After two half-hour tours of Boise, Idaho bike shops - covering everything from adult tricycles to electric bikes to fat bikes to the latest colorful trends in cruiser bikes - a ride on the Greenbelt still produced some "what was that?" moments recently.
Maybe flying high above the earth in a helicopter - five days a week, sometimes twice a day - gives traffic reporter Michael Scott cravings for solid ground and, thus, running. Or maybe he just likes it, so much so that he was part of the Oscar Last Men Running relay team at last year's Dallas Marathon. Every runner the team passed meant money for Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children.
They think it will take too long. They worry that they'll be sweaty and messy and have bad helmet hair when they get there. Or quite frankly, it just never occurs to them to ride to all the places they usually drive to. If that's you, it's time to reconsider your transportation choices, especially for all those short trips around town we all make every day, maybe a few times a day.
A bike pump is something you don't think about much until you don't have one when you need it. Or, as is the case with the Bontrager Turbo Charger HP Bike Pump, you discover how smoothly and efficiently a good floor pump can work.
It's not a common problem. It's rarely serious enough to break up a relationship, though it can add unwanted tension. But it is serious enough to be discussed if one partner is a radical sports fan - or an excellent athlete - and the other is not.
Admit, we've all done slightly nontraditional things in the name of slimming down. Whether it's juicing for three days straight or eating nothing but fruit for a week, extreme weight-loss methods are a dime in a dozen, and most of the time, they're not proven to work.
The Pennsylvania Game Commission announced Wednesday that, during 2015, a dozen new white-tailed deer had tested positive for chronic wasting disease in Disease Management Area 2. DMA 2 is just south of Centre County and includes all or parts of Bedford, Blair, Cambria, Huntingdon, Fulton and Somerset counties. It is the only area of the state where CWD has been detected in wild deer.
One of the most popular spots for recreational runners in Sacramento, Calif., is McKinley Park. If you stand nearby and watch for a while as dozens of folks run laps, you'll soon realize that almost everyone is running at a steady pace - not too hard, not too fast.
On mile 41 of the 50 Mile Ride for Rwanda, Dave Hartstein pedals toward a wide stream in Mission Viejo and wonders if exhausted muscles can navigate water flowing over rocks - terrain so slick there is no traction.
Even if your schedule is jam-packed, you may be able to slot in your activity simply by making inactive time active. How? Anytime you're sitting down, ask yourself: "Is there any way I could be moving while doing this same activity?"
We've all heard the expression 'Two heads are better than one.' Well, when it comes to a higher level of physical training, four arms are better than two, four legs are better than two, and four hands and four feet are better than two of each. Tandem training allows each partner to push themselves harder and give a more isolated workout to muscles and tendons.
You may have heard of the Fitbit, maybe from coworkers or family members keeping track of their steps or bragging about their sleep. The latest upgrade from Fitbit, the Blaze, does that and more all in a package that looks more like a traditional watch.