Hugh Stone

2,167 Flips | 5 Magazines | 108 Likes | 5 Following | 298 Followers | @heuston | Keep up with Hugh Stone on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Hugh Stone”

Rainfall forecasts are often misunderstood, but here is how to make sense of them

We hate to rain on your parade, but we have some bad news — you have probably been reading the weather forecast all wrong.<p>The Bureau of Meteorology …

Weather

Silca Tyre Lever Premio Set

road.cc test report<p><b>Make and model:</b> Silca Tyre Lever Premio Set<p><b>Size tested:</b> Black<p><b>Tell us what the product is for</b><p>They're for people with carbon rims …

Carbon Fiber

Ride Like A Pro: Group Ride Rules!

Being strong is one thing, but knowing how to ride safely in a group is quite another. There are a series of basic rules for cyclists to follow in …

Cycling

Strava is making a huge change to its premium membership: here's all you need to know

Strava’s Premium model has been totally overhauled and is being replaced with Strava Summit, which separates its core features into three distinct …

Cycling

After '3 Weeks of Pain,' an American With a Broken Shoulder Finished Last in the Tour de France. Why He Kept Riding is Truly Inspiring

Lawson Craddock crashed and broke his shoulder on the first day of this year's Tour de France. Yet he kept riding. And not just for himself.<p>Lawson Craddock just finished 145th in the Tour de France, earning him the informal title of "lanterne rouge," the last-placed rider based on overall time. He …

Tour de France

The 12 Most Jaw-Dropping Moments of the 2018 Tour de France

From nail-biting stage wins to unbelievable crashes, here are our favorite moments of the Tour this year<p>1 of 12<p>Greipel and Gaviria’s Head-Butt Bungle<p>André Greipel and Fernando Gaviria finished Stage 8 in second and third place, respectively, but both had their victories stripped after a bit of …

Road Cycling

A Brief History of Jumping the Tour de France

On a hot afternoon last week in the southeast of France, 30-year-old Frenchmountain biker Alexis Bosson sat on his downhill bike. He stared at the wooden ramp that would launch him over the road gap below and into instant Internet glory. He and his nine-member crew from the nearby city of Annecy …

Road Cycling

Here’s Why You Should Ride for 10 Hours Every Week

This magic number can set you up for some seriously optimal aging<p>Want to double your odds of aging disease-free and fully functional? Get out and ride for 10 hours a week.<p>That’s the take-home message of a new study from the University of Sydney, which found that adults who got the most exercise—the …

World Health Organization

The Physics of Drafting in the Tour de France

Power is the most important thing in road bicycle racing like the Tour de France. If you want to move along on a bike at a constant speed, you have …

Tour de France

Moment of truth for Thomas as brutal stage awaits

BAGNERES-DE-LUCHON, France (Reuters) - The Tour de France is set for its moment of truth on Wednesday as the peloton prepares for a brutal 17th stage that could decide whether leader Geraint Thomas or defending champion Chris Froome will wear the yellow jersey in Paris.<p>FILE PHOTO: Cycling - Tour de …

Road Cycling

Everything you need to know how data is tracked and measured at the Tour de France

The “peloton” – the pack of competing cyclists from rival teams working together to hunt down the leaders in a cycling race – is one of the most …

Shimano PD-A600 pedal review: Single-sided gravel goodness

<i>Shimano’s single-sided PD-A600 SPD road pedal isn’t new; far from it, in fact. First introduced in 2010, it was originally billed as an Ultegra-level</i> …

Carbon Fiber

"I can't go that fast" - Mark Cavendish

Mark Cavendish (Dimension Data) has endured a frustrating opening week of the Tour de France and opened up on what's been going wrong after the Stage …

On your bike: the best books about cycling

In <i>Mythologies</i>, Roland Barthes argued that the Tour de France was an epic ritual as much as it was a sporting event. For Barthes the race, which set off from the village of Noirmoutier-en-l’Île in north-west France last Saturday, traversed “a veritable Homeric geography”, providing a way to map a …

Cycling

Review: Brooks Cambium C13 Saddle

More hip, less hipster<p>As a second-generation-bike-industry dork, I’ve been surrounded by bikes and components my entire life. My childhood basement …

The Best Pour-Over Coffee Maker You Can Buy in 2018

<i>This definitive guide to the best pour-over coffee makers of 2018 compares the Chemex, Hario V60 and Kalita Wave. We spoke to three coffee veterans</i> …

10 weird and wonderful derailleurs – and how they changed cycling

If your bike has gears, the chances are it also has derailleurs. These mechanical marvels which move the chain when you move up or down a gear may be a small part of the bicycle, but the myriad designs reveal a lot about the history of cycling. Over the nearly 40 years I’ve spent working in bike …

Mountain Biking

‘How do cyclists pee in a race?’ – you asked Google and we’ve got the answer

<b>Sometimes they just need a little push from a team-mate to keep rolling...</b><p>Google’s autocorrect can provide us with a wealth of information around the …

Cycling

Lost and found: Painful memories of a bike tour that shaped two lives

I’ve had 15 years to think through this story and I still don’t know how to start it.Perhaps I should open it with me ruminating through a sea of …

Celebrities Who Ride Bikes

1 of 25<p>Getty ImagesAnthony Harvey / Stringer<p>Pippa Middleton<p>Princess Kate's younger sister participates in various bike races and triathlons, and she even rode across the U.S. in 2014 to raise money for charity. If that doesn't say “dedicated cyclist,” then we don't know what does.<p>Advertisement - …

Image: moses GIFs | Find, Make & Share Gfycat GIFs

The untold truth of coffee

Americans drink about 280.5 million cups of coffee a day and spend about twenty dollars a week on coffee drinks. I start every day with a nice cup of …

NeuroGum Keeps You Awake Without Coffee Jitters

Gum that keeps you awake but doesn't make you shake.<p>Whether it's coffee, tea, energy drinks, or supplements, caffeine is a college student's most …

This Industry-Standard Coffee Maker Showed Me How to Make Better Coffee, and It’s Just $17

Often unacknowledged by those already into specialty coffee, getting into coffee is intimidating. Before I made the leap myself, I was making pots of …

Hey Skip: Handmade Bicycle Show Australia 2018

Last weekend, after a couple of previous attempts, Australia finally hosted a very successful Handmade Bicycle Show in Melbourne. It’s a positive indication of the incredibly vibrant and innovative level of our local scene.<p>From ultra-modern, fast-paced and sleek road machines to classic lugged …

Mountain Biking

Pepper’s Tumbleweed Prospector Rohloff Peru Divide Touring Bike

Instagram. It opens the door to people’s lives. Their existence, their motivations, their day-to-day routines, and their ambitious undertakings. With …

Guide: How To Put Together an Ultralight Bikepacking Kit

<b>Want to minimise your luggage setup by putting together an ultralight bikepacking kit? You’ve come to the right place.</b> Lots of people in the …

Bikepacking

Fitter, faster and clad in lycra: the middle-aged men racing against stereotypes

MAMIL, a documentary exploring the lives and motivations of men who cycle, is surprisingly emotional<p>You see them everywhere. Kitted out in form-hugging Lycra, cycling in groups down leafy lanes, racing past buses on crowded roads, chatting on corners. Now they’re on cinema screens, too. A …

Middle Age

All cyclists will need to fit detection beacons, says cycle industry boss

“Bicycles will definitely have to communicate with other vehicles," says CONEBI's general manager.<p>Many lives would be saved if cyclists used …