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Avenue of the Giants Weekend Run - Sat. March 23, 2024

Saturday will be a very full day of cruising from Novato up through the Avenue of the Giants and ending at Eel River Brewing in Fortuna. Sun...

Road & Track Updates Long Term Test of 2011 Countryman S All4

With 11,947 miles on the clock after 169 days Road & Track updates its long-term review of the 2011 MINI Cooper S Countryman All4.  Their quibble:
The seats lack lateral support but offer decent comfort for long-distance cruising. And aside from its fairly primitive and pixelated iPod interface, the one truly vexing aspect I discovered is the sun visor—seemingly repurposed from a smaller Mini—that provides little to no UV defense as evidenced by my one-sided sunglass tan upon arriving at my destination.