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Is there life beyond testosterone for those who run and ride?

By Christopher Cudworth Is less testosterone really such a bad thing? Every time one of those commercials for male testosterone comes on the radio it strikes me that guys of a certain age may be worrying about all the wrong … Continue reading

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Why we should forgive rather than forget Lance Armstrong

Retired professional cyclist Tyler Hamilton’s book The Secret Race documents the doper’s decade of the 2000s when bike racers made a common practice of taking performance enhancing drugs and doing blood transfusion to increase hematocrit counts and raise oxygen carrying … Continue reading

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The naked truth of why we run and ride

There is an abundance of glorious finery in terms of clothing and equipment now available to runners and riders. Running and riding gear is more performance oriented, highly fashionable and better tailored than it has ever been. But let’s face … Continue reading

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I’ve never done steroids or doped. And it’s pretty hard living clean.

As a competitive runner from high school to post-collegiate days, I stood 6’1″ and weighed 140 lbs. That’s pretty skinny. A nurse who tested me at a health fair scored my BMI (Body Mass Index) at 3% body fat. “Don’t … Continue reading

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