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    hahaha.... I get it!

    (read that whole BMW C.A.R.E. article, no mention of testing zippers, which are chronically weak on BMW apparel.)

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    [b]Kawasaki wins Baja 1000
    Honda factory squad gets second in off-road event.
    / by Zac Kurylyk /

    MotoAmerica Adds KTM RC Cup To Series
    / by bhatano /

    MotoAmerica Hires Race Operations Manager
    The following is an industry press release... Costa Mesa, Calif. (November 19, 2014) ? MotoAmerica, the new North American road racing series, is pleased to announce the hiring of Niccole Cox as its Race Operations Manager, effective immediately. Cox comes to MotoAmerica from MotoWest Grand Prix where she managed all aspects of the business as its Operations Manager. In her new role at MotoAme
    AMA News / by hwilson /

    Ducati And Kawasaki Wrap Up World Superbike Testing At Aragon
    While the Moto2 and Moto3 bikes were circulating at Valencia, along with the Althea WSBK team, Ducati and Kawasaki wrapped up their test at the Motorland Aragon circuit in preparation for the 2015 World Superbike series. The two Ducati riders were once again fastest, building on the work from Monday, with Davide Giugliano topping the timesheets ahead of teammate Chaz Davies. Jonathan Rea managed t / by David Emmett /

    KTM RC390, Honda CBR500R and Yamaha YZF-R3 Eligible As CCS Announces That 500cc SuperSport Class Will Run At Regional Championship Events In 2015
    The Championship Cup Series would like to announce the new 500 SuperSport class will join the CCS Regional Championship line up for 2015.. Since its inception in 1984, the Championship Cup Series has been a leader in sportsman motorcycl... /

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    Don't Get Caught in the Traffic Crossfire | CODE BREAK
    Motorcyclist*/ by bhatano /*

    The Top 15 Motorcycle Tips For Street Riding Safety
    1K*Motorcyclist*/ by bhatano /*

    Technology BMW R1200R and R1200RS, Toward the end of the Telelever?

    Triumph Tiger 800 XRx first ride review
    NOT every adventure bike owner actually wants to take their expensive and shiny machine anywhere near a muddy trail. In fact, let's face it, most probably never get round to it.So it makes sense to have adventure bikes with a bias toward the road, where they will spend 99% if not all of their time.Triumph thinks so. I've just tested my secon
    Visordown / by Steve Farrell /

    Rukka Imatra Gloves Review
    Gore-Tex and Outlast combine forces in a beautifully made leather glove for winter riding. / by rss@webbikeworld.... /

    Giant Loop's Klamath Tail Rack Pack is a low-profile way to organize gear
    BEND, Oregon -- Giant Loop has added the Klamath Tail Rack Pack to its 2015 GL Moto Collection, combining accessibility with a low-profile. Like a tank bag for the rear of a bike, the Klamath Tail Rack Pack secures to virtually any motorcycle tail rack. The four-liter soft luggage case, made with military-spec materials, features a zipper-less nested clamshell design inspired by classic motorcycle
    Dealernews / by vguerrieri /

    TCX X-Desert Touring Adventure Boots ? Review
    Retailing at $419.99, the TCX X-Desert boot is a full featured off-road adventure touring boot. Built to withstand everything nature can throw at it, can it also stand up to the local coffee shop parking lot or a full day at work? Read
    Hell for Leather /

    Russell Sutton?s Nine Cylinder Radial Engine Complete with Propeller
    Original article from: - Original article from: - After many years, which included some unfortunate mechanical setbacks, Russell Sutton has his nine cylinder radial running with a 300 horsepower Sensenich propeller mounted, generating 800 pounds of thrust. For those of you who have come in late, this is an engine, designed from scratch, cases milled from alumin
    The Kneeslider / by Paul Crowe /

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    Final rankings: Markus Reiterberger wins the 2014 BMW Motorrad Race Trophy.
    Riders from nine different countries and seven different championships finish the inaugural season of the new project within the top 15 ? Podium finish for Martin Jessop at the legendary Macau Grand Prix.
    BMW Group PressClub Sport /

    Spontaneous Riding Fun - Versatile And Emissions-Free: The Mini Citysurfer Concept
    Munich, Germany ? November 19, 2014. Superb fun on the road combined with minimum space requirements - this has been the principle underlying the success of MINI for 55 years. The British premium brand is now facing up to the current and future challenges posed by the traffic situation in urban conurbation areas all over the world by presenting an innovative concept for flexible individual mobilit
    BMW Group PressClub USA*/*

    Cage World


    BBC Sport - Jules Bianchi: Injured Formula 1 driver 'out of coma'
    Jules Bianchi: Injured Formula 1 driver 'out of coma' Formula 1 driver Jules Bianchi is no longer in an artificial coma and is breathing unaided, his parents have said in a statement. The Marussia driver, 25, su
    BBC Sport /

