Biking

Express Train: Powered Ascent

You may never have what it takes to race up steep alpine passes like the best cyclists in the world, but that doesn't mean you can't benefit from their training secrets. You're using the same...

Who's Got Next?

We could tell you that the Tour de France battle between Germany's Jan Ullrich and Italy's Ivan Basso will be one for the ages. Or we could say that brash American Floyd Landis will smoke them...

Generation Lance

IMAGINE NO LANCE. No seven Tour wins, no 40 million little yellow bracelets. No Alpe d'Huez, where he declared his dominance, again and again....

Saturday-Night Special

Weekends are like brain cells: You only get so many in this life, and none should be wasted. My two-year-old son is not quite potty-trained, but he's already mastered the philosophy. Ask him to...

The New American in Paris

FLOYD LANDIS appears at his apartment door wearing his usual expression: a sharp, knowing smile."Welcome to the palace," he says.His gaze flickers playfully around, taking in the...

Harlot Scarlet Knickers bike shorts

Ladies, ditch the spandex—there's something new on the market. Let me introduce the Scarlet Knickers, made by a new women's mountain-bike apparel company called Harlot. With a funky, urban...

High Rollers

As the peloton drops into a Southern California canyon, picking up speed through corkscrew bends, I sense another rider hovering just over my right shoulder, waiting to pass. Could it be George...

Suite Ride

Run of the River Inn and Refuge, Leavenworth, Washington Owners Monty and Karen Turner took six months off from operating their rustic seven-room lodge on the Icicle River to tour...

Light Fantastic

RIDE 1. The Helmet GIRO's ATMOS combines hard-hat protection with hair-net comfort. It checks in at a scant 9.5 ounces, the Roc Loc 4...

Precious Cargo

FLYING WITH A BIKE can be a financially and emotionally fraught experience. According to the Department of Transportation, the top 20 domestic airlines showed a 26 percent jump in reports of...

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