Dispatches: News from the Field
Some men dream of peace on earth. Others, of fame and love. And then there's the trio of visionaries whose idea of a better world centers on, well, a really comfortable tent.
In the fastest event you won't catch on cable, the Kahuna of ice surfing defends his crown.
Why greens are battling greens over the grizzly bear's return to Idaho.
One man's quixotic quest to bring the nation's kayakers to their feet.
A seafood study to make even
PLUS: Colorado's pigeons slip into spandex, a surprisingly sane Hawaiian tries to row around the world, collectors go into a frenzy over jars of Exxon Valdez oil, the unhappy ending to a couple's marathon-a-week odyssey, and more.
Out There: The Platypus Prophecy
The trouble with middle age is that you begin looking for meaning in the strangest damn places. Such as belly-side-down in the Aussie underbrush, searching for a platypus.
By Tim Cahill
Field Notes: Fool's Gold
A whiskey-loving, gun-waving old millionaire suggested he hack his way into a murky and cursed Ecuadoran jungle, to look for a fabled cache of Inca treasure. Crazier still, he went.
By Melik Kaylan
The Wild File
How can the Pacific be higher than the Atlantic? How do chameleons do their thing? Can a paper clip really sub for a compass in a pinch?
Bodywork: Fitness Revolution
The case for two-wheeling as the core of your fitness plan.
How to settle into the perfect pedaling position.
Tour de France rookie Tyler Hamilton's tips for getting into cycling shape.
And, as the motivational carrot to the training stick, a roundup of the season's best group rides.
Review: Bicycles Built for One
With the current bounty of specialty bicycles, you're going to need some help sifting out the mount that's right for you.
Shorts, shades, tools, and other cycling geegaws.
What to haul all of the above in for an off-road tour.
PLUS: Terra Incognita: Travels in Antarctica, by Sara Wheeler; Red-Tails in Love: A Wildlife Drama in Central Park, by Marie Winn; and more.