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Tips for biking at night

biking at night
Cycling in the dark provides a different experience than day-time biking. Familiar routes and terrain take on an unfamiliar look while night bike riding. This can break up the monotony of bicycling on your favorite stomping grounds, and it can provide time to get out and train, which can be difficult with the days getting shorter and when you are...

Best conventional reel buyers guide: Cast away!

Best conventional reel for surf fishing
The best conventional reel is designed for casting and reeling in big fish. While a spinning reel may have greater ease for beginners, conventional fishing reels give you more control after you have hooked the fish. Let's survey what you need to know when getting a good conventional reel for the money -- whether under $100, $200, or $500. It is...

Best crappie reel: A spinning reel buyers guide

best crappie reel on the market
When I was a young lad, I had access to a small lake that was a short walk from my house. I use to fish at the lake with a bamboo pole and worm for bluegill. The lake was so over-populated with panfish that I could drop the line in and get a bite in under 1 minute. It was...

Best clipless pedals for beginners

best clipless pedals for beginners
Questions: What are the best clipless pedals for beginners? Which clipless pedals are the easiest? Many beginners find that mountain bike SPD clipless pedals are the best to use and get out of when learning the ropes. Mountain bike SPDs are double-sided and have a locking mechanism on both sides, which makes them the easiest clipless pedals to get out of...

17 tennis racket brands

best tennis racquet brands
I want to pick up tennis this year, so I am in the market for a good tennis racket. To help others, I compiled a short list of tennis racket brands and a guide on buying a good racket. Find good tennis racket brands in 2021 on Amazon. The list, which is not comprehensive, provides some of the top tennis racket name brands on...

42 Bowling Ball Brands in 2021

Bowling Ball Brands
I was at the bowling alley last week and wondered about different bowling ball brands on the market. Although this list is not comprehensive, it is quite large and has popular bowling ball manufacturers in it. Read customer reviews of the best bowling ball brands on Amazon. Non comprehensive list of bowling ball manufacturers 3G 900 Global AMF Ash City Badger Bowled...

Best road bike upgrades — without breaking the bank!

best road bike upgrades for the money
I like to tinker with my bicycles, and I know I'm not alone. But I don't always want to cash in the savings and 401K to get the best road bike upgrades for the money. Let's look at a few bicycle upgrades that cost about $100 a piece. These are parts that you can install fairly easily -- from swapping...

Best indoor bike trainer stand on the market

best indoor bike trainer stand on the market
The Kinetic Road Machine is the best indoor bike trainer stand I have owned. Mine is the old school gray one. Newer versions are bright green. The market for indoor cycling equipment is plentiful and can be overwhelming. But the Kinetic Road Machine fluid bike trainer, which I'll review in this article, represents the best indoor bike trainer for the...