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This Is the Gluten-Free Answer to Spaghetti Carbonara

Arrange a rack in the middle of the oven and heat to 350°F. Cut the squash in half lengthwise with a sharp chef's knife. Scrape out the seeds and …

Onions

10 Essential Strength Exercises for Cyclists

Make these moves part of your regular routine to ride longer and stronger for life<p>At this point, there’s really no question that cyclists (and pretty much everybody, really) should be doing some form of resistance training.<p>With age, muscle mass dwindles and bones weaken. Strength training helps …

Cycling

How to improve your sprinting

There’s no denying it, Mark Cavendish and Chris Hoy are cycling legends. And admit it - at least part of you would love some of their sprinting …

Cycling

Tiny A-frame cabin costs just $700 to build

And it only took 3 weeks<p>Whether it’s in dollhouse form or as one of the many vacation homes that proliferated in the 1970s from Mount Hood to Fire Island, the A-frame is an instantly recognizable—and beloved—-architectural style.<p>Perhaps that’s why this DIY tiny home is just so dang cute. Built by …

Bikerumor Exclusive: Kogel Bearings seeks testers for new SRAM Eagle ceramic derailleur pulleys

Kogel Bearings is expanding their range of ceramic bearing derailleur pulleys to mountain bikes with the upcoming SRAM Eagle models. The wheels are …

Brilliant camper van conversion uses space-saving boat design ideas

For many, the adventure and variety that comes with going on a long road trip can be an extremely fulfilling experience. But living full-time in a …

Campervans

Light Painting the Outline of a Person with Long Exposure Photography

Unlike most photographers, Jason Page creates his images in complete darkness. After experimenting with long exposures of the moon reflecting over …

Light Painting

Build your own tiny house with Bunk Box plans

The Bunk Box is based on a 16 ft (4.8 m)-long double-axle trailer. There's 125 sq ft (11.61 sq m) of floorspace on the ground floor and another 72 sq …

Framing

What You Should Know About The App Design Process

And while this approach has become a truism in most of our industry, it’s far from obvious for anyone entering the field. A lot of articles have been …

UX Design

Yakima SkyRise raises the roof on car-top tent camping, gets shady for tailgating

Coming next spring to a campsite near you is the new Yakima SkyRise roof-top tent. Available in two sizes, the SkyRise will sleep up to three people …

Spigen releases strap to stop you from losing your Apple AirPods

A couple of days ago we introduced the seemingly outlandish concept of an AirPod Safety harness, but now the idea is getting the mainstream treatment …

How to self-test for weaknesses that could affect your cycling

There is an old adage: you’re only as strong as your weakest link. But how many of us proactively seek to identify these weaknesses and work on their …

Cycling
Brazil

Porridge, pasta and protein: The chef who fuels Team Sky for the Tour de France

When you take a look at Henrik Orre’s resume it is perhaps no surprise that he’s is now head chef for the most successful cycling team in the world. …

Miniature Flaming Crossbow Is A Doddle To Make And Will Annoy Your Pets

Perfect for battling rodents, singeing pets or turning Barbie dolls into Amazonian warriors, behold the tiny flaming crossbow...<p>With nothing more …

Pro Bike: Esteban Chaves's Scott Addict (video)

While his teammates are almost all aboard the Scott Foil, Orica-Greenedge‘s Esteban Chaves is one of a small group of featherweight climbers within …

See Switzerland by mountain bike with BMC and Teton Gravity Research

BMC and Teton Gravity Research have teamed up to produce a three-part video series that offers a deeper look into the stunning riding that the Swiss …

4 Supersimple Protein Bars You Can Make at Home

Whip up muscle-building treats without the bogus ingredients<p>Whether you're in the saddle or on the couch, protein is an incredibly important part of your diet as a cyclist. On the bike, protein slows digestion and lowers a food’s glycemic index, preventing spikes in your blood sugar that lead to …

Nutrition

20 Foods To Help You Shed Stubborn Pounds

Ready to knock off that final five, or start losing that first ten? Follow this simple program.<p>Many cyclists would like to lose a pound or two. Maybe five. Maybe more. Why? That's easy: to feel better, look better, improve health, and ride farther and faster.<p>However, losing weight can be …

Nutrition

A Killer Core Workout for Cyclists Who Hate Crunches

Fantastic news for crunch-haters: doing this short core workout just once a week gives you the same strength benefits as doing it two or three times weekly.<p>This 10-minute routine will work the key muscles that can improve your power and endurance in the saddle. Do 12 reps of each move, one after …

Workouts

This Photo of an Astronaut Shows How Big the ISS Is

You’ve probably seen countless photos by now of astronauts working inside and outside the International Space Station, but sometimes it’s hard to get …

One Move for a More Powerful Pedal Stroke

Hit your neglected flip side to spin smooth, strong circles<p>Most cyclists do a good job working their powerful prime pedal-pushing muscles in their glutes and quads both on the bike and in the gym with squats and leg presses. But unless you do a lot of single leg pedaling drills or otherwise …

Muscle

12 Christmas presents for the designer cyclist

While we're fans of even the most utilitarian of cycling swag, there's little more pleasing than gawping at the wares available at the more luxury …

Resistance is futile: 34 tires tested

Lennard Zinn heads to the lab with a pile of road tires to separate hype from science and find out which brands and models are fastest.The post …

Road Bikes

Porcelain Rocket Orbiter Rolltop Frame Bag Lets You Bring the Kitchen Sink

Porcelain Rocket's super-stuffable, bespoke frame bag keeps your weight centered and your style on point.<p>More than any other piece of gear, frame bags have changed the game for today's bikepacker: Centralizing the weight on your bike makes for better handling than traditional panniers or a …

Bikepacking

Apple Car could save drivers 400 billion hours per year

Morgan Stanley analysts Adam Jonas and Katy Huberty — who regularly follow Tesla and Apple — claim an autonomous Apple Car could save drivers a collective 400 billion hours of “non-productive” time each year.<p>“What is the value of 400 billion hours a year?” they write in a note to clients. “How much …

18 things you should do immediately to best prepare for the next five years

<i>This question originally appeared on Quora: What Can People Start Doing Now That Will Help Them A Lot In About Five Years?</i> <i>Answer by David Cannon, Founder, Solutionbank.org.</i><p>There’s already a lot out there, but I couldn’t resist writing a note to my 23-year-old self:<p>If you do anything, do this first …

Entrepreneurship

Power to Weight Ratio: watts per kilogram explained and how to boost yours

<b>‘Power-to-weight ratio’ is an oft quoted phrase in cycling – especially by cyclists who find themselves struggling when the terrain goes up. It’s</b> …