The Best Gloves for Winter Cycling and Running

Let’s be honest here – running in the dead of winter sucks. And cycling in the winter? Well, that really sucks. But the one thing I hate more than training in the cold is hamstering away on the ole treadmill and bike trainer. Nope. Not gonna happen. Now we’ve all heard the phrase “there’s no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothes” and never is that more accurate then when it comes to winter training. I

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The Cheap Athlete’s Running Headlamp Recommendation

It’s fall here in New Jersey which means that the sun doesn’t rise until about 7 AM. For the early-as-hell-o’clock trainers like myself, well, that just sucks. And those of us with typical office jobs who want to run after work? Well, you’re looking at a 6 PM sunset. Whomp, whomp. Gone are the days of 5:30 AM sunrises and strolling out after work for some well-lit miles. Now darker days tempt you to go

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Dahon Speed P8 Review

Anyone who follows me on twitter knows that I love my red Dahon and readers of this blog already know it from Bike Commuting Essentials and The Best Investment I’ll Ever Make. But I’ve mainly talked about the financial and emotional reasons for loving this bike and haven’t really done an honest-to-goodness, full-fledged review of it. Do I only love it because it’s hilarious and saves me a bunch of money? Or is it actually a

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The Cheap Athlete’s Tribike Transport Review

I did a sorta not-so-Cheap-Athletey thing recently And I’m also sorta glad I did it. A couple of weeks ago I traveled to Boulder, Colorado and participated in a Half Ironman triathlon. For those wondering, it was a tough race and Jersey boys don’t get a lot of chances to train in elevation so deduct from that what you will. Now add to whatever you pictured an image of a skinny, spandex-clad dude in a

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Should you buy a triathlon wetsuit? (Xterra Vortex Review)

Q: Do I need a triathlon wetsuit? A: No Q: But everyone else wears one? A: Sigh I’m going to start off with this – I am not a fan of wetsuits. I spent a large portion of my life as a competitive swimmer and even earned a scholarship to swim at the Division I level. And you know what we never wore in college? Wetsuits. When I grew up swimmers looked like Mark Spitz.

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