Biking

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....

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...

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...

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...

Express Train with Chris Carmichael

WITH THE GROUND finally drying out from winter snows and spring rains, your local singletrack beckons. But after a few months out of the saddle, your mountain-bike skills—assuming you had any...

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...

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...

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...

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