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2020 Yamaha WR250F vs WR250R | Comparison Test

2020 Yamaha WR250F vs WR250R | Comparison TestDirt bikes like Yamaha’s 2020 WR250F (left) are light, fast and incredibly nimble off-road, but with no license plate to appease the authorities, first you have to get it there somehow. A good alternative is a lightweight dual-sport like the Yamaha WR250R (right), which harnesses much of the F’s ability in a less-expensive package…and it’s street legal.Life is so simple when you’re young. As teens and 20-somethings we thought nothing of loading up our dirt bikes, gas cans, firewood, chili, beer, chips and more beer in the ol’ pickup truck and heading out to ride in the desert and OHV parks, sometimes for days. Sleep usually came in a camp chair by the dwindling fire, or in the back of the truck. It was all about the riding, and après riding, so all of the effort and time involved just getting there went…

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A First Draft of a History-Textbook Entry for the Year 2020

A First Draft of a History-Textbook Entry for the Year 2020History never ends. But history textbooks must. As deadlines for new editions loom, every textbook writer lurches to a sudden stop. The last chapter always ends in uncertainty: unfinished and unresolved. I’ve experienced this many times myself, as a co-author on several history textbooks.By now it seems clear that we are all living through a major turning point in history, one that will be studied for years to come. Future textbook authors will write entries on the year 2020, revise them, and revise them some more with each new edition. What follows is an attempt at—literally—a first draft of history: what I might write if I were wrapping up the last chapter of a high-school history textbook right now. The Year 2020: Matters of Life and BreathBy any measure, the first three years of the Trump administration had been tumultuous….

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Do Protests Even Work?

Do Protests Even Work?In a remarkable development in the midst of a pandemic, the United States is also witnessing one of the most broad, sustained waves of protest in decades. It’s been three weeks, and nearly one in five Americans says they have participated in a recent protest. Like many other academics studying protests and movements, I am often asked if protests work—an especially important question for the ongoing Black Lives Matter protests as they, like all crowded events, entail extra risk during a pandemic. Will all this accomplish something? The answer is, yes, of course protests work, but usually not in the way and timeframe that many people think. Protests sometimes look like failures in the short term, but much of the power of protests is in their long-term effects, on both the protesters themselves and the rest of society.In the short term, protests can work to the degree…

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Harley-Davidson Announces Learn-To-Ride Training Programs

Harley-Davidson Announces Learn-To-Ride Training ProgramsHarley-Davidson has just announced a new initiative to encourage growth in the motorcycle community with its “Learn-To-Ride” programs, available at participating dealerships. The “Learn-To-Ride” programs offer 1-on-1, or small private group training in a low-stress environment under the supervision and instruction of a professional riding coach. From Press Release: MORE WAYS TO LEARN-TO-RIDE AVAILABLE NOW FROM HARLEY-DAVIDSON  “Experience the Ride” and “Learn to Ride” Programs Offer New Ways to Experience Two Wheels. MILWAUKEE (June 30, 2020) – Turn “Someday I’ll ride a motorcycle,” into “Today” with new ways to learn to ride from participating Harley-Davidson® dealers. Inspired by new rider feedback, select Harley-Davidson dealers are offering two new programs that aim to make learning to ride more convenient and personalized. These new programs are designed to provide flexible scheduling and a learning pace that suits the rider’s needs. Personal coaching sessions can be scheduled 1-on-1, or as a private group…

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Older adults and women have been more active during quarantine, survey finds

Older adults and women have been more active during quarantine, survey findsResearchers are encouraging consumers to keep up with a fitness routine By Kristen Dalli of ConsumerAffairs July 13, 2020 Staying active during quarantine orders can come with countless mental and physical health benefits, and experts are continuing to urge consumers to find ways to be active in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, researchers from Anglia Ruskin University have found two groups in particular that havent been getting enough exercise during this extended time at home: young adults and men. According to their survey, older adults and women are outperforming younger adults and men when it comes to physical activity. Whos still exercising? To get a better gauge of exercise patterns during quarantine, the researchers surveyed over 900 U.K.-based adults beginning in mid-March. The researchers compared these results with a similar survey that was compiled prior to the…

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Fresh Scrutiny For Fox’s Tucker Carlson As Top Writer Quits Over Bigoted Posts

Fresh Scrutiny For Fox’s Tucker Carlson As Top Writer Quits Over Bigoted PostsA top writer for Fox News’ Tucker Carlson resigns after CNN revealed his racist and sexist posts, reviving criticism of Carlson’s commentaries. Carlson is set to address the controversy Monday.(Image credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) ….. Read More.NPR – Politics | Politics & GovernmentSun, July 12, 202021 hours ago

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