America's Best Cities: Portland, Oregon
I?m a bike commuter of seven months, and fortunately those months have all been dry. Now monsoon season is upon us and I need a jacket to keep me dry on the way to the office, one that?s light enough to carry there when the rains come in the afternoon. Jacob Tucson, AZ
Before the seven Tour victories and the yellow bracelets. Before Sheryl Crow, the bestselling books, and the doping allegations. Before the comeback, there was a comeback. Ten years ago this month, Lance Armstrong was a little-known cancer survivor who showed up at the Tour de France. And no one had any idea what would happen next.
Exclusive galleries from two new books by Jan Heine: "The Golden Age of Handbuilt Bicycles" and "The Competition Bicycle."
The Competition Bicycle is meant to inspire cyclists and design lovers alike. The evocative, detail-rich photographs display the history of the bicycle, from racing high-wheelers to modern racing bikes with carbon-fiber disc wheels. Exceptional handcrafted machines ridden by great champions illustrate milestones in the mechanics and craftsmanship of bicycle design.
A celebration of the design history and craftsmanship behind this simple but efficient two-wheeled vehicle. The book, The Golden Age of Handbuilt Bicycles: Craftsmanship, Elegance, and Function, features 50 classic models built by hand, revealing the bicycle’s technical evolution within a historical context.
I just starting out on a bike and plan on cycling daily, both by the lake and around town. I was wondering how good Marin bikes are, particularly the Marin Kentfield FS? Is it comfortable for a woman, and what is the difference between 17 inch and 19 inch? Is this bike okay for a beginner? Thank you. Nancy Chicago, IL
What kind of outdoor adventures can I find in Morocco? I'm visiting in September and would like to have a little fun while I'm there. Joe L. Littleton, CO
On a vintage steed, over vertiginous hills of white gravel, suitcase overloaded with courage, BUCKY McMAHON battles through Italy's infamous Eroicaa grueling, 127-mile "period cyclotouristic rally"in hopes of dying just this side of glory
Mount Hood National Forest, Oregon
Angry bike mechanics are going extinct. And that sucks.