Land of the Rising Fun
Japan's got more going for it than bright lights and templesnamely, some of the best places in the world to ski, climb, kayak, bike, and surf. Bow down to the wild, wild East.
By Land, Sea, and Air
Who says you need fossil fuels? Four adventurersincluding Laird Hamilton, who paddled the English Channelcircle the globe under their own steam.
Floyd Landis Fails Tour de France Drug Test
The 2006 Tour de France winner has been accused of doping after an atypical ratio of testosterone to epitestosterone was found in his system
From the Hip: Q&A with Floyd Landis
What can I do after watching the Tour de France in Morzine?
We're planning to take my 16- and 18-year-old kids with us to Europe this summer to watch a Tour de France stage finish in Morzine. What outdoor sports can we do there afterward? Jackie Dallas, Texas
Can You Handle the Truth?
Tackle cycling's ultimate fitness test and learn where your riding really stands
Discovery Channel's Hincapie and Bruyneel Talk 2006 Tour de France
Discovery Team's sports director Johan Bruyneel and 2005 Tour stage winner George Hincapie on their first year without Lance, the game plan, and how the Americans are looking this year.
Express Train: Powered Ascent
Do spinning classes help you burn fat quickly?
Do spinning classes help you burn fat quickly? John Smith Mii, FL
Two decades after Greg LeMond became the first American to win the Tour de France, the world's biggest bike race is our party now. The only question: How long will we stay?
Seven Straight. Ten of the Last 20. But, Hey, Who's Counting?
Tour dominance by LeMond and Armstrong has given the Euros fits for two decades. And if this group of U.S. pros is any indication, their suffering has only just begun.
Come Back, Kid
A life-threatening injury sidelines America's next great hope
Saddle Up a Tour Thoroughbred
If Floyd Landis and his Phonak teammates stumble on the road to Paris, they won't be able to blame their bikes. Built around the most advanced carbon-fiber frame on the marketthe Pro Machine SLC01, from Swiss manufacturer BMCPhonak's $8,600 ride boasts technical gadgetry, wind-cheating designs, and revolutionary materials that make it the en