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    7 Pump Track Mistakes & How To Avoid Them | Mountain Bike Skills
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    7 Pump Track Mistakes & How To Avoid Them | Mountain Bike Skills

    January 21, 2020


    – Pump track mistakes. I’m at this rad indoor
    pump track at Fly Up 417 and it’s a pretty rad one. So I’m gonna show you a
    few mistakes and how to eliminate them, so you
    can start to learn how to use a pump track really
    good and really fast. Here’s mistake number one. (thud and sloshing) – Alright, this is a super
    common mistake that I see riders doing when on a
    pump track and that is not using their legs to generate the pump. They’re kinda just using their arms, thinking that’s gonna do it. Take a look at his slow mo of me going through this straight. You can see my whole
    body working together. My upper body and lower body. It’s the arms first,
    then the legs will follow and then I’m pulsating. I’m generating power down
    the downside of that roller. So it’s all about the
    legs as well as the arms, working together, a bit like a piston. Two pistons, going up
    and down, just like that. Pushing, pulling, push pull, push pull. It’s quite a demanding thing,
    but you’ve just got to use those legs in that pump
    track to generate your speed. Also, it is part of that technique. (mellow music) Bro, this next rule is to be honest, is everyone’s hate, and that’s
    pedaling on a pump track. A pump track’s not all about pedaling. If you find yourself pedaling,
    it’s because your technique is totally down the drain,
    you don’t know how to use the pump, or those
    rollers on that pump track to generate speed. If you find yourself pedaling,
    and you’re trying to learn how to pump, on a pump track,
    I suggest remove your chain, and it’ll eliminate you trying to pedal. So I hate pedaling. I can actually start this whole pump track and generate a hell of a lot
    of speed just by rolling down this little hill here
    and into the pump track and just using that pumping
    motion to gain my speed. Just like this. Look, no pedaling. (upbeat music) No pedaling. You don’t need to pedal
    to get a lot of speed, and that moves onto my next
    one, and that is speed. It’s all well and good
    gaining a lot of speed down a big straight just like this one, but happens when you come to a corner? All that power and speed
    that you’ve gained there, kinda gets thrown away
    because you don’t know how to navigate your way through
    a turn just like this with all that speed, so
    the best way to to do this is gradually build up your speed, build up on your confidence
    on your speed through a straight like this, so when
    you come to a corner like here, you can work on
    that technique as well. So you can carry that speed,
    what you’ve generated there, through the turn and then
    down the next straight. So it’s all about working
    slowly, not just going full hammer time, ’cause
    that’s not going to work. (mellow music) Body position. This is key when it’s riding a pump track. Now, I’m going to point
    out the wrong ones, and that’s too much weight over the front. So your head, is too far forward over the front of the wheel,
    and all of your weight is on that front wheel. That’s not good when it comes
    to riding the pump track. The other one is too
    much weight on the back. So you’re leaning back too
    much and when you’re riding rollers, you’re basically
    gonna end up looping up, just like this. Likewise, if you’re on a front,
