Lilium – world’s first electric VTOL jet

Hill Country Adventure Rentals Lilium has successfully tested its all-electric vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) jet for the first time, and you can watch the inaugural test flight above. The basic concept of a VTOL is that it has the benefits of a helicopter in terms of taking off without requiring a huge runway, but once airborne, it can still achieve the higher top speeds of a fixed wing aircraft like a jet. Lilium is a completely new way of traveling – elegant, fast, electric. There will be a world…

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GROUPON – MotoGP April 21 and 22

MotoGP Red Bull Grand Prix of the Americas on April 21 and 22 MotoGP Red Bull Grand Prix of the Americas Circuit of The America 04/21/17 at 8:30 a.m., Turn 15: One Ticket Expires Apr 21, 2017 Discount 64% Over 30 bought $69 $25 04/21/17 at 8:30 a.m., Grandstand: One Ticket Expires Apr 21, 2017 Discount 41% $59 $35 04/22/17 at 8:30 a.m., Turn 15: One Ticket Expires Apr 22, 2017 Discount 55% Over 60 bought $89 $40 04/22/17 at 8:30 a.m., Grandstand: One Ticket Expires Apr 22, 2017 Discount 30%…

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FESTIVALS this month!

Sat May 13 Stööki Sound and Joker Empire Control Room Doors: 9:00 PM VENUE BOX OFFICE Sat May 13 Folk Family Revival and Stukenberg and Watching for Foxes Stubb’s Indoors Doors: 9:00 PM BOX OFFICE ONLY Sun May 14 Gospel Brunch: Disciples of Joy Stubb’s Indoors Doors: 10:30 AM BUY TICKETS Sun May 14 2nd night added! Brian Wilson presents Pet Sounds: The Final Performances with special guests Al Jardine / Blondie Chaplin ACL Live Doors: 6:30 PM BUY TICKETS Sun May 14 Emily King Antone’s Doors: 7:00 PM Ages:18+ BUY TICKETS Tue May 16 Barns Courtney with Foxtrax Antone’s Doors: 7:00 PM Ages:18+…

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THE NEED FOR SPEED

Land speed record The land speed record (or absolute land speed record) is the highest speed achieved by a person using a vehicle on land. There is no single body for validation and regulation; in practice the Category C (“Special Vehicles”) flying start regulations are used, officiated by regional or national organizations under the auspices of the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile.[1] The land speed record (LSR) is standardized as the speed over a course of fixed length, averaged over two runs (commonly called “passes”).[2] Two runs are required in opposite…

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Ar†stråda magazine

A Dark Moto-Centric Art+Entertainment Guide Vans Warped Tour Is Planning To Expand To 14 More Countries Haunted ATX – Austin’s only mobile haunted tour! Hey Artists!! Open Call Begins Today! Apply by 4/9 to take part in either Fall’17 or Winter’18 STAR Residencies! Guttenberg Arts http://tinyurl.com/zxwrh6b  pic.twitter.com/DYftTzJzOh These major cities are starting to go car-free http://wef.ch/2lxv3lr  Plane, Train and Automobile: This Concept Car Transforms into All Three http://dlvr.it/NZxG5G  Showtimes for Ghost in the Shell NEW Mod Alert – Checkout the newest Slingshot Items! 26th WGT 2017 – Official Website Wave-Gotik-Treffen Leipzig…

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Arch Motorcycle Co.

ARCH “The Story” from arch motorcycle company   ARCH “The Story” from arch motorcycle company on Vimeo.   GARD HOLLINGER Co-founder Gard Hollinger grew up in Los Angeles during the tail end of the mid-century modern movement, bombing around the Hollywood Hills on dirt bikes past buildings seemingly dropped from outer space. In fact he spent his formative years living in such a structure; a Lautner-designed piece up on Mullholland known as the Garcia House. His intro to the motorcycle world came in the form of the famous Purple Taco…

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BUILD A BELLY TANKER!

How Belly Tank Racers Work Hey, I’ve got an idea for something to do this weekend: How about you strap yourself inside a gas tank from a World War II fighter plane and go screaming across some salt flats at nearly 200 miles per hour (322 kilometers per hour)? C’mon man, it’ll be fun! That pretty much describes belly tank racing, a type of car racing that evolved in the 1940s and 1950s using surplus plane parts from WWII. Streaking across dry lake beds in the American West, belly tank…

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BMW’s Vision Motorrad Next 100 motorcycle

 BMW’s Vision Motorrad Next 100 motorcycle Balances on Its Own   The key idea behind this BMW Motorrad Vision Vehicle is to create a pure, unbounded ride experience. In the future, the special sensation of freedom will be made possible by even greater connectivity between rider, bike and the outside world. The assistance systems in the BMW Motorrad VISION NEXT 100 will not only anticipate and advise when action is needed but also intervene, when required, to keep riders safe. Protective clothing such as helmets and padded suits will no…

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The Ultimate Small Town Texas Road Trip Map

  Common road trips are from Austin to San Antonio, Houston to Dallas, and pretty much anywhere to South Padre Island. But with so many fantastic big cities and fascinating destinations, the small towns can get overlooked.  The small towns of Texas should not be ignored. The small towns are where some of the most interesting Texas history took place see the ultimate small town Texas road trip !   Starting in Marfa, you’ll hit I-10 and head east, with very few detours. Outside Houston start heading North on 146 and take it…

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The Obsessively Detailed Map of American Literature’s Most Epic Road Trips

The Obsessively Detailed Map of American Literature’s Most Epic Road Trips (Atlas Obscura) The above map is the result of a painstaking and admittedly quixotic effort to catalog the country as it has been described in the American road-tripping literature. It includes every place-name reference in 12 books about cross-country travel, from Mark Twain’s Roughing It(1872) to Cheryl Strayed’s Wild (2012), and maps the authors’ routes on top of one another. You can track an individual writer’s descriptions of the landscape as they traveled across it, or you can zoom in…

