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How Many Calories Do You Burn Cycling?

Riding a bike is intense exercise, and you burn a lot of calories doing it. But how many calories do you burn cycling? This post shows you how to calculate how many calories you burn while cycling.

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The short answer to the  question of how many calories you burn cycling is: really a lot of calories! You burn calories all the time, of course, even while you are sleeping. These are the calories that are required to keep your body functioning. But once you start cycling as well as just existing, you need extra calories.

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If you weigh 150 pounds and you bike at an average easy pace, you will burn up 400 calories in an hour. That’s a lot of calories burned cycling – enough that if you bike an hour or two a day, which happens naturally if you’re commuting, it becomes pretty hard to put on weight – and relatively easy to lose weight.

Work out How Many Calories are Burned Cycling in an Hour

To work out how many calories you burn in an hour, while cycling at an easy, average pace of between 15 and 20 kilometers per hour (10 to 12 miles per hour), do this:

  1. Start with your weight in pounds, e.g. 180 pounds
  2. Divide this by 2.2 to give you your weight in kg, in this case, 81.8
  3. Multiply 81.8 by 6, to give you 490 calories per hour – pretty cool!

Of course, if you go faster, you burn even more calories – so get on your bike and get going! And the more weight you lose, the faster you will go, the more calories you will burn, the more weight you will lose, the faster you will go … it’s great to be stuck in a GOOD cycle! With so many calories burned cycling, it’s no wonder so many cyclists end up in such GOOD SHAPE!

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How Much Weight can you Lose by Cycling?

If the average person cycles for three hours a week, he or she will burn off an extra 1,470 calories a week. In a year, this will amount to 76,440 calories burned cycling. pound of body fat equates to approximately 3,500 calories. So 76,440 calories burned could see you losing 22 pounds a year – without cutting down on food.

You Can Lose Weight Cycling INDOORS!

If you are on the large size, it may be intimidating to go outside and ride a bike. Well, first of all, do NOT be intimidated! Our permanently popular post, a Guide for Fat Cyclists, will give you a LOT of encouragement about going out and cycling, even if you don’t look like a greyhound.

But if you are still feeling a little shy, remember that you can get all the great benefits of cycling within the privacy of your own home. You can simply buy a gadget that converts your regular bike into an indoor trainer. Check out our in-depth comparison of the features and prices of 5 of the best indoor bike trainers right here.

Revolt RV400 – First Ride Review

Electric vehicles have been in a very confusing state in the country. There was a sea of concepts which were displayed at the last Auto Expo but not one actually made it into the real life production form which you can buy and is good enough to replace your traditional ICE powered vehicles. But things may change soon.

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Not long ago we were invited to get our hands on the Revolt RV400 which is pitted as India’s first fully electric motorcycle. So is this really the answer India needs? And does all the show has the go? Read below to find out.

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The Revolt RV400 is a compact looking motorcycle packing a number of eye catching bits here and there which certainly makes it interesting to look at. At the front you get these intimidating looking LED headlamps which are used in a very compact assembly, and reminds of the aftermarket headlamps which KTM used to sell for 125 and 200 Duke, in the European market. The USDs at the front are thick and give it a muscular appeal. And that along with the nicely executed side panels does make it a decent looking motorcycle.

At the rear sits a white-dipped mono shock, and the silver finished sub-frame which has been left exposed just like some premium motorcycles do. Furthermore, it makes use of smart looking LEDs tail lamps at the back, and a sleek aluminum swing arm which looks neatly designed. In terms of overall size it really is a compact motorcycle and if you are anywhere above 5’10” with average built it may look smaller on you.

Being a beacon of innovation, the EVs are supposed to be packed with all the bells and whistles that can make the world go gaga and the RV400 does have a fair share of such features in its pocket. To start off with, it gets a fully digital instrument panel which displays all the necessary information like current speed, battery level, ODO, range, ambient temperature and ampere range. The display is plain and simple, and the fonts are large enough for easy readability even when its sunny outside. It also gets three riding modes,  keyless-start function and a dedicated phone application which syncs-in data from the motorbike and displays the same in an intelligent format on your smartphone.

