebrating their illegal deeds on social media — in full view of authorities and the public.

“They throw them everywhere: in the ocean, in the sand, in the trash can,” said Robert Johnson Bey, a Venice Beach maintenance worker who regularly comes across scooter parts on the Venice Beach boardwalk, Speedway and adjoining alleys.
Dealing w/the pubic is very often a losing proposition. [sigh]
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Post by wturber » Aug 10 2018 11:15am

Well, if you leave your stuff laying around and possibly getting in other people's way, what would you expect. I'm surprised we haven't heard about more of this kind of thing.
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Post by LockH » Aug 10 2018 6:14pm

^^ Hehe...

In this thread so far "Search found 12 matches: Providence"... again:

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Rhode Island Public Radio is the NPR member radio network for the state of Rhode Island. Its studios are located in the historic Union Station in downtown Providence.
Providence Places Regulations On Electric Scooters :
http://www.ripr.org/post/providence-pla ... s#stream/0
Although Bird electric scooters are already dispersed across Providence, the city said it will begin a year-long scooter-sharing pilot August 17th.

The new policy calls for companies like Bird to get city approval before dropping the scooters. It also requires $1 per day per scooter paid to the city, that can help pay for bike lanes and sidewalks.

Other requirements include ‘tip-over’ sensors that let the company know when a scooter needs to be picked up, and supplying the city with liability insurance.

Bird tells its customers to ride in the street, but the city's policy allows scooters to operate on sidewalks. Sarah Mitchell from the Rhode Island Bicycle Coalition said that has been an issue.

"A major concern that I’ve seen out there and that’s getting a lot of public backlash right now is that people are riding these scooters on the sidewalk. However, we don’t have good bike infrastructure. Our bike network is incomplete," said Mitchell.

Providence is capping the total number of scooters at 300.
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Boise is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. state of Idaho, and is the county seat of Ada County. Located on the Boise River in southwestern Idaho, the population of Boise at the 2010 Census was 205,671, the 99th largest in the United States. Its estimated population in 2016 was 223,154.
‘Bring some trunks’: New Boise River Greenbelt bar opens today. New farmers market is next:
https://www.idahostatesman.com/entertai ... 93710.html

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August is here, but summer is just getting started along the Boise Greenbelt.

The Eddy, a new storage-container bar serving riverside beer and wine, will make a splash when it opens today near the Boise Whitewater Park.

Next week, the new 34th Street Market plans to bring fresh produce to the same Garden City location.
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Food trucks should be on site by next weekend, providing sustenance to soak up those Eddy beers. An electric bicycle shop featuring rentals and sales should be operating on the lot by next week, too, Slavin says.
New Pedego outlet opening in 9... 8... 7... 6... :lol:
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Home> Travel> information> Baggage> Bikes:
https://www.viarail.ca/en/travel-info/baggage/bikes

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This service is available for clients travelling with VIA only. The passenger must present a confirmation of his ticket at the counter.
The fees for the transportation of a bicycle are $ 25 plus taxes, per direction. VIA Rail accepts 1 bike per passenger.
Includes: Tandems, electric bicycles and recumbent bicycles - $50 plus taxes, regardless of distance, stopovers allowed.

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The Raleigh Bicycle Company is a bicycle manufacturer based in Nottingham, England. Founded by Woodhead and Angois in 1885, who used Raleigh as their brand name, it is one of the oldest bicycle companies in the world.
The Financial Times – Exploring Raleigh Bikes HQ:
https://www.raleigh.co.uk/2018/08/finan ... g-raleigh/

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The Financial Times recently visited Raleigh HQ in Eastwood, Nottingham as part of their ‘Factory Floor’ series. The team were shown around by Managing Director, Pippa Wibberley. The video they have created as part of the series explores the Eastwood factory and uncovers what goes on behind the scenes of Britain’s most recognised bicycle brand.
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The Growth of Electric Bikes

Pippa goes on to explain that the innovation that made Raleigh so popular many years ago still stands at the heart of the business, with the brands early adoption of the electric bike trend. It’s this early adoption that has cemented Raleigh’s position at the front of the industries change and why electric bikes now make up the majority of their sales.
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The St. Catharines Standard is a daily newspaper of the city of St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada.
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St. Catharines is the largest city in Canada's Niagara Region and the sixth largest urban area in Ontario, with 96.13 square kilometres (37.1 sq mi) of land and 133,113 residents in 2016. It lies in Southern Ontario, 51 kilometres (32 mi) south of Toronto across Lake Ontario, and is 19 kilometres (12 mi) inland from the international boundary with the United States along the Niagara River.
Scooting into Niagara-on-the-Lake’s rich history:
https://www.stcatharinesstandard.ca/new ... h-history/

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Typically, visitors wanting to explore Parks Canada historic sites in Niagara-on-the-Lake rely on their feet or a car to get from one point to another.

