Want to try something new? Here are some cool off-road vehicles to try out

Want to try something new? Here are some cool off-road vehicles to try out

Racing on the roads is not more than a child’s play for expert racers. Racers that have tried all the dangerous stunts on the roads want to try something different and adventurous. Stunts like drifting and floating have become very common and boring as well. The adventurous drivers want to try something new and exciting.

There are several adventurous activities that can provide an amazing experience for these adventurous drivers. The most important thing that you must keep in mind before trying these off-road vehicles is that you need to learn the proper way of driving these vehicles because the tracks you’re going to ride on are different than the carpeted roads.

Some tracks may be extremely dangerous as you’re going to ride the vehicle on the mountains and it is very difficult to control the vehicle on the mountains but it is going to be an amazing experience and you’re going to enjoy the new stunts. Here are some best off-road vehicles that you can try if you want some adventure in life.

Chevrolet Colorado ZR2

It is one of the best off-road trucks that’s going to be your best companion on the adventurous journey. There are several editions introduced by the manufacturers so that the riders can choose their favorite version according to their requirement. It is the only mid-sized truck that comes with the diesel feature. It is also known as the best off-road truck.

The traction control feature, wider wheelbase, and upgraded suspension are some of the most remarkable features of this truck. The pricing and delivery date of this truck have not been announced yet but they’ll be announced very soon.

ATV vehicles

The ATV vehicles are also very common among most of the riders and you can perform a lot of adventurous stunts on these vehicles. There are several ATV races organized all around the world so, you can also participate in a race after developing your skills. Riding an ATV is quite easier but sometimes it can be extremely dangerous for you.

You need to learn the way of controlling the vehicle in every situation. Don’t forget to buy the best Performance ATV lift kits if you’re looking to participate in a race because these kits will help you make sure that you’ll stay safe throughout the race. There are several ATV vehicles available these days but you should only choose the one that is suitable for the style of racing you’re going to try.

Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Hard Rock Edition

This stylish vehicle is going to be the perfect option for you if you’re looking to drive in the mountains. It is a four-wheel drive and it provides you an amazing experience while riding on the rocks and mountains. You can also use this vehicle to go on an adventurous journey with your friend.…

Bicycle touring 101: tips for beginner cyclers

Bicycle touring 101: tips for beginner cyclers

The cycling is an interesting sport that helps you stay in shape. Some people ride the bicycle to perform their regular duties while others ride the bicycle to build a stronger body and stay in shape. There is another group of people that ride the bicycle to participate in a racing event. Whatever your purpose of riding a cycle is, you need to take a look at the basic tips that will help you achieve your goals instantly.

Most of the times, people think that riding a cycle is easier than the other rides but when you jump into this sport, you start learning many new things that you have never heard of before. The cycling is a serious sport and you need to understand the problems that you’re going to face as a cyclist. In today’s article, we’re going to share some important tips that will help you develop your cycling skills.

Be Safe

Your safety is the most important factor that you should focus on before riding a bike. There are some basic safety tips that you always follow if you want to stay safe throughout the journey. Always consider wearing a helmet while riding a bike because it helps you protect your head from major injuries if you suffer from an accident during the ride.

The cyclists need to inform others about their intentions by using the hand signals. Although a cycle doesn’t have a motor in it you need to follow the laws that other motor vehicles are following. Before you start riding a bike, you need to learn the way of dealing with the basic roadside repairs.

Learn Maintenance

The maintenance of the bike is the most important element because it helps you make sure that you’ll be able to use this cycle for many years. There are some cycles like the affordable mountain bikes that do not require a lot of maintenance. If you don’t have enough time to focus on the maintenance, you must consider buying a cycle that requires less maintenance.

Cleaning the chain is the most important factor that helps your cycle keep moving on the roads. You should take a look at the frame and the tire after a specific period. Do not forget to clean the bike after every ride.

