Posted on October 1, 2015 By

These are the things you need to know to become a good mountain biker. Also, it is the important things to remember and to be ready for your next adventure.


Mountain bikes are different from other bikes primarily with its features and performance. We all know that mountain biking is pedaling in rough, rocky, or bumpy terrain and sometimes forest trails. We should know the tips for choosing your bike. You can choose best mountain bikes under 1000, just remember this following tips:

  • Tires: It should be 27.5 or 29 inch diameter usually and width between 1.7 to 2.5 inches.
  • Handlebar: Flat handle bars that have a smaller frame, usually made of wide tubing.
  • Brakes: Always check your brake’s power.
  • Gears: it should be lowered ratio gears for climbing steep hills and obstacles.
  • Pedals: It can be simple platform pedals, or design it with whatever designs you like as long as it is comfortable with you..


  • Gloves: should be heavier construction and that will covered you thumbs.
  • Glasses: can be used as shade to protect your eyes from sunlight.
  • Shoes: Wear your most comfortable shoes in your adventure.
  • Clothing: its ability to protect you from sharp trunks or leaves and grasses. It is also a protection for debris and direct sunlight during a sunny day.
  • Water: is important for mountain bikers. You can bring bottled water with you, and put some in you backpack.
  • Navigation device: is sometimes you use as a map.
  • Bike tools: are important for the mountain bikers, such as wrenches, mini pump and screwdrivers.

If you are in a budget, just pick the best mountain bikes under 500 dollars and you are good to go with some accessories.

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Importance of Bikes for Riding through the Mountain

Posted on October 2, 2015 By

You must keep your bike properly parked for some time and should check for the tires that whether they are working properly or not. It is very important to know all the features related to your mountain bike that may help you to get the adventure done easily. There are best mountain bikes 2015 that provide you with the best of everything and are just simply great to go for trailing with friends.

You may also check for the equipments necessary to have for the mountain bikes with you. You may click here on the main website and can get more detailed information for your required task.

You must search for several reasons that may guide you and tell you more about that how you must stay skinny while being in the dirt. These reasons are:

  • Tires:

You may get to know about your tyre and check properly if you get any hit or damage and get back to your trail with the main things by the traction and you must stay confident with what ever happens with you.

  • Paying complete attention to your trail:

You must keep full focus on your trail and this will help you to get the best skills for you and get the right coordination of your eye with the body that helps you to get the better journey to the trail.

  • Getting information about the trail and area around:

You must know everything related to the area you are going for trail. Keep map along with you that will help you to get the best of your trip and it may help you in many ways and from getting lost around as well. (more…)

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Kitchens Go Compact

Posted on September 2, 2015 By

Cost and labor efficiency concerns are dictating use of more versatile food service equipment in hotels.

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The days of kitchens with unlimited space and unregulated equipment usage are over. Today’s hotel food service departments are surviving lodging’s tough times by evolving into leaner, meaner machines. They’re equipping their kitchens with labor-lean and space-saving items and learning to do more with less. They’re also looking for ways to save on what equipment they do purchase, consultants say.

The trend toward smaller kitchens reflects not only increased land costs but more multi-use equipment such as pressure cookers and cook and hold ovens. Harry Schildkraut, vice president with design consultant Cini-Little International, says the downsizing trend has been going on for the last decade. “In working with the major chains, we’ve found that they want to reduce the length of the cooking line as much as possible,” he says. “They find that they can do long menus with less equipment. The equipment is more versatile, and the staffs are better trained.”

microwavesLarry Hines, senior buyer for kitchen and laundry facilities with Carlson Hospitality Group’s procurement division, agrees that kitchens have been trimmed down. “Once, you would walk into a kitchen and find 25 feet of hot-top ranges,” he says. “Now, you find broilers, steamers, special microwaves and so on.”

Besides occupying less space, newer equipment allows more staffing flexibility. “When we do a design, we don’t just look to fill a space with stainless steel,” Schildkraut says. “When we design a coffee shop restaurant kitchen that has to do room service 24 hours a day, we want that kitchen to be able to be run by one or two people at 3:00 in the morning and still handle the lunchtime rush.”

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Kitchen ApplianceAmong multiuse equipment, pressure cookers are a popular item, both for new installations and for renovations. (It actually is an application very important, you can find out on the internet about the characteristics, features, and benefits of a pressure cooker. To ensure your safety, I suggest you buy a best pressure cooker.) “Once chefs and cooks use them, they fall in love with them,” Schildkraut says. But not everyone is sold on the value of combining several functions in a single device. “I’m not a big fan of some of (this equipment),” says Les Jones, director of food facilities planning for FORMA, which designs Westin properties. “Some of it will do several functions quite well, but others not so well, and you have to be aware of that.” But he admits that smaller kitchens demand use of these units. “If we have the space, we’ll put in the (separate) piece.”

