The Water Festival

ImageThe Water Festival is the New Year’s celebrations that take place in Southeast Asian countries such as Burma, Cambodia, Laos, and Thailand as well as Yunnan, China. It is called the ‘Water Festival’ by Westerners because people splash / pour water at one another as part of the cleansing ritual to welcome the new year. Traditionally people gently sprinkled water on one another as a sign of respect, but as the New Year falls during the hottest month in South East Asia, many people end up dousing strangers and passersby in vehicles in boisterous celebration. The act of pouring water is also a show of blessings and good wishes. It is believed that on this Water Festival, everything old must be thrown away, or it will bring the owner bad luck.

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Cycling is something the whole family can enjoy

 

ImageCycling is something that really is easy, simple and a lot of fun, cycling gives us freedom and independence to get around. I am sure most of us played on bikes when we were growing up, and we can all remember how much fun it was, so you don’t need to wait until your kids are old enough to ride themselves to start enjoying the benefits of cycling as a family, it’s easier to learn to cycle when they’re young and it’s a life skill that kids will have forever. Whether it’s a day-to-day activity, or an occasional adventure, is a great way to help keep you and the rest of the family healthy.

Getting on our bikes more often can help us on the way to making the small changes that can bring short and long term benefits to your health, the environment and your purse.

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Super Road Bikes For 2014

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Lamborghini

What if you’ve always coveted a Lamborghini, but can’t stand the idea of owning one? Those V10 and V12 engines aren’t very environmentally friendly, and luckily, Lamborghini has a solution. The latest Lamborghini is compact, lightweight, and easy to park. It’s also a bicycle. It costs 25,000 euros, or about $32,000 

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Diamondback Century Line

The Century line is designed for riders who want a comfortable position on long rides. The line includes both aluminum and carbon models, with prices starting at $700 for a Shimano Sora-equipped aluminum frame. The top-of-the-line Century 5 Carbon Di2 costs $4,000 with the electronic Ultegra group.

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Felt AR

The new AR bikes have revised shapes that the company says lets them incur even less aerodynamic drag. The updated models also come with a new reversible seatpost design that lets riders easily convert their bike for a triathlon or time trial with clip-on aero bars. This accessible version, the AR 5, costs $2,500. The high-end AR FRD Di2 comes complete with Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 components and Zipp 404 wheels, and costs $12,500.

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 Pinarello Dogma K Hydro

The Dogma K is built for riders who want the speed of the Tour de France-winning Dogma, but prefer a slightly more comfortable position and some additional damping. For 2014, the platform is available in a disc-brake version for added stopping power that will let you get the most out of your favorite descents. The bike will be sold only as a frameset in the United States and will cost $5,300.

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Wilier Cento 1 Air
This new aero road model from Italian builder Wilier is designed to let you slip through the wind.  A frame module that includes a fork, seatpost, headset, and bottom bracket costs $4,000. Spend $5,000, and you get a complete bike with either Shimano Ultegra Di2 or a mix of Dura-Ace and Ultegra mechanical components.

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