Biking

Take the Yellow Jersey Tour

IN COLLEGE I RODE ALPE D'HUEZ DAILY. To everyone else it was just the ho-hum two-mile climb up to our Northern California campus, but to me it was The Alpe. It was the Tour de France, and my...

Go Berserker

SIXTY MILES INLAND FROM BERGEN, in western Norway, the rustic ski village of Voss (pop. 14,000) sits quietly at the base of 3,825-foot Groseda Mountain on the shores of Lake Vangsvatnet. Until,...

My Girona

TEMPERATE, TRANQUIL, AND EQUIDISSTANT from mountains and sea, the Catalonian city of Girona (pop. 80,000) is the nesting ground of an elusive migratory species: the professional cyclist. Every...

The Bounty Up North

Cycle Touring Icefields Parkway Alberta I've had a stiff neck before, but never from constantly looking up. Looking up around every turn. Over every pass. At mountain after...

The Bounty Up North

Mountain Biking Whistler Blackcomb British Columbia So you call yourself a mountain biker. You rip local ribbons of singletrack, bunny-hop logs, and drop wheelies off rocky...

Wales on Wheels

Darn Technegol. That's Welsh for "technical section," a fair description of the rock garden where I've just crashed. I've been brought low by Coed y Brenin, the mountain-biking mecca of...

Ferry Land

When we planned a trip to Washington State last summer, my son immediately produced a passport book that he uses to log his visits to national parks. Stamps for Olympic National Park and Seattle...

¡Viva Nicaragua!

CORDILLERA LOS MARIBIOS Cycling and Skiing Among the Volcanoes GEDEON TYPIFIES THE NEW CROP of outfitters that are setting up shop in Nicaragua. He migrated here from Costa...

Hot Flex

ON THE RED CARPET of fitness, your core gets all the glory; like that Ashton Kutcher punk, those muscles in your trunk, hips, and belly—which generate the bulk of your strength—receive...

Michelle Raises Hell

THIS IS A CINDERELLA story. Girl grinds it out as a welder in a large Canadian city. Girl rides a mountain bike extremely well. Girl enters a downhill race and cleans even the pros' clocks. Girl...

Ready for Takeoff

LAST JULY 13, as a pack of Tour de France racers crested the 8,678-foot Col du Galibier, 27-year-old Canadian Dave Watson launched his Kona Stab Primo mountain bike off a hill 30 feet above the...

Stick Together

It's a Guy ThingBig Mountain Resort, Whitefish, Montana. Ski the double-black Picture Chutes, then analyze your technique on video with expert coaches. Three-day men's workshop, $250...

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