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Remembering Mike Hall

We’re incredibly sad to announce that Mike Hall, a hero, inspiration and legend in the bikepacking community passed early this morning in Australia. …

Bikepacking

Eat These, and Lower Your Mortality Risk

If you like spicy foods—or spice in general—here are some great reasons to start adding more to your menu<p>Spice things up: People who eat spicy foods such as chili peppers on a daily basis enjoy a 14 percent drop in mortality risk, compared with those who skip the hot stuff, per research in the …

Holistic Medicine

The Kindness of Road Angels

It was my second puncture halfway through the day and I had used up my spare tube. This came shortly after managing to find water at a creepy abandoned train station with rusty trams and cars scattered halphazardly around a derelict building with a caretaker who could not figure out how I got …

Watch How Bicycles Were Made (in 1945)

As World War II drew to a close, this educational film about British bicycles gave us a glimpse inside the manufacturing process. It's like a <i>How It's</i> …

Bicycle Commuting

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ISPs

This Bicycle Coffeeshop Chain Might Give Starbucks A Run For Its Money

We like it a latte.<p>We aren’t used to ordering our iced cappuccinos from a bicycle. But if this is the future of coffee, we’ve never <i>bean</i> more excited.<p>Wheelys is a chain of eco-friendly coffeeshops on bikes that started in Sweden in 2014, and some industry folks predict it just might take over the …

The Best Recipe for Truly Magic Brownies

The creation of a 17-year-old aspiring pro cyclist, these performance brownies are made with a suprising ingredient<p>What does a 17-year-old aspiring professional cyclist think about as he trains? Recipes for brownies. And pumpkin bread. And muffins.<p>“A lot of my recipes are what I crave when I’m …

Dessert

The Tour de France cliché translator

You can’t blame pro cyclists for rolling out the clichés every once in a while. At the end of six hours of racing, they’re swarmed by member of the …

Tech: Custom Disc Brake Gravel Wheel Component Guide - Part I - Rims, Spokes, and Nipples - Gravel Cyclist: The Gravel Cycling Experience

This is a guest post from Dustin Gaddis of Southern Wheelworks. Dustin is the owner of Southern Wheelworks, a custom wheelbuilding shop. For readers …

Carbon Fiber

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Earth - It took centuries, but we now know the size of the Universe

"Let us go rambling about the Universe." This is the invitation that American astronomer Harlow Shapley gave to an audience in Washington DC in 1920. He was taking part in the so-called Great Debate with fellow scientist Heber Curtis on the scale of the Universe.<p>Shapley believed that our Milky Way …

Universe

15TV Video Channel by videoTry to stay focussed on trying to make the movements in your feet and ankles as smooth and controlled as possible, throughout the sequence. Try to stretch, strengthen and gentle push against your edges, steadily increasing your range of motion, building resilience and improving your control and coordination.

15:00 | views: 3064<p>comments: 3 | favs: 50<p>Try to stay focussed on trying to make the movements in your feet and ankles as smooth and controlled as …

Yoga

The Grass Is Greener: Calfee Design Bamboo Fixed Gear

The dust of the 2016 North American Handmade Bicycle Show has settled, and everyone involved is slowly getting back into routine. One of the more interesting bikes from the show was this bamboo Gates belt-driven fixed gear by California’s Calfee Design.<p>Craig Calfee is somewhat of a visionary. He …

Bicycles

Voice Of An Angel: Knog ‘Oi’ Bell

If you ride a bike in Sydney without a bell — or a horn — you can now be fined AUD$106. That’s a good enough reason to back Knog’s Kickstarter campaign for their new ‘Oi’ bell. It looks beautiful and, according to Knog, sounds like an angel playing a glockenspiel.<p>Many cyclists refuse to install a …

Bicycles

The Ultimate Cycling Library: The 8 Essential Bicycle Books Every Man Should Read

If you search for a list of best books about bicycles, you'll find several... and among them, you'll notice a definite trend. They're all about …

How-To: Train the Most Important Core Muscles for Cycling

Core Strength Matters<p>Don Foley<p>Advertisement - Continue Reading Below<p>Your bulging quads and razor-cut calves are the envy of your cycling pack, and you start every ride strong. As the ride progresses, though, your hips seesaw in the saddle, your lower back aches, and you slow in corners. The …

