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Ride Faster in Three Days Per Week

Can't get out every day? You can still become a better cyclist with just three rides a week.<p>Of all the training programs I've written for hundreds of athletes over the past 25 years, one of my favorite (and simplest) for cyclists of any level is the three-day magic bullet. Whether you're a …

Exercise

Strap-ID makes your medical information easily accessible to first responders

The Strap-ID is a simple identification tag that attaches to your helmet strap. It stores up to six lines of text and gives first responders ready …

First Look: The All New Santa Cruz Nomad 650B with Updated VPP Linkage (UPDATED!)

On this date last year, Santa Cruz Bikes launched the Bronson, an all new platform designed entirely around the new wheel size. In that intervening …

Bicycling's Go Faster Eating Plan

Mix and match these meals and snacks to build unlimited options<p>Each day of the GO FASTER Eating Plan, formulated by Anne Guzman, sports-nutrition consultant for Peaks Coaching Group, provides 2,000 to 2,500 calories. You'll dig into 500-calorie breakfasts, lunches, and dinners, and stoke your …

Healthy Eating

Knock Out Knee Pain

Protect your knees with these four tried and true training tips.<p><b>"PATELLOFEMORAL SYNDROME IN CYCLING</b> results from the undersurface of the knee cap rubbing too hard and for too many repetitions against the femur, grinding away the smooth cartilage on both," says Brian Prax, a physical therapist based …

Jackson Hole

How to Wash Your Bike

Four common missteps—and three tips to a fast cleanup.<p><b>WHILE THERE ARE SOME OVERZEALOUS ODDBALLS</b> out there who meticulously polish their headset spacers with Q-tips, most of us treat bike cleaning as a quick chore—if we do it at all.<p>But in your rush to get the job done, you can make mistakes that …

Cycling

Six Steps to Achieve Your Cycling Goals

Whether you want to keep up with a faster group, finish your first century, or stand at the top of a podium, it all starts with a goal and a plan<p>When you’re new to cycling, the secret to improvement is simple: Ride your bike…a lot. Then rest, and do it again and again. If you have friends who ride, …

Cycling

Burn More Fat

These cycling workouts will help you lose those last five pounds.<p>This training plan is designed for cyclists who have been riding consistently but still feel like they have five to 15 pounds to lose. Your short-term goal should be to drop 0.5 to 1.5 pounds weekly. Shedding that stubborn spare tire …

Fitness

The No-Climb Climbing Bike Workout

These workouts will help you conquer any climb--even if you can't train on hills.<p>It's a special day in a cyclist's life the first time the prospect of riding uphill is met with a smile instead of a grimace. To help you get there, let's focus on two components of climbing: sustainable power at …

Cycling

Get to Know Your Saddle's Anatomy

You're in contact with your bicycle saddle for the majority of your ride. Learn the ins and outs of saddle anatomy to find one that works best for you.<p>Bicycle saddles take the brunt of complaints from uncomfortable riders—and of more than half a cyclist's weight. They also rank as a high-wear …

Carbon Fiber

Best Breakfast for Your Ride

What you eat when you wake will make or break the rest of your day<p>Of all the day's meals, breakfast is the most predictable. Pick up a menu at almost any diner and the choices are pretty much the same. At home, we sit down to the same bowl of cereal or pop another bagel into the toaster. Yet …

Nutrition