Bike riders love ‘new’ – new bikes, new kit and new products. But sometimes we find

Bike riders love ‘new’ – new bikes, new kit and new products. But sometimes we find a product that we like, that works for us, and we don’t really want to change things up, especially when it comes to personal aspects such as hydration.Asked to review another new hydration product not so long after I spent a month drinking a brand that I liked enough to take it to France on a recent trip for Bicycling Australia, I wondered…really? Can there be anything better than this? What could be different about PREPD? Then I spent some time chatting with Nathan Hocking and his team and learnt a thing or two about this new product. Namely, it isn’t a hydration drink, but actually a hydration enhancer. So that idea is very new. It meant I didn’t have to quit drinking the product I had decided was ‘my’ hydration drink. I could still have it, but add PREPD to my before and after exercise regime.The theory was that PREPD, which tastes like a very nice fruit smoothie (the mango and passionfruit Prime is taken six to 12 hours before training or racing while the equally as flavoursome strawberry and kiwi Recover is taken straight afterwards) works with other forms of hydration in my body (includin...

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TheDrive and its partners may earn a commission if you purchase a product through one of our links. Read more. Most drivers may have a well-stocked vehicle to handle emergency situations but can forget that the car itself can become something they need to escape. Although such a thought might sound scary, having the best car escape tool in the driver’s side door can save yourself as well as other people in your car in case of an accident. Here is our guide for the best escape tools.   Comes with a dual USB port charger. The razor-sharp blade cuts easily through a jammed seatbelt. Well-protected cutter prevents self-injuries.  It can work well under water. A non-slip easy-grip handle. Its low-force mechanism makes it safe for kids. The kit comes with a mounting bracket. There are some instances where seatbelts can become a huge obstacle to flee to safety. The best seat belt cutter will have a sharp blade that enables you to quickly cut through a jammed seatbelt. The blade of a seatbelt cutter is normally concealed for safety purposes. Some seatbelt cutters may come with a protective cap as an additional safety feature. Others have folding serrated blades, much like a pocket knif...

NASA Space Station On-Orbit Status 5 December 2019 – SpaceX Resupply Mission Launched

The SpaceX Dragon resupply ship is on its way to the International Space Station packed with science and supplies for the Expedition 61 crew. Russia’s Progress 74 cargo craft will soon follow the U.S. spaceship with a launch set for Friday morning. Dragon blasted off from Florida on Thursday at 12:29 p.m. EST carrying nearly three tons of cargo. Included in the space shipment are new science experiments such as the Confined Combustion study, Japan’s Hyperspectral Imager Suite (HISUI) and the AzTechSat-1 cubesat developed by Mexican students. Astronauts Luca Parmitano and Andrew Morgan will capture Dragon with the Canadarm2 robotic arm when it arrives Sunday at approximately 6 a.m. Robotics controllers on Earth will take over the Canadarm2 and remotely install Dragon to the Harmony module. Russia’s’ Progress 74 resupply rocket stands at its launch pad in Kazakhstan counting down to a Friday launch at 4:34 a.m. It will arrive Monday loaded with new station hardware and crew supplies. Cosmonauts Alexander Skvortsov and Oleg Skripochka will monitor the 74P’s automated docking to the Pirs docking compartment at 5:38 a.m. Back inside the orbiting lab, a ...

News Corp is a network of leading companies in the worlds of diversified media, news, education,

News Corp is a network of leading companies in the worlds of diversified media, news, education, and information services. While some may be looking for the latest high tech mini door way for their feline, a microchip flap is for you. Alternatively check out the four way cat flap, which is super effective but a more affordable option. Then there is the issue of finding one to fit the door, while some may have traditional open ones, others may need a cat flap for their sliding door. This article and featured products have been independently chosen by Sun journalists. It contains links which are ads, and if you click a link and buy a product we will earn revenue. SureFlap’s cat flap with microchip identification is a must have for those looking for a more high tech purchase. This creation is compatible with all microchips and RFID collar tags to recognise your four legged friend, and to stop any intruders from entering your home. The Cat Mate is perfect for extra security as it has a four way lock system so you can keep tabs on your tabby at all hours. PetSafe has catered for everyone’s needs with their magnetic cat flap, which will let your furry friend in and keep a...

