The Cheap Athlete’s Guide to Running Socks

So you’ve started running and you’ve probably got some blisters. Those old cotton socks just aint gonna cut it. Crap. Maybe the internet and magazines can help me with…OH MY GOD ARE THEY EXPENSIVE! They’re socks. Chill. Running socks, in my opinion, are one of the most over-engineered, over-thought and over-priced items for runners out on the market. No matter what you read on the internet or in the magazines you don’t need to spend

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The Cheap Athlete’s guide to cycling headphones

So you’re looking for the best cycling headphones? And you don’t want to spend a lot of money? How does $0 sound? Yea, sorry for the misleading title. But if you were searching for them I want to nip this in the bud before you go any further. Cycling is a dangerous sport Riding a bicycle is not inherently dangerous. It should be one of the safest modes of transportation next to walking. If the world

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 My Love-Hate Relationship With The Local Bike Shop

“Support your local bike shop” This phrase is so ubiquitous that it has become our mantra. We even wear shirts to support the message and blindly think were giving the honest-to-goodness best advice possible. Now I’m all for supporting the local mom and pop shop and giving the finger to the big corporation. If I have to fork over my hard earned money I’d much rather it go to a functioning member of my community

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How to make your own body glide

The cost of Body Glide is too darn high! Chafing, blisters and rashes are the nasty side of training. It’s not all pretty runs through tree-lined streets and rides up epic mountains with espresso stops like they show in the Rapha videos. It’s also constant rubbing and sweating which causes some pretty nasty stuff down under. It hurts. And given the areas affected the demand to fix it is relatively high and inelastic. To nobody’s surprise there are

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