The Varieties of Bicycles

The Varieties of Bicycles
Learning to ride a bike without training wheels is a rite of passage for most kids. You probably remember the initial thrill of acceleration as you pedaled forward while keeping your balance for the first time. As great as that moment was, bicycling has only gotten better.
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of cycling has gone through changes, and advances in technology has made bicycles more sophisticated than ever before. They are constructed of more durable and lightweight materials, and the carefully engineered equipment has improve the accelerating, cornering, and braking characteristics.
Regardless of the general technical improvements, not all bikes are built the same way. Each style is designed for a unique purpose. A hybrid bike can function adequately on just about any terrain, but dedicated enthusiasts want a bike that is specifically built to perform under exacting conditions. Going over rough unpaved roads is a lot different than riding thought the streets. With different frames and features, there is a wide range of options available to cycling enthusiasts.
You need to pick the bike that is best suited to your intended use. Below are several examples of the most common styles. While each offers a benefit to the rider, there are drawbacks as well. To get the most out of your ride, you need to know what it is that you truly value. Look over the infographic, and try to pick out the style of bike that will work best for you.
Bicycle Types: Finding the Right Bike | Bicycle Adventures Infographic
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Salt and Pepper grinder review

Salt and Pepper grinder review

This Dual Salt & Pepper Grinder has a salt grinder on one end and a pepper grinder on the other end. It’s got a sleek modern design with a clear acrylic body and stainless steel ends. The Dual design keeps both salt and pepper at your Continue reading

fingertips in one attractive unit. Suitable for all kinds of peppercorns and any coarse salt. It has a fun modern design and is easy to refill.

Cleaning is easy, just Wipe clean with a damp cloth. If you need to wash it, remove the caps off of the grinders, then remove the grinders, and finally rinse all with warm soapy water. No need to remove the grinder components from their housing. Dual salt & pepper grinder measures approximately 7 inch high.

While the modern design doesn’t exactly fit in my current kitchen design, the stainless steel and clear acrylic lends itself to many styles. It is on the tall side, but easily fit in the cupboard with the rest of my spices.

Overall, I’d say it is a nice combo with a clever way to get both salt and pepper grinders on the table.


Air Bar Exercises DVD review

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From the publishers website:
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sexy. ABX was created by sports pros and scientists and guarantees you’ll be on the leading edge. It was supervised by a Doctor with 1000s of healthy patients.”

This workout was great. At first I was a little turned off by the dialogue from Erin. I’m not the type that needs constant reassurance to get a good workout in. After I got over that the workouts had a nice intensity level and kept me motivated.

As the DVD says
“Manifest a powerful warrior physique and reduce stress. All you need is a space the size of a yoga mat to feel grounded and secure.”


Scooby-Doo! and KISS: Rock and Roll Mystery! Giveaway

Scooby-Doo Where Are You?

Everyone’s favorite crime fighting kids are back with their biggest mystery ever in Scooby-Doo! and KISS: Rock and Roll Mystery! To help them solve the case the Scooby gang teams up with Rock and Roll legends KISS for an all new Mystery Inc. adventure!

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and the Mystery Inc. Gang team up with the one and only KISS in this all-new, out-of-this-world adventure! We join the Gang at Kiss World – the all-things-Kiss theme park, as they investigate a series of strange hauntings. With help from Kiss, they discover that the Crimson Witch has returned to summon The Destroyer from the alternate dimension of Kissteria! The evil duos ghastly plan, to destroy the earth! Can the Gang’s cunning and Kiss’s power of rock save the day?! Tune in to this Rock and Roll Mystery for some thunderous, heavy FUN!

Blu-ray+DVD+Digital HD with UltraViolet copy of Scooby-Doo! and KISS: Rock and Roll Mystery will be given one lucky reader!

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Dancing Pets Best Groomers Pet Shampoo Review

As you may know we have a dog that’s part Sharpe. Those familiar with the breed know they are prone to skin problems, ours is no exception. I had the chance to review a Dancing Pets Best Groomers Pet Shampoo that says it is groomer quality.

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better than a lot of dog shampoos. It’s clear and went on easily and had a nice lather. Even after several uses it doesn’t seem to be causing any irritation and it has kept her coat clean and shiny. It also claims to be moisturizing, her exposed skin does seem to be soft and not dried out like the Arizona sun tends to do. All in all I would say this was a good product and I would probably continue to use Dancing Pets Best Groomers Pet Shampoo.

