Biking

Why try Cyclocross?

Sven Nijs, Bart Wellens, Erwin Vervecken... These names mean very little to anyone outside the world of cyclocross, but to those who know them, they conjure images of the gods of the barriers...

What Really Killed this Tour de France Champion?

The man lay on the side of the road, his head smashed in. Bruises purpled his lean, muscle-braided body, and one of his collarbones had been snapped. A bike rested unscathed against a nearby...

Wrecked

Caller: Somebody just got hit...[sobbing] Oh, fuck... we were driving down the road, and this biker, on a pedal bike I think—he passed out or something, and he came...

The Natural

THE WOMAN BEHIND THE COUNTER at the Quik Mart doesn't know that I exist, or perhaps she doesn't care. It takes a couple of tinny taps on my Coke can before she reluctantly tears herself from the...

Land of the Rising Fun

I'VE JUST TAKEN A 90-MINUTE TRAIN RIDE southeast from Tokyo, past the industrial waterfront of Tokyo Bay and the rice fields of Chiba prefecture to the quiet fishing village of Ichinomiya. A...

By Land, Sea, and Air

Back Where He StartedAfter two years, one humbling medical emergency, $250,000 from sponsors and his own savings, and his expedition partner's acrimonious departure,...

Durango, Colorado

One small detail from the Mountain Bike World Cup time trial that was held here five years ago will tell you all you need to know about Durango. The course ran through the Steamworks Brewing...

Madison, Wisconsin

A lot of the adjectives used to describe this Paris of south-central Wisconsin also apply to its cycling scene: inclusive, enlightened, accessible. The bragging starts with infrastructure,...

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