    Michael Schumacher: 'paralysed and in a wheelchair'
    German driver still cannot speak and has memory problems, according to former racing driver Philippe Streiff
    F1, Formula 1 / by Alexandra William... /

    Race Preview F1 Abu Dhabi

    Formula 1 Eithad Airways Grand Prix Media Guide

    Abu Dhabi Circuit Map

    Motor racing-Marussia fail in late bid to race in Abu Dhabi
    ABU DHABI, Nov 19 (Reuters) - The Marussia Formula One team, who have ceased trading and made all their staff redundant, have failed in a late bid to get back on the road for Sunday's season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
    Reuters: Motor Sports News /

    Sauber braced for point-less campaign
    Sauber has admitted that it is going to be "tough" to avoid 2014 being its first ever season in Formula 1 without points
    F1 news - /

    [b[Grosjean to stay on with Lotus in 2015

    Lotus will field an unchanged driver line-up in 2015 after announcing that Romain Grosjean will stay on as Pastor Maldonado's team mate. It will be the Frenchman's fourth straight season with the Enstone-based team, which is switching from Renault to Mercedes power next year. Grosjean has claimed nine podiums for Lotus since 2012 - Latest News /

    Ecclestone helped Caterham out
    Bernie Ecclestone has confirmed that he helped out Caterham in their bid to race in the season finale in Abu Dhabi...
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    Volkswagen ( 14v656000 )
    Dated: OCT 17, 2014 Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain model year 2011-2013 Jetta vehicles manufactured March 1, 2010, to November 30, 2012, and 2012-2013 Beetle vehicles manufactured Mar...
    Vehicles Recalls /

    MV Agusta Factory Underwater
    Motorcyclist / by bhatano /
    FWIW Normally this would be the headline for a MV Agusta business story. Unfortunately it is not.

    2016 Jaguar F-Type Debuts With All-Wheel Drive And Manual Transmission
    Jaguar?s F-Type has only been on the scene since the 2014 model year but the vehicle has come in for some substantial updates, which are being introduced for the 2016 F-Type going on sale next spring. The big news is the addition of an all-wheel-drive system, which Jaguar has confirmed will be standard on all F-Type R variants and an option...
    MotorAuthority /

    Bugatti's 1500bhp Veyron replacement breaks cover
    Veyron replacement spotted for the first time, as Bugatti starts hot weather testing This test car is the first evidence that the replacement for Bugatti?s nine-year old Veyron is finally on the way.Despite looking very similar to the current car, there are clues as the shape of the new model particularly the NACA-style air ducts in the roof and the new rear window and engine cover details.Source
    Autocar Feed /

    2016 Cadillac ATS-V And ATS-V Coupe: 455 HP And 0-60 MPH In 3.9 Seconds (Live Photos)
    The Cadillac CTS-V has long been a favorite of enthusiasts who know what a real driver?s car is?and at a real sweetheart of a price for what you get. Sure, it had its rough edges. But it was great. Now, the ATS-V steps in to take up that mantle?and to carry it forward. Packing 455 horsepower and 445 pound-feet of torque, the new...
    MotorAuthority /

    FWIW Live Photos? Is a video a live photo or is a slide show live when you click on it? If it is live, what does it have for breakfast? Will it make coffee or do I have to do that for both of us? These are just some of the questions and challenges in putting these posts together.

    The BR&TMR Bijou Presents

    alpha Racing SUPERBIKE*IDM 2014
    alpha Racing und Markus Reiterberger mit BMW S 1000 RR in der SUPERBIKE*IDM Superbike Klasse, Saison 2014

    2015 Indian Roadmaster Review ? MotoUSA
    We've spent the last couple months and over 3000 miles in the saddle of the 2015 Indian Roadmaster, an impressive touring motorcycle with big power and premium comfort. Read our full review:

    All Original 1979 Vespa P200E!
    One of our new customers brought by his recently aquired P200 with under 200 original miles! VESPA MOTORSPORT

    Held Airbagwest Helite 2015 | Live Presentation, Infos
    Held presents the new Airbagwest Helite.
    All infos and a live presentation in the video!

    Antidoping controls by WADA
    FIM TV

    2016 Mercedes-Maybach S600
    The Mercedes-Maybach S-Class is making its world debut today at the Los Angeles Auto Show.


