first_img The Beauty and the Beast and Jane Eyre alum will perform a program of beloved Christmas and holiday songs. The evening will also include a roster of surprise guest stars. Barbour’s 2012 guests included Nicolette Robinson and Leslie Odom, Jr. Although it’s his first time bringing the evening to 54 Below, the actor has performed his holiday concert at Sardi’s, Bill’s 1890 Restaurant and Cafe, the Spanish Hills Country Club in Camarillo, CA, and the Coterie in Hollywood, CA. Barbour’s additional Broadway credits include Carousel, Cyrano the Musical, Urinetown, Assassins and A Tale of Two Cities. His film and TV appearances include Houdini, Alchemy, Eight Crazy Nights and Ed. When the weather outside gets frightful, head to warm and toasty theater hot-spot 54 Below for some Christmas cheer! James Barbour will bring his annual holiday concert series to the underground performance venue on December 7 and 12. View Comments Related Shows James Barbour: The Holiday Concert Show Closed This production ended its run on Dec. 12, 2013last_img read more

first_imgHEALTH CAREMCAFEE U.S. ARMY HEALTH CLINIC575-674-3500www.facebook.com/McAfeeUSAHCHealth Clinic Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday; 1 to 5 p.m. Thursday.Occupational Health (OH) Clinic: 7:30 to 4:30 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday; 1 to 4:30 p.m. Thursday.Pharmacy: 8 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4:45 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday; 1 to 4:45 p.m. Thursday. (Please call for refills: 575-678-7009 Please expect 2 days to refill, so plan in advance)McAfee Dental Clinic: 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday and Wednesday (active duty only) 575-674-3597. Dental services on Tuesday, Thursday or Friday, are provided at William Beaumont Army Medical Center.Our ServicesAmbulance services are available 24/7. Ambulance services can be activated by calling 575-678-1234 (on your cell phone) or through the 911 system (from a landline).McAfee U.S. Army Health provides healthcare services on an appointment basis to all Tricare enrolled eligible beneficiaries within the White Sands Missile Range community and surrounding areas. McAfee provides outpatient healthcare, pharmacy, occupational health, Industrial Hygiene, Behavioral Health/social work services, well-woman exams, laboratory, radiology, and immunizations. Limited services are offered for pediatrics, optometry and physical therapy services (call for availability).Referrals to specialty care are made by the Primary Care Provider. Patients can follow up on their referrals by contacting Referral Management at 915-742-2273, option 3. Specialty appointments are booked through William Beaumont Army Medical Center (WBAMC) or a civilian network provider. To book an appointment at WBAMC, call 915-742-2273.Occupational Health and Industrial Hygiene are available for occupational health-related injuries and complaints, pre-employment screenings and Personnel Reliability Program monitoring. For more on either the hours or capabilities of these sections, please call our front desk team members at 575-674-3500.Nurse Advice Line (NAL): TRICARE beneficiaries can call the Nurse Advice Line (NAL) at 800-874-2273 (Option 1), 24/7, for professional medical advice from registered nurses available to answer a variety of urgent healthcare questions. NAL is available at no cost to beneficiaries and helps callers make informed decisions about self-care at home or when to see a health care provider. The NAL registered nurses ask a series of questions about a caller’s specific concerns to advise when and how to seek care for an urgent problem or give instruction on self-care at home. Also, if your child is ill, the Nurse Advice Line routes your call to a nurse who has special pediatric training. For quality and safety purposes, you will be asked to have your child present for the call so the nurse can perform an accurate assessment. If you want a follow-up call, the Nurse Advice Line calls you back to check on your child.Healthcare Portal/Tricare online: You must register to use this secure message management service. It is a way to request appointments and medication renewals, send a message to the clinic nurse or your Primary Care Manager, and to review your health record. The clinic is also able to communicate with enrollees to send important information, such as clinic closures or updates on your healthcare.Emergencies: 911 (from a landline) or 575-678-1234 (from a cell phone)Appointments: 575-674-3500 or online through Tricare onlineNurse Advice Line: 800-874-2273 (Option 1)Office of the Commander: 575-674-3600Immunizations: 575-674-3500Industrial Hygiene: 575-674-3518Medical Records Fax: 915-742-7459Occupational Health: 575-674-3500Pharmacy Prescription Refill Line: 575-678-7009Preventive Medicine: 575-674-3520Behavioral Health Services: 575-674-3500 Clinic information is also available at our Face-book page: www.facebook.com/McAfeeUSAHC. Please LIKE our facebook page.DENTAL SERVICESDental services are provided to all active-duty personnel.Dental clinic appointments: 575-674-3597Dental emergencies: 510-825-2608INSPECTOR GENERAL575-678-3902The inspector general is a confidential fact-finder for the commander and advises him on all matters affecting mission performance, discipline, morale, esprit de corps, readiness and economy. The inspector general office provides support to all military personnel, family members, DOD civilians, retirees, contractors and anyone having an issue with the U.S. Army. The office is a full-service inspector general office, providing all four inspector general functions: assistance; inquiries and investigations; inspections; and teach and train. Anyone wishing to discuss an issue with or request assistance from the inspector general can do so confidentially and without fear of reprisal. The office of the inspector general is in Building 124 and open during regular duty hours. For more information, visit www.wsmr.army.mil/Pages/InspectorGeneral.aspx.LEGAL SERVICES575-678-1263The legal assistance section of the Office of the Staff Judge Advocate provides legal services to the community. Fully qualified practicing legal assistance attorneys provide confidential advice and other assistance. Services are available to active-duty and retired personnel of all services and their family members. Professional legal assistance services include legal advice and related services concerning the laws of marriage, divorce, adoption, immigration, change in name, civil damage actions, wills and estates to mention a few. The claims department is responsible for claims filed against the Army within the state of New Mexico. It routinely processes tort claims.The Office of the Staff Judge Advocate is in Building 124, Room 108. Appointments for legal assistance problems are required. Powers of attorney and notary public service are provided on a walk-in basis. It is helpful to call the office beforehand to ensure you bring all documents relating to legal problems. There is no charge for any of the services.To file a personal property claim, go to https://www.jagcnet.army.mil/Pclaims to find more information on how to file a claim (to include the trifold on the A, B, Cs of Claims) or call the Center at 502-626-3000 or DSN 536-3000 with questions. You also can email the CPCS at usarmy.knox.hqda-otjag.mbx.cpcs@mail.mil.LEISURE TICKET SERVICES (LTS)575-678-4134Want to take the family on vacation? Want to act like a kid again at Disneyland? Want discounted tickets to local attractions such as El Paso’s Wet and Wild or Western Playland? The Leisure Ticket Service office is the place to go. Located in Building 1338 Ripley Street, the LTS office carries discounted tickets to major amusement parks and select hotels. The LTS office also offers Allen Theater Movie passes at discounted prices which allow you to see the latest movies. The LTS office also offers military promotional Disneyland and Disney World tickets.Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, closed Saturday, Sunday and holidays.LIBRARY575-678-5820The Post Library serves the educational, recreational and technical needs of the WSMR community with diverse materials, services and programs. Located in Building 465, the library offers over 25,000 books, DVDs and video games as well as 24/7 access to digital magazines, eBooks, eAudiobooks and online learning resources. Programs for children, adults and the whole family are offered monthly, and access to MakerSpace stations is available during normal hours. Computers with CAC readers, Wi-Fi, printing, copying, faxing and scan-to-email services are available and free.Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Closed Sunday and holidays.MILITARY PERSONNEL SERVICES575-678-7645The Military Personnel Services Division is in Building 465. The office provides military personnel manning functions for all military on the installation. It provides assistance on military personnel requirements, authorizations, readiness and strength management. A wide range of personnel service support is available, which includes personnel records, military awards, evaluations, identification cards, retirement services, in- and out-processing and mobilization processing, as well as liaison with the Fort Bliss Soldier for Life – Transition Assistance Program (SFL-TAP) and Casualty Assistance Center.Hours: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday.MUSEUM575-678-2250Exhibits and displays at the museum explore the evolution of testing at White Sands since 1945 and also provide a window on the prehistory of the region, early pioneering efforts, mining and the Frontier Army’s contributions to the settlement of southern New Mexico. Located just inside the Las Cruces Gate in Building 200, the museum complex includes a building housing a restored V-2 and displays relating to early work with the system at WSMR. The outdoor missile park beside the museum contains examples of the rockets and missiles tested on the range, from the Loon to the Pershing II and Patriot. The park is open from dawn to dusk daily. For more information, see www.wsmr-history.org.Hours: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, closed Sunday, Monday and holidays.OUTDOOR RECREATION575-678-1713www.wsmrmwr.comThe Outdoor Recreation facility is in Building 1338 on Ripley Street. The facility offers a large variety of camping equipment from tents to campers and just about anything else you might need for that memorable camping trip. There is also a variety of open and enclosed utility trailers available to make your move a little easier.Planning a party and need a place to have it? How about the ACOE Lodge and Pavilion at Volunteer Park? Outdoor Recreation is Responsible for the lodge and can book your party or event. You can even rent a dunk tank or jumping balloon for a small fee.Outdoor Recreation has a well-stocked retail area where you can purchase all of your firearm cleaning supplies, camping accessories, knives and other items. Outdoor Recreation also sells firearms and does FFL transfers.Outdoor Recreation is responsible for the skeet and trap ranges. This facility is available on a reservation basis for four or more shooters. The small arms range is available through Outdoor Recreation on Saturdays only.Need a place to ride your dirt bike or ATV, then stop by Outdoor Recreation and get the scoop on where to go. For those of you who have family coming to the area, how about having them stay at the Travel Camp Area at Volunteer Park? There are eight full hook-up sites available as well as four electric-only sites. Call Outdoor Recreation for reservations or more information.Need storage for your vehicle or personal property? Outdoor Recreation is the place to call. Outdoor Recreation also offers special programs that include mountain and road bike rides, hikes and road trips to various areas in New Mexico and the surrounding areas. Outdoor Recreation can also help active duty, military retirees and DoD civilians list their vehicles for the POV Resale Lot on post.Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, closed Sunday and holidays.last_img read more

first_imgDorms for unaccompanied Airmen are single units with shared bathrooms. There are five facilities with a total of 627 furnished rooms for Airmen E-1 to E-4 with less than three years of service. There are no facilities for single officers on Whiteman AFB. Please contact an Airmen dorm leader for further information.Commercial 660-687-5662DSN 975-5662last_img

first_imgThe base-wide speed limit is 25 MPH unless posted otherwise.Traffic accidents, moving and parking violations may result in suspension or revocation actions and traffic point assessments involving military and DOD civilian personnel, their family members and other personnel operating motor vehicles on a military installation.FINES:10-14 MPH $113.00 4 points14-20 MPH $123.00 5 points20 MPH COURT 6 pointslast_img

first_imgSCHOOL LIAISON OFFICERLocated in Building 1, the School Liaison Officer (SLO) serves as the primary link between schools, Commanders and military parents pertaining to K-12 educational issues. The job of the SLO involves informing and linking military families to the resources and information needed to maximize educational opportunities to ensure academic success for all military children.Navy SLO education professionals work closely with school administrators to foster a positive and mutually beneficial relationship between schools and the military community, all for the sake of the military child. Contact the Naval Station Mayport SLO at 904-270-6289, ext. 1305.CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTERSAt Naval Station Mayport, providing quality child care to the Navy’s “smallest” fleet is a