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There are a few very different types of bicycles, and all of them have a design and components that are usually pretty different from each other both in terms of appearance and performance. What this means is that there are specific bikes that are much more fit for tasks such as mountain biking and then there are others that are more suitable for just a leisurely spin around the block. Out of all of these, the type that is probably the most adaptable to a large number of situations is the BMX bike, and that is due in no small part to the large number of different accessories and replacement parts that it can be fitted with.
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The easiest to get are probably the tires, the seat and the different add-ons you can put on your frame. Unfortunately, even though there are many different types of BMX fork that can be incredibly useful, most people don’t know what to watch out for when choosing between them, so they just avoid changing them at all unless it’s unavoidable. Fortunately, there isn’t all that much science to learning how to pick out a BMX fork that’s just right for you and it can basically be boiled down to the following few things.

First things first, yes money does play a vital part in it. If you look long enough and hard enough I’m sure you could find a second-hand fork for a fraction of the price that’s about as good as an average priced new one. However, if you ride your bike frequently or on rougher roads, then I wouldn’t recommend it. When you spend a bit more money on an item such as this, you aren’t paying for a brand, but for a product made from better materials that is more durable and longer-lasting than the cheaper alternative.

Speaking of durability, you should opt for something that will be able to reliably support your weight and not give you any problems while steering, even after long riding sessions. The fork doesn’t only control the steering completely, but it will also be the place where your body’s centre of gravity will be balanced if you ever decide to take it mountain biking or if you are going down a steep slope. This makes it the most vital part of the entire bike after the wheels.

And finally, there will be times when you will not choose, but will rather be forced to get a new BMX fork as a result of the one you currently have getting damaged or developing problems. Getting damaged is straight forward enough, but what constitutes a problem for the frame? Well, the most frequent one would be corrosion. The good news is this is easy to detect and easy to prevent, since all you have to do is clean your bike at least semi-frequently (preferably right after you get back from a ride), and give it a visual once over. The bad news is if the corrosion has progressed past a certain point, the material will get more brittle and changing the frame will not only be the smarter choice, but sometimes the only one if you want to ride your bike ever again and not have to worry about every squeak and noise.

scuba-packagesYou just got your scuba diving licence? (opens a beer) Cheers mate! For a new diver there are a lot of things that need to be done before you finally go a couple of feet under the sea! But, if you have just finished your training, it’s time to buy a scuba package. You do not know what should scuba packages actually is and what it need to include? Sit back and finish that beer, because in this article we’ll go through all the items that should be included in the scuba packages that Australian retailers offer.

In the earliest days of skateboarding, when it still wasn’t such a popular activity, nobody really paid much attention to things other than the skateboard they rode. However, as the trend grew, the accessories and apparel available for skateboarders grew simultaneously, as a lot of brands picked up on the trend and decided that skateboarders need something unique, something they’d call their own. And thus came to be the skateboard shoes as we know them today.

Whether it is the smell of freshly baked pancakes in the morning or the delight of roasting marshmallows over a campfire at night, camp cooking is probably one of the most enjoyable things to do while away in nature. If you are camping in an RV, you are lucky because you have the chance to equip your vehicle with all the needed tools for making whatever you and your family want to eat. A stove and a sink are pretty much the basic kitchen essentials that almost every RV is equipped with, but for the ultimate experience, you will certainly need much more than that.


Cleaning your motorcycle may seem like an insignificant part of its maintenance scheme, but actually it is quite important. Properly cleaning your motorcycle will make it look good, work smoothly, and thus it prolongs its life span. But just like with everything else – preparation is key here as well. You need to have the proper motorcycle cleaning kit so that you can clean your babe and keep it fresh as often as you want to.

Don’t be intimidated by this though – cleaning a motorcycle does not require any special skills. So, stay away from commercial washing facilities and do it yourself if you want to save. It is not that big of a deal, provided that you have a good motorcycle cleaning kit. Before you start, make sure to choose the right spot for this task. Do not wash your bike in the unit driveway or on the street as this can be dangerous.

