COMPARE BICYCLE BRANDS. PEARL IZUMI MOUNTAIN BIKE SHOES.
Compare Bicycle Brands
- Estimate, measure, or note the similarity or dissimilarity between
- be comparable; "This car does not compare with our line of Mercedes"
- Draw an analogy between one thing and (another) for the purposes of explanation or clarification
- examine and note the similarities or differences of; "John compared his haircut to his friend's"; "We compared notes after we had both seen the movie"
- Point out the resemblances to; liken to
- comparison: qualities that are comparable; "no comparison between the two books"; "beyond compare"
- ride a bicycle
- a wheeled vehicle that has two wheels and is moved by foot pedals
- In graph theory, a pseudoforest is an undirected graphThe kind of undirected graph considered here is often called a multigraph or pseudograph, to distinguish it from a simple graph. in which every connected component has at most one cycle.
- A vehicle composed of two wheels held in a frame one behind the other, propelled by pedals and steered with handlebars attached to the front wheel
- Mark indelibly
- (brand) a recognizable kind; "there's a new brand of hero in the movies now"; "what make of car is that?"
- Mark (an animal, formerly a criminal or slave) with a branding iron
- Describe (someone or something) as something bad or shameful
- (brand) trade name: a name given to a product or service
- (brand) burn with a branding iron to indicate ownership; of animals
(Former) United States Rubber Company Building
Midtown West, Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States Summary This elegant, Beaux-Arts style, twenty- story office building was constructed in 1911- 12 for the United States Rubber Company at a time when the automobile was beginning to exert a powerful influence on American society. Located on Broadway, along the section known as "Automobile Row," the U.S. Rubber Company Building was one of the most prominent and important of the many automobile-related structures concentrated here. The two lowest floors originally provided retail space for the company's subsidiary, the United States Tire Company, while U. S . Rubber occupied eight of the office stories. Designed by the prominent architectural firm of Carrere & Hastings, this office building features delicately-carved marble facades crowned by a broad copper cornice. The design, which continues around both the Broadway and 58th Street facades, features a distinctive rounded corner and vertically-grouped windows with metal spandrels and thin, continuous piers. In this building, as in their other works, Carrere and Hastings used their training at the French Ecole des Beaux Arts to create an impressive design for a tall building where the skeleton construction is expressed by the thin stone veneei lowest floors of this building were remodeled in which is obviously non-weight-bearing. The two 1959 for a bank. Automobile Row At the end of the nineteenth century automobiles, or more precisely horseless carriages, were in the earliest stage of development. At first there were many different types and variations, often growing out of their creator's previous experience in bicycle or carriage manufacture. The new vehicles were looked upon as experimental, purchased only by the very rich and adventurous, since roads, which had been created for horse-drawn vehicles, had uneven, often treacherous surfaces. Between 1886 and 1899 there were approximately 300 individually-built automobiles in the United States. During the first decade of the twentieth century, due to considerable experimentation and advancement of the products including mass- production, discussion in the press, and organization of interested owners and manufacturers, the automobile industry became a strong presence and an economically viable force in the United States. By 1910, The New York Times reported that American automobile manufacturers would produce approximately 200,000 vehicles in that year. In New York City the influence of the new automobile culture was seen along "Automobile Row," a section of Broadway which eventually stretched between Times Square and 72nd Street. Before 1905, this part of Broadway was home to horses and harness makers, and was characterized as "thoroughly lifeless." In 1907, The New York Times described the same area as "almost a solid line of motor vehicle signs all the way from Times Square to Sherman Square." The 1910 book, Both Sides of Broadway, shows fourteen different automobile and automobile-related stores located between 46th and 50th Streets. The proximity of similar businesses in "Automobile Row" made it easier for customers to view and compare the products of different manufactures. These businesses, which consisted of automobile sales showrooms, stores for parts and accessories, and garages for both storage and repair services, were primarily located in small, remodeled, older buildings. Within the next few years, larger firms started to buy bigger lots and erect new buildings. The