For starters, it gets a 3.24KWh battery which has been placed under the compartment designed at the same place as a fuel tank in the regular bikes. It is easily accessible with a twist of a key, and the tank flap snaps opens in no time. This battery juices up 3KW motor which is claimed to return 50Nm of peak torque (that’s the territory of say a 500cc motorcycle). But stop jumping on your shoes just yet, there is more to it than just the numbers.

How does it ride?

Well, frankly, its hard to judge an electric bike from the regular standards. It is a completely different feeling that wheels are being powered by a motor and there is no fire inside which is propelling the motorcycle forward. You just twist the throttle and with an abrupt jerk you are off the start line, without a sound. To my surprise, the pull was strong throughout till the upper limit, say 65kmph which was the fastest we could do at a Go-Kart test track. The torque hits instantly as soon as you twist the throttle in the EVs, and that isn’t hard to experience even on the RV400. But in comparison it still isn’t anywhere close to the rush a 50 Nm internal combustion engine delivers.

Though the bike is undoubtedly quick on its feet when it comes to 0-60km/h runs, but there is a point of concern underneath which needs to be addressed. The on-off throttle transitions without using the brakes are totally fine, but when you are on the move and bound to pull the brake levers in stop and go situations, there is a certain power gap of milli-seconds which isn’t found on the regular bikes. So apart from controlling the throttle abruptness, even this ‘power-gap’ needs attention. There was also some discussion around its regenerative-braking, may be this has to do something with the above concern as applying the brakes deactivates the throttle which makes smooth corners impossible and thus will also prove to be tedious in bumper to bumper traffic.

Throwing light on its power modes (Sport, Normal and Eco), these can be easily selected from the button provided on the handle-bar. The Sport, as the name says, is the only exciting mode of them all. It has been rated to propel the bike up to electronically restricted 85km/h but returns the lowest range of 85-90kms. The Normal mode sits in-between, and we find not much use of the same and then comes the Eco mode which is for typical commuters who just want to squeeze out the highest range of around 155kms on a single charge.

The RV400 though isn’t completely a silent motorbike, there is a button added to the bar which turns on/off soundtrack from speakers which imitates the sound of an ICE powered bike. But at the same time, it is merely just a poor imitation and the bike doesn’t sound anything close to the real thing.

It weighs 108kgs (approximately) and it sure feels that light, nimble and compact. In terms of handling, there is nothing to complain about and it handles just like say a typical light weight motorbike does. But we still need to put it though its paces on everyday roads which sounds like a real test.

Talking about the ergonomics, it isn’t hard to see that this might be a certified daily commuter in terms of comfort at least. The handle bar is higher set, the single seat is wide and nicely designed for all kinds of riders and the foot pegs position is almost mid set. And all of this, combines to make the the RV400 an ideal motorcycle for your daily office commute.

Electric bikes still have a long way to go when it comes to convincing an average two-wheeler rider to choose them over the conventional bikes. But if you really are open to the change then the Revolt RV400 is currently your closest shot at it. With the recent revision in the GST charges and additional benefits from the FAME II subsidies, the company has priced it at INR 1,29,463 (ex-showroom) but even at this cost the RV400 is nothing but an expensive appliance to invest in and still needs some minor improvements to prove as a worthwhile product.

Top 10 Cycling Trends for 2018

Cycling Trends

We all remember our very first bikes, and think about how much has changed in the cycling world since!

Remember downtube shifters of the 70s? Those things are now in the past. The advancements in cycling over the years have made our rides smoother, faster and more comfortable, and bikes more durable and light.

Think back to last year, since then road bikes have become faster, shifting is going digital, and mountain bikes are changing their frame geometry. It’s exciting to see what changes and trends will continue into 2018 and beyond.

So whether you’re a newbie to cycling (maybe considering your first tour), or a committed cyclist takes a peek at a few of our predicted top cycling trends in 2018 before you hit the road or the trail.

1. Manufacturers Are Going Aero

Time trial/triathlon bikes are no longer the only bikes being built for speed and aerodynamics. Ever since the UCI has declared a 6.8 kg minimum race bike weight limit, many top-of-the-line road bikes can’t get much lighter, but they can continue to get faster through better aerodynamic design.

