All about Minibikes and Pocketbikes

Written by Gisbert Oskam

Copyright 2004 Gisbert Oskam

For those who were too small or too young to griprepparttar handles of a motorcycle, minibikes were a worthy alternative. Minibikes were about 4 feet tall, weighed as little as 65 pounds, and had wheels about 10 inches in diameter. With a frame like that, they didn't go very fast - but no one seemed to care.

As minibikes progressed, they soon came available with engines, brakes, suspension and headlights. They became more popular for off-roading than to race. Minibikes managed well in rough terrain and were not damaged with a fall.

Because ofrepparttar 116151 small size ofrepparttar 116152 bikes andrepparttar 116153 young age ofrepparttar 116154 drivers, minibikes were outlawed on main roads. Children began seriously injuring themselves by driving on streets where cars could not see them. By 1973, withrepparttar 116155 law was much stricter with minibikes and withrepparttar 116156 first generation of enthusiasts graduating to real motorcycles, minibikes purchases slowly started to fade.

Now however, there is a whole new generation that has discoveredrepparttar 116157 fun-factor ofrepparttar 116158 mini bike or pocket bike. The latest trend is to get a minibike and then totally customize it into a super pocket bike. All kinds of accessories are available to facilitate this. Think custom saddles, headlights, chrome -everything- and of course engine kits to increaserepparttar 116159 power ofrepparttar 116160 mini motor bike.

The Fine Print Behind Online Gambling Bonus Offers

Written by Mike Hellmer

If you have never opened an account with an online casino, poker room, or sports book you may be wondering ifrepparttar bonus offers are legitimate. We are all aware ofrepparttar 116150 wisdom inrepparttar 116151 sayings, “If an offer sounds too good to be true, it probably is” or “There is no such thing as a free lunch”. So what’srepparttar 116152 catch? When a casino offers you $100-$1000 in free money should you dismiss it, assuming that there are all sorts of strict requirements, making it too difficult to achieverepparttar 116153 pay-out? The quick answer is no. These offers are for real and in most casesrepparttar 116154 required terms and conditions to receiverepparttar 116155 pay-out are typically quite easy to achieve. Some are as simple as making small minimum deposit of $50 to $100. Some require, in addition to minimum deposit, a minimum, but achievable, level of play.

How arerepparttar 116156 online gambling sites able to give away free money and remain in business? The answer is simple. In most cases they getrepparttar 116157 entire bonus back and more. Casinos live byrepparttar 116158 odds that all casino games are in their favor and that eventually you’ll lose your original deposit andrepparttar 116159 bonus. Online poker rooms, onrepparttar 116160 other hand, getrepparttar 116161 bonus back by taking a rake (usually 5%) of every pot.

Let’s take a look atrepparttar 116162 various “free money” offers andrepparttar 116163 requirements for full cash-out access torepparttar 116164 money. The requirements (the catch) are found inrepparttar 116165 terms and conditions ofrepparttar 116166 bonus offer onrepparttar 116167 site.

No Deposit Required! Some casinos and poker rooms offer free money without any initial deposit requirements. These offers legitimate and you will be able to play at allrepparttar 116168 real money tables and slots. The typical catch is that you will need to make at least one deposit beforerepparttar 116169 bonus plus any winnings are released. For example, if you receive a $10 bonus and have $50 in winnings from that bonus, you will have to make a small deposit to your account beforerepparttar 116170 $60 is released for withdrawal.

First Deposit Bonus. To entice you to deposit real money into an online gambling site, a first deposit bonus is almost always offered. The interesting thing is not that they all do it, butrepparttar 116171 very wide range of bonuses offered. You'll find one online site offering a 10% bonus while one of its competitors offers 200%. All online gambling sites have a maximum bonus limit. So a site that offers a measly 20% bonus could have their maximum bonus set to $200 (deposit $1000) whilerepparttar 116172 site that offersrepparttar 116173 whopping 200% bonus could have a maximum bonus set to $100 (deposit $50).

Poker Room First Deposit Bonus. The catch for a poker room is that you will have to play a minimum number of raked hands and there may be a time limit. For example, to receive a $50 bonus you may have to play 100 raked hands in 60 days. The raked hand requirement is typically easy to achieve; however some ofrepparttar 116174 very large bonus offers are more difficult. Sometimes these large bonuses are paid in installments. For example, to receive a full $200 bonusrepparttar 116175 poker room might require 500 raked hands with $20 released every 50 raked hands. If you're new to online poker, don't be discouraged byrepparttar 116176 number of raked hands required; a typical online table will play 50 to 100 games per hour.

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