Great Cyclists of the Tour de France: Philippe Thys

Great Cyclists of the Tour de France: Philippe Thys Philippe Thys, one of the better Belgian cyclists of all time, is one of the most prolific champions in Tour de France history, with three yellow jerseys to his credit. In fact, Thys is credited by some as being the first rider to wear a yellow jersey, though he wasn’t presented it in an official capacity. Thys was one of the most talented young riders in the history of cycling. On October 8, 1890, Philippe Thys was born. A talented cyclist already at twenty years old, he was winning competitions in Belgium before winning his first Tour de France three years later, in 1913. Thys won only one stage, Stage 6, …

Camping At California State Beaches

Camping At California State Beaches California State Parks offer a total of 64 state beach facilities up and down the beautiful California coastline. Many of California’s state beaches provide camping facilities and they all offer gorgeous coastal views and a wide range of activities that are sure to please everyone in your family. Sonoma Coast State Beach is located in the northern coastal region of California. Visitors to Sonoma Coast can enjoy hiking, bicycling, and horseback riding along the scenic trails and craggy beaches. While the strong surfs and rip currents of California’s northern beaches are not safe for swimmers, they provide great opportunities for surfing. Wildlife, including harbor seals and the endangered snowy plover, can be spotted throughout the …

How Mountain Bike Gears Work

How Mountain Bike Gears Work The gears in mountain bikes just keep getting more and more intricate. The bikes of today have as many as 27 gear ratios. A mountain bike will use a combination of three different sized sprockets in front and nine in the back to produce gear ratios. The idea behind all these gears is to allow the rider to crank the pedals at a constant pace no matter what kind of slope the bike is on. You can understand this better by picturing a bike with just a single gear. Each time you rotate the pedals one turn, the rear wheel would rotate one turn as well (1:1 gear ratio). If the rear wheel is 26 …

Alpine Adventure Tours for Cyclists and Skiers

Alpine Adventure Tours for Cyclists and Skiers Summary: Alpine Adventure Tours answers to your craving of an exciting and exhilarating tour. Tours, for adventure-spirited individuals, are not fun if without a touch of excitement and thrill. Simple tours that are not enough to keep thrill-seekers entertained, which is why there are specialized tours for them. These tours are organized by adventurous individuals, who share the same passions like you do. Together, they explore places and have fun that no ordinary tourists would comprehend or experience. Their points of view of fun-filled dream vacations, maybe different from what is normal, but I know that the experience every adventure tours they savor is not only satisfying but also fulfilling. Alpine Adventure Tours …