Mountain bike is different from riding a BMX (bicycle motocross). It is hard to ride a mountain bike to the first timer, but if you introduce it right, they will realize that it is more convenient than riding a BMX because Mountain Bike can go uphill and more stable in rocky or bumpy roads. You will know how to choose the best top rated mountain bikes under 1000 dollars and learn some great biking skills at Recreation Space.
These are the following things you must consider:
Mental and physical preparation
When it comes to mental and physical preparation, you must keep your positive mind setting and condition yourself first. Make it fun! Just enjoy. You should also prepare your physical and mental strength. Your mind should always need to be alert on whatever kind of trail you must encounter. Bikers also reduces stress.
It is more fun and exciting to ride a mountain bike with your close friends, because you can’t feel any pressure and awkwardness.
Choose the right equipment
When it comes to choosing the right equipment you should advise them how to choose and recognize the good mountain bike. Ask them that good bike should not be seen in bright color paint or in physical appearance; it is seen on its performance.
Choose the right size of mountain bike. In choosing a mountain bike, make sure that the size of the frame is proportioned or fits to its wheels. Most of the 20 inch wheeled bike is crap while smalls wheels make life difficult off the road. (more…)
Going on family? Nothing like a family tent for a great time of conviviality! Used by nomads in prehistoric times, the tent is still much appreciated! This is essential when breakouts on vacation, to be installed on the beach, on a hill or camping. Family tents are generally composed of several “rooms” and can have as much space as you want. This article is not about choosing a best family tent. However, a large number of very different family tents are available, so here are some information, advice and recommended cheap tents for sale for your future family tent.
The different family tents
Among the various models of tents, domes are ideal for more space. Some dome tents even let stand, and offer separate areas for children and parents! In addition, assembly is easy and they are self-supporting. The protection against weather also ensures optimum comfort. The “geodesic” tents or igloos are dome tents which are added additional poles in order to increase the stability and wind resistance.
The tunnel tents are also very popular, providing separate spaces. These were also designed for a good wind resistance while maintaining lightness. However, they are not self-supporting and must be planted in full with stakes.
The criteria to be considered
When purchasing a family tent, there are criteria to be reckoned with! We must first ask how many people will be in the tent to choose the size and the number of rooms. Most of multi-room tents are two room tents, very few has more than 3 rooms. You must pay attention to the type of place where you go camping. Is it a camping or bivouacs? Some places require weatherproof tent or it must be suited to the terrain. Think also about climatic conditions, in order to choose impregnated cotton and polyester adapt to different climates (cotton is ideal for warm weather and conversely for polyester tents). Finally, it is not enough to buy a tent according to one trip, if you also plan to have the opportunity to travel in a tent at any time of year, you should have family tents not only for hot weather but also for 3 seasons (spring, summer and fall) and 4 seasons! Buy online your family tent! Buy the best price of tents on sale by comparing thousands of merchants. (more…)
What do waffle farms and the best waffle maker have in common?
What child wouldn’t want to dream about visiting a waffle farm? Two things would run through a child’s imagination. These two things are no other than pure innocence and sticky sweet goodness. There is some good news. What is this good news? The answer is this. They do pretty much exist. Wonderful places that are overflowing with waffles for real. They are concentrated in states such as South Dakota, Missouri, Tennessee, and Pennsylvania. There are heavenly forms that actually do produce waffles, waffles, and lots more waffles. One can smell the inviting scent of butter permeating from these special farming communities. The best waffle maker is truly welcome here Because they can make all sorts of delicious waffles and other awesome food stuff. Waffle farms and the best waffle maker make for a yummy experience to remember.
For a lot of years now, the Jones family have been enjoying their waffles, and they do love to eat them up daily. They love waffles so much that they actually have joined a club. This club is for those who share a common bond and this common bond is all about loving the Jones’ favorite breed of waffle. This breed of waffle is the yummy Belgian waffle.
Where are the Joneses going for their family vacation outing? Anyone’s guess?
When the time did come around for a another awesome Jones’ family vacation outing, a family meeting was reserved for breakfast, and Papa Jones and little Amy wanted to go and volunteer at an animal shelter in Utah. Mama Jones wanted to go on a cruise. She likes the morning buffets that they have. Little Jimmy was the only one that hadn’t made up his mind. Then an idea hit him, as he sat before his plate, staring down at it. “I got the best idea! Let’s go and visit a waffle farm!” he shouted suddenly. “Yippee!” exclaimed all of the Joneses together. This was a brilliant idea. The matter of the Jones vacation was settled. The Jones family would be going to a waffle farm. They were going to frolic among fluffy goodness for days to come. Little would they be aware, but this vacation was going to be the one vacation, which would end up changing things in their lives and their lives. (more…)
Jane Fonda hasn’t gotten aroung to endorsing a line of camping equipment or outdoors apparel. But this neglect by th e guru of health and fitness doesn’t deter most discount store sporting goods buyers who regard camping, along with hunting and fishing, as healthy sales categories.
“If you’re in the general sporting goods business,” says Jim Damiano, dmm for Zayre, “you must be into camping.”
