Biking

Sidi Sierra Shoes

In an effort to lower the price of admission, Sidi's Sierra shoes are made from a cheaper (but still pretty damn tough) upper materialthan you find in its higher-end shoes. But you...

Exposure Lights Spark light

The four-setting, 240-lumen Exposure Lights Spark light is incredibly powerful for its size, and the bomber waterproof housing features a batter-life indicator. $139;

Swrve Wool Cap

Class it up a touch with a Swrve wool cap ($28; swrvestore.com); it's midweight and low-profile enough to wear under your...

Vaude Cluster Air 10+3 Pack

Vaude's Cluster Air 10+3 pack has one of the best suspension systems we've ever tested: a tensioned mesh back panel separates the load from your body, and the foam shoulder straps...

WTB Stryker TCS Cross Country Rims

WTB's Stryker TCS Cross Country rims are gossamer (1,470 grams for a 26-inch pair) but are strapping enough for all-mountain riding, and the new deep-set grooves kept the tires'...

Plans of Attack

Before you beginHOW HARD SHOULD YOU GO?PERCEIVED EXERTION (PE): 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 101: not remotely challenging;5:

Chic-Chocs Mountain Lodge

TAGS: AVALANCHE TRANSCEIVER, HERO GLADES, BEER ICE CREAMAs a rule, we approve of any lodge that issues avalanche transceivers with the room keys. This 18-room property,...

The Ranch at Rock Creek

TAGS: HORSEBACK RIDING, CUTTHROAT TROUT, SINGLETRACK, BOWLINGThis year-old property, set on a working ranch in the Anaconda-Pintler Range, near the mining town of...

It All Starts Here

DUNTON HOT SPRINGColoradoTAGS: HOT SPRINGS, HELI-SKIING, BUTCH CASSIDY, GHOST TOWNThis was once a very creepy place to go: a series...

Rage Against Your Machine

THE U.S. CENSUS BUREAU DEFINES AN "EXTREME COMMUTER" AS SOMEONE WHO SPENDS MORE THAN THREE HOURS GETTING TO AND FROM WORK....

The Ride of Her Life

I arrived in Afghanistan on the eve of the September parliamentary elections, concluding 30 hours of travel on a commercial flight that dropped toward Kabul in a steep spiral,...

2011 Trips of the Year: Bomb Patagonia

La Confluencia Lodge, a 16-year-old operation in Argentinian Patagonia, sits at the isolated confluence of the glacial Río Azul and Río Encanto Blanco. In the surrounding river valley, the lodge...

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