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12 Easy Solutions to Your Biggest Fridge-Organizing Problems

There are three main reasons you'd want to organize your fridge: You either need to maximize your storage space, you're trying to waste less food, or …

10 Mistakes You’re Making on Century Rides

No matter how many times you ride a century, there’s always a thrill that comes with seeing your bike computer’s odometer roll into the triple digits. That thrill keeps us coming back to these endurance challenges year after year (that and the post-race beer garden), alongside new riders eager to …

2016 Was The Hottest Year On Record

This marks the third consecutive year of record-high global temperatures.<p>Last year was the hottest on record, two federal agencies confirmed Wednesday morning, after months of warning that 2016 would be another chart-buster.<p>Findings from separate analyses by NASA and the National Oceanic and …

Global Warming

The Ultimate Guide to Your Cycling Muscles

Learn about the muscles that power your pedal stroke, and how to make the most of them<p><b>A Big Muscle Breakdown</b><p>As cyclists, we tend to be all about the quads. Those dominant muscles are indeed the patrons of the pedal pushers, but it takes a team of domestiques to keep the cranks turning out the watts.<p>…

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 …

Nutrition

Best cheap road bike upgrades

Sadly, it’s very easy to spend a small fortune on parts that might look great but actually make very little difference to your time in the saddle. …

Tips on Buying a Used Bike

Last week I helped a friend buy a used road bike. His previous bicycle had been stolen recently, so when he asked if I would search for a replacement, I happily obliged.<p>Cycling full-time has made me form specific opinions about equipment, but it also means I have a lot of time on my hands. So while …

Cycling Hydration Myths

<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 blood becomes too thick to do either, and you slow down.<p><b>Rehydrate Stat:</b> If you're just drinking when you're …

Winter Cross-Training Workouts for Cyclists

1 of 10<p>bradhoc/Flickr<p>Running<p>Is the lack of daylight in winter hurting your training time? If so, cross-training with running—on the road or the trail—might be the best way to get a big fitness boost in a short amount of time.<p>“Trail running is great because it gets proprioceptor muscles, which …

Polar M450, V650 cycling computers now sync ride data to Strava

When they introduced the budget GPS M450 cycling computer this summer, plans were to have Strava integration up and running by October. Well, that …

9 Reasons Coffee Is Good For You

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 been besmirched with old wives' tales that it'll stunt your growth (false, by the way), coffee, in truth, …

Last-Minute Gifts for Cyclists

1 of 13<p>CéLOGIK via Flickr<p>There's Still Some Time<p>The holidays have a tendency to sneak up. But just because you haven’t been ransacking every bike shop for the past month doesn’t mean you don’t care about presenting your loved ones with great cycling gifts. Here’s what to get when you’ve …

This Map Shows the Ultimate U.S. Road Trip

The concept of a road trip is as American as apple pie, and yet, devising the “best” U.S. driving route is a bit of a head scratcher. Much depends on …

Men and Women Are Not Created Equal

<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 system.<p>Women have a much shorter recovery window, and your bodies are also more prone to breaking down muscle …

5 Ways to Stay Safer on Every Bike Ride

Outsmart road hazards with these savvy cycling safety tips<p>Bike riding is inherently risky: Whether you’re a seasoned cyclist or new to the bike, roads and trails present hazards to riders. But the best things in life don’t come free. By taking precautions and riding smart, you can protect yourself …

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

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 is something that I used successfully to combat cramps at Leadville,” Wiens wrote …

Best Winter Trips 2016

Need a cure for your winter wanderlust? Check out our editors’ list of the 10 Best Winter Trips. We've assembled a world of reasons to travel this season, starting with a European city with Old World charm. —Maryellen Kennedy Duckett

The 5 Things Successful Cyclists Do Each Day

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 feats. These moments of greatness do not occur in isolation, however: They are …

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 …

How to Pay for a New Bike: Financing 101

Funding your new bike doesn’t have to be a painful experience<p>Buying a bike can be complicated enough without factoring in how to pay for it. There are plenty of great, cheap bike options out there, but it’s hard to ignore all the lust-worthy bikes that force you to consider dipping into your …

Personal Finance

3 Delicious Recipes for Hungry Bike Tourists

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. You’ll wake up in your tent to a growling stomach. You’ll fixate on specific cravings for hours. Some of the world’s most breathtaking scenery will …

Cycle EXIF Custom Bicycle Calendar 2016 | Cycle EXIF

After a year-long hiatus, the Cycle EXIF Custom Bicycle Calendar is back. The 2016 edition is packed full of some of the finest custom bicycles from the past year, ready to inspire you over the next twelve months, whether you’re in the office or in the workshop.<p>The Calendar is a heady mix of both …

Typography

How to Plan the Perfect Group Ride

Cyclists up the ante on group rides by including gorgeous roads, good friends, quality conversation, and great pit stops. But getting that perfect mix of elements can be a daunting task. So to help you make your next group ride totally kickass, we consulted a pro: National Cyclocross Champion …

What to Do When You Get Dropped

Getting dropped is a bummer, no matter what kind of ride you’re doing. Whether you fall off the back of your shop's weekly group ride, or can't keep up with the lead group during a pro race, it’s an unpleasant feeling, and it can mess with your head.<p>We asked experts for their best nuggets of …

7 Ways to Reuse Old Bike Tubes

Don't Throw Them Out<p>Whether it’s a snapped valve, a blowout, or just a patch-on-patch <i>Inception</i> scenario, sometimes there’s just no way to get a tube back on the road again. But that’s no reason all that rubber should be filling up a landfill. Here are seven things to do with your old inner tubes …

How to Plan a Weekend Micro-Adventure

The spirit of adventure can strike at any time—especially when you’re stuck in your office on a Monday. There you are at your desk, staring down the barrel of a full workweek, but the open road is calling and it doesn’t care that you’re out of vacation days.<p>So does that mean your wanderlust is …

9 cycling trips you must ride | CNN Travel

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 …

Body Fat

6 Must-Read Books on Public Speaking That Will Perfect Your Pitch

Make your pitches, presentations, and speeches more effective with these must-reads<p>Think of the best presentation or speech you'd ever seen. Whether it a famous TEDTalk, a conference keynote by a professional speaker, or a colleague's all-star client presentation, it likely stuck with you because …

The best outdoor gear for camping, hiking, and exploring nature

The lesson learned from this Gregory backpack is that buying used is often as good as buying new. I bought this backpack on Craigslist for $50; I can’t tell you for sure what the model is. In the four years since, I’ve dragged it all over the place — up various mountains and one inactive volcano, …