Charles Ku

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How to plan the perfect trip to Spain

<b>(CNN) —</b> When you hear " Spain ," what's the first thing that comes to mind? Madrid's stately Plaza Mayor? Barcelona's mind-bending architecture? Next time you plan a trip to the Iberian Peninsula, consider getting off the beaten path: Spain is far more diverse than meets the eye.<p>Of course, Madrid …

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Cycling in Taiwan: Best Routes and Travel Tips - Love & Road

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Bucket list: 16 brilliant things to do once in your life in Spain

<b>Visit the Alhambra</b><p><i>Photo: Slaunger/Wikimedia</i><p>The Moorish fortress in Granada is Spain’s most-visited tourist attraction for a reason; the stunning …

The Best Bike Rides Near Your 12 Favorite Cities

It’s easy to pass over a great ride because you don’t know the area, don't know the route, or just need a kick in the pants to mix things up and try something new. But don't worry: We're here to help you break out of your rut. We talked to experts, pros, and tour guides—and consulted Strava and Map …

Peter Sagan’s training secrets: A week in the life of the triple world champion

<b>Peter Sagan has already established himself as not only one of the best riders of his generation, but also of all-time. Here Sagan and his coach</b> …

Mountain bike groupsets: buyer's guide - MBR

Shimano and SRAM groupsets explained.<p>Do you know the difference between XTR and Deore? Eagle and GX? Read this easy to use guide all about mountain …

The 6 Best Car-Free Bike Roads in the US

Avoid the auto traffic and ride these scenic roads, some of which are open only to bikes for part of the year<p>By now, most of us likely at least know one cycling friend who’s had a close encounter with a car. Whether it was an unintentional buzzing, or a full-on crash resulting in bumps, bruises, or …

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A Quick Guide To The Most Effective Poses For Mountain Bikers - Monthly Yoga With Abi

"Yoga has remarkable brain-scrubbing attributes." - Joe Rogan<p>Practicing yoga has significant mental benefits for athletes including sharpening …

Oregon Timber Trail opens with 640 miles of singletrack, campsites & ghost towns

Looking for an epic adventure? Or several mini-epic adventures? The new Oregon Timber Trail is the fruit of 18 months of planning, labor and mapping, …

25 Most Important Bicycles of All Time

It's hard to imagine a world without bicycles, but our favorite way to get around and raise our heart rate is a relatively recent invention: The bicycle celebrated its 200th birthday this summer. The first bike ride took place on June 12, 1817.<p>When Baron Karl Freiherr von Drais of Germany piloted a …

Frank Schleck: how to climb like a Tour de France pro

As the Tour de France enters the mountains, two-time stage winner Frank Schleck talks to The Telegraph about the training rides, nutritional boosts and mental tricks needed to conquer the biggest mountains in Europe<p>Don’t try to be a rock star cyclist<p>If you want to climb like a pro, start out full …

The 4-Minute Abs Workout You’ll Love to Hate

There are so many ways to work your abs, but sometimes, you just don't have time for a long, complicated routine. The good news? You can get in a …

Fit Chick's 10 Minute Fat-Frying Workout

No time? Use these dynamic exercises to put all your muscles in motion, raise your heart rate, improve power, and make some muscle to burn fat and stay fit. By activating nearly every muscle in your body and keeping your heart rate relatively low, you'll signal your metabolism to burn fat for fuel, …