    you’re just gonna be diving. You’re not gonna get that pop, that pump, on a pump track. The correct one, is that
    aggressive body position. Your body weight is central to the bike, your knees are bent and your
    elbows are bent and out, you don’t want to tuck your arms in, you want to be in attack
    position and looking forward. And from there you can
    shift your body weight front or back. (upbeat jazz music) Okay, line choice, this is
    a big mistake that people kind of tend to do, and
    it comes to in the berms. And when you’re entering
    a berm it all depends on your speed. If you’re coming in really fast, you want to enter it at high. At a high point. But, if you want to make the
    exit a high exit or a low exit, it all depends on your entry. So if you want to come with a low exit, you want to enter the
    berm at the highest point as possible as you can. Also, likewise, if you want
    to exit a berm quite high, it means you want to enter
    the berm at a low point. So you’re entering a low
    point and that’s gonna force you up to exit high. So when it comes to jumping
    a gap out of a berm, just like this one where
    you’ve got two rollers, but you can actually gap it, now line choice comes into play here, where you need to pick the
    right line so you can exit this turn where it’s the most
    poppiest part of the berm, so you can clear this with
    a nice smooth transition. So, what I’m gonna do to
    get this, is I’m gonna enter quite low, and that means
    it’s gonna force me out at that top of the berm, at the end of it, which is gonna give me the most pop and I’m just gonna turn it,
    and get into that roller. So if you wanna do this line choice is key when you want to exit a turn as well. Like coming out the top of
    this, is not very comfortable, ’cause it’s gonna force you
    into this wall of graffiti, whereas you wanna come
    out of this berm quite low so you can aim straight down
    the line of these rollers into the next turn. (mellow music) Let me demonstrate. On aggressively trying
    to ride a pump track, you kind of go somewhere but nowhere. (mellow music) See, it doesn’t work. You miss out all the pump,
    you mess up all your pumping skills, your rhythm,
    you don’t have any flow, you’re tryin’ to fight
    against the rollers. That roller is built
    there for you to utilize, for you to gain more
    momentum, more speed by using that pumping technique through a roller will generate more speed. The more relaxed you are, the
    more you can find that flow. (mellow music) Ugh! Oh! Ah! Jumping everything is
    alright, it’s pretty cool when you want to jump
    everything on a pump track but if you’re casing
    all the time like that, you’ll probably find that if
    you want to gain more speed, rolling through that section
    will be a way quicker way to gain more speed into the pump track, but if you do want to jump everything, you want to learn all these things, and that brings on to line
    choice, which leads me on to the speed, which leads me
    onto looking ahead, flow, and all that jazz. To make these sort of jumps doable. (mellow music) So there you go, there’s
    a few common mistakes that people tend to do when
    they’re riding a pump track. But if you’re still
    struggling on how to use or how to maintain your
    pump, and do the pump, click over here, Neil’s got a
    great video on how to do that. Also, if you want to see
    a pump track challenge, click over here and don’t
    forget to hit the globe to subscribe, ’cause you’re
    missing out some rad content. Now get, give us a thumbs
    up like, and I’ll see ya at the next one.
    See ya!