Workouts

3 Quick, Healthy Meals Cyclists Can Make for $5 or Less

Want to make filling ride fuel for less than it costs to buy a new tube? Try these recipes.<p>Making a healthy post-ride feast doesn’t have to involve hours of prep time—or dropping the cost of a new bike on fancy produce at Whole Foods. These super-filling dishes can be made for less than $5 per …

Recipes

The Best Spice Rubs for Chicken

Cooking a big batch of chicken breasts on Sunday is one of the easiest ways to prep protein for your entire week. But eating the same thing day after day is boring as hell.<p>Enter: spice rubs. Whip up several of these mixtures so you can roast Creole chicken, mocha chicken, Middle Eastern chicken, …

Recipes

9 Healthy Reasons to Drink Beer

There may only be one National Beer Day (April 7), but don't let that keep you from celebrating this beverage year-round.<p>Think of all the reasons we ride for beer. There’s the obvious—after a hard ride, it tastes like the liquid equivalent of a high-five—and the less proven—it functions as a PED …

Alcohol

A Guide to Types of Bicycles

1 of 20<p>Identifying Bicycles<p>Put on your pith helmets and get out your binoculars, folks. Before you, the long-awaited <i>Field Guide to Bicycles (First Edition)</i>.<p>This multi-volume guide, covering most known species of the family Birota, is a must-have for avid bike-watchers. However, because of its size, …

Carbon Fiber

DIY Ride Food

<b>Maple Cinnamon Walnut Butter</b><br>Walnuts are one of the few vegetarian sources of omega-3s, fats that help calm postexercise inflammation, while cinnamon may help steady blood sugar.<p>Ingredients:<br>1 cup roasted walnuts<br>1 teaspoon pure maple syrup<br>1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon<br>Salt<p>Directions:<br>Blend walnuts in a …

Food

Make These Ride-Ready Lasagna Rolls

When James Beard award-winning chef and restaurateur Jody Adams was asked to help guide a bike tour of Sicily in 2008, she had one goal: "I didn't want to have to get in the van." She didn't—and by the end of the trip, she was smitten. Now, most mornings you can find Adams on her Seven Axiom, …

Food

Why You're Not Bike Commuting—and How to Fix That

A new survey looks at the psychological barriers to bike commuting<p>A recent study done by the Transportation Research Board Business Office in Washington, DC examined the psychological factors that deter bike commuting. While the reasons people have for not riding to work are valid, there are also …

Tour de France

How To Make Your Own Beef Jerky

Jerky might be the world’s greatest portable meat. But you don’t have to swerve into a convenience store every time you need a fix.<p>“If you make your own jerky, you have ultimate control over the flavor,” says Benkei O’Sullivan, executive chef of New York City’s Hunt & Fish Club. “Plus, homemade …

Nutrition

7 Yoga Poses That Shed Pounds

You've heard that yoga can help cyclists stretch out tight muscles and gain more mental focus. But did you know that a series of strategic postures can help shave off a few pounds as well? We tapped certified yoga instructor and counselor Ashley Turner (star of the Yoga for Weight Loss DVD), who …

Yoga

5 Steps To Make Your Own Cold-Brew Coffee

Iced coffee is always refereshing, no matter what season it is. But instead of throwing down $4 for one measly drink at your local café, do what <i>they</i> do and make a batch of cold-brew concentrate. It's laughably easy, crazily refreshing, and tastes a million times better than tossing ice cubes into …

Coffee

5 Great Mid-Ride Drinks for Cyclists

Gas stations and convenience stores aren’t just for car trips. They also can be the ideal oasis for some much-needed energy on long bike rides. Try one of these next time you need a mid-ride boost.<p><b>Espresso.</b> It’s no secret that coffee is an energizer (we prefer our signature whole-bean coffee, …

Coffee

Over the Counter Cures for Common Ailments

Pharmacy fatigue? Here are the best over-the-counter cures to heal what ails you.<p>Your sprint to the finish line wasn't fueled by personal-record ambitions or competitive fire. Instead, it was last night's curry chicken. Your next event: a dash to the drugstore. But once you're there, confusion …

Cycling