Day: February 6, 2021

Off-Road Testing VW’s Off-Road Atlas

Volkswagen Atlas Full Overview

Americans may be chomping at the bit for Ford Broncos, Jeep Wranglers, and Toyota 4Runners, but I’ve long had the theory that an all-wheel-drive crossover SUV on all-terrain tires could go 95 percent of the places that the average Wrangler or 4Runner (and eventual Bronco) owner goes off-road. I’m not talking about anything wild, like rock crawling in Moab or overlanding on the Mojave Road, but instead stuff like high-clearance 4×4 trails that dot national parks around the country, which are usually little more than a glorified forest road or hardpacked sand.

While a legion of Subaru owners (including my wife) have been proving me right for years by fitting their Outbacks, Foresters, and Crosstreks with all-terrain tires, VW thought it’d save its customers the trouble, offering up the 2021 Volkswagen Atlas Basecamp to buyers inclined to explore the great outdoors. Unfortunately, as I’d soon find

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Career night turns into comeback win for Carlisle | Sports

SMITHLAND — Late-game heroics Monday night by junior Garrett Hayden in the last seconds of the fourth quarter gave the Carlisle Comets the 62-59 comeback victory over the Livingston Central Cardinals.

Hayden had a career night with 37 points but none bigger than his two free throws with 24 seconds left in the game that gave Carlisle the 60-59 lead.

The Comets were missing one of their key players in senior Blake Elder who suffered an injury in the Caldwell game last week and had to sit out.

Carlisle County head coach Brian O’Neil said Livingston County was riding momentum coming into this game, and with Elder out, someone had to step up.

“The story is Hayden tonight,” O’Neill said. “Then our defense in the second half. My media guy who was on the radio tonight said that we finished on a 16-3 run that was fueled by our defense.”

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Stomach-churning footage shows Scots cyclist Danny MacAskill cycling down Skye mountains

With his overseas filming plans thrown into disarray due to the pandemic, trail biker Danny MacAskill decided to look a little closer to home for his latest film.

The Slabs sees him take on Sgurr Dubh Beag on the Isle of Skye with his bike strapped to his back, before riding down a 900-metre route.

A six-minute clip, filmed using GoPros and a drone, shows the incredible biking pro using all his skills to navigate the steep climb which at times looks almost vertical.

The 35-year-old, who became an overnight superstar in 2009 after launching his first video on Youtube, posted the newest feature online after coronavirus restrictions forced the cancellation of several projects in 2020.

a bird sitting on top of a rocky mountain: Danny takes on the impressively sheer terrain.

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Danny takes on the impressively sheer terrain.

Speaking about the latest stunt, Danny stated that much like everyone else, 2020 had thrown “a big curveball”, he said: “I had a big bunch

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Best electric road bikes: e-road bikes for a helping hand on climbs

While electric hybrids and electric mountain bikes dominated ebike models when they first came out, electric road bikes are increasingly popular and, in some cases, now often look very similar to non-motorised machines.

A road ebike will have drop handlebars and a more sporty riding position than a hybrid, just like a conventional, non-assisted road or gravel bike. You’ll get the gear range to ride faster and to tackle hills, plus narrower tyres for more rapid progress on the road.

As with any other road bike, weight-saving will come to the fore, although not usually at the expense of battery capacity and range. Electric road bikes will always be heavier than their conventional counterparts.

However, some road ebikes will have carbon-fibre frames and lightweight wheelsets, bringing their weight down to under 12kg – not a lot more than some unpowered bikes.

An electric road bike’s handling will also be tuned

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