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Post Ride Recovery Smoothie Recipe

Home Guest Blogger Post Ride Recovery Smoothie Recipe<p>The holidays may be over, but even when things settle down it can be a hard to stick to your …

The BMW M2 is the anti-driverless car

Enthusiasts and automotive journalists have been salivating over the 365-horsepower, rear-wheel-drive Bavarian hot-rod since last year.<p>The M2 is, at its core, a muscular six-cylinder engine shoe-horned into the body of a BMW 2-series — the sheet metal of which has been contoured and flexed to look …

13 Things You Learn After Driving the BMW M2

M is back.<p><i>The M2 is arguably the most important and interesting car that has come from BMW in ages. Philosophically, it's true to the classic M car philosophy, but it's not a throwback. What we have is an enthusiast-focused, quasi-affordable car, a gift of sorts to the people that some say the</i> …

Driving the BMW M2: perfectly flawed

Bayerische Motoren Werke AG is celebrating its 100th birthday this year, but the company and cars we would recognize today as BMWs arrived in the late 1960s alongside a model called the 2002. The 2002 was a funky little thing with a cute pug nose and the famous double-kidney grille. It was the …

Autos

Refreshing or Revolting: 2016 BMW M2

How does the 1M Coupe's successor stack up?<p>BMW has finally developed a successor to the 1 Series M Coupe, and the 2016 BMW M2 is ready to fill those shoes. As the smallest and likely most affordable vehicle in the M lineup, the M2 was developed on the Nürburgring and is powered by a …

BMW

The BMW M2 is the perfect sports car for everyone

The M2 is not a track car. But MMC is a safe facility in which to test the limits of the BMW. We can open it up on the long back straightaway and push hard into corners and never worry about oncoming traffic, pedestrians, or cops. Monticello also has a skid-pad — a wide-open area paved with grippy …

2016 BMW M2 Automatic

The lack of a clutch pedal barely hinders this express trip to driving nirvana.<p>While we tirelessly advocate the clutch-pedal-and-stick-shift way of life, we acknowledge that a well-tuned automatic occasionally can be the wiser choice. Perhaps stop-and-go traffic plagues your daily routine and your …

2016 BMW M2 sports coupe is for drivers who like driving

In the past five years, BMW has launched more than 20 new or redesigned products and variants, from electric pods to crossover coupes. There was worry among 3-Series purists that the "ultimate driving machine" had devolved into everyone's everyday appliance.<p>It is a classic growth conundrum, like …

Some BMW Dealers Are Marking Up the M2 Big Time

Everyone who drove the BMW M2 during our 10Best Cars competition became hostage to this little coupe’s many charms: the ease with which one could exploit its tremendous capabilities on public roads, its reserved yet racy appearance, and its fairly reasonable as-tested price of $54,495. The M2, with …

Carbon Fiber

Top Gear tests BMW M2 vs Audi TT RS

BMW’s new M2, probably the most popular car to come from Bavaria in years, has had no shortage of competitors. Ford Focus RS, Porsche Cayman S, …

Top Gear

BMW M2 vs Porsche 718 Cayman S

Do you remember Rocky IV, where the titular champ has to face off against Drago, the Russian. As far as campy ’80s boxing movies go, it’s great. …

Porsche

2017 Audi TT RS First Drive Review

That certain sound<p>The little red coupe leaps forward as I nail the gas, and a throbbing, guttural boom fills the cabin. Instantly, I’m transported back more than three decades, to a forest in far-off New Zealand, watching lights flickering through the trees as the same sound echoes through the …

Bucket Lists

2018 Audi TT RS vs. 2017 Porsche 718 Cayman S

Hating turbocharged engines is en vogue among purists these days. When Saab in 1979 introduced the 900 Turbo (it destroyed turbochargers faster than …

2017 Porsche 718 Cayman PDK Automatic

Sweet spot: found.<p>If you’ve read anything about Porsche’s junior sports cars, the 718 Cayman and 718 Boxster, during the last year, you probably know that its mid-cycle update went well beyond the cosmetic nips and tucks typical of automobiles entering midlife. In addition to de rigueur fascia, …

A new Porsche Cayman, and still a driver’s dream | Provided by Advertising Publications

Porsche is adamant that it doesn’t sell transportation; it’s in the experience business. The automotive industry practically invented the hype …

