Jeff Lebowski

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Is it the end for the 34t chainring?

<b>Once favoured by climbers and sportive riders alike, the commonplace 50/34 compact is losing popularity. Marc Abbott finds out why</b><p>Ten years ago, word …

Road Bikes

What do different airlines charge to fly your bike around Europe and the world?

<b>Infographic from Yellow Jersey Cycle Insurance shows the cost of taking your bike on leading carriers</b><p>If you’re confused by the cost of flying with …

Regulation

BEST RIDES: Vaud Alps, Switzerland

The air is brisk and our breath is visible. The whirring of our chains and the occasional chirp of electronic shifting is all that breaks the silence …

Release Commuter Bag | IB-BA1 – BV USA Bicycle Gear– High Quality Outdoor Bike Accessory Outfitters | The Cycling Life

Product Description<p>The quick-release commuter trunk bag clips on and releases within 3 seconds – no straps required!<p>An integrated hand carrying strap …

Survey the Swiss Landscape with This Breathtaking Aerial Bike Ride

You may want to take up long-distance biking after viewing this daring ride through Switzerland.<p>With an intense, gnawing soundtrack pushing the viewer closer and closer to an invisible edge, an experiential video by Emanuel Schafer and Alexandre Blaise follows a cyclist through the small Swiss …

Skateboarding

Seto Inland Sea, Japan: Land of the riding sun - Cyclist Australia/NZ

Cyclist heads to Japan to discover the Seto Inland Sea, a water wonderland of bridges, islands and incredible views. This was a ride we won’t soon …

Cycling

Technical FAQ: The benefits of silk tubulars

<b>Dear Lennard,</b><br>I have long heard of silk casings for high-end track tubulars, but it seems that silk casings have begun appearing (or reappearing?) on …

A Weekend In Lake Maggiore, Switzerland

After a quick 24 hours stop in Zurich, we caught the train to the Ascona, home to the Eden Roc Hotel – set right on the banks of Lake Maggiore. Lake …

9 Simple Life Adjustments to Beat Burnout

​Seek Out “Just-Manageable Challenges” in Areas of Your Life in Which You Want to Grow<p>mikkelwilliam/Getty Images<p>Advertisement - Continue Reading Below<p>Just manageable challenges are those that barely exceed your current abilities. If you feel fully in control, make the next challenge a bit harder; …

Mindfulness

Chris Froome leads descending masterclass at the Critérium Dauphiné

Chris Froome

An Idiot’s Guide to Building an Ethereum Mining Rig

Let us hash.<p>In March, the price of an Ether cryptocurrency token rose to an all-time high of around $25. This was good news for investors in Ethereum—the blockchain-based distributed computing platform that uses Ether as its currency—who had watched the cryptocurrency's price stagnate at under $10 …

Greenland Ice Loss 2002-2016

The mass of the Greenland ice sheet has rapidly declined in the last several years due to surface melting and iceberg calving. Research based on …

Antarctic Ice Loss 2002-2016

The mass of the Antarctic ice sheet has changed over the last several years. Research based on observations from NASA’s twin NASA/German Aerospace …

The art of the descent: Sierra Nirvana

The key elements that separate the great from the good can often be reduced to simple numbers. A rider’s weight, build, power, Vo2 max, lactic …

How to reach your optimal cycling weight

Achieving your optimal cycling weight will make you faster and fitter. But what is it and how do you reach it?<p>How to lose belly fat by cycling<br>• 10 …

Training for power with Canyon//SRAM’s Tiffany Cromwell

<b>We asked the Canyon//SRAM rider for some training sessions that would help riders targeting peak power</b><p>It’s easy to put yourself into a box as a …

Performance Testing

A Breakdown of the Cycling Pedal Stroke

Pedaling a bike is more than clipping in and letting the circular mechanics of the chain ring and crank arm do the work for you. Riders need to …

Airborne particles cause more than 3m early deaths a year

GOVERNMENTS fret over traffic and other local nuisances that create filthy air. But research just published in <i>Nature</i> by Zhang Qiang, of Tsinghua …

Particles

Golden slippers: Assembling Greg Van Avermaet’s custom Rocket7 cycling shoes

<i>When it comes to gear, victory at the Olympics imparts on its winner one inalienable right: wholesale justification for draping anything and</i> …

Creating Usability with Motion: The UX in Motion Manifesto

The following manifesto represents my answer to the question — “As a UX or UI, designer, how do I know when and where to implement motion to support …

UI Design

The Superman's Return - Michael Guerra is back on bike to fight road cyclists' crimes

Superman

Sports science, marginal gains and common sense | The Science of Sport

<i>Below is an expanded version of an article I wrote for a South African newspaper on Monday this week. It concerns Matthew Syed’s and Dave</i> …

YouTube

YouTube

Six winter cycling exercises for strength and conditioning (video)

Winter is the ideal time to concentrate on strength and conditioning work. With in-the-saddle time inevitably diminishing as the weather worsens, the …

6 Tips for Post-Ride Recovery Food

You just did a long, hard ride. You walk in the door, park your bike, and, in a mild daze, shuffle into the kitchen. But in your fatigue, making a smart nutritional choice feels as complicated as cooking in the dark.<p>It doesn’t have to be so hard. In my new book, <i>Fuel Your Ride,</i> I write about …

Nutrition

Watch: Dog joins bike race; has the time of its life as it races ahead of peloton

Dog vs Peloton!<p>Dog vs Peloton!<p>Posted by Bike Pro Cycling on Friday, February 17, 2017<p>Unlikely as it seems, dogs have a proud history in pro cycling, …

It’s about 50 degrees warmer than normal near the North Pole, yet again

Peer at a map of the Arctic and it glows fluorescent red. The warmth, compared to normal, is again nearly off the charts.<p>It’s crazy and perhaps unsettling, but we have seen it coming.<p>In my Feb. 1 story, ‘Beyond the extreme’: Scientists marvel at ‘increasingly nonnatural’ Arctic warmth, I stated …

Global Warming

RCUK's essential guide to road cycling in Mallorca

<b>Mallorca has become a cycling hotspot in recent years. Located in the Balearic Islands, and therefore promising mild-to-hot sunny weather for most of</b> …

HiiT Mania! High Intensity Intervals for Every Cycling Goal

Eventually, you outgrow your old workouts and need to go even harder if you want to keep your fitness gains going along an upward trajectory. That means more high-intensity interval training.<p>When you push yourself to your absolute upper limits, everything—endurance, power, lactate threshold, …

Exercise