top priority. The staff of the Child Development Center (CDC) believes that each child is an individual of great worth and that each day of a child’s life leads toward the growth and development of a healthy, intelligent and contributing member of society.The CDC program is based on the National Association for the Education of Young Children’s guidelines on Developmentally Appropriate Practice in Early Childhood Programs. We strive to meet the needs of and promote the physical, social, emotional and cognitive development of the children, while responding to the needs of the family. The caregivers in the children’s classroom are trained to implement a developmentally appropriate plan for your child. A weekly curriculum plan will be posted in each classroom so that you will know what to expect for your child daily.Activities that your child will be given the opportunity to participate in include: creative art; music; fine and gross motor development; sand and water play; songs and finger plays; story times; promotion of a positive self-image; readiness skills for math, reading and writing; dramatic play; and many activities to promote positive social skills. The children have a great deal of freedom in selecting from many different activities in which there are no right or wrong answers. All children, regardless of the program (i.e., full-time, drop-in, Florida’s Voluntary Prekindergarten program) will have the same opportunities to engage in the various activities while they are at the center. We will strive to encourage, challenge and assist each child to grow as fast and as far as possible by meeting the needs of each child and building a positive self-concept and sense of control over one’s own identity. The child care program is accredited by the National Academy of Early Childhood Programs. The academy administers a national, voluntary, professionally sponsored accreditation system for all types of schools and child care centers. The academy is a division of the National Association for the Education of Young Children, the nation’s largest organization of early childhood educators.The status of the sponsor determines eligibility of children to enroll in Navy Child Development Programs. Eligibility is based on the parent who has physical custody of the child. Family types and priorities include:Active-duty single parents with custody and active-duty dual military parents. This priority includes all services, Coast Guard, reservists on active duty and reservists in training who fall into this family type. Additional categories of children who fall into the top-priority status are:Wounded Warriors.Fallen Warriors.Individual Augmentees (IA).Ombudsmen (performing official duties). All other active-duty personnel with a full-time working spouse or spouse who is a full-time student. This priority includes all services, Coast Guard, reservists on active duty and reservists in training who fall into this family type. Children of CNRSE Navy Child and Youth Program employees will fall into this category if the employee has been employed by that program for a minimum of six continuous months. Child Development Home Care providers do not qualify for care in CDCs except in emergencies. An exception may be made to allow Child Development Home Care providers’ children to attend state-funded prekindergarten classes in the CDC.Installation DOD civilian personnel paid from appropriated or nonappropriated funds — single, with a full-time working spouse or with a full-time student spouse. CYP employees may be part-time or flexible; other DOD civilians must be employed on full-time basis to be eligible for full-time spaces. Flexible and part-time CYP employees as well as part-time DOD may use hourly care.Full-time installation DOD contract employees, as applicable — single, with a full-time working spouse or with a full-time student spouse.Other active-duty and civilian employees. If the need for all care for the previous priorities has been met, child care may be supported for other active-duty and civilian personnel, i.e., those with a nonworking spouse. If the spouse is unemployed at enrollment or becomes unemployed and the program has a waitlist of eligible patrons needing child care, the family will be given 90 days to secure new employment to maintain care.Military retirees’ children are only eligible for care in CYP programs when a specific written waiver citing the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) of 2000, Sec. 1799, has been approved by CNIC CYP.STAFF TO CHILD RATIOS0 to 12 months 1 adult to 4 children12 to 24 months 1 adult to 5 children24 