This Week in Sports and Outdoors: A new bike helmet from Giro, a Slovenian ultra swimmer, the most refreshing drink on Earth, and more.
Crank it out
Relatively few upgrades have as lasting an effect as changing your bike’s contact points — saddle, handlebars, and pedals. Pedals in particular are often overlooked in our quest to go faster, but a good pair makes you forget that your feet have been locked into your bike for a few hours as you power through the toughest parts of a ride. We’ve got the best road bike pedals for every budget and type of rider so you can turn heads while you turn the cranks.
What to pack, what to use
Editor’s Note: Let’s start with honesty. Triathlons aren’t an everyman sport. 95% of participants in Ironman Louisville had a post-secondary education. Triathlons are a big commitment in terms of training time and resources committed to everything from gear to nutrition. The longer the race, the greater the commitment. In Road to Ironman, Jeremy has taken…