    Classic track vs Audi R8 LSM – The Red Bull Terramar Race
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    Classic track vs Audi R8 LSM – The Red Bull Terramar Race

    January 18, 2020


    The human being is the one that sets the rule and the engine replies The car has to have the soul of the human being, otherwise, it is a machine that does not vibrate The man gives soul to the engine This circuit was built at the beginnings of 1922. It was opened on October 28TH, 1923. Here, in TERRAMAR, took place the first Formula 1 GP, of what is the actual GP in Spain. See it reproduced in history, takes you to times you have never lived, it is something spectacular. In the beginnings of the past century, races were absolutely sport, we are speaking of the year 1923… If we’re speaking about motoring, Spain was the first in line that moment. There were 60 brands of motorbikes and 40 of cars. In their route and in the driving, the pilot’s skills came out. The present circuits have lost humanity In the 20´s people use to push the cars in order to make them start, today this is impossible. The truth is that it has been a big surprise… I know a lot about motoring in Spain and I had no idea that many years ago something like this was built and that there were races of F1 here, in an oval circuit. I am Miguel Molina, I am 23 years old and I am from Lloret de Mar I am an official pilot of Audi in the DTM and I have 2 years on the Red Bull team. In DTM there are very good pilots and quality, it is a championship in which the brands choose their pilots, you have to be at the top of your game to be selected. The past year, things were good enough, so this year we will try to be at the same level. Miguel is the first Spanish pilot who has arrived to DTM, not only has he arrived to DTM but how he has arrived at the top of his game… and I know this year he is going to win a lot of races and he is going to fight for the championship. I had read small histories about this circuit but I never had had the opportunity of being here… I am very excited to feel the experience and what these pilots felt, when they ran in this circuit in the 20´s and I am going to have a good time for sure! The official record of this circuit is 45.8 seconds. Luis Zborowski Miller was the pilot who established this record. I think, it will be very difficult because the circuit has a lot of pot holes… We are going to have to do a lot of “zig-zags”, I think in that moment, pilots drove straight… there are now “chicanes” that did not exist in those times. The circuit challenge has not been beaten for many years. We will try to have a good time and if we can do it, it will be great! We are going to have stop in many places and we have to slow down to pass through the places where there are more pot holes The relationship with a film crew is more than just a working relationship It is absolutely amazing, it is as if you could fly. I have a big curiosity to know how I will feel, I have never driven in an oval circuit… and I have never driven with banking, of course, with a slope of 90 grades, it has to be amazing It is wonderful that we have conserved something so old, that is a relic, because it is a part of motoring history People who had the same passion that we have today

