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  1. Riding My First UTV - Exciting!

    I heard about riding UTVs for the first time from a good friend of mine. It was confusing at first, because I didn't know what he was talking about, but then i asked him "What's a UTV? Do you mean ATV?". There are UTVs (Utility Terrain Vehicles) and ATVs (All Terrain Vehicles). It was just that I didn’t know their differences. Apparently a UTV is bigger, can carry more than one person, and you can load more onto it.



    I was never an adventurous person, and as a kid, whenever my friends would ask me to do something, I would always say "Maybe next time"’. But now I was curious about the UTV that my friends were raving about. My curiosity won and I looked up the information online about UTVs. It was then that I realized I really wanted to try one out. I watched videos of people riding their  UTVs, going on the trails, having the time of their lives braving the most difficult terrains. Needless to say, I was jealous. For the first time, I felt the surge in my veins and the excitement  to want to ride my own UTV.

    That was a few years ago and right after that, I bought my UTV to satisfy my adventurous side. I've witnessed how versatile this machine is as me and my friends blasted through the trails. It was just like how I saw it on the screen, huge, tough and mean. When I went out for my first ride, I never felt afraid of anything that nature could throw at me. I felt completely secure in taking those rocky roads on.



    My UTV was able to take on many difficult situations and come out of it like nothing happened. The first time I rode on an off-road trail adventure, my group planned to also go kayaking on a lake afterwards. On that day, we prepared all our accessories and tools. I strapped my Sun Dolphin Bali 10 SS to  the roof of my UTV. I knew the terrain would be rough, so I made sure to secure the kayak nice and tight.. Before driving off, I made sure that the ties were strong enough to hold the kayak tightly on the roof.

    I took preparations, both in my mind and all the things we were going to need. Basically, this was a two-part adventure – with the UTV taking us to our kayaking destination amidst the muddy, difficult trails that seemed determined to be a pain, and the second one was with kayaking on the lake that we’d heard was quite a challenge. I bought my UTV accessories online, so at first,  I was not completely confident. But, after my first ride to go kayaking, I was satisfied at how tight the boat was held onto the roof. It was a bumpy ride, but everything was just fine. I had a nice stereo system installed, so I blasted my music the whole way ...

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  2. UTV Comparison

    Here's a nice comparison between the RZR XP 1000, the Can-Am Maverick, and the Arctic Cat Wildcat. They all look like they deliver a pretty smooth ride...but you can judge for yourself.

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  3. ATV Safety Tips

    All terrain vehicles, commonly known as ATVs, are widely used across the country for outdoor recreation. These vehicles are built to stand harsh and taxing conditions off of paved roads. Since they often take quite a beating when they are used, it is important to regularly maintain your ATV.

    Maintenance for these off road machines is like the maintenance people perform on their automobiles. They are constructed in similar ways, but they place an emphasis on off-road driving. As such, there are certain areas that require more attention than others. Typically, the areas of an ATV that will suffer the most damage are the tires and suspension. Here are some safety tips to make sure you have a nice, fun day without any accidents.


    Suspension, Engine, Brakes, Steering



    Each of these parts should be inspected regularly to ensure that the ATV is in proper working condition. When ATVs are not in proper working condition, the user may be at a greater risk for suffering serious injuries. In many cases, ATV owners can service their own vehicles. Some may opt to take them  to certified repair shops. Regardless, it is important for owners to understand what areas of their vehicles require extra care, maintenance, and inspection. Unfortunately, even the best tuned ATV can be in an accident because of terrain conditions or driver errors. When this happens, individuals riding ATVs may suffer serious injuries, and the vehicles may be seriously damaged or even destroyed.


    Safety Gear

    The most important thing to remember is that safety should be every rider's first consideration. If you aren't well protected, you can get yourself into a serious accident. Eye goggles are one of the most important things to wear, as they can protect your eyes from flying rocks and dust that could cause you to go blind. Wearing a helmet is also essential, as it will protect you from a head injury if you get into an accident. Wearing the right body armor and suit will help to keep you from any serious injuries to your chest, as well as from tearing up the skin of your legs and arms. Never go off-roading without these safety items.


    Be Wary Of Stunts



    Just because you have ridden an ATV for a few years or months doesn't mean you are ready to do stunts yet. Unless you have some serious stunt training, avoid doing crazy things that can land you in the hospital. A good number of people have died or gotten seriously injured while trying to do something crazy or showing off to their friends.


    Learn To Ride Properly

    Riding an ATV may look easy when it's done on a track or the road, but off-roading can be extremely dangerous. If your ATV flips, your injuries can range anywhere from broken bones to death. Consider taking lessons or getting help from an expert before venturing out.


    Not All Paths Can Be Crossed



    Just because you are riding an ATV doesn't mean ...