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Also, remember to never wash a hot bike. So if you have just finished riding it, give your motorcycle some time to cool down. Moreover, never wash it when directly exposed to the sun or in the middle of a hot summer’s day when the temperatures are sky-high as the detergents will dry before you can rise them off.

Frequently cleaning your motorcycle could help you discover some important problems such as fluid or oil leaks, damaged or loose parts, etc. Squashed bugs on its paintwork can be difficult to remove if you leave them to stay too long, and those in the radiator could cause overheating. Cleaning your bike after coming back home from a mountain ride is a must as you don’t want it to stay covered in mud for too long.

Do not use a lot of water and use the right cleaning supplies. Be careful of general-purpose cleaning products or abrasive cleaners as they can damage the chrome or paint. When choosing a detergent for bike cleaning, make sure to check its pH balance. This product should have between six and eight pH balance so it is neither too alkaline nor too acidic, so it does not damage the paint. Also, avoid using vinyl cleaners on the seat – they may make the seat look shiny and nice at first, but chances are they will make it quite slippery.

Once you are done with the washing and polishing part, take a micro-fibre cloth and go with it over the motorcycle. Clean the engine casings, wipe the cables, rub the wheel hubs. If necessary, lie down on the ground and inspect it well to see if you have missed some spots. If you want to add some shine to your two-wheeled beast, use a soft wax that adds a layer rather than takes a layer off. To avoid damages, test the product on a discrete area.

The final step – use a squeezed and well-rinsed micro-fibre cloth to dry the bike. If you accidentally drop the cloth, sponge or chamois, do not use it again before washing and rinsing it thoroughly. The small pieces of grid picked up from the ground could easily scratch your bike. Once it is fully dry, you can take yourself for a ride around the block. Have fun!

thermogenic-fat-burner-pillsIt’s very likely that you’ve seen a bottle of thermogenic fat burner pills at a drugstore, featuring slim, fit men and women dressed in bathing suits on the cover picture. Their advertisements and labels usually feature promises such as “lose weight in a week” and “build strong muscles” which surely sounds quite intriguing and attractive. When it comes to losing weight, people always try to find the easiest way out (I mean, who doesn’t want to get leaner in just a few days), which usually happens thanks to the wide variety of fat burning pills available on the market. But before starting your “thermogenic diet”, you should be aware of what these pills do to your body and how they actually help you lose weight and build more muscles.

“Sunshine, sunshine, you are the kindest friend of all the friends of mine!” I used to sing this quite a lot when I was a little girl, especially during the short but oh so sweet summer camping adventures my parents took me on. I have these unforgettable trips to thank for learning to truly love and respect Mother Nature and all of her children. They helped me become the person I am today, which is why I haven’t stopped visiting the great outdoors. Do you know what this means? Well, that I know a thing or two about camping.


It doesn’t matter whether you’ve decided to master the art of freediving because it’s a water sport that offers many health benefits (studies have shown that freediving reduces stress, keeps the diver’s lungs strong and healthy, and tones the muscles) or simply because it’s an exciting and unique experience, you need quality freediving gear to be able to fully enjoy this wonderful physical activity. The five most important items of freediving equipment are the freediving mask, the freediving snorkel, the freediving wet suit, the freediving fins, and the freediving watch. Read on to find out what the purpose of each of these items is and what you need to pay attention to when shopping for freediving equipment.


The Mask

A low-volume freediving mask is a must-have item of freediving gear. These masks are nothing like the traditional scuba diving and snorkeling masks, as they are designed and made exclusively for freediving. When underwater, a low-volume mask will leave more air in your lungs for your body to use, enabling you to dive deeper and stay underwater longer. When looking for a low-volume mask, make sure to buy one that fits you perfectly, for comfort plays a significant role in this sport.