Royal Dutch Shell Plc 18.5% Potential Upside Indicated by Oddo

Royal Dutch Shell Plc with EPIC/TICKER (LON:RDSA) has had its stock rating noted as ‘Retains’ with the recommendation being set at ‘BUY’ this morning by analysts at Oddo. Royal Dutch Shell Plc are listed in the Oil & Gas sector within UK Main Market. Oddo have set their target price at 2650 GBX on its stock. This is indicating the analyst believes there is a potential upside of 18.5% from the opening price of 2237 GBX. Over the last 30 and 90 trading days the company share price has decreased 68 points and decreased 150.5 points respectively. The 1 year high for the share price is 2811.38 GBX while the 52 week low is 2209.5 GBX. Royal Dutch Shell Plc has a 50 day moving average of 2,328.28 GBX and a 200 Day Moving Average share price is recorded at 2,437.39. There are currently 4,216,590,929 shares in issue with the average daily volume traded being 8,222,164. Market capitalisation for LON:RDSA is £206,589,801,699 GBP. Needle Ball Bearing, Needle Bearing Inner Ring, Needle Cage – Ziguang,https://www.cnzig.com/

Gwyneth Paltrow Surprised by Various Goop Products on Kimmel

Gwyneth Paltrow famously doesn’t know stuff she should probably know. She doesn’t seem to know who her Marvel co-stars are, despite having worked with them for over a decade; she didn’t know she was in Spider-Man: Homecoming (she has yet to see the film); she definitely doesn’t know what the Cut is; and, apparently, she’s a little rusty on the products sold by her wellness empire, Goop. In an interview last night on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Paltrow was asked about a handful of Goop products, most of which she had almost definitely never seen in her life. Aside from Martini-scented bath salts (“so heaven”), she offered only tentative talking points on Goop’s various dildo offerings but seemed completely unfamiliar with the Bart Simpson–shaped vibrator Kimmel brought out. Likewise, she was unable to explain why the company sold a water bottle containing a massive amethyst, or bottles of camel milk. “There’s a lot of alternative milk on the market,” she told Kimmel, referencing a Goop article about “#altmilk.” “Apparently it’s really from camel …” she said, squinting at the jug. “They purport to have more vitamins.” All of the products have been featured on Goop’s website and in its va...

Zacks.com featured highlights include: NVR, MEDIFAST, BMC Stock, Universal Forest Products and EMCOR

Chicago, IL – September 20, 2019 – Stocks in this week’s article are NVR Inc. NVR, MEDIFAST Inc. MED, BMC Stock Holdings Inc. BMCH, Universal Forest Products Inc. UFPI and EMCOR Group Inc. EME. Return on equity (ROE) can be considered one of the most reliable metrics for investors. That said, we would like to note that the basic ROE calculation doesn’t always tell the complete story and an investor might get misled by picking stocks based on this number. Thus, taking a step beyond the basic ROE and analyzing it at an advanced level or applying the DuPont technique seems to be an intriguing idea. The DuPont analysis allows investors to evaluate the elements that drive any change in ROE. It helps investors distinguish companies with higher margins from those having a high turnover. In fact, it also focuses on the company’s leverage status. A lofty ROE could be due to the overuse of debt. If this is the case, the strength of a company is in question if it has a high debt load. This is where DuPont analysis wins while picking the better stock. Investors can simply do this analysis by taking a look at the company’s financials. However, looking at the financial statements of eac...

Essential Golf Gear for Beginners: Everything You Need to Hit the Green

This story was written in collaboration with Forbes Finds. Forbes Finds covers products and experiences we think you’ll love. Featured products are independently selected and linked to for your convenience. If you buy something using a link on this page, Forbes may receive a small share of that sale. Assuming you already have a set of clubs, what else do you need to be prepared for the first tee? Here are some of the must-have items that will make your next (or first) golf round a lot more comfortable. Obviously you need golf balls. But which ones? You can’t go wrong with models from the major brands. But you really want to pick the model that best fits your game and your goals. Read the packaging and see what each ball strives to do, with respect to performance. For instance, Callaway’s Chrome Soft Truvis is for golfers seeking the softest feel, best forgiveness and straight ball flight. Its spherical sister, the Chrome Soft X Truvis, is for those wanting soft feel, high forgiveness and workable ball flight. My suggestion: Buy a sleeve of each and see which works best for your game. Both of these models sport a Graphene-infused dual core for lower compression, high launch, lot...

Chef demos, weekly themes featured at this year’s Elgin Farmers Market

  People peruse the tents as Elgin Farmers Market opened for 2019 on Friday afternoon along South Grove Avenue. Patrick Kunzer | Staff Photographer This year’s expanded Farmers Market in downtown Elgin will feature chef demos and weekly themes centered around dogs, arts and crafts, biking, yoga, books and more. The market organized by the Downtown Neighborhood Association of Elgin started Friday and will offer a variety of products throughout the season, including fresh fruit, vegetables, eggs, fish, meat, honey handmade crafts, pet products and body care items. It will take place 3 to 7 p.m. Fridays, rain or shine, through Oct. 4 along South Grove Avenue, between DuPage Court and Fulton Street, and along DuPage Court. About 50 vendors have signed up so far, market manager Christina Gonzales said. About 30 came Friday and more will show up as produce grows, she said. “I was amazed by the variety of vendors. There were lots and lots of people there,” resident Danise Habun said. “It was just a nice, relaxing, beautiful afternoon.” There are several new vendors this year, including Surpassing Suburbia, a local farmer offering mushrooms and ready-to-gr...