Yearly Archives: 2011


How To Skate Faster

One question that hockey players and performance skaters often find themselves asking is how they can possibly learn how to skate faster or otherwise improve their performance on the ice. Regardless of how good a particular hockey player is, they are constantly going to try to improve their capabilities on the ice so that they can improve their game. The faster that a skater is, the better they will perform […]

How To Skate Faster

Rollerblade Tolerances Wheels

Tolerances – Wheels

Now do you see what I mean by these tolerances being mangled by the first few minutes of riding down the sidewalk? The pressure of you riding, along with the shocks of bumps and the cracks in the sidewalk will quickly add a lot more eccentricity to this groove, but nothing that you can truly notice at all. These tolerances only mean something if the bearings are used in the […]


Nootropics For Better Brain Function And Health

Nootropics is a blanket term that covers a wide range of compounds that affect brain function and brain health. More specifically, they have an effect on cognitive function – predominantly memory, creativity, executive functions and motivation. These compounds can be found in a range of products from prescription drugs like Modafinil to over-the-counter supplements and are often referred to as smart drugs or brain supplements. However, not all nootropics are […]

Nootropics For Better Brain Function And Health

What do you need for Mountain Biking ?

What do you need for Mountain Biking ?

Mountain biking is the popular biking sport that riding bicycle off-road. For those veteran mountain bike rider, they have the a-z equipment and know the best routes for their skill level. What about the beginner who wants to get into the mountain biking sport ? What kind of mountain bicycle needed and what kind of outfit for your first ride ? We will go through some of the basics to […]


Mountain Bike Outfitter For Off-Road Biking

Now, besides the basic for the beginners, what is other mountain bike outfitter to be considered for a biking trip? Let’s look at the clothing, there are a few items which worth considering if budget is not a concern for you. You may be more enjoyable and comfortable with mountain bike riding with a proper cycle-specific costume. You need a sunglass to protect your eyes from being hit by a […]

Mountain Bike Outfitter For Off-Road Biking

Essential Tools to Carry While Mountain Biking

Essential Tools to Carry While Mountain Biking

In my last article I talked about what to look for in your pre-ride inspection. In this article I want to illustrate a few useful tools that everyone should carry with them while out on the trails. Basic Tool Kit: Tire Levers Tire levers are a tool that will help you quickly remove the tire from the bead. These are quite helpful when fixing a flat. I would highly encourage […]


The Moab Portal – A Decent Descent

Moab, Utah, was a place that I always knew I must one day visit: a virtual Mecca to anyone who has ever claimed to be a mountain bike rider. My recent pilgrimage there was fraught with suffering and thirst in unbearable heat, clearly discernible perils, and tremendous rewards. Moab overwhelmed my every anticipation of what I would find there, and sent me pondering deeper things; battered me to pulp while […]

The Moab Portal - A Decent Descent

Types of Mountain Biking Pedals

Types of Mountain Biking Pedals

Types of Bike Pedals Before we begin talking about which bike pedal to choose for your biking needs, let’s first take a look at the different types of pedals available: Platform Bike Pedals Platform pedals are “flat” pedals and have been the basic pedal design forever. I had these pedals on my first bike when I was very young. These pedals provide a stable surface for your feet to push […]


The History of Mountain Biking

Recognized as a perfect melding of person and machine, biking has always been about speed, barreling down a road and getting from point A to B as fast as possible. It’s over the last few decades that we’ve sought to adapt bicycles to different terrains and styles of riding. One such branch span off into the realms of mountain biking, taking a specially strengthened bicycle frame outfitted with high-end suspension […]

History of Mountain Biking

5 Ways to Stay Healthy – Both Body and Mind

5 Ways to Stay Healthy – Both Body and Mind

You’re getting old. There’s no reason to neither deny it nor feel bad about it; we all get old. But what we can do is slow that aging process down. Sure, you may just age gracefully like a fine wine – getting better with time. But the odds are, you won’t get better with time; in fact, you will likely turn to vinegar. To prevent this, here are five simple […]