Biking

Back in the Saddle

AS YOU CAN IMAGINE, no cyclist likes to abandon the Tour de France. It leaves a terrible taste in your mouth. So, in 2009, when I was still lying in the hospital after my crash...

Big Fish

As the world learned just before the start of this summer's Tour de France, federal investigators are pedaling furiously toward Lance Armstrong's back wheel, hoping to solve the...

It's Like Porn

MOUNTAIN BIKERoam (2006)This film, by Vancouver-based The Collective, used color...

19. Win Your Age Group in a Race

Start small. A short mountain-bike race on your after-work loop, with only a few hardcore guys in your "division," is much more winnable than, say, the Leadville Trail 100. If you can't find...

41. Ride l'Alpe d'Huez

It's the most famous climb in the world, the site of the Tour de France's first-ever mountaintop ending, and a stage finish almost every year since 1976. It's 8.7 miles long, with 21 hairpins,...

33. Beat the Train

The premise of the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic (ironhorsebicycleclassic.com) is gloriously simple. The 50-mile road race begins...

3. Start a Group Ride

Pick a good time (mornings are always better) and a sweet route. Invite friends and co-workers. Soon you'll be buying custom jerseys (

Viral Infection

STAR: Danny MacAskillSTUNT: MacAskill, a 24-year-old Scottish bike mechanic, danced through the streets of Edinburgh on his mountain bike. The video, which...

Whistle. Blown.

WHAT WOULD a Lance Armstrong Tour de France campaign be without a little contre­temps? In more years than not, Armstrong's attempt to win le Tour has been accompanied by...

Rules of the Road

No. 1WEEK ONE IS ALL ABOUT GREENDuring the Tour's flatter stages (1–7), the race's sprinters—including last year's sprint champion, Thor Hushovd of Norway, perennial...

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