A few weeks back the women of Canyon//SRAM racing Speedmax CF SLX bikes to a Team Time Trial World Championship. The always colorful team was decked out in even more cyan, magenta, yellow & white than normal thanks to a special 30th anniversary edition of Zipp’s Super 9 disc wheels. For a limited time, now you tool can get the special edition CMYK & White carbon clinchers too.Zipp 30th Anniversary Super-9 Carbon Clincher Disc wheelCalling back to the late 80s color scheme offered on the original Zipp Disc wheel, the much more modern, light & aero Super-9 recreates the same look with an eye towards being just as visible. No hiding out on the course when you are rocking one of these super bright rear wheels in your next race against the clock!courtesy Canyon//SRAM, Worlds photos by VélofocusThe same wheels have been ridden to many individual & team time trail victories, plus their fair share of triathlons.They feature a light but stiff carbon over foam core construction, with a wide aero profile and relatively flat dimpled sides, plus a tapered brake track that smooths the transition to the tire.Zipp 30th Anniversary Super-9 rim brake DiscThe $2875/2429€ rim brake disc rear wheels weigh 1155g and are available in white, yellow, magenta, blue & a stealth printed NSW black to match your NSW front wheel. They use the latest ABLC dimple patter, the 188 hubs and have a 27.5mm max rim width, 17.25mm internal.Zipp 30th Anniversary Super-9 disc brake DiscThe $2875/2429€ disc brake disc rear wheels weigh 1175g, but are only available in the stealth NSW black, unfortunately no bright colors for some reason. The disc disc wheel has the same rim shape (not tubeless-ready) and a centerlock rotor interface on the 177DD hub.All of the new disc wheels, in all colors, should be available through regular Zipp retail channels this month, including on Zipp.com to US riders. And if you want to personalize your super expensive rear wheel (why not?) Zipp will also print your name, nickname or some motivational message up to 35 characters long on the special edition wheels too if you order through their website.Zipp.com
Public Education Secretary Ryan StewartSTATE News:SANTA FE — Monday, the Early Childhood Education and Care Department launched its first campaign, Moments Together, to inform, support and inspire parents and caregivers of children zero to five in New Mexico. Through Moments Together, the Department aims to raise awareness about the importance of early learning across the state – and how parents and other caregivers can foster that learning through everyday moments they already share with their children.“Parents and caregivers have enormous strengths – and countless opportunities to help their children grow in healthy ways. Moments Together is designed to help parents do just that,” ECECD Secretary Elizabeth Groginsky said.“For some parents, finding child care for their children has been a significant challenge, especially for teachers and other families who are working from home while tending to their children’s needs,” said New Mexico Public Education Secretary Ryan Stewart. “Through Moments Together, parents can gain skills through everyday activities that benefit their child’s early development, preparing them for elementary school and beyond.” Moments Together provides easy tips and free, research-based resources for New Mexico parents, making brain development activities fun and easy to integrate into home routines. The campaign was adapted from the United Way of Central New Mexico’s (UWCNM) work to advance early literacy outcomes for young children. It was designed by the Early Literacy Strategy Group (ECAP) in collaboration with UNM’s Family Development Program, MediaDesk, and New Mexico PBS (NMPBS).
Graham Rahal, center, celebrates on the podium at Mid-Ohio with runner-up Justin Wilson, left, and third-place finisher Simon Pagenaud. (Aaron Doster, USA TODAY Sports)LEXINGTON, Ohio — The Verizon IndyCar Series drivers all say they enjoy racing at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.They like the big crowds and knowledgeable fans. They get a kick out of camping for a weekend. They love the challenge the twisty ribbon of 2.25 miles of asphalt gives them. The foreign-born drivers like how it reminds them of racing when they were kids.However, for 23 of the drivers Sunday, the Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio is just one of 15 stops they’ll make this year.There is one exception. Graham Rahal was born to race in Lexington.MID-OHIO: Rahal win gives IndyCar championship storyline it neededHis grandfather, Mike Rahal, competed in club events Mid-Ohio hosted in the first couple years of its existence in the early 1960s.His father, Bobby Rahal, made his name first as a sports car ace then transitioned to open-wheel racing under the guidance of Jim Trueman, who bought Mid-Ohio in the early 1980s. Because of his Ohio roots and his ties to the track owner, Rahal was a natural favorite in Lexington.Two wins and a record eight podium finishes in Bobby’s CART days coupled with a pair of IMSA wins and two IROC victories helped strengthen the bond between the Rahal family and Mid-Ohio.Born in 1989 in the midst of his father’s career, Graham literally grew up at the track. He ran around the 330 acres on race weekends, sneaking away for golf cart rides under the cover of night. In 1998, he and the rest of his family gave the command to start the engines in his dad’s final pro race at Mid-Ohio.In 2005, his finest hour as an amateur racer came at the SCCA National Championship Runoffs when he won the Formula Atlantic title at Mid-Ohio.Other than the Indianapolis 500, which his father won in 1986, no other race and place holds more meaning to the youngest Rahal. He said it in early July when he won for just the second time of his pro career, and he reiterated it Sunday evening after winning the Honda Indy 200 for his third IndyCar victory.“This is special to me,” Rahal said after mentioning the numerous connections between Mid-Ohio and his family. “This means more than any of the others obviously. (There are) only three in IndyCar, but anything that I’ve ever accomplished before — the Daytona 24 included — this is the best thing for me.”To show his Ohio heritage, Rahal donned gloves and a racing helmet in the design of an Ohio State football helmet complete with Buckeye leafs on the back. He shouted O-H to the crowd and made the block O signal with his arms.Like they did for his father a generation earlier, the fans loved it and showed it on his victory lap around the track, but even during the race.“I could see them all going crazy. That was pretty cool,” Rahal said. “Under the yellow, when I got cycled to the lead, people were standing up on the fence. I saw them all going crazy. I was like, ‘This is awesome.’”MORE: Thumbs up, thumbs down from Mid-OhioAlso awesome for him was the fact that his dad acted as his spotter in the Esses, his siblings and Ohio friends were there, and his mother Debi got to see him win a pro race for the first time in person. The only one missing was his fiancée Courtney Force who was in California racing her NHRA Funny Car at the same time.“It’s just like the ties to this are amazing,” he said. “That’s why it’s so cool to have my whole family here and be able to do something like this.“A very special day for us.”It was a day he was born to experience.McCurdy writes for the Mansfield (Ohio) News Journal