Victory Bicycle Studio Celebrates 10 Years of Cycling Enlightenment

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Sep 8, 2020 This week Victory Bicycle Studio celebrates 10 years of business and of promoting cycling culture in the Bluff City and beyond. Born in Cooper Young in 2010, Victory has proven its endurance through a devastating fire, a bold move to Broad Ave. as the first specialty retailer on the strip and, ultimately, a massive expansion project.

 To Clark Butcher, owner, CEO and self-proclaimed endurance sports addict, Victory is not so much a store as a way of life and a catalyst for bringing the community together. Welcoming cyclists at all levels, from beach cruisers to elite athletes, Victory offers training groups, individual coaching, personal fittings, spin classes – oh, and they sell bikes, too. As Butcher says, “We’re more than just a bike shop. I don’t believe there’s anyone else in the country that’s doing anything like what we’re doing here.”

 Focusing on the

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Tour de France bikes 2020 | Who’s riding what at this year’s race?

The 2020 Tour de France features 22 teams battling it out over 21 stages. The riders are the best in the world and they ride the most advanced bikes money can buy – in fact, the Tour de France is cycling’s biggest shop window for sponsors, putting the latest machines in front of the paying public.

Launches this year have been low-key affairs but we’ve still seen a range of new bikes likely to be raced at the Tour, from brands including Specialized, BMC, Merida, Factor and Trek.

However, there’s been nothing new on the high-end groupset front since SRAM AXS in early 2019, and we’ve not seen the usual torrent of “saves 3 seconds at 55kph” type stuff attached to wheel launches.

We’ve put together a complete list of the bikes in this year’s Tour de France, along with the kit they’re fitted with, and have picked out some

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Best-One Indy Bridgestone tire shop manager heading to prison for nearly four years

EVANSVILLE, Ind. — An Indiana tire shop manager who claimed to have a handicap to avoid prison actually was trying to improve his handicap before heading behind bars.

And, now, fore actually means nearly four years in prison.

Joshua W. Eaden faces 46 months behind bars thanks to schemes he cooked up to defraud both a local business as well as tire maker Bridgestone Americas Inc.

The 38-year-old Oakland City, Ind., man was a manager at Best-One Tire & Service in Princeton, Ind., when he defrauded Gibson County Coal over a period of 30 months in 2013-16 through false invoices for foam tire-fill services that never happened, according to U.S. Attorney Josh J. Minkler for the Southern District of Indiana.

Gibson County Coal paid more than $189,000 in that scheme, the government said, and Mr. Eaden received higher bonus payments thanks to a higher net profit percentage at Best-One Tire

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2021 Polestar 2 electric car arrives as one of the year’s best, most advanced new cars

There’s a surprising new contender for 2020’s best and most advanced new car: The Polestar 2.

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The handsome four-door fastback from Volvo’s performance and technology brand is loaded with useful features and accelerates and handles like a first-rate sport sedan.

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Don’t feel bad if you’ve never heard of Polestar. The brand’s a baby, founded by Volvo and its Chinese owner, Geely, in 2017. The Polestar 2 goes on sale in September, but the brand’s total presence in America so far is about 150 units of the Polestar 1, an expensive carbon-fiber plug-in hybrid.

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The 2021 Polestar 2 is the brand’s bid for wider awareness, but it’s not exactly mainstream. True to its Scandinavian roots, a “vegan” interior  — no leather and no

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50 years later, the original JDM sports car remains desirable and boasts a strong enthusiast following



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They say time flies when you’re having fun, but how on earth is Nissan’s original Z car turning 50 this year? The sports car that put an MGB-GT and Jaguar E-Type to shame and put Japan on the map with the world’s car enthusiasts could almost pass for something half that age, yet here it is celebrating its golden anniversary. And it is more desirable than ever.

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The 240Z had a lot of things going for it when it was introduced to the world 50 years ago. It went on to strike gold for Datsun, despite the number of barriers it had to cross—or get around—in order to generate the kind of sales its Japanese creators envisioned.

