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Men and Women Are Not Created Equal

Yeah, we just said that. When it comes to training, you should approach these four things differently.<p><b>Postride Meals</b><br>Men should down a protein drink or bar (aim for 25 grams) within 30 minutes of finishing an intense session. After that, you have three to six hours to get carbs into your …

First Ride: Cannondale Slate Road Bike

This road bike is unlike any other—and has a ride to match<p>If you ride on the road for fun, fitness, or adventure, you should pay very close attention to the newly available Cannondale Slate. This road bike turns things upside down with 42c tires mounted to 650b rims, for the same outer diameter as …

The Ultimate Guide to Your Cycling Muscles

Learn about the muscles that power your pedal stroke, and how to make the most of them

US military agency invests $100m in genetic extinction technologies

A US military agency is investing $100m in genetic extinction technologies that could wipe out malarial mosquitoes, invasive rodents or other species, emails released under freedom of information rules show.<p>The documents suggest that the US’s secretive Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency …

Genetics

Why the lion is art’s most powerful symbol

Images of the fierce animal are so commonplace in art as to be overlooked. Alastair Sooke explores the meaning of this enduring icon.<p>Anyone who has visited Trafalgar Square in London will know that tourists tend to gravitate to one feature above all others: the set of four enormous bronze lions, …

Haul People and Cargo with Virtue Cycles’ Pedalist “Tadpole” Semi-Enclosed Tricycle

Commutes by bike are avoided by riders for a variety of reasons. They require special clothing for the elements. There is a lack of cargo carrying …

The Greatest Science Books of 2016

From the sound of spacetime to time travel to the microbiome, by way of polar bears, dogs, and trees.<p>I have long believed that E.B. White’s abiding wisdom on children’s books — <i>“Anyone who writes down to children is simply wasting his time. You have to write up, not down.”</i> — is equally true of …

Wimbledon 2017: tennis in infrared - in pictures

Tom Jenkins, Guardian sports photographer, explains how he took his extraordinary shots of players at Wimbledon. ‘I had seen images taken by some landscape photographers with infrared and had seen how it rendered colours, especially greens, in a unique fashion. Knowing Wimbledon was a sea of …

Tennis

The last soldier killed in WWI died one minute before the war ended

Luckily for millions of other soldiers and civilians in Europe, everyone knew the Armistice would come into effect on the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918.<p>This is why so many question why Sgt. Gunter charged a German machine gun nest at 10:59 that same day.<p>Gunther and his unit …

9 Healthy Benefits of Drinking Coffee

Forget those studies that say coffee is bad for you. Here are nine reasons to indulge in your morning joe.<p>Coffee is such a staple in the American diet. From morning wake-up call to decaf with dessert, coffee is the beverage that Americans are drinking all day long. And while this miracle brew has …

How Much You Really Need to Drink While Riding

Don't fall for the hype—here's the straight talk on why it's never been simpler to stay hydrated on the bike<p><b>Why You Need to Drink</b><br>The goal of hydration is to maintain enough blood volume to do two things: keep your muscles working and produce sweat to stay cool. If you lose too much water, your …

You've Got to See This Ride Journal

Artist Chris McNally shares his reasons for always keeping watercolors and a sketchbook on hand while riding<p>When he's not creating art for bike companies such as Blackburn, Ibis Cycles, and Vanilla, Chris McNally can be found pedaling the roads and trails of San Francisco. The 39-year-old …

3 Delicious Recipes for Hungry Bike Tourists

When you’re touring by bike, weighing yourself down with food isn't an option. These recipes will help you eat light—and more importantly, eat well.<p>One of the hardest parts about bike touring—or bikepacking—is you can only carry so much food by bike, and yet food will be all you can think about. …

When Is Warm Beer a Good Thing? When It Comes in a Spicy Winter Cocktail

Mulled with spices and served steaming, historic winter drinks made with stouts, brown ales and other brews are hot again. Here are three beer cocktail recipes that turn up the heat<p><b>WINTERTIME BEERS</b>, loaded with warming spices and ablaze with alcohol, are built to stoke a mighty fire. So why serve …

Eggnog

8 Epic European Summer Road Trips

With summer quickly approaching, there is no better time to think about your next vacation! And instead of just settling on one spot, why not jump in …

