Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad Series

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The development and preservation of the Underground Railroad was a dangerous undertaking. Enormous effort went into changing the tide of history for the African-American. The Underground Railroad played a crucial role in this monumental change. The railroad was made up of numerous escape routes that started in whatever location there were souls brave enough to reach for freedom.  The steps they took played a big part in the freedom I experience to walk these now defunct routes.  My current artistic focus is on the particular routes and experiences of a specific Underground Railroad conductor - Harriet Tubman.

Why You Should Exercise Using a Bike

Third on the list of benefits for bicycles is that these are eco-friendly.  Trains, buses, and cars all require some form of energy for it to function.  This can come in the form of fuel or electricity, which is not very friendly to the environment.  It can never be stressed enough on how these negatively affect the environment.  Both are non-sustainable and leave behind a huge carbon footprint.  At the opposite side of the spectrum are the conventional bikes.  These do not require an engine or any kind of fuel or even electricity to run.  Instead, it utilizes the rider’s force to move forward.  This is what makes bikes a great exercise source, because you are using your own energy to force it to move and take you to where you want to go.

Bikes are also versatile.  You can take them anywhere and on almost any terrain.  There are several kinds of bikes, which are made for more specific types of terrain and are the best hybrid bikes for men.  Mountain bikes are made to handle dirt roads and rough rocky terrain.  Another bicycle type are Downhill bikes which are made for racing down dirt slopes and are equipped with specialized shock absorbers.  Both of these are just some of the many types of bikes that are available for a wide variety of users. Don’t confuse hybrid vs road bikes as they are entirely different but similar.

Storage and parking space is also not a problem with bikes.  You have several storage options when it comes to bikes.  There are some bike models that are collapsible and can fit into the trunk of a car.  Others are lightweight so that they can be hoisted up to be stored easily.  Looking for parking space is also stress-free.  All you need is a small swatch of space so that you can secure it using chains and locks.

Riding a bike is also an equally entertaining exercise as opposed to burning the calories in a gym.  You not only get to sweat all the excess pounds off but also enjoy the scenery as well.  Go for bike rides along the coast or rarely visited places near you and you will see that this form of exercise definitely is not a waste of your time.  Go on an adventure on your bike and not only do your body good but also stimulate your brain as well.

The kind of lifestyle that most urban cities are now growing accustomed to have put a greater importance on health than ever before.  Technology has definitely made day-to-day life easier, but also has made us somewhat dependent.  Most of us depend on some form of technology to help us in our daily tasks letting us take for granted some of the more important necessities of life, like exercise.

All in all, riding bicycles is not such a bad exercise.  Not only does it cost less than using other forms of technology for exercise, but also gives you a lot of added benefits as well.  If you are tired of spending too much in commuting and would like to get some exercise at the same time, think about buying a bike.  Bicycles are the next best thing to brisk walking, jogging, and running which undeniably still result to a healthier and fitter you all without burning a hole in your wallet.