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Mountain Biking

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.

From Glory To Shame

Posted 07.30.2013 | Comedy

It's amazing how quickly a noble mountain biking win can slip into a ridiculous FAIL. (Watch out for some NSFW language.) Via Uproxx...

5 Tips for Mountain Biking

Liftopia | Posted 09.17.2013 | Travel
Liftopia

Here are the best 5 tips I took away from my weekend in the dirt trenches.

How Can You Not Be Watching the Tour de France?

Stu Kreisman | Posted 09.13.2013 | Sports
Stu Kreisman

If all you know about cycling is that Lance Armstrong doped his way to seven titles, then you're missing out on an extraordinary sporting event.

Colorado's Forgotten Wilderness: How Gas Leases in the Thompson Divide Gave Locals a New Backyard

Zachary Podmore | Posted 08.12.2013 | Denver
Zachary Podmore

With the vast majority of gas-rich public lands in Colorado leased and already slated for development, it's more urgent than ever that these assessments are made and community voices are heard before more of our forgotten wilderness areas disappear.

Jon Ward

Biking With Bush: Former President Reflects On War's Legacy

HuffingtonPost.com | Jon Ward | Posted 06.07.2013 | Politics

CRAWFORD, Texas -- George W. Bush had been riding his mountain bike for almost four hours, and he was out of gas. I was 12 riders behind the forme...

Photo Of The Day

Posted 05.06.2013 | Arts

Dublin-native Victor Lucas takes mountain biking to the next level with this photo below of two daredevils on the Cliffs of Moher in Ireland. L...

POV Downhill Bike Race Speeds Through City

Posted 04.02.2013 | Sports

Looking for an adrenaline rush? Red Bull's Descenso del Cóndor mountain bike challenge should do the trick. The downhill course is set in the unfo...

Forest Places New Restrictions On Bikers

AP | Posted 05.27.2013 | Travel

SEDONA, Ariz. (AP) — New restrictions are being implemented for mountain bikers in parts of the Coconino National Forest near Sedona. ...

An Active Beach Vacation at Jade Mountain, St. Lucia

Mike DeSimone and Jeff Jenssen | Posted 05.05.2013 | Travel
Mike DeSimone and Jeff Jenssen

Stimulating endorphins is just as important as resting the body when you're on holiday, and on a recent trip to Jade Mountain on the beautiful island nation of St. Lucia we realized we really can have it all.

Grand Canyon, Grand Bike Path

AP | Posted 01.28.2013 | Travel

FREDONIA, Ariz. -- A popular mountain biking trail that overlooks the North Rim of the Grand Canyon is being extended. The 18-mile Rainbow Rim trail ...

Adventure Travel Trends To Watch In 2013

Tamar Lowell | Posted 02.05.2013 | Travel
Tamar Lowell

In the ancient imperial cities of Marrakech and Fez, you can wander through centuries-old markets as the sellers tout their wares.

An Adventure In Wales

Peter Greenberg | Posted 01.31.2013 | Travel
Peter Greenberg

Wales may be known for its serene pastoral landscapes, but there's nothing peaceful about adventure travel in this country.