TagsHousing MarketHoward Lorber Share via Shortlink Lorber also sounded off on the city’s recovery from what he called a “temporary coma.” He didn’t buy reports of a permanent exodus from New York City, even as the Manhattan vacancy rate reached a 14-year high in July.Broadway will remain closed until next year and more than 300 restaurants have sued the state for $2 billion due to restrictions on indoor dining. Lorber, however, is still optimistic about New York City, and said there is “plenty of value” in New York City.New York City “hasn’t died,” he said. “I think New York is always going to be the place people want to be.”Outside of New York City, Lorber said those who seek second homes or permanent relocation continue to see opportunities. Elliman has done significantly more business in Aspen, where Lorber said prices are on the rise with limited inventory. South Florida has also seen substantial price increases, especially for single-family homes, while there has been less demand for condos.“It seems like people are gravitating toward single-family homes right now,” Lorber said. “It’s a combination of factors. But there’s plenty of good real estate for sale at reasonable prices surrounding New York City.”[CNBC] — Georgia Kromrei Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink The high-end market may be hurting in New York City, but for those who want to pay less for a home, there is still competition.On CNBC’s Squawk Box, Douglas Elliman chairman Howard Lorber said that it may take several years for New York City to recover — as many of its attractions remain closed — but his firm has still seen bidding wars for homes under $2 million.In August, most new contracts signed for condos in Manhattan were between $1 million and $4 million, according to a report from Elliman.Read moreManhattan vacancy hits new peakMalls to reopen, but what can shoppers expect?Got space? Manhattan office availability reaches 7-year high
Pinterest Twitter By Associated Press – July 9, 2019 1 342 Pinterest WhatsApp WhatsApp Facebook Facebook Google+ Indiana State Police to help with probe of officer-involved shooting IndianaLocalNews Google+ (Photo supplied/ABC 57) SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — The special prosecutor investigating a South Bend police officer’s fatal shooting of a car break-in suspect says he won’t be rushed and the probe will take “as long as it takes.”A St. Joseph County judge named Ripley County Prosecutor Richard Hertel last week to oversee the investigation into South Bend Sgt. Ryan O’Neill’s June 16 shooting of Eric Logan.Hertel said Tuesday that Indiana State Police investigators are assisting him and that he wants his probe to be “expeditious” but “complete.” He says it will last “as long as it takes.”Hertel says that once his investigation is complete, his three options are to present his findings to a judge, convene a grand jury or file criminal charges. Twitter Previous articleWhitmer travels to Benton Harbor to resume talks on schoolsNext articleGirl, 11, recovering after being struck by vehicle on Lincoln Way West in South Bend Associated PressNews from the Associated Press and its network of reporters and publications.
Joe Biden and Barack Obama got off to a rocky start in 2007, but they found their way to a mutual respect and good working relationship for the next eight years.Obama showed his appreciation at the end of their second term by rewarding Biden with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian award possible. When Biden tells friendly crowds inside stories about their relationship, the former vice president goes out of his way to refer to the ex-president as “Barack,” to better personalize their connection and accentuate the warm familiarity.“I’m an Obama-Biden Democrat, man. And I’m proud of it,” Biden told reporters earlier this month. “I don’t think there’s any one standard-bearer for the Obama legacy in this primary” — Ben LaBolt, former Obama reelection spokesmanNone of Obama’s inner circle of advisers have signed on with any campaign. But other Democratic contenders have snagged top-level Obama campaign talent and tapped its fundraising prowess.While Biden’s campaign manager, Greg Schultz, led Obama’s campaign efforts in swing state Ohio, Beto O’Rourke hired Obama’s 2012 deputy campaign manager Jennifer O’Malley Dillon and has enjoyed the support of Paul Tewes, the 2008 Obama campaign’s director in first-in-the-nation Iowa. Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren signed Joe Rospars, Obama’s chief digital strategist in 2008 and 2012, and Emily Parcell, political director for Obama’s 2008 Iowa caucus team. Several top former Obama administration officials contributed to Pete Buttigieg.In the key swing state of Florida, it’s a similar story. Steve Schale, who helped lead Obama to two victories there as state director in 2008 and senior adviser in 2012, is serving as a senior advisor to Biden’s campaign. But California Senator Kamala Harris scored the support of Obama’s top fundraiser in the state, Kirk Wagar, who was appointed ambassador to Singapore by Obama. The Obama campaign’s deputy Florida director in 2008 and state director in 2012, Ashley Walker, is staying neutral.