Buying a Heart Rate Monitor

Buying a Heart Rate Monitor Buying a heart rate monitor would not simply mean searching on a particular brand or the best looking unit in the market. It also does not mean you have to order immediately the particular heart rate monitor recommended by a friend. And, buying would not mean you have to take the top of the line heart rate monitor equipped with complete features and the latest technological breakthroughs. While these would be good reasons to buy your first heart rate monitor, it might be unwise. Buying heart rate monitors would mean determining your need for a device. Since every heart rate monitor in the market is designed for a particular type of need, this must be …

The First Tour de France: A Humble Beginning

The First Tour de France: A Humble Beginning The Tour de France is undoubtedly one of the most iconic and famous sporting events in history. For over one hundred years, great athletes have traversed vast roads and steep mountain climbs in France for the title of world’s greatest cyclist. It’s hard to believe, then, that the historic race began as a publicity stunt for a newspaper! In 1903, the publishers of the French newspaper L’Auto wanted to outdo the cycling race promoted by a rival newspaper. The paper’s cycling journalist, Géo Lefèvre, came up with idea to have a race throughout France, separated by stages. He discussed it with editor Henri Desgrange after lunch, and the idea took off. In …

Cycling Great – Lance Armstrong

Cycling Great – Lance Armstrong Lance Armstrong, born on September 18, 1971 is a professional road-racing cyclist. He started his career by winning in an adult competition at the age of twelve. He was initially a tri-athlete and was ranked #1 in 1987-88 Tri-Fred. He attained the status of professional tri-athlete and in 1989 and 1990; he became the sprint course triathlon champion. He finished the race at fourteenth position in the 1992 Summer Olympics. He became the youngest rider to get the World Road Race championship. He won the most prestigious race, Tour de France, seven times consecutively, from 1999-2005. By this, he broke the previous record set by Miguel Indurian, who won the race five times consecutively. ABC …

The Pro’s Of Recumbent Biking

The Pro’s Of Recumbent Biking You’ve noticed them on the trail and thought, “gee, that looks so easy, and comfortable!” Welcome to the world of recumbent bikes, or “bents” as they are sometimes called by enthusiasts. Ask anyone who owns one and they’ll tell you that riding a recumbent bike is outrageously comfortable. When you are riding a recumbent bike you are leaning back, as if you are sitting in a chair with a back support. No sore butt or chaffed legs. No sore back! Your legs are out in front of you, as they are if you are driving your car. Your butt is comfortably cushioned in a nice wide seat. It will take time to get used to …