Grasslands of Western Merced County

Added 28/10/2013

 

Take this rare opportunity to enjoy one of the Central Valley's top birding locations from your vehicle. See grasslands literally flocked with white geese, crowds of ducks, and ribbons of shorebirds. Stretch your legs on one of many easy hikes for close-up viewing. Central Valley travelers on California Highway 99 or Interstate 5 often push the speed limit to pass through what appears to be a monotonous landscape of flat farm fields and orchards that extends for miles.
Unseen by the motorist, much of the year several huge wildlife oases offer an exciting diversion and a respite from freeway travel. High above California's busy roads, each fall millions of waterfowl, shorebirds, birds of prey, and songbirds navigate highways in the sky to escape harsh northern weather and pass the winter in the temperate Central Valley.

Take this rare opportunity to enjoy one of the Central Valley's top birding locations from your vehicle. See grasslands literally flocked with white geese, crowds of ducks, and ribbons of shorebirds. Stretch your legs on one of many easy hikes for close-up viewing. Central Valley travelers on California Highway 99 or Interstate 5 often push the speed limit to pass through what appears to be a monotonous landscape of flat farm fields and orchards that extends for miles. Unseen by the motorist, much of the year several huge wildlife oases offer an exciting diversion and a respite from freeway travel. High above California's busy roads, each fall millions of waterfowl, shorebirds, birds of prey, and songbirds navigate highways in the sky to escape harsh northern weather and pass the winter in the temperate Central Valley.Get More Infomation please visit http://www.motoparts-superstore.com

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Comparisons of Pop

Added 7/10/2013

Pinnacle makes pop-up tents that are used in the famous off-road Paris-Dakar Rally across the Sahara Desert. The tents go up quickly, because the poles are left in their housings. All that's required is a quick toss of the tent, much like you'd throw a Frisbee. The tent unfolds during the toss,the poles lock into place and the tent is upright in seconds. Once the tent is open, you simply stake it down. Pinnacle tents Nos. XP3033-2 and XPP60-2 fold down to 34 inches and weigh a svelte 5 lbs. Because these tents are designed for the riggers of adventure racing, early results indicate they can withstand the elements and hard use.
 
Eureka Tents makes a series of sun shelter-style pop-up tents. The shelters are are made in a lean-to style, with an exposed front and elongated interior. Sun shade and lean-to shelters go up quickly and only need to be staked. The tents are suitable for the beach, car camping and the campground in summer. They are also lightweight, but are not designed for cold or inclement weather.
 
Ace Canopy makes a set of pop-up tents that can be used for events and parties and by vendors. A variety of sizes and heights are available. Ace pop-ups use aluminum telescoping poles that house into each other. The tents go up quickly and are stout even in high winds. The tents don't have any walls--just a reinforced canvas canopy and four legs. Enclosed pop-ups are available and come with canvas walls. These heavy tents are best suited for parties and as impromptu gazebos in the field.
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car battery

Added 5/10/2013

 

This post is in response to one of our readers wanting to know more about
this topic, would like to understand how to preserve the life of a car
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It's not always necessary to jump start your battery, especially if you
take preventive measures to keep it charged when you're not frequently
using your car. Needless to say, there's some confusion out there about
what the different methods are. In particular, confusion reigns supreme
about the difference between trickle charging your battery and float
charging it. Even though these two methods result in the same thing - slow
charging your car battery to ensure it doesn't lose its juice - there are
subtle differences between the two that you should know about.

Using the trickle charge method, you connect your car battery to a
charging unit that feeds it with a slow and steady dose of low-voltage
electricity. The charge doesn't stop until you've physically disconnected
the cables from your car battery terminal. As a result, if you're not
there to unplug the trickle charger, you could accidentally overcharge
your battery and cause permanent damage. In this case, your battery could
end up losing its charge after short periods of time and your best bet is
to buy a replacement.

 

Float charging works almost the exact same way that trickle charging does,
with one critical exception: float chargers are a bit more complex and
have electronic sensors built in that detect when your battery has reached
peak charge. When this happens, the low-voltage stream automatically turns
off. A trickle charger can also detect when your battery has started to
lose its charge and automatically turns back on.


If you're going to be leaving your car in storage for extended periods of
time and aren't going to be around to keep an eye on it, a float charger
is a much more efficient way to keep your battery charged without causing
it damage. If, on the other hand, you're in a position where you can
monitor the charge and physically disconnect it when it's done, trickle
charging will work just as well. Because float chargers are built to
automatically turn off and back on again as needed, they're a bit more
expensive to buy than basic trickle chargers. If cost is as big an issue
for you as it is for the rest of us, going with a trickle charger will
give you the best value.


Trickle chargers and float chargers are connected to your battery the same
way. The charger's black clip should be connected to your battery's
negative terminal first. Then, connect the charger's red clip to your
battery's positive terminal. Next, plug the charger into a standard wall
socket and turn it on. As a precautionary measure, always read the
instructions that come with your charger before doing anything just to
make sure you don't wind up causing any damage to either your car battery
or the charger itself. Happy charging!

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Using our trusted online marketplace, we connect our members with multiple
auto repair shops nearby who respond with service offers custom fit to
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If you've never done it before, the thought of jump starting your car
battery can be a bit intimidating. First, there are those incredibly scary
looking cables with clamps on the end that look a lot like torture
devices. Second, there's the car battery itself, which doesn't exactly
look like your average harmless D-cell. But as it turns out, jump starting
your car's battery is actually a very simple procedure that can kick your
car to life long enough for you to take it to a repair shop and have it
recharged or replaced. Here's how to jump start your battery in 10 easy
steps.

