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The following video doesn’t depict the actual Cliffs of Insanity as featured in the movie The Princess Bride, but this ride has cliffs and they are insane. The real Cliffs of Insanity (real name is the Cliffs of Moher) are featured in a previous article we wrote called the 8 Most Dangerous Mountain Biking Trails in the World. The mountain trail in the video below probably needs to be added to the list.
Does full-suspension even make a difference here?
The United States is a car country. We drive everywhere, and we all pay the price: transportation alone accounts for 20 percent of the family budget and is the second biggest cost after housing. A sedentary lifestyle doesn’t just kill our pockets, either — it kills us. Research has proven that swapping out driving in favor of biking can have incredible health results.
The Two-Wheeled Key to Better Health and a Better World
- 15 percent of asthma cases are linked to living close to major roads.
- The average person will lose 13 pounds in their first year of riding a bike to work.
- 20 bikes can be parked in the same space as one car.
- Portland leads the U.S. in bike commuters with nearly 6 percent commuting.
- Portland, Oregon’s investment in cycling is expected to save it $400 million in healthcare costs by 2040.
Created by: Healthcare Management Degree
We found this infographic on worldwide obesity statistics to be a little eye opening, so as you gnaw down those holiday treats, keep in mind what it takes to work off that extra pound or two of Pumpkin Pie and candy canes. The writer personally lost 15 pounds by eating healthier foods and exercising. What kind of exercise? Cycling of course. What’s your favorite post-holiday exercise?
I personally lost 15 pounds by changing my diet and riding a bicycle. You can too.
Canyons Resort in Park City Utah broke ground on a new bike park in mid summer 2011. After 2 months of building they already had 3 trails finished, and more in the works. Chris Van Dine, Eric Porter, and some other local pro’s and shredders take advantage of what the resort has to offer and get a glimpse into the future of the bike park.
It’s not the smartest of ideas to ride a paceline or in groups with people who are using aerobars. Do you see where the problem started?
This guy is lucky he didn’t have a worse crash while riding with his aerobars in a group. It’s just plain dangerous because your hands aren’t near your breaks when you do.
“I start going, and I’m going good, and I start to like, I can hear them up ahead, and I’m starting to feel it, and then one of them I just hear this guy yell, he yells out ‘No brunch, No brunch.’ And I look up and there’s this three-foot big tree trunk flying at me. You know how they say like when an accident happens everything slows down, and you go into slow motion, and somehow your instincts kick in, and you do whatever you need to do to save yourself in that moment? That didn’t happen. Slammed right into it. And as I came to, they’re all just sort of like starting at me like ‘Man, didn’t you hear? Low branch. Low branch.” – Ben Still to Jay Leno.