For example, Giant’s new Propel Disc aero road bikes are first of its kind for the popular bike manufacturer. First seen last year in the Tour de France, the Propel Disc is now available on the public market. Giant claims it has the highest stiffness-to-weight ratio of any bike in its class and has lower drag coefficients due to the addition of disc brakes.

The Specialized Tarmac has a new D-shaped frame and new seat tube and Seatpost design that makes it more aerodynamic. The new Orca Aero from Orbea is a beautiful aerodynamic design that pushes the boundaries of speed. You’ll start seeing many of these new bikes at all the big cycling tours in the coming racing season.

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2. Disc Brakes Are Becoming Mainstream in Road Cycling

Once the brake system just for mountain bikes, disc brakes are continuing to become more mainstream in road cycling. The pro cyclists are still trialing the disc brakes in the peloton, but they are likely to become standard in road bikes in the coming years.

German pro cyclist, Marcel Kittel, road last year on a Specialized Venge ViAS Disc on the Quick-Step Floors team. He became the first rider to win a stage of the Tour de France on a bike with disc brakes. Many of the high-end 2018 bikes come standard with disc brakes, like the Trek Emonda, Giant Propel, Scott Foil, and more.

3. Gravel Bikes Continue to Gain Popularity

We said it last year—gravel bikes are becoming more popular worldwide in 2018. Gravel bikes are a versatile bike on and off the road making it attractive to a variety of riders. Last year gravel bikes exploded in popularity across the United States and they are growing rapidly into the international market.

Gravel events are also popping up everywhere—there might just be one on a forest road near you!

4. Wheels and Tires Are Still Getting Wider for Road Bikes

Once again, we predicted this last year. The trend is still continuing into 2018. While 25mm wide tires are still the standard for road bikes, 28mm isn’t uncommon.

Unlike like traditional rim brakes, disc brakes allow manufacturers to offer more clearance for wider tires and wheels. We predict that the 27.5 x 2.6 width will become the momentary “standard” this year.

5. Power Meters For All Budgets

Power meters are no longer for just the pro cyclists and the wealthy. With new technology and new manufacturers jumping into the market, power meters are becoming more affordable. Shimano, one of the cyclist’s largest component manufacturers, has finally decided to dip their toes into the game this year.

While the jury is still out on the new Shimano Dura-Ace R9100-P power meter, Garmin has released the new Garmin Vector 3, which measures leg power independently. The budget-friendly Vector 3S, which measures one leg and doubles it for total power, will gain more attraction this year due to its price tag under $600 USD.

6. Indoor Training is Getting Smart

Smart trainers are becoming more popular, like Zwift, TrainerRoad, and other apps. The new Wahoo Kickr Climb is the first of its kind by simulating climbing. The indoor trainer adjusts the front end of your bike to simulate real-time grade changes. You can ascend hills up to a 20% grade and descend down to a -10% to mimic real road conditions.

7. Mountain Bike Frames Are Changing

Cycling Trends

Not only are road bikes getting more aerodynamic, but mountain bike frames are changing. The top tubes are getting longer and the head angles are getting slacker. With the changes in the top of the frame, offset forks are becoming shorter to adapt to the wheelbase. The Transition Sentinel is pushing the design of mountain bikes with its new steeper seat tubes.

Longer travel 29ers are becoming popular. The Orbea Rallon is an innovative design that is leading the trend of slacked-out 29ers enduro race bikes. The new geometry turns these popular cross-country and enduro racing bikes into a fun all-mountain trail bike, too.

8. Shifting to Digital Shifters

Both mountain and road shifter are continuing to go digital. While we predict that digital shifting is not going to stick for mountain bikes in 2018, it will continue to grow in the road cycling industry.

FSA just released their new K-Force WE groupset and Shimano has updated its Ultegra Di2 set this year. While we’d like to see digital electronic shifting on the lower end models of bikes, that is probably not going to happen this year.

9. Integrated Cockpits Are Coming

Once mainly reserved for TT/triathlon bikes, integrated cockpits are becoming more popular in road bikes as road bikes continue to become more aerodynamic. Integrated cockpits have their pros and cons. They can help tidy up cable routing and save weight. But, if you ever want to change the length of your stem or make any changes to your bar angle, you can’t do that without swapping out the whole assembly.