In busy kitchens, replacing several units with one might pose scheduling problems as well. “It forces the operator to schedule more efficiently,” says Carlson’s Hines. (more…)

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Best Slowpitch Softball Bats – Helpful Guide from Experts

Posted on August 24, 2015 By

Are you worried that you are lagging behind in top slowpitch softball bats 2016 because all your competitors can easily outdo you with no effort at all? Are you putting in hours of practice and yet you cannot seem to be able to match up to their game plan? Have you considered that all this may have nothing to do with your playing abilities and may be all about the kind of slowpitch softball bats that you are using? Yes, that’s right! Did you know that your bat has a lot to do with the quality of the game that you play?

Best Slowpitch Softball Bats & Reviews

Best Slowpitch Softball Bats & Reviews

Softball slowpitch bats must be chosen with great care and they must be such that they help you play better and perform better. In fact some extra bucks are worth slowpitch bats that will actually improve your game. The right bat can take you places without you having to put in those extra hours of hard work. It is high time that you opened your eyes to the fact that it is not about superior abilities or planning that keeps others ahead of you in the game, it is rather got everything to do with the bat that you choose! Easton Salvo Composite Balanced Bat is a featured bat recommended by

Choosing the right bat does not mean simply walking into the b store of your choice, gazing through price tags, calculating discounts and settling for the color and price that you like the best! Before all that make sure you have made a quality check. (more…)


Get the best electric scooter for your kids at an affordable price

Posted on August 13, 2015 By

One of the best feelings can be described when an adult driving the best electric scooter offered by Bill Electric Scooter. It really feels nice to be a kid again and roam from one spot to another without any worries. It is like setting you free and enjoying the life. In every way, it is pure fun.

Now, after reading all these points, if you want buy an electric scooter and want to save some money as well then there is one way that can help you save a substantial amount of money. It may take few weeks or even more to find the electric scooter at a low price but if you have patience, you will be able to get the e-scooter at a cheap price.electric scooter for adults

The initial two week time to find the reasonably priced electric scooter can help you explore the best option. You need to make sure that you search for electric scooters on all the available platforms. You can search through yellow pages, online shops and even look for the second-hand options.

How to search for the best electric scooter on the internet?

  • You need to dig through data and shortlist the best e-scooter models. To find about the different types of electric scooters on the internet, just type general search terms such as an electric motor scooter, e-scooter, electric scooter, gas powered scooter, etc.
  • The next step is to compare the price and features. It is quite obvious that you have to opt for a maximum number of features at a lesser price. If you are planning to buy a second hand e-scooter then make sure to check the actual condition of the scooter. Compare at least 10 websites so that you can get an actual idea about the price and features.

Try to maximize by using your negotiation skills

  • Have you considered negotiating on the price front? Yes, negotiation can help you get more discounts. It all depends on your negotiation skills and how good you are at convincing the sales person.
  • These days you need to opt for “mock buy” while doing shopping online. It is like adding the item to the online shopping cart so that you can check the actual price after discounts. Websites such as eBay and Amazon are considered as the best for buying the best electric scooter for kids.

The entire above said the process may consume few weeks, but it will help you to get an electric scooter at a cheap price. It is always good to wait with patience rather than spending huge chunks of money in the first go. (more…)

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Camping in Kiwiland: tag along on an RV trip of a lifetime from one end of New Zealand’s North Island to the other (p1)

Posted on August 13, 2015 By

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In The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings film adaptations, New Zealand is Middle-Earth, site of fantasy and mystery, where creatures like hobbits, trolls, wizards and dragons roam. In reality, this island nation is renowned for adrenaline-fueled adventure.

That’s why we decided to fly a dozen hours to New Zealand’s North Island and explore this mystical place in a rented

RV. Our goal: to cram in as many adventures and sensory highs as possible.

New Zealanders are crazy for RVing. The country has plenty of RV rentals and places to camp, and the gently winding roads are loaded with fellow travelers. However, roads tend to be narrow, so RVs are often small motorhomes. And since driving on the left can be a challenge to right-driving visitors, smaller rigs can be a good thing.

Flights from North America are long, so it’s wise to recover before renting a rig. We land in Auckland, the country’s largest city, and recoup at Auckland’s Pullman hotel, a luxury property within walking distance of the city’s shops, restaurants and marina district. We rest and enjoy restorative massages at the hotel’s spa. Then we jump into action.


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Outings for insiders: a virtual outdoors (p2)

Posted on August 13, 2015 By

Outings for insiders: a virtual outdoors (p1)

Somehow I don’t think my idea will sell. I don’t think everyone wants to be an environmentalist. Being part of the environment is hard work, at least for humans. Berry bushes and finches can get along without much thinking and planning, but we upright hominids, thanks to our taking over the planet, now have a duty to look out for every life form, including our own. It’s a duty many of us would just as soon ignore. It is, by the way, easier to ignore this duty by staying indoors. That way you don’t have to pay attention to what’s going on outdoors.

But if you do go outdoors, then you must deal with what you and your fellow man, intentionally or unintentionally, are doing to the air, water, food supplies and, generally, the environment we all share. You have to deal with whether or not to pave over, dam up, cut down, blow up or otherwise modify what little is left of the natural world that we’ve all agreed to call the environment.

