Steve Hansen

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Whip Up the Best Recovery Smoothie

To get the most from your postride nutrition, toss it into a blender and drink up<p>Smoothies make ideal post-exercise treats. Depending on where you seek refreshment, though, you could end up with a calorie- and sugar-packed slushy. Get out your blender instead. “With the right ingredients, smoothies …

Almanzo Memories

This past May, I had the good fortunate to ride the Almanzo 100 for the third time. For those not familiar, the Almanzo was a free gravel race put on …

Pony Express 120 Gravel Dash

Pony Express 120 Gravel Dash, Marysville, Kansas. 1,671 likes · 5 talking about this · 27 were here. 120 mile & 70 mile Gravel Grinder Ride in …

Dirty Kanza 200: A Meditation on Self

<i>You. You are a frivolous person. A frivolous person with frivolous thoughts that spin and cartwheel on the front lawn of your mind. Legs flinging,</i> …

Ride Faster in Three Days Per Week

Can't get out every day? You can still become a better cyclist with just three rides a week.<p>Of all the training programs I've written for hundreds of athletes over the past 25 years, one of my favorite (and simplest) for cyclists of any level is the three-day magic bullet. Whether you're a …

Clean Eating for Cyclists

Eating to ride shouldn't be complicated. Here's the lowdown on the latest nutrition trends—and how they can help you fuel up and feel good on the bike.<p>If you've been kicking around the idea of radically changing the way you eat but are wondering how it will affect your energy when you ride, here's …

Explore Cool Urban Bike Routes From The Comfort Of Your Couch

Today is the first of May, and May, my friends, is National Bike Month. That's right! Time to celebrate the wind-in-your-hair freedom that is flying …

Take a Sip of a 3,300-Year-Old Danish Beer

Wanna get some real beer snob cred? With Egtved Girl's Brew, you can sneer at your friends' beers and their "founded in the 1800s" claims to …

The Perfect Ride

It can't be planned, predicted, or orchestrated—just recognized for what it is and fully enjoyed<p>Judith pedals away from Simon and me, without meaning to, as we leave the little town called Bonaduz, in the Grisons region of Switzerland. She’s excited: Just a few kilometers after we start, she has …

Ride Your Best Fondo Ever

Get the results you want with our simple action plan<p><b>STUDY THE COURSE</b><br>Fondos are designed to be ­scenic, which means they’re ­usually somewhat remote. Course ­signage can be easy to miss, so have a plan if you get lost. Bring a GPS, plus a course map, phone, cash, and multitool.<p><b>TIMING IS …

Calfee's Carbon Frame Repair

Rumors of your bicycle's death may be greatly exaggerated. Here, we clear up some of the confusion over when your carbon frame is done for—and when it can be brought back to life.<p><b>What Is Repairable?</b><p>According to Heather Ross, the former frame-repair service manager at Calfee Bicycles, in La Selva …

Best of Bay Area bike trips get a lift from public transit #LoveLocalSF

A bicycle, that most perfect machine, gets even better when a train or a boat comes along for the ride. That's because a train or a boat is almost as noble as a bicycle. Not quite, but almost.<p>Trains and boats abound in these parts. The poet said there isn't a train she wouldn't take, no matter …

2014 Readers’ Choice Poll

More than 5,000 cyclists shared their likes, dislikes, hopes, and dreams in our annual reader survey.<i>—Bicycling.com</i>

101 Cycling Tips to Completely Transform Your Bike Life

Ride better, get stronger, be happier, go faster, look nicer, stay safer, get fitter, smile wider, and lots more<p>Want to be a better cyclist? Just ride. Every time you turn the pedals, you naturally improve a little. Of course, one well-placed tip, trick, or nugget of wisdom can help you achieve …

Get Fit Faster

Choose a few of these short, intense workouts each week—and you'll be ready for your most explosive spring ever

How to Change a Flat Bike Tire

The phone-a-friend tactic may be at your fingertips, but arming yourself with this basic intel is your most foolproof strategy for a flat tire

Your Chamois: A User's Guide

In which we clear up a few of the misunderstood elements of padded cycling shorts<p><b>Myth</b> A chamois is little more than extra cushioning between you and your saddle. <b><br>Reality</b> Assuming you wear it correctly—i.e., without underwear—a chamois pad not only supports your sit bones, but also prevents chafing …

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

Dead Zone Syndrome

Typically found in the time-crunched, who often feel that every moment on the bike is so precious that they must go hard. Here's how to break free from your rut...<p><b>Etiology</b><p>This condition, common among cyclists, is brought on by repeated training at a single, moderately hard intensity, known as Zone …

Just In: Trek Factory Racing Domane Classics Edition

Bring on the cobbles. Just after introducing the new Trek Factory Racing team on Friday, a special delivery showed up at our door step. One that was …

4 Rides for What Ails You

Shed fat, build bone, lower blood pressure and ride better.

Lactate Threshold 101

When it comes to training, LT is the new max heart rate. Understand it, find where yours is, then raise it for better performance.<p>Lactate threshold is the glass ceiling of cycling performance—it's an invisible barrier that keeps you down. When you do crack through, the rewards are sweet.<p>"For the …

How to Adjust and Use Aero bars

Cheat the wind and gain easy speed with these tips for setting up and using aero bars<p>Aero bars have a reputation for being uncomfortable, twitchy and sometimes even downright dangerous. And when they're improperly used, that's true. But with the right adjustments, they can make for smooth, fast and …

Build Your Best Body

A gym-despiser's guide to easy off-season training<p>When it comes to cyclists and strength training, there are two immutable truths: We have to do it if we want to rebuild strength for next spring, and we'd much rather be organizing our sock drawers.<p>So here's our ultimate time-efficient gym workout: …

Amazing Tips for Beginner Bike Riders

During their inaugural year of riding, people soak up enormous amounts of knowledge about how to ride--often by making blunders. Here, some notes from the steepest slope on the learning curve, and a guide to avoiding common rookie mistakes.<p><b>IT'S SIMPLE TO START RIDING A BIKE</b> if all you're going to …

Pack a Bike for Travel