10. eBikes Will Continue to Become Popular

It doesn’t matter if you think riding an e-bike is cheating or not. They are continuing to become popular for both mountain and road bikes. The Market Urbanism Report predicts that 2018 will be the year of the e-bike.

Many bike manufacturers are making them now, like Giant, Bianchi, and Focus. Cities like San Francisco and New York City have electric bike-share programs that are a huge hit with commuters and tourists.

eBikes are not just commuter bikes either. The Focus Project Y looks just like your fancy road bike, but with a hidden motor inside. It just might be the perfect commuting or touring bicycle. Our bike partner, Orbea has a collection of road, mountain, leisure, and urban e-bikes to meet all your riding needs.

Give an eBike a try—we think everyone should love them.

Are You Ready to Ride?

With over 30 years of cycling tour experience, we’ve seen a lot of changes in the industry. If all these 2018 bike trends are making you excited to ride, why don’t you get in touch today and start planning your ultimate bicycle adventure? We’d be happy to talk shop and share a few more of our favorite new trends this year. We offer awesome bike trips around the world, and you can even try some of the latest technology with our top-of-the-line Orbea bikes.

If you’d like to find out more about how you can go about planning your ultimate cycling adventure, sign up for our free email course.

People think we’re from another planet’: meet Karachi’s female cyclists

Aliya Memon Cycling may be one solution for women to acquire personal and economic liberty but it’ll be a long and bumpy road ahead — quite literally, awarded Karachi’s potholed streets. For many, cycling is just a recreational weekend action, not a means to sail. Karachi doesn’t have bicycle paths or bicycle parking, and the motor traffic is chaotic. The few cyclists on the roads are largely daily-wage earners employing basic bicycles.

While some people today ride bikes to complete rapid errands, the anxiety of being robbed deters a lot of cycling to utilize a laptop, for instance. While there is security in numbers, many cycling groups rely on service cars and mechanics. Women don’t ride alone on main roads. “When you are on a bike, you feel a certain sense of liberty,” says Sadaf Furqan, 42, on a Saturday morning after completing a 25km ride with a Cycologists group.

But biking unaccompanied, she says, is not an option. “I long for the day I can take my bike and head out on my own but I must bank on other people to ride. If I go on a long ride, then there have to be at least five men in the category.” Habiba Allahdad, 39, a resident of Lyari, was reluctant at first, thinking her weight could be a barrier. “Do not you wish to take a rest?” “No,” that they shout and continue chasing each other about.

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“They need to scare girls so that they do not head out to cycle, and neither do others,” states Allahdad. “Because if girls ride a bicycle then they are also able to ride a bike. I believe it’s also jealousy at seeing girls getting ahead.” Deciding there was safety in numbers, they trained indoors for seven months, studying from four women that already knew how to ride a bicycle.

If they had a big enough group, they ventured out on your way. As cycling gets more popular, many men and women are returning to bicycles for the first time since youth. For Aliya Memon, 30, who climbed to a bicycle last September after a 15-year gap, the memory of how to ride instantly came back. “I started cycling again since it’s a psychological outlet,” she says. You have a sense of achievement.”

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Follow Guardian Cities on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram to join the dialogue, catch up on our best stories or subscribe for our weekly newsletter That has not deterred the girls of Lyari, nor some of the women who have discovered biking provides a release from the pressures of life at Karachi. Early on Sunday morning in Karachi, a group of girls are riding loops across a vacant stretch of road away from the colonial-era Custom House. In 6am they left the narrow alleys of the old neighbourhood of Lyari, branded a war zone by federal and global media after a protracted and brutal gang battle. Two hours later they’re still happily pedalling away, in ballet slippers and also headscarves tucked under helmets.

It’s rare to see women cycling in Pakistan but scenes like this are increasingly being performed over Karachi on weekend mornings. Numerous cycling groups take over the vacant streets, like the Critical Mass movement. There are also sponsored and themed bicycle rides, such as ones to raise consciousness of polio, to mark the start of mango season and also to honour Muhammad Ali Jinnah, the country’s founder. “People think we’ve come from some other world,” Dawood says.

Zulekha Dawood, the planner at Lyari Girls Cafe, first started cycling on her neighbourhood’s uneven roads with another colleague. “It felt great, like we were liberated,” Dawood says, sitting in the front area of the cafe on a quiet weekday afternoon. The electricity has gone out, and a loud generator hums in the background.

