Castelli Free Aero Race Bib Short – Men’s Black, M

The Castelli Free Aero Race Bib Shorts have not only survived the test of multiple seasons under Pro Tour behinds, they have moved from strength to strength largely due to the intelligent feedback from real-world professionals. Designed to provide long-lasting, durable comfort, the Free Aero Race Bib Shorts will keep you supported and ventilated during long days in the saddle. That’s why Cycling Plus magazine named these bib shorts the best of the best during extensive testing in 2011.The beauty and effectiveness of the Free Aero Race Bib Shorts comes from the targeted use of three main fabrics. First, Castelli developed what they call an Action Micro fabric that is particularly durable and placed it in the saddle contact regions, since those are the areas that get the most regular wear and tear. Energia Micro fabric is used on the sides and back of the bib shorts to take advantage of its outstanding stretch and return. The Breathe Micro fabric is used for the front of the shorts because, as its name indicates, it has been designed to let the fabric breathe to help keep the legs from overheating when the sun is beating down on a hot day. Perhaps nothing in these bib shorts has benefited as much from Castelli’s association with professional cycling teams as the Progetto X2 Air Seat Pad. The Garmin-Cervelo team spent a year testing this short; that’s a lot of saddle time to be thinking about how comfort could be improved. Since Castelli had it pretty right to begin with, there wasn’t much more than tweaking going on. What it has done is add a perforated foam layer to the pad to help ventilate and keep the nether regions cooler by allowing air to flow directly onto the surface fabric. That layer sitting next to your skin is made from a four-way stretch, seamless, bacteriostatic layer designed to move with you, reducing any bunching and friction. The cushioning layer consists of strategically placed, multi-density foam.
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2′ x 3′ Rectangular Cotton Braided Rug

Color is the key to our Cotton Braided Rugs. Fresh and bright, they offer color combinations and shading hard to find in a braid. Each is unique, so each rug will vary slightly from those shown. Use of a rug liner is recommended. Imported. Available Colors Cocoa Bean Green Multi Plumberry Red/Gold Spice Blue/Green Taupe Sage/Blue Shipping Allow 4-6 weeks for delivery of 5’x 8′ rugs and larger. Custom Braided Rugs Ordering Custom Rugs
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9 Tips on How to Learn Digital SLR Photography

Many people want to learn digital slr photography but aren’t sure how to got about it. Or they don’t have the money to take expensive classes. Taking better photos is about learning two different things. One is understanding the technical aspects of an slr camera: what they do and how to use them. And two, understanding the artistic side of what makes good artwork: composition, color, shade, depth of field, etc. With this article we are talking about the technical aspects of the camera.If you’re one of those people who wants to learn digital slr photography, here are some easy ways for you to learn photography, how to take better pictures and gain a better understanding of camera.1. First of all, the digital camera you use should be an slr (single lens reflex) camera that lets you set it to fully manual, and allows for lens changes.2. Take one basic photography class if possible. It doesn’t have to be an expensive college class or a professional class. It can be a class at your local community center. The most important thing is to have a professional photographer around that you can learn from. It also helps to have others around who are also learning, that way you can learn from them.

3. If you can’t take a photography class (and even if you can) find a photography book that covers the basics of using an slr camera. Read through each chapter once and then go out and shoot. Take it with you when you go out shooting.4. Download some photography projects from the web that tell you step by step how to shoot various subjects to get different effects. One great website that offers free photography lessons can be found at: It also has a forum where you can ask for help and critiques.5. Don’t wait until you have an event to go to learn digital slr photography. They say practice makes perfect, so take your camera, your book or project sheet and go somewhere. It should be a place that you enjoy so it will inspire your creative side.6. Try shooting different things and in different places. Shoot outdoors scenes, and then shoot indoor closeups of still lifes, like flowers.7. Play around with the different aperture setting and keep a record of what the setting were on each image. This will help you understand what the different aperture setting do to the image. Once you understand what the aperture does to images, then work on the shutter speed settings. After that work on both of them in combination. If you really want to learn digital slr photography these two are the key to understanding photography and becoming a good photographer.

8. Join a local photography club. These places usually have a mix of beginner to more experienced photographers who are willing to share information.9. Buy the Nikon D3000 DSLR digital camera. This beginner’s camera from Nikon comes with an in-camera guide that will teach you the basics of photography. It’s like carrying around a book or class inside of the camera. It is an entry level camera for those wanting to learn more about photography, take more professional cameras, and graduate up from the “point and shoot” camera. The Guide mode simplifies things for those just learning about apertures, shutter speeds, infinity and all that other camera lingo. The camera comes with the automatic system as well as the full manual control so after this smart camera teaches you photography, you can go it on your own.