    Will This Go Faster Than Light?
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    Will This Go Faster Than Light?

    January 12, 2020


    The speed of light is meant to be the ultimate
    speed limit in the universe. According to Einstein’s special theory of relativity,
    nothing should move through space faster than light. But that doesn’t stop people from
    trying. Every day I get a lot of messages proposing ways to go faster than the speed
    of light. There is the classic method where you shine
    a laser at the moon. If you can flick that beam across the moon’s surface in less than
    a hundredth of a second, which is not hard to do, then that laser spot will actually
    move across the surface of the moon faster than the speed of light. Imagine what that
    would look like if you were standing on the moon. If you were quick enough to perceive
    it, you would see this laser spot move faster than the light coming out of your own laser.
    How is that even possible? Well, in truth, nothing here is really travelling
    faster than the speed of light. The individual particles of light, the photons coming out
    of my laser are still traveling to the moon at the speed of light. It is just that they
    are landing side by side in such quick succession that they form a spot which moves faster than
    the speed of light. But really it is an illusion, nothing is actually going faster than the
    speed of light. So you couldn’t transmit any information this way.
    Dan asked: What if instead of a laser we used a long rigid stick instead? Now surely if
    you flick your wrist, the tip of this stick must move across the surface of the moon,
    faster than the speed of light. Well, unfortunately this won’t work either.
    As we learned in the slinky drop experiment, the fastest a force can propagate through
    an object is the speed of sound, that is because each atom needs to bump into the one next
    to it to transmit that force. And this is a lossy process. So you would be lucky if
    you any of the energy you have put in at the start actually made it to the tip. You would
    be lucky if the tip moved at all. Now this is a really sophisticated idea. Gerard
    writes: A very special space age engine would need to be designed that is capable of doing
    10,000 plus rpm in outer space with very high torque. Consult Elon Musk for this. As the
    engine is spinning it slowly deploys two very long tethers made from carbon nanotubes on
    opposing sides. Eventually each carbon nanotube tether reaches an amazing length of 285 kilometers.
    At this point, the end of the tether will be traveling at the speed of light. Can you
    point out some reasons as to why it would not work?
    Yes, Gerard, yes, I can. First, any object going in a circle requires
    a force pulling it in towards the middle of that circle. That is called centripetal force.
    And you can feel it when you whirl a ball above your head. Now that force is dependent
    on the speed of the object squared. So if that gets to be too great the tether breaks.
    Now if you had a single gram rotating at 99 percent of the speed of light, the amount
    of force required to pull it towards the center would be 300 meganewtons. That is the weight
    of 6000 fully African elephants. But, you are right, carbon nanotubes are tremendously
    strong. If you had a fiber just eight centimeters wide, you could support all of that force. But now he problem is if you have less than
    a centimeter of that fiber, it adds another gram to the tip of you tether. And so now
    you need a thicker fiber in order to support that additional force. And that would happen
    all the way to the base, so the fiber would need to get thicker and thicker and thicker
    all the way back to the motor. And if you do the calculation you find that basically
    30 meters from the tip the fiber already has to be as wide as the observable universe in
    order to support all of that force. It is nuts.
    But it gets worse. As an object moves faster its inertia actually increases. That means
    it requires more force to accelerate it. In fact, that one gram mass going 99 percent
    the speed of light would require seven times the amount of force we calculated before.
    And so the tether would have to be even thicker. But things get even more problematic if you
    think about speeding up the tip of the tether that extra one percent to the speed of light.
    I mean, since the inertia keeps getting greater and greater, it requires more and more force
    to accelerate it. And, in fact, to speed it up that extra little bit to go the speed of
    light would require an infinite amount of energy.
    Ok, well putting the infinite energy aside, let’s say we could create an incredible
    motor and we could find a material much stronger and lighter than carbon nanotube. Is it at
    least in principle possible that the tip could go faster than light? No. There is one final
    problem which is insurmountable which is that a tether, like anything, is held together
    by the electromagnetic interaction. That is, the attractions between all the tiny little
    charges that makeup the material. Now the problem is, electromagnetism is a force carried
    by photons. I mean, the way that something knows that another thing is there to attract
    it, is by the exchange of photons, these force carrying particles. And the problem is the
    photons themselves move at the speed of light. So even if you could create this incredible
    apparatus with ridiculously strong materials and spin it up with infinite energy, it still
    wouldn’t go the speed of light, because the force carrying particles that hold the
    whole thing together only go the speed of light. The speed of light really is the ultimate
    speed limit in the universe. Hey, did you see that I made a video about
    the problem with Facebook over on my second channel? It really seems to have struck a
    cord, so you should check it out if you haven’t already.
    Now I want to thank Audible for supporting this episode of Veritasium. They are a leading
    provider or audio books with over 150,000 titles in all areas of literature from fiction
    to non fiction and periodicals. Now this week I wanted to recommend the book by Bill Bryson
    called A Brief History of Nearly Everything. When this book first came out I really wanted
    to dislike it, because I felt like it was just piggy backing on Stephen Hawking’s
    Brief History of Time, but what Bill Bryson has done is something truly different and
    extraordinary. I really think it is a great summary and a great sort of investigation
    of what happens in science. It is a brilliant thing to listen to. Also, if you go to Audible.com/Veritasium,
    you can download this book for free, or another of your choosing. Now they actually have this
    book in an abridged form read by Bill Bryson himself. It is really interesting to hear
    the author’s voice. To me he sounds a little bit like C. G. P. Gray, but with a hint of
    a British accent. So you should really check that out. Just go to Audible.com/Veritasium. All right. Thanks for watching and thanks
    to Audible for supporting me. But there are some things which are going
    faster than the speed of light, relative to us. There are some distant galaxies which
    are receding at a velocity than the light, so we will never be able to see the light
    that they emit. But this doesn’t violate Einstein’s theory
    of relativity, because they are not moving through space faster than light, it is just
    that the space between us and them is expanding so quickly that their effective velocity is
    greater than the speed of light.