“We faced some immunity [out of ] the pupils of the madrassa, some religious people… [but] if you cease a girl’s path in 1 way, many more ways will open up” “I used to cycle independently,” states Gullu Badar, 15. “It is nice to cycle here since there is no danger, no cars. It feels good that there are different girls cycling with me also.” In addition to safety risks, women must contend with social acceptance.

Ladies ride side-saddle on motorcycles and are frequently advised to stop cycling when they are teenagers. “We have been brainwashed [to think] that we can not take action,” states Rizvi. “For women my age there is no imagination to do anything.” The self of our guys is fragile. If someone is looking for something new that they Can’t tolerate it Since Karachi has developed from a fishing village to Pakistan’s initial capital and now its economical hub, traffic and commute times have grown.

Transportation options are dismal. On the town’s dilapidated buses, women squeeze into a cramped reserved section with just a few seats. Sexual harassment is rife onboard and at bus stops, and also the limited service forces passengers to walk long distances. For ladies, the only other options are to talk about a rickshaw or taxi — an often costly proposal — or rely on man relatives to induce them to school and work.

Conservatives in Pakistan have been riled by female cyclists. In Peshawar, religious-political parties objected to a cycling rally for women organised by Zamung Jwandun (Our Youth), a regional NGO. Wafa Wazir, the group’s 23-year-old founder, had been motivated by accounts of girls who wanted to push rickshaws or ride bikes. As opposition grew, however, Wazir was made to put the plan on hold, citing the security of participants. “Regardless of how advanced men and women become, if a person is trying something new they can’t endure it,” Memon adds. “The ego of our men is quite fragile.”

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How to Find Good Mountain Bikes

Selecting Good Mountain Bikes begins with selecting the right type of mountain bike (MTB) for you. Yes, it all comes back down to the type of riding you do.

My current bike is thirteen years old and still going strong. The questions I am about to share with you, are the ones I used when researching good mountain bikes for myself. Recently I used the same questions to find a good MTB for my nine year old son’s birthday. I began researching kids mountain bikes and applied the same questions to help select the right bike for him. I am pleased to say, the bike is a perfect fit for him and has renewed his love of bike riding.

So how do you go about choosing the right bike? Simply by asking a series of questions designed help you select the best bike for you.

  1. What is your riding experience?
  2. What is the age and height is the bike rider?
  3. Is the bike going to be used for commuting or cross-country riding?
  4. Is the bike going to be used for mountain cruising?
  5. Is the bike going to be used for rocky trails?
  6. Is the bike going to be used for rugged downhill tracks?
  7. Is the bike going to be used for jumping and aerial tricks?

The type of riding you intend to undertake will greatly influence the style and bike configuration. Although most mountain bikes look similar, there is a vast difference in frame types, steering geometry, suspension, gearing as well as the wheels, brakes and tyres.

As a rule of thumb, a beginner rider will best be served by a recreational cross country bike. If you intend to do a lot of riding on pavement and off-road, choose a model with good front suspension, no rear suspension (hardtail) as they have the best efficiency and comfort. If you intend to do more off-road riding, a full suspension frame is best.

If you intend to use it exclusively off-road and mostly over rough terrain look for a higher end full suspension model as these will have a greater range of suspension travel and a heavier more robust frame and brakes. This will help with the comfort and stability of your ride.

Downhill MTB’s must be very heavy duty in design and have lower, looser steering geometry. These design changes make the bike more responsive at fast speeds down steep slopes; these bikes are designed for the more experienced rider.

Depending on the type of riding you wish to undertake the following is a list of good MTB brands which I have found to be good quality and good value for money. They are Giant, Diamondback, Kona, Trek, Norco, Schwinn, Mongoose and GT brand bikes.

The last thing you need to decide is, do you want good, or do you want cheap. The words “good” and “cheap” are not synonymous, nor are good bikes generally found in discount department stores.

While researching Kids mountain bikes, I discover a renewed passion for the sport as both my sons now have mountain bikes. We purchased a 21 speed – 24 inch “GT Stomper” for my nine year old son while my eleven year old son rides a five year old, 7 speed – 20 inch Schwinn.