Certainly, in America, thanks to Yutaka Katayama, then President of Nissan-USA, the strong sales forecast was spot-on. Numbers remained high for nearly two years after

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Bicycle Shortage Caused By Coronavirus Pandemic Leading To Ocean City Bike Shop To Close After 85 Years

OCEAN CITY, N.J. (CBS) — A huge increase in demand for bicycles since the coronavirus pandemic is now leading to a big shortage. One bike shop in Ocean City is seeing its impact.

The brothers who own Annarelli’s Bike Store on Asbury Avenue in Ocean City say there are just not enough bikes to sell for them to stay open.

“We were going to retire in two or three years, but this is going to move it up,” Michael Annarelli, co-owner of the shop, said.

Annarelli is planning to close the doors to this 85-year-old family-run business at the end of summer.

“The supply line got blown up,” he said.

Annarelli says since the pandemic, many bicycle factories have

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Greene County to receive nearly $62 million for state transportation projects over next 12 years | Local News

Nearly $62 million will be spent on transportation projects in Greene County over the next 12 years, according to an updated 12-year transportation program released by the State Transportation Commission.

The $61.7 million that has been earmarked for projects in Greene is a slice of a $64.8 billion pie that the commission anticipates being available for transportation projects across the commonwealth over the next 12 years.

The commission updates its 12-year plan every two years, and the latest one goes into effect Oct. 1. No capital project can go forward unless it is included in the 12-year plan.

The economic upheaval sparked by COVID-19 is not reflected in the plan, according to Alexis Campbell, a PennDOT spokeswoman.

“The process to update the 12-Year Program began 20 months ago, long before COVID was an issue,” Campbell said. “However, the (plan) will likely need to be modified to reflect any direct impacts

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Bike shortage prompts eventual sale of Ocean City shop after 85 years

A fourth-generation family-owned bike shop in Ocean City will soon be no more, ending an 85-year run at the Jersey Shore.

The owners of Annarelli’s Bike Shop are moving up their retirement plans and intend to sell their building at 1014 Asbury Avenue in Ocean City, according to the Press of Atlantic City.

Mark and Mike Annarelli explained that they simply don’t have enough inventory to keep the shop running.

A bicycle shortage has swept the United States in the months after the start of the coronavirus pandemic, which saw the biggest surge in sales since the oil crisis of the 1970s, MarketWatch reported in June.

NPD Group, a market research company that follows consumer trends, found that sales of adult leisure bikes rose by 121% in March. Children’s bike sales climbed 59% and electric bike sales increased by 85%.

Since the initial boom, bike shop owners have had a

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Stadler to supply 24 TRAMLINK streetcars plus option for 19 more to Jenaer Nahverkehr as part of 24 years contract

Stadler to supply 24 TRAMLINK streetcars plus option for 19 more to Jenaer Nahverkehr as part of 24 years contract

(PRESS RELEASE) BERLIN, 26-Aug-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Stadler, a Swiss train maker with over 75 years of experience, has announced it will deliver 24 streetcars of the TRAMLINK type with an option for up to 19 additional vehicles to Jenaer Nahverkehr, the public transport operator for the German city of Jena, part of Stadtwerke Jena GmbH. As part of the agreement, the order for the new vehicles also includes a framework contract for maintenance and spare parts supply for the vehicles over a period of 24 years with an option for extension for a further 8 years.

The metre-gauge streetcars are designed to meet the needs of the city of Jena and its passengers in equal measure. The supply contract includes streetcars in two different vehicle lengths. 16 vehicles are … Read More

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Car show eclipses last year’s total; Mustang takes top spot | Local News

Clear, warm, sunny weather helped produce a great turnout for the Maumee Valley Car Club’s (MVCC) annual show in downtown Defiance Saturday morning and afternoon.

Some 234 vehicles were registered, topping last year’s total (212), but about 250 were on display, according to information provided by MVCC’s treasurer, Christy Feeney.

“Everything ran smoothly,” she said. “The judges did a great job. We had great teamwork getting everything sorted out. We had a great turnout and I think overall everybody was pleased. I didn’t hear any complaints. Everything went on without a hitch.”

Cars lined Clinton Street, between Second and Fifth streets, and extended down two side streets (Third and Fourth) for much of the day.

Winners were announced at mid-afternoon Saturday, and the top honor — “Best in Show” — went to Sean Schaadt of Defiance with his 1993 Ford Mustang Cobra. The award goes to the entry which attains

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