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Life’s A Ride. Enjoy It On A Schwinn – Giveaway

Summer is almost over but you can still get out on your bike and enjoy the great outdoors and awesome weather.

I have been a cyclist for about five years now and I love getting out on my bike and hitting the road for a nice long relaxing ride.  Riding allows me to see different scenery and allows me to just relax and be outside to enjoy the great weather.

Schwinn wants you to enjoy the great outdoors also with their “Life’s a ride, enjoy it on a Schwinn” campaign and it giving away a really nice prize pack to encourage you to get out and ride.

One lucky Look What Mom Found…and Dad too reader will have a chance to win an awesome prize pack containing the following items : one Schwinn Men’s Varsity Road Bike, one Schwinn Performance Computer, one Schwinn 5 LED Head & Tail Light, one Schwinn Handlebar Roll Bag and one Schwinn Steel Bike Bell.  All you have to do is tell me why you would like to win this bike and prize pack for yourself or for that special guy in your life.

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Your entries must follow the rules or they won’t be eligible for prizes. This contest ends 11:59 pm, Monday, September 3, 2012. The winners will be emailed and will have 24 hours to claim their prize. This contest is open to Continental US residents only. For complete rules please read our blog contest rules page.

Get Psycho With CycoCycle

Shaun loves to ride bikes so when were asked to review the CycoCycle Shaun was super excited to receive it.  I am going to be honest until I looked it up I had no idea what the CycoCycle was.  Here is the first commercial I found showing me what it was:

Here is a video of Shaun riding the CycoCycle:

Here is some additional information about the CycoCycle that wasn’t mentioned in the above videos:

The CycoCycle is made out of super strong steel, crazy tough rubber and your weirdest nightmares. If you’re the kind of geek who likes to read about product specs, here they are. Maybe your mommy or daddy can read them to you before beddy-bye time.

Instantly folds flat for easy transport and storage. Fits in the trunk or back seat, stores in the closet or under the bed. Take it or store it anywhere!

Front and rear quick-grab handles, cantilevered seat post for even balance between all three wheels.

Multi-tread design for secure traction on pavement, grass, and dirt surfaces.

Non-slip surface for giving a friend a lift!

The CycoCycle is a HUGE hit in our house and can be in your for $119.00 but get yours while you can because they are flying off of store shelves.

I Disclose

Raising Money to Create a World Free of MS

Rob does and he needs help from anyone and everyone.
Every hour of every day, another American is diagnosed with MS — we need to take action now to help the growing number of people affected by this disease. I will be riding in Bike MS: City to Shore to help the 13,000 local people living with this devastating disease.

Today, there is no cure for MS, but we’re fighting to change that.

Bike MS City To Shore 2011

any donation will be greatly appreciated

For the last 4 years Rob has been participating in multiple Bike MS rides in Maryland and New Jersey. The 2-day, 175 mile City to Shore Ride 2011 is coming up and Rob is scrambling to raise the necessary funds to ride along with 2 of oour friends. He wasn’t positive if he was going to make it but we moved around some plans and now he’s determined to get to his $300 minimum requirement goal. In years past he’s raised more than the minimum but this year it’s been difficult. Mostly in part to his late sign-up but also to his hating to ask for money.

National MS Society City to Shore Ride 2011-Donate Here

So I’ll do it for him. We are asking for ANY donation possible since each dollar will bring him closer to his goal. Could you reach into your hearts and wallets and help him Create a World Free of MS along with 7,000 other riders.

According to National MS Society

Where do the funds from Bike MS go?

Multiple sclerosis stops people from moving. We exist to make sure it doesn’t.

The National MS Society uses the funds raised through Bike MS to fuel medical research and provide more services than any other organization in the world. We help local people through essential direct services that empower and increase independence, including:

· Specialized MS clinics
· Education and information
· Home/vehicle modifications
· Emergency financial assistance
· Medical supplies
· Home care
· Support groups
· Family programs

Ordinary people, just like you, are taking extraordinary challenges to make this a world free of MS. Are you up for the challenge?

You can help by making a donation. All you have to do it click on the banner at the top of our blog or at the top of this post and you will be redirected to Rob’s MS page.

