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The 20 books you’ll be reading – and talking about – for the rest of the year

<b>Go Set A Watchman by Harper Lee, July 14</b><p>How does a writer follow up one of the most beloved books of all time? Released in 1960, To Kill A Mockingbird is a deeply felt and beautifully told story of childhood, family, race, and friendship. Most everyone figured Harper Lee would never publish another …

How Cycling Makes You Smarter and Happier

It's no secret that cycling makes you fitter. Research shows that it also sharpens your thinking and melts away stress. Here's how to maximize the cognitive benefits cycling.<p>Every morning Canadian neuroscientist Brian Christie, PhD, gives his brain an extra boost. We're not talking about tossing …

The Disconstructed Life of Sam Brown

If you live every day of your life as if it might be the last day of your life, what do you do when it's really the final one?<p>It's impossible now to pinpoint when. Maybe it was years earlier, when he disproved his father's perpetual-motion machine. Maybe it was the first time he flew a helicopter …

Regarding Eddy Merckx

We were determined to solve the inevitable, essentially unknowable mystery of what made this quiet, unassuming son of a shopkeeper into the greatest cyclist of all time. So we just asked him.<p><b>I don't mean to sneak up on Eddy Merckx,</b> but I don't see any other way. My plan is to approach him from …

Bikes and Gear for the 2014 Tour of Flanders

We take a look at the special components and frame top teams have on hand for the upcoming cobbled Monument, also known as “Vlaanderens mooiste,” or Flanders’ finest.<i>—Words and photos by Jeff Lockwood</i>

Women’s Cycling: Growing the Sport

Good news: American girls have plenty of female cycling role models to look up to. The bad news? Chances are, they don’t know it.<p>Amber Pierce has swum with sharks. She studied marine science at Stanford and has spent the past three seasons racing her bike in Europe. Thirty-five-year-old Jade …

9 Great Bikes on a Budget

These inexpensive, high-value road, city, and mountain bikes are easy on your wallet, but certainly not cheap. For bike shopping tips, read our How to Buy a Bike for $1,000 or Less.

Bust a Fitness Rut

Just about every cyclist’s performance plateaus at some point. Here’s how to get back on track.<p>No matter where you are on the fitness spectrum, you’re bound to hit a plateau eventually. How will you know? You’ll be putting in your usual training and recovery, but markers such as power output, pace, …