    Normally ignore these kinds of videos for all sorts of reasons. I am posting this one for all sorts of reasons.
    Wheelie bad idea
    This rider thought he was having a good day tearing around the streets of Central London, popping little wheelies. Right up until the point when he hoisted a clearly deliberate mono in a 20mph zone, only to have his self-gratification cut short by a pair of police officers on massive horses. Despite spouting some comically weak horse-doodah about ?it just ...
    Motorcycle News /

    TED: Nancy Frates: Why my family started the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. The rest is history - Nancy Frates (2014)
    When 27-year-old Pete Frates injured his wrist in a baseball game, he got an unexpected diagnosis: it wasn?t a broken bone, it was ALS. Better known as Lou Gehrig?s disease, ALS causes paralysis and death?there is no cure. And still, Pete saw an opportunity to drive awareness about the disease. In a brave talk, his mom Nancy Frates tells the story of how the family developed the ALS Ice Bucket Cha
    TEDTalks (video) / by TEDTalks /

    Hacker Lexicon: What Is the Dark Web? | WIRED
    With the rise and fall of the Silk Road?and then its rise again and fall again?the last couple of years have cast new light on the Dark Web. But when a news organization as reputable as 60 Minutes describes the Dark Web as ?a vast, secret, cyber underworld? that accounts for ?90% of the Internet,? it?s time for a refresher. The Dark Web isn?t particularly vast, it?s not 90% percent of the Intern
    WIRED /

    Skydiver and Wingsuit Pilot Pull Off Insane Flying Carpet Stunt
    Skydiver Bj?rn Magne Bryn and wingsuit pilot Espen Fadnes made history when they pulled off their insane ?flying carpet? maneuver in Norway?s Romsdalen Valley. The two connected in mid-air for more than 20 seconds before Bj?rn broke away and Espen deployed his chute. Project Romsdalen was made possible by two months of intense preparation, location scouting, timing calculations and numerous ju
    95 TwistedSifter / by twistedsifter /

    Facebook Groups Are Underrated, Here's How to Make Them Awesome
    Facebook launched a new Groups app for mobile yesterday, to the confusion of many. While a lot people may have forgotten all about groups, they're actually one of the best tools Facebook has for keeping up with your friends. Plus, they're way more personal than the News Feed.Groups Offer More Control Than News Feed (or Lists)Facebook is supposed to keep you connected with the people who are import
    Lifehacker / by Eric Ravenscraft /

    How Facebook?s Programming Tools Are Remaking Wikipedia and Box
    Facebook?s social network got so big, it had to build the thing an entirely new foundation. It?s a story that shows just how far the giants of the internet must go to ensure that their services can reliably juggle traffic from hundreds of millions of people across the globe. It wasn?t just that Facebook had [?] The post How Facebook?s Programming Tools Are Remaking Wikipedia and Box appeared first
    WIRED / by Cade Metz /

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    Bike Candy

    From Steve McQueen Triumph TR6 from the 1964 ISDT

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    The numerical curiousities of MotoGP? in 2014
    In addition to numbers of victories, podiums and points achieved by rider, there is plenty more data recorded for all the participants in the MotoGP? World Championship.
    news RSS on - The Official MotoGP Website*/*

    Kawasaki's Sofuoglu Tests World Supersport Engine Configurations At Motorland Aragon
    Sofuoglu Hails Positive TestThree-time WSS Champion Kenan Sofuoglu (Kawasaki San Carlo Puccetti Racing) took his first steps toward the 2015 WSS season at the Motorland Aragon circuit on 17 and 18 November, evaluating the latest machine dev...*/*

    Comparing engine usage in 2014
    Engines were a much talked-about topic heading into the 2014 MotoGP? season as the terms ?Factory Option? and ?Open? made plenty of headlines.
    5K*news RSS on - The Official MotoGP Website*/

    Dakar schedule released
    The 2015 race gets two marathon stages in second half.
    CMG News*/ by Zac Kurylyk /*

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    T-Rex ( 14v608000 )
    Dated: SEP 25, 2014 Campagna Motors (Campagna) is recalling certain model year 2007 and 2009-2013 T-Rex 1400R, 14R, and 14RR motorcycles manufactured September 1, 2006, to December 31, 2013, and equipped with Kawasaki 13...
    Vehicles Recalls*/

    Dr. Frazier?s Old BMW Pig in a Poke
    When Dr. G. tries to sell and ship a 30-year-old Beemer over the internet, instead the potential buyer decides to make the 1200-mile journey himself to see the pig in the poke with his own eyes and then ride home.
    Motorcycle USA Article Headlines Headlines Homepage*/

    Midual Type 1 now being shown in France
    The Midual Type 1 - beautiful and luxurious in a way only a French motorcycle can be!Based in Angers, France, Midual have created a beautifully luxurious motorcycle - the Midual Type 1 - which was unveiled earlier this year, at the Pebble Beach Concours d?El?gance, in California. Now, the bike is being shown at Salon Belles Montres, from November 20th to 23rd, at Carrousel du Louvre in Paris. T
    Bar Hopper*/ by The Barhopper /

    A Cool Selection of Vintage Motorcycles
    From inspiration, performance, design to brilliant engines. In the quest of motorcycle past, we are always likely to to find astonishing treasures which makes our life interesting. Bikes are not just portions of metal; they tend to hold stories & endeavors. In this post ? we share along some of the vintage motorcycles that help bike lovers to keep their passion alive. Whether it?s a bike from
    Bar Hopper*/ by Todd Halterman*

