Fitness

The Natural Cyclists Guide to Preventing Tick Bites

Are you protected from ticks this summer? If you haven’t thought about it, now may be the time. Health officials agree that risk for illness from tick bites remains high in 2017.In Georgia, reports show that excessive early spring rains led to excellent plant growth around the area, bringing more feeding deer out of...

Only in Texas: Austin Man Shoots at Cyclist to ‘Blow Off Steam’

 Only days after arresting a driver who ran over and injured four cyclists out for a group ride, the Austin Police Department arrested Austin resident Merrick David Isaacks for shooting and hospitalizing cyclist Alonso Solis-Mata earlier this month.The 19-year-old claimed he was trying to "blow off steam" when he allegedly fired his shotgun from...

DeFeet Bespoke Creates Crowdfunded Cycling Gear

DeFeet is responding to the ever-changing retail business with a crowdfunded business model called Bespoke. The concept is unique, but simple: Each product comes with a consumer goal and a deadline, and it will only be created if there are enough customers backing it when the deadline arrives. Rather than mass producing gear like cycling...

Never Make These 7 Mistakes When Teaching Someone to Ride

There are few pursuits more noble than teaching someone to ride a bike, and those early instructors—teachers, parents, the kid next door—remain the unsung heroes of the everyday cycling world.But as honorable as it is to give a child or adult the gift of two-wheeled independence, it’s not always easy to nail it the...

The Best Responses to Anti-Cyclist Claims

One of the oldest tropes in letters to the editor columns—and more recently, your Facebook news feed—is the anti-cyclist screed. Typically arriving in summer (peak riding season), this missive advances Bold Thinking and Incisive Logic in arriving at the obvious conclusion that cyclists should not be on the roads.If you grind your molars to...

New Oregon Cyclist Tax Could Raise Price of New Bike​s

Oregon might be the first state to introduce a specific tax on new bicycles, if a massive state transportation bill is passed.Within the 298 pages of recommendations for improving Oregon's roads and revenues is mention of a three-to-five percent tax on sales of new bicycles, which would be implemented next year. The Statesman Journal...

Police Statements on First Citi Bike Death May Falsely Fault Victim, ‘Gothamist’ Alleges

Earlier this week, Citi Bike saw its first rider death when a bus ran over and killed bike-share user Dan Hanegby in Brooklyn. Initial police reports stated Hanegby 'swerved' in front of the bus, upsetting Hanegby's friends and family, who say Hanegby was an experienced cyclist who wouldn't have made any sudden swerving motions.Now, Gothamist has...

How High-Intensity Workouts Keep You Young

Awhile back, I remember flipping through a magazine and happened across an ad depicting a triathlete racing with a rigid grimace and white-knuckled bullhorn death grip. It struck me as funny because not an hour earlier I had just written about triathlons, describing it as “recess,” “play,” and “ridiculous fun.”This man did not look...

Vegetarian Snack Tips for Before and After Your Workout

As a vegetarian bodybuilder (or athlete), you’re putting in serious hours at the gym and learning how to snack is important. Pre-workout snacks fuel your body while post-workout snacks aid recovery.Snacks are the most immediate sources of fuel and recovery for your workouts, so what you choose and when you eat them makes a...

Guess 7 Confusing Bike Signs’ Actual Meanings

Most bike signs beside roads and trails are pretty cut-and-dry: When you see an outline of a bike, you know you’re likely welcome to ride there. But every once in a while we encounter something completely inscrutable that makes us laugh, or otherwise adds a little confusion and excitement to the world of cautionary...
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