Importance Of A Good Session Border Controller In VoIP/SIP Termination Business

A session board controller is a device typically installed between the borders of one network to solve the problems faced by calls received through firewalls and traveling across different networks and devices in IP communications. Read on to find out how important it is to your SIP termination business.To put it in simple words, a Session Border Controller, or SBC in short, is a device that is used in VoIP networks to maintain control on signaling and also usually the media streams that are involved in setting up, conducting, and tearing down calls. The term could also be broken down into three words that make it up – session, border and controller. Here, a session stands for communication between any two parties via their devices which are connected over the Internet. Border refers to a point of separation between one network and another while controller means the device’s (SBC) authority and control over the data streams that forms a session.SBCs were first developed to tackle the trouble faced by calls received through firewalls and traveling across different networks and devices. It is (originally) installed between the borders of one network and another. An SBC imposes multiple functions including security, Quality of Service (QoS) and also admission control mechanism over VoIP sessions. Before choosing a session board controller, it is obviously important that you know the overall functions provided by the device.SecurityProtection is one of the basic functions that your SBC provides your network and other devices used in your SIP termination business. It shields you (your network and devices) from harmful attacks, for instance, a denial-of-service attack (DoS) or a distributed DoS. There are counterfeit media streams that are designed to cheat you through fraudulent bill, your SBC protects you from such threats. Other areas where your SBC protects you includes damaged packets, encryption of signaling and media, topology hiding and so on.Quality of serviceYour SBC enforces the QoS (Quality of Service) policy of your network and organizes its flow. These includes traffic policing, rate limiting, resource allocating, call admission control etc.Connectivity/InteroperabilityThis is another important service that your SBC should provide. It should enable various parts of the network to communicate seamlessly. To do this your SBC could use various techniques such as translations between SIP, SIP-I, H.323, VPN (Virtual Private Network) connectivity, NAT (Network Address Translation) traversal, SIP normalization etc.Media related servicesDepending on the type of your SBC, you could receive various media control and services (border-based). Some of these services include voice and video calls support, data and fax inter-working, DTMF relay and inter-working, media transcoding and more. Your SBC is where statistics and billing information are collected as all the sessions that takes place between two parties pass through the device.Given the functions it provides, there is no doubt that session border controllers are crucial as long as VoIP exists. The better and up-to-date your SBC, the more advantage you have in your role as a VoIP/SIP termination service provider. To survive in ever evolving VoIP scene, your SBC should provide the best possible performance, scalability and reliability. While choosing an SBC for your wholesale VoIP termination service, make sure that it is fully integrated into market leading access and interconnect solutions. It should also provide real-time visibility to your network and scale to address the statistic growth of your SIP business and so on.

2002 Suzuki GSF 1200 S Bandit S Intake Manifold Set

2002 Suzuki GSF 1200 S Bandit S Intake Manifold Set

The Intake Manifolds mount between the Intake Ports on the Head and the Carburetor/Throttle Bodies. This is a complete set of manifold(s) for your motorcycle. The Condition of this part is Used.

Used Intake Mainfolds will be intact and in good usable condition. They will not be cracked or dry-rotted, and will not leak. A thin film of light oil will help the Carbs/FI slip into the Intake Manifolds when reassembling your bike.

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2000 Honda VFR 800 Rubber Coolant Hose Set

2000 Honda VFR 800 Rubber Coolant Hose Set

A set of all the primary Coolant Hoses for your motorcycle, connecting the Radiator, Water Pump, Engine and Remote Thermostat (if applicable). The Condition of this part is Used.

These hoses will be good used items, free of cracks, splits or other imperfections. They will not leak.

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Azalea Hybrid Bushes And Native American Fiery (flame) Azaleas