    This 200-MPH Electric Hyperbike Is Coming to American Streets
    Last year, a man named Carlin Dunne raced an electric motorcycle in the Pikes Peak International Hillclimb. He reached the summit in a blistering 10 minutes flat, handily beating his closest competitor through the mountain's 156 curves by 21 seconds. That kind of time is impressive for a gasoline-powered superbike. It is downright amazing for an electric motorcycle. The post This 200-MPH Electric
    WIRED*/ by Alexander George /

    Living With the Beast | 2014 KTM 1290 Super Duke R Road Test Review
    Sport Rider RSS Feed*/ by trevitta /*

    Ural MIR Limited Edition First Look
    Ural has announced a limited edition model to its line up with the 2014 Ural MIR, with only 20 units planned for production the MIR celebrates the 20th anniversary of the Shuttle-MIR program.
    Motorcycle USA Article Headlines Headlines Homepage*/ by Byron Wilson /

    Motorcycle Hot Topics Heading Into 2015 + Video
    There?s a lot to be excited about in 2015. Germany?s Intermot motorcycle show was first to burst forth new or significantly revised models, about 20 of ?em. Next up, we attended the second year of the AIMExpo in Orlando, Florida, where we saw five new or revised bikes plus several of the ones shown at Intermot. Get the Flash Player to see this player. Intermot 2014: Cologne Motorcycle Show 2014 AI
    Motorcycle.Com Latest Articles Feed*/ by Kevin Duke /

    SWM and the Simple Single More Thoughts

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    Inspiring images to last all year
    If ever you need a reason to get out on your BMW motorcycle, then a look through the new BMW Motorrad 2015 calendar should be enough to inspire you to Make Life a Ride and head out on the highway. Available exclusively online from the BMW Lifestyle Shop, the calendar is ready now for ordering for delivery in time for the festive season. ...
    BMW Motorrad News*/*

    Beards & Beemers
    When Erik Christensen revealed his BMW caf? racer ?Catalyst? project earlier this year on the Northern Caf? Racers Facebook page, he made many new friends. When he invited a select few to join him on a ride-out, the one problem that could scupper Erik?s dream was the fact his hometown is Palmer, Alaska, which just happens to be the USA?s most north-westerly state? ...
    BMW Motorrad News*/

    Making Life A Ride ? GS style
    Think you don?t have enough experience or ability for a round-the-world ride? Think again. When the allure of the brand?s GS bikes became too hard to resist, self-proclaimed ?average? rider Rolf Lange gave up a comfortable job as the boss of BMW Motorrad?s lead digital agency Plan.Net and set off on a globetrotting adventure with his best friend Joe Dannemann. Several months in, their advice to ..
    BMW Motorrad News*/

    [b]Something to read, for when you can?t ride?[/url]
    As much as we love riding our bikes, there are times and there are seasons when we are unable to get out on two wheels. Fortunately, there are plenty of enthusiast magazines to keep us entertained, including the quarterly English language BMW Motorcycle Magazine, which has just published its 25th issue? ...
    BMW Motorrad News*/*

    ?The MINI Story? at the BMW Museum +++ New temporary exhibition opens on 27 November 2014 /
    From 27 November 2014, MINI ? the BMW Group?s cult urban brand ? will be the focus of attention in a temporary exhibition entitled ?The MINI Story?. Up to 31 January 2016, visitors to the BMW Museum will for the first time be able to admire over 30 original vehicles, smaller exhibits and accessories from 55 years of MINI history.
    BMW Group PressClub Global*/

    http://An interview with Alessandro ...g 2014 season.
    For Alessandro Zanardi (IT) an eventful year is drawing to a close. 2014 marked his comeback season in motorsport after a break of four years: the BMW works driver competed in the Blancpain Sprint Series with his BMW Z4 GT3. In para-cycling, the 48-year-old Italian celebrated further great successes, including two more world championship titles. In October, he completed his first ever long-distanc
    BMW Group PressClub Sport*/*

    Cage World


    Hamilton sets pace at title decider
    Lewis Hamilton is fastest ahead of Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg in first practice at the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

    Strategy could play decisive role in Hamilton and Rosberg?s ?Duel in the Desert?
    This year Abu Dhabi hosts the ?Duel in the Desert? for the drivers? world championship with Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes team mate Nico Rosberg battling for the title. So a lot is at stake this weekend and it?s worth remembering that a bad strategy call was the decisive factor the last time the drivers? title [?]
    James Allen on F1 ? The official James Allen website on F1*

    FIA Thursday press conference - Abu Dhabi
    Drivers - Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes), Nico Hulkenberg (Force India), Nico Rosberg (Mercedes), Sebastian Vettel (Red Bull Racing), Fernando Alonso (Ferrari), Jenson Button (McLaren) Q: Lewis, you're guaranteed the title on Sunday if you finish in the top two, something that you have done for the last six races - Latest News*/*

