Currently, in California the residents are experiencing the May greys and soon-to-be June gloom. This time of the year can be considered tense and often drives the residents into a feeling of downcast and lull. All is not lost though. During this time, California is also holding the uplifting experience of the Tour of California Bike Race where athletes showcase their cycling talents for competition and the many onlookers. Fans and competitors alike are astounded by the natural beauty and extremes.
Climbing into the near 100 degrees, athletes are challenged by the climb of the hill and thrill of the descent. Currently, bikers are exceeding times and pushing the envelope. This type of excitement drives the competition and ensures the event to remain an annual occurrence.
For full access to the event be sure to check out Radio Shack’s online coverage of the event.
Having the appropriate bike is essential for the best ride. Here is a look at a few types of bikes and their function.
1) Touring Bikes: A comfortable bike that can carry luggage and provide a comfortable ride is perfect for those that want to travel great distances. Also providing many gear functions, these bike types can provide the correct gear functions for heavier rides. Though, they are a bit slower.
2) Mountain Bikes: These rugged type of bikes are designed to be versatile, agile, and strong. They are built to withstand the rugged terrain with ease. The tires on this design is thick and the seating is cushioned to absorb the impacts while cycling. The cons of this bike is that the thick tires make for a harder ride when biking long distances and the bike is also heavier.
3) Road Bikes: These bikes are similar to Touring bikes, but are less comfortable. They are designed to help the rider achieve higher speeds with the light frames and high-pressure tires. Road bikes are ideally the fastest bikes made.
There are other types of bikes that should make the list, however most these are hybrid design or goofy.
A few completed stickers completed with a fully functional QR code for quick access to the website.
Stickers will be sold at $5 a piece near San Diego, California. If you want a few shipped to other addresses please let us know.
Small step in the right direction towards volunteering and conservation solutions.
1) For Kids–Monterey Bay Aquarium
The Monterey Bay Aquarium is made just for kids. The aquarium features the Splash Zone which is a 7,000 square foot ‘hands-on’ zone with toys, crawl areas and kid friendly displays. There are incredible live-view camera’s and video libraries which help to educate and inform the public. Donations are accepted and help to promote conservations efforts of the ocean and education for children.
2) World’s Largest–Georgia Aquarium
The Georgia Aquarium is the world’s largest aquarium with over ’8.5 million gallon marine and fresh water housing more than 120,000 animals of 500 different species.’ Located in Atlanta, this aquarium is 550,000 square feet encased in glass and steel housing a massive ballroom, food court and other facilities. Their “Swim With Gentle Giants” program, started in 2008, allows divers to swim with whale sharks. And, although the program has been scrutinized (for lack of animal safety) they claim the program is for the understanding and education of the whales. Their goal is to lead the research and conservation efforts in the aquatic world.
3) International–Dubai Aquarium
Dubai is known for housing exotic hotels and restaurants–the Dubai Aquarium is no exception. This virtual tour showcases the exotic and eloquent surroundings of the aquarium tunnel–where participants can walk through, around and under the encased display. They house the largest collection of sand tiger sharks in the world and house them in the worlds largest suspended aquarium.