Bicycling October 2017

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País:
United States
Idioma:
English
Editor:
Hearst
Periodicitat:
Bimonthly
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join the ride

WITH OUR EDITOR, LEAH FLICKINGER CHECKOUT THE PHOTOSIN OUR 2018 NEW GEAR PREVIEW (P 63).Senior art director, Colin McSherry, designed the sets using MIRRORS to showcase each piece of gear from multiple angles.THE VISUAL EFFECT IS PRETTY COOL. But it also got me thinking about ref lection. //Indulge me in this exercise. Think about why you ride. Does the reason (or reasons) make you a particular “kind” of cyclist? MY BELIEF IS THAT WE DON’T NEED LABELS (in cycling and in life). We should celebr a te why w e r ide bikes—and embr ace those who might r ide for di f ferent r easons .The more happy people on bikes, the better. //I’m blown away by the stories in this issue from all kinds of riders who find joy…

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the thing that changed it all

TOO MANY PARKING F INES INSIGHTS, IDEAS, AND INSPIR ATION FROM ALL KINDS OF RIDERS I moved to Brooklyn, New York, in 2007. I brought my car with me, but I got so many parking tickets that it got impounded. So I bought a Fuji Track fixed-gear bike. A bunch of my friends were bike messengers, and I started doing alleycat races with them. In my first one I got two flats before the first checkpoint but got hooked on the chaos of ripping through the city. Eventually a friend of mine was like, “Why don’t you come do a real race?” So I did a race at the Kissena Velodrome in Queens. I got completely destroyed, but I knew I wanted to stick with track. Everyone would hang out in the…

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16 min.
how cycling works

HOW WAS CYCLOCROSS INVENTED? WHY DO INTERVALS WORK? HOW CAN I CLIMB FASTER? HOW DOES A HELMET PROTECT MY HEAD? HOW DOES A BIKE STAY UPRIGHT? WHAT’S THE LIGHTEST FRAME MATERIAL? WHY DO CYCLISTS LOVE HIGH SOCKS SO MUCH? CAN I RIDE HARD ON A LOW-CARB DIET? SERIOUSLY: WHAT DO GELS HAVE THAT CANDY DOESN’T? WHY DO INTERVALS WORK? The lung-busting periods of work in an interval session are short, and rest periods allow you to recover between efforts, so you can spend more time riding hard than if you just tried to gun it for 60 minutes. And those hard efforts have benefits for almost every type of riding. If you’re looking to get faster over short distances like a town-line sprint, intervals work by targeting the muscle fibers you need for speed, says Michael Ross, MD, director of the…

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1 min.
how deep should my aero wheels be?

LOOKING FOR THE BEST WHEEL FOR YOU? CHECK OUT THESE PICKS FROM OUR GEAR TEAM. 20mm–30mm BONTRAGER AEOLUS XXX TUBULAR 20mm, $2,400 AMERICAN CLASSIC HURRICANE TUBELESS 24mm, $700 ZIPP 202 FIRECREST CARBON CLINCHER 32mm, $2,100 50mm–60mm CAMPAGNOLO BORA ULTRA 50 DISC 50mm, $3,255 ROLF PRIMA 58RSC 58mm, $1,300 HED STINGER 6 60mm, $2,100 REYNOLDS STRIKE 62mm, $1,800 80mm–90mm DT-SWISS ARC 110 DICUT 80 80mm, $3,146 ZIPP 808 FIRECREST CARBON CLINCHER 82mm, $2,400 BONTRAGER AEOLUS 9 90mm, $2,600 REYNOLDS RZR 92 92mm, $4,500…

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1 min.
why should i buy an expensive jersey?

Superwicking fabric Porous material pulls moisture off your body and helps it evaporate quickly, keeping you cooler on sweaty days. No long-ride funk B.O. happens when bacteria break down sweat, so high-end jerseys often feature an antimicrobial treatment to prevent stink. Topnotch fit Stylish, aero, and flattering as possible. The fabric is cut and sewn in 3D to mimic the human body, so anyone involved in the process must be highly skilled. Some sewers at Italian factories have been in the jersey business for generations. Locking zipper You’ll always find it right where you left it! Hems and sleeves without grippers Ergonomically designed to fit and move with the body on a bike, so they don’t rely on sticky bands to hold them in place. Pockets that don’t sag Go ahead, fill ’em up. These…

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4 min.
no limits

How did you become an athlete? Throughout my 20s I was constantly battling my weight; I’d do lots of on-andoff exercise, in extremes. One day, in 2002, in an attempt to lose weight again, I joined a running clinic in Vancouver. I was terrified because I felt like I was going to be the biggest and the slowest and they were going to ditch me. But my run leader happened to be a plussize woman. She was super athletic and could run crazy distances. She changed my perception of what it means to be an athlete. She never talked about how many calories we were burning or that bikini season was coming. It was about digging deep into your greatest athletic power. What does it mean to you to be an…

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