    Nico Rosberg Q&A: It's now or never!
    Nico Rosberg might head into the 2014 Formula One finale with a 17-point deficit to Mercedes team mate Lewis Hamilton, but he remains very optimistic he can overhaul his title rival and clinch a first world championship crown. On the eve of the Grand Prix, Rosberg says he will maintain his normal approach even for the biggest moment of his career - and insists he can influence Hamilton's race, in - Latest News*/

    Sebastian Vettel Q&A: I've a mountain to climb at Ferrari
    The worst kept secret in the F1 paddock was finally confirmed on Friday with news that Sebastian Vettel has signed a three-year deal to race for Ferrari from next season. Able to speak openly about his new challenge for the first time, Vettel gave us an exclusive interview in which he shares his thoughts on that Maranello magic, his chances of returning the Scuderia to the front of the grid, and h - Latest News*/*

    F1 race calendar 2015: Official dates
    Twenty races have been scheduled for the 2015 Formula One season, starting in Australia and finishing in Abu Dhabi with a return for the Mexico GP.
    F1, Formula 1*/ by Telegraph Sport /

    FIA must cap F1 engine costs, says former top adviser
    The former technical adviser to Formula One?s governing body, the FIA, has attacked his previous employer for failing to cap the cost of expensive new engines which have contributed to the collapse of two teams.
    Motor Racing RSS Feed*/*


    Mini ( 14v619000 )
    Dated: OCT 02, 2014 BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain model year 2014 MINI Cooper Hardtop 2-door vehicles manufactured January 7, 2014, to July 21, 2014. The spare wheel may have been attached under t...
    Vehicles Recalls*/*

    Ford ( 14v617000 )
    Dated: OCT 02, 2014 New England Wheels (New England) is recalling certain model year 2006-2014 E-250, and E-350 vehicles modified by New England to be equipped with certain model S2005, S2010, S5005, S5010, S5505, and S5...
    Vehicles Recalls*/

    Land Rover ( 14v618000 )
    Dated: OCT 02, 2014 Jaguar Land Rover North America, LLC (Land Rover) is recalling certain model year 2014 Range Rover and Range Rover Sport and 2013-2014 LR4 vehicles manufactured September 16, 2013, to June 30, 2014. ...
    Vehicles Recalls*/*

    DeLorean DMC-12 Barn Find
    Despite the low production numbers and somewhat tainted history of the DeLorean DMC-12, it?s unquestionably one of the most instantly recognisable motor cars of all time. One of the most famous and visually arresting features is the stainless steel body work, so when we came across this bright red DeLorean on eBay we were understandably curious about its provenance.It?s widely known that only a ve
    Silodrome*/ by James McBride /*

    Galpin And Henrik Fisker Reveal 725-HP Rocket Based On The 2015 Mustang
    Henrik Fisker is probably best known for his attempt at starting an automaker, but before the days of Fisker Automotive the Danish businessman was working as a car designer and running coachbuilder Fisker Coachbuild. Well, it appears Fisker isn?t finished with the auto world just yet as he?s teamed up with famous Ford tuner Galpin Auto...

    LA motor show 2014 report and gallery
    Hydrogen rules the day in LA, as major manufacturers show their near production-ready visions of a fuel cell future It's small. That's what nearly everyone is saying about this year's Los Angeles motor show. If it's just the highlights you want, you can visit them in a couple of hours.*However, if the West Coast's most important motor expo is small, it is also perfectly formed. Whereas others in
    Autocar RSS Feed*/*

    Chevy Chaparral 2X Vision Gran Turismo Concept Makes Its L.A. Auto Show Debut: Video
    The Chaparral race cars of the 1960s and '70s were among the most radical of their time, and Chevrolet decided to channel that spirit of experimentation for its "Vision" concept for Gran Turismo 6. Unveiled at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show, the Chevrolet Chaparral 2X Vision Gran Turismo concept is a futuristic racer with technology Chaparral...

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    MINI Citysurfer Concept ? Design

    Husqvarna Motorcycles: The Journey of a Legendary Brand

    Motorcycle Hot Topics Heading Into 2015

    Honda reveals new prototypes at EICMA

    Cafe Racer (Tips to choose the best engine snoring)

    How to Brine a Turkey | DJ BBQ


    Shovel Snow More Efficiently by Working in Rectangles
    Many areas of the country are getting hit by cold fronts and snow, and many others can expect the same this winter. So let's talk snow shoveling technique.When shoveling snow manually, you'll want to be as efficient as possible so you don't hurt yourself and can get back into your warm home as soon as you can. Popular Mechanics offers over a dozen "rules" for shoveling snow, such as stre
    Lifehacker*/ by Melanie Pinola /*

