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Trail Riding
TRAIL RIDING is riding outdoors on trails , bridle paths , and forest roads , but not on roads regularly used by motorised traffic. A trail ride can be of any length, including a long distance, multi-day trip. It originated with horse riding , and in North America, the equestrian form is usually called "trail riding," or, less often "hacking." In the UK and Europe, the practice is usually called horse or pony trekking. The modern term also encompasses mountain biking , mixed terrain cycle-touring , and the use of motorcycles and other motorized all-terrain vehicles . It may be informal activities of an individual or small group, or larger events organized by a club. Some equestrian trail rides in the USA are directed by professional guides or outfitters , particularly at guest ranches . In some parts of the world, trail riding (of whatever kind) is limited by law to recognized, and sometimes function-specific, trails that are waymarked
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Cycling
CYCLING, also called BICYCLING or BIKING, is the use of bicycles for transport , recreation , exercise or sport . Persons engaged in cycling are referred to as "cyclists", "bikers", or less commonly, as "bicyclists". Apart from two-wheeled bicycles, "cycling" also includes the riding of unicycles , tricycles , quadracycles , recumbent and similar human-powered vehicles (HPVs). Bicycles were introduced in the 19th century and now number approximately one billion worldwide. They are the principal means of transportation in many parts of the world. Cycling is widely regarded as a very effective and efficient mode of transportation optimal for short to moderate distances. Bicycles provide numerous benefits in comparison with motor vehicles, including the sustained physical exercise involved in cycling, easier parking, increased maneuverability, and access to roads, bike paths and rural trails
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England And Wales
ENGLAND AND WALES (Welsh : _Cymru a Lloegr_) is a legal jurisdiction covering England
England
and Wales
Wales
, two of the four countries of the United Kingdom . " England
England
and Wales" forms the constitutional successor to the former Kingdom of England
England
and follows a single legal system , known as English law . The devolved National Assembly for Wales
Wales
(Welsh : _Cynulliad Cenedlaethol Cymru_) was created in 1999 by the Parliament of the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
under the Government of Wales
Wales
Act 1998 and provides a degree of self-government in Wales. The powers of the Assembly were expanded by the Government of Wales
Wales
Act 2006 , which allows it to pass its own laws , and the Act also formally separated the Welsh Government from the Assembly
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Erosion
In earth science , EROSION is the action of surface processes (such as water flow or wind ) that remove soil , rock , or dissolved material from one location on the Earth\'s crust , then transport it away to another location. The particulate breakdown of rock or soil into clastic sediment is referred to as _physical_ or _mechanical_ erosion; this contrasts with _chemical_ erosion, where soil or rock material is removed from an area by its dissolving into a solvent (typically water), followed by the flow away of that solution. Eroded sediment or solutes may be transported just a few millimetres, or for thousands of kilometres. Natural rates of erosion are controlled by the action of geomorphic drivers, such as rainfall ; bedrock wear in rivers ; coastal erosion by the sea and waves ; glacial plucking, abrasion , and scour; areal flooding; wind abrasion; groundwater processes; and mass movement processes in steep landscapes like landslides and debris flows
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Invasive Plant
An INVASIVE SPECIES is a plant , fungus , or animal species that is not native to a specific location (an introduced species ), and which has a tendency to spread to a degree believed to cause damage to the environment, human economy or human health. One study pointed out widely divergent perceptions of the criteria for invasive species among researchers (p. 135) and concerns with the subjectivity of the term "invasive" (p. 136). Some of the alternate usages of the term are below: * The term as most often used applies to introduced species (also called "non-indigenous" or "non-native") that adversely affect the habitats and bioregions they invade economically, environmentally, or ecologically. Such invasive species may be either plants or animals and may disrupt by dominating a region, wilderness areas , particular habitats , or wildland–urban interface land from loss of natural controls (such as predators or herbivores )
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Hikers
HIKING is the preferred term, in Canada and the United States, for a long, vigorous walk, usually on trails (footpaths ), in the countryside, while the word walking is used for shorter, particularly urban walks. On the other hand, in the United Kingdom, and the Republic of Ireland, the word "walking" is acceptable to describe all forms of walking, whether it is a walk in the park or backpacking in the Alps
Alps
. The word hiking is also often used in the UK, along with RAMBLING (a slightly old-fashioned term), HILLWALKING , and FELL WALKING (a term mostly used for hillwalking in northern England). The term "bushwalking" is endemic to Australia, having been adopted by the Sydney Bush Walkers club in 1927. In New Zealand a long, vigorous walk or hike is called TRAMPING . It is a popular activity with numerous hiking organizations worldwide, and studies suggest that all forms of walking have health benefits
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Thoroughfare
A THOROUGHFARE is a transportation route connecting one location to another. On land a thoroughfare may refer to anything from a multi-lane highway with grade separated junctions , to a rough trail . Thoroughfares used by a variety of traffic, such as cars on roads and highways. On water a thoroughfare may refer to a strait , channel or waterway . The term may also refer to access to a route, distinct from the route itself. In other words thoroughfare may refer to the legal right to use a particular way
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Livestock
LIVESTOCK are domesticated animals raised in an agricultural setting to produce commodities such as food , fiber , and labor . The term is often used to refer solely to those raised for food, and sometimes only farmed ruminants , such as cattle and goats . In recent years, some organizations have also raised livestock to promote the survival of rare breeds . The breeding, maintenance, and slaughter of these animals, known as animal husbandry , is a component of modern agriculture that has been practiced in many cultures since humanity's transition to farming from hunter-gatherer lifestyles. Animal husbandry practices have varied widely across cultures and time periods. Originally, livestock were not confined by fences or enclosures, but these practices have largely shifted to intensive animal farming , sometimes referred to as "factory farming"
