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THE THING THAT CHANGED IT ALL
NEVER BONK AGAIN! • We demystify the most perplexing nutrition terms, trends, and cutting-edge science so you can feel unstoppable on every ride
OSMOLALITY • The concentration of dissolved particles (like sugar and salt) in liquid.
OMEGA-3 FATTY ACIDS • They’re instrumental in nearly every function of your body, but are especially important for cyclists thanks to their inflammation-fighting properties, which help with recovery and support immunity. You already know that fish and seafood are the best sources for the 1,000mg you need per day. But how do your favorites stack up? Here’s your guide.*
7 THINGS YOU DON’T ALREADY KNOW ABOUT GLYCOGEN • Yeah, yeah, it’s stored glucose (sugar) and carbohydrate your muscles use to make energy. Here’s what you might not realize about this precious fuel resource, according to Iñigo San Millán, PhD, director of the Exercise Physiology and Human Performance Laboratory in Boulder, Colorado.
PROTEIN SYNTHESIS • The process by which your muscles use the protein you eat to repair and rebuild. They can only use so much protein at one time, however, so timing is key, says exercise scientist Stacy Sims. Aim for four to six servings of 20 grams of protein throughout the day, with extra after a workout.
WELCOME TO SPRINT SCHOOL • Hit the finish—or town line—first with these tips from 16-year-old phenom Megan Jastrab
THE REDEMPTION OF ARTIS MONROE • HIS STORIES ABOUT LIFE BEFORE PRISON AND THE CRIMES HE COMMITED WERE CONSTANTLY SHIFTING. BUT THE BIKES HE RESTORED WHEN HE WAS BEHIND BARS WERE REAL-AND SO WAS THE FREEDOM THEY PROVIDED.
…but He Doesn’t Have to Like It • AN AVID CYCLIST TAKES ON THE BESTSELLING AUTHOR AND AVOWED RUNNER TO SEE WHOSE SPORT REIGNS SUPREME
The Ultimate Guide to Finding the PERFECT ROAD • Our totally scientific, mostly comprehensive, and unapologetically impassioned formula for discovering the closest thing to nirvana beneath your wheels
It’s All About THE LEAN
THE MATH BEHIND THAT WHEE!
3 OTHER INGREDIENTS FOR FAST, SWOOPY FUN
All the Totally Objective Reasons CHIP SEAL IS THE ABSOLUTE WORST
The GRAVEL EFFECT
UP, UP, UP! • SOME CLIMBS CAN MAKE ALMOST ANYONE FEEL LIKE A HERO—HERE’S WHY
10 ROADS YOU GOTTA RIDE • THESE CYCLISTS HAVE PEDALED ALL OVER THE UNITED STATES. HERE ARE THE GEMS THEY RECOMMEND.
How to String the Perfect Roads into the PERFECT ROUTE
WHY YOU PROBABLY FOUND THE PERFECT ROAD ON YOUR VACATION
WHAT MAKES #ROADSLIKETHESE? • 3 QUESTIONS WITH @JPBEVINS, THE CREATOR OF ONE OF CYCLING’S MOST UBIQUITOUS HASHTAGS
It Doesn’t Have to Be PERFECT
2018 EDITORS’ CHOICE AWARDS • THESE ARE THE YEAR’S BEST ROAD BIKES
Sleep Tight Before Your Big Ride • ONE MONSTER PAGE OF LIFE-ALTERING WISDOM FROM OUR STAFF
APPS WE ❤ (BESIDES STRAVA)