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Bicycles have been around for over one hundred years. They were invented in the 19th century in line with the rising amount or leisure time that was given to the growing middle class. This new free time where people didn’t have to work meant that they needed to find something to occupy their time. One of the things they did was take afternoon drives, or even strolls through the park. The parts that comprised these early bicycles were iron or copper making them heavy. Despite their heaviness, they were widely used. Simple bike tours were common in parks and public locations, although long-distance biking didn’t become popular until later.
One of the more common developments has been in the minimization of material for road bicycles, and the maximization of durability with off-road bikes. The modern age of information has also lead to a profusion of scientific inquiry into strong, yet lightweight materials. Carbon fibers and aluminum alloys represent different areas of study into the capacity of composite strengthening through various production methods and combinations of materials. Usually carbon fiber isn’t used because of its potential to be fractured since it has little impact resistance. One of the most common examples is of Eric Barone. This Frenchman nicknamed the “Red Baron” set a world record for bicycling on a carbon fiber bicycle by going 175 kilometers an hour, but he crashed shortly thereafter because the bike faulted. Obvious sustained bike tours at these rates of speed are nearly impossible to accomplish with simple human power.
Modern downhill bikes are made of strong heavy-duty aluminum alloys which are coupled with several inches of shock travel to mitigate against the unforgiving terrain. These strong parts comprise a newly mastered and constantly innovated craft that has a global reach due to the ubiquitous use of bicycles. The common usage of bikes has lead to a complementary industry involving only the customization of these crafts. The ability of these manufacturers to customize the bike is unparalleled with mud flaps; side satchels; reflectors; along with speed, temperature and altitude reading instruments as well as improved aerodynamics through certain pieces of clothing and helmets. These different parts are all housed on the ever popular bike tours.
More and more often, certain exploratory companies are offering bike tours that survey the vast landscapes of their countries. The United States have tours that focus on certain regions, cultures, historical events, and even states. More detail into this is granted in the FAQ section as well as the description on the left.
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