Biking

Vacation Homes: South Lake Tahoe, California/Nevada

Tahoe offers a rare combination of omnipresent sunshine (three out of four days) and some of the nation's deepest annual snowfalls (40-plus feet). There's also exceptional road and mountain...

Vacation Homes: Cape Cod, Massachusetts

The Cape has 560 miles of coastline, much of it protected national seashore, and the hundred-plus beaches face the open Atlantic (surfing), windy Nantucket Sound (sailing), and shallow,...

Vacation Homes: Buy Low, Sell Never

Everyone knows one of those guys whose grandparents bought a vacation home for peanuts when property was cheap. Once a year, you get invited—to the lake house, the slopeside cabin—and say the...

Vacation Homes: Southwest Colorado

If your favorite gear includes avalanche beacons or fat tires, this is your place. While the four counties of Montezuma, Dolores, La Plata, and San Juan make up a tiny slice of the state, they...

Fighting Weight

Last summer, I attempted to become a mountain-bike racer. I say "attempted" because, while I typically finished the races, I cracked the top half of my field only once in five events. At the...

Editors' Choice: 14-10

14. Any Book Written By Peter Matthiessen. Killing Mister Watson is a good place to start....

Editors' Choice: 29-25

29. Homegrown Hurt As in locally organized, down-home events. Some, like the Dale Ball Buster, a 13-mile trail run that correspondent Katie Arnold puts on here in Santa Fe...

Editors' Choice: 24-20

24. Tofino, Vancouver Island The best surf town in North America is in Canada. Who knew?...

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