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Youth Bicyle Travel / Biking to Homeschool
« on: May 07, 2007, 10:54:33 am »
We a biking family and working with our children on a Waldorf-based
homescholl curriculim.  a big part of there lessons is observing nature,
and so we see a good fit between the lessons an biking.  has anyone
esle attempted to work biking and bike touring into their
homeschooling?  can you offer any input?



General Discussion / Sports drinks
« on: June 05, 2007, 10:50:09 am »
after 2 days of training last weekend in the Wyoming heat, I sat down
to a big plate of pasta and more water.  afterwards I felt awful.  Then I
had a soda a popsicle  and perked right up.  I am starting to see the
value of sports drinks.

My family has been trying to reduce the amout of crap we eat.  is
anyone aware of any sports drinks that also focus on healthful content,
environmentally responsible productions, etc.

Thank you.  

General Discussion / Which Bike: Great Divide MT
« on: April 06, 2007, 10:10:21 pm »
My wife and I will be riding the Great Divide MT this summer and I am trying to decide which bike to ride.  My choices are my hardtail (Gary Fisher Wahoo) or my full suspension (Giant Reign).  As I see it, the considerations are as follows:

Hardtail--It is a simpler system on which I can fix nearly any problem trailside.  I commute nearly daily on this bike and have put over 2,000 miles on it in 2 years.  but I paid alot more for the other bike and it is very sexy.

Full Suspension--it is a fun and very comfortable bike.  however, with hydrolic brakes and compressed-air shocks all around, I am less confident of my ability to fix problems that arise.  if the rear shock goes out I may be without a ride.  I have never had a problem with the shocks, but Murphy's Law. it is quite a bit heavier, but climbs very well.

So, should I go simple, reliable and familiar, or full tilt and hardcore, and trust he engineering?

thanks for the input.


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