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Great American Motorcycle Roads

 Great American Motorcycle Roads “On a cycle the frame is gone,” Robert M. Pirsig, author of Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance says in his book. “You’re in the scene, not just watching it anymore.” http://www.motorcycleroads.com/ Rank Name of Motorcycle Road State(s) Rating 1. The Three Sisters (AKA The Twisted Sisters)- Ranch Roads 335, 336,337a Texas 4.53 2. Deal’s Gap (AKA “The Dragon” or “Tail of the Dragon”) North Carolina, Tennessee 4.35 3. Cherohala Skyway North Carolina, Tennessee 4.87 4. Blue Ridge Parkway North Carolina, Virginia 4.78 5. Beartooth Pass Montana, Wyoming…

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BMW Motorrad Deutschland Concepts

BMW Motorrad Deutschland Concepts Low-slung and as technically advanced as a Tron light cycle, the BMW Titan motorcycle concept is Turkish designer Mehmet Doruk Erdem‘s futuristic BMW-powered land speed record bike, suitable for runs on the Bonneville salt flats of Utah. At the rear, Erdem has innovated with the enclosure of the driveshaft inside the left side of the rear suspension swingarm, while the spring and shock absorber are buried inside the right side, keeping all of them out of the airstream for reduced drag Reminding of us a previous Concept: BMW…

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The Kawasaki Ninja H2R hypersport motorcycle

The Kawasaki Ninja H2R hypersport motorcycle… …is an engineering marvel, made possible only through the sourcing of technological expertise from multiple divisions of Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. (KHI). The result of this unprecedented collaboration is a system of carefully crafted premium components that work in concert to create an unbelievably powerful machine—one that’s more than worthy of the legendary H2 name. On a closed highway, motorcycle racer Kenan Sofuoğlu took a 300-horsepower Kawasaki H2R from zero to 249 mph in just 30 seconds. POWER Engine Liquid-cooled, 4-stroke inline four  …

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Elevated transportation system proposed for Austin

Austin TRAFFIC… It really sucks… Local residents are asking for more creative solutions to fix Austin’s growing traffic problems. Travis County Commissioner Brigid Shea recently called on local leaders to look for answers. Shea says she wants to see an elevated transportation system in Austin.   Austin council endorses $720 million road plan and a homestead break 8 talks with big ideas for our roadways Other cities across the World also have their own ideas!  The proposed SkyCycle in London. (Courtesy of Foster + Partners) A proposed Los Angeles Strategy (above)…

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Flyboard® air en – Zapata Racing

Flyboard® air en – Zapata Racing The new invention ZR : Flyboard® Air FLYBOARD® AIR Zapata Racing has achieved the dream of all men and offers you the first video of Franky Zapata flying on the innovation Flyboard® Air. The Independent Propulsion Unit represents 4 years of hard work for a result exceeding all records: – Autonomous flight up to 10,000 feet – Top speed of 150km/h (93,2 mph) – 10 min autonomy Although the UFO is still in prototype phase and won’t be on the market in 2016, it…

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Texas State Park Basics for RVs

The Seven C’s of Camping Care – We will care how we camp by being considerate of others. Caution – We will use caution in the use of camping equipment both on the road and at the campsite. We will handle fire and flammable fuels so as not to endanger others or ourselves. We will improve our camping skills, knowing the right way is the safest way. Courtesy – We will practice politeness because it enhances the camping experience. We will respect the privacy of others, control our children and leash our dogs.…

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SOLIDWORKS: MotoCzysz

SOLIDWORKS: MotoCzysz JOIN THE WORLD’S MOST INNOVATIVE DESIGNERS FROM SKETCH TO CREATION. From engineers to designers to part-time inventors, our desire to discover inspires us to build products the world didn’t even know it needed. This site honors the people who are born to design and the products they were destined to create. Michael Czysz had a dream – to build the world’s fastest electric motorcycle. And he used SOLIDWORKS to make it come true.

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Propulsion

pro·pul·sion prəˈpəlSHən/ noun   the action of driving or pushing forward. “they dive and use their wings for propulsion under water” synonyms: thrust, motive force, impetus, impulse, drive, driving force, actuation, push,pressure, power Did you know that your car will take in 20,000 cubic feet of air to burn 20 gallons of fuel? That’s the equivalent of a 2,500 sq. ft. house! If your only experience with a car engine’s inner workings is “How much is that going to cost to fix?” this graphic is for you. Car engines are…

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Handbuilt Motorcycle Show 2016

FACEBOOK TWITTER INSTAGRAM VIMEO YOUTUBE TUMBLR FREE ADMISSION SUPPORTER PACKAGE $50 RIDE-IN ACCESS $20  1100 E 5TH ST., AUSTIN, TX 78702 Program      As the Handbuilt Motorcycle Show 2016 gains momentum, we are poised to outpace the success of our last two shows. The tremendous swell of support shown by the motorcycling community, both locally and abroad, has turned this event into a destination for riders, enthusiasts, and fans from all over the world. Hailed by the American Motordrome Wall of Death Riders as the best in the country,…

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Formula One 2016

The 2016 Formula One season is the 67th season of the FIA Formula One World Championship, a motor racing championship for Formula One cars which is recognised by the sport’s governing body, the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA), as the highest class of competition for open-wheel racing cars. Teams and drivers are scheduled to take part in twenty-one Grands Prix—making for the longest season in the sport’s history—starting in Australia on 20 March and finishing in Abu Dhabi on 27 November as they compete for theWorld Drivers’ and World Constructors’…

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