to 36 months 1 adult to 7 children36-plus months 1 adult to 12 childrenNavy staffing ratios are based on current philosophies of developmentally appropriate practice. These limits will not be exceeded. These regulations are necessary to ensure a safe and healthy environment with ample supervision. The Child Development Center staff members are trained in each area of developmental care as well as in basic first aid and CPR.Florida’s Voluntary Prekindergarten (VPK) program follows the Duval County School Calendar. Voluntary Prekindergarten is a free, voluntary and high-quality entitlement program for all children who are 4 on or before Sept. 1 of the school year and reside in Florida. The mission of VPK is to prepare children for kindergarten with an emphasis on early literacy and oral language skills.Sometimes, child care is not immediately available because of waiting lists. In order to give parents the best service possible, MWR certifies Child Development Home Care providers. For information, call 904-247-7740.Hours of OperationBuilding 2287 904-241-4507Building 1960 904-247-77405 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, closed federal holidaysVPK Only, Building 2287 — Off BaseMorning Session: 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Monday through Friday*There is a fee for wrap-around care 5 to 8:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday.Should you need the use of the center on a drop-in basis, reservations can be made at either location. Both Building 2287 and Building 1960 serve infants through children 5 years of age. Drop-in services are offered on a daily space-available basis. Meal service is provided to all of the children in the CDC. If your child is in a CDC during mealtime, he or she will be served. The CDCs operate under the guidance of the USDA Food Program, and appropriate portions are served in accordance with the age of the child and various food groups. We hope that your child enjoys his or her stay at the CDC and that you will be pleased with the services offered. Remember that you are invited to tour the facilities or visit your child at any time during the day. If you have any questions concerning the CDC, please call us at 904-247-7740.last_img read more

first_imgThe appearance of U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) visual information does not imply or constitute DoD endorsement. IntroductionMoving to a new post has many challenges and you may feel overwhelmed when it comes to school choices. The good thing is Fort Meade has a lot of options. Talk to your Fort Meade School Liaison Officer for help in choosing the right school for your child. It’s very important to plan ahead and consider the following prior to focusing your search among the public, charter, magnet, and private schools available.What are your child’s specific learning needs (this could include subject material and level of academic difficulty)?What learning style is best for your child? Big classes and more social diversity or smaller focused classes with teachers?What are the non-academic offerings such as arts and afterschool sports programs, etc.?What are the practical needs for you and your family? Other children’s schools, spouses’ schedules, etc? Many public schools offer public transportation, so be sure to ask about it!Suggested Read: Fort Meade Maryland: In-Depth Welcome CenterCOVID-19 NoticeDue to the ongoing novel coronavirus pandemic, many schools and other services may be temporarily altered or unavailable. Check individual websites for current statuses and health procedures.Fort Meade SchoolsFort Meade on post schools are located in the Anne Arundel County Public School system. There are 5 Pre-K / elementary schools, 2 middle schools, and 1 high school located on post.The best thing to do is do your research early and begin the enrollment process as soon as possible. For more details, see the official Fort Meade schools site here.Enrollment requirements for public schools in MarylandBirth CertificateCurrent Shot RecordSocial Security NumberCopy of the student’s physical examTwo Proofs of Parent/Custodian residence (lease, mortgage, utility bill etc. with addresses)Custody or guardian papers filed through the court (if applicable)1. Anne Arundel County Public Schools2644 Riva RoadAnnapolis, MD 214011 (410) 222-5000Fort Meade Elementary Schools1. Meade Heights Elementary School, PreK-51925 Reece Rd.Fort George G. Meade, MD 207551 (410) 222-65092. Pershing Hill Elementary School, 1-57600 29th Division Rd.Fort George G. Meade, MD 207551 (410) 222-65193. Manor View Elementary