Outdoors

Outdoors

Wina Sturgeon: Tune your bike for smoother spring rides

With the warming weather, a bike ride is a pleasant way to welcome late spring. But hopefully, you don't just grab your bike and go. Even though it may have been tuned before you stored it away for winter, essential lubrication may have hardened, so cables won't slide as easily. Your chain may have stretched a little while stored, so you might not have the precision handling you were used to last fall.

Outdoors

New breed of mountain bike is here with wider tires

While manufacturers of road bikes continue in the quest to get lighter and lighter, that's not the case with mountain bikes. In fact, fat is all the rage when it comes to the off-road machines. Fat-tire bikes, with tires as wide as four inches and more, are designed to be ridden through the snow and really sloppy terrain. The newest grouping of mountain bikes features tires a step below those behemoths, but wider than traditional tires. Why the emphasis on the big wheels? The larger tires need less air pressure, which provides better cushioning on the trail. They also create more contact with the ground, giving you better traction while climbing, cornering and descending.

Outdoors

The best time to work out revealed

Astronomer and physician Rabbi Moses ben Maimon, also known as Maimonides, wrote, the general rule is that the best time to exercise is at the beginning of the day, after waking up and before eating. He also says that it is proper to eat only after moderate exercise.

News

Seven easy fitness habits to adopt in your 20s

Something I've noticed now that I'm no longer in my early 20s is that having zero workout routine is not so cute anymore. Exercising regularly is a sign of responsibility – an indication that leading a long, healthy, well-adjusted life is important to you. I'd like to think these things are important to me, too.

Videos

Tricks and other moves at China Peak

China Peak Director of Skiing Nick Cohee, a retired U.S. Ski Team member, shows off his moves on the slopes during an epic winter of heavy snowfall at the Southern Sierra ski resort.
China Peak Mountain Resort
Tricks and other moves at China Peak 1:04

Tricks and other moves at China Peak

CHP helicopter rescues sick hiker from near Edison Lake 0:52

CHP helicopter rescues sick hiker from near Edison Lake

What to know if you meet a rattlesnake 1:29

What to know if you meet a rattlesnake

How Ironman champion Chris Montross stays in shape for triathlons 2:31

How Ironman champion Chris Montross stays in shape for triathlons