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Why You Should Ride Your Bike Outdoors All Winter Long

Besides fun and fresh air, it’s science<p>In recent years, indoor training has become such a richly connected world of interactive workouts, social engagement, and virtual on-screen environments that some people choose indoor workouts even when the weather’s fine. The tech geek in me had become …

Bicycling

Is Being a ‘Weekend Warrior’ Actually Good For You?

A new study reveals the truth about cramming all your workouts in on the weekends<p>Federal guidelines recommend that you spend at least 2.5 hours a week on moderate intensity exercise, or 75 minutes on vigorous exercise. But what happens if you’re so swamped during the week that you only have time to …

Exercise

Cuba: Mountain Biking Back to the Future

The Titan Tropic Stage Race brings US Mountain bikers to Cuba, where the views are unreal, the locals are friendly, and mojitos are the recovery drink of choice<p>The flight from Miami to Havana is a mere 45 minutes from take off to touch down. Take three more steps from the thick, tinted-glass doors …

Cuba

Tackle Your Fear of Falling Like a Boss

When on technical terrain, big chances yield big rewards, but also higher risk—Bicycling's Fit Chick explains why it's important to power through<p>“So this section gets pretty steep,” my friend Geronimo cautioned before we went plunging down a power line descent off of one of the myriad trails in Jim …

Cycling

How to keep riding once you pass 50

Here are Deadly Nedly’s top age-defying tips. Ned Overend has been riding and racing mountain bikes for four decades now, but how the hell does he do …

Cycling

Cyclist Takes Nosedive Into A Ravine, Films The Whole Thing

Road cycling season started this week with the Tour Down Under (it’s in Australia, which, duh), and it began without Spanish superstar Joaquim …

Cycling

How Probiotics Can Ease Your Anxiety, And 4 Other Benefits That Have Nothing To Do With Digestion

Five ways probiotics can benefit your health, from a positive outlook to lower cholesterol<p>While we typically think of bacteria as a bad thing, certain microorganisms, in the right doses, may actually help keep us healthy. For years doctors have been suggesting probiotics as a way to help an …

Health

How to Set Up Your Own Indoor Cycling Studio

Besides a bike and a trainer or rollers, you're going to want a few key things when you post up in the pain cave<p><i>Editor's Note: This article first appeared in the print edition of</i> Bicycling<i>. Subscribe today!</i><p>Have trainer, will ride—but the ride will be way more enjoyable with a few accessories. Make …

Cycling

Who Knew? Corn Syrup's Not the Most Evil Sweetener in Your Kitchen

When it comes to sweeteners like corn syrup, quantity may be a bigger factor than quality.<p>It happens every year around this time. You pull out the recipe for Grandma's famous pecan pie or Aunt Sally's salty caramels, zero in on the ingredients list, and there it is: <i>corn syrup.</i><p>Plenty of dessert …

Healthy Eating

10 Ways to Snack Smarter

If you have these strategies in place, you can keep snacking (and its side effects) to a minimum<p>Snacking has become something of a great American pastime. It is something we all like to do. But when you think snacks, what comes to mind? A pork chop, a salad, and a baked potato? I didn't think so. …

Healthy Eating

Electric Bikes Will Shape The Future - Here Is A Company Already Underway

Just about everyone knows how to ride a bike. Too often, bike riding diminishes as age increases. Sadder still, bike riding for commuting for too long had been on a steady decline. Other countries (I’m looking at you Holland) maintain a historical affinity for biking as an integral part of living. …

Electric Vehicles

Bicycle Safety Tips to Help You Avoid Crashes, Uncommon Tips

Bicycle safety is a matter of utmost concern to all cyclists on the road. As bikers, we are not protected by the steel frames and airbags of motor …

Grand Theft Auto on bikes meets Urban DH

A spicy new little vide courtesy of Aaron Chase showing him putting together his own Urban DH run.<p>>>> 10 of the most wince inducing Urban DH …

Yes, Chris Grayling, Cyclists Do Count As Road Users

Last month my boyfriend Laurence de Hoest contacted The Guardian with video footage of transport secretary Chris Grayling knocking over a cyclist with his car door outside Westminster. It was reported in The Guardian, and quickly picked up by various other news sources and social-media outlets with …

Cycling

Ferdi Kübler obituary

Swiss cyclist who was one of the great postwar champions of his sport and won the Tour de France in 1950<p>The Swiss cyclist Ferdi Kübler, who has died aged 97, was the oldest living victor of the Tour de France, which he won in 1950, and the last survivor of a group of champions who dominated …

Cycling

Can Meditation Really Calm a Stressed, Overwhelmed Guy?