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Wordless Wednesday – Finish Line of My MS Ride

This was at the finish line of the City to Shore MS ride this past Saturday in Ocean City, NJ.  Forgive how I look as I was on my bike for 100 miles.  And yes Shae is crying in the second picture because she wasn’t happy that it took me so long to get to the finish.

I Could Really Use Your Help!!!!!

Tomorrow is my MS ride from Cherry Hill, NJ to OCean City, NJ and I am trying to raise $1,000 and REALLY need your help. I would settle for $750 but aiming to raise $1,000 for the MS society to help find a cure for MS. Any amount help. I would really appreciate if you could help me with this as it really means alot to me. Thank you for your help!!!!  Below is the link that you can click to donate. Thank you sooo much!!

Click here to visit my personal page.

Shaun and His New Bike

Shaun’s birthday is on the 31st of this month and Melinda and I decided that he needs a new bike this year. We bought his old bike at Toys R Us two years ago and Shaun destroyed the bike. The back tire is bald, hand brakes are busted and it is scratched to hell. Needless to say this was the bike that Shaun learned to ride with no training wheels so I figured it was going to get destroyed.
This past Friday Melinda, Shaun, Shae and I went over to Performance Bikes which is the bike shop where I bought my road bike about two years ago to take a look at bikes for Shaun. The main reason we went to the bike shop was to see what size bike he should be riding. He has been riding a 16” and I figured the next size bike for him would be a 20” but he is a giant like me so I figured we better take him just to be sure. We found a nice GT BMX bike and Shaun took it for a test ride and of course loved it. The bike I was looking at was $200 and since I am a huge cyclist I felt I needed to get Shaun the best BMX bike they had. I think that is the cyclist in me and not the money conscious dad that I should be. So after Shaun got back from his test ride he told us he loved it but his first comment was “Does this bike have a kick stand because I really want a bike with a kick stand”. Right then and their I realized he could give a crap how nice or expensive the bike was as long as it has a kick stand. Have you ever hear of a child basing the kind of bike they want on such a silly thing? LOL.

We got him a Schwinn BMX bike from Target of half the price and it is just as nice. Watch the video for Shaun’s reaction. It told me and Melinda we were the best because the bike had a kickstand. LOL. He cracks me up.

Zinn & the Art of Road Bike Maintenance Book Review

I am not sure if most of our readers know this but I am a huge cyclist. I do not mean huge as in weight I mean as in how much I love cycling. I started cycling two years ago to do an MS charity ride and have been hooked since.

Once the cycling season starts in mid March I will usually ride between 100-150 miles a week. All of this riding causes me to have to do weekly maintenance which I can do but when it comes to more complicated repairs off to the bike shop we go. I recently discovered a book called Zinn & the Art of Road Bike Maintenance by Lennard Zinn that should help me eliminate the bike shop for repairs.
Zinn offers DVD’s and books on maintenance for road bikes, mountain bikes and triathlon bikes. In my opinion this book could help you learn how to work on your own bike allowing you to eliminate costly trips to your local bike shop if you so desired. The book is very easy to read and follow and will give a list of tools and the steps that are needed to complete each repair. Zinn & the Art of Road Bike Maintenance also have great diagrams allowing you to identify each part on your bike just in case you are not familiar with all of them. The books covers maintenance items as simple as cleaning your bikes chain and as complex as working on your tires bearings.

I was really excited when I received Zinn & the Art of Road Bike Maintenance. Like I had mentioned I am pretty good at simple repairs and maintenance but not when it comes to the larger items like a tune up. A tune up for a bike is where they would adjust your front and rear derailleur (what moves the chain to easier and harder gears), check and adjust your brakes, lube the chain and sometimes check the spokes. A tune up can cost anywhere from $50 up to $80. Now you can see why a book like Zinn & the Art of Road Bike Maintenance would be an extremely helpful book to have at your disposal.

If you are new to cycling or have been doing it for a while like myself you owe it to yourself to check out Zinn & the Art of Road Bike Maintenance. This book covers every aspect of bike repair and maintenance and will help you save money which will easily cover the $24.95 cost of the book.

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