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The Douchebags are at it again with the Savage roll-cage bike case

Traveling with your bike is typically a challenge. After all, it's likely expensive, awkwardly big, and most importantly, something you don't want …

Road Bikes

These $12 Travel Bags Are Packing Game Changers, According to These 5-star Amazon Reviews

If you’ve been on the hunt for the best travel shoe bags to make packing footwear easier (and more hygienic), then rest assured, because we just …

Backpacking

Breathing Smarter For Better Performance

During any form of physical exertion, most people don't think about breath until they're gasping for it. The most advanced exercisers among us are …

What GP Staff Members Can’t Travel Without

Surfing in Sri Lanka, riding a motorcycle across Chile, riding horses in Wyoming — we do all sorts of traveling here at <i>Gear Patrol</i>, and it’s …

The 25 Best Cycling Roads in America

When you remember your best bike rides, you don’t remember the logistics of getting to the start, scheduling the ride, or juggling your workload to …

180 Perfect Gifts Under $50

<i>No matter who you’re shopping for this holiday season, we have you covered. For our Stocking Stuffers series, our writers and editors weigh in on the</i> …

The 100 Most Romantic Restaurants in the U.S.

OpenTable announced its 100 most romantic restaurants in the United States on Wednesday, identifying top picks for reservations this Valentine's …

Prickly Pear Pecan - 10 Pack

The prickly pear is a super fruit native to the deserts of Arizona. Experience the hidden delights of the Sonoran Desert with Prickly Pear Pecan. …

Gluten-Free

Active Extreme WS LS M

• Bodymapped wind protection at shoulders and parts of front<br>• Protects your body in fair and windy conditions<br>• Comforts your body in zones you need …

This furious 10-year-old Swansea City fan just summed up the club's plight perfectly on national radio

After a miserable home defeat against Brighton, every Swansea City fan will be feeling angry and disappointed this evening.<p>But it's likely few will …

Kettle Gryp

Kettle Gryp is a genius solution, a handle that turns dumbbells into kettlebells! When travelling, hotel gym´s normally only have dumbbells, but if …

How to Add Depth to Your Protagonist by Angela Ackerman

<i>One of our favorite people Angela Ackerman joins us today to talk about your protagonist! Read up!</i> <br>I love it when a story idea grips me. Often, it …

Writing

4 Ways to Prevent Formulaic Story Structure

One of the most common concerns writers have about story theory is the fear of creating formulaic story structure.If you’re following a set pattern …

How to Write Character Arcs

Think it’s enough to write a great character? Think again. If you’re going to write a story worthy of your amazing character, the first thing you …

The ultimate metabolism-reviving resistance-band workout

It won't kill your pump to skip the squat rack for a day or two and get your swole on outside in the fresh air and sunshine. All you need is a set of …

Coach, I Can't Do Pull Ups: 7 Tips to Get You There

Pull ups are a basic movement in CrossFit, yet in and of themselves they are an intermediate gymnastic movement. Starting out pulling your bodyweight …

The Most Effective, Least Boring Dumbbell Workout We’ve Tried

We have great news: You can get a brutal workout with minimal equipment and little time. The method is called an EMOM, or Every Minute on the Minute, …

20 exercises to bulletproof your joints and prevent injury

The 20 Best Glutes Exercises of All Time<p>The 6 Best SPF Moisturizers for Men's Skin<p>Are Your Running Shoes the Wrong Size?<p>What Would You Sacrifice for …

Health

15 Minutes and a Kettlebell Are All you Need for a Great Workout

Sometimes we just don’t have the time or resources for a complete workout. But it’s easy to make the most out of an ill-equipped gym space or being …

5 Exercises Every Fit Guy Must Do

These are the key exercises that you have to be doing, regardless of your specialty.<p>What does it mean to be a “fit guy?” Do you have to bench 300 lbs? Do you have to run a five-minute mile? Do you have to have a six-pack while standing?<p>If it did, I wouldn’t make the cut. Fitness, to me, is being …

Workouts

An interview with Paul Kimmage: Team Sky’s charade has been exposed

<i>Seven years ago, Irish journalist Paul Kimmage was offered the opportunity to be embedded with Team Sky. It was the first year of the British team’s</i> …

An exercise scientist demonstrates how to perform the perfect pull-up – and the moves that will make it easier

Shawn Arent, the director of the Center for Health and Human Performance at Rutgers University and a Fellow in the American College of Sports Medicine, demonstrates the proper form for the pull-up. However, if you're not ready for the pull-up, Arent has a few tricks to get you there.<p><i>Special thanks</i> …

Shape My Grip adds ergonomic, vibration damping “handles” to any drop handlebar

Ever wish that flat area on the top of your handlebar was angled just a little differently? That was the pain point that led Lee Diallo to invent the …

Ergonomics

Why the Goblet Squat Is the Most Important Lower-Body Exercise For Men | Men’s Health

From my experience training thousands of men ranging from elite special operations soldiers and NFL all-stars to busy accountants, I’ve found that the goblet squat is perhaps the most important lower-body exercise to master.<p>It’s simple and requires just one weight. Done correctly, it hammers your …

How to Embrace The Cold: A Daily Routine to Hack Your Body

<b>1. Shock the System</b><p>First Step: <b></b>Exercise the circulatory system and activate brown fat. To do it, go stand in snow barefoot. Or turn the shower cold …

You Don’t Need Orthopedic Shoes. Do This Instead.

If you’ve experienced foot pain, chances are someone has suggested you try orthotics. While these custom inserts can be very helpful for some …

5 Mobility Moves That Will Help You Lift More Instantly

There’s a lot of conflicting advice out there on warming up, stretching, foam rolling, and general mobility. So much so that it can leave you …

18 Excellent Gifts For Bicycle Enthusiasts

For those who like cycling spokes instead of piston strokes.<p>Whether you spend most of your waking hours in spandex or just enjoy cruising around town on two wheels, the holidays are the perfect time for gear upgrades. If you're angling for a new bike entirely, we have our favorite 2017 models for …

11 Innovators Making Cycling More Awesome for Everyone

These designers, artists, inventors, and visionaries represent the resurgence of small-batch, homegrown craftsmanship—and are making the experience of being a cyclist cooler than ever for the rest of us<p>Cyclists have long celebrated the art of crafting goods by hand (see: North American Handmade …

Lucho Dillitos: all natural guava fuel of the Colombian greats

If you haven’t heard of Colombian bocadillo, you’ve been missing out on one of the best tasting, most all-natural ways to stay fueled on the bike – …

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