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Cycling has a deep tradition of rules to ride by, lore passed down through the decades intended to make you faster, safer, and more comfortable. Sometimes the rules are totally ridiculous in hindsight-like wearing a cabbage leaf under your cap to cool off. But some require research to dispel or prove-are base miles just a waste of time?! Bicycling asked the experts to examine five cycling wisdoms riders have held up as gospel.