Outdoors


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 […]


Kite surfing

Kite surfing is a sport that has gained significantly in popularity over the past couple of years. This is very understandable, at least if you watch some of the champion Kite surfing events and see how much fun it looks. Kite surfing is also known as kite boarding or fly surfing depending on who you ask. There are certain pieces of Kite surfing gear that you are going to need […]

Kite surfing

The Best Wheels for Inline Skating

The Best Wheels for Inline Skating

When it comes to inline skates, the wheels you choose to ride on could quite possibly have the biggest impact on how well you skate. Inline skate wheels come in many different shapes, sizes, and materials (or composition). Different wheels are made for different skating styles, so picking the proper set of wheels is going to prove to be a very important choice. When you are out shopping for that […]


The Best Bearings for Inline and Board Skating

In the worlds of inline and board skating, you will find many areas of much debate. However, one of the most contested areas you will encounter is that of skate bearings. German? Swiss? Ceramic? Stainless Steel? ABEC rating? So many choices, and so many opinions on what is better and what is not. When I was in grade school and into skateboarding, most boards had one of 2 types of […]

The Best Bearings for Inline and Board Skating

How to stop when you are riding Inline Skates

How to stop when you are riding Inline Skates

Learning how to stop when you are riding inline skates really is not rocket science, and yet there are many novice skaters that actually struggle when it comes to braking simply because they have an intense fear that they are going to fall. This fear often comes from having to take whatever skate you are braking with, tilting it, which makes the skater feel as if he or she is […]


High Tech Deck Skate Park Materials

There is a great deal of interest in high tech deck skate park materials today as more and more people are becoming interested in the sport once again. As you watch the interest in skateboarding becoming more popular every year, there is more reason than ever for the innovations in skate park material to become high tech. Recently there has been some information that skate parks and boards have been […]

High Tech Deck Skate Park Materials

Skating glossary terms

Skating glossary terms

Concave – This is a term that describes the contouring of a skate deck. It involves the raising of the edges on each side of the board, making it somewhat bowl shaped. This helps provide more traction and control to the rider for staying on and performing tricks. Continuous Edge – This is a term that is used to describe edges that are designed without having small cracks in the […]