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9 Easy Hacks to Winterize Your Bike

Prepare your body and your bike for year-round riding with these DIY tricks<p>Temperatures are starting to drop and that means snow, slush, and freezing rain aren't far off. But just because the weather is crappy doesn't mean your bike needs to be retired to the basement. There are plenty of quick …

6 common beginner's bike maintenance fails

Working in shops you get to see and work on some really beautiful bikes, but then, there are the horror bikes. With a can of WD-40, a Phillips head …

Cyclist Sued by the Driver Who Hit Her Launches an Awesome New Site with Post-Crash Resources

We caught up with Nako Nakatsuka about what she learned from her crash, and why she created her new site, bikewoke.com<p>In the June issue of <i>Bicycling</i>, we shared the story of Nako Nakatsuka, a UCLA triathlete and bike commuter who was sued by the driver who plowed into her bike from behind.<p>The …

An Ongoing War: The 7 Best Books to Decode Terrorism and Extremists

From al-Qaeda to the Islamic State<p>Lawrence Wright<p>Comprised of eleven articles originally published in <i>The New Yorker</i>, Pulitzer-winning author Lawrence Wright’s <i>The Terror Years</i> is a collection of interviews and essays written over ten years from the front lines and back rooms of the United States’ …

Osama Bin Laden

You’re Not Burning as Many Calories Cycling as You Think

Most people overestimate their calorie burn—often by a lot. (Like enough to overlook an extra everything bagel.) But it’s not your fault.<p>If anything, health writers like me deserve to shoulder a large chunk of the blame. For years we touted the amazing calorie-torching benefits of everyday levels …

Fitness

How to get your bike saddle height right

Let's start by saying: there is no such thing as properly ‘setting your bike seat height’. However, there is such a thing as ‘setting your seat’. The …

The Best Strength Exercise for Cyclists

Do 10 deadlifts with a 10-pound dumbbell in each hand. If the last one was not a struggle (it won’t be for most), repeat with 15-pound dumbbells. If you can maintain form and pace for eight to 10 reps, go to 20-pound dumbbells, then to 25, then to 30 or an unweighted, 60-pound hex bar. Once you …

Weight Loss

8 Steps You Should Take for a Pre-Ride Checkup

If you've got the tools, these steps are manageable for even the most modest of amateur wrenches<p>It's Friday night. You have a long ride all planned and scheduled for the next day. You're fueled up, hydrated, and all your essential gear and riding apparel is laid out and ready to go. But what about …

You'll Get Third-Degree Gains From This Triceps Workout

If you want chiseled arms, there's no doubt you'll want to light up your triceps<p>If you want sculpted, chiseled arms, then there's no doubt you'll want to light up your triceps. This workout is a mechanical drop set, meaning the moves get slightly "easier" as you progress through the set. This means …

Workouts

This 11-Minute Foam Roller Workout Is One You'll Actually Want to Do

It's no secret that we love foam rollers over here. Not only are they <i>ahh</i>-mazing at relieving tight muscles, but you can also use them as part of your …

Bike tyre pressure: everything you need to know

<b>There are many factors that dictate the ideal tyre pressure for you: weight, weather and tyre width. We explain the basics of how to actually pump a</b> …

Goodbye White Hart Lane: an iconic stadium remembered by those who knew it best

The historian<p>John Fennelly, club historian<p>According to legend, the cockerel and ball that sits on top of the East Stand, having been relocated from the West Stand in 1958, was full of gold. I don’t know how it got started but one bloke was sufficiently convinced to climb up and try to steal it. He …

Soccer

The Best Cardio Routine to Burn Your Stubborn Fat

​​Try this routine to melt stubborn fat and get a more complete cardio workout.<p>As the <i>Men's Health</i> Fitness Director, I get a lot of questions from people about the best type of cardio to burn stubborn fat. You ask; you get. This is one of the best advanced cardio routines for those looking to burn …

Exercise

7 Yoga Accessories You Actually Need

Spending hours in the saddle is essential to becoming a better cyclist, but it's not the only way. Hitting the yoga mat regularly, for instance, can boost your flexibility and balance, which measurably improves your performance and ability to withstand injury.<p>“Cycling is so repetitive, you’re …

​How to Sharpen Your Kitchen Knives

Make your knives last longer with this method<p>Knife sharpening is one of those manly lost arts, like bare-knuckle boxing or spear-chucking. Except that unlike those two examples, you can—and should—sharpen knives at home. It'll save your knives. And it may even save you from a dull-knife-induced …

Knives

Who are the new jihadis?

There is something new about the jihadi terrorist violence of the past two decades. Both terrorism and jihad have existed for many years, and forms of “globalised” terror – in which highly symbolic locations or innocent civilians are targeted, with no regard for national borders – go back at least …

Terrorism

April Meal Planner: 30 Colorful, Healthy Meals To Keep Your Table Fresh

April is conceptually the first month of REAL spring, so naturally, we tend to focus on light, healthy, refreshing meal options that will help us get in shape for summer. We also get to go *nuts* at the farmer’s market after months of limited seasonal food options. It’s the month of asparagus …

Cooking

Actually, Spam Is Good

Let the chefs who grew up on Spam teach you how to eat it right.<p>Straight out of the can, Spam has the mouthfeel of a pinkish pâté and the look of congealed goo, putting it in stark contrast with artisanal cookery. "It doesn't check any of the boxes of ethically sourced, local, healthy, or organic," …

10-point maintenance check for your road bike

Despite road bikes being a relatively simple mechanical device, many cyclists focus on just one or two areas when it comes to maintenance. They might …

7 quick and easy ways to clean your bike to a sparkling shine

Washing your road or mountain bike after riding can be a pain. It's important to do it regularly though, to keep it in good working order, make …

8 Gorgeous Fillers That Rock On Sourdough

Sourdough is such a delight and thankfully, easy to get hold of if you’re not one for meticulously nurturing a starter. It’s the basis for so many …

Bike & Kit: Clothing

Don’t let changeable conditions ruin your riding.<p>Knowledge Level: Intermediate<p>Published on: 18/03/2015<p>Windproof, waterproof or softshell? Buying a …

Stopping Bike Squeaks

Besides the annoyance, squeaks are a warning sign – a plaintive cry for help as it were. A persistent squeak, creek or click can be a torturous …

8 Ways Cycling Will Make You Healthier

Riding a bike can help you lose weight, recover from injury, and even get smarter—and that's just for starters

Foam-Rolling Moves for Every Cycling Muscle

Performing these seven self-massage moves will help keep you rolling ache- and pain-free

7 banned games and the crazy reasons behind it

Why Are You Always Staying Up Past Your Bedtime?

The consequences of not getting enough sleep are evident to all of us—and yet we’re constantly staying up later than what our internal biological …

Sleep

Eat pulses; lose weight, says new research - so try these recipes

A study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition has shown eating just one portion of pulses a day helps weight loss by making you feel fuller and also reduces "bad" cholesterol.<p>Research by lead author Dr Russel De Souza, conducted with the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute of St …

Nutrition

18 Vegan Snack Recipes to Satisfy Every Craving

It's easy enough to find vegan snacks; after all, things like store-bought hummus, fruit, and some crackers come that way naturally. But when a real craving hits, we tend to want something packed with tons of flavor—like a sweet-and-sour eggplant caponata for dipping, a batch of hearty homemade …