Outside Magazine, February 2009
Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Outside Magazine, February 2009

Lance Armstrong Photo: Robert Maxwell

FEATURES
KING OF PAIN
Lance Answers Your Questions
Back in the saddle again, Lance Armstrong is out to win, but is he driven by the quest to cure cancer or the desire to see just how much history one champion can make? Interview by Christopher Keyes

FLOATING THE RIVER WHY    Watch a Video    View Gallery
David James Duncan's cult-classic fly-fishing bildungsroman finally makes it to theaters but not without getting shot down, shelved, and all shook up first. By Abe Streep

THAT WHICH DOES NOT KILL YOU...    Watch a Video    View Gallery
For our second annual Zero to Hero special, six Outsiders dug deep and pushed through fear, puppyhood, and fists of fury to find their inner resolve and show you how to evolve. PLUS: 11 schools to take your game to the next level (and a few bar-proven, chucklehead-approved party tricks).

HOWL
In Delhi, India, Macaca mulatta are outnumbered 2,461 to one by their brainier cousins, Homo sapiens. Yet it's the rhesus monkeys who appear to be winning the territorial skirmish plaguing the city. James Vlahos joins the fray.

HUCK
As in take a flying leap. That's exactly what long-in-the-tooth snowboard punk Shaun Palmer is doing, 25 years after he first dominated the pipe. At 40, he's done partying like there's no tomorrow; now he's bent on gold in the 2010 Olympics. Sit back and watch the fireworks with Stephanie Pearson.

DEPARTMENTS
DISPATCHES
»   First Look: Former Stunt Junkies host and wingsuit hero Jeb Corliss flies again
»   News from the Field: What scares Bear Grylls (hint: it's not what he eats); ski-goggle etiquette; Navy SEAL inspired gear
»   The Drawing Board: An ice-boater goes for the record books
»   The XX Factor: Model/athlete (athlete/model?) Jenny Fletcher claws her way to the head of the triathlon pack   View Gallery
»   Media: Biggest Loser trainer Bob Harper; Eric Simons follows in Darwin's not-so-scholarly footsteps; Jeffrey Tayler crosses Central Asia in search of Western-style reforms (or what's left of them)

DESTINATIONS
»   Spot On: Cavallo Point, San Francisco's other fort turned tourist attraction
»   Get Lost: The Caribbean's hottest isles, from Barbados to Puerto Rico
»   The Weekend Plan: Vancouver's Olympic moment is still a year away, which is why you should go now

STYLE
Leave the soft shell hanging and layer up with casual sweaters and light jackets

THE ESSENTIALS
»   Covet: A well-made bag is always in style
»   Headlamps: It's ten o'clock do you know where your trailhead is?

BODYWORK
»   Recovery: Want more from your workout? Then kick back and hit the sack.

THE GUIDE
SURF THIS WAY   Forum (LINK CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE)
We pushed our bandwidth to the limit to find the best Web sites and mobile apps for travel, gear, weather, adventure, fitness, sports, and more so you don't have to.

COLUMNS
THE BIG IDEA   Forum (LINK CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE)
Let us now praise . . . George W. Bush?? (Just bear with us.)

OUT OF BOUNDS
Can travel writing be trusted? And how can you tell? Good questions and our man has the answers. By Eric Hansen

THE LAB RAT
Stair climbing may be the best fad since flagpole sitting. Nick Heil finds his vertical limit in Chicago's Sears Tower.

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