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The Best Places to Eat and Drink in Sydney

Sydney is vibrant and diverse, from its beaches to its birthplace at The Rocks, where museums and tours describe the area’s history from its Aboriginal heritage to modern times. Art, nature, adventure, national parks, miles of bike paths, and the stunning Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge give visitors many ways to enjoy the city.

a plate of food on a bridge: From left: Petrina Tinslay; Alan Richardson/Courtesy of Momofuku Group

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From left: Petrina Tinslay; Alan Richardson/Courtesy of Momofuku Group

© From left: Petrina Tinslay; Alan Richardson/Courtesy of Momofuku Group
Momofuku Seiōbo in Sydney was recently named one of the World’s Best Restaurants by Travel + Leisure and Food & Wine. It’s worth planning a trip around — here’s what you should explore once you’re there.

When it’s time to relax over a

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Chinatown Is Springing Back to Life

a group of people sitting at a table: New outdoor dining on Mott Street offers cheery and semi-private tables.

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New outdoor dining on Mott Street offers cheery and semi-private tables.

In the middle of April, one month after the restaurant shutdown in the wake of the pandemic, Chinatown had reached its lowest ebb. Some customers had earlier abandoned this important shopping and dining district, based on an irrational fear that the virus would be arriving from China, when, as it turned out, it came here from Europe.

a close up of a busy city street: In April, Mott Street was a sorrowful sight.

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In April, Mott Street was a sorrowful sight.

Of the 300 or so restaurants in greater Chinatown, which incorporates parts of Two Bridges and the Lower East Side, only a handful remained open. Most retail shops and seafood, meat, and vegetable markets were closed as well. The neighborhood’s future seemed bleak.

But a month later, things began looking up. Restaurants gradually reopened for carryout and delivery, starting with those that peddled lap mei fan,

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Local Flavours: The Complete Guide to Riding in North Conway, New Hampshire

Local Flavours



Words, photos, & video by Brice Shirbach

Presented by Mt Washington Valley / State of NH / Ride NoCo

Note from the Author: This is a complete guide to riding your bicycle in North Conway, NH. It’s not an attempt to circumvent current restrictions or guidelines when it comes to travel within the United States. We’re currently in the midst of a still global pandemic, so while you may or may not be able to plan a trip here next week, the good news is that everything we’ve presented with this Local Flavours will still be relevant whenever it is appropriate to spend some time abroad. In the meantime enjoy the views, take some inspiration from what they’ve been cooking up, and please stay safe out there. These trails and rad people will definitely be ready for you

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Registration open for Tour de Redmond

This year, the annual event will encourage cyclists to shop local.

Courtesy photo/ Greater Redmond Transportation Association

Courtesy photo/ Greater Redmond Transportation Association

Some things never change, including the Redmond-wide effort to encourage more bicycle use in the summer with Tour de Redmond.

The annual community bike challenge this year focuses on encouraging local cyclists to ‘Bike Back to Redmond.’ The hope is residents will travel to support local businesses, according to organizer’s Greater Redmond Transportation Association.

The challenge offers points for each day a member of your team rides their bike, and can include up to 10 people per team. Those that receive the most points will receive different awards from local Redmond businesses, including $75, $125, and $200 gift cards.

There’s also a weekly photo scavenger hunt along four scenic trails for those wanting to do something different. The trails feature Redmond businesses, the new trails and new light rail.

Registration just opened for

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Veterans at Severn to close nightly for drainage work

Two westbound lanes of Veterans Memorial Boulevard at Severn Avenue will close nightly this week as work to improve drainage in the busy retail corridor continues.Councilmember Jennifer Van Vranken said the lanes will close at 9 p.m. starting Sunday so crews can connect new 5-foot-wide culverts laid under Severn from West Esplanade to the Veterans Canal. “We’re going to get that work done at night,” Van Vranken said. “If all goes well and the weather doesn’t delay us too much, the crossing at Veterans should be done by Friday morning of this week, the 14th.”Vranken said the cut in Veterans will be backfilled by 6 a.m. so that traffic can resume. She said the complete repair of Veterans will be done later in the project.The $11.6 million Severn Drainage Improvement Project is in the hands of contractor Command Construction LLC and engineer ECM Consultants LLC. It calls for repaving roads, … Read More


this hill-crushing electric bike is a winner

A sporty looking, hardtail Best electric mountain bike candidate built for distance and everyday use? That is what the Haibike Sduro Trekking has been built to deliver. Despite being fairly new to electric bikes, I simply had to call one in and put it through its paces for this review. As such, what follows is as much a review of electric bikes in general as it is the Haibike Sduro (also sometimes styled SDuro, sDuro or SDURO) specifically.

