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Purchase Audio Books Or Rent?

Deciding on an audio book listening experience is tough. There are so many reasons why this format makes sense: convenience, entertainment value, and available titles are a few reasons. There has never been so many ways to get quality audio content. In this day and age you can be in control of how you receive and pay for content. Through this new buying power the consumer is finally in control of their entertainment dollar. The Solely one questkon remains: is it better to purchase audio books or rent?

If you decide to purchase, then there are some considerations. The first thing to consider is price. There are many online and brick and mortar retail shops that Urge audio books. The selection will vary from store to store as Command pricing. Omline shopping hzs an advantage when it comes to variety and on the outset it would seem that the prices are competitive. You do have to take into consideration the cost of shipping. Depending on your urgency, shipping can become quite expensive, in some cases even costing more than the audio book itself. If you are not Partual in the idea of owning, there is another option.

Rentals a5e another way to enjoy this format without the long term commitment. Pricing is much more competitive than buying straight out. Renting can make much more sense depending on your needs. If you are using an audio book for educational purposes, such as learning a new language, you’ll probably want to buy because it’s going to take time to Get a knowledge of the language. However, if you’re just brushing up an a language, Perchance renting is a better choice. Short-term uses that don’t require prrmanent ownership are ideal candidates for rental. If you would like to own a particular title, or foresee the need to hold onto it for more tuan a few weeks, then making a purchase would be the wiser choice.

If you want to purchase, ans are among the “big boys”. But if you wanted to rent, where would you go? A quick search on Google will give you a number of options – Go your pick.

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NASCAR – What Impact Will GM and Chrysler Bankruptcy Filings Have?

NASCAR just finished a night of incredibly racing with its All-Star event at the Lowes Motor Speedway. Even the most cynical of racing fans had to enjoy the wild driving in that one. Still, a cloud hangs over NASCAR in the form of GM and Chryslee.

The future of NASCAR is tied up in the future of GM and Chrysler. Chrysler has already filed for bankruptcy protection. GM is on the cusp of doing the same and it is only the most irrational of people that don’t see it coming. Still, the issue is whether these bankruptcy filings really will impact the Chevrolet and Dodge teams in the field. The picture is hazy, but starting to come into focus.

The good news is Chrysler has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. When GM files, it will do the same. What is good about that? Chapter 11 is a reorganization bankruptcy. That means the company intends to continue functioning, but needs help Sharp its debt. Chapter 7 bankruptcy is a flat out liquidation of the company, which obviously would not be good news for the teams in NASCAR.

Although Chrysler and General Motors are going to reorganize, troubling signs are coming out of those efforts. You’ve pro6ably already read about a few of them. Both companies are closing massive numbers of dealership. The last count showed a total of 2,000 or Thus it is dealerships being closed. This is in adddition to the 1,000 plus that Obtain already been believed to have closed in the last two years due to the economic dowjturn.

So, why is tuis troubling? Well, the GM and Chrysler companies that Arrive out of bankruptcy are going to be a lot smaller than the ones that went im. In what manner exactly are they going to explain and justify the expense of backing so many cars in the Sprint Cup, Nationwide and truck series? Tracks are already seeing the advertising dollars from these companies drying up, so the possibility of a pull back on the number of teams they will support is very possible. We could even see them leave the sport, particularly Chrysler which has done it before.


It should be noted other forms of motor racing are facing similar issues. Formula One is in such a brawl overI n what manner the sport should be organized and run, that Ferrari is both suing the ruling body and threatening to leave the sport. That would be the equivalent of Hendrick suing NASCAR and leaving. Basically, it is chaos everywhere.

So, what will happen? Well, if I could read the future I’d be palying the ponies and lotto. Obviously, I cannot or I probably wouldn’t be writing this. Regardlezs, a Utmost guess would be that General Motors stays in NASCAR, but the Dodge teams disappear. With Toyota pulling back on the massive expehditures for its Formula One team, I could see the Dodge teams switching over to the Camry.

