All Posts by Carlos Nunes

Cycling Destinations: The Dordogne: A Gentle Cycle Tour in Classic French countryside

A gentle cycle tour in classic French countryside; picturesque scenery, masses of historic towns and villages and – naturally – excellent food and drink. The Dordogne is one of the great rivers of France and this tour weaves in and around its valley, starting and finishing at Souillac in the Departement (roughly the French equivalent of […]

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Beginner’s Guide to the Tour de France: Basics of Strategy for Cycling’s Greatest Race through Europe

The Tour de France is a cycling road race through France and neighboring countries. It is the premier cycling event in the world and attracts attention even from those who do not follow the sport. The Tour is a grueling three-week series of rides that ends in Paris. The races include individual time trials, team trials, […]

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Recycling FAQs – How to Recycle Bicycle Tires

Locate a Recycling Collection Center That Accepts Bicycle Tires/Tubes Locate a recycling collection center in your community that accepts bicycle tires. If you live in a large city this should not be a problem as most big cities have a tire recycling plant that will accept bicycle tires and tubes.  You should be able to find […]

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Acadia’s Eagle Lake – Witch Hole Pond Loop: Tips on Biking and Avoiding Crowds on Popular Carriage Roads

The historic carriage roads in Acadia National Park on Mount Desert Island in Maine are wide, well-maintained, and hark back to Bar Harbor’s days of wealth and glamour.  John D. Rockefeller, Jr., the millionaire industrialist, was instrumental in creating this network of pathways that is open to hikers, bikers, and equestrians, but not to motorized […]

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Beginners Guide To Choosing A Mountain Bike

With roots dating all the way back to the 19th century, the sport of mountain biking has been evolving and gaining in popularity ever since the first custom-made off-road bikes started to emerge in the 1970s.  By the mid-1990s, mountain biking had exploded onto the cycling scene and quickly evolved into a full-fledged sport. With […]

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