    What?s the Best Item to Carry With You During Time Travel?
    I can?t help myself. I keep thinking of this io9 post with an interesting question. Let me refine it just a little bit. You are going back in time to the year 1234 AD to a location somewhere in Europe. For some crazy reason, you can bring one ?thing? with you. What do you bring? [?] The post What?s the Best Item to Carry With You During Time Travel? appeared first on WIRED.
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    MV Agusta:
    flood destroyed RennabteilungDie to Northern Italy falling water masses could mean on the 2015 season of the Superbike World Championship for MV Agusta a major setback in the preparation. The racing department is under Wasser.
    Speedweek Superbike News Overview / by Kay Hettich /

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    Kawasaki Releases More Details About The 300-Horsepower, $50,000 Ninja H2R
    2015 KAWASAKI NINJA H2?RBuilt Beyond BeliefThe launching point for the development of ...*/

    Tour Roland Sands Design ? Video
    Watch this short video tour of Roland Sands Designs in Southern
    Hell for Leather*/

    Bike of The Week: Raiden Triumph Tiger 800XC
    There's gotta be a term for adventure bikes that spend their whole lives without ever touching dirt. AINO? (Adventure In Name Only?) Our Bikes of The Week - actually, there are two of them - are the opposite of
    Hell for Leather*/*

    BMW Motorrad?s Stop-Ride Order on the R1200RT Motorcycle | COOK?S CORNER
    [url=]Motorcyclist*/ by bhatano /[/b]

    Jacket Spidi H2out I- Combat for the winter in city
    The Italian House has proposed a variant of the family of jackets Combat usable every day, especially in the urban jungle. The information, data sheets, photos and prezzo40 / by Editor /

    MACNA Redox: camouflage spiritMacna made technical equipment
    ?? we begin to know but what is less common for the brand is ?? d ?? c involve a more dynamic look. TODAY ?? C ?? hui is done with the ORP. ?? The camouflage print is still recipe MACNA knows and makes his 2015 catalog jacket comes in three colors. Redox paves the way for a new style in which the Dutch ?? n forget pCaradisiac Moto /

    Crosby cotton Belstaff Belstaff retsina accept his jacket
    Crosby resinated cotton always with the same spirit for an expensive look to the brand. It is true that the style and cut will not surprise anyone. Belstaff has a particular style and it takes ?? s ?? ?? c is the least that can be said ??. Multiple pockets, a cinched waist and metal buckles ?? short Belstaff jacket. Rubber to not scratch the tank e Caradisiac Moto / by (Alexandre Hubn ... /

    Want a modern R90S? Wunderlich helps out
    New windscreen helps your R nineT look a little more like BMW's classic airhead. Zac Kurylyk /

    Bell Bullitt RSD Viva Helmet
    The new Bell Bullitt RSD Viva Helmet is a limited edition version of Bell?s new retro full face lid with custom graphics by the team at Roland Sands Design. We?ve covered the Bell Bullitt helmet before on Silodrome and I have one sitting in the garage next to my tool box, it?s quickly becoming the defacto helmet for saftey conscious riders who prefer simpler, cleaner and more minimalist design.The
    Silodrome*/ by James McBride /

    Top 10 legendary 600s
    IT?S weird, when you think about it, that bikes are so heavily defined by their engine capacities. People will talk about a ?1000,? a ?600? or a ?250? with no further definition even though the capacity alone arguably has little to do with a bike?s style, performance or ability.This top 10 600s list could easily have been nothing more than a line-up of recent supersports machines. Instead we'

    Cast Aluminum Heat Shields. Semi-Polished Or Black.
    Protect your legs and add a nice touch to your sled with investment-cast aluminum heat shields from Lowbrow Customs. Available in a semi-polished aluminum or matte black electroplated finish. The cast aluminum mounts are coped perfectly for 1-3/4″ exhausts, and work... This is a content summary only. Click on headlines for full links, images, other content and more!
    Cyril Huze Post*/ by Cyril Huze /

    Confederate X132 Hellcat Speedster Only 65 of these hot rods will be built.
    Okay, so maybe you have to be Brad Pitt or Tom Cruise to afford a Confederate, but the Alabama-based company?s latest creation, the $65,000 X132 Hellcat Speedster, is worth looking at. Unique in the most American hot-rod sort of way, the Speedster?s 3-inch steel backbone chassis swoops over the top of an S&S-sourced, 132ci, 56-degree X-Wedge V-twin. Output is rated at 121 hp with 140 pound-fe
    Cycle World*/ by Blake Conner /

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    Rosberg on pole for title decider in Abu Dhabi
    German finishes four tenths of a second ahead of rival Hamilton to take 11th pole of season. Bottas third for Williams. Post Race Press Conference Qualifying Selected Team and Driver Quotes

    FWIW Rosberg pipped Hamilton in the final flying laps of Q3 to take the Abu Dhabi GP pole. P2 Hamilton had led the previous qualifying sessions and Q3 to that point. If, two hours or less after the starting lights go green, this P1 Rosberg P2 Hamilton all Mercedes front row finishes that way, or swaps positions, Lewis Hamilton will be the 2014 Driver Champion. The permutations after that have been previously posted. Just as there are many a slip between cup and lip that can lead things astray; there are many things that could go astray for either Hamilton and Rosberg between lights going green and checkered flag falling. Hamilton is my pick. To prove me right and become the 2014 Drivers Champion he must avoid the many slips between cup and lip those two hours will offer up.

