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9 Ways to Make Riding in the Morning Easier

So you’re not a morning person. I get it—I have to bribe myself into semi-consciousness before 7 a.m., too. But there are certainly compelling reasons to change. Studies have shown that setting aside time for yourself early leads to a more relaxed feeling throughout the rest of the day. And …

Cycling

Get Faster by Breaking These 6 Bad Habits

Feeling sluggish in the saddle? One of these common bad habits might be holding you back<p>No matter your ability level—whether you’re a cat 2 racer or a first-timer on a coffee ride—that powerless feeling of watching faster riders slowly roll away without you sucks. If you constantly seem to get …

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7 Signs You're Overtraining

Cyclists are good at many things, but moderation generally isn’t one of them. (We’re looking at you, guy stumbling towards the port-o-john after his sixth post-fondo pint.)<p>It’s when excess spills over into daily workouts that the real problems rear their heads. For all the athletes looking to …

Immune System

The Right Way to Close a Quick Release

It’s amazing that quick releases have been holding wheels on bicycles for a century, give or take, and we still can’t use them properly. Don’t think that’s true? Trek’s recent recall of more than 900,000 bikes in the U.S. for front QR replacement says otherwise—if people were properly tightening …

Cycling

101 Best Bike-Riding Tips

Want to be a better cyclist? Just ride. Every time you turn the pedals, you naturally improve a little. Of course, one well-placed tip, trick, or nugget of wisdom can help you achieve something you might otherwise not learn for years. Drawn from my <i>Bicycling</i> book, <i>1,100 Best All-Time Tips</i>, here is a …

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5 Things You Need to Do After a Bike Crash

Crashes happen. Here's the right way to check in with your body and your bike before rolling again.<p>If you ride a bike, you’re almost definitely going to crash. Sorry about that.<p>When the inevitable occurs, first check and make sure you don’t have any major injuries—before you even get off the …

Cycling

Hill-Crusher Legs In 6 Easy Steps

Turn heads—and cranks—with these simple strength-and-sculpt moves<p>As Ferrari, Pegoretti, and Cipollini all prove, a powerful engine and a sexy profile are not mutually exclusive. These six simple moves will not only deliver cycling-specific strength, they'll sculpt every part of your lower body and …

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