The Snorkel

Most experienced freedivers choose simple J-shaped snorkels. These snorkels are much smaller and lighter than scuba diving ones which is precisely what makes them ideal for freediving. When shopping for a snorkel, keep in mind that owning and using one that won’t get in your way while exploring the depths is absolutely necessary.

The Exposure Suit

There are many wet suits on the market that are specifically made to meet the needs and preferences of freedivers. Freedivers need a wet suit that’s comfortable, flexible, and thick enough to keep them warm during their underwater adventure. Some experts say that a true freediving exposure suit is one that’s open cell neoprene and with no zippers.

The Fins

In order to maximize your movement during your freediving session, you’ll need a pair of special freediving fins. Freediving fins are much longer than the traditional scuba diving fins, designed to deliver power efficiently and gently. Aside from freediving fins, you might want to consider purchasing a pair of neoprene fin socks to protect your feet from the cold.

The Watch

You don’t have to be a competitive freediver to use a freediving watch. A nice freediving watch gives you the chance to set surface interval alarms and dive depth alarms, as well as keep track of the number of times you’ve dived.

Camping is the perfect way to disconnect yourself for a bit from the rat race of the city, reconnect with nature and recharge your mental batteries. It can greatly improve one’s mood and provide the much needed energy to tackle the challenges that arise on a daily basis. I consider myself to be an introvert, and my going on camping trips alone kind of proves that point. Also, I always feel reluctant to go back – if I could, I would stay forever. Well, I guess it doesn’t matter if you love being around people or not, everybody needs some time alone, eventually.


Going camping with the whole family is also a great way to bring everybody closer and make a few precious memories. A simpler, but far less convenient way to spend several nights in nature is to camp in using a tent, however, choosing to invest in a caravan is the smarter choice. You simply hook it up to your car and you’re ready to go on your trip. However, as an experienced camper, I would feel as if I’m being unfair to you if I don’t go over a few useful mistake preventing tips, that of course, arise from the beginner’s mistakes I’ve made on my first few camping trips.

The ‘perfect body’ ideal has become a goal to a rather large part of human population these past few years. Especially women, who take the idea very seriously while totally forgetting the fact that there are types of body-constructions as there are human beings on this planet. Ergo, ‘perfect’ is a very relative term.

Back in the 90’s, supermodels and actresses, with Claudia Schiffer, Elle MacPherson and Cindy Crawford being the leading faces in their respective industries, made the largest part of the fitness-addict pie. Or maybe they had to undergo a fitness regimen to maintain those envious figures. Their practices were rather simple and came down to using few tools and equipment to actually sweat the few extra kilograms. Among the most commonly practised activity was roller blading, which was kind of neglected for a short period, but slowly regained its popularity.

Roller blading is a great sport – it’s an outdoor activity, which means you won’t be suffocated by all the smells and the heavy air of a gym. It’s quite fun as you get to go wherever you want, plus, it’s easy – all you need to do comes down to few very simple steps.


First, get your roller blades and equipment

Maybe you did have a pair of roller blades as a kid. Children of the 90’s grew in the period when the last days of fame of these cult boots on wheels were in motion. However, even if you do own a pair, it’s very likely that they don’t fit you anymore. Luckily, you can take a look at the offers of an online skate shop Australia to choose your model. Make sure you choose a good online skate shop Australia based, as you want to be able to check the credentials of your chosen retailer. After all, you’re shopping with your credit card so the least you want is a level of credibility.

Make it a habit

You need about 21 days to turn something into a habit. So make a schedule; how many days and at what hours exactly could you be able to put on your roller blades and leave your home? Moreover, find a partner to break the monotony and to make you keep the promise; exercising is always better, more fun and way more effective when done in pair.

Focus on the physical gains

Find someone, a celebrity maybe like Alessandra Ambrosio – Victoria’s Secret Angel (because, really, what better motivation than her), who practices roller blading to sculpt and tone muscles and get a photo of her on a wall you pass by every day. That way you’d constantly be reminded of what you want to achieve and be motivated to put on your roller blades, helmet and protective gear and hit the roller blading tracks big time!