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How to make your own bootable OS X 10.10 Yosemite USB install drive | Ars Technica

Setting up lots of Macs? Want an offline installer? Here's how to roll your own.<p>It was 2009 when Apple last released a new operating system on …

3 Surprising Hydration Mistakes

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Your Biggest C-Section Risk May Be Your Hospital

The most common major surgery performed in the U.S isn’t to remove an appendix or replace a knee. It’s to deliver babies by cesarean section, or …

Fly6 Rear-Facing Bike Light Camera Spies on Unruly Drivers with its Little Red Eye

Have you ever been riding your bike down the road and had a car cut you off or come too close for comfort? I’ll bet you wished you had a camera …

Study: Branched-Chain Amino Acid Supplements Don't Help Marathoners

No difference in performance or muscle soreness after race-week supplements.<p>You can cross branched-chain amino acid supplements off the list that might make your next marathon easier, according to new research published in the journal <i>Amino Acids</i>.<p>Although branched-chain amino acid supplements are …


11 Questions To Ask When Hiring A Tax Preparer

I’m constantly asked if I can recommend the perfect tax preparer. The truth is that I can’t. You’re the only one who can find the perfect tax preparer for your taxes: there’s no one size fits all in this business. I can, however, offer you a few tips to help you figure out how to find the best tax …

Perfect Pedaling: Get a Better Pedal Stroke

Get the most energy from each crank revolution with these tips for proper pedaling<p>Pedaling in a simple circle is a complex thing, but mastering it can save energy, says Todd Carver, biomechanist at Colorado's Boulder Center for Sports Medicine. He says that with proper ankling (shown here; not the …



How Long Do You Need to Workout For?

Blame genetics, says study author Jason Gill, Ph.D. According to his research, South Asian men’s muscles are less effective at burning fat than their European counterparts and they also tend to carry more fat and store it in their belly. All of these factors increase your risk of diabetes and heart …


11 Ways To Get the Most Out of Your Group Ride

It’s tough to achieve harmony on a group ride when speed demons pedal alongside up-and-comers—but you can learn to reap the benefits of chasing the faster riders or leading the slower ones. Here, writer Dimity McDowell talks to experts, coaches and everyday riders to help you make the most out of a …


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The Basics of Shifting Bike Gears

With a little practice, changing bike gears can be as intuitive as pedaling. Here are six things to remember.<p><b>1. The Gears</b><br>Most bikes have two or three chainrings in the front and anywhere from 7 to 11 gears, or cogs, in the back. Moving the chain from the smallest rear cog to the largest eases your …

Eat to Ride

Three nutrition tips every cyclist should live by<p>Whenever I advise athletes about bike nutrition, I tell them that they don’t need a special diet to fuel performance. The one that’s best for health is also the one that’s best for strong results. If you want all your systems firing at 100 percent, …

How to Turn Your Road Bike Into Tri Bike

You don't need a whole new bike to go from road cycling to triathlons

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 …

Paleo Diet

15 Proven Ways to Get Faster

Here are 15 tips from top experts, recent scientific research and our own savvy staffers that will turbocharge your training without taking more time


CrossFit for Cyclists

The fitness craze can help you become a more powerful rider<p>If you’re any sort of exercise enthusiast, you’ve undoubtedly heard of CrossFit. The intense, gym-based program focuses on general fitness—endurance, stamina, strength, power, flexibility, speed, coordination, and accuracy. In other words, …

How to Recover From Hard Rides

Before you wrap yourself in compression wear and guzzle chocolate milk after every ride, make sure your effort warrants it<p>If you’ve hit it really hard, the next few hours are the optimal window for helping your body get the most from your effort, says exercise physiologist Stacy Sims, PhD. The good …

Find Your Fighting Weight

Eliminate excess baggage and watch your fitness soar<p>You probably know at least one person who spent hundreds of dollars to shave a few grams off his bike—and would have been better served shedding pounds from his own frame. That’s because one of the keys to cycling performance is power-to-weight …


Cyclocross Prep, Repair, and Maintenance Guide

Five ways to prep your ride for the muddy, gritty, and not-so-pretty cyclocross season. <i>—Tori Bortman</i>


Fix a Flat Tire

Take a Seat

Your guide to selecting the correct saddle<p>As the intermediary between your reproductive organs and the rest of your bicycle, your saddle’s job is crucial to your cycling enjoyment. In this sense, your bike saddle is a hostage negotiator, and it is constantly bargaining for the survival of your …

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