Day: February 7, 2021

2021 McLaren Elva First Drive: The Sensible Multimillion-Dollar Supercar

Let’s get right to it: The 2021 McLaren Elva is really, truly, absolutely wonderful. I’m trying to recall a time I felt this smitten after driving a car. Porsche Speedster? Yeah, that’s the most recent one, the Speedster being as close to perfection as it gets. The new 2021 McLaren Elva tickles the same spot and goes a bit deeper. It might not be closer to perfection, but it sails down a different, more elemental branch of driving. It’s more eccentric, with more whimsy, more of a wag, and more mischief, and again, it’s just plain wonderful. Yes, the Elva stickers for $1.7 million (before options), and there’s neither a windshield, a roof, or windows. Did I mention the carbon-fiber plaything makes 804 hp and is—with the exception of the F1—the lightest production McLaren ever built?

2021 McLaren Elva: The Air Out There

Since there’s no windscreen, there is McLaren’s

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RODEO RAPID CITY: Jamie Howlett grabs early lead in the Bareback Riding

RAPID CITY, S.D. – Rodeo Rapid City, the 2020 PRCA Large Indoor Rodeo of the Year, kicked off last weekend with the Xtreme Bulls Tour and the Xtreme Bronc Match.

The action resumed on Thursday night with the first of four PRCA rodeo performances.

Jamie Howlett from Australia, who now lives in Rapid City, grabbed the lead in the bareback riding with an 87 point ride on the Burch Rodeo horse, “Tequilla Time.”

Featured Highlights from Thursday, Feb. 4

Bareback Riding

– Bill Tutor – Huntsville, TX            85 points

– Shane O’Connell – Rapid City, SD          83 points

– Jamie Howlett – Roma, Queensland, Australia         87 points

 

Tie Down Roping

– Michael Otero – Weatherford, TX           8.3 seconds

 

 

Results as of Feb. 4

Bareback Riding

1 Jamie Howlett                 87

2 Bill Tutor                         85

3 Ben Kramer                     84.5

4 Shane O’Connell             83

 

 

Saddle Bronc

1  Tegan Smith                   84.5

2

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Car sales expected to ramp up significantly in 2021 following bust amid coronavirus

Car lot

Car sales are on the upswing.


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Last year was not a great year for automakers. Production halted and sales plummeted. And although the pandemic continues to rage amid vaccines rolling out, a new forecast shows brighter days in 2021 for carmakers. TrueCar released its 2021 forecast on Thursday and the firm’s analysts believe we’ll see 16 million cars sold this year.

The figure includes both retail and fleet sales for the total number, and it marks a substantial uptick from 2020 numbers. Last year, new cars sales dropped significantly, with a total of 14.6 million cars sold. To put that into perspective, it was the worst year for carmakers since 2012, when Americans scooped up 14.4 million new cars in the shadows of the Great Recession. Throughout the

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Best women’s road bike saddles

Choosing the best women’s road bike saddle can make a huge difference to your ride, because contact points are an all-important element of on-bike comfort. Even the best women’s road bike, no matter how well sized, will have you cutting your ride short if the contact points aren’t set up properly. 

Keeping your bum and nether regions happy can easily be achieved though, not only with a good pair of padded shorts, but also with the right saddle. Women’s specific saddles have come a long way, thankfully, and the options on the market are quite vast nowadays.

Choosing the best women’s road bike saddle isn’t always the easiest thing to do. As with many other bike components and kit accessories, saddles come in all shapes and sizes, and even when you narrow them down to women’s specific, the sheer amount of choice can feel overwhelming if you’re not sure what

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