His business card may cite architect as his occupation, but his calling is that of cyclist, and the orgy of two wheeled success during the Olympics has pushed his pedal powered dreams further into the realm of fantasy. He may not be as svelte as he once was; since starting a family his girth has increased, and no matter how many 6am training sessions he puts in, his legs pumping like high speed pistons propelling his carbon fibre framed Colnago through the morning mist, his waistline remains stubbornly immobile.Meanwhile, his wife does not know which she resents more: the unsightly trail of discarded Rapha cycling garments that leads from inside the front door to the bathroom, or his absence from the family home at crucial childcare moments. Whenever the nappies of the youngest need changing or the oldest requires collecting from school, he is invariably away at an unscheduled “site meeting” a euphemism devised to cover him as he clocks up circuits in the park.
Todo esto se ubica en un fuerte contraste a la conquista oportunista que Rusia hizo de la pennsula de Crimea, una parte importante de la nacin vecina de Ucrania. Ese tipo de apropiacin de territorio nacionalista me recuerda menos a la Guerra Fra que a las normas del siglo XVIII y a casi todos los siglos anteriores en la historia. Sin lugar a dudas, hay algo extraordinario y peligroso sucediendo en Crimea, pero una evaluacin ms calmada, paciente e histrica distingue el nacionalismo reflexivo de un antiguo imperio debilitado, de las tendencias mayores en un mundo globalizado..
C’est moi qui ai tenu spcifier sur la couverture du livre, parce qu’il y a dans celui ci des lments fictifs: j’ai chang les noms des personnes concernes et quelques lieux gographiques. Et, il y a aussi dans ce livre un aspect important: c’est un exercice de mmoire, la diffrence du roman pur qui est un exercice d’imagination. Une partie de cette mmoire est exacte, prcise, mais elle recle aussi des failles.
You know, they call us boomers, because that’s the sound we make when we fall down, which we are increasingly prone to do. We may rant about younger generations, but they have nothing on boomer parents. When we were young, we bombed college labs and created free love.
At the same time, electric / hybrid vehicle has considerably evolved. Some constructors only have a functional / utilitarian vision, but others like Tesla, Toyota, BMW and Porsche have realized that electric vehicle could also mean design, performance, or even exclusivity and high technologies both for models and motors. Today, does hybrid mean the association of reason and passion?.