Motorcycles FRAMEGATE... Or How Sergio Higuita Livened Up a Dull Winter’s News Cycle
As suits in autumn 2021 as a sound-in-sound look to the fashion trend,
sound in tone: color harmony facilitates the combination question and makes monochrome looks appear particularly balanced. In particular, the trouser suit is carried in the fall of 2021 in the holistic sound and supplemented by layering looks - consisting of coats, blouses and tops - supplemented. After long months in leasure and sportswear, tailoring is now attributed more importance through the gradual return to the Office.
Just when things got quiet... the cycling world sprung to life with the exciting news that a rider had been FIRED! See if you can spot the issue. Here is EF Nippo rider Sergio Higuita performing his day job in a professional manner.
He rides a Cannondale. EF ride Cannondales. [And Vision wheels, the racer brand from FSA.] He’s an EF rider, which means even when he isn’t riding for EF, he’s riding Cannondales. And Visions.
Until he isn’t. Here is Higuita spotted over the weekend, riding in a grand fondo sponsored by his EF mate and countryman Rigoberto Uran, which made the social media rounds as a fine example of how pro cyclists are nothing like us, even those of us who think we are pretty handy on a road bike...
"Copper Cream Hair": The new trend hair color is the perfect change for autumn
"Copper Cream Hair" is the trend hair color in autumn 2021 © Getty Images & The trend hair color "Copper Cream Hair" for the Fall 2021 However, is not any copper tone, but a mixture of very bright copper, caramel and some gold blond. It seems extremely natural, almost creamy and gives thanks to individual shades luminous reflexes. & "Copper Cream Hair": Who is this trend hair color? Often we see copper tones especially to people with pale skin and bright eyes.
A diferença dos WORLDTOUR para os demais ciclistas.— País do Ciclismo (@DoCiclismo) e
Here is another fan view, or helmet cam, or whatever...
Ah, pois é— País do Ciclismo (@DoCiclismo)
Video: McCalla teen wins buckles at international rodeo finals (WVTM 13 Birmingham)
Aw, that’s a nice view of the new frame colors, kitted out for the Bora Hansgrohe team he will be joining after the holidays. Wait... WHAT?!
Yes, Higuita decided to switch bikes. From Cannondale to Specialized. This caused EF to summarily fire him from his contract with seven weeks remaining on it, basically cutting off his last few paychecks for violating essentially Rule #1. Don’t ride a completely different bike from that of our sponsors, with no attempt to even hide it. And when it comes to Cannondale (or presumably Trek too), there’s rule #1A1A1A(x a million) — don’t ride a fucking Specialized.
fashion trend: The leather culotte of C & A moves in the winter 2021 immediately in our wardrobe an
What have a day in the office, a wild party night and a dinner event together? You can wear a leather pants to all these occasions and is therefore perfectly attracted. Leder pants can look great with the right styling namely super chic or properly edgy. High time, so to give you the fashion trend for the winter 2021. The model of C & A leather imitation is already available for under 30 euros.
Cyclists getting crosswise with their sponsors is one of those endlessly fun subjects to probe. Remember this article, where theat the Tour de France this past June spotting prototypes, unbranded wheels, and some that had been re-labeled to look like the sponsor’s wheels even though they weren’t? It was the latest in a decades-long discussion as to whether riders are actually riding what they appear to be riding.
It’s a basic dilemma in the sport: at this level, people are given their bikes and components and clothing and water bottles for free, and doesn’t that sound super awesome? Sure, to a mere mortal, but pro athletes aren’t like us, and quite a lot of them are perfectionists. From Auston Matthews choosing his stick, to Corey Seager breaking in his glove, to Marshawn Lynch picking out the candy for his post-touchdown snack, to newly-minted Yokozuna Terunofuji getting the knees wrapped juuuuust right... athletes know what makes them feel most comfortable, most primed to succeed, and won’t accept anything else as a replacement if it draws their attention away for even a moment.
The monogram is the elegant alternative to the logo - via a fashion trend for the winter 2021
with the current autumn / winter collection 2021/22 Versace is a bit more approached, to the large traditional fashion houses such as Louis Vuitton, Christian Dior, Gucci and Fendi. Because Versace has not been reserved so far, which was the big, eye-catching logos , but its own monogram like the others did not have the Italian fashion house yet.
And since this is cycling, you can imagine that perfectionism is taken to ridiculous extremes. We are talking about a sport with espresso machines in the team buses. These are people who are used to being pampered, albeit in between doing unthinkably hard things in terrible conditions for absurd amounts of time. So who better to look that gift horse in the mouth and say “how dare you suggest I ride those wheels?!?” They want what they want, and if the current sponsor won’t give it to them... well, there is usually an easy fix. The right stickers.
Riders have had their preferred gear re-labeled as the correct gear for eons. The most notable example back here in the US were the Huffy bikes ridden by team 7-Eleven back in the 80s. Huffy had no cachet in the racing world at all — they just made forgettable kids bikes here — and it seemed like a bizarre joke to watch the first American team in the Tour de France on bikes that didn’t seem to exist. Sure enough, they were custom-built Serotta frames with “Huffy” stickers slapped all over them. There are a million stories like this. Nestle into the couch at any coffee shop where some ex-World Tour riders have stopped for a break from their ride and I’m sure you can solicit all kinds of funny stories to this effect.