Change Position

The reason why most of the people stop cycling is that they start feeling uncomfortable after a specific period. If you want to feel comfortable, you need to change your position after a specific period. You’ll start suffering from several pains and aches if you did not change your positions. And finally, you’ll stop riding the bike and you won’t find any interest in this sport later on.…

Common health problems every adventurist could face

Common health problems every adventurist could face

What’s the meaning of spending a life where you don’t have any adventure? A person who has no adventure in his life is like a machine that is designed for a specific purpose and that can’t go beyond its limits. Being a human, you should consider spending an adventurous life that can make you feel alive and energetic.

It is found in a study that adventurous people are healthier and fit as compared to the non-adventurous people. The adventurous people love participating in several activities that keep their body parts engaged and active all the time and that’s why they stay healthy and fit. But there are some problems that an adventurist has to face in his life that most of the people are unaware of.

There are some health problems that only appear in the adventurists and the normal people stay away from those diseases. Today, we’re going to take a look at some major health problems that you may have to face if you’re an adventurist.

Obesity

This may sound strange but it is a fact that most of the adventurists suffer from obesity in their old age because they stop performing activities that they use to perform when they were young. Usually, the adventurists take part in the activities that put special stress on their body. This stress helps them maintain their body in proper shape.

But when they stop performing these activities, their body starts gaining extra fats and this is what makes them suffer from obesity. The best way to stay away from obesity in the old age is to keep yourself engaged in some light exercise. You should develop a habit of going for morning walk daily so that your body may stay in shape.

Breathing problems

Breathing problems are also very common in the adventurists because their body gets used to a particular lifestyle but when they stop living that lifestyle, their body can’t adjust properly and that’s why they start suffering from several breathing problems. Car racers are at a risk of suffering from breathing problems faster than the other adventurists.

Car racers love trying different stunts which is not good for their car’s engine. Some car racers put special attention on the maintenance of their car while there are others that do not worry about such things. Car’s maintenance is not only important for the car’s health but for your own health as well. Do you know that low transmission fluid can make you suffer from breathing problem?

The transmission fluid is directly connected to the interior of the car and when it gets lower it passes some severe gases inside the car that are not good for your lungs at all. Therefore, you should keep an eye on the low transmission fluid symptoms so that you may stay away from the lungs disease.

Joints problems

The joints problems are also common in adventurists that go beyond their limits. Whatever thing you are going to try, you should always keep in mind that you’re a human, not a monster. If you do not take care of your health, you’ll start suffering from several joints problems due to your own mistakes.…

An interview with ocean dweller and photographer Gary Parker

An interview with ocean dweller and photographer Gary Parker
Gary’s photographs totally intrigue me. They draw you in, sucking you into his ocean wonderland. I think i’m addicted. His photos are beautifully composed and he injects even his most lively shots with a stillness, a moment in time. For a few seconds it’s just you and the ocean, floating between the waves before you realise you’re on your laptop. I can’t wait to see where Gary and his pals adventure next and the photographs they take.
So who are you?
My name is Gary Parker, i’m 28 and grew up in the hills but was always drawn to the coast. I now live in Jan Juc, Victoria and work as a designer. I like to surf everyday if I can as it always makes the day a good one. 
Who and what inspires you? 
Photography has always been a big part of my life but more so recently so than ever. I seem to be inspired by everything around me when I am shooting and time seems to not exist. My parents moved around a lot when I was younger and I think that has sparked my love for travel and the unknown. For me seeing things you have never seen before makes me feel alive and capturing those moments keeps them alive.
What is it about surfing and the ocean that tickles your fancy? 
Too be completely honest I have no idea and I don’t think anyone can truly answer that one. I guess the initial spark for me began when I was around 12 years old when my parents bought a holiday house down the coast. I remember body boarding in board shorts in the middle of freezing cold winter not really realising what it was I was doing or why I was drawn to it. I would come out blue, and be cold all day but I couldn’t wait to do it all again.
Do you have a camera that you use the most? What do you like about it? 
Yeah I guess my camera that I use most today is my Canon 7D but I have quite a few different cameras that I love to play with… It is quite easy however to get caught up in all the camera/tech talk but really at the end of the day they all do a similar thing. I love film and I love digital.

