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Want to Travel More Meaningfully? Try Slow Travel

Has pandemic pushed you to reflect on the deep and meaningful? Here's why slow travel will keep you in the clear from selfie-stick destinations.
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Cycling in Tuscany: 6 Rides to Daydream About

From north to south Tuscany, here are six dream-worthy rides to add to your bucket list.
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Cycling Playlist for Zwift Sessions

The tunes of my glory days— those glorious days I spent trying to win bike races, eating food (primarily green), listening to electronic music, and counting my pennies.
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9 Beautifully Hard Climbs Near Lucca

Back by popular demand as the second edition of Lucca climbs we reveal the training grounds that transform average cyclists into well-trained, persevering champions.
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GF Strade Bianche: A Weekend Affair

Starting and finishing in Siena, Gran Fondo Strade Bianche is the perfect occasion to combine cycling with friends, good food, and life's simple beauties.
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The Ultimate Guide to Cycling in Italy

Your complete guide to cycling in Italy showcasing the regions of Tuscany, Umbria, Dolomites, Italian Lakes, Verona/Lake Garda, Piedmont, Puglia and Sicily.
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How to Become a Better and Faster Cyclist

Nobody starts in the league of champions but with the right strategy, you, too, can become a better and faster cyclist.
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Social Graces, Norms & How to Avoid Traffic Fines in Italy

Are you on our way to Italy? Here’s how to add a touch of elegance and grace that’ll steal hearts and delight locals. If you’ll be driving in Italy, don’t overlook this!
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Why I Started Cycling

Sixteen is the ripe old age I started cycling which is twice the age most Italians start and (I'm guessing) less than half the age you did. No matter how old we are or when we started, we're all on a quest for…
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Why Cycling in Tuscany Will Change You

Ever feel like you shouldn't sweat the small stuff, but sometimes you just can't help it? Here’s what cycling in Tuscany can do for you.
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11 Unique Restaurants in Lucca, Italy

Ride to eat or eat to ride? Either or, any Lucca based cyclist knows how to pin down the best restaurants in Lucca and here’s how you can too.
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Cycling from Lucca to Florence and Back with Trenitalia

Ever wish you could double up your recreation time? You know, accomplish other things while spending hours on end riding? Here’s just how to do that.
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10 Must-See Cycling Climbs in Zona Lucca

Climbs in Lucca are like outfits: choose one based on your mood, your schedule, and the occasion. Here are ten (of many) to get your wheels turning.
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How to Be Your Own Cycling Coach

Here's a three-part semi-serious, mostly anecdotal guide on how to be your own cycling coach. Learn the three pillars of the HPP, or the High-Performance Program.

The Past and the Present

Stories from the road: training ride with former 2010 teammate, Gosia. She’s going for the pro Strade Bianche, and me the Gran Fondo.

Why Losing Doesn’t Always Suck

We say sport is all about winning, and it is, but it’s about a lot more, too. Here’s a perspective as former professional athlete.