White sneaker: so combines Dakota Johnson the fashion trend in winter 2021
© Getty Images White sneaker as a fashion trend in winter 2021? Yes, but absolutely! Dakota Johnson shows how the combination of the shoes work properly Hollywood is just warm. Although the Golden Globes and the Oscars are awarded as the most important movie prices in the industry only in the new year, but already the award-winning phase is going on. The prelude marked the Gotham Awards, which took place on 29 November.
That’s an extreme example of a sponsor playing along with the charade, but it undoubtedly gets much dicier in the more common situation where a sponsor who actually makes World Tour-quality equipment delivers that equipment, expecting it to be ridden in the race, only to be confronted with a rider who has the inclination and the heft to say he would like to ride something else. These scenarios range from situations where the gear appears to be up to snuff but is still in some way inferior to the competition, to instances where the rider has been given exactly what he needs but just likes something else. It’s hard for me, from my comfortable distance, to say exactly what goes on behind the scenes for an equipment manager or DS to finally say “OK, FINE, goddammit... just strip off the labels and put these stickers on it!” But it happens. Even at the 2021 Tour.
All of this is essentially a Shakespearean drama playing out in miniature over and over again. Producers have their own power relationship with us, the buyers, which comes down to whether their stuff is good, or at least whether they can make us think it is. I have to have Greg LeMond’s Look Pedals! is a thing I very surely once said, and I bought them, and it did me not very much good. But they had their power over me, while LeMond had his power over Look. I wasn’t running out to buy Thierry Claveyrolat’s pedals, was I? [No, I was not.] But it’s a multi-way street, because cycling teams are notoriously shoestring operations, and that sponsor cash and gear keeps the espresso machine turned on in the team bus. They are, in effect, the fulcrum, balancing the power of their riders in exchange for sponsorship and haranguing the riders to remember who pays the bills so could they please just use the sponsors’ gear?
Clever Winter Trend: The Perfect 3-in-1 Parka of H & M
We all know the Struggle: The wallet is empty, our shopping cart with online shopping for it all the full. Especially in the Winter are often even more pieces on the Wishlist , after all, it is cold and the Zwiebellook is our best friend. We need Rollis, Hoodies, Cardigans , West, Jackets, Coats and and and - that can be expensive.
Nobody is saying very much, but for Higuita to be summarily fired on the spot seems like a shocking development. There may be a few things at play:
- Higuita is leaving the team, so who cares? His power in the above equation dropped to something approximating zero once he signed with Bora. So if his contract says that he has to ride Cannondales thru December 31, 2021, then goddammit he’s riding Cannondales thru December 31, 2021.
- Hey, boss, I just figured out how to save $75,000! [Or whatever his remaining pay is.]
- It’s about respect. You can ride around your town on the new bike, but did you have to do it at a public event? One run under the name of Rigo Uran, who was and will continue to be EF’s biggest name rider?
- Something happened behind the scenes that set him off. [Rubbing hands gleefully between blog sentences.] Unfortunately we have no idea what that is or if there is anything at all. But maybe!
- The last guess I can offer is that this comes down to something along the lines of “We might have overlooked it if you borrowed your cousin’s Serotta, but a SPECIALIZED?!?!?” This feels like David Ortiz playing a spring training game in a Yankees cap. There are lines you shouldn’t cross, and then there are some lines which are guarded by armed soldiers on both sides with orders to shoot to kill anyone attempting to cross. Higuita wandered — knowingly, I am sure — into the demilitarized zone of cycling, sprinting over the 38th parallel in a show of force to those weekend warriors clinging to the Colombian hillside Sunday. That they gunned him down (contractually speaking) should be of no surprise. He gave them no choice. Specialized are in business to make bikes, not friends, as plenty of people in the bike industry will tell you. But that’s all I can say, because I don’t want to get a cease-and-desist letter. [Cannondale may have their moments too, but at least they didn’t once try to copyright the name of a town in France whose name appears on 16th century Mercator maps.]
And that’s your tempest in a teapot for today. In other news, I am informed that Adam (Right) Yates finished the Barcelona Marathon today in under three hours. Cyclists are amazing endurance athletes, but there are a limited number of muscles doing the work compared to a runner. So for Yates to do this suggests he’s just an extraordinary athlete, and that his price in next year’s FSA Directeur Sportif needs to be raised a few more points.
Spike Toe Boots: This winter shoe trend love all women! .
This winter conquers a very specific shoe trend The hearts of all women: The Spike Toe Boots solve Chunky Boots, Sockboots & Co.! © Edward Berthelot / GettyImages Spike Toe Boots: This winter shoe trend love all women! Which winter shoe love the fashion-conscious ladies in this winter? We have extended our trend detector and do not come past a very specific shoe: the spike toe boots! What is special about this boat variant and how can you best style it? snow boots: These boots bring us warm and