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Faster Fitness

Nine short workouts that deliver big results.<p>The average pro cyclist trains 20 to 30 hours a week and logs 20,000 to 25,000 miles each year—farther than the average American drives in that time. Too many of us mere mortals mistakenly believe we need to approach that sort of volume to reach our …

Predator Cycles Takes One-Piece Majors Handlebar-Stem Combo to the Trails

We first spotted Predator Cycles at NAHBS in Denver, where they showed The Major, a carbon fiber combination of FSA stem and road handlebars to …

Survey Says You Need an Upgrade – 27.5 or Bust

Earlier this month, SingleTracks.com conducted a survey of just under 500 riders to try and read the markets pulse. Having sat through (and passed!) …

Lactic Acid 101

We separate fact from fiction for this vital cycling fuel source<p><b>FACT:</b> It’s a source of energy. <br>Lactic acid, or lactate, is a chemical that your body produces 24/7, even while you’re doing nothing, says L. Bruce Gladden, PhD, professor of kinesiology at Auburn University. Its purpose? To feed your …

Evelyn Stevens Is Hungry for More

After a season of highs and lows, the Specialized-lululemon star has big plans for 2014<p>By now, pretty much everyone knows the story of Evelyn Stevens, the investment banker who first jumped on a bike back in 2007 and quickly discovered she had superhuman talent. Six years later she has become …

Tech Breakdown – 2014 Crank Brothers Iodine, Cobalt Alloy Mountain Bike Wheels Roll Out

Last week, we treated you to an inside look at Crank Brothers, the company. This week, we’ve got the full story behind their 2014 wheels. Or, the …

How Calories Work

You eat, burn, and count them. Here’s how to master calories.<p><b>What They Are</b><br>A measurement of energy in food. Scientists estimate it using a formula that factors in a food’s macronutrient content. The key word here is estimate—things like fiber or how much a food is processed can affect calorie count. …

Tradeshow Roundup: Mountain Bikes – Big, Small & Electric

Across the halls of Eurobike and Interbike, there’s always more to see than we have time to cover properly…so we do some drive by photo shooting.<p>Per …

Associated Press News

Justice Says FISA Was Used To Help Crack 2010 Oregon Bomb Plot

The case against a Somali-born U.S. citizen convicted in a foiled bombing plot was built partly on secret information "obtained or derived" from the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, the Justice Department has acknowledged.<p>A jury convicted Mohamed Osman Mohamud in January of attempting to use …

FAA Orders Apnea Testing For Overweight Pilots, Controllers

U.S. pilots and air traffic controllers who are deemed overweight will be screened for obstructive sleep apnea, or OSA, a condition that could cause them fatigue on the job, endangering the lives of air passengers, a new FAA order says.<p>In a recent memo, the Federal Aviation Administration's chief …

Typhoon Haiyan: UK aid work under way in Philippines

<b>Work is under way to distribute UK aid in the Philippines following Friday's devastating typhoon.</b><p>The first UK aid flight has arrived, carrying almost 9,000 emergency shelter kits, while an emergency medical team and a Royal Navy ship are on their way.<p>The British government has also pledged at least …

Edward Snowden leaks: UK 'let NSA store email addresses'

<b>The UK allowed the US National Security Agency to keep the mobile phone numbers and email addresses of ordinary Britons from 2007, reports say.</b><p>Channel 4 News and the Guardian said existing rules were modified in 2007 to allow the US to keep information swept up incidentally about Britons not …

Surveillance

Iceberg the size of Singapore breaks from Antarctica to roam the ocean

NASA's Earth Observatory says that a vast chunk of ice the size of Singapore has broken away from Antarctica, and may soon start drifting in the Southern Ocean. Named B-31 by the US National Ice Center, the slab of ice is 21 miles by 12 miles in size and now floating in Pine Island Bay, south-west …

China to loosen one-child policy and abolish labour camps

Ruling Communist party announces that couples can have two children if one parent is an only child<p>China has pledged to loosen its one-child policy and end a controversial "re-education through labour" programme, state media reported on Friday, days after the conclusion of a meeting of top Communist …