Enlist the help of someone willing to lend their perfectly healthy car to
jumpstart your dead battery. Once you've accomplished this sometimes
difficult task, position the cars so they're facing each other and pop the
hood on both. Be sure the engine is off in the car you'll be using for the
jumpstart.Remove the plastic battery terminal covers from both
batteries.Take those scary looking jumper cables in hand and remember:
positive to positive, negative to negative. With this in mind, connect one
positive cable clamp (red color) to the positive battery terminal on the
dead car. Positive and negative are indicated directly on the battery with
the symbols + and -. Connect the other positive cable clamp (also red) to
the positive battery terminal on the car with the working battery. Connect
the negative cable clamp (black) to the negative battery terminal on the
car with the working battery. Connect the other negative cable clamp (also
black) to any solid metal part under the hood of the car with the dead
battery. This serves as a safe "ground." Turn on the car with the working
battery. While one person revs the engine in the car with the working
battery, turn the key in the car with the dead battery. The borrowed
charge from the operational battery should give it enough of a boost to
start it. Keeping the engine running, remove the battery cable connections
in reverse order. Start by removing the negative ground on the formerly
dead battery. Next, remove the negative clamp from the booster car's
battery, followed by the positive clamp from the booster car. Finally,
remove the positive clamp from your jumped battery. Don't turn off your
engine. In order for it to recharge fully, you should leave your vehicle
running for at least a half hour before turning it off - otherwise, it may
not start again and you'll need to do it all over again.

Often, a simple jump start and an extended period of time running may be
enough to fully recharge your battery. If you experience needing another
jump start soon after, your best bet is to visit an auto repair shop and
explore your options for either having your battery recharged or
completely replaced.

At Openbay, we are transforming the way people get their cars repaired.
Using our trusted online marketplace, we connect our members with multiple
auto repair shops nearby who respond with service offers custom fit to
their needs. Our members benefit because auto repair shops are competing
for their business. Our members are presented with all the information
they need to make smart decisions when it comes to maintaining their
vehicle. The result - Openbay delivers the best value for consumers in
need of auto service.

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How Much Should I Really Pay For A Bicycle

Added 24/9/2013

Millions of people worldwide are riding bikes, from the casual rider to the competitive athlete. The question you must face is what is the best bike for me. To help determine the best road bike for you there are several things you should consider first.

Why do I want to ride?

Determining the reason why you want to ride a bicycle is very important and the reason why it is the first question we must ask ourselves. If you want to ride just as a casual once in a while thing then you may be able to get away with buying a low priced bicycle. Because you will not be riding as long or as hard you won't have to do as much maintenance. There will, however still be a certain amount of maintenance that will need to be done on the bicycle. You may not have a need for the upgraded components because you don't need to shave a few seconds off your times. The only caveat to this is that the lower priced bike with their lower quality components will likely wear out quicker and therefore need to be changed or repaired sooner.

The Tommaso Road Bike is a good example of a mid-range road bike that offers both quality and lower prices.

The price of the bike will also be a determining factor for many people when deciding the best road bicycle for them. Generally speaking an entry-level road bike will cost anywhere from 200 to 400 dollars depending on what bike you buy and where you buy it. This bicycle will suit you well as a casual cyclist because you won't be putting a lot of miles on the bike. You are better off buying a better bike if you plan on riding more than once or twice a week. Depending on the road bike and where you purchase it, a mid-range bicycle will cost between 500 and 1200 dollars. If your goals are to include cycling as part of your exercise program then you will want to buy a mid to high range road bike. You can pay up to 7000 dollars for a higher-range road bike with the lower end coming in at around 2000 dollars.

The difference between the low priced, mid-range price and the higher-range priced road bicycles are basically in the quality of the components of the bike. Many beginning riders won't notice how heavy his bike really is until he he sees his friend scream by him on the road with his 14 pound Tommaso with an upgraded derailleur and crank set. The novice may not even notice that he has to slow way down when he comes to the bend in the road at the bottom of the incline while the higher-ranged bike seems to glide effortlessly through the turn with speed and confidence.

This is only several examples that should have given you enough insight to help you choose your next road bike wisely. Knowledge is the important key if you are to choose the best road bike that meets both your short and long term goals. Choose wisely and go with a bike and a manufacturer that has proven over time to produce a quality bike in the three different price ranges.

As a cycling enthusiast I have had the opportunity to ride many different types of bikes over the years. My site recommends the best road bicycles based on popularity, feedback and value for your buck. A great entry-level bike is the Schwinn Prelude. The Tommaso Dura Ace Is one of the most popular mid-range bicycles. The best high end road bike is the Lamborghini La Dolce Vita. I urge you to check these out before buying your next or first road bike.

I have been a bicycling enthusiast for many years and have ridden many different types of bikes. I put together a website of the best selling and most popular road bikes in the three price ranges based on sales and customer feedback. The most popular low priced bike is the Schwinn Prelude Road Bike. The most popular mid priced road bicycle is the Tommaso Velocita Road Bike. In such classes, a group of people performs intensive training on spin bikes. An instructor leads the workout and music motivates the class members. As a result, more and more .

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