    The Race to Turn 8

    The Mercedes duos first challenge is getting to turn 8 on lap 1 in one piece. In turn this challenge breaks down into three parts: 1) the lights turn green, 2) turn 1 and 3) surviving turns 5-7.

    When the reds go out and the race goes green the Mercedes drivers will no doubt sort themselves out but how will they deal with the Williams drivers taking up row two, is the first challenge. Bottas, like Rosberg, pipped his teammate Massa to take superior grid position. To that point Massa had out performed his teammate in both qualifying sessions. More importantly he had done it with consistent times that challenged the Mercedes pairs times. All four are very capable drives; however a slip here could have these four pilling up.

    The Yas Marina Circuit offers up a hard left at the end of the grandstand straight. Assuming the front four launch safely they must sort themselves out to get around turn 1 in one piece. All are capable drivers that should understand races are won well after someone wins the L1 Turn 1 race. However, never under estimate the stupidity of a SUV driver with a cell phone in their hand or a F1 driver heading into turn 1 on lap 1.

    After making it through turn one the races negotiate a few sweeping bendy bits, sort their order out a bit, catch their breath and get ready for the next grandstand section. This section offers up a left right combination leading into a hairpin then the long straight to turn 8. Turn 5 will bunch the drivers up once more as they head into this combination of grandstand turns. They build grandstands around turn combinations like this to give race fans great views of brilliant overtakes or racing carnage. There is potential for both but drivers will be hope for the former. Achieving that they will have a long straight to drag race each other and begin to remember this is a 55 lap race. That said, never underestimate a F1 driver.

    The Rest of the Story

    On the other side of Lap 1 Turn 8 the race will unfold over 54+ laps. Honestly I don't have a clue how that will work. That is why they hold the races and we watch them is to see how the story line of the race plays out and who wins at the end.

    My Sunday predictions ? Packers over the ViQueens (hopefully BIG) and Hamilton wears the 2014 Driver Championship crown.

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    Race Notes | Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

    I'm hooked once again. I can't wait to see the video. For the first time this year I watched a race as I have for many years, on Live Timing. To this point I had watched WorldSBK, MotoGP and Formula 1 the way I expect most of you do, on television or via YouTube film clips. At 6:55 a.m. F-O-L standard time I had sorted out my Formula 1 Live Timing login password, had the screen up on my laptop, a fresh mug and thermos of coffee and yellow notepad with pen and pencil at their side. Shortly after 7 a.m the field pulled away as the red lights went out and the race went green. I put my coffee down, picked up the legal pad and pen and smiled. It felt good to [i]watch[i] a race on Live Timing once again. Based on seven pages of scrawling notes; here is how I saw the race.

    Hamilton won the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix and the 2014 Formula 1 Driver Championship in the process.

    Hamilton won his eleventh race of the season in dominate fashion winning the race start reaction challenge with a clean get away while pole sitter Rosberg spun the rears enough to loose grip and fall into P2. The Williams team on row two had very different results after the first lap. P3 on the grid Bottas found himself in P8 after one while Massa moved up from his grid P4 to take and hold P3.

    Hamilton held on too P1 until lap eleven when he made his first pit stop and started the cycle for the cars leading the race. Rosberg briefly took over the lead then pitted relinquishing the lead to Massa on the next lap who then returned it to Hamilton when he pitted.

    The race began to take on an element of strategy at this point. The top three were within eight seconds of each other. They had pitted within a lap of each other thus potentially on the same two stop strategy. The gap between Massa and P4 Button was almost fourteen seconds behind and on a completely different pit strategy than the leaders. Would this be a toe to toe slug fest on the track or would the race be won by engineers and pit strategy.

    The question held as the trio raced in lock step for the next four laps. During lap seventeen Rosberg's engineer told him that he would be running a longer leg than Hamilton. Would Hamilton be able to catch then rabbit away from Rosberg after he pitted? Conversely would Rosberg be able to better use fresher tires to bring home a Mercedes victory in the end? Massa and Williams held the wild card in either hand seemingly content to press, and press ever harder on the Mercedes team while waiting to see what his tire/lap time status would be when Hamilton would be told to start the second pit stop duel. The drivers settled in for the middle rounds of the race circuit seemingly content with their positions until fighting for the flag after their second pit strategies would play out. So it seemed for another seven laps.