Buying the best azalea shrub offers a gardener many choices for various landscapes. The Southern indica azalea hybrids are the most popular flowering shrubs for warm climates that includes the Formosa azaleas of white, pink, red, purple, magenta, violet, and lavender. Other outstanding Formosa azaleas are Duc DeRohan, Dutchess of Cypress, G.G. Gerbing, George L. Tabor, Madonna White, and South.Kurume azaleas are evergreen azaleas with considerable cold hardiness and were introduced into the United States around 1915 from Japan. Japan has a climate much like mid-Atlantic and Southern States, and Kurume azalea plants thrive in these similar climates. Kurume azalea shrubs grow small waxy leaves and are considered to be dwarf azalea plants, growing 4 feet tall, but rarely some cultivars reach 6 feet in height. The flowers of Kurume azaleas bloom in colors of pink, purple, white, red, orange, and lavender, and some produce double flowers (double rows of petals). Coral bells is important as a pink azalea to plant underneath windows, and the intense flowering habit is also notable in the pink ruffles azalea and the red ruffles highlights any garden landscape planting. Snow is a pure white Kurume flowering azalea cultivar.Satsuki azalea plants were developed in Japan as a bonsai specimen (dwarf), however, some cultivars can grow 6 feet tall. The flowers can exceed 5 inches, the size of a coffeecup saucer, and the late blooming characteristic of Satsuka azaleas offers the landscape gardener a flower that blooms after May 15 and continues flowering through June.Compact azaleas are generally preferred for small gardens like the Satsuki hybrid cultivars that includes the Gumpo pink, Gumpo white, Gumpo red, Higasa rose-pink, and Wakebishu dark pink azalea. Satsuki azalea shrubs will flower abundantly.The USDA began a hybridization program of azalea shrubs at Glenn Dale, Maryland to introduce landscape, cold hardy plants of flowering azalea cultivars that would extend the season for azalea bloom and offer Northern landscape gardeners new colorful cultivars of flowering azaleas. Many of these Glenn Dale azalea shrubs grow flowers similar to the Formosa hybrids. Glenn Dale azaleas bloom with the diversity of Japanese hybrids. Glenn Dale flowering azalea cultivars introduced by the USDA hybridizers have produced over 400 kinds of azalea shrubs, many available to buy through an internet nursery site. Two sensational Glenn Dale azalea hybrids are the salmon-pink Fashion azalea. The Fashion azalea can grow 6 feet tall and is covered with medium sized flowers. A pure white azalea, the H.H. Hume, is an excellent Glenn Dale azalea shrub that blooms in late April. Many Glenn Dale azalea landscape shrubs flower in May and June.Not all azalea shrubs are evergreen, but American native azalea shrubs drop the leaves during winter and are called deciduous azaleas. In the South, these native azaleas are called fragrant bush honeysuckle or the Florida azalea (Rhododendrun austrinum) with colors of yellow, red, pink, white, yellow-orange, purple, and bicolor light up the forests or garden landscape when domesticated. The wild bush honeysuckle (Rhododendrun austrinum) is an early blooming native azalea shrub, with fragrant flowers appearing before the leaves.Native flame azaleas can grow 10 feet tall and 15 feet wide and can be grown into a flowering tree as a specimen in the landscape garden. The size of most other flowering landscape azalea bushes is quite variable, some dwarf azaleas grow one foot tall and others up to 15 feet with age. Some azaleas in Japan are reported to be several hundred years old and grow into small trees with trunks up to one foot in diameter.Most gardeners prefer to buy azalea shrubs at a nursery in the spring while the bush blooms. Some azalea experts suggest planting azalea shrubs in the winter or fall by buying containerized nursery bushes, so that the root system can support beautiful flowering in the spring. Most azalea shrubs are slow growing in the landscape, and many gardeners prefer to buy large established azalea clumps that will flower on a grandiose scale in the spring.Azalea bushes thrive under the partial, filtered shade of pine trees, along with companion dogwood trees and camellia shrubs. Azalea plants are better grown in partial shade, and when planted next to buildings, the north side offers protection from cold damage. The flowers of the azalea plant last longer in filtered pine tree shade because of the cooling effect. Pine tree straw, pine cones, and pine tree bark make excellent mulch under azalea bushes by conserving soil moisture and preventing weeds. When planting azalea bushes, the shrub should be put into a landscaped hole that contains half soil and half organic matter, such as pine tree bark or peat moss. Azalea plants are very shallow rooted and must be grown in an organic soil mixture.The azalea plant is acid loving, and a pH of 4.5 to 5.5 is ideal for vigorous growing. Watering may be necessary if rain does not happen for a two week period and fertilizing is usually avoided. Fertilizer can burn the tender fibrous root system. If yellowing occurs in the leaves or leaf veins, Iron or Magnesium (Epsom salts) will usually correct the condition. Leaves and humus are the best organic fertilizers for azaleas and generally fertilizer is not recommended, because the plant may be damaged or killed by gardeners who wish to be “too kind” to their plants. Azaleas flourish in an acid soil (low pH), and lime should never be used, since it can be fatal to your azalea plants.If leaves of azalea shrubs show a dull, dark green leaf color with reddening beneath, this means that there are deficiencies of phosphorus in the soil that can easily be corrected by applying phosphorous in water-soluble fertilizer, such as miracle grow. Bright green, shiny azalea leaves generally means that the azalea plant is in a healthy state of growth.If azalea bushes are pruned after flowering, during the summer, there may be only few azalea flowers formed the following season, therefore the sooner you prune after flowering, the better your chances are of ensuring beautiful flowering next year.Azalea shrubs are easily propagated and increased by taking a cutting about 8 inches long and placing the cut end about 2 inches deep in sand. Roots on azalea plants can form within a week during June and July, and the plant may grow another foot tall before it is ready to be planted permanently in your yard.There are thousands of different cultivars of azaleas. An excellent reference book, Azaleas, by Fred Galle, describes 6000 flowering varieties, and is published by Timber Press. Very few of these azalea cultivars are available commercially, because most nursery garden centers do not wish to stock shrub perennials, unless they are in bloom, and the blooming period of azalea is restricted to a month or less. Azalea plants don’t sell well unless they are in full flower – except from year round shipping by internet companies that can ship them at any season.