Outside Magazine, Feb 2009
They've got a slight animal-control problem in Delhi, India: Thousands of wild rhesus monkeys, addled by the sprawl that's taking over their habitat, are dropping out of trees to steal food, chug booze, and murder prominent citizens. Did we mention that many of the victims believe these creatures are gods?
KING OF PAIN
Lance Answers Your Questions
Back in the saddle again, Lance Armstrong is out to win, but is he driven by the quest to cure cancer or the desire to see just how much history one champion can make? Interview by Christopher Keyes
FLOATING THE RIVER WHY
David James Duncan’s cult-classic fly-fishing bildungsroman finally makes it to theaters but not without getting shot down, shelved, and all shook up first. By Abe Streep
THAT WHICH DOES NOT KILL YOU…
For our second annual Zero to Hero special, six Outsiders dug deep and pushed through fear, puppyhood, and fists of fury to find their inner resolve and show you how to evolve. PLUS: 11 schools to take your game to the next level (and a few bar-proven, chucklehead-approved party tricks).
In Delhi, India, Macaca mulatta are outnumbered 2,461 to one by their brainier cousins, Homo sapiens. Yet it’s the rhesus monkeys who appear to be winning the territorial skirmish plaguing the city. James Vlahos joins the fray.
As in take a flying leap. That’s exactly what long-in-the-tooth snowboard punk Shaun Palmer is doing, 25 years after he first dominated the pipe. At 40, he’s done partying like there’s no tomorrow; now he’s bent on gold in the 2010 Olympics. Sit back and watch the fireworks with Stephanie Pearson.
» First Look: Former Stunt Junkies host and wingsuit hero Jeb Corliss flies again
» News from the Field: What scares Bear Grylls (hint: it’s not what he eats); ski-goggle etiquette; Navy SEAL inspired gear
» The Drawing Board: An ice-boater goes for the record books
» The XX Factor: Model/athlete (athlete/model?) Jenny Fletcher claws her way to the head of the triathlon pack
» Media: Biggest Loser trainer Bob Harper; Eric Simons follows in Darwin‘s not-so-scholarly footsteps; Jeffrey Tayler crosses Central Asia in search of Western-style reforms (or what’s left of them)
» Spot On: Cavallo Point, San Francisco’s other fort turned tourist attraction
» Get Lost: The Caribbean’s hottest isles, from Barbados to Puerto Rico
» The Weekend Plan: Vancouver‘s Olympic moment is still a year away, which is why you should go now
Leave the soft shell hanging and layer up with casual sweaters and light jackets
» Recovery: Want more from your workout? Then kick back and hit the sack.
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Let us now praise . . . George W. Bush?? (Just bear with us.)
OUT OF BOUNDS
Can travel writing be trusted? And how can you tell? Good questions and our man has the answers. By Eric Hansen
THE LAB RAT
Stair climbing may be the best fad since flagpole sitting. Nick Heil finds his vertical limit in Chicago’s Sears Tower.