2009年11月6日 星期五

freewheel, free-wheeling, coast

Coasting, for Shimano


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Coasting, for Shimano

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Client: Shimano (U.S.)
Design: IDEO (U.S.), Trek Bicycle (U.S.), Raleigh Bicycle (U.S.), Giant Bicycle (U.S.), Shimano (U.S.)

Coasting represents an integrated, industrywide strategy to engage noncyclists in casual biking. To reach the 160 million US adults who are not riding bikes, Shimano partnered with designers and manufacturers to specify a new biking experience that conjured childhood memories of simple, joyful riding. Enabled by novel features, such as automatic shifting, puncture-resistant tires and coaster brakes, these bikes are easy to ride. In addition, a comprehensive Web site helps people to locate and suggest safe places to ride, while a trade campaign and training curriculum educate salespeople to better serve the recreational nonelite customer.







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freewheel Show phonetics
verb [I] (ALSO coast) UK
to travel, especially down a hill, on a bicycle or in a vehicle without using the legs or engine to provide power

freewheeling

The adjective has 2 meanings:

Meaning #1: free of restraints or rules

Meaning #2: cheerfully irresponsible
Synonyms: carefree, devil-may-care, happy-go-lucky, harum-scarum, slaphappy

coast

n.

    1. Land next to the sea; the seashore.
    2. Coast The Pacific coast of the United States.
  1. A hill or other slope down which one may coast, as on a sled.
  2. The act of sliding or coasting; slide.
  3. Obsolete. The frontier or border of a country.

v., coast·ed, coast·ing, coasts. v.intr.
    1. To slide down an incline through the effect of gravity.
    2. To move effortlessly and smoothly. See synonyms at slide.
  1. To move without further use of propelling power.
  2. To act or move aimlessly or with little effort: coasted for a few weeks before applying for a job.
  3. Nautical. To sail near or along a coast.
v.tr. Nautical.

To sail or move along the coast or border of.

[Middle English coste, from Old French, from Latin costa, side.]

coastal coast'al ('stəl) adj.



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名滿天下的美國六○年代抗議歌手巴布狄倫(Bob Dylan)將於四月初赴台演唱,台灣樂迷有福了。狄倫的老情人,影響狄倫早期思想與創作至深且鉅的蘇絲.羅托洛(Suze Rotolo)二月二十五日因肺癌病逝紐約市,終年六十七歲。一九六三年二月紐約大雪過後,二十一歲的狄倫與十九歲的蘇絲在格林威治村瓊斯街上手挽手走路的鏡頭,當做〈隨心所欲的巴布狄倫〉(The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan)唱片封套,大賣特賣,無數情侶都跑到瓊斯街上模仿狄倫和蘇絲合照的模樣。