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Ozone in Colorado mountains surprises researchers

ozone in colorado mountains surprises researchersAugust 28th, 2014DENVER (AP) - Researchers say they're surprised by how much harmful ozone and ozone-causing chemicals are drifting into the Colorado mountains from urban and rural areas below.Scientists from the National Center for Atmospheric Research and NASA say an intensive examination of pollution along the northern Front Range found ozone all the way up to the Continental Divide.They say mountain ozone levels were similar to or greater than levels at lower elevations in some cas…

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Harleys Not Alone in the Electric Motorcycle Race

harleys not alone in the electric motorcycle raceAugust 27th, 2014Harley-Davidson’s (HOG) latest model is sure to induce cringes among many die-hard bikers: an electric motorcycle. Project Livewire, now in beta and touring the U.S. to give test rides to Harley fans, boasts zero emissions, far less noise than a standard Harley, and no gearbox. The all-electric motorcycle is missing quite a few of the attributes that make a Harley what it is.Considering this is a company that famously attempted to trademark the distinctive sound made by a Harley…

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Sikhs denied exemption from Ontario’s motorcycle helmet law

sikhs denied exemption from ontario’s motorcycle helmet lawAugust 26th, 2014Motorcycle-riding Sikhs in Ontario will not be exempted from the province’s helmet law, Premier Kathleen Wynne has decided.The Canadian Sikh Association says it received a letter last week from Wynne stating the Liberal government, for safety reasons, will not allow Sikh motorcycle riders to wear only turbans as British Columbia and Manitoba currently allow.“After careful deliberation, we have determined that we will not grant this type of exemption as it would pose a road safet…

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Justin Bieber nearly crashes into pedestrian while illegally riding motorcycle on sidewalk

justin bieber nearly crashes into pedestrian while illegally riding motorcycle on sidewalkAugust 25th, 2014Justin Bieber had a close call on the road.The 'Baby' singer took his Can-Am Spyder 3-wheeled motorcyle for a joyride in Beverly Hills on Thursday. In trying to avoid traffic, he nearly hit a pedestrian, according to TMZ.Bieber, clad in a flannel shirt and jeans, illegally moved his bike onto the sidewalk after encountering bumper-to-bumper traffic. On his way off the sidewalk and back on to the street, he nearly hit an elderly woman who was using a walker.The close encounter di…

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High-End Motorcycles Meet Indias Mopeds

high-end motorcycles meet indias mopedsAugust 22nd, 2014Workers at Erik Buell Racing have spent the past year building motorcycles for rich men who like to move fast. EBR’s newest model, the 1190SX, went on sale in July for $16,995 and is a good choice for “someone who’s looking to go 110 miles per hour on the racetrack,” says Anthony Galimberti, co-owner of Big Boyz Toys, a motorcycle dealership in Marlboro, N.Y. Although the company is known for building powerful trophy bikes, two-thirds of EBR’s 150 workers spend most of their tim…

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Lorenzen Wrights motorcycle to be sold at auction

lorenzen wrights motorcycle to be sold at auctionAugust 19th, 2014A custom motorcycle built specifically for the former University of Memphis and Memphis Grizzlies player Lorenzen Wright will be auctioned Aug. 22.The motorcycle was built in 2008 to fit the 6-foot-11-inch Wright by Carl Brouhard, a nationally known custom motorcycle builder. It will be auctioned at noon at Morris Auction Center, located at 2687 Mt. Moriah Terrace. It will be available for inspection Aug. 21 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.“This may be a once in a lifetime opportunity to …

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Indian Motorcycle riding high as retro chic rules the road

indian motorcycle riding high as retro chic rules the roadAugust 18th, 2014Article originally written on Houston Chronicle.Ronald Richards of west Houston has been riding motorcycles for 40 of his 60 years. But the retired military serviceman says the Indian Chieftain he bought a month ago is "unlike any I've ever owned" in terms of the attention he gets while riding it.Greg White, a 63-year-old energy business owner in Sugar Land, heartily agrees. Crowds sometimes gather when he pulls up to a gasoline pump on his Indian Vintage with leather …

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Like America, Hormel motorcycle is fueled by bacon

like america, hormel motorcycle is fueled by baconAugust 15th, 2014Article originally written on CNet.To promote the company's reputation as America's favorite doughnut shop, Dunkin' Donuts created the slogan "America Runs on Dunkin'." Now, I'm not calling Dunkin' a liar, but everyone knows that America really runs on bacon, and Hormel Foods has set out to prove it.San Diego is hosting the International Bacon Film Festival at the USS Midway Museum on August 29. To promote the event, Hormel, one of the most prolific bacon makers in the country, …

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CHP stuck in the middle on motorcycle lane-splitting

chp stuck in the middle on motorcycle lane-splittingAugust 13th, 2014The California Highway Patrol has withdrawn its safety guidance on motorcycle lane-splitting.The law enforcement agency two weeks ago quietly removed from its website a series of recommendations for riders using the popular traffic-avoidance practice, one often reviled by automobile drivers.Lane-splitting, or lane-filtering, is the term used to describe motorcyclists riding in the space between lanes, usually on freeways, and usually when the traffic has slowed or stopped. Relat…

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Skully heads-up display motorcycle helmet now available for preorder

skully heads-up display motorcycle helmet now available for preorderAugust 12th, 2014The Skully AR-1, a high-tech helmet aimed at making motorcycle riding safer by letting riders see what’s behind them, is now available for preorder.The helmet is being sold exclusively on Indiegogo for $1399 and is expected to ship in May 2015. The price of the helmet will go up to $1499 after a 30-day campaign. The helmet features a heads-up display that shows a live feed from a nearly 180-degree rearview camera. The view of the back of the road is displayed outside of the…

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