    FORGOTTEN GEMS: Bullet Train (Japan, 1975) Review
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    FORGOTTEN GEMS: Bullet Train (Japan, 1975) Review

    January 10, 2020


    Hello! I’m Oliver from Asian Film Fans. In “Forgotten Gems” series, we discuss underrated
    Asian movies that obviously deserve more love nowadays. In this video, I’m going to discuss Junya
    Sato’s movie from 1975 “The Bullet Train.” Disaster films are a wonderful genre. You get “race against time” plotline,
    one dimensional heroes, damsels (and children!) in distress, a pretentious and a bit too loud music score, but also massive destruction of biblical proportions, providing that the budget was sufficient. Needless to say, “The Bullet Train” delivers all of
    these things and yet manages to surprise. It is just another day on the
    grand Tokyo Railway Station. Passengers take their seats and
    Shinkansen Express Hikari 109 to Hakata begins its swift and comfortable journey. However, shortly after the train’s departure,
    the security office receives a phone call. A mysterious caller tells them that a bomb has
    been planted on board of Hikari 109 and it will go off as soon as the
    train slows down to 80 km/h. In consequence, Shinkansen is riding
    through Japan without the ability to stop, whereas the authorities rush to catch the bomber. Believe it or not, but “The Bullet Train”
    served as an inspiration for the famous “Speed” with Keanu Reeves. In addition, I can bet that it also
    triggered off the production of “The Cassandra Crossing”
    and “The Burning Train.” Nevertheless, the Japanese original
    surpasses all of its foreign imitators. The story is happening on two layers. The first takes places on board of Hikari 109,
    with its drivers, frightened passengers, and engineers from Shinkansen HQ
    who are desperately trying to ensure a safe passage of the
    train and locate the bomb. The second story, much greatly
    elaborated, is about the bombers. Three ordinary men who became victims of
    the economic changes in Japan of the 1970s decided to carry out the perfect crime
    and blackmail the National Railway. The two storylines intertwine with each other, making the motion picture
    a highly exciting experience. Contrary to other disaster movies, the
    conspirators are not downright evil. They are anti-heroes who are
    forced to commit a misdeed, but they do not want to hurt anyone. In fact, due to flashbacks depicting their
    relationship, the viewers pity them; especially the leader Tetsuo Okita,
    played by the unforgettable Ken Takakura. At some point, even I caught
    myself cheering for him and the successful accomplishment
    of the mission. However, the real wrongdoers in the
    movie seem to be the authorities. The deal with the bombers is simple. Pay up the money and, in exchange, they will
    tell the authorities where the bomb is located and how to disarm it, but the police officers are too
    short-sighted to understand this. They screw up the first handover of
    cash because they are too busy trying to hunt down and arrest the culprits. Meanwhile, Hikari 109 is rushing at a
    wild pace to Hakata where the tracks end! However, the situation on the train is
    being worked out by two infallible heroes. Commander Kuramochi played by Ken Utsui and a train driver Aoki portrayed
    by epic Sonny Chiba. Whereas Okita is the emotional
    driver of the film, Kuramochi and Aoki deliver action
    as Hikari 109 rides through Japan. The real stuff occurs at Shinkansen HQ
    and the train’s cockpit, with occasional cuts to the
    passengers who lose their grip. To sum up, there is a lot of stuff going on, but everything ties in neatly together
    and is presented in a coherent manner. In addition, the music score sounds
    quite experimental and very 70-ish, but it perfectly fits the tone of the picture. Also, the movie serves as the
    proof that in order to have action, you do not need destruction, because there only two explosions in
    the whole 150 minutes of runtime. Just take a look at this breathtaking scene. You won’t see anything like that in
    “The Taking of Pelham 123” or “Unstoppable”! I recommend “The Bullet Train” to
    anyone who likes disaster films although not many of these were made
    in Japan apart from the Kaiju genre. Anyways, it is an awesome classic
    which will most certainly keep you entertained for two and a half hours. I have to admit that I enjoyed the film so
    much that I watched it two times in a row.

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    Fastest van track battle: Transit vs Sprinter

