Merritt man building mental health awareness with 120-km mountain bike race


Robin Humphrey, standing in front of the Lower Nicola Indian Band community, is competing in the 120-km Merritt Crown to prove that anything is possible if you set your mind to it.

Image Credit: SUBMITTED/Robin Humphrey



September 19, 2020 – 11:47 AM



A Lower Nicola Indian Band councillor is competing in a 120-kilometre mountain bike race to prove that you can do anything you set your mind to, even if you face mental health and addiction challenges.


Robin Humphrey, 31, from Merritt has a history of mental illness and addiction. At one point when he was about 19, he lived on and off the streets for about a year, he said.


Now five years sober and getting mental health support, he wants to complete the Merritt Crown to show others that they can overcome their own mental health challenges, disbelief

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Tour de France bikes 2020 | Who’s riding what at this year’s race?

The 2020 Tour de France features 22 teams battling it out over 21 stages. The riders are the best in the world and they ride the most advanced bikes money can buy – in fact, the Tour de France is cycling’s biggest shop window for sponsors, putting the latest machines in front of the paying public.

Launches this year have been low-key affairs but we’ve still seen a range of new bikes likely to be raced at the Tour, from brands including Specialized, BMC, Merida, Factor and Trek.

However, there’s been nothing new on the high-end groupset front since SRAM AXS in early 2019, and we’ve not seen the usual torrent of “saves 3 seconds at 55kph” type stuff attached to wheel launches.

We’ve put together a complete list of the bikes in this year’s Tour de France, along with the kit they’re fitted with, and have picked out some

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Ferrari set to use classic livery for Mugello F1 race

Ferrari will become the first F1 team to have raced in 1,000 rounds of the world championship on Sunday, and is set to honour the landmark with a retro car livery.

Motorsport.com understands that the Ferrari SF1000 cars raced by Sebastian Vettel and Charles Leclerc will be painted in a darker shade of red for the Mugello weekend, matching the design used by Ferrari back in 1950.

It is a throwback intended to honour Ferrari’s F1 world championship debut at the 1950 Monaco Grand Prix, where it entered three Ferrari 125 cars to the second race of the season.

Alberto Ascari finished the 1950 Monaco Grand Prix in second place, marking Ferrari’s first F1 podium. Raymond Sommer crossed the line fourth, while Luigi Villoresi retired.

The move comes as part of Ferrari’s wider 1,000th race celebrations for the inaugural running of the Tuscan Grand Prix, which joined the calendar in

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Pandemic E-Commerce Surge Spurs Race for ‘Tesla-Like’ Electric Delivery Vans | Investing News

(Reuters) – Delivery fleet operators face regulatory pressure in California and other states to buy electric vehicles, but a surge in package deliveries thanks to coronavirus lockdowns has major firms itching to switch to electric right now.

And they want far more than just battery-powered versions of diesel- or gas-guzzling trucks and vans.

Fleet operators such as United Parcel Service Inc

hunger for computers on wheels that can harvest data and upgrade safety or autonomous features overnight to save money and boost profit.

“For us, it’s not just about making the wheels turn with a zero-emission vehicle,” said Scott Phillippi, UPS’s senior director of fleet maintenance and engineering, who envisions “Tesla-like” vehicles in the company’s vast fleet. “It’s about an integrated-technology vehicle – and that’s really what we’re pushing for.”

With its ability to send wireless upgrades and fixes to customers’ electric cars, Tesla Inc

is seen as a bellwether

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12-Year-Old’s Race Car Destroyed After Trailer Stolen, Burned

Monday, August 17th 2020, 12:13 pm

By: News On 6, Reagan Ledbetter

The 12-year-old Tulsa race car driver says he’s heartbroken after thieves stole the boy’s racing trailer with car tools and parts, then set it on fire.

The family says they have lost more than $25,000 in equipment.

Hayden Mabe has been racing since he was 6-years-old.

His family says they don’t go on vacations because they put their time, money, and passion into racing and now they have nothing.

“It means everything to me. It was my favorite thing to do every Saturday,” says Hayden Mabe.

Hayden says his heart broke when he saw what was left of trailer and race car.

Osage County Deputies found the trailer destroyed on a rural road near Skiatook.

Hayden and his dad say everything they’ve worked so hard for, during the last six years, is gone.

