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Washington, DC - Biking to work can be invigorating and healthy, but for many it could be harmful.
A ride along a busy street means increased exposure to vehicle exhaust and its long list of pathogens including carbon monoxide, soot, nitrogen dioxide, sulfur dioxide, benzene and formaldehyde. These pathogens can cause asthma, cardiovascular disease and cancer.
Riders may wa... Read Full Storynt to choose a route with little car and truck traffic, notes a clean-air activist who created a fake exhaust pipe accessory to draw attention to the dangers of car exhaust.
The spoof “Monoxitube” campaign challenges every driver to “Face Your Exhaust.” The Monoxitube is a 25-foot tube that hypothetically attaches to the exhaust pipe of a car or truck, wraps around the vehicle and slides into the driver’s side window, sending the exhaust straight into the driver’s seat, instead of towards bicyclists.
Clean-air proponent Dave Doctor got the idea for the spoof one morning during his walk to work along busy roads. "I wanted to remind drivers about the toxicity of car exhaust. The Monoxitube idea makes that point in a vivid way," said Doctor. "No one would drive with the exhaust going into the car. So why is it acceptable to send carbon monoxide and soot out the back of the car and into the air where it will be inhaled by bicyclists and pedestrians?”
The product's website suggests more than 15 ways drivers can protect themselves and others from car exhaust. Ideas range from telecommuting or taking a bus to creating pedestrian malls free of car exhaust.
To help bicyclists, the site suggests purchasing vehicles designed with tailpipes on the left side, since bicyclists ride to the right. For example, most truck exhaust pipes point to the right.
If you're participating in Bike to Work Day, try a road less traveled to avoid vehicle exhaust. It might take more time, but your heart and lungs will thank you.
Borneo has an abundance of wilderness and no part of Borneo is more rugged than the northern Malaysian state of Sabah: the towering granite spires of Mt. Kinabalu dominate the skyline; its foothills and the Crocker Range to the south lie blanketed in luscious rainforest…perfect mountain biking territory. Villages and farms are connected by dirt roads and jungle trails, mostly hilly, rarely sealed... Read Full Story and perfect for mountain biking. Whether it’s a two day mud-fueled adrenaline hit, or riding by day and staying by night in jungle satellite camps whilst circumnavigating the stunning Mt. Kinabalu, Fieldskills Borneo has something for anyone who likes to single track their way through life.
Mountain bikers regularly find themselves storming up and down big jungle hills, crossing rivers, and when those rivers are just too deep, crossing them using hanging bridges. They also find themselves on untouched beaches, riding through tiny villages, markets, mangrove swamps, and of course some of the best jungle you can get. For those after the wow factor, look no further.
Simon Amos - who runs the Fieldskills Borneo outfit - likes nothing better than getting muddy, sweaty and pumped. His enthusiasm for "off the beaten track" mountain biking infects everyone venturing on a journey of extremes. Simon and his team of local Malaysian staff are dedicated to building Sabah’s reputation as an extreme sport destination, safely (all ventures follow UK safety standards) and responsibly.
Now Russian tourists can travel to Laos without a visa.
To make it easy for Russian tourists to visit Laos, the Lao government has decided to release the visa fee for the Russians who come to visit Laos.
With this tourist visa, the Russian travelers can tour in Laos for one month free of charge and no need to renew. This period is enough for them to join all kinds of the to... Read Full Storyurs in Laos including: Typical Laos tour, Laos adventure tour, Laos trekking tour, Laos kayaking tours, Laos Cycling Tours, etc.
See the following sites for more information:
Through the years, cycling or biking has grown very popular as a sport. It gives you the opportunity to enjoy the outdoors, boosts your cardiovascular condition and provides very minimal impact on your hips and joint areas. Before you decide to jump on your bicycle and ride off into the sun though, you must make sure that you have the appropriate riding gear on. Wearing a bulky or flimsy jacket i... Read Full Storys not only uncomfortable, but creates wind resistance while you ride. Wearing a thick or heavy shirt also creates the same effect. Moreover, these clothes cause you to retain sweat and moisture. Having the right pair of shoes on is critical in ensuring safety and comfort. Lastly, the worst mistake you can make is not wearing the proper type of shorts.
Bike Compression shorts are by far the most desired and prescribed type of shorts to wear while cycling or riding leisurely. These padded cycle shorts are of significant value to anyone who wears them. Bike Compression shorts are designed to bring a level of comfort and support while you enjoy your activities leisurely or when you compete.
There are so many reasons to wear compression shorts. They not only look good, they are also made with breathable, lightweight material. This material wicks away sweat from your body and assists in cooling you down. These shorts are also form fitting to your body, which helps in eliminating wind resistance. The padding that is sewn into the compression shorts are designed to bring comfort to the cyclist as well as prevent rashes and chaffing from constant friction.
Between the fabric and padding these bike compression shorts are made with the competitive cyclist and casual bike rider in mind. When looking for a pair of great shorts that provides you with everything a biker needs to ride safely, comfortably and efficiently, Bike Compression shorts are the way to go.
For more information about bike compression shorts and how you can Get Them Now go to www.squidoo.com/bikecompressionshorts
DAWSONVILLE, GA - The Tour of Atlanta-Dawsonville, part of the 2010 Georgia Cup Bike Race Series for Competitive – CAT 4/5, Elite – CAT 3 & Masters and Pro12 riders, features Dawsonville’s rolling terrains and rolling 3%+ and 4%+ grades and hilly terrain of 6%+ grades. Omnium is $12,000. Races are held rain or shine. No refunds. Registration online at www.bikereg.com. Information, maps, guideline... Read Full Storys, payouts: www.GeorgiaCup.com.
Events taking place at 181 Dawson Forest Road
Event taking place at 4964 GA 9, Dawsonville – Rock Creek
DAWSONVILLE-DAWSON COUNTY, GA: Hike, shop, fish, canoe and commune with the kangaroos where the mountains meet the lakes in Dawsonville-Dawson County, 50 miles north of Atlanta. Spend the weekend enjoying a new boat launch, beach and fishing pier at War Hill Park at Lake Sidney Lanier and the tallest falls east of the Mississippi River at Amicalola Falls State Park. Hike the Appalachian Trail, go horseback riding and mountain biking in Dawson Forest, canoe, kayak and angle on the Etowah and Amicalola Rivers, and teeter on the “Edge of the World.” (New North Georgia Outfitters can supply your outdoor adventure.) Sleep in resort comfort at Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge and Forrest Hills Mountain Resort or combine wilderness hiking with hotel amenities at green-minded Len Foote Hike Inn. Information: Dawson County Convention & Visitors Bureau, 1-877-302-9271, www.Dawson.org.
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