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Cycling Notes.

Road rioters who have not yet seen the new skin-sided special road racing tyre made by the Dunlop Tyre Rubber Co., are invited to send for a specimen section of the new tyre. A section of this cover will be posted by the Dunlop Co. gratis, on receipt of your name and address on a post card. Country riders should not miss this opportunity of seeing for themselves what the new road-racing cover is like.

Many Australian motorists are of opinion that smoking a pipe or cigarette. whilst re-filling petrol tanks is not dangerous. A London cliafi'eur .was recently of the same opinion also, hut he has changed his mind since his smash-up, the resultant explosion causing damage to the extent of £IOO to the car alone, to say nothing of the chaffeur’s injuries. ,The writer has, times without number, seen motorists and drivers taking the same risk as the London chaffeur, but luckily with not the same result. Motorists should take heed of this dangerous practice.

Rust is a fungus that skilful chemists, after much research and many experiments, have now learned how to kill by a 'liquid which, applied to motor or bicycle parts likely to be attacked, render them practically rust-proof. At the opening of the Rudge-Whitworth new cycle factory recently, the process of applying the rust preventing liquid was graphically shown. The rustndefying liquid should, prove a boon to cyclists and motorists.

Now that so many road-riders are training for the forthcoming big road races, a few words of advice as regards moderation in food and drinkables may not be amiss. Road riders should note that a meal should never be hurried over, but thoroughly masticated and mixed with the saliva before it passes into the stomach. It is a mistake to partake of too much fluid during the process of masticating. This should always be left to be imbibed after the solid Portion of the meal has been eaten. The more simple the diet the greater is the proskect of health to the individual, and it is well known that wo eat far more, as a rule, than the body requires for nourishment. Overindulgence in eating is quite as pernicious as over-indulgence in alcohol, although its dffects at the moment are not so apparent. Temperance in all things is the proper rule to follow, but, in many cases, iliose who are the strongest advocates of total abstinence, as applied to alcoholic drinks, are the very individimus who eat most inordinately, and in this way injure themselves much more than if they were temperate in both (Siting and drinking. Both animal food and vegetables should be eaten fresh, as many dangers attend the preservation of edibles, and numerous instances are on record of poisoning which have distinctly been traced to the consumption of tinned meat and vegetables.

Intending competitors in the W-arr-nambool-Mel bourne road race (IGS miles) can now obtain special entryforms from the Dunlop Rubber Co.’s depot. Judging by the applications for the condition and entry forms, this year's entry will probably exceed last year's, when close on 300 nominations were received for Australia’s greatest Road Race.

W. S. Diddle, the young cyclist, who is encircling the globe with the trial of a Pair of Dunlop Tyres, left Christchurch for the West Coast last week, from whence he will proceed to Nelson, th 3 North Island, and Austr a li :

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Cycling Notes., Southern Cross, Volume 15, Issue 10, 22 June 1907

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Cycling Notes. Southern Cross, Volume 15, Issue 10, 22 June 1907

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