Biking

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...

XX Factor

LESLEY TOMLINSON 43 Endurance Mountain Biker Vancouver, British Columbia...

It's All Bueno

MOUNTAIN BIKING gathered steam in Puerto Rico in the mid-eighties and has developed into a full-fledged local passion under the auspices of La Comisión Mountain Bike de Puerto Rico (

You Know You Want It

[1] The HQ HYPNOTIC QUAD KITE ain't no beach toy: With a flick of the wrist—and a bit of practice—you'll be pulling inverted hovers and other advanced tricks in no time. ...

You Know You Want It

[1] Renowned for its pedigreed downhill mountain bikes, frame builder INTENSE has introduced the SPIDER XVP, its new flagship cross-country ride. The aluminum frame sprints...

Sporty South Africa

After a decade of nursing apartheidÂ’s hangover, South Africa is finally coming into its own as an adventure-travel destination. An influx of outdoorsy Europeans, a good exchange rate, and South...

The Sporty 40

1. Tacoed in BajaTodos Santos, MexicoMy nine-foot Bear surfboard picked up speed as I dropped down the face, alone on a perfect Pacific wave at Los Cerritos Beach, in Baja...

Go Like a Pro

PRICE: $572 1. Cross-Country Ski Snow Mountain Ranch, COLORADO THE DEAL: Kick and glide for a week along 60 miles of groomed nordic trails near Fraser, Colorado....

The Quick Fix

Cycling Along the Cheat John Denver didn't get it all right in "Take Me Home, Country Roads," his 1971 ballad to the byways that wind through pastoral West Virginia. The Blue Ridge...

The Quick Fix

Mountain-Biking the Monongahela National Forest The tiny town of Davis (pop. 624), on the northern edge of the Mon, is home to not one but two members of last year's U.S. World Mountain...

Italy's Grand Finale

Biking DITCH ANY NOTION that biking in Italy requires shaved legs. In a country where road bikers often enjoy more celebrity than movie stars, Finale is a refreshing change—fat...

Head Strong

MAYBE YOU'RE PRETTY FAST on a bike—speedy enough to entertain hopes of winning a district championship with the help of a training regimen borrowed from Lance & Co. You've got a heart...

Spin City

Ten years and tens of millions in the making, the Manhattan Waterfront Greenway, a 32-mile round-the-island circuit for bike riders, officially opens in August. We took a test ride on the route,...

Nevada

ROUTE: Baker to Lake Tahoe, Nevada ROADS: U.S. 50 MILES: 412 "Highway 50 is all mine," I tell myself, flooring the accelerator. "I own this road." There's no...

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