An interview with surf artist and creator of The Ryde, Matt Allen

An interview with surf artist and creator of The Ryde, Matt Allen
Matthew Allen is an artist and designer working out of Southern California. Having worked as Assistant Art Director and Art Director at Surfer Magazine, he now works freelance and on his clothing project The Ryde. The Ryde is an epic mix of art and clothing, so if things couldn’t get better we can now wear Matt’s incredible creations.
Matt’s personal work is really great, he uses an eclectic mix of the best parts of both surfing and art to create a yummy feast for your eyes. He combines fine, detailed lines and larger, bolder prints but each with his own unique Matt Allen stamp on it.  Did I mention he’s pretty nifty with the camera too?
So who are you?
I am a designer, illustrator, musician, surfer, brother, son, and friend.

Your art has a really unique style about it, where do you get ideas and who/what inspires you?

I think my ideas come from paying attention to the world around me. Just really trying to be aware of the things that catch my eye as I’m going through my day. Lately I’ve been inspired by turn of the century graphics and clothing styles and how they have aged. I like the look of things that are lived in.
Do you have a particular process you go through when creating your art?
Once I have an idea I have to figure out the best way to execute it. Because of this my style shifts a bit. I think that is what makes me more of a designer than an artist. Having one style of illustration is not versatile enough for me.
Some of my designs come straight from my head but often I will work from a photo of some sort. I’ll use the computer to get it sized the right way, print it out and take it to my light table. I use a pencil and tracing vellum to mark out the design and sometimes I’ll experiment with a couple of different styles to find the right one for the design. Once the style is set and the look is right I’ll use either pencil, a pen, or a brush pen on another sheet of vellum or paper to create a more refined version of the art. Then, when things are in order I will scan the art and touch it up in the computer.

Tell us a bit about how you go into photography:
I fooled around with cameras in college but I kind of abandoned it when I lost my camera. I didn’t get back into it until later. About a year and a half ago I had a couple of fairly serious injuries that kept me out of the water. I was looking for a way to stay inspired and I began heading down to the beach on my lunch breaks to shoot photos. I started getting some shots that I was pleased with and that got the ball rolling. The more I shot the better I got and, in turn, the more excited I was to shoot.

Is there any particular camera that you like to use the most?
I really like my Diana F+ but I recently bought a Lomo LC-A+ and I’ve been having fun trying to figure it out. I bought a water housing for it and that is a new adventure. Just last week I stopped by Malibu on my way up the coast and spent some time shooting from the water. The only problem was that I forgot to put the batteries in the camera. All was lost. But I learned a good lesson.

Tell us a bit about The Ryde:
The Ryde is basically my creative outlet. We make clothing of various sorts. Mostly t-shirts and boardshorts. I just try to pour whatever creativity I have into it and hope the end product is something that someone else can get excited about wearing.

What is it about surfing and the ocean that tickles your fancy?
Surfing is a little bit of an adventure every time you head for the coast. You can surf the same spot everyday and not quite be sure of what you’ll find when you get there. Waves, wind, tide, people, boards, everything is always in flux. I like that I am immersing myself in a bit of a sensory overload. The feeling of getting a good ride is pretty awesome too. It is like a gift and an accomplishment at the same time. I really feel like I only need one good one each time I go out. That is often enough. Another great thing about surfing is that it is an immensely enjoyable way to get a little exercise.

What do you think it is about surfing and art which collaborate so well together?
Surfing combines things that people are visually attracted to. Nature, motion, emotion, athletics, the human body and design. Take any of these things on their own and they are worthy of artistic expression. Surfing manages to bring them all together. One thing that we also have on other athletic activities is that the equipment we use (surfboards) are pieces of art themselves. Surfing can also be a fairly romantic and nostalgic pursuit. Surfers love to tell stories and art is a great way to do that.

Tea or coffee?
Chai Tea please.

Favourite meal?Right now I’ve been eating a lot of grilled Mahi Mahi tacos from Baja Fresh. I realized that I needed to get more protein in my diet and those tacos taste amazing and are really good for you.