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THE THING THAT CHANGED IT ALL • LEARNING TO COMMIT
Bothies by Nightfall • ACROSS THE SCOTTISH HIGHLANDS, A NETWORK OF RUGGED, ANCIENT COTTAGES OFFERS SHELTER TO WEARY BIKEPACKERS—IF YOU CAN FIND THEM BEFORE SUNDOWN.
YOU’LL NEVER LOOK AT CHARITY RIDES THE SAME WAY AGAIN • PEDALING TO RAISE MONEY FOR A CAUSE CAN DO MORE THAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE—IT CAN CHANGE YOUR LIFE.
THIS TIME IT’S PERSONAL • FOR KEITH PLUNKETT, 37, THIS MULTI DAY CANCER RIDE WAS A CHALLENGE AND A GETAWAY—UNTIL IT BECAME SO MUCH MORE
BIKE MS FTW! • Multiple sclerosis is a disease in which the immune system attacks the central nervous system. While it can be managed with medication, there’s no cure yet. Bike MS is the largest fundraising ride series in the world and has been supporting the National MS Society since 1980. Here’s your insider’s guide.
9 STANDOUT RIDES • Koreen Burrow was diagnosed with MS in 1991. But that hasn’t stopped her and husband, David Fox, from finishing at least one Bike MS ride in each state. They recommend these nine standout events.
I’LL NEVER HAVE TO RIDE ALONE AGAIN • HOW AIDS/LIFECYCLE HELPED TOMÁS SALGADO, 38, FIND A PLACE TO BELONG
IT JUST FEELS GOOD • ACE OF CAKES STAR DUFF GOLDMAN, 43, WAS OVERWEIGHT AND STRESSED. THEN HE FOUND CHEFS CYCLE
MY BIKE MAKES IT POSSIBLE • JENN RAMSEY, 45, IS UNABLE TO STAND FOR MORE THAN 30 MINUTES — BUT SHE’S RIDDEN THE 525-MILE CALIFORNIA COAST CLASSIC A DOZEN TIMES
PICK YOUR CAUSE—HERE’S YOUR RIDE
THE BEAST, THE BOOTLEGGER, AND THE DEATH RIDE • HOW MIKE CIMBURA DEFIES THE DEGENERATIVE DISEASE THAT HAS TAKEN ALMOST EVERYTHING FROM HIM—AND BECOMES A CYCLIST AGAIN
HE COULD HEAR THE WIND.
SHREDDING WITH REGGIE • How mountain biking has given the NBA Hall of Famer a second chance to go all in
REGGIE’S FAVORITE WORKOUT
HILL, YES! • Learn why short, punchy climbs are so hard—and the monster workout you need to start crushing them like a billy goat
ONE CLIMBING WORKOUT TO RULE THEM ALL • This three-stage workout prepares you to meet the demands of both long and short climbs. The intervals are best performed on a steady climb that’s about a 5 to 8 percent grade. Warm up for 10 to 15 minutes beforehand and cool down when you’re done. If you’re new to intervals, go through it just once. After a couple of weeks, you can do it twice, with 10 minutes of easy pedaling between sets. Otherwise, start with two sets. Do this workout once or twice a week on fresh legs.
GARMIN VECTOR 3 • THE PEDAL-BASED POWER METER YOU’VE BEEN WAITING FOR
SPECIALIZED S-WORKS TARMAC DISC • R.I.P., RIM-BRAKE RACE BIKES
COLNAGO C64 • WE DIDN’T THINK IT COULD GET BETTER
T-LAB R3 • The ti bike for carbon lovers
WOOT! LOOKS LIKE RAIN • 8 ESSENTIALS THAT WILL KEEP YOU WARM, DRY—AND STOKED!—IN THE WETTEST WEATHER
SCOTT GENIUS 920 • Now with more whee!
LOAD IT UP! • THE SHIMANO UNZEN 6 IS ONE OF THE MOST UNDERRATED, BEST-VALUE PACKS OUT THERE. HERE’S WHAT SETS IT APART.
ZIPP 303 NSW DISC TUBELESS • MORE AERO, MUCH BETTER
YOU SHOULD KNOW • ONE MONSTER PAGE OF LIFE-ALTERING WISDOM FROM OUR STAFF
CYCLING INVENTIONS WE’D PAY TO GET OUR HANDS ON