What should I do for recovery if I hit my knee when falling?
I banged my knee falling off my bike and now it's sore just below the kneecap. How long should I lay off it, and do you have any recovery suggestions? Editors Santa Fe, New Mexico
Caution: Bike Freaks At Work
When a company like Specialized dreams up a new ride, design teams are deployed, test frames are destroyed, and the stakes are huge. With the 2009 Epic, the goal was suitably grandiose: to create the fastest, most responsive mountain bike aroundand earn a world championship to prove it.
Whats the best jacket for biking during the winter?
I ride my bike to class every morning, and as the temperature drops, I have a jacket problem that is two fold. 1) My fleece does little to stop the piercing cold winds. 2) My hard shell retains too much body heat, and I feel like Im in a furnace. What do you recommend? Bary Charlottesville, Virginia
Train: Selle San Marco Mantra Bike Seat
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Which GPS will allow family to track a cross-country bike trip?
My son is cycling the Lower 48 starting on January 1, and I would like some way to keep up with him. Is there a GPS unit that can accomplish this? Karen Atlanta, Georgia
How can I tell if a bike helmet fits my child properly?
My nine-year-old son informed me that my helmet fits him. I wear an adult medium helmet. Do I really have to go with one thats youth specific? Dave Sierra Vista, Arizona
Whats the updated word on cold-weather biking gear?
You answered a question in 2004 about the best gear for cycling in freezing temps. What's changed since then? John Alexandria, Virginia
What type of bike seat should I buy to avoid dage downstairs?
I'm in my 20's, ride to work three times a week, and put in a couple hours in the saddle most weekends. Should guys my age be concerned about the long-term negative impact downstairs? Or are the special seats marketed to protect the nether regions a ploy? Scott Freeland Washington D.C.
Bike-friendly Congressman Earl Blumenauer talks to Outsides Matthew Fishbane.
Is a water-resistant, expandable commuter bag too much to ask for?
I'm looking for a backpack for commuting (note: Im not interested in panniers). The ideal pack would have a ventilated back and expandable volumesome days it's just for work clothes, but some days Ill throw in a book or my computer. Internal pockets would be good, and water resistance is a plus. I'd also like my Eagle Creek clothes organizer to fit inside. Is this too much to ask for? Dave Sierra Vista, Arizona
Almost fifteen years after the genocide, tiny Rwanda is suddenly a hot adventure destination, the new darling of multinational investors, and, says mountain-bike legend Tom Ritchey, one extra-long bicycle short of a comeback
Rwanda's Wooden Bike Classic
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