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  4. The 50th Annual BF Goodrich Tires SCORE Baja 1000

    One of the greatest automotive events is just around the corner and race car drivers are excited. The 50th annual BFGoodrich Tires SCORE Baja 1000 is slated for November this year. Racer registration is currently underway online at www.score-international.com. The race is the pinnacle of all desert automotive races. A huge variety of racers and automobiles are expected for this iconic event. There will be nearly 350 different entries from 40 states across the USA. Moreover, 30 different countries are expected to attend this event as well. To herald this legendary race, there will be a number of pre-race events. We'll tell you more about them below.


    Pre-Race Events



    The 50th year of this race is a celebratory event observing the heritage of SCORE. The race will be the final one out of the four race 2017 SCORE World Desert Championship. Prior to this major spectacle, there are a number of pre-race events. The first of these is a public trade show organized by SCORE at the Fairplex in Pomona, California. It will be open from 9:00am to 6:00pm. The show will celebrate SCORE heritage and display automobiles and performance parts that are designed for off-road racing. It will also provide fans an opportunity to interact with legendary off-road race drivers. There will also be current and past off-road technology. It is a must-attend event for any off-road racing enthusiast.


    Discover The 50th Annual BFGoodrich Tires SCORE Baja 1000



    This annual race is the most famous, well-known and longest running off-road race. This year, it will be held at the Baja California peninsula in Mexico. The race will begin in Ensenada, Baja California Forte. It will proceed down the peninsula and end at La Paz, Baja California Sur. The race and its accompanying festivities will be held from November 12th to November 18th. It will be the final one of the four race SCORE World Desert Race Championship. The BF Goodrich Tires SCORE Baja 1000 has been held two years consecutively in Baja California.


    Special Activities



    There will be some special activities alongside the race, like meet and greet sessions, as well as autograph signing sessions from 12:30pm to 2:00pm on Saturday and Sunday at the SCORE Baja 1000 Exhibit at the Expo. During these sessions, fans will get the chance to interact with their favorite racing stars from the past and the present. Many of those in attendance will be those who made their reputations in the SCORE Baja 1000.

    Another special activity will be the SCORE Monster Energy Cinema. Presented alongside SCOREvision, this activity will have a massive LED screen displaying all the telecasts of the Baja 1000 that have been aired on the CBS Sports Network. Moreover, the cinema will also show race videos from historical archives of the race.



    The 50th Annual BFGoodrich Tires SCORE Baja 1000 will be a celebration of off-road racing. There will be celebrity stars attending, like racers Mark Samuels, Jeff Proctor, the Ampudia ...

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  5. 2018 Polaris RZR XP Turbo ATV - Worth The Ride? You Bet!



    The new RZR XP Turbo, made by Polaris, is designed to combine rugged durability with comfort. Standing at a little over 6 feet high, with a length of almost 10 feet, this ATV is built with a ProStar Turbo H.O. Engine, the most powerful engine this brand has ever developed. The 168 HP means you will have all the power you need to take on most conditions, whether you are on a paved road or a rocky trail. The electronic fuel injection system consists of many sensors to signal the main system on how much fuel is needed, based on stored information.

    The automatic PVT (Polaris Variable Transmission) will change gear ratios as you are driving so you are always at the right RPM for the environment you are riding in. The company's On-Demand AWD (All Wheel Drive) is the only true drive system in the industry. The power is shifted from the rear wheels to all four of them when that feature is activated, which will give you the traction you need in rough conditions.



    This off-road beast has a 16 inch Dual A-Arm suspension with a stabilizer bar and a Trailing Arm 18 inch rear travel suspension, so not much will slow down or stop you from where you need to go or what you need to do. The front and rear shocks are Walker Evans Needles (2 inches for the front and 2.5 inches in the rear) with adjustable 16-position clickers, to prevent bottom outs and keep you comfortable. Other models have different shocks and more accessories.

    The front and rear brakes on the RZR XP Turbo contain 4-wheel hydraulic discs, with Triple-Bore calipers in the front and Dual-Bore calipers in the rear. Calipers are what stops your vehicle by squeezing the wheel rotors, and the ones on this ATV will absorb more heat and friction so they will last longer than regular ones.

    The Polaris RZR Turbo weighs 1,475 pounds, can carry 740 pounds of extra weight, and holds 9.5 gallons of gas. There are LED lights in both the front and rear and you can add on different sets of lights if you customize your ATV, at an extra cost, of course. The interior includes a tripmeter, gear indicator, coolant temperature gauge, a DC outlet, and more. Also, there are bucket seats with sliders in the front and adjustable seat belts, as well as electronic power steering with Variable Assist to give you easier control.



    Lastly, you can completely customize the RZR Turbo with different roofs, windshields, doors, bumpers, mirrors, lights, tires, and more. You can even put a radio in there with a subwoofer and blast some tunes as you have fun bouncing around on the trails. Don't want the radio in the dashboard? You could pay an extra thousand or two and get a roof audio system installed to create sounds from above! If you had the extra cash to throw into this, you would probably never ...

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