“I don’t think there’s any one standard-bearer for the Obama legacy in this primary. There are multiple candidates who could carry that mantle,” said Ben LaBolt, former spokesman for Obama’s reelection campaign.“A big question looming over the primary is: Is this a moment for the longest record of experience or is this a moment for generational change within the party and a new vision within the party?” LaBolt said, noting that “even President Obama has talked about letting this be a moment for generational change and for others to lead and rise through the party and step up. So I don’t think it will be a completely clean shot if he tries to claim he’s the sole purveyor of his legacy.” Yet despite a legitimate claim to be the standard-bearer of President Obama’s legacy, Biden faces a fundamental challenge as he seeks his party’s nomination for the White House: Convincing the diverse and youthful coalition that elected Obama to two terms that a 76-year-old white man is the right person to carry the mantle.To Biden and his advisers, age and race are inferior to the political realities of his special relationship with Obama. The question is whether primary voters will see it the same way, especially when the former president has indicated he’ll remain neutral in a crowded Democratic field filled with diverse and dynamic candidates.Former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden delivers remarks during the National Minority Quality Forum on April 9, 2019 in Washington, D.C. | Alex Edelman/Getty ImagesDavid Axelrod, a top Obama adviser, said the former president’s failure to endorse his former vice president shouldn’t come as a surprise — nor should it be taken as a slight of some kind.“The custom for former presidents is not to endorse presidents. The expectation that he would, I find kind of baffling,” Axelrod said, adding that Obama holds a general belief that “people should compete, the strongest candidate will emerge.”Axelrod described the two as “genuinely friends. That’s not folklore. Unlike almost every other vice president and president, these guys got closer and closer over eight years.”One thing is certain: Obama’s political apparatus is not united behind Biden, whose campaign announcement comes after more than 20 other candidates launched their bids. “You can’t go into some black people’s houses here without seeing a picture of Obama on the wall and in some of them Biden is in the background. It makes a difference,” said Kendall Corley, Obama’s former South Carolina director in 2008 and 2012 who was in talks to work for Biden in the state again.“There’s some love for Joe Biden,” he said, “and it’s because of Barack Obama and how he stood by him. People remember.” Also On POLITICO Joe Biden announces run for president By Marc Caputo Inside Joe Biden’s battle plan By Natasha Korecki and Marc Caputo The generational split is clear in a February POLITICO/Morning Consult poll showing Biden is weakest with voters under the age of 30. But, the poll showed, Biden’s age — he will be 78 on the next Inauguration Day — isn’t a fatal problem for him among Democrats, with 30 percent agreeing that he’s “too old to run for president” while 58 percent disagreed.“There’s some love for Joe Biden, and it’s because of Barack Obama and how he stood by him. People remember” — Kendall Corley, former Obama South Carolina directorAn Obama campaign veteran who had discussed working with Biden’s campaign said there’s a divide among former Obama staffers.“A lot of us don’t want Joe to run. His time has passed and it’s not his moment,” the operative said. “The real Obama legacy is about the future, not the past. And if he runs, it’s going to put that legacy on trial in a Democratic primary where guys like Bernie [Sanders] are going to take shots at it and tarnish that legacy … We want Joe to ride off into the sunset.”Still, nostalgia for the Obama White House in the Trump Era is palpable among Democrats. Not only do white progressives and centrists miss the days of “no drama Obama,” African-Americans revere the first black president and have transferred some of that loyalty to his loyal wingman.Looking at the early state calendar, that support from black voters could be a big boost to Biden in South Carolina, where 60 percent of the primary electorate is black. South Carolina Representative James Clyburn, the highest-ranking African American in Congress, has not endorsed any 2020 candidate but is a Biden ally who speaks favorably of him.
