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Mountain Biking

Just Another Bump

Mitch Rosenzweig | Posted 12.16.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Mitch Rosenzweig

Until then I'll just keep peddling along. Always forward, never back. Although the next hill might be steeper than the last, at some point I'll get to coast. And if it gets too hard, I'll just take a quick break and admire the beautiful scenery for a while. It really isn't a race anyway.

The Reality of Quadriplegia: Care For the Caregiver

Plumfund | Posted 11.23.2015 | Impact
Plumfund

When a friend first told me about this amazing trip, "Pilgrimage of Walking Prayer, Magic, Miracles and Mystery on the Camino", I thought there is no way I could afford to do that! Walking the El Camino in France and Spain?

This Video Perfectly Captures Every Mountain Bikers’ Dream

The Huffington Post | Erick Fernandez | Posted 09.22.2015 | Sports

This looks terrifying and a lot of fun at the same time. The video of this "dirt blizzard" is a segment from a film called "unReal," which i...

On My Way Home From the Trails, a Different Kind of Apocalypse

Dan Turello | Posted 09.14.2015 | Green
Dan Turello

One of the joys of mountain biking is that over time you become intimate with the trails. You get to know their nuances and rhythms: a root here, a stone there, now a steep dip and a sharp turn, and then the view of the water through the trees. It becomes familiar, like a trusted lover.

21 Unforgettable Adventures for Your Labor Day Weekend

The Outbound Collective | Posted 09.04.2015 | Travel
The Outbound Collective

When a holiday weekend comes around, you need to take advantage of that extra day off and spend some time outside. Whether you're into hiking, camping, biking, climbing or fishing, there is something for everyone on this list.

A Dozen Cool and Classic Ways to Best Experience the Northern Catskills NY

Malerie Yolen-Cohen | Posted 06.04.2015 | Travel
Malerie Yolen-Cohen

The Great Northern Catskills of Greene County, the lesser-traveled portion of the Catskill Mountains, is being re-imagined as New York's extreme adventure park a mere two hours from Manhattan.

I'm With Stupid: In the White Rim, With Backs Hurtin'

Todd Hartley | Posted 05.15.2015 | Denver
Todd Hartley

Over the years, I've visited Utah plenty of times, including about eight or nine trips to Moab, and I've visited Arches National Park and Dead Horse Point State Park three or four times each.

Why Singapore Is Winning At Green Spaces

Posted 04.05.2015 | Travel

It’s a country. It’s a city. It’s Singapore. And this city-state is growing a lot more than its population. Half of Singapore is covered in gree...

Riding Sedona's 'White Line' Trail Is As Terrifying As It Looks

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 03.13.2015 | Sports

Just ask pro mountain biker Michal Kollbek.

Hold On Tight For A Harrowing Bike Ride Down Steep Stairs

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 03.10.2015 | Weird News

Add urban downhill mountain biking to the list of sports we'd avoid. In this video posted by Red Bull, an unidentified mountain bike rider barrels ...

Dairy Queens

Cynthia Catania | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Cynthia Catania

Hostel living reminds me of one particular tour adventure I had. We were touring Ireland with the band, and we played a bar gig somewhere in the country where the fee included housing. Whoa. Never in my life had I stayed in such a place.

Women, Fitness, and Body Image: Reshaping the Stories We Tell Ourselves

Jennifer McGaha | Posted 03.30.2015 | Women
Jennifer McGaha

I would never have attempted this race if I had still been caught up in the language of my childhood, the narrow labels by which children learn to define themselves and by which those children, once grown, often continue to define themselves -- the slow reader, the inept athlete.

Ski Bums Pick: The West's Top 3 Most Livable Ski Towns

Liftopia | Posted 11.24.2014 | Travel
Liftopia

These places cater to "graduated" ski bums who want to keep playing hard but might be realizing it's time to earn their turns -- by working, too.

Does Happiness Require Suffering?

Mina Samuels | Posted 11.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Mina Samuels

I don't know the answer. Not for you. Barely for me. Except that it's my life, so I'm experimenting on myself. Fine tuning the dial. Sometimes I get it wrong and I've just plain suffered and am unhappy. But other times ... make room for my joy.

The Secret Superpower of Matching: 6 Reasons to Matchy-Match

Mina Samuels | Posted 10.29.2014 | Style
Mina Samuels

When I was around 15, I got kicked out of gym class for wearing shorts and a t-shirt that didn't match. Not wearing the gym uniform would have been fo...

I'm With Stupid: Saving Me From My Suspect Cycling Skills

Todd Hartley | Posted 09.25.2014 | Comedy
Todd Hartley

I want to take this opportunity to wish my mother, who turns a year older today, a very happy birthday, although I fear she won't have one.

11 Adventure Races That'll Blow You Away

Liftopia | Posted 09.13.2014 | Travel
Liftopia

Have you participated in endurance races like Ragnar, Tough Mudder, and the Zombie Run... and you're still left wanting more?

30 Bucket-List Summer Adventures

Pure Adventures Travel | Posted 07.27.2014 | Travel
Pure Adventures Travel

Let's face it: Summer is way too short. While technically summer lasts from June 21 to September 22, traditionally the vacation months for many trav...

Wacky Bike Helmets You Won't Believe Exist

The Active Times | Posted 07.22.2014 | Healthy Living
The Active Times

Bike helmets can be quite boring. Similar in size and shape, usually color becomes the only unique factor. And even the color combinations tend to be bland and uninventive. But in a world that creates more and more ridiculous travel pillows, where there's a will, there's a weird way.

THIS Is What We Call Extreme Biking

The Huffington Post | Emily Thomas | Posted 05.08.2014 | Sports

Two wheels, one sharp turn. Matt Hunter, a professional mountain biker, seemingly defies physics in a video showing him biking swiftly around a ben...

Idaho: Wine Tasting, SUP Yoga and 100-Mile Gravel Ride (PHOTOS)

Stefani Jackenthal | Posted 01.25.2014 | Travel
Stefani Jackenthal

I knew any ride masterminded by Rebecca, the three-time 24-hour Solo Mountain Bike World Champion, dubbed "The Queen of Pain," would be brutal. Despite my white-knuckled ways, I signed up for what promised to be a gravel-grinding, lung-busting, dusty century ride, set for Labor Day weekend.

10 Toughest Endurance Races in the World

Kensington Explorers-In-Residence | Posted 08.19.2014 | Travel
Kensington Explorers-In-Residence

Anytime your race plan involves running on the white line of the highway to keep the soles of your shoes from melting, you know you're in for a suffer-fest. Here, based on my personal suffering and the suffering of others, is my top 10 list of the world's toughest endurance races.

Biggest Mountain Bike Backflip Makes History

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 10.16.2013 | Weird News

Get ready to lose your breath. Mountain biker Cam Zink has made history. For this year's Red Bull Rampage on the Oakley Icon Sender in Utah, Zink p...

I'm With Stupid: Mountain Biking Is Much Better Without a Mountain

Todd Hartley | Posted 01.23.2014 | Denver
Todd Hartley

The problem, as I see it, is with the whole "mountain" part of the equation. Riding up a mountain involves nothing but unmitigated pain, and riding down a mountain -- when one is as bad a biker as I am -- is a terrifying, white-knuckle experience.

Sexy Vermont: 50 Shades of Green

Richard Bangs | Posted 10.08.2013 | Travel
Richard Bangs

Beyond its partially-trussed shoulders, and sensually curved back, beyond its juicy, succulent berries, Vermont is a place that emanates a pheromone that smells more pine than Axe. And yet it somehow manages to excite in ways unexpected.