Golfers – Here’s a Short Drive That Will Not Disappoint

Written by Evans Putman

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Charleston has its share of first-class golf courses. Even if you decide to play your rounds exclusively at Myrtle Beach, Hilton Head or Kiawah; you can still makerepparttar short trip to Charleston to enjoyrepparttar 149357 bridge, take in some history and eat in a world-class restaurant while making it back to your accommodations before bedtime.

Approximate distances and times to Charleston:

Myrtle Beach: 98 miles / 2 hours

Hilton Head: 120 miles / 2 hours 15 mins.

Kiawah Island: 30 miles / 53 mins.

So, after a round of golf at your golf vacation destination, make a short trip that is well worthrepparttar 149358 drive. Then replace your golf shoes with your running or walking shoes and enjoyrepparttar 149359 view from aboverepparttar 149360 Cooper River onrepparttar 149361 bridge’s pedestrian walk. Or bring your bike to ride overrepparttar 149362 bridge. Sorry, no golf carts are allowed.

In any case, if you are planning a golf vacation to Myrtle Beach, Hilton Head or Kiawah Island; don’t miss an opportunity to experiencerepparttar 149363 view from above on one of North America’s newest landmarks.

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Cycling Strategies at the Tour De France

Written by Rooster

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Race Strategy

The first race strategy you’ll probably witness inrepparttar Tour De France isrepparttar 149224 Peloton. Peloton is a French term that means rolled up in a ball. In a mass-start race, most ofrepparttar 149225 field winds up in one or two large pelotons for a large part ofrepparttar 149226 race. The drivers userepparttar 149227 Peloton to shelter in each others’ draft. Weaker team members sometimes bolt torepparttar 149228 front ofrepparttar 149229 Peloton to shelter their team leader fromrepparttar 149230 headwind.

Inrepparttar 149231 time trials,repparttar 149232 competitors start separately, usually at 30 second or one minute intervals. Drafting is not allowed in an individual time trial so there are no team tactics. It’s justrepparttar 149233 cyclist againstrepparttar 149234 clock. Hence, time trials are referred to byrepparttar 149235 competitors as “the race of truth” Racing strategy reappears duringrepparttar 149236 team trials. Competitors take turns leadingrepparttar 149237 pack and drafting off of each other. This complicated dance requires great precision in rotating position withinrepparttar 149238 team.

This Years Tour de France

The 2005 Tour de France is made up of 21 stages and covers a total of 3500 kilometers. These 21 stages include 9 flat stages, 3 medium mountain stages, 6 mountain stages, 2 individual time trial stages and1 team time trial stage. Some ofrepparttar 149239 distinctive aspects of this,repparttar 149240 92nd running ofrepparttar 149241 Tour de France include 3 mountain finishes, 2 rest days, 74 kilometers of individual time trials, 66 kilometers of team time trials, a transfer by plane and another by train. This year 20 Category 1, Category 2 and highest level passes will be climbed. There are nine new stop over towns, including Fromentine, Noirmoutier-en-‘Ile. Les Essarts, La Chataigneraie, Chambord, Gerardmer, Miramas and Agde et Lezat-sur-Leze.

It’s easy to see, especially in this years 2005 running ofrepparttar 149242 Tour de France, that strategy will play important part in determiningrepparttar 149243 Champion.

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