Dover’s most recent SAFER barrier project was a nearly 500-foot addition at the exit of Turns 2 and 4. That work was completed ahead of NASCAR’s most recent trip to the Delaware venue last October. “As a driver I really appreciate the investment in safety. The initiative to add 1,800 feet of SAFER barrier to completely cover the outside walls is another great step.” Construction is slated to begin in March, with the track indicating that all work will be complete before the Monster Mile plays host to all three NASCAR national series in its June 2-4 race weekend. That visit will be capped by the first of two Dover events this season for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, the AAA 400 Drive for Autism. BUY TICKETS: See the Daytona 500 live! “Dover has really done a great job in making the facility as safe as possible for us as drivers,” Team Penske driver Joey Logano said in a news release provided by the track. “The Monster Mile is an extremely fast track. For only being a one-mile track, the high-banked corners and concrete surface produce really high speeds and with that you increase the risk for heavier impacts. Dover International Speedway announced plans Monday to add approximately 1,800 feet of SAFER barrier, a project that will fully protect the 1-mile track’s outside retaining wall with the energy-absorbing system. The Steel And Foam Energy Reduction (SAFER) barrier will now cover the outermost concrete retaining wall along the frontstretch and backstretch. That addition will include the crossover gates for track entry and exit.
What Ryan Preece accomplished last year at New Hampshire Motor Speedway helped propel him to unqualified success in a limited run in the NASCAR Xfinity Series.Preece didn’t win last year’s race, but his second-place finish opened eyes throughout the sport. And on his very next run, the modified ace won from the pole at Iowa to score his first series victory in his second trip in a Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota.The victory was the payoff from an enormous gamble. Backed by a group of investors, Preece opted for a few races in top-of-the-line JGR equipment versus a full Xfinity schedule in lesser-quality machinery. In four 2017 races with Gibbs, Preece finished second, first, fourth and fifth.Back in April, Preece scored his second victory, this time in a Dash 4 Cash race at Bristol. In eight Xfinity starts in the past two seasons, he has posted top 10s in all but one. The exception came in his last outing, in July at Daytona, where an overheating issue knocked him out of the race after 51 of 105 laps.MORE: Ryan Preece’s career statsNow Preece returns to New Hampshire for Saturday’s Lakes Region 200 (4 p.m. ET, NBCSN/NBC Sports App, PRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio). Originally, the race wasn’t on Preece’s schedule with JGR.“A lot of the people that supported me last year to do those two races (New Hampshire and Iowa), they wanted to get involved and do it again,” Preece said on Friday at NHMS. “And so we put it together so we can come back and race here in New Hampshire in front of all their friends and family and my friends and family.“It was a really big deal last year, so we ended up putting it together, and hopefully we can do one spot better.”Though it hasn’t happened yet, Preece hopes continued success will lead to sponsorship money and a full-time stint in NASCAR racing.“Of course I do (want a full-time ride), but I think what needs to be said is sponsors need to come to the team and say we need Ryan Preece or something like that,” Preece said. “So I’m just going to keep doing my job, and that’s trying to win races, and hopefully the sponsors will come.”
