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Shimano SH-R088W Road Bike shoes Gentlemen white R&hellip Shimano
These are Shimano's new SH-RO88W cycling shoes for the 2014 season. They are stiff-soled, weigh 500g, are very comfortable and as previously have plenty of adjustment via a ratchet and a couple of Velcro straps. They also look great and are well-ventilated for those hot summer days.

The shoes are designed to work with Shimano 105 peddles & cleats, but will also work with any suitable pedals and design of cleat. If you've never used this type of shoe/pedal combination while cycling before, there's a number of advantages:

* because your shoes are attached to the pedals, you pull the crank up on the upstroke whilst simultaneously pushing down with the other foot on the… Read more
Into the Fringe: A True Story of Alien Abduction by Dr Karla Turner PhD
Dr. Karla (also known as `Kandy') Turner was a professional academic (an English PhD) and educator who lived in Arizona and died of cancer on 10 January 1996 at the tragically young age of 48. For several years before her death, she worked to publicise the reality of the alien abduction phenomenon to academia and to a wider public audience. She was a popular and respected public speaker on the subject - you can find videos of her lectures on the web - and between 1992 and 1996 published three books about how this intrusive phenomenon had affected her family.

`Into the Fringe', published in 1992, was her first book and chronicles the process whereby she and her family became aware… Read more
'The Guitar Trio' ; Paco De Lucia, John McLaughlin&hellip ~ John McLaughlin
5.0 out of 5 stars Virtuoso brilliance, 27 Jun 2014
This is the third (of three) recording releases by this trio of virtuoso guitarists, playing their unique melange of classical, flamenco and jazz styles. Unlike the live-on-stage `Friday night in San Francisco', this is a collection of exclusively studio material.

The album contains eight original tracks with each of the three making a contribution to the writing/composing, and one `standard' tune, the ambient `Manha de Carnaval'. Overall the pace is more relaxed than that of `Passion Grace and Fire' and `Friday Night', with the finger-burning fretboard work here subordinated to a more melodious soundscape laced with delicacy, making it truly music for all occasions… Read more