Flatten your bike tire on a thorn and you can patch the inner tube or swap in a new oneno problem. Damage the tire itself (say, by tearing your sidewall on a sharp rock)much bigger problem. Here's a quick field solution to keep you on the roll.
How badly do professional cyclists want to compete in the fast and fabled pelotons of Europe? So badly that even riders without a prayer of winning big still roll with drugs, lies, and mortal danger. It's a life that can ruin more than a career. Just ask Joe Papp, an ex-pro who lives the doper's nightmare.
Our correspondent tests out one of the wackiest fitness hybrids yet: a full-body-throttling rower on wheels
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