Southern rock outfit The Marshall Tucker Band has announced an extensive 2019 fall tour dubbed the Through Hell & High Water…and Back Tour.Formed 47 years ago in Spartanburg, South Carolina, the band is notable for hits including “Can’t You See”, “Fire on the Mountain”, “Heard It in a Love Song”, and more. Fellow Southern rockers The Outlaws will offer support on select dates, in addition to .38 Special and Kyle Daniel.“I live for this and our loyal fans have never let us down,” explained founding member and vocalist Doug Gray via a press release.The Marshall Tucker Band will open up their 36-date tour with a performance at Spanaway, WA’s Uncle Sam’s Amphitheatre and will end with a show at Riverhead, NY’s Suffolk Theatre on December 8th. The tour will also see the band make stops at Solana Beach, CA’s Belly Up (9/12); Katy, TX’s Wildcatter Saloon (9/27); Rocky Mount, VA’s Harvester Performance Center (10/11); Pawley’s Island, SC’s Pawley’s Island Festival (10/13); Mobile, AL’s Greater Gulf State Fair (10/27); Albany, NY’s SkyLoft (11/2); Wilkes-Barre, PA’s FM Kirby Center for the Performing Arts (11/8); St. Louis, MO’s River City Casino (11/22); Hartford, CT’s Infinity Hall (12/5), and more.The band also shared that other shows are booked and 2020 tour dates will be announced in the coming months.Head to The Marshall Tucker Band’s website for ticketing and more information.The Marshall Tucker Band 2019 Fall Tour:September 5 — Spanaway, WA @ Uncle Sam’s AmphitheatreSeptember 6 — Lewiston, ID @ Clearwater River CasinoSeptember 7 — Spokane, WA @ The Fox TheatreSeptember 8 — Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory Concert HallSeptember 11 — Tulare, CA @ Tulare County FairSeptember 12 — Solana Beach, CA @ Belly UpSeptember 13 — Pomona, CA @ Los Angeles County Fair (with the Outlaws and 38 Special)September 14 — West Wendover, NV @ Peppermill Concert HallSeptember 27 — Katy, TX @ The Wildcatter SaloonSeptember 28 — Lake Charles, LA @ Golden NuggetOctober 3 — Virginia Beach, VA @ Elevation 27October 4 — Akron, OH @ The TangierOctober 5 — Kuttawa, KY @ Live on the Lawn (with Molly Hatchet)October 10 —Bristol, TN @ The Paramount Center for the Arts (with Kyle Daniel)October 11 — Rocky Mount, VA @ Harvester Performance CenterOctober 12 — Newberry, SC @ Newberry Opera HouseOctober 13 — Pawley’s Island, SC @ Pawley’s Island Festival (with the Outlaws and 38 Special)October 17 — Sugar Hill, GA @ The Eagle at Sugar HillOctober 18 — Ormond Beach, FL @ Iron Horse SaloonOctober 19 — Richmond Hill, GA @ Ogeechee Seafood Festival (with David Lee Murphy)October 24 — St. Charles, IL @ Arcada TheatreOctober 25 — Sioux City, IA @ Hard Rock Hotel & CasinoOctober 27 — Mobile, AL @ Greater Gulf State FairNovember 1 — Stamford, CT @ (with the Outlaws)November 2 — Albany, NY @ SkyLoftNovember 3 — Lynn, MA @ Lynn Auditorium (with the Outlaws)November 4 — Wilmington, DE @ The QueenNovember 7 — Center Red Bank, NJ @ Count Basie Center for the Arts (with the Outlaws)November 8 — Wilkes-Barre, PA @ FM Kirby Center for the Performing Arts (with the Outlaws)November 9 — Charles Town, WV @ Hollywood CasinoNovember 22 — St. Louis, MO @ River City CasinoNovember 23 — Lincoln, NE @ The Royal GroveDecember 5 — Hartford, CT @ Infinity HallDecember 6 — Plymouth, NH @ Flying Monkey Performance CenterDecember 7 — Newton, NJ @ The Newton TheatreDecember 8 — Riverhead, NY @ The Suffolk TheatreView Tour Dates
STS9 will ring in the new year with a run of five shows in Atlanta, GA. Billed as 2020 Visions, the year-end run will see the band perform for four nights at local favorite venue, The Tabernacle, on December 27th (with sub-ID), 28th (with ExMag), 29th (with Toubab Krewe), and 31st (with Modern Measure). STS9 will also perform at an as-yet-undisclosed location on December 30th. Details and ticketing information for the December 30th show as part of the STS9 2020 Visions NYE run will be revealed at a later date.Fans can head here now to register for pre-sale tickets to the four announced shows and enter for a chance to win various prizes including a “Season 2020” pass, which includes two tickets to any non-festival STS9 show in 2020. Since the start of 2019, STS9 has been busy on the road playing multiple nightly sets at premier North American venues including LA’s Wiltern, SF’s Warfield, Austin’s ACL Live, Colorado’s Red Rocks, and NY’s Brooklyn Mirage. Between their stacked sold-out plays, they’ve brought their universally acclaimed transcendent performances to the world’s biggest jam & electronic festivals like Electric