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  • What are some key questions that you can ask at a bike shop?

    Posted by Jackie Semltd on 
    Friday, April 20, 2012

    1. Will you build me a test ride?Asking the shop staff or the owner if you can go out for a test ride on the bike you feel you want to purchase is always a good idea. Getting a good feel for the bike that you are thinking about buying is always a good thing. Sometimes; however, you might not want anything besides a specific build for your bike. If you cannot find the right sized bike then you will...

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  • Stay in control while you are riding

    Posted by Jackie Semltd on 
    Thursday, April 19, 2012

    Mountain biking is a lot of fun to do, especially when you have the chance to ride with other people. However, as you attempt to tackle harder biking trails, you will inevitably need to focus more and more on the safety aspects of your riding in order to avoid getting hurt. This means more than just wearing a helmet when you go out riding; you need to ride safely as well. Alaska HeliskiingRiding s...

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  • From heel to toe: the importance of good heel to toe flexing and weight distribution in snowboarding

    Posted by Jackie Semltd on 
    Wednesday, April 18, 2012

    Snowboarding is considered to be a rather simple snow sport for newcomers to learn about; however, it is in actuality a pretty complex activity. Even though it may seem simple at first glance, there are a lot of different specific techniques that you can learn in order to snowboard more effectively. Effective snowboarding is only obtainable if you are willing to pay attention to what may seem to b...

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  • Brushing your skis: what’s necessary and what’s not

    Posted by Jackie Semltd on 
    Tuesday, April 17, 2012

    The entire ski prepping system summary is rather simple to learn but it can be changed to suit your own interests, technique and of course, your own preferences. helicopter skiing canadaYou should mostly try to always concentrate on the areas which you personally feel are the most important for preparing your skis. You probably do not need to utilize the full ski prepping system since getting your...

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  • Climbing knots: the alpine butterfly and the bowline

    Posted by Jackie Semltd on 
    Monday, April 16, 2012

    Alpine butterflyAs far as loop knots go, the alpine butterfly is about as strong and effective as they get. Many people agree that it is extremely secure and tough as well as very easy to tie up. One very important strong point of this particular type of knot is that it can actually be tied right in the very middle of a rope which means that you can tie this knot even if you do not have any access...

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  • Learn how to effectively walk or run alongside someone who is riding

    Posted by Jackie Semltd on 
    Friday, April 13, 2012

    Both hiking and biking are extremely fun types of activities that you can do while you are outside. Sometimes, simply going out for a walk is also preferable. However, there are many times when people end up going outside and enjoying the outdoors with their friends or family members. In such cases, if one person prefers walking while another person simply wants to ride their bike, things could qu...

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  • Get to know hybrid bikes and learn how to buy one

    Posted by Jackie Semltd on 
    Thursday, April 12, 2012

    Hybrid bikes are some of the most used bikes in the world. This is due to the fact that they are both comfortable and capable of doing a larger variety of tasks. In order to fully understand the strengths of a hybrid bike you need to know what makes them different from other bikes. Following are a few of the things which make hybrid bikes different from other bikes as well as a little useful infor...

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  • Mountain bike upgrades; tires, pedals and forks

    Posted by Jackie Semltd on 
    Wednesday, April 11, 2012

    If you are new to mountain biking and have just gotten yourself a new bike or have been riding on your own bike for a while, then you will probably want to upgrade a few different things soon. The most important thing for you to know is that upgrading your mountain bike does not necessarily mean that you will need to change every piece of your bike in order to make it work better. Typically, by fo...

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  • Brewster endures another loss to his Canadian rivals

    Posted by Jackie Semltd on 
    Tuesday, April 10, 2012

    The World Curling Championship took place in Basel and offered quite a bit of excitement for all of the world’s many curling fans. There was a much awaited face off that took place between both the team that represented Scotland and the team that played as Canada’s main representative. Both rinks were performing well during the finals; however, Tom Brewster’s Scottish team ended up having to once ...

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  • How to preserve your hiking boots

    Posted by Jackie Semltd on 
    Monday, April 09, 2012

    Having a decent pair of hiking boots can really make a huge difference in how your hiking trips all end up panning out. Unfortunately, for many, hiking boots are some of the most difficult things to purchase (correctly that is) and can quickly sustain enough wear and tear to need prompt replacing. However, most serious hikers have all learned that with a decent amount of care and a little effort, ...

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