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Interstate Highway System
PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES * Presidency -------------------------FIRST TERM * Draft movement * 1952 Campaign * Election * 1st Inauguration * Korean War * Atoms for Peace
Atoms for Peace
* Cold War * New Look * Domino theory * Interstate Highway System-------------------------SECOND TERM * 1956 campaign * Election * 2nd Inauguration * Eisenhower Doctrine
Eisenhower Doctrine
* Sputnik crisis * Missile gap * NDEA * NASA
NASA
* DARPA * Civil Rights Act of 1957 * Little Rock Nine * U-2 incident * Farewell Address -------------------------POST-PRESIDENCY * Legacy * Presidential library and museum * Tributes and memorials ------------------------- * v * t * e The DWIGHT D
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Rail Trails
A RAIL TRAIL is the conversion of a disused railway track into a multi-use path, typically for walking, cycling and sometimes horse riding and snowmobiling. The characteristics of abandoned railways —flat, long, frequently running through historical areas—are appealing for various developments. The term sometimes also covers trails running alongside working railways; these are called "rails with trails ". Some shared trails are segregated , with the segregation achieved with or without separation. Many rail trails are long-distance trails . A rail trail may still include rails, such as light rail or streetcar . By virtue of their characteristic shape (long and flat), some shorter rail trails are known as greenways and linear parks
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Hiking
HIKING is the preferred term, in Canada and the United States, for a long, vigorous walk, usually on trails (footpaths ), in the countryside, while the word walking is used for shorter, particularly urban walks. On the other hand, in the United Kingdom, and the Republic of Ireland, the word "walking" is acceptable to describe all forms of walking, whether it is a walk in the park or backpacking in the Alps
Alps
. The word hiking is also often used in the UK, along with RAMBLING (a slightly old-fashioned term), HILLWALKING , and FELL WALKING (a term mostly used for hillwalking in northern England). The term "bushwalking" is endemic to Australia, having been adopted by the Sydney Bush Walkers club in 1927. In New Zealand a long, vigorous walk or hike is called TRAMPING . It is a popular activity with numerous hiking organizations worldwide, and studies suggest that all forms of walking have health benefits
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Long-distance Trail
LONG-DISTANCE TRAILS (or long-distance tracks, paths, footpaths or greenways ) are the longer recreational trails mainly through rural areas, used for non-motorized recreational travelling (walking , backpacking , cycling , horse riding or cross-country skiing ). Any route named as a "trail" (or "way", in the UK) will probably be marked, or identified on a map, but it will usually only be described as "long-distance" if it takes the average user more than one day to travel from end to end. Typically, a "long-distance" trail, way or path will be at least 50 km (31 mi) long, but some in Britain are several hundred miles long, and many in the US are much longer. In some countries, official "trails" will have the surface specially prepared to make the going easier. In the UK long-distance paths are usually existing rights of way (often over private land) "joined together" (perhaps with specially negotiated linking sections) to make a named route
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Grade Horse
A GRADE HORSE is a horse whose parentage is unknown, unidentifiable, or of significantly mixed breeding. This differs from purebred animals of known bloodlines and also differs from deliberately crossbred animals that are produced with an intent of either creating a new breed of horse or an animal with characteristics that deliberately combine the strengths of two different breeds. Many grade horses are the result of unintentional or accidental breedings, though in some cases, they are the result of a planned breeding of a stallion and a mare , but animals who themselves are of uncertain bloodlines. Experienced horsepeople can usually spot a breed type in most grade horses
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Downhill Mountain Biking
DOWNHILL MOUNTAIN BIKING (DH) is a genre of mountain biking practiced on steep, rough terrain that often features jumps , drops , rock gardens and other obstacles. Downhill bikes are heavier and stronger than other mountain bikes and feature front and rear suspension with over 8 inches (20 cm) of travel, to glide quickly over rocks and tree roots. In competitive races, a continuous course is defined on each side by a strip of tape. Depending on the format, riders have a single or double attempt to reach the finish line as fast as possible, while remaining between the two tapes designating the course. Riders must choose their line by compromising between the shortest possible line and the line that can be traveled at the highest speed. If a rider leaves the course by crossing or breaking the tape they must return to the course at the point of exit, unless they do not gain a time advantage from crossing the tape, in which case they can continue with their run
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Towpath
A TOWPATH is a road or trail on the bank of a river , canal , or other inland waterway. The purpose of a towpath is to allow a land vehicle , beasts of burden, or a team of human pullers to tow a boat , often a barge . This mode of transport was common where sailing was impractical due to tunnels and bridges, unfavourable winds , or the narrowness of the channel. After the Industrial Revolution
Industrial Revolution
, towing became obsolete when engines were fitted on boats and when railway transportation superseded the slow towing method. Since then, many of these towpaths have been converted to multi-use trails . They are still named towpaths — although they are now only occasionally used for the purpose of towing boats
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South Downs Way
The SOUTH DOWNS WAY is a long distance footpath and bridleway running along the South Downs
South Downs
in southern England
England
. It is one of 15 National Trails in England
England
and Wales . The trail runs for 160 km (100 mi) from Winchester
Winchester
in Hampshire
Hampshire
to Eastbourne
Eastbourne
in East Sussex
East Sussex
, with about 4,150 m (13,620 ft) of ascent and descent. CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 Route * 3 Geography * 4 Endurance events * 5 See also * 6 Notes and references * 7 External links HISTORYPeople have been using the paths and tracks that have been linked to form the South Downs
South Downs
Way for approximately 8000 years. They were a safer and dryer alternative to those in the wetter lowlands throughout the mesolithic era
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