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One Man's 40,000km Journey Across the World By Bicycle

Originally starting in London, photographer and writer Rob Lutter set off on an ambitious global journey, hoping to travel across 40,000km on his bicycle. Along the way, the goal has been to not only photograph the many sites he visits, finding inspiration from his travels and the people he meets, …

Cycling

Modern Bicycle Folds Up Easily for Quick Transport

<i>One Shot</i> is a unique concept by designers Valentina Vecchia and Marilena Alberga that takes a fixed-belt bicycle and allows it to fold up into a small and easily transportable package. Bike design has become an increasingly common area of study due to its rise in popularity among urban residents …

Commuting

The New Mid-Life Crisis Is: Being Awesome

<b>In March of this year, at a Kmart in Petaluma, California, I bought my friend Amy her very first road atlas.</b> She’s 45, and we had talked about her …

Mem:o

Whether you want to track every purchase you make at the grocery, the number of hours you spent at the gym, or every book you've ever read, do so …

How to Get Abs Quick

Forget crunches. If you want to get faster, fitter, and stronger, you need to train your core like a runner.<p>A generation ago, you’d be hard-pressed to find elite runners paying attention to their abs. Today, it’s practically mandatory. “Our coaches drill the importance of core conditioning into our …

The Best New Exercises for Women

Discover the best workout for women that you're not doing

The State of Bike Commuting

Since 2000, record numbers of Americans have parked their cars and ridden their bikes. Here’s a look at who’s riding where.<p><b>Rapid Results</b><p>Installing a mile-long protected lane on Ninth Avenue in New York City resulted in a 49% estimated potential increase in retail sales among merchants located along …

Swingbyte

Start getting real, useful data about your golf swing so you can make serious improvements with Swingbyte ($150). This simple device quickly attaches …

Fry Fat With Intervals

Intervals aren't just for racers and people who care about getting faster—they're also incredibly useful for anyone trying to lose weight<p>A few years ago, I took a new client I was training out for a ride. She had a significant amount of weight to lose, so she'd bought a bike and had been riding …

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 …

Man Removing Graffiti, Becomes Graffiti Himself

Street artist DS sure has a sense of humor. After snapping a photo of a guy removing his graffiti off a wall, he ironically turned the guy into his latest stencil piece. Can you imagine the look on the guy's face once he's realized that he's been graffitied onto the same wall?<p><b>DS' website</b> <br>via …

Streetwear

Artist Redesigns Portraits of Masculine Figures in Pink

<i>The Pinks</i> is a series of portraits by painter Scott Scheidly that transforms male political and pop culture figures using a pink color palette. Iconic, masculine characters like Blondie (played by Clint Eastwood) in <i>The Good, the Bad and the Ugly</i> are given a redesign to reflect the power that the …

Clint Eastwood

Top Street Artists Create 20 Massive New Murals in Richmond

Wouldn't it be great if all cities had a massive mural project like this? Visit Richmond, Virginia within the next five years to witness a huge undertaking. The Richmond Mural Project brings together some of the best street artists from around the world to create over 100 murals within the next …

Streetwear

Ithaca, New York

Big hills, fast descents and local wine make central New York a cycling nirvana.<p><b>Ups And Downs:</b> The Two Gorges Ride, a Finger Lakes Cycling Club Sunday outing, connects several glacier-carved waterfalls to create a 28-mile route through rolling countryside. The route climbs wooded backroads, …

5 Steps to Find Your Inner Balance and Feel Less Anxious

<b>“Within you there is a stillness and a sanctuary to which you can retreat at any time and be yourself.” ~Hermann Hesse</b><p>As a child in ballet I was …

Positive Thinking

How to Focus a Wandering Mind

We’ve all been there. You’re slouched in a meeting or a classroom, supposedly paying attention, but your mind has long since wandered off, churning …

When You Don’t Have a Clear Purpose: 4 Helpful Mantras to Adopt

<b>“Don’t take life too seriously. You’ll never get out alive.” ~Elbert Hubbard</b><p>I have always defined my life by my career. I think that was my first …

Puerto Rico

Bicycle Portraits

162 Portraits<p>Stan Engelbrecht and Nic Grobler have published the best 162 portraits and stories of the over 500 portraits of cyclists they’ve photographed during their two-year journey around South Africa. Divided over three books, each contains 54 stories, and also two essays each by local South …

South Africa

Claire Marie Hodges, First Female National Park Ranger

<b>In the summer of 1918, toward the end of World War I,</b> pickings were slim for able-bodied, non-deployed men to fill manual labor jobs. Women were …

Charting Adventure: A Guide to Our Fears

Adventurous people are not by nature a fearful sort. But, you know, there are a few things that do give<p>youus the willies. And here, with the might of …

Women Petition to Ride Tour de France

Top female cyclists call for race organizers to hold shorter women’s stages on the same days as the men’s<p>Every year during July, former world time trial champion Emma Pooley hears the same question: Why aren’t you riding the Tour de France? And every year, the British cyclist is forced to give the …

Your Best Century

How to get ready for a long, rewarding day in the saddle<p>Riding 100 miles in a single day is a rite of passage for many cyclists. As long as you have a solid game plan, you’ll be able to attain your goal—whether you’re supporting a cause, enjoying a fun day with friends, beating your best time, or …

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Treating Saddle Sores

Monday Mailbox is a series of posts dedicated to questions received over email. Here is one that pops up now and again:<p><i>This is embarrassing, but</i> …

How to Get the Best iPad Bike Apps

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