Biking

Tips for Choosing a Road Bike

Road bicycles are one of many styles of bike, each of which works best under certain riding conditions. A road bicycle works best on pavement that you might encounter on a commute, race, biking event or riding for exercise. Road bikes work well for all levels of bicyclists. Most road bikes start around $500 and range up to $2,000 or more. Choosing the right road bike involves comparing all of the features, from the weight to the extra features. Bike Needs Your specific needs influence the selection process. Evaluate how you will use the road bike, including your purpose, the…

Sportbike Freestyle Stunt Riding: Does This Budding Extreme Sport Deserve a Spot in the X-Games?

Anyone who has dared to straddle a sportbike and open the throttle can identify with the thrill of life on two wheels. Today’s standard motorcycles are faster than ever and equally as exhilarating; able to reach speeds in excess of 150 mph with a simple twist of the wrist. Amongst the ranks of sportbike fanatics, is an elite group of extreme athletes who have manged to turn their daredevil tendencies into a blossoming new sport – freestyle stunt riding. A combination of skilled riding, acrobatics and out-right insanity is what appeals to fans of this new sport. Jason Britton Introduces…

Taking a Three Week Long Bike Tour of Spain

The Tour of Spain for 2010 began a bit on the unusual side. First, it started as a night race, which is extremely rare. Second, the bike tour of Spain began with a fifteen-minute, team-time-trial or “ttt” which in pro cycling terms is considered a very short race. Compared to the Tour of France and Tour of Italy, these two peculiarities were enough to make the Tour of Spain, stand out from the rest. In general however the grand tours are called such for three main reasons: The total miles covered The 21 stages taking three weeks to complete The…