Born To Ride: Cycling Gear For Fall Spins And Spills

Published on 09/15/2014

Wheelmen everywhere are flipping over their handlebars for a gander at the fall offerings from their favorite companies. Take a sneak peak at the latest in style and safety from Swedish heavyweight POC to blue jean luminary Levi’s. Don’t hit the brakes; now’s your chance to stay ahead of the peloton.

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Puerto Rico: Paradise Without The Passport

Published on 09/12/2014

Image via Nathan Borchelt

If you’re a U.S. resident, there’s no excuse to neglect Puerto Rico. Surrounded by the Caribbean’s glittering waters and nestled between the Dominican Republic and the Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico is often only a direct flight away. What’s more, this 3,515-square-mile island, an “unincorporated territory” of the United States, requires no passport.

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Under-$20 Wonders: Beanies for Brainiacs

Published on 09/11/2014

Savant-like synapses aren’t requisite when buying something as essential as a beanie.  Still, hat shoppers everywhere are hoodwinked into overpaying. Use your right brain to seek out style while the left hemisphere hunts for value. Look smart in one of these frontal lobe-warming beanies without suffering wallet meltdown.

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26.2 Race Training Tips For First-Time Marathoners: Part 4 - Train Your Mind And Body

Published on 09/10/2014

True masters of the marathon rely on mental strength as much as physical prowess. Like an aspiring monk in cross-trainers, the runner must seek inner tranquility along the 26.2-mile path to enlightenment. Start tuning both mind and body to release anxiety at the start and attain nirvana at the finish.

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How To Fall In Love With Mountain Biking

Published on 09/09/2014

Stepping outside, crisp air hits lungs on the first inhalation. It's a harsh but welcome feeling that not all mountain bikers experience. A puff of mist escapes as you exhale, contributing the faintest of clouds to the forest around you.

Some flock to the raucous sound of cyclocross racing cowbells like children after the piper. Weather forces others onto the road. Those privileged to continue mountain biking in autumn know it as a singular, magical experience.

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26.2 Race Training Tips For First-Time Marathoners: Part 3 - Dress for Success

Published on 09/08/2014

Eliminate race-day trepidation with a head-to-toe kit that inspires confidence and drives performance. When the gun sounds, focus on stride and speed rather than sweating fit or fashion. While perfect shoes don't compensate for ill-conceived training, jettison the jitters by concocting your recipe for race-day success.

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10 Places To Wait Out Sharknado

Published on 09/05/2014

Escape the jaws of doom in these predator-proof places. Skeptics need only tune in to the SyFy channel to learn their fate should they choose not to flee the city. Next time a hurricane meets hungry hammerheads – or a summer blockbuster causes a feeding frenzy – you’ll know where to go, thanks to Active Junky’s crack team of finatical scientists.

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Wanderlust And Whiskey: Four Prost-Worthy Flasks

Published on 09/04/2014

The modern flask is a toast to a history of both wayfaring and whiskey. We’ve come a long way since the days of clay jugs and leather flagons. However, the fact remains: the thirsty among us tend to be the movers and shakers, explorers and nomads. Active Junky's distilled this list down to four portables that mix sleek modern design with the antediluvian art of mobile celebration. 

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26.2 Race Training Tips for First-Time Marathoners: Part 2 - Technical Support

Published on 09/03/2014

When we talk marathon tech support, don't visualize a crew of computer nerds arguing over binary code. This is about the science behind the sport, technical knowledge to complete the arduous task at hand (or at foot). Everything from electronic gadgets, race-day fuel and pre-race training programs are essential to your technical preparation. That's because a well-rounded, mathematical approach makes the difference between failure and a finish.

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Under-$20 Wonders: Supercharge Your Socks

Published on 09/02/2014

You wouldn’t throw a junkyard engine into a showroom-fresh Lamborghini, would you? The thought alone is enough to make auto enthusiasts weep. Such sacrilege happens everyday: not in the garage, but on our feet. It’s time to think of your shoes as the body of a sports car, your socks as the engine. No matter how high-tech the sneakers, socks are the connection between ped power and the road or trail.  Go from zero to sixty with a trio of supercharged Merino wool machines.

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