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Attempt To Ride Bike In Flood Results In Taking Header On Live TV

If you haven’t heard, the Tampa Bay area’s been under a siege of precipitation for weeks, culminating today in flooding throughout the South Tampa area and even up north into Pasco County. It’s wreaked havoc on the Buccaneers’ practice schedule and most people’s work schedules, and here’s someone who dutifully took… » 8/03/15 12:50pm Monday 12:50pm

Carbon Fiber Tour de France Bikes Are Surprisingly Easy to Counterfeit

The rise of carbon fiber technology brought lighter bikes, faster speeds, and innovative aerodynamics to the world of cycling. But an unexpected side effect is starting to frustrate the world’s top bike builders. Chinese factories are counterfeiting their products and selling them for a fraction of the price. It’s… » 7/20/15 12:08pm 7/20/15 12:08pm

An Adult’s Guide To Learning To Ride A Bicycle

The Anna Karenina principle of biking is this: Everyone who learned how to ride a bicycle did so in roughly the same boring way; anyone who made it to adulthood without learning required a unique series of roadblocks, failures, negligence, and procrastination. If you fall into the latter group, congratulations! Your… » 7/15/15 2:20pm 7/15/15 2:20pm

How To Ride A Bike In The City

I'm totally going to jinx myself by typing this, but here goes: After 10 years of religious urban bike-riding, nothing terrible has happened to me. I've never been doored or side-swiped, my bike has never been stolen outright (though parts of it have), and I've never caught a flat while flying down one of San… » 1/15/15 4:29pm 1/15/15 4:29pm

101 Years of Tour de France Bikes Map the Evolution of Cycling

This year marks the 101st riding of the Tour de France, one of the most brutal sporting events ever created by man. In fact, plenty of us are so focused on the madness that we overlook how incredible the technology that powers it has become—and how it's evolved over more than a century. » 7/18/14 12:52pm 7/18/14 12:52pm

Experience Tour de France Mayhem First-Hand From New On-Bike Cameras

If you've been watching the Tour de France you know that it's been one of the more brutal tours in recent years, with intense weather conditions and terrible crashes that have led to several top contenders abandoning the tour already. It's also the first year that riders are allowed to put cameras on their bikes—so… » 7/16/14 10:52am 7/16/14 10:52am

"Fiers De Vous Nourrir" Must Be French For "Look At This Giant Bike We…

Okay, it actually means that the farmers of 44 are "proud to feed you [and also they made a giant bike out of hay bales and tractors]." This display went up during a Tour de France stage earlier in the week, so we're a bit late — but we wanted to share it with you because it is a wonderful representation of the… » 7/07/11 2:45pm 7/07/11 2:45pm

Tiny Child Inspires Us To Get Up Off Our Asses To Pwactice Widing A Bike

With the way cynicism travels through generations these days, we'll give him about six to eight years before he realizes that compared to the rest of life, riding a bike isn't really a big deal at all. But my god, what good cheer! Consider this cold heart (especially from someone who also struggled with Rs as a kid)… » 6/02/11 7:15pm 6/02/11 7:15pm