New York Times reported in 1909 on the plans of the B. F. Goodrich Company to build their own showroom and office structure on Broadway and 57th Street (1780- 1782 Broadway, designed by Howard Van Doren Shaw and Waid & Willauer), as well as those of the Peerless and A.T. Demerest Companies to build a block to the south, and the purchase of a building at Broadway and 63rd Street for use as a garage. The construction of the tallest building north of Times Square for the United States Rubber Company, on the large plot at Broadway and 58th Street just to the north of the B. F. Goodrich Company Building, was an importantpartof this trend. The United States Rubber Company DESCRIPTION AND ANALYSIS The company was founded by Charles R. Flint who was a self-described "international merchant, financier and negotiator" and also an original partner in the W.R. Grace Company. In 1878, Flint started dealing in rubber produced in the Amazon River basin. In 1892, Flint convinced nine companies involved in the manufacture of rubber footwear (including Charles Goodyear's company which held the first license for the vulcanization process) to merge, and thereby formed the United States Rubber Company. Over the next few years, the company expanded to control about 70 percent of the rubber footwear business in the country, the principal rubber product at that time. Under the leadership of Samuel P. Colt, who began
Because I Need To
Last weekend in Quonnie, I went to visit my aunt and uncle by the salt pond after leaving the beach to see baby Christian before he went down for his nap. He has to be the most adorable and happiest 10 month old I've ever encountered (even after working at a daycare for 4 years (or maybe I'm just biased)). I played with Christian and chatted with my uncle until it was nap time. He wasn't fussy, he just got annoyed when we got tired of bending over trying to help him walk (and my uncle was afraid his wife would blow a gasket if she got home and the baby was still awake). I began the short bike ride home, but as I made my way down their rocky, dirt driveway, surrounded by marshes and bushes and trees, my curiosity was once again raised as I passed this small path leading through the branches that I had noted on the way there. Peaking my interest, a quick adventure was necessary, just quick enough to get back to the house in time to help my mom prepare dinner without my sick grandmother putting her hands all over the salad, and just quick enough to ride to the boat launch to take a few pictures and make a few charcoal sketches. I figured it would be quick, because how far could this path actually go? I figured that it probably just led back to my aunt and uncle's house. I ditched my mom's brand new turquoise bike and took off down the path, being careful to not brush against the weeds on the sides and have ticks latch onto my legs and suck my blood and give me lyme disease as I was constantly warned since birth (I was administered a tick check after returning home by my worrisome parents). The path wound through the marshes, in the general direction of the salt pond. Along the way I saw baby apples and blueberry bushes, and I could hear the ocean in the distance. The air was thick and there were no signs of human presence. All of a sudden, my cellphone rang, and the ambiance came crashing down around me. Regretfully, I answered it and discussed the logistics of our concert the next day with Joe. I continued on my adventure, on the phone, getting a little nervous about how far it seemed to be leading me all alone. Part of me was excited, and part of me figured there was some creepy rapist's house at the end of the path. As I was ending my conversation with Joe, I heard a noise, and the path opened up into a very small clearing. I said goodbye to Joe, and then said Hello to whomever was walking on my adventure path, ruining my solitude. Nobody responded, so I looked around to see where the person could be lurking. Then I saw her, only about ten feet away from me in the shade of the trees. A young doe, standing motionless, was staring back at me calmly. I could have scared her off, and tried to see if the path picked up anywhere else, but I backed off, watching her. Satisfied with the finale of my adventure, I realized that I was bleeding from numerous insect bites and was being viciously attacked by large horseflies and mosquitoes. I ran down the path at full speed, only pausing for this picture to catalogue the experience (It had already been interrupted by a phone call, why not take a photograph while I'm at it?). The bugs were buzzing around my head and I looked like a madperson as I leapt out into the road with my arms flailing, and grabbed the bicycle. Even as I sped away, the bites continued until I had gathered enough speed to escape the fiends. The party that night, albeit fun, with fake plastic gold-plated grillz and plastic watches filled with bubble gum and yager(?) bombs and old friends, was nothing compared to my adventure.