2017 Audi S3 First Drive: Updated AWD Sedan Still Packs 292 HP

It's Not an A4? Driving the Visually Refreshed S3<p>Not all vehicle refreshes are created equal. For 2017, Audi has made mostly aesthetic changes to the S3, redoing the bodywork and updating the interior to more closely match the A4. One of my favorite updates for the new model year: the Vegas Yellow …

Luxury Lifestyle

Report: Audi Plans to Double RS Lineup Within 18 Months

Ingolstadt doubling down on performance variants<p>Get ready for more hot Audis! The German automaker plans to double the lineup of its RS performance division within 18 months, reports <i>Autocar</i>, citing a conversation with division boss Stephan Winklemann.<p>Including the R8, the global RS lineup currently …

Audi

How Strength Training Can Help You Be a Better Cyclist

What's the reward from strength training? The ability to develop kick-ass power, according to Mike Watson. "And what enhances performance, prevents injury. If you make your capacity greater than your demands you will become a more durable athlete and reach your full ability."<p>Watson is a strength …

Exercise

How to create cool Tour de France-style 3D route videos from your Strava rides (video)

You know those cool videos produced to show off the Tour de France route with a wiggly yellow line snaking its way across a Google Earth base map, …

Cycling

2015 Audi A3, 2016 Audi S3 Verdict Review

Due, Due, Quattro: A Year in the A3 Ends in Delight<p>The unorthodox plan to spend <i>quattro</i> months each in three variants of the Audi A3 Premium Plus sedan proved its merit. Starting in a front-wheel-drive 2015 A3 1.8T, moving to a 2015 A3 TDI, and finishing off with an all-wheel-drive 2016 S3 showed us …

Extreme Sports

2016 Audi TTS Coupe Second Drive Review: Weekend Warrior

A Second Date With Audi’s Gorgeous TT<p>I’m going to let you all in on a little secret. When we fly to exotic locales to drive a manufacturer’s new cars, more often than not they set us loose on roads that encourage the kind of shenanigans that’ll get you arrested. These roads are twisty and tight …

Roads

This is what it takes to ride 4400 miles across America unsupported

The 2016 Trans Am Bike Race started off from Astoria, Oregon on June 4, with its participants aiming to cycle to Yorktown, Virginia.<p>It’s some 4400 …

Cycling

These Excellent Animations Show Exactly How Turbochargers and Superchargers Work

Even if you're an engineer, you'll appreciate these visual explainers.<p>With forced induction quickly becoming the norm on today's cars, it's important to understand how it all works. Turbo- and superchargers are fairly simple devices in principle, but a good visual is sometimes the best way to show …

Benefits of Carb Cycling

Carb cycling is one of those terms that gets as many articles written promoting it as it does deriding it, although they are usually from people who …

Shape Your Booty in Cycling Class With These Trainer Tips

We love indoor cycling. From boutique studios like Wheel House and SoulCycle to interval classes at the gym, indoor cycling is a great way to get a burst of cardio and, if done properly, can also give your booty a little boost.<p>Avery Johnson, one of my favorite instructors from Wheel House in San …

2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Reviews and Rating

2017 mercedes-benz c-class Model Overview<p>You’ll Like<p>Many powertrain options and body styles<br>• Three high-performance AMG models to choose from<br>• One of the best interiors in the segment<p>You Won’t Like<p>Ride quality over rough roads<br>• Stop-start feature can be intrusive<br>• Unnatural brake and gas pedal feel on …

Cabriolets

How Weight Loss Improves Cycling Performance

At this point, you’re definitely going to have to buy new bib shorts. Your friends are also going to be asking you for weight-loss tips.<p>There is a catch with losing 20 pounds or more, though: Losing this much weight is only good for cycling performance if you actively work to maintain strength as …

Weight Loss

This Is Your Body on a Climb

Your Legs<p>Chris Hunkeler via Flickr<p>Hills are nature’s gym—they help build strength. As you pedal up a grade, gravity tries to pull you back down. The steeper the pitch, the more forceful gravity’s pull. That means you need to recruit more muscles to maintain forward momentum. Climbing …

Cycling

2017 Audi A4 2.0T Quattro

The new A4 is a rolling do-not-disturb sign. There's some lustiness behind the door, though.<p>From the June 2016 issue<p>Silence is golden, especially in an election year. But in a sports sedan, silence can be eerie. Absent the sound of hot air ripping through an exhaust, can you really be sure you’re …