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  1. GM and Michelin will bring airless tires to passenger cars by 2024 They'll test the tires on Bolt EVs later in 2019. Jon Fingas, @jonfingas 06.04.19 in Transportation 125Comments 12003Shares Steve Fecht for General Motors Airless tires for everyday cars might soon be far more practical. GM and Michelin have unveiled a prototype of Uptis (Unique Puncture-proof Tire System), a Michelin-made tire intended for passenger cars. It looks like Tweel and other air-free concepts of years past, but its mix of composite rubber and resin embedded fiberglass lets it operate at highway speeds -- earlier options tend to work only when you're slowly putting around. It's not as visually appealing as conventional tires, but Michelin claims it's just as comfortable. More importantly, there's a tangible roadmap. GM will start testing the Uptis in Michigan later in 2019 on a fleet of Chevy Bolts, and expects the finished version to reach production cars as soon as 2024. The automaker hasn't named specific car models that will use the new tires. The Uptis should have immediate financial and safety benefits. While it won't be completely invulnerable, blowouts, flat tires and irregular wear would be things of the past. However, GM and Michelin see this as particularly important for a future where electric and self-driving cars are commonplace. Airless tech reduces the need for environmentally harmful tire production, and eliminates the need for a spare tire that adds weight and shrinks fuel economy. They'd also help autonomous vehicles drive around the clock without fear that a stray nail will ruin a trip. Don't be shocked if this becomes the norm, if just because the expectations for cars themselves will have changed.
  2. tsuh

    Anyone here spearfish?

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    I agree. All great marcas so just look for the best quality ones.
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    To my palate aged cigars become exceptionally smooth and silky where young cigars have a bit of a roughness and power to their flavor/texture. I wouldn't necessarily say aged cigars turn flat but it is rather a different experience overall. The beauty of our hobby is we usually have access to both depending on our mood! I compare this a lot to drinking the same wine but different vintages. You can really tell a difference when you taste them side by side! I just tasted a 2014 and 2016 Cabernet Franc from a small vintner. The 2016 was very lean and light on the palate where the 2014 was a full body well rounded flavor. The taste was almost as if I was drinking a completely different wine! However at the end of the tasting I thought to myself that one isn't necessarily better than the other but made for different occasions. I'll drink the 2016 now and the 2014 will age wonderfully in my wine cooler.
  5. Any vintage panda dial chronograph is a winner for me.
  6. I wonder how much market "research" went into choosing the right gauge...
  7. tsuh

    Made it to Italy

    Amazing! Definitely one of my favorite countries to visit. The culture, the history, great wine, and the food. What is there not to love!
  8. This is my favorite. I have been using this for 5+ years and is still as sharp as when I first got it. (Not my photo)
  9. I was sitting in my best friend's backyard setting up for his engagement party as he was proposing to his now wife that day. I remember finding some quiet time and lit up a Monte Edmundo. It was the best cigar I have had to this day, silky smooth, chocolate, some spice, and a very clean tobacco flavor. Not sure if it was my excitement for my buddy or the actual cigar but it will be very hard to top that experience.
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    Anyone here spearfish?

    Happy Monday everyone! I just went spearfishing for the first time recently and was able to catch a beautiful opal eye! Anyone here spearfish? If so, any advice would be greatly appreciated!
  11. Such an aesthetically pleasing cigar. Sadly, I've never read a good review about them.
  12. World War Z is my favorite zombie movie. I remember some scenes giving me real anxiety.
  13. Great review and I agree the first puffs blew me away! The size, looks, and first third always pull me back to light one of these up.

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