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The Simple Technique That Could Save Cyclists’ Lives

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GzIf80eSfCgLast year, some 45,000 bicyclists were injured on the road, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation. And ten percent of those injuries were the direct result of the rider getting doored: a supremely terrifying, painful collision where a driver opens his door immediately in front of a cyclist.Michael Charney, a 70-year-old retired doctor from Cambridge, Massachusetts, is spearheading a...

The Biggest Mistake You’re Making on Climbs

You know that burning feeling you get 10 minutes into a hard climb? It shouldn’t be there. It’s your legs telling you that you’re burning too many matches too early—and if you’re not careful, you’re going up in flames before you reach the top. Sure, you can go all Jens and tell them to...

What You Need To Know About Cycling & Fatigue

People have ridden two-wheeled self-powered vehicles for transport, recreation and sport since the early 17th century. The materials used in bicycle manufacture have changed significantly and modern bicycles are almost unrecognizable from the wood and iron bikes of old. Despite the technological changes in bicycle manufacture and design, the engine that drives a bike...

Cycling and Finger Numbness: How To Prevent It

Numbness in your hands while cycling is more common than you may think. Cyclist Palsy, as it is also known, is something that can limit your daily life and cycling life - but it can be prevented. Whether you are a hobbyist or a pro, this can affect your life without you noticin any...

11 Most Annoying Types of Cyclists

We respect everyone who rides bikes, of course, but sometimes our passion for riding turns our quirks into irritating eccentricities. It can happen to anyone and we’ll be the first to admit we can be irritating on a group ride. From borrowing your last tube—to regaling you with our 17-part dissertation on the potential...

Is Spinning Actually A Good Workout?

Over the past few years, it seems like everyone has become completely obsessed with indoor cycling.If it's not SoulCycle they're dragging themselves out of bed at the crack of dawn for, it's some other trendy new boutique spin studio. While spin isn't really my thing, I've certainly seen my friends get the spin bug.Seemingly...

Guerrilla Toilet Plunger Bike Lanes Are Officially a Trend

Earlier this year, a protected bike lane popped up in Wichita, Kansas, that really pushed the boundaries of bike infrastructure—and plumbing supplies. A rogue group of bike advocates decorated a painted bike lane with a series of toilet plungers to create a guerrilla protected lane, as protected bike lanes have better track records of keeping...

The Key To Riding Longer

This chart shows your body’s fuel usage during continuous, moderate-intensity exercise. What’s interesting to note from the chart is that from the start, your muscles only provide 50% of your total fuel (glycogen) when completely carb-loaded, your blood glucose 10%, and your fat reserve 40%. As exercise continues, you can see that muscle glycogen levels drop. At...

6 Ways To Be The Biggest Distraction On The Road

From a cyclist’s perspective, it’s hard to imagine drivers can’t see us. We’re riding in a group, we’re wearing blinding shades of neon, we’re taking up lane space in a way that feels impossible to avoid. But read a motorist-cyclist crash report, and the same phrase will come up time and time again: “I...

9 Impressive Benefits Of Cycling

Some of the health benefits of cycling include muscle toning, improved cardiovascular health, and better blood circulation. These health benefits are the reason behind the consistent popularity of cycling for many years. It is one of the simplest forms of working out as a form of moderate physical activity that is required by the human...
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