In fact, these three related categories produced estimated retail sales of $2,834 million in 1983, about 20% of total sporting goods sales. While sales have not been skyrocketing, the results are at least steady. Growth, say industry sources, is fueled by new product introductions and the normal lifespan-replacement cycle of products.
In fact, the general popularity of camping has decline since the heyday of the mid-60’s when “getting back to nature”was the revolutionary cry, much the way “getting into shape” is today. The number of overnight stays, for example in national parks topped 6 million in 1965, while that number reached just 3.6 million last year (althoug that figure is an increase from 3.4 million in ’79), according to a spokesman from the Department of the Interior. (more…)
There are various kitchen gadgets and accessories that give a kitchen its variety. This variety is truly the spice of kitchen life indeed. Bread is something that everyone does endeavor to keep in their pantry. Bread belongs in all households, because it is the one food, which can compliment any type of meal. There are numerous ways to go about cutting bread. Many of us do want to slice bread to suit our tastes. It is as simple as that. Cutting bread with one’s hand is the most common and acceptable of all ways. Bread machines are also very capable of baking a fresh loaf of bread in the same efficient manner.
What are two favorite bread machines according to the bread machine reviews?
Two of the bread machines that are leaders in the bread machine pack are no other than these guys. They are no other than the Panasonic Bread Machine and the Zojirushi Bread Machine. In my opinion, they are both outstanding, but the clear leader by far is the Zojirushi. This is because the Zojirushi, to me, is the strongest of both models. Both of these models may have a costly price tag with each of them, but they are worthy of the investment, and that is that. They are bread machines of true great value. Surely, a much better item for one’s cash, and nothing wrong with putting money into something that is exceptional. The Zojirushi is a favorite bread maker for a number of reasons. First of all, it is fully capable of building a fresh 2-pound loaf of bread in an exceptional kind of way, and it offers a bonus convenience of having a 13-hour timer. This special 13-hour time can be programmed to your own specs for it. You can also save preferences to the timer settings. You can also have it slice up your bread in any way you do desire it to be sliced up. If you do have kids, and don’t want to cut off any crusts, this is something that can be done via the crust control function. A two-pound fresh loaf of bread can be prepared in under two hours. If you do have other tasks to do, this bread machine can be programmed to do a number of baking cycles, and this can be for additional loaves of bread to be produced. (more…)
Deane and other camper manufacturers are unanimous in citing strong truck sales as a factor fueling the comeback of the camper, but the add that the upswing is being given even more impetus by the fact that Detroit’s Big Three have made significant improvements in their products in recent years. In addition to tougher suspensions and better handling characteristics overall, pickup-truck manufacturers have added diesel engines and a wider range of V-8s to their truck lines.
At the same time, truck makers have also improved the efficiency of the drivelines, which, again, enhances overall performance while improving fuel economy. “Thanks to the improvements in trucks, we are able to demonstrate to our customers that they can achieve real savings by selecting a truck camper over a motorhome or a truck/travel trailer combination,” explained Don Wheat, president of Alaskan/USA, North Bend, Wash. “Besides saving money up front on depreciation, tax and license, we can point to some really respectable fuel-economy figures. For instance, we are consistently logging 14 to 20 miles per gallon with our top-of-the-line camper on a Ford F-250 diesel.”
Some major new entrants to the camper market have also increased the product’s visibility, prompting prospective buyers to think of the truck camper as a mainstream RV choice, whereas in the past it has primarily been a fall product popular with sportsmen. (more…)
At 7:45 in the morning, 8- and 9-year-old members of Camp Airy’s Unit A dash up the hill from their cabins. Fog blankets a valley far below, but the 450-acre summer camp in the foothills of Maryland’s Catoctin Mountain perches above the clouds. As stragglers drift in, the camp’s 78 youngest boys sit cross-legged in neat lines, then stand and recite the Pledge of Allegiance as the American flag creaks up the pole in front of them.
Moments later nearly 500 campers and staff have settled at trestle tables in the screened dining room. The roar of voices is deafening. Members of Unit A are drenching scrambled eggs with ketchup and rolling toast into logs that they dust with sugar and devour.
Instead of joining in, I head for the coffee urn, too stunned by the spectacle to cat. Three merciful decades after finishing summer camp in New York’s Catskills as an awkward failure at team sports, I’m back at “sleep-away” camp, flooded once again with worry that I will remain an outcast. A hungry outcast, too, because the platters of congealing eggs and chilling toast do not tempt me at all. Not until adulthood did I realize that solitary sports like swimming and cycling make me happy, and now I want to find out if conditions at summer camp have improved for nerds like me. This time around, I already know I’m not alone. Some five million youngsters nationwide (25 percent more than five years ago) are attending 8,500 residential and day camps this summer, along with 330,000 fulltime employees. The annual tide of campers, ages 5 to 17, takes part in an American rite of passage more than a century old, a phenomenon that has expanded worldwide. Summer camping, in fact, may represent one of the United States’ most pervasive contributions to international culture (along with, say, music videos and T-shirts with sarcastic messages). (more…)
Cruise America Inc plans to change the composition of its rental vehicle fleet to 50% truck campers and 50% class Cs. This is accomplished through the sale of its 900-unit Class A fleet and body swapping. Body swapping refers to the replacement of the modular motorhome body to a new chassis. Cruise successfully tested the body swapping concept in 1993. By 1994, the fleet should number 4,000 units.