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Smelly Washer Cleaner Review

With three little ones and a “big guy” for a hubby, it’s inevitable that any washing machine would see a lot of loads of smelly clothes. So I am constantly looking for a way to keep a smelly washer at bay. I’ve used lots of products claiming to clean Continue reading

a washer or end the odor. While some have worked, others have not. Smelly Washer Cleaner definitely goes in the “it works” column. The process is pretty straight forward. Drop a level cap full (one tablespoon) onto an empty washer during a hot water cycle. It dissolves the build-up of detergents and fabric softeners that trap bacteria which causes the odor. There is no ingredients list which is a little unnerving, and a search of the company’s website “100% all natural citrus based ingredients”.

The company also says it can be used to remove the odors from dishwashers as well. With how well it worked on my washing machine, I am thinking I may have to try it in my dishwasher as well.

It can found on Amazon using the link below if you want to try it out for yourself.


Incredibundles review and giveaway

I was super excited to find out about incredibundles, because I get invited to a ton of baby showers and first birthday parties. Its sometimes really hard to find a gift and on top of that, finding the time to shop for one, wrap it and for it to be practical. Continue reading

Incredibundles took this stress away and have come up with a selection of bundles, as well as build your own bundle. They have the all important diaper bundle and I promise you any new parent will love you for that one, they have bath, nighttime, eco, book and learning bundles to choose from.

 

I chose a first books basic bundle at $49 and that came with free shipping. First the box is strong, riveted and a great storage box. This is a great plus for parents because we are all look for ways to add storage that is cute and function. In the box there were 5 books. My First Real Mother Goose Board Book, full of nursery rhymes and from Scholastic. Fuzzy Bee and friends touch and feel cloth book, cute and cuddly. Baby Animals  Black and white board book full of adorable pictures. I am a Bunny, illustrated by Richard Scarry, which is a fun story book and Baby Says Peekaboo, as you can see in the video this was my first time opening the book and its edited because I was not ready to be on camera and the mirror took me by surprise even though it said mirror surprise lol.

 

I did add a musical egg shaker to my box which was lovingly added into the gift box instead of being set on the side. It was  a sturdy and enclosed shaker perfect size for baby to grab and shake.

 

I really loved this box and it made things so much easier for shopping. All boxes $49 and higher have free shipping, check out their site here…which would you pick?

 

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Telling time becomes artwork

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As a Woman-on-the-go with a home based business, this blog, a three kids that keep my on my toes, I felt it was time to pick up a watch so I didn’t have to constantly check my phone (one of the kids has probably hidden it anyway). I found www.woodenwatch.com and Continue reading

instantly fell in love. The watches there are gorgeous.  One thing that stuck me is that Jord Watches are more than a lifestyle, they are a story, an expression. They tell tales as old as an Oak Tree in England, and that everything is deeper than the bark. I truly believe that the wearer of these watches wants to express that what you may see on one hand goes so much deeper.

So i picked out the beautiful Fieldcrest watch for myself and upon arrival took it over to show my MIL.  That’s when I lost my new watch.  Don’t worry, I know where it is. My FIL adopted it for himself.  With Father’s Day approaching I decided to let him keep it. Yes, my retired autoworker. “not a watch guy” who was never one for jewelry or accessories, fell in love with my watch.  One of his hobbies is woodworking which is why he cannot get enough of this watch.  He shows it off to everyone he meets, and every time we visit he has to talk about all the compliments he gets on it.

If you are looking for the perfect gift for just about any man in your life definitely consider this watch.  It is amazing quality and at just $120 for this style.  I could not believe a watch of this craftsmanship and quality was only $120.  I have seen “nice” men’s watches for far much more and they were not to this standard.  Add in the fact that this will be a unique material and a conversation starter at best and it is worth so much more.

watch 2 The company offers watches in both men’s and women’s styles in prices ranging from $120 to $295.  They range in styles from classic to modern and have more colors than I thought possible with a wooden watch.

Don’t be scared off by the fact that it’s a “wooden watch”, it’s no different than having a traditional leather or metal band.  The timepiece itself is set into the band and the clasp resembles a traditional metal closure.

Did I mention it comes in a beautiful wooden box? It is packed with care in a box that you will want to hang on to because it is so nice.

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From the Wooden Watches website;
“The Fieldcrest Series is produced in a classic midsize. The monochromatic wood face, bezel, and strap serve to showcase the intricacy of the wood grain. Designed to be androgynous, the attitude of the wearer is the final elemental design to this timepiece.

  • Deployment Buckle with Push Button
  • Scratch Resistant Mineral
  • Citizen Miyota Quartz Movement (2035)
  • Case Width: 39mm
  • Case Thickness: 11mm
  • Lug Ends: 49mm
  • Band Length: 205mm
  • Band Thickness: 20mm”

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