Vicious Cycles’ parent, Metal Guru, to act as Columbus’s latest distributor

NEW PALTZ, N.Y. (BRAIN) — Columbus/Gruppo Srl has chosen Metal Guru as the newest distributor of its bicycle frame tubing and carbon forks. Metal Guru is the parent company of the Vicious Cycles custom frame company. 

Metal Guru has a long history of sourcing raw materials for high-performance frames, originally for Vicious Cycles, then for other OEM contract customers.

“I am honored and humbled by this opportunity; Columbus’ history in cycling is immense,” said Carl ‘Snarl’ Schlemowitz, the principal and founder of Metal Guru and Vicious Cycles. “Their vast experience in creating the highest quality tubing is unparalleled. Recently, I

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Waymo ranked top, Tesla ranked last, in latest Guidehouse leaderboard on automated driving systems

Self-driving technology company Waymo is the leader out of 15 companies developing automated driving systems, while Tesla comes in last, according to the latest leaderboard report from Guidehouse Insights.

The report, released Monday, evaluated the companies and categorized them into leaders, contenders, challengers and followers.

Leaders scored 75 or above in strategy and execution, while contenders earned between 50 and 75. Challengers scored higher than 25 but were deemed not yet contenders, and followers scored below 25.

Waymo scored 85.6 in Guidehouse’s leaderboard, while Tesla had the lowest score, 34.7. Waymo, a Google affiliate, was also ranked the top

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Alfa Romeo to get new design boss as brand heads for latest turnaround

Mesonero strengthens the top management team that new Alfa Romeo CEO Jean-Philippe Imparato is putting together to try to reverse the declining fortunes of the sporty premium brand.

Stellantis CEO Carlos Tavares has tasked Imparato, who had a successful run as Peugeot CEO, with reviving Alfa Romeo sales and developing new joint models for the Alfa, DS and Lancia brands.

Mesonero joins Alfa with two new models already approved for production: the Tonale compact SUV, whose launch has been delayed to early 2022 by Imparato, and a small SUV due a year later to be called the Brennero.

This means

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Tesla plans to be latest addition to Libertyville’s Mile of Cars

Long known as a hub for auto sales, Libertyville may soon welcome a new brand to its inventory.

Village officials say electric carmaker Tesla plans a dealership at the former Gregory Infiniti location, 1121 S. Milwaukee Ave.

It would be the latest addition to what is marketed as the Libertyville Mile of Cars, an association of 12 dealerships representing 17 vehicle brands.

“A number of other dealers do have electric offerings but this is a unique product that will attract people regionally to the Libertyville Mile of Cars,” said village Economic Development Coordinator Heather Rowe.

The space became available

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Pete Buttigieg’s bicycle stars in the latest rightwing conspiracy theory / LGBTQ Nation

Pete Buttigieg cycling through the streets of Washington D.C.Photo: Screenshot/Twitter

Out Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg and his bicycle are the stars of the latest rightwing conspiracy theory after he biked from his office to the White House for a cabinet meeting.

Republican pundits and social media users are claiming that he “staged” a photo-op and didn’t actually ride the bike despite video of the former Democratic presidential candidate leaving both locations on it. Snopes has already rated the conspiracy theory “False.”

Related: Pete Buttigieg teaches obtuse Fox News anchors that airports are infrastructure

CBS reporter DJ Judd

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Utah, North Dakota latest to adopt safety stop law for cyclists

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (BRAIN) — Utah and North Dakota became the latest states to adopt the controversial Idaho Stop law, allowing cyclists to treat a stop sign as a yield sign. 

Rep. Carol Spackman Moss (D-Utah) submitted that state’s legislation five times in the past 10 years, with cycling advocacy group Bike Utah supporting it each time. North Dakota also had been trying for several years to get the legislation passed. The law takes effect May 5.

Utah and North Dakota join Idaho, Washington, Delaware, Arkansas, and Oregon. In addition, a California coalition is backing another legislative attempt

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