Now, there's another option.

Parks Canada has partnered with eSkoot Niagara to provide fun and informative tours of local historical sites from a unique vantage point – the seat of an electric bike.
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eSkoot Niagara:
https://www.eskoot.com/

http://www.eskoot.com/Parks-Canada-Tour.php
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TheGuardian.com, formerly known as Guardian.co.uk and Guardian Unlimited, is a British news and media website owned by the Guardian Media Group. It contains nearly all of the content of the newspapers The Guardian and The Observer, as well as a substantial body of web-only work produced by its own staff, including a rolling news service. As of November 2014, it was the second most popular online newspaper in the UK with over 17 million readers per month...
'A different way of living': why writers are celebrating middle-age
("Viv Albertine, Deborah Levy, Lavinia Greenlaw and Rachel Cusk are redefining life after menopause, children or divorce – and it has never looked so good"):
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Main image: Which way next? … the middle-aged woman has rarely appeared as a protagonist questing for a style and identity, but that is changing. Illustration: Nathalie Lees/Guardian

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When Viv Albertine performs her 2009 song “Confessions of a Milf” live, she alternates between two voices. There’s the saccharine lisp of a brainwashed housewife chanting “home sweet home”, and there’s the raging chant of an angry punk proclaiming that “if you decide one day that you’ve had enough”, you can walk away. Though swans and seahorses mate for life, “we ain’t so nice”.

In the 70s, when Albertine performed with her punk band, the Slits, she appeared fully immersed in her performance of exuberant anger, but also strikingly unformed, too busy bouncing and shouting to hold the gaze of her audience. Then, she retained the vulnerability of her younger self, but there was a steeliness underlying it. Now she stares out at us, no longer interested in hiding.

“I chose being an artist over being a wife,” the housewife sings, predicting sadly that “now I’m gonna lead a very lonely life”. But then the punk takes the lines over and the life she’s going to lead becomes “very lovely”. By the end the two voices have exploded into one and there’s a joyfully furious torrent of “wife wife wife life life life” that ends with a list of the household activities that are being abandoned by the housewife and reclaimed by the artist: “cooking, cleaning, ebiking, baking, washing, faking, frocking, cleaning, shopping”.
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The task is both to create a new life and to redefine what being a woman means. Albertine returns to singing and buys a new haphazard home for herself and her daughter. Levy discards the marital home and installs her daughters in a flat, where she mends the plumbing in her nightie and transports her groceries on a liberating electric bike.
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Deborah Levy is a British playwright, novelist and poet. She is the author of several award-winning novels including Swimming Home that was shortlisted for the 2012 Man Booker Prize and Hot Milk that was shortlisted for the 2016 Man Booker Prize. She has also written for the Royal Shakespeare Company and the BBC.
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Known for its thorough news coverage of the 26 communities south of Boston, The Patriot Ledger has won numerous international, national and regional newspaper and public service awards over the years. It was named the New England Press Association's Newspaper of the Year for 2005 and 2006.
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Quincy is the largest city in Norfolk County, Massachusetts, United States. It is part of Metropolitan Boston and one of Boston's immediate southern suburbs. Its population in 2014 was 93,397, making it the eighth largest city in the state.
OUR OPINION: The future could look different for transportation in Quincy: :mrgreen:
http://www.patriotledger.com/opinion/20 ... -in-quincy

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Quincy is working hard to find a way to fit cars and pedestrians onto its crowded streets in shopping and commercial centers. Another demand got added to that mix this week. Dockless bicycles – the rent-it-and-leave-it bike -- arrived in Quincy. That’s a big deal to a cohort of people, call them millennials, although that certainly doesn’t fit all users. They are, according to surveys, most likely to be people younger than 35 who want to go a short distance to connect with other transportation or for shopping. And the dockless bicycle looks like the first wave of a transportation change – electric bicycles, electric scooters – with which urban areas around the country are just starting to cope.
Actually, the word "electric" appears ten times on their page... :lol:

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That’s our opinion. What’s yours? Click here to write a letter to the editor of up to 200 words or leave a comment on the story. Read more columns, editorials and letters

Should rental bikes and scooters with electric motors be allowed on city streets?
Thanks for voting, your vote has been recorded.
Yes... 50%.... 2
No.... 50%... 2

4 votes in 2 days
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The Bristol Herald Courier is a 39,000 circulation daily newspaper owned by Berkshire Hathaway. The newspaper is located in Bristol, Virginia, a small city located in Southwest Virginia on the Tennessee border.
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Bristol is an independent city in the Commonwealth of Virginia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 17,835. It is the twin city of Bristol, Tennessee, just across the state line, which runs down the middle of its main street, State Street. The Bureau of Economic Analysis combines the city of Bristol, Virginia, with neighboring Washington County, Virginia, for statistical purposes. Bristol is a principal city of the Kingsport–Bristol–Bristol, TN-VA Metropolitan Statistical Area, which is a component of the Johnson City–Kingsport–Bristol, TN-VA Combined Statistical Area – commonly known as the "Tri-Cities" region.
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Wisconsin program offers bike rides to the elderly, disabled

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In a Saturday, Aug. 4, 2018 photo, instructor Michelle Bachaus, right, goes over the features of the handlebar during a training on the two new trishaws the Rock County Council on Aging received through a grant at the Rock County Council on Aging in Janesville, Wis. The vehicle is designed to help elderly people get back on bikes, where they would sit in the front and a trained volunteer 'pilot' would pedal and control the vehicle.

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Sioux Falls is the most populous city in the U.S. state of South Dakota and the 145th-most populous city in the United States. It is the county seat of Minnehaha County and also extends into Lincoln County to the south. It is the 47th-fastest-growing city in the United States and the fastest-growing metro area in South Dakota, with a population increase of 22% between 2000 and 2010.

As of 2018, Sioux Falls had an estimated population of 183,200. The metropolitan population of 251,854 accounts for 29% of South Dakota's population. It is also the primary city of the Sioux Falls-Sioux City Designated Market Area (DMA), a larger media market region that covers parts of four states and has a population of 1,043,450.
Bicyclists, store owners worried tariffs will hit them hard next:
http://www.ksfy.com/content/news/Bicycl ... 15291.html

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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KSFY) - The federal government is proposing increasing the tariff on most bicycles, products and accessories by 10 percent.

"It's almost everything else, it's helmets it's parts, it's frames, it's raw materials and things that like that," said Chad Pickard, owner of Spoke-n-Sport in Sioux Falls and Brookings.
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On Tuesday -- the Trump administration finalized a new round of tariffs on another $16 billion dollars worth of imports from China -- including a 25 percent tariff that will affect electric bikes.

"One of the bad things about it, is currently in the states there's not any competition," Pickard said. "There's no one building electric motors for electric bikes."

Pickard said bikes are about an $88 billion dollar industry. This first round of tariffs could potentially raise prices on E-bikes from $600 - $1000 dollars and affect thousands of employees and businesses in the meantime.

"That even employs over 750,000 people in over 16,000 retailers and so that's just this next tariff," Pickard.

The first round of tariffs will on electric bikes goes into effect on Aug. 23. Pickard said there lots of resources to reach out to your lawmakers and tell them to reject tariffs on the bicycle industry.
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The Jerusalem Post is a broadsheet newspaper based in Jerusalem, founded in 1932 during the British Mandate of Palestine by Gershon Agron as The Palestine Post. In 1950, it changed its name to The Jerusalem Post. In 2004, the paper was bought by Mirkaei Tikshoret, a diversified Israeli media firm controlled by investor Eli Azur. In April 2014, Azur acquired the newspaper Maariv. The newspaper is published in English and French editions.
Spend some time on Route 99
("Route 99 is one of the most beautiful roads in Israel."):
https://www.jpost.com/In-Jerusalem/Spen ... -99-564460

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Route 99 is one of the most beautiful roads in Israel (and some might even argue, the most). It climbs from Kiryat Shmona eastward, toward the Golan Heights, rising almost 1,000 meters in a stretch of 24 kilometers.
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For a more relaxing trip on two wheels, give a call to Cycle Nature in Kibbutz Dafna. Here you can rent bicycles (adults and kids), mountain bikes, electric bikes, bicycles built for two or bicycle add-ons for kids. Two main routes (along the Dan or the Hermon streams) are available on which to enjoy your ride and breathe in the beautiful scenery along the way. Both routes are just perfect for families.
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Domain names around Seattle:
https://domainnamewire.com/2018/08/10/d ... d-seattle/

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Here are some notable domain names I saw around Seattle over the past month.

