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7 Things No One Tells You About Long-Distance Cycling

<b>4. You Need To Eat A Lot On The Bike</b><p>Embark on a casual 20-miler, and you’ll be fine — no snacks necessary. But once you’ve surpassed two hours of …

Cycling

Etruscan Banquets

The Etruscans, who flourished in central Italy between the 8th and 3rd century BCE, were noted in antiquity for their sumptuous banquets, drinking …

Ancient History

11 Great Bike Paths That Are Begging for a Road Trip

Explore the country this summer on these historic, stunning routes.<p>Tired of pedaling around the same paths? Breathe some new life into your regular workouts by changing up the location—there are tons of biking trails across the country that are just begging for a visit. Some might be right in own …

Hiking

What Philosophy Can Teach Us About Trump’s America—and What It Can’t

Martha Nussbaum’s new bookdiagnoses our political crisis but fails to offer a practical cure.<p>Is it even possible to be philosophical about the …

University of Chicago

When a Cyclist Sues a Group Ride

A Bay Area doctor is suing 26 fellow cyclists over crash injuries he sustained on a popular—and famously aggressive—group ride<p>It’s not so unusual for an injured cyclist to sue a driver in the event of a car-bike crash, or to seek damages over obstructions that can cause riders serious harm. But a …

Cycling

This Small City in Southern France Has Roman Ruins to Rival Rome Itself

From now until the end of September, visitors can also explore <i>Gladiators: Heroes of the Coliseum</i>, a traveling exhibition on loan from Rome that …

France

Of all personality traits, charisma is the hardest to appreciate at second hand. We read Cicero’s letters and can instantly tell that he was vain, …

Literature

Research shows Julius Caesar may have been less heroic than previously imagined

<b>LEIDEN</b><b>.-</b> The world-renowned general Julius Caesar may have been rather less heroic than we imagine, in terms of victories as well as physique. Caesar …

Ancient History

Eurobike 2018 Coverage: Bicycle Touring, Bikepacking and Adventure Gallery

<b>Here’s your Eurobike 2018 round-up! Today we’ll be looking at bike travel gear across the touring, adventure and bikepacking sectors from this year’s</b> …

Bicycle Touring

6 Roads You Gotta Ride

These cyclists have pedaled all over the United States. Here are the gems they recommend.<p>1 of 6<p>King Ridge Road; Sonoma County, California<p>“The King,” as the locals call it, includes more than 4,500 feet of climbing over 40 miles. Even in the summer, you’re likely to see 40-degree temperature swings …

Hiking

The Troubling Rise of the Ghost Bike

Paint an old bike white and place it at the roadside scene of a cyclist’s death and you have a ghost bike. It’s a variation on the crosses that dot the West to mark fatal crash sites, except ghost bikes are nondenominational and carry a second message other than grief, a message intended for …

Cycling

Why Stephen Greenblatt Is Wrong — and Why It Matters

ONE YEAR AGO THIS MONTH, Harvard Shakespeare scholar Stephen Greenblatt stepped to the podium at the Cipriani Club in New York City to accept the …

Leonardo Da Vinci

Explore the Sound of Islands That Never Existed

Sailors would sometimes come back with stories of imaginary isles.<p>As a composer, Andrew Pekler aims to make music that uses synthetic sounds to build …

South-east Asia

New Chicago Bike Map Highlights Most ‘Mellow’ Routes

When biking through Chicago, the fastest route from point A to point B isn’t always the safest – or the most relaxing.<p>Take, for example, Milwaukee …

USDOT

Worst Cycling Photos

1 of 30<p>Getty ImagesMuriel de Seze<p>Wait, so not everyone poses on their bike with a giant flamingo pool float?<p>Advertisement - Continue Reading Below<p>2 of 30<p>Getty ImagesHero Images<p>While there’s no green screen, we’re fairly certain this is an outtake of Stranger Things and the Demogorgon is after …

Halloween Costume

The Rise of College ‘Grade Forgiveness’

Universities are letting students take classes over again—a consequence of the pressure schools feel to ensure their “customers” are satisfied.<p>Over the course of the past three decades, the A has become the most common grade given out on American college campuses. In 2015, 42 percent of grades were …

College & University

Driftless Area Wisconsin Biking: Roads & Trails

The Driftless Wisconsin area in the southwest region of the state provides many choices for bike riders, from rugged mountain trails to challenging …

Hiking

Weirdest Bikes - 20 Cool Bike Photos

1 of 20<p>Continental Tires<p>Shoe Bike<p>Instead of tubes and tires, this bike comes with 12 high-performance sneakers arranged into two wheels. That’s one way to get your steps in.<p>Advertisement - Continue Reading Below<p>2 of 20<p>​Phil Miller<p>Reuleaux Triangle Bike<p>Phil Miller, a mechanical engineer who develops …

World Records

Bicycle helmets reduce risk of injury by 60 percent: Norwegian study

Over half of all Norwegians who ride bicycles do not use helmets, according to figures from the Norwegian Council for Road Safety.<p>A new study shows …

Helmets

How Entitled Parents Hurt Schools

There is a widespread view in education that poor parents are trouble: They don’t spend enough time reading to children, monitoring their homework, attending school events or helping teachers. Educators, at times, complain bitterly about them, and many policies have been designed to address these …

School Districts

Pedaling Uphill, on a Bike and in a Marriage

Joe Mungo Reed has the sort of triple-barreled name that often comes attached to a certain kind of disheveled country music star, a Ray Wylie Hubbard or a Billy Joe Shaver or a Robert Earl Keen, men you can imagine Jeff Bridges playing in the movies.<p>His middle name, Mungo, has American literary …

Tour de France

Lifelike reconstruction of Julius Caesar reveals extraordinary head (PHOTO)

A new 3D reconstruction of Julius Caesar’s head gives unprecedented insight into what the famous Roman general looked like all those years ago - …

How to Stay Fit After 40

How do athletes perform at a top level beyond age 40? This 41-year-old reveals strategies that even regular guys can use.<p>I'm not an elite athlete. I'm just a guy on the precipice of middle age who enjoys running, biking, soccer, and tennis. If I can push myself to my physical limit a couple of …

Johnson & Johnson

Harley-Davidson Selling Retro Cruiser Bicycle

Harley-Davidson is an iconic motorcycle brand, sure, but for a short time in the early 20th century the Milwaukee company actually played a stint as a bicycle maker. In an effort to introduce younger people (and potential riders) to the brand, it sold handsome cruiser bicycles between 1917 and 1922.<p>…

Motorcycles

What’s the Deal with This Creepy, Beloved Statue at the Art Institute?

It’s a Chicago treasure and a favorite of museum-goers… but what does it even mean?<p>Published June 22, 2018<p>It’s one of the most enigmatic sculptures …

Art

City

Teaching Latin to Humans

Starting about ten years ago, through a mix of monomania and dumb luck, I became proficient enough in Latin — and enough people I taught became …

Stop Trying to Sell the Humanities

Arguments that they’re useful are wrong, anti-humanistic, and sure to backfire.

Humanities

A New Wave Of Meth Overloads Communities Struggling With Opioids

Principal Mary Ann Hale dreads weekends.<p>By the time Fridays roll around, 74-year-old Hale, a principal at West Elementary School in McArthur, Ohio, is overcome with worry, wondering whether her students will survive the couple of days away from school.<p>Too many children in this part of Ohio's …

Drug Addiction

Details on the Chill New Way to Bike to Evanston

Among the 20 new miles of bikeways the Chicago Department of Transportation has planned for 2018, one of the most useful new routes will be the …

Sustainable Transport