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Quinny Longboard Stroller

The Quinny Longboard Stroller is the new best way to get around town with your tike.<p>Built for parents who want to channel their inner Tony Hawk and for people who are sick of running strollers, this piece pairs a longboard with a car seat. Users steer the vehicle with their body weight, while …

Tentrr Is the New Airbnb for Campers

One weekend last summer, Michael D’Agostino fled Manhattan for a campground in the Catskills, where he and his wife hoped to enjoy a respite from the city’s frenzy. He pitched his tent at the last available site, which happened to be near the bathroom and the parade of people passing in and out of …

The Next Big Thing for Charity Is Running—Wherever You Want

When Gene Gurkoff’s grandfather was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, he began looking for ways to raise research money, including running three to four marathons per year.<p>“It was a lot of work to raise just a few thousand dollars per year this way,” says the former New York City finance lawyer. …

Easy DIY Nut Butters

Homemade nut butters taste great, pack cyclist-friendly nutrients, and cost less than store-bought jars. Try these five creative—and delicious—recipes.<p><b>Maple Cinnamon Walnut Butter</b><br>Walnuts are one of the few vegetarian sources of omega-3s, fats that help calm postexercise inflammation, while cinnamon …

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 …

An Alpine Cabin That Rocks

<b>Meet Antoine, a cabin disguised as a rock.</b> Or, perhaps, a sculpture disguised as a cabin disguised as a rock.<p>Antoine was commissioned by the Verbier …

Dutch Treat: Jules Brans' Yamaha XS750

The Yamaha XS750 triple is one of the most underrated motorcycles of the 1970s. It never achieved the cachet of the Honda CB750, and these days, its smaller SR400 and SR500 brethren are more popular with custom shops.<p>That makes the XS750 affordable on the secondhand market, and this super-sanitary …

Motorcycles

No Time? No Bike? No Problem.

Burpees might be the ideal way to squeeze in a workout—here’s how they can help you ride faster and stronger<p>Burpees make everything burn: Your muscles, your lungs, and most importantly, a ton of calories, making them a great exercise for days when you don’t have a lot of time or access to a bike. …

Culture

The Downsizing Uprising

A couple of weeks ago, just as summer was about to click over to fall, we snuck in one last family river trip: floating the Green River through Labyrinth Canyon, one of the country's premiere stretches of desert flat water. For five days we paddled, swam, slept on sandbars, and played under …

Minimalism

The Ultralight Hummingbird Hammock (7oz)

The Hummingbird single person hammock weighs just 7oz, is rated to hold 275 pounds, and is made in USA by an FAA certified parachute rigger.<p>I’ve been …

Backpacking

Giro Alpineduro shoes - first look

Is it a low-cut hiking boot you can bike in, or a lace-up biking shoe you can hike in? Giro's new waterproof Alpineduro shoe blends the lace-up style …

Culture

The Wow Stuff

50 components, gizmos, do-dads, eats, miscellanea, and wearables that will bring more fitness, style, safety, miles, smiles, and satisfaction to your cycling life<p><b>Parker Dusseau Commuter Suit</b><br>$485, jacket; $245, pants<br>Vaughn Brown named his San Francisco-based active-apparel company after his uncle, …

Make a Margarita That Demands Respect

It’s margarita season, friends, a time when we fill our glasses with a drink that is not only refreshing, but will keep you from dying of scurvy if stranded at sea.<p>Unfortunately, the margarita gets a bad rap, and for good reason: It’s made terribly 90 percent of the time. And that’s a shame, …

Tequila

The Best Sour Beer in the Country

You might think the sour beer trend evolved quickly, taking over bars and liquor stores seemingly overnight. But the Belgians have been brewing sour beer since the 1800s, and Americans are only now starting to catch up.<p>Sour beer, or beer with an intentionally tart, acidic taste, is a bit of a rebel …

Santa Rosa

Summer Reading with a Vengeance

Family legacies are hell to outrun, especially when violence is entwined in the ancestral DNA. This month a new batch of novels offer modern twists on the ancient themes of family, duty, revenge, and justice. The most anticipated is Peter Heller’s <i>The Painter</i> (Knopf, $25), the <i>Outside</i> contributing …

Books

How (and Why) to Flex Your Hips

Your running regimen isn’t going to make up for your workday nine-to-five. All that sitting causes serious problems with hip mobility, which are only exacerbated by the repetitive movements of endurance training.<p>“Running and cycling combine to make some of the tightest, shortest hips on the …

Yoga

Start a Cricket Farm in Your Closet

A widely available, dirt-cheap, eco-friendly superfood that has more protein density per bite than beef and is chock-full of vitamins and minerals? Look no farther than the crickets in your backyard.<p>That’s right. Those critters chirping away in your vegetable garden are more than suitable for human …

Nutrition

The New Rules of Fitness

Decades ago, fitness consisted of two workouts: all-out, all the time; and “LSD”—long, slow distance training. Then fitness went high-tech. Personal-metrics devices from companies like Polar, Garmin, Nike, and others became a billion-dollar industry. Nutrition took wild turns, too. Rocky-style …

Fitness

New Cycling Clothes from Chrome, Defeet, Donkey Label & Bluff Works

Donkey Label’s new Staple Bibshort has been a long, long time in the making. Founder Paul Krumrich has been telling us about it for what seems like …

The 20-Minute Body-Weight Strength Workout

Gyms are great for building strength and avoiding injury, but you don't have to throw down $100 a month for that. Instead, do a series of body-weight-resistance exercises that target nearly every muscle, like the following four moves from certified strength and conditioning specialist Paul …

Bodyweight Exercise

The Gear You Need to Run In the Snow

You have nothing to whine about when it comes to cold weather running. Moments after giving a gushing interview about running in the snow, a Portland woman wiped out—on television. Epic fail.<p>Needless to say, you don't want this to ever happen to you. And there are, thankfully, products designed …

Off-roading

Buggin' Out: The Best Camper on the Market

It’s easy to get caught up in appearances. Bold designs and fancy accessories are certainly to be appreciated. But that doesn’t mean they’re practical. So when Garrett Finney decided to build a pop-up trailer that was closer to a tent than an RV to tote his family around, he leaned on a decade of …

Outdoors

Buggin' Out: The Ultimate Camper

The Cricket<p>Behold the Cricket, summer's best new road-trip partner. Have a look inside.<p>Inside Space<p>With the top up, there’s nearly six and a half feet of clearance inside. With it down, the Cricket is six feet tall.<p>(Courtesy of David Bates Photography)<p>Sleeping Arrangements<p>The six-foot-long couch …

Kitchen Cabinets

Build Your Best Body

A gym-despiser's guide to easy off-season training<p>When it comes to cyclists and strength training, there are two immutable truths: We have to do it if we want to rebuild strength for next spring, and we'd much rather be organizing our sock drawers.<p>So here's our ultimate time-efficient gym workout: …

First Look: New Focus Mares CX and its innovative thru-axles

Focus has launched a new lighter, stiffer, and highly innovative version of its Mares CX frame. The German brand, which sponsors the Rapha-Focus …

The Basics of Photography: I for ISO

As we continue our series on the basics of photography, we run into the letter “I”. What better term to define in the photo world than one of the …

Cameras