I spent the past month in Seattle on my annual “escape the Texas heat” vacation. And while people up here have complained about the 80+ degree days, it’s much nicer than what Austin is experiencing right now.

During my visit, I came across a handful of domain names that caught my attention. Here are some of them:
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HillTopper.bike

Biking is a popular way to get around in Seattle but the hills can be an impediment.

This poster caught my attention for its use of a .bike domain name to promote a kit that adds motorized power to your bicycle:
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An ad for HillTopper.bike

HillTopper.bike forwards to electric-bike-kit.com. I understand why they are promoting the .bike domain instead!
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Xiaomi’s crowdfunded Himo V1 Electric Bike now on sale for 1799 yuan (~$263):
https://www.gizmochina.com/2018/08/11/x ... -yuan-263/

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Xiaomi announced a new crowdfunded electric-assisted bike around June this year with an amazing 1699 yuan ($248) price tag. Since then, the bike dubbed Himo V1 hasn’t been available to buy on the Youpin platform where all Xiaomi crowdfunded products are listed. However, all that has changed now as the Himo electric bike is presently on sale at Xiaomi Youpin for 1799 yuan ($263). This is a 100 yuan higher than the crowdfunding price tag but it is still a decent and affordable price tag for an electric bike.
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The Himo electric bike gets its juice from a 250W brushless DC motor in the power-assisted mode. The DC motor is integrated into the 12-inch hub on the rear wheel. This brings ease to the pedalling by providing less resistance, greater torque and rapid dynamic response. There is also a 6AH/36V battery with a charging time of about 6.5 hours. A fully charged battery can last a riding distance of about 50 kilometres.
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BMC Switzerland AG (abbreviation of "Bicycle Manufacturing Company") is a bicycle and cycling product manufacturer based in Grenchen, Switzerland. BMC designs, builds and distributes road bikes, mountain bikes, and commuter bikes primarily for sale to dealers in North America, Europe, South Africa, Australia, East Asia and the United Arab Emirates.
Bike finder:
https://www.bmc-switzerland.com/int-en/ ... ke-finder/ ("91 Bikes found")

Bike finder What are your priorities? E-Bike ("9 Bikes found")


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New York City is the perfect scooter market, but it’s also the most impossible
("‘They’re coming’"):
https://www.theverge.com/2018/8/11/1755 ... d-lime-law

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Electric scooters have cropped up en masse in cities across the country from Salt Lake to Washington, DC, but they won’t be hitting the most populous city in the US anytime soon.

On one hand, New York City is a natural fit for these scooter companies, which have been valued at as high as $2 billion in recent months. New York is a city with a booming public transit system that millions take every day, but it’s also filled with gaps. A recent report showed that 24 percent of the city’s subway stations — many located in the Bronx, Brooklyn, and Queens — were inaccessible to many of the city’s residents.
Hehe... "Scooter companies are salivating over the prospects"... :lol:

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Meanwhile in San Francisco
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Looks like the #scooters are biting again.
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Hehe... In a competing (not really) forum:

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One ("TForan"... and "Active Member") writes in thread "An old wives tale ???" (on the merits of hub versus mid drive motors.): Which is not really a characteristic of a bicycle but a scooter. But, I absolutely loathe throttles on bikes.
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[Others] Xiaomi’s crowdfunded Himo V1 Electric Bike now on sale for 1799 yuan (~$263):
http://en.miui.com/thread-3513940-1-1.html

China manufacturer Xiaomi hopes there's lots on interest in their (underpowered?) electric bike with a (tiny?) battery! "But it folds!") It's tiny! (light weight)...

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LockH wrote:
Aug 11 2018 3:52pm

China manufacturer Xiaomi hopes there's lots on interest in their (underpowered?) electric bike with a (tiny?) battery! "But it folds!") It's tiny! (light weight)...
It appears to have 12" wheels, so it is not legally a bicycle in Arizona. Something like that could be useful for scooting around a large corporate "campus" or making short trips within a small area may 1 or 2 miles radius.
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