The nation’s largest RV rental firm, Cruise America Inc. (CAI), Mesa, Ariz., will dramatically alter the composition of its fleet this year in a move toward exclusive rental of Class C motorhomes and truck campers, said Randall Smalley, president.
“Our goal is (a fleet comprised of) 50% truck campers and 50% Class C’s,” declared Smalley. Toward that end, CAI announced plans to sell its 900-unit Class A fleet this year and confirmed that the sale of its 300-unit van fleet last year signals a phaseout of travel trailer rentals, for which the vans acted as tow vehicles.
CAI “got out of vans because the prices were out of sight,” but the decision to phase out Class A rentals is “purely operational,” Smalley explained. “We wanted more Detroit (auto industry) content than RV content because, even though there are a lot of RV dealerships, there are more car dealerships.” With more automotive content in the Class C cab chassis and the camper/pickup combination, the rental customer will have an easier time getting service and repairs on the road, he said. (more…)
Even relative newcomers to the campground rental market are finding significant sales opportunities. Damon Corp., for example, which manufactures park models under the Breckenridge brand name, has traditionally provided park models for dealers who sell directly to individual consumers. But the Elkhart, Ind., company now is receiving orders from campground owners who want to purchase park models for rental purposes at their campgrounds, said John Soard, Damon RVs regional sales manager.
Cedar Point Camper Village in Sandusky, Ohio, recently purchased 60 of Damon’s park trailers for this purpose, Soard said.
Manufacturers of towable and motorized RV’s, meanwhile, say the growing use of cabins and park models as rental units in campgrounds poses no threat to towable or motorized RV sales and might actually help the industry.
“Those folks are obviously showing a preference for a cabin, but renting a cabin in a campground may open their eyes to a whole other type of vacation fun,” said Larry Marsh, director of sales and marketing for Fleetwood Folding Trailers, Inc., Somerset, Penn. “If anything, it will help the industry.” (more…)
When summertime camping becomes too hot to handle, don’t lose your cool. Try beating the heat, instead.
Rain, wind and cold weather are well-known tricks that nature uses to wreck camping plans. But what about excessive heat? When the temperature and relative humidity each creep above 90, campers get crabby, partly because they think they’re powerless against the forces of nature. For relief, they flock to the communal showers at the state park campground or take another dip in the lake. Some start looking for an airconditioned motel. A few head for home.
I thought about all those options last summer when my wife and I spent a week in primitive state forest campgrounds (no showers for relief!) in northern Michigan. By day, temperatures soared to the high 90s; at night they fell back only 20 [degrees] or so. The humidity was so oppressive, our old Labrador, who was with us, found it hard to breathe.
We camped under leafy, shade-giving oaks and laid low, reading in lawn chairs and trying to relax. Every few minutes though, immature acorns, felled from heatstroke I presume, startled us by bouncing off our small A-frame tent, our picnic table and our heads.
The first mistake was the tent I chose. It was too small for such sticky weather, and it lacked adequate ventilation. We were car camping, however, and had the luxury of space, so I had packed several tents. On the second night we chose a geodesic-shaped model designed for four people. The Eureka Equinox is constructed of sheer, curtainlike fabric that is breathable, especially when the rainfly is removed. Three of the tent panels have zip-down windows, and a handy skylight can also be zippered open. (more…)
Twelve miles upstream from downtown Tampa, you’d never guess the Hillsborough River is the same flow from which the city draws some 65 million gallons of water daily, about 75 percent of its needs. Here, on this wild stretch, eelgrass waves in the blackwater current. Florida coolers sun themselves next to red-bellied sliders and other turtles on logs sticking above the bright-green pennywort. Ibis and black-crowned night herons stalk the shallows looking for fish among the brooding cypress, much as their ancestors did five centuries ago when Hernando de Soto explored this river.
Joe Faulk, our guide and the owner of Canoe Escape, points out a “small” alligator, whose snout sticks above the spatterdock. “It’s only a five-footer,” Faulk says. “We might see eight- to 10-footers downstream, but every now and then someone spots a really big ‘gator – 12- to 14-feet long.” Our canoe is under 17 feet. Dipping my paddle into the tannin-stained flow, I imagine a “crunch” and the paddle mining into a ‘gator toothpick.
The 54-mile-long stream, which starts in Green Swamp and empties into Tampa Bay, serves up excellent fishing for largemouth bass that average four to five pounds but can go to 12 pounds, plus garfish, catfish, bluegills, speckled perch and other panfish. On our recent trip the bluegills were biting; the bass were not.
Much of the upstream Hillsborough, where the best fishing and canoeing are found, passes through a protected wilderness area covering 16,000 acres. Access is excellent from a series of full-service Hillsborough County parks located two hours apart. Bring your own canoe or contract with Canoe Escape (813-986-2067), which runs a half-dozen trips lasting from two hours to all day long. Prices range up to $28 per canoe. (more…)