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The Hard Truth About Life That Will Set You Free

Embrace this truth and you'll live like never before.<p>One day, you will return to the source that created you. While this reality is an overwhelming concept, it is the secret power for many of the most successful people. Why? Accepting the reality that your life will end is the very thing that frees …

Motivation

10 Regrets Too Many People Will Have in 10 Years

In the final decade of his life, my grandfather woke up every single day at 7AM, picked a fresh wild flower on his morning walk, and took it to my …

Wildflowers

Zwift: your complete guide

On any given day, you can find a couple thousand riders pedaling away inside the virtual reality training game of Zwift. While the virtual courses of …

Hair Color

47 Things That Define True Love

Along with the new wrinkle on my forehead and the increasing severity of hangovers, getting older has also brought me something a lot more welcome — it's brought me a little bit of wisdom. With each passing year, we understand more about ourselves and our relationships. My significant other and I …

Take 3 Minutes & Learn (Almost) Everything You Need to Know About the Art of Time-Lapse (VIDEO)

Time-lapse photography and time-lapse videos are still immensely popular and interest in them shows no signs of slowing down (so to speak). In fact, …

Time-lapse Photography

The Four Stretches Every Cyclist Needs to Know

If you’re like us, when you haven’t been glued to the television watching the Tour de France, you’ve taken it upon yourself to channel that inner …

Yoga

UCI WorldTour 2018 - latest news, reports, previews and info

Dutch rider Stultiens escapes in the final kilometres for first pro win<p>Alexander Kristoff (UAE Team Emirates) returns to defend his title in the …

Road Bikes

Watch: This Adorable 5-Year-Old Badass Lays Waste to System of a Down’s “Toxicity”

Although System of a Down’s nu-metal classic “Toxicity” came out years before she was born, Brazilian tyke Eduarda Henklein-Baterista rocks the …

Cute

EB16: Smart new trainers from TacX, Wahoo, Kinetic & CycleOps – including a $10K cycling treadmill!

For the cyclist who has everything (and can afford anything), TacX is looking their way with the Magnum cycling treadmill. It comes to Europe in …

Online Life

6 hardcore training sessions to take your cycling to the next level

Former pro cyclist Greg LeMond summed up cycling progress succinctly: "It never gets easier, you just go faster." What he meant was that all the hard …

Technical FAQ: Physics and the bike throw

<b>Dear Lennard,</b><br>Per classic Newtonian physics the centre of mass of the bike-rider system will continue moving at the same velocity unless an external …

If It Doesn't Suck, It's Not Worth Doing

Do something and don't stop until it's complete, no matter how long it takes.<p>According to psychological research, the anticipation of an event is almost always more emotionally powerful than the event itself.<p>The dread of asking your boss for a raise is paralyzing and can last months. Yet, once you …

Motivation

Are you addicted to cycling?

As a regular cyclist, it’s very likely you take a close interest in performance and have a strong drive to improve coupled with a willingness to push …

Psychology

Tour de France 2016 review: How Chris Froome claimed victory

Chris Froome won the 2016 Tour de France.<p>The Team Sky rider beat Romain Bardet into second place by 4min 5sec and Nairo Quintana into third by 4min …

Road Bikes

Lenovo has another giant tablet coming, this time with Android

Lenovo isn’t one to shy away from stretching the tablet device category to its limits, almost literally. Despite the industry-wide slowdown in tablet …

The most advanced turbo trainer yet? CycleOps unleashes the 'Hammer'

Direct drive turbo trainers are becoming increasingly popular and are especially attractive for those wanting to take part in virtual reality …

If you ever needed a reason to uninstall ES File Explorer, this is it

<b>Update:</b> As if the story below wasn’t bad enough, later the same day I suddenly got a persistent popup for a “Charging Screensaver” that also, miraculously, promised to increase charging time by 20% (see images at the bottom of this post). Needless to say, ES File Explorer got uninstalled on that …

Above & Beyond prepare for 'Acoustic II' album with three acoustic singles

Above & Beyond prepare for ‘Acoustic II’ album with three acoustic singles<p>Above & Beyond discounted remarks about electronic music not being “real …

Interval training: 
the long and short of it

Interval training is a necessary evil for optimal performance – it’s uncomfortable but it works, and the benefits are manifold.<p>Regularly completing …

The 10 Commandments of Training

1. <b>Have a Plan.</b> Winging it is fine sometimes, but it doesn't quite cut it when you want to achieve something great. Truly remarkable accomplishments, whether finishing your first century (100-mile) ride or lining up for your first race (yes, it could happen), require careful planning and …

Marathons

How to improve your VO2 max (video)

Everyone wants bigger lungs, right? Well, there’s good news and bad news, as Gary Mckeegan, physiologist and lecturer in sports science and coach …

Cycling

Why Cyclist Kathryn Bertine Trains without a Power Meter

“That’s a wrap,” the photographer called as a drone flew over my head on Mount Lemmon, having just snapped the last few shots that would go into an ad campaign for PowerTap, the maker of popular power meters and a 2015 sponsor of mine. It was a cold January day, and as I descended the mountain I …

Tour de France

How to Safely Get Enough Vitamin D

I’m generally a supplement skeptic, but one pill I do take, at least during the winter, is a vitamin D supplement.<p>As I’ve noted in the past, I don’t really buy the hype about vitamin D as a “performance-boosting” supplement if you’re not deficient. In fact, I’ve written about several studies …

Wellness

33 Epic Sites With Breathtaking Free Stock Photos

No matter how good your product is, you must present it in a clean, professional and most important natural way. Imagery is one of the strongest element in any form of design making an emotional connection with your customer so you should pay incredible attention to what imagery you use to …

Web Design

Lance Armstrong: It's not like we just showed up to the Tour de France and won

Lance Armstrong says that he truly did train hard even with the “high-octane” doping programme he used to win seven Tour de France titles. The Texan, …

We got 10 CEOs to tell us their one killer interview question for new hires

Where do you see yourself in five years? Tell me about a time when you showed leadership. What is your biggest weakness?<p>These are the standard questions that job candidates face during interviews. And by now, everyone also has standard answers. (“My biggest weakness? I work too hard.”)<p>As you scale …

Employment

5 Ways to Burn More Fat While Riding

There are a few obvious benefits of being a better fat burner: You shed unwanted padding and reap the related health benefits, including a lower risk for metabolic and chronic diseases like heart disease and diabetes. But even if you’re lean, improving your fat burning capacity will help you ride …

Nutrition

The Col du Galibier: The Tour's most iconic climb (video)

Alpe d’Huez is pretty unremarkable. There, I’ve said it. Take away the Tour de France and it’s just one of dozens of hairpin roads leading to an ugly …

Road Cycling

Indoor Cycling Workouts to Maximize Your Winter Ride Time

Chances are your typical indoor ride goes like this: Hop on trainer, pop in Season 4 of <i>Mad Men,</i> fight off trainer boredom long as you can stand it. But spending hours on the trainer can be overkill.<p>Indoor workouts "are harder than riding outside because you're fighting the resistance of the …

Mad Men

The 101 Best Parts of a Ride

Wildly inspiring, wholly amazing, totally universal moments that keep you coming back to the bike for more<p>1. The moment before you know how the ride is going to go, when anything is possible.<p>2. Finding a waterfall.<p>3. Laying fresh tracks on snow.<p>4. A burrito pulled from your jersey pocket.<p>5. The …

Los Angeles