Biking

Windows on the Wild

THE AREA AROUND the Telemark Inn, ten miles southwest of Bethel, Maine, is proof that "East Coast wilderness" is not an oxymoron. The pastoral New England lodge is surrounded by 780,000-acre...

All Aboard!

A LOT'S BEEN SAID ABOUT who invented mountain bikes—make that a hell of a lot—but you don't hear enough about the tinkerers who perfected them, turning the original 50-pound hippie...

Rolling 'Round the UK

Q: My son and I are planning to cycle the length of the UK in June, 2002, including Wales and Ireland if possible. I need to find out who might help me in planning the route. Can...

Life's a Wild Trip

7. See the World from Behind Bars Morocco / High Atlas Traverse (New Trip) Pedal from the colorful markets of Marrakech to the loftiest peaks in North Africa, the High Atlas...

Life's a Wild Trip

10. Free Your Soul on a Pilgrimage Tibet / To the Center of the Universe May 26—the date Buddha was born, reached enlightenment, and died—is the day to visit Mount...

Spinning Classes are for Sissies

DURING HIS 50 YEARS with New York City's oldest cycling club, professional bike racer Lou Maltese established a cantankerous, competitive tone that has lived on at the Century Road Club since...

Steals

SINGA-MORE FAR FROM GETTING YOU a room for the night, $1 usually covers tipping the bellboy. But from now until September 30, passengers on Singapore Airlines traveling through...

Coming on Strong

LAST SEPTEMBER, ON THE FINAL DAY of the three-week, 1,851-mile Vuelta a España, 28-year-old Montana native Levi Leipheimer lived out the secret fantasy of every lowly support rider....

Racing for the Hell of It

HE IS ALONE, but he is not alone. There are the schoolchildren by the road, waving shyly as he passes, and the idle men resting in the sparse shade. There's a yellow Mavic-sponsored motorbike...

Coming On Strong

LAST SEPTEMBER, ON THE FINAL DAY of the three-week, 1,851-mile Vuelta a España, 28-year-old Montana native Levi Leipheimer lived out the secret fantasy of every lowly support rider....

Dear Lance: Help!

SINCE HIS ROMANCE WITH THE YELLOW JERSEY got serious in 1999, Lance Armstrong has mainly steered clear of the European spring classics. Little wonder. These famously punishing road races—a...

The Gulch Club

Hole in the Rock Road turned my dog's teeth into castanets. A godforsaken strip of red dirt running southeast from the desert-rat town of Escalante, Utah, Hole in the Rock could be the most...

Night of the Blue Norther

We were cooking curried mac and cheese on a cobble beach on the Mexican side of the Rio Grande. It was the third day of a six-day, mid-March river trip and eight of us from the mountains of...

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