    January 9, 2020


    I like big vans and I cannot lie, no other
    van can deny. I like big vans. Front wheel drive, rear wheel drive, four wheel drive,
    coupes, hot hatches and supercars. We’ve tested them all in Auto Express track battles, but
    we’ve never tested a pair like this. There’s a huge choice when it comes to the new Transit.
    It’s available with front wheel drive, rear wheel drive, with various wheelbases and different
    heights of body. We test the rear wheel drive 470L4 H3 version in the base trim. Powered
    by a 155 horsepower 2.2 TDCi diesel engine, it has 385 NM of torque and a gross payload
    of 1,195kg. IN the spec tested, this van will set you back just over £34,000. The Mercedes
    Sprinter is one of the most famous vans in the world. Like the Transit, there’s a huge
    choice. We test the Sprinter 313 Cdi BlueEficency in long wheelbase trim, and a gross payload
    of 1,145kg. In the trim tested, this van will cost you £33,000. OK, so we’re going to start
    with the reigning Auto Express van of the year, the all new Transit. This van is the
    twin rear wheel setup. The Transit’s a real icon of the van world. Ford have always managed
    to inject a little of the chassis magic of their cars into their vans. And I’ve got to
    say, this is one of the genuinely pleasant vehicles to drive, and driving around a circuit
    might seem like a crazy thing to do in a van, but it does highlight just how stable and
    safe and how much grip modern vans have got. There’s more steering feel in this thing than
    a lot of cars I’ve driven. The gearbox is lovely, just like any Ford car gearbox, but
    what really blows you away is just how much grip its got. You can really turn the thing
    hard into the corners as you can sense the wright rolling onto the front wheels and its
    very, very, very stable despite the fact this thing is two tonnes and can carry up to a
    tonne of weight. You wouldn’t think you could drive it round a race circuit like this. Now,
    its got stability control which you can’t turn off, so to extract a lap time you’ve
    got to sort of get the thing just to the limit of grip but not so far over the limit of grip
    that you get the stability control working too aggressively and, to be honest, this seems
    so dynamically well sorted, that you can actually do a lap without too much stability control
    intervention. So, for the first time ever on Auto Express track battle, we’re starting
    a lap time in a van. So fourth gear, we’re going to stay in fourth gear in to here, so
    braking, just rolling the weight onto the front axle, really lean on it and it just
    gentle little bit of understeer, really can feel the limit of grip. Given how high this
    vehicle is, the way it copes with that change of direction is really impressive. So, hard
    on the power up to fifth gear, just coming up to 70mph, over 70 now. Really light on
    the brakes here, about 200m before the corner. Hard on the brakes, really good feel through
    the brake pedal, use the kerb on the apex. It changes direction there really really well.
    I’ve got to say I’m really enjoying this. This is good fun. So, fourth gear again, again
    nudging up towards 70, we’ll stay in fourth gear through here, so on the brakes, use that
    weight over the front axle to help the thing turn in. Little bit too quick in there so
    a little bit of stability control intervention. Again, use the weight over the front axle
    to trim off the brake as you turn in. On the power hard all the way through – really stable.
    Now, we’re coming up to our high speed esses, absolutely flat out through here so 70mph
    through the middle. Really stable again, you’d think that the weight transfer through there
    would be quite scary, but it really is not, it’s really well balanced. Into this last
    corner, there’s actually enough feel in the brakes that you can start to feel the car
    rotate the van on the brakes on the way into the corner and get the weight moving where
    you want it. It’s really impressive that Ford has managed to engineer so much of its magic
    into the handling of this van. And across the line. The transit lapped our test track
    in one minute, thirty five point five seconds. So, we’ve been impressed with the Transit,
