Cycling

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...

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...

The GoPro HERO5 is on Sale!

The GoPro HERO5 is the most tricked-out device in the current GoPro line. This camera delivers immersive 4K high definition video and 12-megapixel photos in a waterproof, easy-to-use package with a two-inch touchscreen. It also features GPS, crisp audio, and the option to auto-upload your photos to GoPro’s cloud-based editing app. And with voice...

The Do’s & Don’ts of Healing Sore Muscles

Ah, it hurts so good (just keep telling yourself that). While sharp or shooting pain usually signals an injury worth listening to, feeling more general body soreness a day or two after a tough workout is perfectly healthy. Here’s how getting stronger works: When you push your body to do something it’s not used to, like use an...

The Best Time to Work Out Revealed – Via a Rabbi

Astronomer and physician Rabbi Moses ben Maimon, also known as Maimonides, wrote, the general rule is that the best time to exercise is at the beginning of the day, after waking up and before eating. He also says that it is proper to eat only after moderate exercise. According to Maimonides, it seems that there...
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