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The Ideal Resting Period for Cyclists

To come back stronger than ever next season, you need to make sure you're resting right<p>All athletes need an off-season to recover from the physical and mental stress that training and racing imparts on the body. Even if you aren't training hard, a lack of any form of break will almost always lead …

Exercise

The Secret Pro: Cortisone TUEs, world championships and rider-transfer season

I never thought I’d start a column talking about Fancy Bears, but here we are.<p>So, it seems like every day is TUEsday at Team Sky, eh?<p>The Fancy Bears …

Cycling

These Abstract Paintings Are Made by Slashing Blades Across Canvas

Shannon Finley’s large abstract works vibrate with tension.<p>The future of art will live in the spaces between analog and digital, static and dynamic, and information and memory. Berlin-based artist Shannon Finley’s large paintings, titled <i>Interference</i>, at Carrie Secrist Gallery in Chicago, highlight …

Art

Self Reflection at The Untitled Space

‘Self Reflection’ at The Untitled Space, an extensive group show of 21 female artists on self-portraiture.From September 27 – October 8, 2016, The …

Art

5 Great Exercises for New Cyclists

Specifically geared toward new cyclists, these five exercises help strengthen your frame, and increase your joy and comfort on the bike<p>Few sports reward beginners as much as cycling. It’s fun. It’s social. And because it’s so gentle on the joints, someone who can walk a mile or two can easily ride …

Cycling

7 Quotes to Stop You from Worrying About Things You Can’t Control

<i>Letting go of control… and being OK with it.</i>That is one of the greatest struggles many of us deal with on a daily basis, myself included.Because …

Down Syndrome

10 Daily Habits That Will Radically Improve Your Life

Platitudes won’t help you. I know, I’ve tried to implement them all. They’re frustrating.<p>Go for it! Live for today! Stay motivated!<p>No kidding.<p>I’m …

Self-improvement

Road Racing 101: What You Need to Know

A guide to handling everything you might encounter while competing on skinny tires<p>Road racing is a hugely rewarding hobby, but it can also be intimidating, whether you’ve only watched it on TV or have been lining up at races yourself for years. If you’ve ever felt overwhelmed—by the training, the …

Cycling

Why Resilience Is The Key To Lasting Happiness + How To Cultivate It

Although we all try to do what we think it takes to be happy, so many of us are still unhappier than ever before. The code to unlocking bliss and …

6 Insanely Popular Ways to Waste a Life

<i>What we truly need to do is often what we most feel like avoiding.</i>If we don’t go after what we want, we will never get it. If we don’t ask the right …

Time Management

17 psychological tricks to make people like you immediately

Most friendships develop so naturally that you don't even realize how or when they started.<p>Sometimes, though, you want to make an effort to befriend …

This Mental Trick of Olympic Athletes Can Radically Increase Your Productivity

Top athletes use this simple but powerful technique to perform at their best. So can you.<p>This summer in Rio de Janeiro, we're likely to see awe-inspiring displays of physical prowess. What we're unlikely to see is the mental work that goes into those jaw-dropping accomplishments.<p>Everyone knows that …

Rio De Janeiro

Adventure Cyclist: From Commuter to Tourist

<b>By Brendan Leonard</b><p>➺ I was not joking when I told my friend Tony that I “wasn’t really that into long bike rides.” We were nearing Plaster City, …

Cycling

12 quotes to inspire you to travel now

If you haven't yet made your travel plans for 2016, one magazine is on a mission to get you out there exploring the world — now.<p>For its March issue,</i> …

artisanal

Crash Course: How to Handle a Car-Bike Collision

Here’s what you need to do if a car hits you while you’re riding<p>First, we want to say this: We hope you never need this info. May you never become intimately acquainted with the ins and outs of your health insurance policy—or with the front panel of a Chevy Tahoe. May you never need your helmet cam …

San Francisco

8 Quick Recovery Tricks to Get You Back on the Bike

Easy ways to bounce back from a hard ride as a stronger and faster cyclist

Nutrition

Stop Complaining: Debunking 3 Excuses for Avoiding Your Bike

These tips will help you triumph over three issues that frequently affect cyclists, and make your rides more enjoyable<p>Got bike riding excuses? We’ve got a BS detector—and solutions—for three common reasons would-be cyclists say they simply can’t ride.<p><b>“I’m too fat!”</b><p>Talk about a pedaler’s paradox, …

Cycling

4 Secrets to the Perfect Plank

This staple exercise can help you focus all your power to the pedals in no time<p>If done correctly, the plank can be the least complicated part of your off-bike routine—but it will have huge effects on your power and comfort in the saddle. When you really think about it, it’s kind of amazing how not …

Workouts

Can you make every day feel like Saturday?

<i>Disclaimer: This post took me</i> <i>2 years and 89 revisions</i><i>. It’s 18-minutes long but I wouldn’t publish it if I didn’t think every minute would be worth</i> …

Happiness

Tempt Yourself Thin

The best way to get lean just might be to give in to temptation—to tantalize yourself with the reward of new clothes, a special getaway, even a new bike.<p>Meet six Bicycling readers who shed a total of nearly 650 pounds with the promise of a big payoff, discover their secrets for transforming into …

Fitness

8 Habits Fast Cyclists Swear By

Want to get speedier? Start forming these habits to make your next season the best one yet.<p>We’ve talked about how to be a happier cyclist, but what if what you really want is to get faster? While most of the advice is still the same, gaining speed requires adoption of a few habits that, while they …

Cycling

9 fab empowering TED talks that will zoom you towards SUCCESS

Want to find out how successful people become successful? Actually, they share common qualities that have allowed them to do well in their particular …

The 101 Best Parts of a Ride

Wildly inspiring, wholly amazing, totally universal moments that keep you coming back to the bike for more<p>1. The moment before you know how the ride is going to go, when anything is possible.<p>2. Finding a waterfall.<p>3. Laying fresh tracks on snow.<p>4. A burrito pulled from your jersey pocket.<p>5. The …

Mount Everest

20 Pictures Of Small Tips To Live A Satisfying Life

What does it mean to live a satisfying life? It means living a life in balance. It means making sure that your emotional, mental, physical, and …

The end of capitalism has begun

Without us noticing, we are entering the postcapitalist era. At the heart of further change to come is information technology, new ways of working and the sharing economy. The old ways will take a long while to disappear, but it’s time to be utopian<p>The red flags and marching songs of Syriza during …

Economics

Build Base Fast: A Training Plan

Be ready to play hard—in just 4 weeks with this easy to follow plan from the Fit Chick<p>Purists preach that to properly prepare for the cycling season, you need to roll out six weeks ahead and do nothing but low-heart-rate, low-intensity rides before you throw the hammer down and go out and play, …

Marathons

A Time to Build: Strength Exercises for Cyclists in the Off-Season

Jump-start next season by getting stronger now.<p>While winter weather can wreak havoc on your riding routine, the colder months are a great opportunity to build a foundation for spring. Off-season strength and mobility training will lower your risk of pulling a muscle while shoveling your way out of …

Workouts

The 22 best small towns to visit in your lifetime

All around the globe, there are lots of small towns with an old-school atmosphere, incredible landscape, and an array of activities for travelers.<p>We've put together a list of 22 delightful small towns to visit around the world, from the coastal town of Positano, Italy, to Bled, Slovenia, whose …

European Travel

5 Reasons You're Not Getting Faster

And how to dump them for good for quick, easy speed gains<p><b>You “ride lots.”</b> Cyclists often have the notion that putting in big miles ought to automatically make them faster. It’s true that when you’re just starting out, any miles will make you faster because you’re getting fitter. But once you’ve …

Cycling