THE BEAM Corky rearview cycling mirror is a must for both commuters and serious cyclists

first_img– Advertisement – Conceptualized in France and manufactured in South Korea, THE BEAM Corky rearview cycling mirror makes pedaling along busy roads easier and safer. The Corky mirror ensures you don’t have to look over your shoulder to see approaching traffic from behind. Therefore, it can make completing interval sets easier because you can focus on the road ahead and the data targets on your cycling computer while staying in an optimal riding position. Attaching easily to your drop bars, this system helps you stay informed while keeping your eyes on the road. Simply cork your drop bars and open the cap to expose the mirror. Corky offers 360 degrees of rotation so you can view everything around you within a 100-meter range. Its sleek, aerodynamic design minimizes air resistance while open. When they’re not in use, close the lid to keep the mirrors safe. Choose between the Road or Urban bike versions.last_img read more

Nudgee development is just one block away from being sold out

first_imgNudgee Place is just one block away from being snapped up, after strong buyer demand has seen the community almost completed within just a couple of years.A development in Nudgee is just one block away from being snapped up, after strong buyer demand has seen the community almost completed within just a couple of years. NEXT GENERATION SUBURB CREATES BUYER BUZZ Konnect Group director and marketing agent Alexander Klibschon said the development was made up of two sites, what were once semirural properties, one a hobby farm, one a horse property“It took just one year for all 29 blocks, ranging in size from 418sq m to 1.2ha, in the first stage to sell and settle.“Sales and marketing commenced mid-2016 and 100 per cent were sold and settled by June 2017,” Mr Klibschon said.The second and final stage is just one block away from being completely sold and settled.“Sixty-six blocks, ranging in size from 405sq m to 3023sq m, went on sale in April 2017,” he said.“Sixty-five have sold and settled and just one is left for sale.” More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus17 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market17 hours agoFamilies have seen great value in Nudgee Place.Mr Klibschon said house and land packages started from the low $600,000’s and the highest house and land sale was $1,245,000, which was well under construction with completion due before Christmas.“Demand has been overwhelming as it represented phenomenal value.” >>FOLLOW EMILY BLACK ON FACEBOOK<< Mr Klibschon said both sites backed on to Nundah Creek and were surrounded by protected environmental zones and green open space.“Development involved rehabilitation and rejuvenation of 1.6ha of land for green space,” he said.“One hectare of turf was planted as well as over 74,000 natives, tubestock and mature.“Both stages have larger rural lots within them, maintaining a connection between smaller lot residential housing with surrounding larger rural use blocks.”Mr Klibschon attributed the community’s success to the proximity of Brisbane’s CBD, the fact that it had easy access to Gateway Motorway and was a short drive to Brisbane Airport.“It was also the proximity to major employment hubs — the airport and Port of Brisbane (AKA Australia TradeCoast), as well as having Australian Catholic University, Banyo Retail Centre, Nudgee Beach and local parks,” he said.“Roughly 75 per cent of sales to owner occupiers, mix of first home buyers, second and third home buyers, downsizers.”last_img read more

Lakers’ Nick Young cites nerves after early exit in 3-point contest

first_imgNEW ORLEANS >> Through the hot streaks and erratic slumps, Nick Young hardly ever seemed hesitant to shoot the basketball.But as he competed in the 3-point contest during All-Star weekend on Saturday at Smoothie King Center, Young soon encountered “first-time jitters” before falling out of the first round with a final score of 18. After he missed his first money ball on the first rack, Young said he “started thinking too much” before missing four out of five shots on the second rack. Despite making three out of five shots on the money back rack at the top of the key, Young contended he “should’ve stuck with my plan” to save the money-ball rack for the right corner. Though Young has shot a career-high 41.3 percent from 3-point range this season through suffocating defenses, he found the task of making open 3-pointers in 60 seconds more difficult.“It’s fun, but there’s a lot more pressure than people notice,” Young said. “You’re out there by yourself. The world is watching.” That left Young refusing initially to talk to his son because “I didn’t want to see the disappointment.” That also left Young determined to return to the NBA’s 3-point shooting contest in hopes to win at Staples Center. “I’ll be back. I’ll get the first one out the way,” Young said. “I got to come back. I didn’t have a chance to celebrate. They need me back.”Still, Young said he “had a blast” during All-Star weekend with his family. He also kept his sense of humor after tying for fourth place with Golden State’s Klay Thompson and finishing behind Houston’s Eric Gordon, Cleveland’s Kyrie Irving, Charlotte’s Kemba Walker.Young argued he and Thompson are on equal footing as outside shooters since they tied. Young jokingly said he “should’ve never listened” to teammate Jordan Clarkson for putting the money-ball rack at the top of the key. He also chimed in on Irving’s contention that the Earth is flat, saying, “I think the world could be — it just never ends.”Young also said he had shoot poorly out of an apparent way to conserve energy in subsequent rounds. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorcenter_img “They tricked me and said the first four advanced. I didn’t know it was top three,” Young said. “So I thought I was good.”Young also turned serious on what he hopes the Lakers (19-39) accomplish following the All-Star break.“Energy and playing together. We got to set the tone and try to get to 30 wins,” Young said. “Try to get 30-plus wins. We tried to get 20 (wins) before All-Star. That didn’t work. But we got to set more goals.”That includes himself.“Finish off strong and stay in the starting lineup,” Young said. “Still be here.”Young will soon find out if he can accomplish that feat at the trade deadline on Thursday. It might provide a consolation prize after the man who calls himself “Swaggy P” suddenly lost his mojo.“I was a little nervous, a little bit,” Young said. “Time went faster than I thought. It happens.”last_img read more