    let’s see how the Sprinter compares. So this is a full size Sprinter, this has got similar
    sort of carrying capacity, similar carrying wright to the Transit. In pure, sort, performance
    terms its got quite a disadvantage in that its got 50nm less torque, 25 horsepower less
    so its not quite got as much grunt as the Transit and initially you can feel that. It
    doesn’t pull as hard as the Transit on the straights. But, what’s it going to be like
    in the corners? What’s it going to handle like? It’s very safe, its got stability control
    the same as the Transit and you can feel that working, but it doesn’t have the dynamic ability
    of the Transit so there’s a little bit more slack in the steering. So you’ve got more
    of an input into the steering the get the same action you’ve got in the Transit, so
    it doesn’t turn in as well. There’s more movement and you can feel the higher centre of gravity
    and you can feel the body movement more than you can in the Transit. So into these faster
    corners it lurches over more than the Transit. Now, its not a problem in terms of safety
    because the stability control is very good, but the problem is, when you’re trying to
    do a lap time the stability control kicks in much earlier and much harder than the Transit
    to make up for the Mercedes’ less dynamic chassis for want of a better word. And that
    kills the speed which, combined with the fact you’ve got a less powerful engine, makes it
    really critical to carry momentum trying to carry speed in the Mercedes, to try and keep
    up with what we were doing in the Transit. So, it’s not quite as sharp and enjoyable
    to drive as the Transit, but can it do as good a lap time? Well, let’s come round and
    find out, again trying to release that steering, get the stability to control to release the
    car, let it out of the corner. So, fourth gear as we come over towards the first corner,
    carry fourth gear through here, same as in the Transit, get the weight over the nose
    – doesn’t feel as responsive as the Transit. It still changes direction relatively well,
    but again as the weight transfer comes over to the right there, just feel a little from
    the stability control pulling the performance back a bit. So now it feels a bit sluggish.
    Come on Mr Sprinter, here we go. So, its accelerating down the straight, 70mph, still quite late
    on the brakes into the chicane, 70mph, braking just at the 300m board, a lot of scrumping
    from the tyres, get the weight over the nose. Again, quite pliant suspension you can use
    the kerb. come on Sprinter let’s go. And then, fourth gear, I prefer the seat in the Transit,
    holds you in a bit better than the Mercedes. Coming into the next corner, in we go, lots
    of scrabble on the front tyres, release the steering, get that stability control to back
    off a little bit. Both these vans, though, it does show you, doing this test, it might
    not seem that relevant, but it does just show you just how safe and how stable modern vans
    are. And, that this is driving them without any weight in them, obviously, but its pretty
    impressive just how well engineered the best vans in the world are. So, again like the
    Transit, flat out through that chicane, bit slower there – just under 70 in the Mercedes.Coming
    up to the last corner, third gear, hard on the brakes. Brake pedal goes a little softer
    on the Mercedes probably because the stability control is working hard. And then, up to the
    last couple of corners, carry the speed in on the power. Come on mister Mercedes, let’s
    go. Use a bit of kerb on the exit, and hard on the power all the way across the line.
    The Mercedes Sprinter lapped our test track in one minute, thirty-eight point five seconds.
    So, the Transit was three seconds a lap faster around our test track, and was genuinely pleasant
    to drive. But, given their size and weight, both these vans have incredible stability
    at speed and lots of grip. And if you want to hear about crucial van ownership factors
    like the cargo volume, and the running costs, then check out one of our Auto Express van
    reviews. Click on the left to watch our review of the Mercedes Sprinter, and click on the
    right to see the review of the Peugeot Boxer. And don’t forget to click on the Auto Express
    icon to subscribe to our channel.