a bicycle parked in front of a brick building: Haibike Sduro Trekking review

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Haibike Sduro Trekking review

The Sduro Trekking is available to buy now from Haibike, and is available in a range of models and sizes. Prices start from £2,249.


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Before we get stuck in to the Haibike sDuro Trekking review proper, though, for those who are unfamiliar with the brand and the sorts of bikes it produces, it’s worth checking out this short official video:

Haibike Sduro

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Field Test: 2021 Specialized Epic – The Lightest & Slackest


Specialized Epic S-Works

Words by Sarah Moore, photography by Margus Riga
The Specialized Epic been rocketing around racecourses for almost twenty years and has World Cup, World Championship, and even Olympic hardware to its name. We last saw an update to the frame in late 2017 and now, three years later, we’ve seen another overhaul for what was supposed to be an Olympic year.

The new FACT 12m Epic S-Works carbon frame with Specialized’s Brain-controlled suspension is said to be over 100-grams lighter than its predecessor, and according to Specialized the size medium frame now weighs as just 1,869-grams. We can confirm that our complete medium test bike is the lightest here, weighing just 21.2lb with our Schwalbe control tires installed.

Specialized Epic S-Works Details

• Travel: 100mm rear / 100mm fork
• Carbon frame
• Wheel size: 29″
• Head Angle: 67.5°
• Seat Tube Angle:

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Ex-Giants Head Coach Tom Coughlin Was Hospitalized: Report


Ex-New York Giants head coach Tom Coughlin

Tom Coughlin, the two-time Super Bowl winning head coach of the New York Giants and more recently the Executive VP of the Jacksonville Jaguars suffered four fractured ribs, a slightly punctured lung, and needed stitches in his head following a bicycle accident last weekend in Jacksonville.

The report, coming from ESPN, proclaims that Coughlin, 73-years-old, originally went home after suffering his injuries, but was eventually convinced by his family to go to the hospital. Coughlin would spend the night at Baptist Health after undergoing X-rays and a CT scan.

Per Coughlin’s accounts, another man on a racing bike, “comes out of nowhere and clips the front of my bike.” ESPN added that Coughlin claimed he thought he was aware of his surroundings, until being blindsided.

Doctors have reportedly told Coughlin he will have an approximate four-to-six week recovery.

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Enginerding: How Are Seat Tube Angles Actually Measured & Why Does It Matter?

Words: Dan Roberts
Illustrations: Taj Mihelich

What is the seat tube angle?

Originally, the seat tube angle was one measurement along the axis of a bike’s physical seat tube to the horizontal, measured in degrees. On many hardtail, road and gravel bikes this is still the case, as we have one straight tube from top to bottom.

On a side note, as a hardtail goes through its fork travel, the seat tube angle gets steeper. On a suspension bike the seat tube angle gets slacker as you go through the bike’s travel. This is why hardtails can get away with seemingly slacker static angles in comparison to full suspension bikes.

Why do we have more than one on bikes?

As full suspension bikes became more popular, we had the problem of the wheel moving around and interfering with bits of the frame. Even with small diameter wheels and small amounts

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Fix your bike vouchers: The gear you need to cycle safely as new scheme launches

Whether you’re an experienced cyclist or have taken it up during lockdown, it’s important to ensure you’re equipped with the essentials to keep you safe.

From glasses that improve your visibility, high-vis jackets to make yourself known to drivers and other cyclists on the road or elbow pads to cushion a fall, we’ve created a shopping list for the must-haves.

As the weather in the UK can be temperamental, items you need, such as bike lights, will come in handy no matter what terrain you’re venturing onto.

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It’s an ideal way to catch up with friends or family, while getting some exercise in, all while easily adhering to social distancing measures.

Not to mention, it’s a good way

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