Feel like you're going to pieces? Read on for a solution.<p>The men in my family have a history of acting on impulse. My father once got drunk on St. Patrick’s day, painted his horse green, and rode bareback into a honky tonk with a woman who wasn’t my mother. His booze-fueled bent for B.S. and mayhem …

Meditation

13 Salty Snacks That Can Actually Help You Lose Weight

You can even have that serving of (baked) French fries<p>It may seem counterproductive to nosh on your favorite salty snacks (read: fries) when you're trying to shed some pounds, but salty goodness doesn't have to be the enemy, says Nora Minno, R.D.<p>"If you’re trying to lose weight and get a craving …

Healthy Eating

Meet the Only Female Mechanic on the USA Cycling Pro Road Tour

Andrea Smith, a former masters national cyclocross champion, shares how she keeps the women of Team Colavita rolling<p><i>Editor's Note: This article first published in the print edition of</i> Bicycling<i>. Subscribe now!</i><p>Wrenching for a professional cycling team involves much more than wiping down bikes and …

Cycling

Descent

'Descent' is a video filmed and edited by and of students of Lochaber High school for the Fort William Mountain Film festival. The students are all …

Mountain Biking

5 Reasons Why Women Should Love Cycling

Health and Fitness, Sports<p>No Comments<p>Basically the people have different purposes for cycling while you can differ it into two main parts and that …

Finn Hawkesby-Browne/ Bike Park Video

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Mountain Biking

Spending Time On The Trainer? Do These Strength And Flexibility Exercises

<i>Offset the imbalances and weaknesses caused by indoor cycling with these 10 exercises.</i> Indoor cycling workouts are inevitable for most cyclists …

Workouts

Heavy snow forces cancellation of men's downhill at Wengen

WENGEN, Switzerland (AP) — The World Cup men's circuit lost one of its defining races Saturday when heavy snowfall forced the classic Lauberhorn downhill to be canceled.<p>Organizers said racing in Switzerland's signature ski event was not possible — for the first time since 2004 — despite earlier …

Skiing

Mavic Pro: The coolest gadget since the original iPhone [Reviews]

Tiny cameras that can fly still seemed like a sci-fi dream just five years ago, but with DJI’s new Mavic Pro drone, the future has arrived ahead of schedule.<p>When it comes to drones, no company is killing it right now more than DJI, and the Mavic Pro is its most amazing achievement yet. Yes, some …

Gear & Gadgets

Anti-Aging Secrets For Every Cell in Your Body

Strengthen your chromosomes with these four life hacks<p>There’s no magic pill that will keep your skin smooth, your biceps big, and your manhood hard forever. But there are simple strategies to benefit your body more than 30 trillion ways at once. Seriously: That’s how many cells your body has, and …

Longevity

6 Signs You Might Have a Blood Clot

Learn the signs of this potentially life-threatening condition<p>Most of the time, blood clots are a good thing. When you get injured, you need your blood to solidify and clump together at the site to help stop bleeding. But sometimes clots crop up when they're not needed, and that can spell …

Health Information

The Science of Being Seen: A Guide to Safer Riding

What matters and why when sharing the road<p>On a straight, flat, windswept section of US 36 north of Boulder, I see a rider far ahead. At this distance, normally I wouldn’t be able to make out another cyclist, but the blinking red light, with an irregular low-low-bright-low pattern, is unmistakable, …

Cycling

Best place to mountain bike near London

Are you looking for the best place to mountain bike near London? You’ve come to the right place.<p>Even in the capital’s sprawling metropolis you’re …

Outdoors

Cyclists don't count as road users, argues transport secretary

Chris Grayling’s response to question in House of Commons draws fire from cycling groups and accusation of ‘astonishing lack of knowledge’ of his brief<p>The transport secretary, Chris Grayling, has been accused of showing “an astonishing lack of knowledge” of his brief after arguing in the House of …

Cycling