Biking

Who You Callin' Yellow?

GIVEN LANCE ARMSTRONG'S penchant for psyching out the competition, his poker-faced refusal to commit to this year's Tour de France may simply be another brilliant head fake. But should he...

The High Road

Panama Kayaking the San Blas Islands Price: $3,190 Difficulty: Easy In 2001, Olaf Malver, the founder of outfitter Explorers' Corner, kayaked with his family...

The High Road

Texas Lance and the Texas Hill Country Price: $10,000 Difficulty: Moderate What could be better than a long road ride? Try a long road ride interspersed with...

The High Road

Switzerland Cycling Camp Price: $6,500 Difficulty: Strenuous This first-of-its-kind European offering is the ultimate two-wheeled fantasy: On...

The High Road

Georgia Trekking the Caucasus Price: $3,390—$3,690 Difficulty: Strenuous Rob Smurr, a seasoned expert on the former Soviet Union, is your guide on this...

Hot Properties

5. PITCHER INN :: WARREN VERMONT It may be over the river and through the woods, but this stately Relais & Châteaux inn, which dominates the tiny village of Warren in...

Snow Report 2005

Guided Descents Go Way Out of Bounds Widely viewed as the most challenging downhill slope in the lower 48, Wyoming's 13,771-foot Grand Teton is characterized by icy snow and...

A Jug of Wine (More Jugs of Wine) et Moi

THE MONTANAN HAS LOST HIS WAY. This is not to say I'm lost. I know exactly where I am—sort of. Gasping for air, I'm crouched beside my bicycle after pedaling up a country lane to the crest...

Tribe of Pain

FIVE A.M. on Mount Washington, near Gorham, New Hampshire. The sun has yet to rise, but hundreds of gear-stuffed cars with out-of-state license plates cram a makeshift parking lot at the...

Rockin’ Roller

Mountain-bike training on a stationary bike is like prepping for a rodeo on a merry-go-round: The thrill is gone, and you're just spinning. Enter the Trixter X-Bike: Hinged handlebars rock from...

You May Be Seated

I'M STANDING IN THE COOL, eerily quiet laboratory of Frank Sommer, a professor of urology at Germany's University of Cologne Medical Center. I've dropped my bike shorts around my knees so that a...

Model Racer

Name: NIKI GUDEX Home: SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA Gig: MOUNTAIN-BIKE RACING Height: 5'4" Age: 26 ...

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