Basics of Off-Roading


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James Neumann serves as the president of Chicago-based OOS Investments. James Neumann enjoys a variety of sports and outdoor activities, including off-roading.

Off-roading refers to driving on unpaved ground, such as fields, riverbeds, beaches, and mountainsides. There are various settings and locations for off-roading, which appeals to people for both the scenery and the excitement of driving in a challenging environment. It can be done using trucks and SUVs, but the most popular off-roading vehicles are four-wheelers, dirt bikes, and all-terrain vehicles or ATVs.

An important factor for an off-road driver to take into account is traction, meaning the grip the vehicle’s tires have on the surface upon which he or she is driving. Traction depends not only on the type of tires but also on their size, air pressure, and the vehicle’s ability to use four-wheel drive. Tires with large treads provide better traction on muddy surfaces, and using four-wheel drive gives all four tires better traction in general. One can also increase traction by lowering the air pressure of his or her vehicle’s tires.

Momentum is also an important factor when off-roading, because the amount of speed a vehicle can gain depends on it. To prevent getting stuck, off-road drivers can increase the momentum of their vehicles, which they can manage by familiarizing themselves with three different angles: the approach angle, the departure angle, and the break-over angle. Proper planning and angle measuring can result in an extraordinarily positive off-roading experience.


Tips for Writing a Book



The president of OOS Investments in Chicago, James Neumann pursues various hobbies and interests outside of work. One of James Neumann’s goals is to write a book.

Arguably, the hardest part of publishing a book is the writing itself. One way for an aspiring author to get started is to write a small amount, perhaps 300 words daily, during a time designated for that purpose. It may also be helpful to find the right place to write. The place should be reserved only for writing, so that the writer can focus on his or her work each time he or she enters that space.

Making an outline is also an important part of writing a book. Even a very general outline that consists of a beginning, middle, and end can help keep the book organized. Starting by creating a table of contents and breaking up each chapter into smaller sections can be an even more effective way to keep chapters organized. One may even wish to set a specific word count for the entire book, so that each chapter can be broken up into equal lengths.

The last step in writing a book is usually getting feedback from peers or advisers. Sometimes, it’s best to get feedback early in the process, so that things can be changed or edited before the writer spends too much time on them. Writing one’s first book is a learning process, so even if it ends in failure, it is important to try again.