Biking

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...

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...

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...

The Road to Lanceville

JAMIS SATELLITE, $680 THE PITCH Road-bike pricing comes down to earth. YOUR MONEY BUYS... This 22-pound-14-ounce bike is designed to grow alongside a cyclist's skills...

Anse Chastanet

MY FIRST DAWN on St. Lucia, a big teardrop of an island wedged between Martinique and St. Vincent in the Lesser Antilles, was disappointing. I'd flown in on the dark of the moon and arrived at...

The Soft-Shell Game

THE MOST FUNCTIONAL CLASS of garment to come along since the waterproof-breathable jacket, soft shells have arrived en masse this winter. These technical woven numbers put the priority on...

Salida, Colorado

"NOW THIS," BRAG THE SIGNS on highways "is Colorado." Refugees from Front Range cities like Denver and Boulder are drawn to this oasis at 7,038 feet in the Upper Arkansas Valley, near the center...

Far Flung Fiestas

Red Mountain Spa Located in southwest Utah adjacent to Snow Canyon State Park, Red Mountain Spa welcomes the adventurous couple to picturesque red rock canyons and Navajo...

Mountain View, Arkansas

"WHEN YOU FIRST PULL into town," says a woman who moved to Mountain View 20 years ago, "you just feel like you came back home." Might be the human-scale topography of north-central Arkansas...

The Tourminator Tells All

When Outside editor-at-large Hampton Sides interviewed Lance Armstrong for the July 2004 issue, the five-time Tour champion was being kneaded—buck naked—on a massage table in...

Spinning in Their Graves

ON FEBRUARY 13, an amateur Belgian cyclist named Johan Sermon slipped into bed early, hoping to rest up for an eight-hour training ride the next morning. A 21-year-old with strong prospects for...

I Was a Spa Virgin

FROM A CERTAIN ANGLE, Red Mountain Spa, on the outskirts of St. George, Utah, looks like a desert village from the original Star Wars—a 55-acre cluster of adobe buildings and geodesic domes...

Balanced Beings

Carl Swenson//33//Nordic Skier and Mountain Biker When last September's Mountain Biking World Championships ended in Lugano, Switzerland, five-time U.S. national-team member Swenson put his...

Balanced Beings

Tyler Hamilton//32//Cyclist Lance beat cancer, but Hamilton may be the toughest man in cycling. He's most famous for finishing second in the 2,081-mile-long Giro d'Italia stage race in 2002...

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