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5 Tips on Getting Faster

How to maximize your body to squeeze out every last watt<p>Once you're up and riding regularly, it takes a brass-tacks approach to your training if you want to get even faster. So taking into account metrics like VO2max, lactate threshold, and power output, here are five ways to increase the …

This LA Craft Beer Hotline Is Both Hilarious and Informative

You know how, around Thanksgiving, news programs and food magazines start rolling out stories about that turkey hotline you can call for cooking advice? Well Los Angeles now has its own version of that — except it’s all about craft beer, and it’s really, really funny.<p>All you have to do to dial into …

Help Wanted: beer historian

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Here's what Tour de France cyclists eat and drink within an hour after racing

All meals are important for the riders competing in Tour de France, one of the world's most grueling endurance events. But the one eaten immediately after racing five hours is the most critical to recovery and rehydration, and therefore performance. In a short window of about an hour, the cyclists …

Is this the end of craft beer?

Have we taken our eyes off the ball? Beer lovers spent most of 2015 rejoicing at the surge in sales of quality beer and the unstoppable rise of small …

If You're Buying Large Format Craft Beer, You're Getting Screwed

If You’re Buying Large Format Craft Beer, You’re Getting Screwed<p>2 minute Read<p>In the olden days, you used to save money as the packaging size for an …

Bud Light just redesigned its beer can.

<i>This</i> <b>post</b> <i>originally appeared on</i> <b>Business Insider</b><i>.</i><p>Bud Light looks nearly unrecognizable, thanks to a makeover intended to attract modern beer …

Three craft beers you should be drinking for the holidays

Craft beer is good for any occasion, but there are certain varieties that were made to celebrate the holiday season.<p>Holiday and Christmas brews have been around for hundreds of years, and American craft brewers have adapted the traditional ales of Belgium and England into a vast range of special …

Spices

Why Did My Hometown Squelch A Promising Craft Beer Company?

<i>Charlottesville, VA–</i>If you’re a traveling journalist, flying home for the holidays is a great time to reconnect with family that you’ve barely seen all year. But the downside is that you get brought up to date on all the idiotic decisions your local public officials have been making. This was the …

Beer

Opinion: Why all craft beer should be in cans

What seems like a lifetime ago, the beer can was beer’s not-so-secret shame.<p>It’s what frat guys in movies crushed on their foreheads. It’s what young …

Confederate flags found at US black church in Atlanta

<b>US police are investigating after four Confederate flags were found on the grounds of a church near the Martin Luther King Jr Center in Atlanta.</b><p>Officials said security camera footage showed two white males placing the flags on the ground at the church.<p>They were discovered by maintenance workers on …

Hulk Hogan tricked into retweeting photos of soccer stars he thinks are supporters

And Drake!<p>The Internet being the Internet, folks have responded to Hulk Hogan's dismissal from the WWE because of a racist rant by tweeting at the former wrestler to show their support. Hogan retweeted most of those messages so, the Internet being the Internet, people started messing with the …

Soccer

Brand Spotlight: Japan Blue

Over the past 5 years, Japan Blue has quietly become a household name amongst the denim community thanks in part to the same reasons that make their …

Meet The MythBusters of Making Beer

At his Brülosophy website, Marshall Schott tries to break all the rules of homebrewing, for science.<p>Marshall Schott is an avid homebrewer and head writer behind the popular Brülosophy experimentation website. Dubbed the 'MythBusters of Homebrew', Schott and his crew of brewers put the many …

San Diego craft brewing scene well worth a trip

Image 1of/7<p>Caption<p>Close<p>It wasn’t clear which was more like an actual cupcake: the blond ale in my hand or the purple-haired woman with the sweet …

Congress Could Strip Samuel Adams Of Its Craft Beer Crown

Congress is ready to get into the craft beer business, which could mean bad news for big batch craft brewers like Sam Adams.<p>Senator Ron Wyden, a …

The birth of a psychopath

<b>(CNN) —</b> After every horrific crime that shocks us, the next question we often ask is, "How could anyone do such a thing?"<p>If the criminal is a psychopath, the answer is very simple. They don't feel empathy or guilt. So instead of asking, "How could they do this horrible thing?" the more pertinent …

Psychology

One Day of Core a Week Is All You Need

Study shows a single weekly session boosts ab strength as effectively as multiple workouts<p>Something is better than nothing. We’ve all said it. But when it comes to exercise—especially strength training—few of us actually believe it. Now a study published in the Journal of Sports Medicine and …

The One Move Every Cyclist Should Try

The Spidey jumping squat thrust gives you a super-fast total body workout<p>When it comes to strength training, I’m all about efficiency. The fewer, more effective moves I can do to get through my workout and back on my bike the better. That’s why I’ve added a little lateral action to the ever-popular …

How to train like a pro rider

If you can't beat them, join them... <i>Cycling Plus</i> collected some words of wisdom from riders and experts from a variety of cycling disciplines to help …

Cycling

Learn Easy Bike Maintenance from a Pro

Bicycling’s new online course teaches you how to keep your bike running smoothly and safely—and you can do it all from home<p>Most of us would rather ride our bikes than work on them. But the alternative—heading to the shop every time we have flat tire or a skipping chain—is even less appealing. Plus, …

Beef Up Your Ride

Steak as a side dish? Harness a profound source of protein by rethinking what you know about red meat.<p>Go on, admit it: a huge ride sometimes sparks a craving for a burger or t-bone. Whether you're an unwavering carnivore or a believer that burgers are only for statin dependents, you should know how …

4 Secrets to the Perfect Plank

This staple exercise can help you focus all your power to the pedals in no time<p>If done correctly, the plank can be the least complicated part of your off-bike routine—but it will have huge effects on your power and comfort in the saddle. When you really think about it, it’s kind of amazing how not …

Why Nobody Actually Wants to Drink Your Home-Brewed Beer

Your Dave-weiser sucks. Here's five reasons why, and how to fix them.<p>In this Age of Artisan—where everything from tequila to tap handles must be handmade and small-batch—we understand the urge to do all things involved in the alcohol intake process yourself. Grow your lemons and limes on your …

Alcohol

Improve Your Sleep Quality

Get the right kind of shut-eye to wake refreshed tomorrow<p>Sleep helps you build muscle, recover from training, and even maintain a healthy weight, but most of us don’t get enough of it. While people generally equate "good sleep" with getting eight consecutive hours, a University of California–San …

Naked & Famous Left Hand Twill Denim Jacket

The first denim jacket from Naked & Famous is now available at Blue Owl! The jacket uses their Left Hand Twill fabric, and makes small modifications …

Cycling When Sick

When to ride. When to curl up with some soup. And how to avoid getting sick in the first place.<p>It’s sick season. As we all know from experience, winter is the worst time for colds and flu. For those living in colder climes, this is particularly true, as research shows that cold, dry conditions make …

Kicking the Underdog

That horse is going to trample this puppy.<p>Maybe I’m a sucker, but I can’t help but root for the underdog.<p>There’s always someone bigger, someone more …

3 Super-Easy Things Your Bike Mechanic Wishes You Would Do

Tips that will save you time and money—and prolong the life of your bike<p>So what if you’re not a virtuoso when it comes to repairing bicycles? You can still perform some routine maintenance that will not only save you money but also prolong the life of your bike—not to mention allow you to enjoy …

Kicking Butt

Gladys Bikes owner Leah Benson wants women to fall madly in love with their bikes—even if it means having some candid conversations about rear ends<p><b>Bicycling: Portland already has at least 70 bike shops. Did it really need one more?</b><br>Leah Benson: Based on all the conversations I've had with women who …