Evan Kinney

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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. …

Two Pedal Tricks Every Cyclist Needs

The easiest ways to install cleats and remove pedals<p><b>Attach New Cleats in Exactly the Right Position</b><br>Before removing your old cleats, trace the outline or the corners of each one with a silver Sharpie (on a dark-colored sole) or a black Sharpie (on a light-colored sole). Place your new cleat within …

This Bicycle-Powered Blood Test Could Save Lives

The Spokefuge may deliver much-needed medical tests to rural Africa<p>Bicycles have long been used to deliver much needed medicine to otherwise inaccessible areas in rural Africa. In some cases, the bikes are actually used to power the medical equipment as well, which gave inventive British designer …

Bike Snob’s Winter Survival Guide

True cyclists don’t just ride their bikes—they understand them<p>It's wintertime. The snow is falling; the roads are impassable. Seasonal depression grips you as your midriff expands, your legs turn to rubber, and your forlorn bicycle sulks in a corner covered in tinsel like your drunk co-worker at …

17 AIDS Rides to Join in 2015

Whether you have a day or a week to spare, you can help fight the disease by pedaling in one of these events taking place across the country<p>December 1 marks World AIDS Day, a day to bring awareness to the millions of people suffering from the disease worldwide.<p>Although activism around AIDS has …

Time Your Protein to Maximize Your Muscles

Consuming protein before and after rides can help stave off muscle loss<p>It’s no secret that we lose muscle with age. And it’s no secret that lost muscle makes us slower. We know riding and strength training can help, as can eating plenty of protein. Now research shows that timing those two …

Saris Show-Off Rack Turns Your Bike Into Art

Stylish home storage solution puts your ride in the spotlight<p>When you ride a bike long enough, there comes a point when it takes on a special meaning for you. It might be a top-of-the-line, expensive machine, or just an old beater that has sentimental value. When it’s time to give that bike a place …

Meet the Fastest Woman to Cycle the Globe

Paola Gianotti rides 18,000 miles in 144 days<p>Italian Paola Gianotti has broken the women's Guinness World Record for circling the globe by bike. She returned home to Northern Italy last Sunday after the trip of a lifetime: Over 18,000 miles pedaled around the world in 144 days.<p>When she started her …

A Better Winter Warm-Up

Our coaching expert shares one of his favorite routines<p><b>We've all been</b> told to spin easy for 15 to 20 minutes before a hard ride. But there's a more effective way to warm up. By focusing on a few short efforts that ramp up in intensity, you'll get your muscles in the groove sooner, without stressing …

The Diet of Youth

Turn back time with the Mediterranean diet<p>Scientists have been singing the praises of the Mediterranean diet for two decades. Grounded in fresh fruits, non-starchy vegetables, olive oil, legumes, fish, and unrefined grains, along with moderate amounts of cheese, yogurt, and wine, the traditional …

How to Prevent Muscle Cramps

Prevent muscles from seizing by ordering up a custom hydration plan. It's easier than it sounds.<p>Will Sherman was 10 minutes from his best result as an amateur mountain bike racer when his quads seized, causing him to crash hard on a flat section of Indiana singletrack. As his muscles cramped into …

Can You Biohack Your Way to Peak Performance?

The ECHO H2 smart patch promises to take the guesswork out of training and racing with real time lactate, hydration, and glucose analysis<p>Exercise scientists have been “biohacking”—peeking inside an athlete’s physiology to maximize training, nutrition, and performance—for decades. But for decades …

3 Interval Workouts for Winter

Ditch the long, slow (and cold!) rides for these quick and potent fitness boosters—plus how to decode training terms like tempo and VO2 max<p>There's a lot to love about winter, but most of us cut back on our riding as daylight dwindles, temperatures drop, and our motivation wanes. Who can blame us? …

The Simplest, Most Versatile Shifter Ever

One Street’s new shift lever is made with a bottle cap and compatible with almost any drivetrain—and it’s only $20<p>If you’ve replaced any parts on your bike recently, there’s a good chance you lamented the process. “What makes bike parts so expensive, anyway?!” you groaned as you chased tiny screws …

11 Best Hangover Foods

Don’t let a night out on the town lead to a bad (or missed) day on the bike. Here are 11 easy ways to cure—or even prevent—a hangover.<p>Holiday season means family, friends, parties, and drinks. All of which can lead to uncomfortable mornings spent hiding in dark rooms eating greasy food and …

What’s the Best Time of Day To Ride?

It depends on whether your goal is speed or weight loss, recent research suggests<p>Is it better to work out in the morning or evening?<p>It’s a question I’ve been asked a dozen times.<p>My go-to reply is generally, “The best time to work out is the time you can work out.” Because really, we’re all pretty …

7 Cool Cycling Vending Machines

A handy way to get a new tube or grab a quick snack after the bike shop has closed

A Step-by-Step Guide to Cleaning Your Bike

Our slightly obsessive but totally doable key to making your bike shine