Road Biking

Adventure Travel in Tomaz Humar's Stomping Ground

It's no wonder that the former Yugoslav republic of Slovenia has produced some of the world's best mountaineers: You can't travel north of the country's capital, Ljubljana, without butting up...

Why Don't We Do It in the Road?

CANNONDALE SILK WARRIOR 700 ($1,653; 26 lb.; 800-245-3872, www.cannondale.com) For those who prefer the...

Why Don't We Do It in the Road?

Speedplay Zero pedals ($195; 800-468-6694, www.speedplay.com) Speedplay's Zeros feature a dual-sided design that lets you...

Why Don't We Do It in the Road?

Assos T Bib Shorts ($130; 847-465-8200, www.ochsnerusa.com) The T Bib shorts from Assos use a luxurious, multidensity padded...

Why Don't We Do It in the Road?

Make no mistake, the road bike is back in the limelight. Why? One word: Lance. But there's more to this skinny-tire renaissance. Like it or not, pavement is everywhere and mountain-bike trails...

Steals

SINGA-MORE FAR FROM GETTING YOU a room for the night, $1 usually covers tipping the bellboy. But from now until September 30, passengers on Singapore Airlines traveling through...

Coming on Strong

LAST SEPTEMBER, ON THE FINAL DAY of the three-week, 1,851-mile Vuelta a España, 28-year-old Montana native Levi Leipheimer lived out the secret fantasy of every lowly support rider....

Coming On Strong

LAST SEPTEMBER, ON THE FINAL DAY of the three-week, 1,851-mile Vuelta a España, 28-year-old Montana native Levi Leipheimer lived out the secret fantasy of every lowly support rider....

Dear Lance: Help!

SINCE HIS ROMANCE WITH THE YELLOW JERSEY got serious in 1999, Lance Armstrong has mainly steered clear of the European spring classics. Little wonder. These famously punishing road races—a...

New Zealand on a Whim and a Pannier

I am dancing with Freddie Mercury at a nightclub in Christchurch, New Zealand. The king of Queen tosses a toothy grin my way and sways his hips to the beat of a circa-1984 pop tune. Nearby,...

Smooth Moves

TECHNIQUE IS not so much a dying art as it is a rotting corpse. This seems especially true in the notoriously individualistic, hard-charging world of outdoor sports, where "Just Do It" is our...

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