It is as important to select your bike shop as the bike itself. Because bikes have to be a compromise between reasonable weight, cost, and reliability, they require repair quite often. You’ll want to meet the mechanics and feel they are competent, not too busy to get your repairs done in a reasonable time, and friendly about warranty work.
What is the correct height for your bike seat? You should get almost full extension of your legs at the bottom of the pedaling stroke. Although you normally center the ball of your foot over the axis of the pedal while riding, you can test for proper seat height by leaning against a wall, placing your heels on the pedals, and pedaling slowly backward. Your legs should be just fully extended when your heels are on the pedals.
If it has been a long while since you have ridden and you are somewhat concerned, it is quite OK to set the seat as low as it will go until you are confident again.
Next time you are waiting at a red light while on your bike, you may want to begin practicing a technique called the ‘track stand.’ As you come to a stop, Continue reading “Invisible Bicycle Kickstand”
1. Slow down or stop. There’s no fun for the dog in chasing something that isn’t moving.
2. In a deep voice, firmly order the dog to “go home.” They often will, but in any case, you’re making it clear who’s in charge and that you do not approve of their current behavior.
3. Get off the bike and place it between you and the dog. It’s a fence to protect you, and if necessary, you can press it against the dog in self-defense.
4. Yell for help. The owner will most likely take control as soon as your plight is discovered.
5. If you encounter the same dog frequently, contact your local animal control agency. In most neighborhoods, it’s illegal to let dogs run loose and bother people.
Dogs & cats don’t eat cereal in the wild. Many veterinarians believe that feeding them commercial pet food causes arthritis, urinary tract infections and many other common pet complications in old age. It may cause them to age more quickly also. They suggest feeding your pets as close to a natural diet as possible.
Learn the pros and cons of the Dvorak Keyboard Layout, how much faster you can enter text, how easy it is to set up in Windows and OS X, some celebrities who use it, and how to start with training and practice.
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According to some scientists in England, seventy percent of the dust in your house is discarded skin cells.
In the way that you call groups of geese a ‘gaggle’ and a group of lions is a ‘pride’ you can call a group of ducks a ‘flock,’ ‘raft,’ ‘team,’ ‘padding,’ ‘badding’, or ‘brace.’
A flock of ducks that lived on the roof of a hotel in Memphis, Tennessee, used to take the elevator to the ground floor when they wished to go anywhere.