    As the lap times registered for the twenty fourth time Hamilton's lead increased from the 2.5-3 second range he held over Rosberg to 7.1 seconds. At the same time Massa closed the gap to P2 to 6.1 seconds from the 8.6 seconds on the previous lap. Rosberg had gone wide and off track in T20. With the loud pedal fully mashed down, Hamilton was on the main straight able to take the best advantage of his teammates mistake. Massa had to slow to negotiate the same set of turns that Rosberg had just bobbled but was able to pick up precious seconds. The question now became ? only about half way through this pit stop cycle, would Massa press Rosberg even harder or be content to wait until the final laps.

    Briefly, as the lap times and gaps for the next lap were posted, we thought we had an answer. Hamilton had padded his lead over Rosberg to 10.9 seconds while Massa narrowed his gap to the German to only 2.1 seconds. Reading the numbers, one side of my brain was trying to comprehend what had taken place on this lap while the other was doing preliminary calculations on how long it would take Massa to overtake Rosberg and would have enough time to reel in and overtake Hamilton? Rosberg's engineer changed the race equation before I had even fully formulated my hypothesis.

    Rosberg's engineer told him his ERS system had failed. This would put him down and estimated 150hp to Massa in the DRS zone. The conversations shifted from race strategies that might deliver a win for Rosberg thus keeping a glimmer of championship hope alive, to talks about what could be done to have him finish P6 or above. If Rosberg could limp across in P6 and Hamilton failed for some reason, the German would have the title. He pitted from P3 on lap thirty four. He rejoined the field in P7. With no ERS and suffering from increasing turbo lag he was carrion for the competition finishing P14 after starting on the pole.

    The fight for the remaining points positions had some interesting moments. Bottas was able to claw his way beck to P5 and spent a much of the middle section of the race pressing Ricciardo for his P4. The pair were on slightly different pit strategies. Ricciardo was told to defend as best as possible but not at all costs. The team saw his race fights in the closing rounds to be with other drivers. Bottas pressed to under a second and held there until the strategies played out and he assumed his role as P4. Perez and Vettel had some interesting duels. Vettel P18 after L1 would finish in P8 just behind Perez. Button and Alonso had been part of the very early pit stop round. Button's day worked out better. He finished ahead of Perez while Alonso finished behind Vettel followed by Raikkonen finishing out the top ten. The podium contest continued while these stories were written.

    With L30 in the books Hamilton's lead on now P2 Massa was 9.0 seconds with Rosberg in P3 11.5 seconds adrift of Massa. I scrawled - When will Hamilton pit? - in my race notes and promptly the leader answered my question by pitting. He rejoined P3, sucking Rosbergs exhaust fumes. During the ensuing lap Rosberg would grant Hamilton a wide birth and let him pass. At this point Massa was 15.1 seconds ahead of Hamilton, who in turn was 2.2 seconds ahead of Rosberg.

    This gap would ever increase as Rosberg fell down the grid charts. When L38 was complete he would be P7 and lapping at a rate just a few tics and a toc faster than the Catherham in P18. In the final laps of the race the leader would be coming up to lap him. On L52 his pit suggested he pit and retire because he was showing more and more problems on telemetry but he refused and finished the race.

    Williams had Massa on a long middle run similar to the Mercedes had planned for Rosberg before his troubles. He held a 15.8 second lead over Hamilton as the times for L36 lit up. Hamilton's pit talked about what he could do to tune the pace of his car; to which he replied that he was content with the pace. With a 24+ second cushion over the P3 fight, he remained content to incrementally cut Massas lead by tenths of seconds until L42 when he threw down a new race fast lap. Massa was within his pit window and it was time to get serious. L43 saw Hamilton post another race fast lap as Massa pitted from P1. As the L44 times posted, Hamilton was 10.8 seconds ahead of Massa. Hamilton went purple with yet another fast lap as his L45 time registered only to have it replaced by Massa's new race fast lap 10.3 seconds latter. How would the final ten laps play out?

    I did not bother to do any estimates. Rather, I watched as Massa turned in fast lap after fast lap, while Hamilton danced on a fine line between pressing hard and being careful with his car to finish the race. I show the gap as 5.0 seconds at the end of the penultimate race lap. That, perhaps is a poor measure of what I saw unfolding on live timing.

    When Massa returned to the race 10.8 seconds behind Hamilton in P2, he was listed as being 13.7 seconds ahead of P3 Ricciardo. Yes Ricciardo was in a fight with Bottas, but both knew that fight would resolve itself when Ricciardo would make his final pit stop. They may have been in a duel but their pressing interest was to widen the gap between them and P5 Button while trying to get in contact with the pair out front. During the span of L44 to the start of the final lap Massa cut Hamilton's lead to 3.2 seconds while the front pair had widened the gap between them and P3 to 26.1 seconds. Lest you think they sat back and motored in the last lap Massa closed Hamilton's lead to 2.56 seconds while the gap to P3 widened a smidge more at 26.304.

    Hamilton takes his second Formula 1 Driver Championship and the Packers beat the Vikings taking the leading in the NFC Central in the process.. It has been a good day.

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