My eleven year old does well to keep up with us on our larger and faster bikes. His bike is much more agile over jumps and tight tracks. He now wants to upgrade to a larger 26″ bike. Due to his age and height, frame selection is critical as he is going through rapid growth spurts. He is currently just that little too short for a medium frame size. We are waiting until his next birthday before choosing a good mountain bike with a larger frame size that he will not outgrow too quickly.

I must commend my son as he has learnt that there is a difference between a cheap bike, a good bike and a reasonable bike. We said we would look at a GT aggressor, a reasonable bike, good for its price range; however, he has his eyes on the Mongoose Tyax Comp or if he can stretch his savings a GT Avalanche 1.



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4 Tips For Preparing Your Dirt Bike For Resale

If you decide to sell your used dirt bike there are a few tips you can follow that will help you give the prospective buyer a good impression and not force a substantial drop in your asking price. Here are a few of those tips:

– Clean It Thoroughly
– Check for Wear and Tear
– Change the Tires
– Perform a Safety Check

Clean It Thoroughly

It might be cool to have a prospective buyer come to your house, and see a dirt bike covered in mud. You want them to see that you use the bike regularly, but this could be just the thing that turns them off. A buyer wants to see the bike, not the dirt. Cleaning it up will give the buyer an impression the bike has been taken care of and not neglected. Clean the dirt bike so it shines like it did when you bought it new.

A clean dirt bike is the best way to give a prospective buyer a good first impression.

Check for Wear and Tear

The best way to get top dollar for your used dirt bike is to take the time to check for wear and tear. When you find things such as; bent spokes, split cables or a ripped seat, take a few bucks and repair them. You can then pass on the cost by increasing the resale price. If you let these things go without repair you may not get as much as you want for the bike or you may lose the sale completely.

You can get a better price and sell the bike quicker if you are willing to spend a few dollars to repair obvious defects of the bike.

Change the Tires

The condition of the tires is one of the first things that a prospective buyer is going to see. If you have spares that are in better shape then the ones currently on the bike, change them. This will make the dirt bike more appealing and you will be able to recoup the cost of the better tires with an increase in the selling price. Otherwise the buyer is going to want to reduce the price of the bike right from the start even if you priced it at rock bottom.

Worn, stripped or damaged tires will immediately bring the price of the dirt bike down if they are not replaced.

Perform a Safety Check

After you have cleaned up the bike you will want to double check to be certain everything is working properly. Check the throttle cable, lights, and brakes; this way when the prospective buyer asks to start up the bike, they all work. In the buyer’s mind if something doesn’t work, it will cost them money, and this will bring the price of the bike down in their mind. By double checking you will be certain all systems are go, and can get your asking price for the bike.

Check all the dirt bike safety features be the buyer arrives so you can be certain they are operating properly.



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Biking to Work

In this post I will provide you with details of why you should start biking to work and also share my experience of using my mountain bike as a means of transportation over the past couple months.

It was last September when I had sort of a reality check and realized that I was not in my best shape physically. For years I have been stuck in office jobs where I usually spend at least eight hours sitting at a desk in front of a computer monitor all day. Over time, this had started taking a toll on me as I noticed I was not as physically active as I should be and that I had started to gain weight.

So I decided that some action needed to be taken before this got out of hand. I would usually be involved in various forms of exercise including mountain biking and hitting the gym in my spare time. But this was not enough; I needed to be active everyday but time was so limited that I could not even squeeze in a couple minutes per day towards exercise on my schedule.

At last, I found a solution; biking to and from work every day. So, I went to a bike shop in the market and got me a new bike specifically to be used for commuting. The bike bought was one of those cheap bikes, nothing too special or from any of the top mountain bike brands. The bike I got also came fully equipped with gears but you can use a single speed mountain bike if you choose to. And the great thing is I got this bike for below $200.

It has been more than five months now since I have been using my mountain bike as transportation to and from work and I can tell you that it is extremely fun and has a ton of benefits including:

Reduced cost

Biking is far cheaper than driving or using public transportation so the savings to be gained by using your bike as a means of transportation can add up over a long period. It will cost you less to keep your bike running efficiently than it would to keep your car performing well. The most common costs to be encountered from making biking a regular habit are from tyre flats, replacing basic bike parts which are cheap (you can easily find used or cheap bike parts for sale at your local neighbourhood bike shop) and running a full maintenance every year which cannot come close to being compared with the servicing costs of a motor vehicle.

