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- A person or company that makes goods for sale
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- A road bicycle is similar to a racing bicycle. However, road bikes are built more for endurance and less for fast bursts of speed, which is desired in a racing bicycle. They usually have more gear combinations and fewer hi-tech racing features.
- (Road biking) Road cycling is the most widespread form of cycling. It takes place primarily on paved surfaces. It includes recreational, racing, and utility cycling.
- A bicycle that is suitable for use on ordinary roads, as opposed to a mountain bike
- A motorcycle that meets the legal requirements for use on ordinary roads
- A bike with narrow tires best suited for paved roads. Usually noted by drop style bars.
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daredevil Henry Body
image above: Henry Body wins the silver helmet at Eastville Speedway . Henry Body is a daredevil aged 72, with health issues who regularly takes his Bristol-built Douglas from 1929 to motorbike meets. He cuts a quaint figure to the uninitiated. Among the crowds are some of the kind who are wont to smile and say 'ah, bless', and when they spot this slow-talking West Countryman with his worn black leathers and ancient steed they do just that. Then they see him in action, and all they can do is shake their heads in disbelief and mutter: 'What the ...?' He's been riding for 60 years — that's right, first bike at the age of 12 — and after decades of success in trials, scrambles, sidecar races, hill climbs and grasstrack, the sport he has come to dominate has been vintage sprinting. Dominate is the word. By the end of last season, he had notched up 254 wins in 259 starts, ending up second in four of the other five, and once suffering the indignity of engine failure. That taught him to always take a spare along with him, so he won't be caught like that again. His old bike is quite frightening. It goes from nought to 100mph in 11 seconds/and since a sprint is over just a quarter of a mile, it's all over in little more than 20 seconds. His fastest official speed is 118mph — a vintage record — and while he usually competes in the pre-1947 unlimited class, as often as not his time beats any of the vintage winners going right back to 1970. There's a picture of him and his museum-piece bike at the start of a race, lined up against a streamlined red 1,000cc Ducatti, its rider in gleaming matching livery. 'Who's that?' I ask. 'A steward to ride alongside you to make sure all's well?' 'No,' Henry replies. 'He was the guy I was up against.' 'And you beat that?' I ask. He doesn't even bother to reply. Of course he did. He's Henry Body. He beats them all. Quite why this happens is complex. He's as competitive as can be, and as success or failure over such a short distance hinges crucially on your speed off the blocks, i^s clear that his reflexes are staggering. It must be remembered, too, that while the bikes are vintage, their riders, more often than not, are men in their prime. But another major factor is his skill as an engineer. The bike — one of the original speedway Duggies, built solely to go like a bat out of hell — has been modified by him over the years in quite extraordinary ways. The pistons come from a Hillman Imp, with a dome crown welded on, he designed his own camshaft and the gearbox is from a pre-war Norton, with the top and bottom cut off. The original Duggie engine was 500cc, but of course it was no problem to lengthen the cylinder barrels and make it 596cc. As you do. 'I've done nothing that pre-war people couldn't have done,' Henry protests. 'Development riders like Freddie Dixon. I'm noted as a blacksmith engineer, and I'm happy with that. People today do too much technology and not enough practical.' One of a family of nine children whose mother died prematurely, and living still in his birthplace village of Biddisham, near Axbridge, Somerset, Henry and his siblings learned about bikes almost from the cradle from their motorsport-mad father George. His brothers, Malcolm and Terry, were also keen riders, and in 1957 the three of them were chosen as the South West's team to compete in the national trials championship. They won it, and needless to say, a family team had never done that before. Henry lost the use of an eye when he was 10, the result of a thorn bush accident, and when you ask him why he's always so razor-sharp off the start line, he'll tell you that it all stems from his grasstrack days, when you had a clear run if you were out in front and a faceful of mud if you weren't. If you only had one good eye, you had no choice but to get ahead of the field. It's a nice tale, but as an explanation of split-second reactions and mastery over a temperamental machine, it still falls some way short of the mark. But that bad eye apart, he's obviously in good health, then? 'Well,' Henry replies, 'I had a new' hip 18 months ago. Oh, and a pacemaker fitted just before that...' I make the mistake of taking the pacemaker news in my stride and merely asking how it's going — at which he tears open his shirt to reveal what looks like a tin of cherry blossom boot polish sewn In neatly under the skin just above his heart. Oh yes, I say, keen to change the subject and avert my eyes. It looks pretty good to me... Two rooms of the Body's home have trophies as their focal point, and you can well believe Henry's wife Norma when she says there are scores more elsewhere. He has never competed internationally, and the demands of bringing up two daughters and running his plant hire business — SWEB was his main client for 34 years — meant he was not moved to gamble on being a professional sportsman. He had a brief flirtation with the Bristol Bulldogs, riding the speedway at Knowle, but to him that was ne
element x krabo bike
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