“Everything. Spare parts. Extra wheels

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This Race Car for Sale Isn’t a Real Audi Sport Quattro Group B Car, But That’s Almost Better

Pictured in what appears to be a nondescript neighborhood driveway (what? I’d daily it, too) is this 1986 Audi Sport Quattro Coupe S1 E2 tribute car, which seamlessly blended an Audi 80 sedan front into a Quattro Coupe rear end to look as close to the original short-wheelbase Quattro race cars as possible.

We’re not sure how close this replica’s power output is to the original mid-eighties race car, as the seller lists an unusual measure of “600 ehp” and “550 enm” for horsepower and torque, respectively. We’re assuming this refers to power and torque at the engine or crank, not at the wheels as the real S1 E2’s official stats list. Either way, that sounds close enough to be a blast.

You can peruse the full build spec sheet on the Hemmings ad here, which includes a 60-mm Turbonetics T3 turbo, a 46-mm Precision Turbo wastegate, close-ratio six-speed sequential

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Man draws a race track on his drive for the bike-riding boy who keeps veering into his driveway

Man draws a race track on his drive for the bike-riding boy who keeps veering into his driveway… and is delighted to see ALL his neighbours join the fun

  • Dave Phoxe, from Salt Lake City in Utah, drew race track on his driveway in chalk
  • A young boy used the track five times the first night it was on the concrete drive
  • The 47-year-old replaced his racing track every time rainfall washed it away 

A kindly neighbour has drawn a race track on his driveway after a young boy kept speeding along the concrete on his balance bike. 

Dave Phoxe, from Salt Lake City in Utah, kept getting alerts every time the boy veered into his driveway during daily walks with his family.

The 47-year-old decided to draw the outline of a

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Cooper Tire Teams with Race Car Driver Loni Unser to Educate Drivers During National Tire Safety Week

FINDLAY, Ohio–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Cooper Tire & Rubber Company is teaming up with professional race car driver Loni Unser to educate drivers about how to properly maintain their tires during National Tire Safety Week, which runs from August 31 – September 6. A program of the U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association (USTMA), National Tire Safety Week comes at an important time as many Americans are choosing to take to the road for late summer travel versus other methods of transportation amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Unser, a 22-year-old female race car driver and the latest member of the Unser auto racing dynasty, will take part in a day of tire safety outreach on September 2. She will conduct a series of radio and television interviews from Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the site of the legendary Indy 500 race, that will focus on sharing three important tire safety checks that should be performed monthly

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What IndyCar drivers said after Sunday’s race at Gateway

A roundup of quotes and social media posts from NTT IndyCar Series drivers Sunday after the closer of the race weekend doubleheader at World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway, where Josef Newgarden earned his second victory of the season:

1st — Josef Newgarden (No. 1 Hitachi Team Penske Chevrolet): “This was all a pit stop victory right here for me. We got pretty dicey with Will (Power) and Pato (O’Ward) there on track. My guys have been amazing in the pits. They have put me into position every time. It was really fun racing Pato out of the pit. That was for the win right there, that race when we went side by side out of the pit exit. He did an amazing job. He’s going to do great things in this sport, so good job to him. It’s a smaller crowd; we weren’t allowed to have as many

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This Guy Turned a $2,500 Porsche Boxster Into a 1960s F1-Inspired Race Car

One man’s junk Porsche Boxster is another man’s home-built, F1-inspired track car. Wesley Kagan wanted to make his own 1960s-style Formula One racer–he was particularly inspired by Jim Clark’s 1967 Lotus 49 designed by Colin Chapman. Clark won on its first race, and it was the same car that drove him to the last win of his career in 1968. But while real vintage F1 cars are six-figure collectibles, you can get the same open-wheel experience for a hell of a lot cheaper if you’re willing to go the DIY route.



a motorcycle is parked on the side of a road: One man's junk Porsche Boxster is another man's home-built, F1-inspired track car. Wesley Kagan wanted to make his own 1960s-style Formula One racer—he was particularly inspired by Jim Clark's 1967 Lotus 49 designed by Colin Chapman. Clark won on its first race, and it was the same car that drove him to the last win […]


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One man’s junk Porsche Boxster is another man’s home-built, F1-inspired track car. Wesley Kagan wanted to make his own 1960s-style Formula One racer—he was particularly inspired by Jim Clark’s 1967 Lotus 49 designed by Colin Chapman. Clark won on its first race, and it was the same car that drove him to the last

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