Category Archives: Fitness: Cycling

9 Things Drivers Need to Stop Saying in the Bikes vs. Cars Debate

There are certain things guaranteed to set off an internet firestorm. Talk about climate change, mention Monsanto, or bring up the treatment of women in video games. And you can, especially in recent years, piss off a whole bunch of … Continue reading

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Boys who bully peers more likely to engage in sexual harassment

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Adolescent boys who bully peers and engage in homophobic teasing are more likely to perpetrate sexual harassment later on, suggests a new study of middle-school students conducted by researchers at the University of Illinois and the U.S. … Continue reading

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A Smart Bike That Lets You Stream Spinning Classes at Home

By  Issie Lapowsky The other day, I took a spinning class. It was the standard fare. The instructor’s abs very toned and very intimidating. She pumped the jams and proceeded to launch a brutal attack on my hamstrings and quads. … Continue reading

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Walking or cycling to work improves wellbeing, University of East Anglia researchers find

Walking or cycling to work is better for people’s mental health than driving to work, according to new research by health economists at the University of East Anglia and the Centre for Diet and Activity Research (CEDAR). A report published … Continue reading

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Hydration during exercise: new advice from a new study

J Athl Train. 2014 Aug 6. [Epub ahead of print] Drinking to Thirst Versus Drinking Ad Libitum During Road Cycling. Armstrong LE1, Johnson EC, Kunces LJ, Ganio MS, Judelson DA, Kupchak BR, Vingren JL, Munoz CX, Huggins RA, Hydren JR, … Continue reading

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Cycling ED, Infertility, Prostate Cancer: an update

Cycling is a popular activity that offers clear health benefits, but there is an ongoing controversy about whether men who ride have a higher risk of urogenital disorders such as erectile dysfunction, infertility, or prostate cancer. The results of a … Continue reading

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Bicycle Design: An Illustrated History

The bicycle ranks as one of the most enduring, most widely used vehicles in the world, with more than a billion produced during almost two hundred years of cycling history. This book offers an authoritative and comprehensive account of the … Continue reading

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More bicyclists on road means fewer collisions

DENVER (June 24, 2014) - A University of Colorado Denver study examining collisions between bicycles and motorists, shows bicyclist safety significantly increases when there are more bikes on the road, a finding that could be attributed to a “safety in … Continue reading

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Nitrate supplementation may be ineffective in facilitating high-intensity exercise in competitive athletes

Appl Physiol Nutr Metab. 2014 Mar 5:1-7. [Epub ahead of print] Nitrate supplementation and high-intensity performance in competitive cyclists. Hoon MW1, Hopkins WG, Jones AM, Martin DT, Halson SL, West NP, Johnson NA, Burke LM. Author information 1a School of … Continue reading

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Cherry Marketing Institute says high-intensity cyclists need their products

Newswise — Cyclists who drank Montmorency tart cherry juice concentrate before a three-day simulated race experienced less inflammation and oxidative stress compared to those who drank another beverage, according to a recent U.K. study published in the journal Nutrients. A … Continue reading

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Caffeine, carbs have little effect on sprint cycling

J Int Soc Sports Nutr. 2014 May 1;11:17. doi: 10.1186/1550-2783-11-17. eCollection 2014. Effects of carbohydrate combined with caffeine on repeated sprint cycling and agility performance in female athletes. Lee CL1, Cheng CF2, Astorino TA3, Lee CJ2, Huang HW4, Chang WD5. … Continue reading

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Cannondale tandem road bike recall

Recall Summary Name of product: 2014 Cannondale Tandem Bicycles Hazard: The bicycle fork can break and cause the riders to lose control, posing a risk of injury. Remedy: Replace Consumer Contact: Cycling Sports Group at (800) 726-2453 from 9 a.m. … Continue reading

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Cycling safety: what Copenhagen can teach cities

A study from Lund University in Sweden has compared the role of urban cycling and transport planning in Copenhagen, Denmark, and Stockholm, Sweden, and the results could serve as a guide for other cities struggling with cycling safety. WATCH: Cycling … Continue reading

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