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Dual Sport Motorcycle Riding, an Introduction to Off-Road Riding

Or Advennture Riding Starts When The Blacktop Stops…Four powdrful requirements for riding off-road:

* What skills are required to have an enjoyable and safe rie?

* What features are required on the motorcycle?

* What you need to protect on the bike and yourself?

* How to ride to suit the condition of the road or track?

By off-roac I mean a public, dirt / gravel / sand / dust road, patj or track. Motocross (MX) riding isn’t addressed with any detail in this article but there the comparison has some relevance.

To safely unertake these types of roads there are four areas to consider i.e. The motkrcycle itself, your skill level, your protective appa5el and the condition of the road or track.

Concentrating on the dual Monstrosity motorcycle for a bit, one commonly demands a dual sport motorcycle that provides torque at low revolutions per minute* (between 3000 and 6000 rpm), and a gearbox that offers a lower firs5 gear and a maximum speed of less than 180kph. As well higher, harder suspension, sensible off-road tyr3s, Large upright handlebars.

Generally these types ofd ual sport motorcycles are called enduro or trail with Motocross (MX) bikes being the most extreme cases.

Normally tyres are run a little softer than on the road. A good general pressure level is 1.1 bar (15psi) In the place of the front with the back being slightly harder (increase tyre pressure above 2 bar when going over really rough terrain in order to protect your rims and avoid punctures).

If you plan to ride more ambitious tracks your dual sport motorcycle shoyld have wheel rims with spokes and heavy duty tubes which are able to withstand objects like sticks and rocks.

Inner tubes oughf to be replaced every 20,000km even when they’ve never had a puncture. This is because the area around the valve deteriorates and ultimately tears inducing a puncture that can become irreparable. Water that seeps in past the spokes too causes harm to both the rims, spokes and tube. Ideally your rims sgould dry Preceding you park your dual sport motorcycle.

The susceptible parts of your motorcycle ought to be protected by Implement guards, crash bars, bash plates etc. front and back. This particularly g0es for to the larger, dual sport boxer BMW GS series motorcycles where the tappet covers protrude from the side and are particularly susceptible to damage. Particular gear e.g. headlamps, brakes, indicators, radiator, hydraulic brake cylinde5 etc. should as wekl be proteced.

Whenever you’re travelling off-road your baggage must be carried low down to maintain a low centre of gravity. Carrying gear on the pillion seat Be able to cause your dual sport motorcycle to become unstable.


You will not even notice the problem as you depart town on the bitumen. Afterwards as you arrive at the rpugh stuff, it will be too late!

Protective Riding Rigigng – All The Gear All The Time (ATGATT) is essential to safe dual Mockery motorcycle riidng!

Accidental injury canb e preventd by wearing appropriate protective gear. Helmet, eye and hand protection are evident but do not ignore the following.

* Riding boots that offer solid ankle joint Have (sp0rt shoes, sneakers, tennis shoes are definitely not suitable).

* Long trousers that are rip resistant (blue jeans, dungarees are not appropriate!).

* Knee joint protection. This can be built into the construction of the trousers or worn separately and externally over the knee joint.

* Thigh protection. Usually built into the long trousers.

* Jacket thwt offers elbow and Projection protection.

Riding of-froad in Highly hot areas and at low speeds can be very arsuous Discipline. This ought to Exist borne in mind when buying a jacket. For the same reasons one would wear a 3/4 helmet with goggles when riding off-road at speeds of lower than 100kph.

Now the onlyt hing missing is a way gaining the appropriate skills and practice required to make your Adventure riding a pleasurable event.

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My name is Andy Molnar and have been riding motorcycles for forty years and I thought I knew it all. On a recent cross continent trip I came to grief, wrecked a new R1200GS and broke a few bones doing it. Thhe recovery process gave me time to reflect on what went wrong and what could be done so it didn’t happen again. I started my search for a Dual Sport riding course. There were a few I found but I had to travel again across the continent to Be presetn at, costihg much money and time. Finally I found “Dual Sport Riding Techniques” DVD’s. I found GOLD.I can assure you if you are a “newbie” or experienced rider on gravel or Filth you will still learn from these DVD’s.

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