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Tutte le bufale col magnetismo - Wired

La <b>meccanica quantistica</b> è da tempo il jolly che molte <b>pseudoscienze</b> utilizzano per mimetizzarsi tra le reali discipline scientifiche. Dall’omeopatia …

Spring Cleaning for Your Bike

After a winter of rolling along salty streets or taking a sabbatical in your garage, your road bike might need some love. Get it humming again with these pro tips.<p><b>1. Check Your Chain</b> <br>With dozens of moving parts, your chain is susceptible to corrosion if left unmaintained. Some rust can be wiped …

Sabbaticals

Bicycling's 50 Golden Rules

The cycling standards you need to know<p>Cyclists are innovators, constantly hunting for an edge. Over the last half-century, we've tried thousands of methods to become stronger, faster, and smarter on a bike—many of which have been discarded through the years.<p>These are the rules that have …

Tour de France

Make the Most of Your Trainer Time with These Indoor Cycling Workouts

Riding indoors doesn't have to be dull—and it can put you on the fast track to fitness<p>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 …

Mad Men

5 Tips for Faster, Stronger Hill Climbing

These climbing secrets will have you soaring in 30 days<p>This climbing regimen, from Carmichael Training Systems coach Andy Applegate, will put so much power into your pedals, your buddies will swear they see wings as you leave them in your wake. Start today and you'll see results by the end of the …

Cycling

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

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Roll Out the Kinks

The world would be a better place if all cyclists had the luxury of daily postride massage. But with a foam roller, you can pretty much do the job yourself—minus the harp music.<p>The world would be a better place if all cyclists had the luxury of daily postride massage. But with a foam roller, you …

Exercise

Short & Sweet Bike Workouts

Get fit for fall—no big miles required<p>If you've been riding all summer, you can ramp up for a fall crit series, century, or other event with a few short, intense workouts each week, such as the two interval sets at right. Use the off-bike core exercises below to stave off fatigue on long rides and …

Exercise

Are You Fit to Ride?

Find out where your body needs a boost with these cycling-specific fitness assessments.<p>Too many cyclists with bulging quads still struggle with a squishy core, wobbly hips, or stiff shoulders. On the bright side, fixing those issues will make you a more efficient rider, says Darcy Norman, a trainer …

Health

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 …

Fitness

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 …

Cycling

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

Ramp Up Your Training

Your fittest season ever starts now<p>Whether you've been logging big rides, or just hit the road again, there’s still time to take your riding to another level this season. I’ve created two training plans to guide you through these next key weeks. To figure out the one that’s right for you, ask …

Sustainability

Four Small But Essential Bike Parts

These tiny parts have big jobs to do—show them some love<p>These tiny parts have big jobs to do—show them some love

Cycling

Bike Fit: How to Set Your Bike Seat Height

Boost comfort and power by dialing in the perfect seat position on your bike<p><b>STEP 1</b><p><b>Set cleats</b><br>Slip on your shoes, run masking tape along the instep, and mark it at the widest point of your foot. "Align the middle of the cleat with that line, or up to 2 centimeters behind it", says fitter Paraic …

Cycling

This is Your... Post-Crash Checklist

After you pick yourself up, complete this 10-minute inspection before your next ride<p><b>EVEN IF EVERYTHING LOOKS INTACT</b> <b>AFTER A WRECK</b>, you might still be a catastrophe waiting to happen. A hairline crack can grow, a dent can buckle, a bend can break. Though it's hard to accept that your $100 helmet may …

Cycling

Ask Mike: Lube, Clean-Up & Basic Tools

Our resident wrench answers your repair questions<p><b>Can I use the same lube for every job?</b>For simple moving parts such as a dry chain, a squeaky spring perch, or derailleur bushings, any light-viscosity oil will do. I like Dumonde Tech (the Lite formula is best for road bikes; use Original for …

Road Bikes

Your Bike Pedal Guide

Simple tips to buy, use, and maintain the mechanisms beneath your feet<p><b>Think Quality</b> <br>Most of us don’t need the priciest pedals. But when you spend even $50 more than the cheapest model available, you upgrade from lower-quality steel alloy to stainless or titanium, giving you a stronger pedal that’s …

Cycling

Bike Repair: Tubeless Tire Tricks

Smart, simple, proven tips for keeping your tubeless tires trouble-free<p>Many riders choose tubeless tires because they offer superior traction, fewer flats, and a smoother ride. Others have either not yet tried tubeless or have tried it and been scared off by the lack of reliability and excess …

Repairs

Bike Headset Repair

How to snug up a wobbly headset in less than 10 minutes<p>If your threadless bike headset has more chatter than a Sunday afternoon church social, it's probably loose. A rattling headset will make your steering sloppy—and if you don't fix the problem, the constant knocking will ovalize your head tube …

Repairs

Biju’s Belgian Waffles

The man who cooks for Tejay van Garderen and Philippe Gilbert helps you get your pre-ride carb fix<p>We asked Biju Thomas, chef for Team BMC and coauthor of Feed Zone Portables: A Cookbook of On-the-Go Food for Athletes, for the secret behind making a Liège waffle (the original Belgian waffle). His …

Breakfast

It's All in Your Head

New research on middle-school kids explores the link between riding and brainpower—and argues for adding more exercise into the lesson plans<p>On a recent morning in the Boston suburb of Natick, the halls of Wilson Middle School buzzed with the anticipation of a ride. Eighth-grade teacher Mike Hill, a …

Nova Scotia

This Is Your...Shifter Cable

Change gears more smoothly with these three tips.<p>1. <b>Making the connection</b><p>Cables connect the shifters on your handlebar to the front and rear derailleurs. When you deploy the shifter to move into a larger cog or chainring, you're essentially pulling on the cable, causing the front or rear derailleur …

Cycling