In Nevada, wildlife roam in abundance. Open ranges and vistas that seem to go on forever make you wonder if there’s land out there that no one has ever stepped on before. Amazingly, most of Nevada’s panoramic views are the same as they were when Native American tribes settled, and folk in covered wagons passed through heading west. Today, with its ghost towns and seemingly endless miles of public trails, Nevada is an adventurous place to explore and enjoy off-road recreation. Whether you like to hike, bike, or travel by ATV, side-by-side, dirt bike or dune buggy, there are mountains to climb and mesas to top. Trails weave through forests and lead to rivers and lakes. Much of the land features stretches of desert, dotted with sagebrush, so it’s important to travel with plenty of drinking water, and to carry dousing water and a shovel for any inadvertent wildland fire that hot vehicles can spark. The Nevada Off-Highway Vehicles Program, administered through the Nevada … [Read more...] about There is still a lot of Wild West in Nevada to Explore
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FILE - In this Oct. 21, 2016, file photo, Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel, of Germany, steers his car during the second practice session for the Formula One U.S. Grand Prix auto race at the Circuit of the Americas, in Austin, Texas. Once there, its red-white-and-blue racing stripes announce a racetrack that has been become the heart and soul of Formula One in the U.S. Darron Cummings, File AP Photo FILE - In this Oct. 21, 2016, file photo, Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel, of Germany, steers his car during the second practice session for the Formula One U.S. Grand Prix auto race at the Circuit of the Americas, in Austin, Texas. Once there, its red-white-and-blue racing stripes announce a racetrack that has been become the heart and soul of Formula One in the U.S. Darron Cummings, File AP Photo Sports Deep in heart of Texas is heart of Formula 1 in US By JIM VERTUNO AP Sports Writer LinkedIn Google+ Pinterest Reddit Print Order Reprint of this Story … [Read more...] about Deep in heart of Texas is heart of Formula 1 in US
Thomas Mulier Bloomberg News Published 10:52 p.m. UTC Aug 20, 2018 PepsiCo Inc. agreed to buy SodaStream International Ltd. for $3.2 billion in the latest attempt by a major soft-drink maker to harness demand for at-home drink systems to offset a slowdown in soda. PepsiCo will pay $144 a share in cash for the Israeli company, the companies said in a statement Monday. That’s 11 percent higher than Friday’s closing price and would be PepsiCo’s largest acquisition in eight years. SodaStream shares rose 10 percent to $143.25 in premarket trading in the U.S. Waning soda consumption and environmental concern have led soft-drink producers to try to tap the at-home market, though success has been elusive. Coca-Cola Co. ventured into the segment in 2014 when it bought a stake in Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, though the soft-drink-making system they developed was discontinued in 2016 due to weak demand. To counter the weakness in soft drinks in recent years, SodaStream … [Read more...] about PepsiCo to buy SodaStream for $3.2B
As was discussed to a lesser extent in Point #12 (Trip Planning), touring is often not just about the destination. Sometimes time restrictions, limited PTO, and the like force a rider to focus only on the destination. When I was doing my first cross-country ride (Buffalo, N.Y. to Salt Lake City, Utah) I had very limited time for sightseeing due to time constraints. However, I have found multi-destination tours are by far the most fun. There were a lot of things on my Utah trip that I got to see, but not experience, like the Great Platte River Road Archway Monument or the Iowa 80. As new touring riders build up their riding stamina, they can plan longer stops and do more sightseeing. When time constraints are present, a rider can try to do his or her sightseeing on one leg of the trip. For example, a rider could focus on getting to the trip’s furthest point quickly, then take an extra day or two riding back to experience what their route has to offer. Keep … [Read more...] about Going the (First) Distance: An Introduction to Long-Distance Motorcycle Riding, Point #14 (Stop Frequently, and for Fun)
The GMC Yukon Denali is big -- the biggest thing General Motors makes since it got out of the locomotive business in 2004. A big GMC has advantages: three rows of seats, mucho cargo space and prestige in the carpool line at Montessori. But that doesn’t mean you have to give up all hope of performance. That’s why there is an aftermarket. That’s why there’s Callaway.With the SC560, Callaway has done all anyone could do to wrestle the big bruiser GMC Yukon Denali into the sporty SUV category. Most any SUV that tries to be “sporty” is a lot smaller and lighter: The Porsche Cayenne, BMW X5, Audi Q7, etc. The fact that Callaway is even trying to make this gigantic gas guzzler perform is commendable. That It has largely succeeded is impressive.Out of the GMC factory, a stock 4x4 Yukon Denali crushes the asphalt with 5,743 pounds and can easily option itself close to 3 tons. Add a driver and a terrified PR guy and you are over the mythical 3-ton racing … [Read more...] about Callaway Yukon Denali SC560 drive review: How do you make 3 tons fun? Supercharge it!