Forest, Summer Camp, Camp Bisco, and their own four-night event, Wave Spell. Now in its second year running, Wave Spell featured nine momentous sets from STS9, including three EP showcases alongside other notable names on the bill like Mark Farina, The New Deal, Thirftworks, Christian Martin, Random Rab, among others.Related: STS9 Pushes The Sky To The Limit At Explosive Red Rocks Finale [Photos/Video]See below for a full list of STS9’s upcoming tour dates. For more information and ticketing details, head to the band’s website here.STS9 Upcoming Tour DatesOctober 24 – Suwannee Hulaween Festival (Live Oak, FL)October 26 – The Caverns – Pelham, TNOctober 27 – The Caverns – Pelham, TNNovember 22 – Wonderfront Festival – San Diego, CADecember 27 – Tabernacle – Atlanta, GADecember 28 – Tabernacle – Atlanta, GADecember 29 – Tabernacle – Atlanta, GADecember 30 – To Be AnnouncedDecember 31 – Tabernacle – Atlanta, GAView Upcoming Tour Dates
I take them out “for coffee” at the local wherever. We get a booth, order our drinks, and the following pronouncement is made:“You sure have grown an awful lot this year. Not only are you taller, but I can see that your heart has grown, too. [Point out 2-3 examples of empathetic behavior — consideration of people’s feelings, good deeds, acts of kindness etc., that the kid has done in the past year.] In fact, your heart has grown so much that I think you are ready to become a Santa Claus.WATCH: Bearded Walmart Shopper Is Mistaken for Santa, Plays Along For Tot “You probably have noticed that most of the Santas you see are people dressed up like him. Some of your friends might have even told you that there is no Santa. A lot of children think that, because they aren’t ready to BE a Santa yet, but YOU ARE.“Tell me the best things about Santa. What does Santa get for all of his trouble? [Lead the kid from “cookies” to the good feeling of having done something for someone else.] Well, now YOU are ready to do your first job as a Santa!”Make sure you maintain the proper conspiratorial tone.(Read the rest of the story at Brad Aronson’s website)Click To Share This Sweet Yuletide Tip With Your FriendsAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMore AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreIn our family, we have a special way of transitioning the kids from receiving Santa’s gifts, to becoming Santa. This way, the Santa construct is not a lie that gets discovered, but rather an unfolding series of good deeds and Christmas spirit.When your kids turn 6 or 7 – or whenever you see start to see the dawning suspicion that Santa may not be a material being – that means the child is ready.
The money will be used to build 25 homes for low income families in Oklahoma City.RELATED: Strangers Join Police Officers to Buy 95-Year-old New Air ConditionerThough there are plenty of Habitat for Humanity neighborhoods in the area, this will be the first community ever named after a donor – the Stephen Florentz Legacy Estates.Florentz reportedly worked as a helicopter medic in Vietnam before going on to volunteer in Operation: Desert Storm in Saudi Arabia.The sergeant received a Purple Heart award for his service and he later retired in Oklahoma. He then continued his service to fellow veterans off the battlefield by volunteering at Veteran’s Association hospitals.Though it’s unclear as to which families will qualify for the housing, this latest donation is definitely the crowning achievement of Florentz’s compassionate legacy.“He would be honored by what’s happened today. He gave his life for veterans,” the veteran’s friend Mike Bourland told KFOR.(WATCH the video below)Click To Share This Inspiring News With Your Friends (Photo by Crazyemt, CC)AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMore AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreA late Army sergeant and Purple Heart recipient has left behind an awe-inspiring legacy of philanthropy.When Sergeant First Class Stephen Florentz passed away in December, he left his $2.25 million estate to the Central Oklahoma Habitat for Humanity – which is the largest donation that they have ever received.
