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The 12 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Making a Big Decision

Moving to a new city. Asking for a promotion. Starting a side hustle. Hunting for a different job. Trying online dating. Breaking up with your …

Basic mountain bike suspension setup explained

Once dialed, record all your suspension settings. This lets you see how changes affect your bike’s behavior (click to enlarge).<p><i>Editor’s Note: This</i> …

5 Powerful Mind Hacks to Read 10X More Books This Year

Unlike articles that can be written in a matter of hours, well-written books take several years of research, writing, and editing.

Hacking

How Bike Touring Saved This Small Town

One of cycling's best examples of "If you build it, they will come"<p>Cross-country bike tourists used to ride through Twin Bridges, Montana, but they didn’t often stay. From the town of Ennis, where rustic camping could be found behind a Dairy Queen, eastbound cyclists on the TransAmerica Trail often …

12 Scientifically Proven Habits That Will Change Your Life | Inc.com

Research says the best way to bring change into your life is by creating new routines and sticking to them until they become habits.<p>The way to make sure we cultivate the new behavior is to reward ourselves. With motivation, we repeat the action again and again until it becomes ingrained.<p>How you go …

Happiness

This Is How Many Calories You're Actually Burning When You Work Out

Because the treadmill lies.

Fitness

Simple '4-7-8' breathing trick can induce sleep in 60 seconds

A deep breathing trick can make insomniacs drop off to sleep in under one minute, a health expert has claimed.<p>The method involves making a loud whooshing noise with the mouth then holding the breath in stages.<p>Called the ‘4-7-8’ method, it has been pioneered by the US sleep expert Dr Andrew Weil who …

The ultimate sportive nutrition guide

Getting your sportive nutrition right is of the utmost importance for a fast finishing time. Here, sports nutritionist Emma Barraclough guides you …

Nutrition

39 Habits of Extremely Happy People | Inc.com

Plain and simple, happy people are more successful people. They also feel less stress, are more fun to be around, are more optimistic, and enjoy their lives more than people who are unhappy. Unfortunately, according to a Harris Poll, only 33 percent of people in the U.S. report that they are very …

Happiness

Shake Up Your Workout

Try these simple training hacks to go faster, ride longer, and pour on the power<p><b>Take a Stand</b><br>Cyclists typically try to build endurance by practicing long, seated climbs. But standing to pedal can lead to a dramatic spike in performance. <b><br>Tweak It</b><br>Find a straight stretch of road with a moderate …

3 Easy Tricks to Better Mountain Bike Tires

Remove your tires, find the right pressure with ease, and more<p><b>One Simple Tire Trick That Will Change Your Life</b><br>Before you attempt to pull the tire off the wheel, work your way around the tire, pinching the sidewalls together as you go. This allows the bead to fall into the center of the rim where …

10-Minute Bone-Boosting Workout

Keep your bones strong with this exclusive routine from Allison Westfahl, an exercise physiologist in Boulder, Colorado, and coauthor of Tom Danielson’s Core Advantage.<p>Plan to do an off-the-bike workout on three nonconsecutive days a week. Each day, pick one move from Group A and one from Group B. …

Clean Eating for Cyclists

Eating to ride shouldn't be complicated. Here's the lowdown on the latest nutrition trends—and how they can help you fuel up and feel good on the bike.<p>If you've been kicking around the idea of radically changing the way you eat but are wondering how it will affect your energy when you ride, here's …

Ask Mike: Sticky Shifters and Loose Grips

Our resident wrench answers your maintenance and repair questions<p><b>I'm having a hard time pushing my shift lever. What's the hang-up?</b> <br>Believe it or not, the problem could be a result of you hydrating, and the solution as simple as soap and water. Over time, you may have unwittingly spilled sticky …

Finding Your Ideal Saddle Height

Learn how to optimize your bike fit and find the best saddle height for you<p>Saddle-height adjustment has always been a bit of a dark art. Your shop can determine it scientifically, but here's a quick and simple way to estimate it:<p>1) With your cycling shoes on, sit on the saddle (have someone stand …

3 Surprising Hydration Mistakes

Your Best Cycling Body Ever

Get into Tour-worthy shape with these core, flexibility and high-impact exercises.