Biking

The High Road

Panama Kayaking the San Blas Islands Price: $3,190 Difficulty: Easy In 2001, Olaf Malver, the founder of outfitter Explorers' Corner, kayaked with his family...

Hot Properties

5. PITCHER INN :: WARREN VERMONT It may be over the river and through the woods, but this stately Relais & Châteaux inn, which dominates the tiny village of Warren in...

Snow Report 2005

Guided Descents Go Way Out of Bounds Widely viewed as the most challenging downhill slope in the lower 48, Wyoming's 13,771-foot Grand Teton is characterized by icy snow and...

A Jug of Wine (More Jugs of Wine) et Moi

THE MONTANAN HAS LOST HIS WAY. This is not to say I'm lost. I know exactly where I am—sort of. Gasping for air, I'm crouched beside my bicycle after pedaling up a country lane to the crest...

You May Be Seated

I'M STANDING IN THE COOL, eerily quiet laboratory of Frank Sommer, a professor of urology at Germany's University of Cologne Medical Center. I've dropped my bike shorts around my knees so that a...

Rockin’ Roller

Mountain-bike training on a stationary bike is like prepping for a rodeo on a merry-go-round: The thrill is gone, and you're just spinning. Enter the Trixter X-Bike: Hinged handlebars rock from...

Model Racer

Name: NIKI GUDEX Home: SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA Gig: MOUNTAIN-BIKE RACING Height: 5'4" Age: 26 ...

Tribe of Pain

FIVE A.M. on Mount Washington, near Gorham, New Hampshire. The sun has yet to rise, but hundreds of gear-stuffed cars with out-of-state license plates cram a makeshift parking lot at the...

Six-Shooter

SIX IS THE LONELIEST NUMBER. Across a century of Tour de France history, only four riders other than Lance Armstrong have managed to stand atop the podium five times. For whatever reason&mdash...

Backstage Tour

Once and for all, why do pro cyclists shave their legs? Despite what your silky-smooth cycling pals might tell you, there's no evidence that shaving enhances aerodynamics—at least any...

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