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Stream will be live tonight at 8 PM on #twitch!!! I'll be playing #BlackDesertOnline with my Valkyrie. She's cute in the face, but ferocious with a sword, rawr!
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BMW Motorrad “Concept 101”
We're a little later than usual in bringing this news article to you as our colleagues at Luxurious Magazine Asia ran it first and we siad we would wait, so we're sorry!

The name "Concept 101" indicates the capacity of the concept bike, which has its roots in the USA. The capacity of the six cylinders is 1,649 cc - approximately equivalent to 101 cubic inches, which is the American unit of measurement for cylinder capacity. So the "Concept 101" moves into a sphere that goes beyond mere horsepower and acceleration figures - all that counts is the remarkable riding experience full of power and tranquillity. The enormous torque of the in-line 6-cylinder engine generates extraordinary pulling power in every situation on the road.

The number 101 also stands for the place where the vehicle came into being. It was not far from Highway 101, at the design studios of the BMW Group subsidiary Designworks in Newbury Park, California, that the BMW Motorrad designers got together with their Designworks colleagues to create a truly special motorcycle that would extend the limits of quality and exclusivity and reflect a whole new touring philosophy: "We had a clear vision when we were designing the bike: under the motto "The Spirit of the Open Road" we wanted to build a high-performance, emotional and highly exclusive 6-cylinder vehicle that would make every ride a special experience. A bike that would make the moment so special, you would forget your destination," explains Ola Stenegard, Head of Vehicle Design BMW Motorrad. 

This vision is expressed in the BMW interpretation of a "bagger" - an exclusive type of custom bike especially popular in the USA. The very elongated and streamlined silhouette is especially striking from a distance. Unlike the low front section and the high rear of supersports motorcycles, the BMW Motorrad "Concept 101" has a drop-shaped silhouette that is typical of baggers, reaching the highest point at the front trim. Below this, the large front wheel appears to pull the flat, stretched silhouette behind it. At the same time, the characteristic styling of the bike visually suggests a forward urge. Two side cases integrated in streamlined form add the final touch of a quintessential bagger.

The concept bike took concrete shape on the premises of Roland Sands - just under an hour away from Newbury Park amid the heartland of the Los Angeles custom bike scene. In close collaboration with the BMW Motorrad design team, Roland Sands assembled the exclusive parts of the "Concept 101" at his own workshops. BMW Motorrad and the custom bike specialist have worked together successfully for several years, having completed inspiring projects such as the Concept Ninety, for example. Roland Sands' familiarity with the scene and enormous expertise in custom building combined with the possibilities and history offered by BMW Motorrad make for an exciting partnership. Sands put together the many parts of the BMW Motorrad "Concept 101" in his workshop, elaborately producing individual elements exclusively by hand. As a result, signature machine parts such as the clutch cover, timing chain cover and wheels all bear his logo, discreetly bearing witness to a collaboration that has proved successful for many years. The material finish and technical design are state-of-the-art, thereby reflecting in detail the fundamental BMW Motorrad statement: precision and emotion.
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Go 'head - JUMP. :)

#chezshinae #foodforthought   #takechances  
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The feature image is a turn-off, but the article is a really good summary of how to think like an mobile app designer
There’s more to designing mobile apps than meets the eye. Obviously, the task requires a deep knowledge of devices. http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2015/04/10/thinking-like-an-app-designer/
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Really great turnout at the San Diego Toyota MR2 meet this weekend!
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Race to the Top | Shane Turpin and Eric Bostrom in ICON Hypersport Prime gear.
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