Biking

Michelle Raises Hell

THIS IS A CINDERELLA story. Girl grinds it out as a welder in a large Canadian city. Girl rides a mountain bike extremely well. Girl enters a downhill race and cleans even the pros' clocks. Girl...

Stick Together

It's a Guy ThingBig Mountain Resort, Whitefish, Montana. Ski the double-black Picture Chutes, then analyze your technique on video with expert coaches. Three-day men's workshop, $250...

Ready for Takeoff

LAST JULY 13, as a pack of Tour de France racers crested the 8,678-foot Col du Galibier, 27-year-old Canadian Dave Watson launched his Kona Stab Primo mountain bike off a hill 30 feet above the...

Worldwide Wild

California Backpacking the John Muir Trail [2004 Winner] Every mile on this classic American ramble along the spine of the Sierra has a highlight. If you're...

Worldwide Wild

Turkey The Best of the Lycian Way [2004 Winner] Callisthenes, an ancient Greek propagandist, once wrote that when Alexander the Great's army approached the...

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Italy Biking the Southern Hills [2004 Winner] An east-to-west odyssey across the sole of Italy's boot, from Bari to Lamezia Terme, weaves through...

The Road to Lanceville

THE LIGHTEST LID Weighing less than this magazine, the GIRO ATMOS helmet is most notable for what it is not—heavy. The secret is a carbon-fiber lattice running through the shell...

Made to Order

The promise of Himalayan ecstasy beckons from the cover of a slick brochure. It would be the perfect trip if it didn't involve sharing a tent with a stranger. And, well, maybe if it started a...

Worldwide Wild

Kyrgyzstan Trekking with Mountain Nomads [2004 Winner] If the fact that rural Kyrgyzstan contains more horses than cars isn't evidence enough that you're in...

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Dominican Republic Coast-to-Coast Mountain Biking [2004 Winner] The Dominican Republic's mountainous interior and long stretches of unimproved roads make...

The Road to Lanceville

LITESPEED SOLANO, $2,795 THE PITCH Reenact Breaking Away aboard this deluxe titanium long-hauler. YOUR MONEY BUYS... A more affordable version of the flagship...

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Kenya Climbing Mount Kenya [2004 Winner] Kilimanjaro, Africa's highest peak, has 2,283 feet on 17,058-foot Mount Kenya, but Kili is mainly a trekker's...

The Road to Lanceville

WANNA RIDE JUST LIKE THE BIG TEXAN? Guess what—you've got company. Road-bike sales nationwide increased 35 percent between 2001 and 2002, from $187 million to $252 million, a trend that is...

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