Northwave was one of the first cycling shoe companies to really get behind the idea of keeping your feet comfortable year round when they put Gore-Tex liners into their cycling boots back in 2004. But after almost a decade and a half they’ve come around to the idea that keeping our feet warm & dry isn’t the only concern for serious cyclists riding through the winter. So Northwave is ditching the stiff winter boot concept and moving over to a new flexible design that pairs a flexible Climaflex Collar to a performance low-cut shoe. The result is comfortable full range of motion at the ankle, combined with full weather protection.Northwave Extreme RR & XCM GTXNow with an eleven shoe range containing eight shoes that get their asymmetric dial adjustable uppers, and six with the new Climaflex cuff, Northwave has every type of cold weather rider covered.The Extreme GTX is the new top of the line winter cycling shoe and pretty much starts its life with the same construction as the Extreme RR or new Ghost XC. That means that the fit & feel of the shoe is analogous to a top-level road or cross country shoe, with Northwave’s asymmetric XFrame dial lacing system with its Dyneema cable, a supple synthetic upper, and a light & stiff carbon outsole.But instead of just extending the cuff up to offer ankle coverage, the Extreme GTX shoes get the new Climaflex Collar. Designed as a flexible neoprene cuff lined with a GoreTex membrane, it is easy to get onto the foot, yet closes relatively snugly against your leg. That waterproof liner is also some interesting tech as it looks to be the first use of GoreTex’s Kelvin membrane in cycling shoes. Duratherm Kelvein laminates the waterproof, breathable membrane to hollow fibers for more insulation rating the shoes for use down to -15°C (5°F) & up to 5°C (41°F).The idea is that it allows a complete range of ankle motion so your pedaling stroke isn’t impacted just because the temperature drops. We tried the shoes on and they are easy to slip into, and fit close to the leg of most of the people we saw wear them. Full flexibility is indeed there, but the cuff is not tight enough to eliminate all gaps at extreme ankling angles. Instead, the extended cuff is designed to be worn under the cuff of a pair of tights to create a full seal while still allowing range of motion.Besides the XFrame lacing, ClimaFlex cuff, GoreTex Kelvin, the road going RR and off-road XCM get their own carbon soles with tread optimized for cold weather use. They also get Arctic footbeds that mix layers of fleece and aluminum to reflect heat back into the foot to keep your toes warm.Both shoes come in a 39-48 size range (half sizes from 39.5-45.5) and are available only in black for 280€. The road RR should weigh around 365g per shoe, while the mountain XCM tips the scales at 448g. Both versions are heading out through distribution channels as we type, so should be available within a week or two from now.Northwave Flash & Raptor Arctic GTX & GTXComing down from the top end Extreme GTX shoes, Northwave continues a broad range of the new ‘winter shoes, not winter boots’ concept. Also using Northwave’s SLW2 dial closure (with no plastic internal parts, and fine adjustment) & same Dyneema cable, the road Flash and off-road Raptor names get more options.Flash/Raptor Arctic GTX combine the new flexible ClimaFlex cuff with Arctic level insulation and a GoreTex membrane, with a slightly more affordable upper and simple cable loop (middle above) still rated down to -10°C (14°F). If you don’t need so much insulation, the Flash/Raptor GTX (rear above, camo) drop the extra insulation while keeping the ClimaFlex cuff and GoreTex membrane for comfortable riding in the cold & wet down to -3°C (27°F)Northwave Flash & Raptor THCompletely new to the winter line-up for Northwave this year are a set of insulated shoes that share some tech from the high top shoes, but stick to a low-cut shoe for use in less extreme climates.Again you get the exact same lower construction of the Flash & Raptor GTX shoes, but ditch the GoreTex liner and extended cuff. The Flash & Raptor TH then use 200g Thinsultae insulation to keep your feel cozy for late fall & early spring riding when wet roads & trails are less of a concern, rated for 0-15°C (32-59°F) riding.Available for 160€ in either the road Flash TH or mountain Raptor TH, the shoes get the same reinforced construction, mid-level carbon reinforced soles & SLW2 dial closure of the high top shoes. The Flash TH weighs 293g and the Raptor TH 378g, with the broader 37-48 size range (half sizes from 39.5-45.5) range as the Flash/Raptors with the extended cuff.X-Cross GTX, Outcross Plus GTX & YetiNot to be left out, Northwave does carry over a few actual winter boots, even as they push the shoes over boots ideal. The X-Cross GTX (front above) is the latest update to their long running winter mountain bike boot, keeping things simple with the more rigid upper. The Yeti then is the shoe if your winter riding is even more extreme. With ratings down to -20°C (-4°F) Northwave themselves said they don’t expect a lot of riders to be looking for this kind of deep winter boot. But for those who ride in the coldest of winters, a proper expedition-level winter mountain bike boot is a must.The last of the new winter shoes is a lower cost Outcross Plus GTX which pairs a more flexible reinforce nylon mountain bike sole with a 2-velcro strap, 1 dial closure and a GoreTex liner.Northwave.com