It might save us all a lot of trouble if Steven Spielberg and Bill Gates got together and bailed us out of this predicament. Surely these two guys can create a whole new environment for us in cyberspace. With their help, creativity and leadership, we can regrow old-growth forests in a nanosecond, hatch enough spotted owls to open a general hunting season on them, purify mountain streams, scrub the air to its original, crystalline condition and fill the skies again with great flocks of passenger pigeons. With a game called “Salmon” and a joystick, we could jump chrome-bright king salmon over the hydroelectric dams that currently block the few remaining endangered runs of real salmon from their soon-to-be legendary annual migrations up the Columbia River system. We could catch them, too, by the bucketful–even by the truckload.


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Outings for insiders: a virtual outdoors (p1)

Posted on August 13, 2015 By

Bill Gates and Steven Spielberg should create a perfect virtual outdoors so that society would not have to keep worrying about preserving the natural world. A unique definition of an environmentalist is presented.

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IT IS NEARLY IMPOSSIBLE THESE DAYS TO GO BERRY-PICKING or fishing or hiking or wood-cutting or biking or skiing or boating or camping or even walking in the park and not, somehow, go out-of-doors. Unless I’m much mistaken, when you are out-of-doors, as opposed to indoors, you’re in what people have come to call the “environment.”

Once you are outside, doesn’t this make you an environmentalist? True, you can have a home or office environment indoors, but the environment that’s creating all the hard feelings and political debate is the one out of doors. And that debate is beginning to drive me crazy.

When I was a kid, my fourth-grade teacher described the environment as made up of air and water and trees. If you wanted to see the environment, all you had to do was look out the window. To be in the environment, you just walked through a door to the outside and, bingo, like Dorothy clicking her heels to return to Kansas, you could be right in middle of nature’s big, beautiful environment before the door slammed shut behind you.

For the longest time I thought that except for people cooped up in their homes for health reasons, or locked down in death row, or workaholics who never left their offices, everyone was automatically an environmentalist. New Yorkers who never drove out to the country were environmentalists once they stepped outside, even if it was in downtown Manhattan.

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Eating well in the wild: it’s not as difficult as you think to eat well on a camping trip (p1)

Posted on August 13, 2015 By

Beside preparing a very best family tent and camping gear, car campers and backpackers should bring plenty of staples such as beans, grains and spices along to make healthy, delicious meals. Practical tips on how to prepare food and equipment for a camping trip are presented along with several recipes such as apricot couscous and sweet pan-fried apples.



My husband and I braved the wilds of the Southwest in the heat of the summer a few years back. We took to the road with our truck and our Coleman Red Canyon tent — no cookbooks, no oven and no restaurants to turn to when the going got tough. It’s a bit more of a challenge to eat well when you’re camping or backpacking, but not nearly as difficult as you might think.

Pack staples, such as grains, beans, spices and salt, in sealable plastic containers and plastic bags. Put liquid ingredients, such as soy sauce and oil, in recycled glass bottles if you’re car camping or in plastic squeeze bottles if you’re toting your supplies on your back. Label everything to avoid confusion. Store food where it is easily accessible with the most often used ingredients near the top. Luckily there is always clean storage(s) within best camping tents and ours is one of them.

Bring along a few basic instructions: cooking times for different grains or beans and ratios of water to dry ingredients. It’s easier to refer to a few notes until you can commit them to memory than it is to wing it when you’re starving.

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Camping in Kiwiland: tag along on an RV trip of a lifetime from one end of New Zealand’s North Island to the other (p6)

Posted on August 12, 2015 By

Kiwiland Camp: Part {1} {2} {3} {4} {5} {6}

Next we head to Hawke’s Bay, a two-and-a-half hour drive through golden hills ribbed with conifers. We’re more comfortable driving on the left and navigating roundabouts now, and we make good time. We arrive in Napier and check into our grassy, shady site at Kennedy Park Resort. Soon after, Gareth Kelly, owner of Odyssey New Zealand winery tours, picks us up in his black Hummer for a progressive dinner with wine tastings at several area wineries. It’s an enjoyable evening, and we return to our home on wheels and tumble, tired and contented, into bed.


The seaside town of Napier on Hawke’s Bay is known as Art Deco City. In 1931, a magnitude-7.8 earthquake reduced the city to rubble. It also raised 2,000 acres out of the sea, “gifting” the town much-needed flat, buildable land. They rebuilt in Art Deco style, and today the town celebrates with events like the Art Deco Festival that draws thousands.

We meet Tony and his 1949 Packard for a driving-and-walking tour of Napier’s Art Deco past and present.

He tells us about the town’s history, teaches us about Art Deco and the architects who shaped the town, and shows us several impressive buildings, including the theater and the National Tobacco Company with its bronze doors and jade green tiles.

Hawke’s Bay is wine country, and we’re scheduled for a winery bicycle tour. However, rain and wind convince us otherwise, and instead, we stop at the Silky Oak Chocolate Shop and Museum, and load up on creamy sweets for us and friends back home.


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