School, K-52900 MacArthur Rd.Fort George G. Meade, MD 207551 (410) 222-0654Fort Meade Middle Schools1. MacArthur Middle School, 6-83500 Rockenbach Rd.Fort George G. Meade, MD 207551 (410) 674-00322. Meade Middle School, 6-81103 26th StreetFort George G. Meade, MD 207551 (410) 674-2355Fort Meade High Schools7. Meade Senior High School, 9-121100 Clark Rd.Fort George G. Meade, MD 207551 (410) 674-7710Childcare on Fort Meade1. West Meade Early Education Center7700 Ray St.Fort George G. Meade, MD1 (410) 222-6545Schools Near Fort MeadeDepending on where you live off post, soldiers and their families can send their children to public schools (with several magnet schools) in Anne Arundel County Public Schools (listed above), Howard County and Prince George’s County.1. Howard County Public Schools10910 Clarksville PikeEllicott City, MD 210421 (410) 313-66002. Prince George’s County Public Schools14201 School LaneUpper Marlboro, MD 207721 (301) 952-6001Elementary Schools Near Fort Meade1. Jessup Elementary, Pre-K-ECIDistrict: Anne Arundel County2900 Elementary School LaneJessup, MD 207941 (410) 222-64902. Maryland City Elementary, PreK-5District: Anne Arundel County3359 Crumpton SouthLaurel, MD 207241 (301) 725-42563. Van Bokkelen Elementary, PreK-5District: Anne Arundel County1140 Reece Rd.Severn, MD 211441 (410) 222-65354. Seven Oaks Elementary, PreK-5District: Anne Arundel County1905 Town Center Blvd.Odenton, MD 211131 (410) 222-09375. Shipley’s Choice, K-5District: Anne Arundel County310 Governor Stone ParkwayMillersville, MD 211081 (410) 222-38516. Waverly Elementary, PreK-5District: Howard County10220 Wetherburn RoadEllicott City, MD 210421 (410) 313-2819Middle Schools Near Fort Meade1. Severn River Middle, 6-8District: Anne Arundel County241 Peninsula Farm RoadArnold, MD 210121 (410) 544-09222. Burleigh Manor Middle, 6-8District: Howard County4200 Centennial LaneEllicott City, MD 210421 (410) 313-2507High Schools Near Fort Meade1. Severna Park High School, 9-12District: Anne Arundel County60 Robinson RoadSeverna Park, MD 211461 (410) 544-09002. Marriotts Ridge High, 9-12District: Howard County2100 Woodford DriveMarriottsville, MD 211041 (410) 313-55683. Eleanor Roosevelt High School, 9-12District: Prince George’s County7601 Hanover PkwyGreenbelt, MD 207701 (301) 513-5400Charter Schools Near Fort Mead1. Math & IT Academy Public Charter School, K-5District: Prince George’s County6151 Chevy ChaseDrivel, MD 207071 (240) 573-72402. Robert Goddard Montessori School, K-8District: Prince George’s CountyGrades: Middle SchoolAddress: 9850 Good Luck Road Seabrook, MD 20706Phone: 1 (301) 918-3515ConclusionWhen choosing schools, you have many options to include public and private schools, homeschooling, charter schools, and special education programs. Also, look into after school programs for your child such as Girl and Boy Scouts of America. While schools and communities grapple with the challenges of education during a pandemic, there are resources to supplement learning in non-traditional ways such as Tutor.com for U.S. Military Families and Khan Academy. Explore all options to determine the best choice for your childrens’ education. 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first_imgThe new saddle is available in three different rail options. Kit Carbonio is the lightest option, weighing in at a claimed 157g in the Superflow model. The Manganese (TM) railed option is the heaviest, weighing a claimed 243g. Middle of the road is the Flite Boost TI316 – the titanium rail option, like the original Flite saddle of the 90s.Pricing & AvailabilitySuggested retail pricing of the Selle Italia Flite Boost is between $150-400 / 130-285€. The saddles will be sold on the Selle Italia website and through its network of distributors and independent bicycle dealers starting immediately.SelleItalia.com The Selle Italia Flite Boost saddles up on the thirtieth anniversary of the original Flite, a true 90s classic. The Flite was considered an ultrathin saddle back in the day, and was as loved by road cyclists as it was mountain bikers. It was, and still is, a winning high-performance saddle, ridden to victory under Marco Pantani, Philippe Gilbert, and most recently, Mathieu Van der Poel at the 2020 Cyclocross World Championship. The Selle Italia Flite Boost is a compact short-nosed saddle with a length of 248mm, 27mm shorter than a Flite. Let’s take a closer look.Selle Italia Flite BoostThe Selle Italia Flite Boost recalls the classic “T” shape of all Flite saddles. It also maintains the same elegant style and traditional flat seat that defined previous Flite models. The new