Biking

Cycling Kerry

The spectacularly scenic Ring of Kerry, a 110-mile road loop in southwestern Ireland, is not to be missed. What you'll want to miss is the crowds and tour buses that flock here. To enjoy the...

The Tour de France Mysteries Solved

How do they go to the bathroom? Why do they shave their legs? How can I become a podium girl? Answers to these and other pressing questions... [

El Almendral De Relleu

On southeastern Spain's glorious yet built-up Costa Blanca, where hordes of sun-and-surf worshippers go for Dionysian revelry, billing El Almendral de Relleu as a casa rural might be a...

Amara Creekside Resort

Ask Rama Jon, owner of the Sedona fat-tire shop Mountain Bike Heaven, for the scoop on the legendary local singletrack and he'll pepper his beta with the odd jab at his town's Shirley MacLaine...

Spins and Spas

I'm crawling up the Chamisa Trail in my mountain bike's lowest gear—the one affectionately called "granny"—though right now I'm wishing I had a great-granny. Maybe it's breakfast from...

The East's Wild West

SHANGRI-LA AIRPORT, SHANGRI-LA CITY, SHANGRI-LA GORGE: Over the past eight years, the name Shangri-La has been popping up all over China's Yunnan province, making me wonder whether the...

Cycling in the High Country

God bless the mining industry. Without man's lust for wealth, how would anyone have settled the remote southwest corner of New Mexico around Silver City? The mountain town of 10,500 people,...

Coming Attraction

LINING UP at the start of April's six-day, 650-mile Tour de Georgia was an all-star cast of American cyclists: Lance, Bobby Julich, Levi Leipheimer, and Floyd Landis, among others. Buried in the...

The Discovery Channel Goes Postal

The Team Formerly Known as Postal faced a new challenge in 2005: the ProTour, a centralized realignment of professional cycling that requires the top 20 teams to compete in each of the sport's...

Street Fighting Man

ON JULY 17, 2004, one hour before the Tour's toughest stage, Lucky 13, the thousands of people swarming the sunny Pyrenean town of Lannemezan were burning with the same desire: to see Lance...

Shop at Home

1. The canvas FINISH LINE APRON ($30; www.finishlineusa.com) has pockets galore, including a magnetized pouch that...

Quickie Fitness

AS LANCE'S FIVE-HOUR training ride stretches into six and a half, I start getting itchy. I've been following in a car, handing up food, drinks, and clothes; it's for a good cause, but I want to...

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