Specialized Medicine: The Impact of Cycling on ADHD

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According to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) affects people of all ages worldwide and is one of the leading disorders diagnosed in childhood. The characteristic behaviors of ADHD include varying grades of inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity. While these behaviors may seem normal for any school-age …

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Mall Development Proposed for Turkey Mountain Trails (Oklahoma) Moves Elsewhere

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A week ago Jeff published an article about the threat of development facing some of the most popular mountain biking trails in Oklahoma. However, a new chapter has unfolded in the saga. Now, the mall developer plans to relocate to another site in Tulsa that was cleared for development years ago. According to TulsaWorld.com, An outlet …

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Five2Ride: Mountain Bike Trails in Texas

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The Lone Star State is fiercely independent, and that independence, coupled with its massive size, almost makes it a country in its own right. In fact, as the second-largest state in the United States (after Alaska), it’s bigger than many countries: for instance, Texas is bigger than France, about the size of Afghanistan, and smaller …

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How to Prep for a Stage Race: Getting Ready to Race the Trans-Sylvania Epic on Sunday

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A seven-day stage race like the Trans-Sylvania Epic is a big undertaking. You have to make sure that you can handle a week on the bike physically, mentally, logistically, and mechanically. While I have extensive experience racing in general, I’ve only done one other stage race, the BC Bike Race. (If you’re interested in my experience in BC, …

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Review: The New Easton 35 Cockpit: Haven 35 Carbon Low Rise Bar, Haven 35 Stem, and Grips

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First of all, why 35? To paraphrase a friend of mine who is a mechanic, the biking industry is unique in that innovation makes its own predecessors obsolete. Like me, the first question that many readers may ask is, “why bother changing the diameter of a handlebar that has worked so well for so many years? …

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Competitive Cyclist Updates Strava Connect Program with Goals; Gives Away Free Bikes

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Competitive Cyclist’s program to give away free credit to their online store to Strava users came to a grinding halt when they quickly realized that it was a losing proposition. Today Competitive Cyclist announced their new plan: “Goals.” According to their email announcement, the goals could vary from trying to score a KOM/QOM, to creating …

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