Archive for July, 2014

Maintaining your Mower

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Lawn mowers are typically the home owner’s most expensive outdoor tool. While zero-turn riders understandably cost thousands of dollars, even simple push mowers can cost hundreds to replace. Let’s cover a few ways to reduce the odds of expensive maintenance or replacement, and keep your mower sharp.

Blade — The blade is probably the single most important part of the mower, as everything else is pointless without it. Make sure it is free of bends, dents, and cracks. Take a close look at your lawn after cutting. Are the blades of grass ragged where the mower cut it? If so, your blade needs sharpening.… Read the rest

Best US Motorcycle Rallies

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Just as each motorcycle is a reflection of the rider, leading to lots of variety on the road, there is a lot of diversity in bike rallies as well. Some are beer fests, others are cruises, shows, or have –uh, questionable adult contests. Still, they have one thing in common; they are all worth going to.

Las Vegas, NV

You can’t really come up with a better name than Bikefest, and Sin City nails the bike rally. Live music all weekend from big name performers, bike shows, gorgeous bike babes. Vegas knows how to party. One of the more interesting and unusual aspects is the Artistry in Iron exhibit.… Read the rest

Top ATV Destinations

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Trails, and thus off-roading, varies by the location. The amount of mud or the scenic views are important, but so is the wildlife and the experience of seeing something new. If you’re in one of these regions this summer, hit up these trails for a great ride whether you have a vintage ATV or a newer model.

Hungry Valley SVRA

Located just a short drive north of LA, the Hungry Valley State Vehicular Recreation Area offers one of the best off-road experiences in California. There’s 19,000 acres of varied terrain. Elevation ranges from 2,000 feet above sea level, up to just over 8,000 feet.… Read the rest