Michael Pickens

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Canyon Urban Bike

Renown bicycle manufacturer Canyon have presented the Urban range, a series of bikes aimed at the urban commuter. Two versions are available, the …

Rollor Suit Carrier

Fellow commuters, are you looking for a way to carry your suit to the office in a practical, stylish and crease-free way? Meet Rollor, a clever suit …

Commuting

Bike Design Project | By Oregon Manifest

The Bike Design Project by Oregon Manifest challenges five teams from five cycling-centric cities in the US to design the ultimate urban utility …

Design

Rhino Laces

Rhino Laces are known as "The only unbreakable laces on the planet”, the creators state that they cannot be burned, cut, chopped, sawed, destroyed, …

Apidura | Ultralight Cycling Bags

Apidura is a new brand that makes ultralight cycling bags for bikepacking and distance road cycling. The brand takes weight saving seriously, and …

Cycling

Bike amnesty: advice for bikes that have been dormant all winter

As the sun has started to pop out more often, I’ve seen more and more bikes on the roads which appear to have emerged from sheds and been thrust into …

Roads

How To: Thread Internal Cables Without the Headache

Apparently a shop vac and a bit of thread is all that’s been missing from my repertoire of shop tricks. Have you tried this in the past or have …

Six Ways America Is Like a Third-World Country

Although the U.S. is one of the richest societies in history, it still lags behind other developed nations in many important indicators of human …

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Whip Up Homemade Energy Truffles

Try this wholesome alternative to packaged products.<p>These truffles have the two-pronged value of being homemade energy bars—reminiscent of the popular Larabar—and wholesome desserts—kind of like fruit and nut truffles. As the former, they provide high quality energy for before a workout: unrefined …

Food

Associated Press News

Garmin Fenix 2

Garmin Fenix 2 is the latest offering by the GPS navigation specialists. Garmin says this is the "ultimate outdoor navigation and fitness watch”, …

Start from Seed: Tips to Grow Your Garden Cheaply

Last year, I spent a bunch of money on annuals and perennials for my small backyard plot. This year, I've vowed to be more like my dad, who always …

Urban Dry Bags | By Chrome Industries

Chrome Industries have introduced a new line of bags for the urban commuter. The Urban Dry Bags collection includes three versatile roll top …

Commuting

Winter Boots

With cold temperatures still sweeping across the country we thought of elaborating a list of some of our favorite winter boots. We tried to keep the …

How Compost is Made

Where I live in Portland, Oregon, the compost and recycling bins are picked up every week, but the trash bin only every second week. When the program …

Good Housekeeping

Good Housekeeping reaches an audience of 30+ million each month. In addition to the magazine brand, the Good Housekeeping Institute is the consumer …

Gift Ideas | Bike Commuter

Commuting to work by bike makes more sense than ever before. Today´s roundup of original gift ideas is dedicated to commuter cyclists, we feature a …

Training And Racing With Whole Foods

<i>Is that a banana in your jersey?</i><p>Many triathletes generally avoid the junk—no processed foods, no simple sugars, just good whole foods—in their daily …

The Best Foods For Runners

The 15 foods runners need every week for good health and top performance.<p>Most supermarkets stock more than 30,000 items, yet every time we race up and down the aisles of the grocery store, we toss into our carts the same 10 to 15 foods. Which isn't such a bad thing, as long as you're taking home …

Nutrition

Kale-Almond Pesto

Sick of red sauce? Shake up your pasta with this easy pesto recipe from Joanna Golub.<p>​<p>​<p><b>Related:</b><br>—See excerpts and recipes from the new Runner's World Cookbook.<br>—Buy the book! Get all the delicious runner-friendly meals, snacks, and desserts. Order the cookbook today.

Healthy Eating

The Big 7 Body Breakdowns

How to avoid (and recover from) the most common running injuries.<p>In an ideal runner's world, every step of every mile would be 100 percent pain-free. No aches, no twinges, no lingering soreness from yesterday's workout. The reality is that many runners constantly deal with a slight (or not so …

Pain

Five Steps to a Triathlon Taper

<i>by Ben Greenfield/photo courtesy of X2Performance</i><p>“Tapering” is a word us triathletes use to call the time spent in the weeks before a race to let …

Triathlons