Biking

Far Flung Fiestas

Red Mountain Spa Located in southwest Utah adjacent to Snow Canyon State Park, Red Mountain Spa welcomes the adventurous couple to picturesque red rock canyons and Navajo...

Salida, Colorado

"NOW THIS," BRAG THE SIGNS on highways "is Colorado." Refugees from Front Range cities like Denver and Boulder are drawn to this oasis at 7,038 feet in the Upper Arkansas Valley, near the center...

The Tourminator Tells All

When Outside editor-at-large Hampton Sides interviewed Lance Armstrong for the July 2004 issue, the five-time Tour champion was being kneaded—buck naked—on a massage table in...

Spinning in Their Graves

ON FEBRUARY 13, an amateur Belgian cyclist named Johan Sermon slipped into bed early, hoping to rest up for an eight-hour training ride the next morning. A 21-year-old with strong prospects for...

Balanced Beings

Carl Swenson//33//Nordic Skier and Mountain Biker When last September's Mountain Biking World Championships ended in Lugano, Switzerland, five-time U.S. national-team member Swenson put his...

I Was a Spa Virgin

FROM A CERTAIN ANGLE, Red Mountain Spa, on the outskirts of St. George, Utah, looks like a desert village from the original Star Wars—a 55-acre cluster of adobe buildings and geodesic domes...

Balanced Beings

Tyler Hamilton//32//Cyclist Lance beat cancer, but Hamilton may be the toughest man in cycling. He's most famous for finishing second in the 2,081-mile-long Giro d'Italia stage race in 2002...

It's All Bueno

MOUNTAIN BIKING gathered steam in Puerto Rico in the mid-eighties and has developed into a full-fledged local passion under the auspices of La Comisión Mountain Bike de Puerto Rico (

You Know You Want It

[1] Renowned for its pedigreed downhill mountain bikes, frame builder INTENSE has introduced the SPIDER XVP, its new flagship cross-country ride. The aluminum frame sprints...

You Know You Want It

[1] The HQ HYPNOTIC QUAD KITE ain't no beach toy: With a flick of the wrist—and a bit of practice—you'll be pulling inverted hovers and other advanced tricks in no time. ...

XX Factor

LESLEY TOMLINSON 43 Endurance Mountain Biker Vancouver, British Columbia...

The Sporty 40

1. Tacoed in BajaTodos Santos, MexicoMy nine-foot Bear surfboard picked up speed as I dropped down the face, alone on a perfect Pacific wave at Los Cerritos Beach, in Baja...

Sporty South Africa

After a decade of nursing apartheidÂ’s hangover, South Africa is finally coming into its own as an adventure-travel destination. An influx of outdoorsy Europeans, a good exchange rate, and South...

Go Like a Pro

PRICE: $572 1. Cross-Country Ski Snow Mountain Ranch, COLORADO THE DEAL: Kick and glide for a week along 60 miles of groomed nordic trails near Fraser, Colorado....

The Quick Fix

Mountain-Biking the Monongahela National Forest The tiny town of Davis (pop. 624), on the northern edge of the Mon, is home to not one but two members of last year's U.S. World Mountain...

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