Biking

Smooth Moves

TECHNIQUE IS not so much a dying art as it is a rotting corpse. This seems especially true in the notoriously individualistic, hard-charging world of outdoor sports, where "Just Do It" is our...

Smooth Moves

Cycling Get Your Legs into Alignment We weren't built for swimming, nor, unfortunately, were we built for cycling. "We're bipedal," says Andy Pruitt, a former competitive...

Be the Sag Wagon

Every autumn for the last six years, James Harvey has left his home in Telluride, Colorado, for a self-supported bicycle trek through some exotic land. In his thousands of miles of touring,...

Slickrock Sojourn

Q: We are planning a mountain biking trip to Moab and would like some advice on great places to camp. The private campgrounds I've looked into have all the amenities, but look...

A Two-Wheeled Pilgrimage

Q: My husband and I would like to take a cycling trip in Northern Spain. We would prefer to do it self-guided and do not want to pay the $2500 to $3500 per person that the major luxury...

The Big Sweep

About a million years ago, Palos Verdes was a near-shore channel island. A few earthquakes and tectonic plate shifts later, it's a canyon-riven peninsula with a sheer coastline of striated shale...

The Big Sweep

You've been a wonderful audience. Thank you and take special care. Or so the Pacific gray whale seems to say by flourishing its tail flukes in the final moments of a whale-watching cruise....

The Big Sweep

If you're skeptical about discovering true off-road solitude in the midst of the great sprawlopolis, head directly north toward the Santa Monica Mountains, a patchwork of wild public lands that...

Hit the (Highland) Road

Q: I am planning a trip to Scotland in the fall and need info about mountain biking the Highlands. Any suggestions or resources?- Therese Ingram, Colorado Springs, Colorado

Going Big

The mound of gear was gargantuan. Next to the equipment we'd normally take on a four-day mountain-bike ride were Pack 'N Play cribs, car seats, toddler chairs and toddler tables, portable high...

The Nile at Mile One

Where the Nile enters Lake Albert, in the northwestern corner of Uganda, lies a tiny fishing village named Wanseko. It is the end of the line, the last stop on the public bus route from Kampala,...

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