Safety

To Bike Against Traffic or With Traffic?

Now, maybe it's common knowledge but I have never quite understood the rules of the road when it comes to cycling. I initially learned in a quaint little housing development where it didn't so much matter where you were riding because the speed limit was fifteen miles per hour and people were considerate of...

Losing Weight Is Just The First Part Of Your Fitness Journey. The Second Leg Starts Now

There’s no greater feeling than finally shedding all those excess pounds. For many people, however, losing the weight is the easy part—keeping it off is the real challenge.The key here is to avoid being too complacent with your achievements, or you’ll just regain all that weight you lost. Luckily, there are a few things...

What Should You Eat Before a Workout?

Fueling your body the right way before a workout is something to take seriously. You do want to eat something, but not too much. If you fill up before a workout, your digestive system will kick into high gear, stealing blood away from your muscles at just the time when your muscles need blood to...

These People Lost Their Minds Over a Bike Lane

Over the years, Trusted Natural Health has reported on many, shall we say, disproportionate reactions to the installation of bike lanes. But a demonstration this weekend in Minneapolis — replete with Nazi references — just might take the cake.Minneapolis Council Member Lisa Bender shared photos of the anti-bike lane rally in a Facebook post that quickly...

Crime Stoppers offers $5,000 reward after bike rider killed in hit-and-run

Authorities are offering a reward for information in a hit-and-run wreck that left a 21-year-old bicyclist dead earlier this month.Taisheonna Kennedy was killed on Oct. 7 after an unknown gray vehicle ran her down as she rode along the 6800 block of East Sam Houston Parkway North just before noon, according to the Harris...

This city wants to keep bicyclists safe. Its solution? Plants

Can a box of flowers keep bicyclists safe?Coral Gables leaders hope they can. The city is installing protected bike lanes that will be separated from automotive traffic by planter boxes filled with pentas and purple queens. Temporary two-way bike lanes will replace existing curbside parking on Salzedo Street and one lane of traffic on...

9 Power Cycling Tips for Powerful Uphill Climbing Fitness

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Are you able to generate high speed and power at your lactate threshold or steady state when climbing uphill? Check out the tips below on how to achieve better climbing fitness and improved forceful uphill cycling:Get into a lower gear before approaching steep sections.A reasonable cadence is 65 to 80 rpm. It may...

Tips for Staying Warm in Cold Weather Cycling

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Summer is over. While winter is not here yet, the weather is starting to get cooler. If you enjoy cycling, then you should not let the cold weather stop you. There are some things you can do to stay warm and get the most out of the exercise. When getting ready for a winter...

Somebody dumped 50 gallons of urine near a bike path in Turners Falls

A man allegedly dumped 50 gallons of urine onto a road in Turners Falls.The Greenfield Recorder reports the urine was taken out of a trailer home and into a cement pit, spilling onto Rod Shop Road, close to a bike path.The incident occurred Thursday afternoon, John Zellman, the Turners Falls fire chief, told the newspaper,...

5 Wind-Tunnel Tested Tips for Riding When It’s Gusty

How windy does it have to be to blow you and your bike over? Google it and you’ll get thousands of hits, but no definitive answer. That’s because there are so many factors at work: Your weight, bike, aerodynamics, and handling ability all come into play, in addition to simple wind velocity and direction....
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