Biking

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...

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

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...

Worldwide Wild

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

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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