saddle is compact and aerodynamic and features a more stylized and updated version of the Selle Italia logo.Update: The Flite Boost is available in two widths; 135mm and 145mm. Selle Italia’s proprietary idmatch measuring system informs riders as to which saddle is most appropriate for their shape and riding style. This essentially takes some simple anthropomorphic measurements to make an educated guess as to the perfect seat size and shape for each individual. There are four idMatch sizes: S1, S3, L1, and L3.S1 is for a rider with a narrow intertrochanteric distance (space between your two sit bones) and low pelvic rotation. This saddle does not have a center cut-out.S3 is for a rider with a narrow intertrochanteric distance and high pelvic rotation. This saddle has a center cut-out (called Superflow).L1 is for a rider with a wide intertrochanteric distance and low pelvic rotation. No cut-out.L3 is for a rider with a wide intertrochanteric distance and high pelvic rotation. Superflow cut out.last_img read more

first_imgBased on the fact that the LifeBEAM sensor uses an optical reading to measure your pulse, LifeBEAM confirmed that wearing a hat or headband that obscures the sensor will prevent it from functioning.Specifically, “LifeBEAM’s technology is an advanced variation of optical sensors commonly-used in hospitals for many years. In general, two light beams are transmitted to the skin and the reflection is measured in an electro-optical cell. This allows us to monitor changes in blood flow and extract heart rate. Blocking the light beam with any kind of cloth will prevent this action.  The sensor is located on the helmet’s front – gently touching the upper part of the forehead. As long as the cap doesn’t block the sensor – you’re good to go.”If that is a deal breaker, don’t despair – LifeBEAM is working on their own skull cap that will be compatible with their optical sensor.LifeBEAM is also offering a new pledge level – $45, which gets you this pilot helmet carrying case. The case would work great with your LifeBEAM helmet, though it would work great with any high end helmet that is worth protecting. LifeBEAM, the company that was hosting an Indigogo campaign to fund production of their Smart cycling helmet, recently announced that they have surpassed their funding goal with almost 30 days still to go. What makes the helmet smart? That would be the integrated heart rate sensor built into the lid which monitors your vitals with an optical sensor on your forehead. Having met their funding needs, LifeBEAM is happy to bring the Smart technology to market and wanted to post another video demonstrating the helmet’s abilities.There were a lot of questions about the helmet’s functionality with hats or headbands worn underneath, so we reached out to LifeBEAM to get the answer, after the break.last_img read more

first_imgIf you’re gonna build from scratch a bike that can “do it all”, you may as well design it so the geometry is right for “all” as well. And that was the concept behind Liebo Bicycle’s Kitchunsync road bike, a project that was four years in the making. Blending capabilities for road, cyclocross and gravel into a single bike is a concept that’s gaining ground, but this one allows you to adjust the head angle and wheelbase depending on what sort of ride you’re after. With clever (and perhaps the first) use of a Cane Creek Angleset headset on a  road bike, builder Dave Lieberman found other clever ways to get what he wanted… The Angleset allows for angle adjustments of +/- 0.5, 1.0 and 1.5 degrees, plus the center 0º setting, which totals a massive 6º swing. Lieberman suggests only a couple of angles for most uses, but the freedom to experiment is there. On the ground, that equates to a 3.5cm range of wheel movement.At the other end of the bike are sliding dropouts, which provide another 2.2cm of wheelbase adjustment. Chainstay length floats from roughly 410mm to 430mm. The most impressive part of it all? You can fit a 700×35 tire in there in all of the positions and angles, or a 32mm tire with fenders. Rack and fender mounts are in place for light touring as well.Helping make all this possible are FSA’s BB386 EVO cranksets. Because they have a wider spindle, they keep the chainline correct with the wider rear end that disc brake hubs use. And since they use a wider BB shell, the chainstays can be pushed farther apart to allow for better tire clearance without running into the chainrings. Perhaps it wasn’t such a silly idea after all.Click the image to enlarge their flyer for more details on the build. LieboBicycles.comlast_img read more