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    How Tracking My Life Changed Everything

    January 8, 2020


    Okay this is the graph that made me
    decide to quit my job as a science teacher. This is the graph that shows the
    jump in my heart rate when I said I was quitting, and this is the graph that made
    me decide to try doing YouTube full-time… but before any of those graphs can make
    any real sense we need to rewind. Rewind back to high school, back to when I hated
    science. Alright enjoy the ride. It’s March 31st 2007 I start taking a
    picture of myself every day. It’s an art project. I have no interest in science. It
    seems like a big and boring list of unrelated facts. I graduate from high
    school and move from the farm to Toronto to study media in university. I want to
    film movies about dreams, I want to make music videos, I want to entertain people.
    I’m 17. I’m bored and I’m frustrated by my classes because everything I’m
    learning is just theories based on other people’s theories and it all feels like
    meaningless hearsay, and I decide to leave. I move to Waterloo to start my
    second year at a different University in communication studies it’s not long
    before I’m feeling bored here too and I start thinking that maybe – despite that I
    love to learn – maybe University just isn’t for me. I’m learning more from
    things like YouTube than from my professors so I decide to just do one
    more year and graduate in general arts. My brother recommends a book about
    genetics it’s called ‘The Selfish Gene’ and I am fascinated I decided to take an
    introductory biology course just for fun. I haven’t taken a science class since
    grade 10 and I am stunned by the scientific method. I mean for the first
    time I realize that science is a process it’s a way of exploring it’s not
    a list of facts. I am hooked and I decide to fast-track through a science degree.
    For the first time University feels right. I stop taking daily photos; it’s
    pretentious and narcissistic and who knows if I’ll ever make another artistic
    film anyway. I graduate with a biology degree I move
    to Vancouver I’m finishing up a master’s of science four years have gone by I now
    think that data is beautiful and so I collect it. My phone tracks what songs I
    listen to, I log my mood every day with an app, I journal my activities, I get a
    watch that tracks my steps and my heart rate, the list goes on. I want to use
    statistics to figure out how to live a happier, healthier life. On an average day
    I fall asleep at 11:02 p.m. and I wake up at 6:44 a.m. I’m Restless or awake
    for about an hour through the course of the night so overall I sleep about a
    half hour less than the average person but I catnap three days a week – that’s
    what the hammocks for. I spend five hours a day on my computer including 67
    minutes on entertainment sites like YouTube another 67 doing creative work
    46 on social networks 32 on things like email and another 90 minutes on
    everything else I listen to 47 songs a day I read 1.7 books a month I walk
    about eight kilometers a day which is three kilometres more than the average
    American I burn 2871 calories a day which is equivalent to this much olive
    oil though I promise my diet is more diverse than that. On average I drink
    0.6 beers a day, which is an example of why averages can be silly
    things. Most days I drink 0 beers sometimes
    one rarely more than one I’m drinking less and less over time and that’s not
    an accident see, I started to suspect that maybe more
    beer doesn’t make me more happy and so I looked at my data and I couldn’t find
    anything in my data that suggests that drinking more beer really does make me
    any happier so now I barely drink. On a scale from one to five my average mood
    is 3.85 which is good. Doing this means that every day I
    reflect on how I’m feeling and that self-awareness has been
    game-changing for me. mondays are meh but my week gets better
    up until Sunday which is totally the best day of the week. I’m a tiny bit less
    happy on days when it rains a lot and then much less happy on days when it
    snows and happier on days when I run even happier on days when I bike still
    even more happy on days when I go rock climbing and I basically max out my
    happiness on days that I dance compared to days when I don’t do those
    things, though it’s hard to say if I’m dancing because I’m already happy or if
    dancing makes me happier but either way it’s one more excuse to dance. I’m
    happier on days that I spend with my friends though that’s probably something
    I didn’t need statistics for. Okay now let’s look at those first three graphs
    again. It’s February 1st 2017, I’m a science teacher working with gifted and
    special needs children. It is a stressful job and I think it might be making me
    depressed. I look at my data for the days that I teach compared with the days that
    I don’t teach and I find a bigger difference in my mood that I have seen
    with any other factor. I realize that I need to change something. It’s June 7th I
    decide to quit teaching and go do educational videography for universities.
    This is a big exciting moment for me and my heart rate jumps when I tell HR I’m
    leaving. It’s June 22nd, after three years of making these science videos on
    YouTube I watch as my viewership suddenly does this and I decide to try
    doing YouTube full-time for at least a year because, hey, I mean you only live
    once. It’s August 16th 2017 I start taking daily photos again. It’s for art
    and it’s for science. I think that data and systems of logic can help us answer
    questions about the universe but it can also be a way of seeing the
    world that improves our day to day lives, it certainly has for me. Today is May
    24th 2018, when I started this YouTube channel three years ago I named it The Scope of Science, and I really wasn’t sure honestly what I wanted it to be,
    but making this video has reminded me that science is a personal voyage (at
    least for me) and it’s one that I want to explore in creative ways. And that’s why
    as of today I am no longer calling this channel The Scope of Science, because
    really it’s just me making these videos here and my name is Kurtis Baute and from now on I’m going to be calling my channel that: Kurtis Baute. also starting a
    patreon page launching today, so please go check that out if you want to support
    what I do and help me share my passion for science with others, and if you don’t
    think you can support it you should still check it out because I
    made some pretty bizarre and fun rewards on there that are kind of cool to check
    out! If you’re new here I should also introduce you to your friend and cactus
    Sir Stabbington. by subscribing to my channel this machine automatically makes
    a single drop of water fall onto him that’s all that’s keeping him alive
    lastly thanks to Daniel for playing a bunch of instruments for this video and
    thank you for watching

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