Better Health

I can one hundred percent guarantee you that you will see major health benefits as you make biking your means of commuting to work. Over the past few months I have been able to burn excess body fat, gain tighter abs and build leg muscles all from spending fifteen to thirty minutes a day riding to work. On top of that, you generally feel good as your body is able to inhale the fresh air as you are out on the road.

Efficiency

If you live only a few minutes away from your work place, biking can be more time efficient than public transportation or driving. For example, I usually leave work at 4:30pm and it takes me about forty five minutes to one hour to get home when I use public transportation. Ever since switching to my mountain bike, I am able to reach home before 5:00pm every day.

Environmentally clean

By choosing to bike to work every day you are making a huge impact on the planet by reducing carbon emissions from driving. Not only are you receiving personal benefits, but you are making the world cleaner and greener with each day that goes by.

I would urge you all to make the positive choice for yourselves and our planet by switching to biking as your means of transportation on a daily basis. As you progress, you will find that there are many more benefits in addition to those which I have mentioned in this post.



Source by Trevon Munroe

Motorcycle Repo Auction Get the Best Bike Deal of Your Life

It is a sad story, but everyday there are hundreds of motorcycle riders who default on their motorcycle loan repayments leaving their bike to be sold at repo motorcycle auctions. A visit to a repo motorcycle auction is likely to present cycle purchasers with the opportunity to procure a real bargain.

All of the bikes at auction will have been repossessed due to the original purchaser failing to keep up with monthly repayments. Their loss is your gain, as the finance houses sell off these bikes at a greatly reduced cost, in an attempt to recoup some of the money they originally loaned the owner.

Repo motorcycle auctions feature all types of bikes, from used powersports cycles to exotic ATV vehicles. All of which are presented for inspection before the auction starts, sometimes several days before hand.

Why are bikes seized and repossessed?

Bikes are seized and repossessed for three reasons. The most common reason for a bike to end up at a repo motorcycle auction is because the original owner, who financed the purchase of the cycle through a bank, has failed to keep up with the repayments. Once this happens, the used motorcycle is then seized by a repossession company, and the bank will put it up for sale at a repo motorcycle auction.

The second, much less common reason for a bike to be repossessed is due to the original purchaser supplying false information to the bank at the time of purchase. In this case, the bike is repossessed much more swiftly, and an attempt will be made to negotiate with the retailer to return the bike at a slight loss of price. If this fails, the bike will then be presented at a repo motorcycle auction.

The third reason is a dealership is going out of business and the dealer takes its entire remaining inventory to a repo motorcycle auction to liquidate it one by one. This offers a great opportunity to the buyers at the auction.

Is it safe to buy a motorcycle that has been seized for repossession?

Overall it is quite safe buying a repossessed bike, as they will usually be fairly new, certainly less than three years old, and the paperwork will be in order, due to the fact the finance house will have checked out everything before putting the cycle up for auction.

Of course, there is still the possibility that the motorcycle will be in a bad state of mechanical repair, and it is advised that potential purchasers seek the assistance of somebody with mechanical know how, before making a decision to bid on a particular motorcycle.

Almost every auction house will have all of the bikes to be auctioned available for viewing and inspection before the auction starts, spend this time checking over the bikes that interest you.

Most large motorcycle auctions allow the buyer to pay using a credit card, this is an excellent way of ensuring your financial transaction is not only secure, but comes with built in protection, as most major credit card companies will pursue any dubious auction house on behalf of the buyer if the trade is deemed to be unfair.

Buying a used motorcycle from a repo auction can be a very good way to procure an exceptional bike at a bargain price. Modern day auctions are well run, entirely regulated and safe to deal with. All financial transactions are closely monitored and audited, meaning the shady dealings and back room deals associated with auctions in the past is now behind.

Buyers should still exercise an amount of common sense when purchasing a bike from a repo motorcycle auction, although they are now protected far better than they were even ten years ago.



Source by Jay Fran

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