European Travel

Niner sets you down the road less traveled for less coin w/ Tiagra RLT9 build

Niner’s alloy RLT9 has proven to be a reliable, fun bike on the gravel paths and service roads. Now, it’s also a more affordable bike thanks to a …

Mountain Biking

21 Best Beaches in the World

Find perfection in these places where land meets water.<p>Ask true beach lovers to name a favorite swath of surf and sand, and the answer changes with the tides. Luckily our planet is covered in oceans, seas, and lakes, which means there’s a beach to indulge any whim. From pearly crescents covered in …

Lake Michigan

For London’s Cabbies, Job Entails World’s Hardest Geography Test

Satellite navigation and GPS can't match the street smarts demanded by "The Knowledge" test.<p>LONDON—Steve Scotland had better reason than most for thinking he knew London like the back of his hand. Not only was he a native Londoner, born and bred, but he'd spent years working as a chauffeur in the …

Researchers Analyze Google Data to Show Success of Chickenpox Vaccine

While the efficacy of vaccines to prevent disease has been proven many times over, new research has taken a particularly interesting approach: …

Public Health

4 Questions You Should Ask Yourself Before You Start Drinking Protein Shakes

I have clients that drink one or two protein shakes every day and many of them have no idea why. When I ask them if they know what their recommended protein needs are, I get a deer in headlights kind of look and they answer, "no." This is when I explain to them the importance of trying to meet …

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 …

Housekeeping

Pushing the limits: why long-distance adventure racing is on the rise

Racing bikes over long distances isn’t new. Early editions of the Tour de France routinely featured stages of 400km+ and randonneuring has been …

'Save to Google' Chrome extension compiles webpages for you

Google has a new alternative for all those save-and-read-it-later apps like Pocket: a Chrome extension called "Save to Google." According to <i>OMG! Chrome</i>, the big G quietly released it as a feature that allowed users to stash away images you find online. This extension, however, expands the feature's …

Apps

The 5 Things Successful Cyclists Do Each Day

Here’s what a few awesome pro cyclists do each day to stay on top in the sport.<p>Whether crushing the competition on a brutal Belgian cyclocross course, or overcoming all odds to launch a spectacular comeback following catastrophic injury, cycling’s crème de la crème pull off some truly impressive …

This Cool Video Shows Why Your Bike Stays Upright

It’s more complicated than you think. The crew at Minute Physics explains the science behind the way your bicycle works.<p>When Tejay van Garderen zips through a turn during a time trial at speeds over 30mph, it’s physics that keeps him upright. How, exactly? Well, most people really don’t</b> …

What Happens to Your Body When You Stop Riding

Your fitness hits the skids quickly once you pull the brakes on your cycling routine<p>The benefits of a good ride are immediate. Within 24 hours, your blood pressure drops, your blood sugar improves, your metabolism burns hotter, and your mood gets better. Long term, the positive hits just keep …

A brief history of gravity, gravitational waves and LIGO

This has turned into Gravity Week here in Washington. Loads of journalists (many in town for the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science) crammed into the National Press Club on Thursday morning for a news conference to discuss an experiment called LIGO, which …

Physics

How to survive a global disaster: a handy guide

On 22 June, 2001, Tara O’Toole and Thomas Inglesby of the Johns Hopkins Center for Civilian Biodefense Strategies, organised a war game like no other. The two researchers, working with an array of bodies such as the ANSER Institute for Homeland Security, set out to simulate the effects of a …

Oxford University

Lifting: The Cure to Cramping Might Be Hidden in a Dumbbell

Cramps are still a medical mystery, but evidence shows strength training might help<p>When mountain bike and cyclocross champion Steve Tilford saw his Leadville 100 race ruined by cramps this year, another veteran mountain biker, hall of famer Dave Wiens, offered some intriguing advice. “Weightlifting …

This epic slideshow tells you everything you need to know about bitcoin and blockchain right now

Bitcoin is a digital-only currency not backed by any central bank, while the blockchain is the software underpinning it.<p>Blockchain uses complex cryptography to ensure transactions can't be tampered with and people sending and receiving money are who they say they are.<p>Jeremy Millar, a partner at …