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New York Has a Great Subway, if You’re Not in a Wheelchair

Posted by on Mar 29, 2017 in Blog | Comments Off on New York Has a Great Subway, if You’re Not in a Wheelchair

Source:  New York Times, Sasha Blair-Goldensohn, DISABILITY MARCH 29, 2017 Nearly eight years ago, on a bright summer morning in Manhattan, I was walking through Central Park when an enormous rotted tree branch snapped and fell on my head. What came next was a remarkable turn of events that saved my life. First, a doctor out for a morning jog saw me lying unconscious, and used a pair of jeans he dug out of my backpack to slow the bleeding until an ambulance came. I was treated at the intensive care unit at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital and underwent rehabilitation at Helen Hayes Hospital in...

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Watch this 2000-plus-horsepower Ford GT obliterate standing mile world record

Posted by on Mar 29, 2017 in Blog | Comments Off on Watch this 2000-plus-horsepower Ford GT obliterate standing mile world record

Source:  Miles Branman,Digital Trends, 03/28/2017 In 2013, M2K Motorsports turned up in a 2006 Ford GT that developed 2,000hp. That vehicle set an astounding top speed of 278.2 mph – faster than any production car’s overall top speed. M2K evidently wasn’t satisfied, though. They’ve returned to the “Mile” this year with a retuned version of the same car. What started as a stock GT with a 5.4-liter supercharged V8 and 550hp has Frankensteined into a top speed dynamo with far more than 2,000hp. All that power makes for one insane sprint. After a tame launch, the GT is doing 161.7 mph by the end...

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Listen to the new Dodge Demon

Posted by on Mar 22, 2017 in Blog | Comments Off on Listen to the new Dodge Demon

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The Athlete in Me Won’t Stop

Posted by on Mar 1, 2017 in Blog | Comments Off on The Athlete in Me Won’t Stop

Source:  New York Times / Todd Balf / DISABILITY  / MARCH 1, 2017 “You’re sort of in between, aren’t you?” an old friend asked me recently. She’d been through it all with me — my diagnosis of a rare spine cancer two years ago, the radical multistage surgery, the long rehab stint, the longer convalescence at home, and the eventual finding that I’d suffered a complication in surgery that caused a spinal cord injury and what will probably be permanent paraplegia. My sports-toned and -nurtured legs hadn’t responded to rehab the way they’d been expected to because they couldn’t. What my friend...

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2017 TESLA MODEL S P100D FIRST TEST: A NEW RECORD — 0-60 MPH IN 2.28 SECONDS!

Posted by on Feb 15, 2017 in Blog | Comments Off on 2017 TESLA MODEL S P100D FIRST TEST: A NEW RECORD — 0-60 MPH IN 2.28 SECONDS!

The Model S P100D sets a new record (and accelerates like a real jerk) Source:  Motor Trend / Frank Markus Words, Brian Brantley Photos, Cory Lutz Video / February 7, 2017 We all understand acceleration. It’s the rate of change of velocity. This 4,891-pound Tesla Model S P100D does it best, reaching 30, 40, 50, and 60 mph from a standstill more quickly than any other production vehicle we’ve ever tested, full stop. In our testing, no production car has ever cracked 2.3 seconds from 0 to 60 mph. But Tesla has, in 2.275507139 seconds. The Tesla does not hold the advantage forever, though,...

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Tesla Model S is now the world’s quickest car. Yes, Tesla

Posted by on Feb 13, 2017 in Blog | Comments Off on Tesla Model S is now the world’s quickest car. Yes, Tesla

Source:  CNN / by Peter Valdes-Dapena   @peterdrives  / February 7, 2017: 1:43 PM ET The Tesla Model S P100D, with 760 horsepower and all-wheel-drive, jumped from a dead stop to 60 miles an hour in 2.28 seconds in a test by Motor Trend. It’s the first car to ever do that in under 2.3 seconds in the magazine’s testing. With this sort of power, merging into the traffic on the highway is less of an issue than trying not to rear-end anyone while you’re doing it. That’s quicker than high-priced hybrid supercars like the $1.5 million Ferrari LaFerrari, the $1.1 McLaren P1...

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