“It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best, since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them. Thus you remember them as they actually are.” ~Ernest Hemingway
When the spirits are low, when the day appears dark, when work becomes monotonous, when hope hardly seems worth having, just mount a bicycle and go out for a spin down the road, without thought on anything but the ride you are taking.
Angela Carter“To ride a bicycle is in itself some protection against superstitious fears, since the bicycle is the product of pure reason applied to motion. Geometry at the service of man!
Edward Abbey said, “One final paragraph of advice: do not burn yourselves out. Be as I am - a reluctant enthusiast....a part-time crusader, a half-hearted fanatic. Save the other half of yourselves and your lives for pleasure and adventure...."
Aristotle said, “Excellence is never an accident. It is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, and intelligent execution. It represents the wise choice of many alternatives—choice, not chance, determines your destiny.”
A new design makes for lighter, more easily refilled guns, Nerf says. But is that enough for Super Soaker to remain king of the backyard?
Carbon-fiber bicycle frames have lost their luster. Most are being pumped out like Pez on some far-off production line from a one-size-fits-all mold.
Every red-blooded American (and legions of others, too) love our national parks.
Riding a mountain bike, solo, through hundreds of miles of desert sounds like a special kind of hell.
Jack London said, “I would rather be ashes than dust. I would rather my spark burn out in a brilliant blaze than be stifled by dry rot. I would rather be a superb meteor; every atom in magnificent glow—than a sleepy, comfortable planet.
On the 60th anniversary of the first successful ascent of Mount Everest, Russian daredevil Valery Rozov BASE jumped — i.e. a parachute jump from a fixed point — off the north face.
Developed by British engineer James Bentham, the Solar Kettle can boil water simply by using sunlight.
Quadcopters are becoming more and more popular with radio-controlled model enthusiasts, but sometimes ... sometimes you still just want to remotely-control a car.
Whip out your bell bottoms and join us as we reminisce on mail-order vacation homes, lunar module-inspired camping shelters, and more. Happy Memorial Day!
It's that time of the year when the call of the wild rings out loud and clear, in backyards and fields across America. Serena Altschul has been listening, and she reports our Cover Story:
Most Hikers get into trouble for one reason; they fail to adequately prepare themselves for their adventure.
'The Kids' Outdoor Adventure Guide Book' includes 448 outdoor activities that will keep kids playing outdoors in every season.
There are feces in pools because people don't shower before swimming, researchers say
The Seabreacher X is biomimicry at its finest. It takes the shape of man's most feared predator, gives it more horsepower than a MotoGP bike, and makes it so light that it has the power-to-weight ratio of a Bugatti Veyron – that's the Seabreacher X..
Nicolas Ryan-Schreiber alerted us to the video below, which is from the Swatch Skiers Cup.
For the Red Bull Illume international action and adventure sports photo contest, photographer and light painter, Patrick Rochon, came up with a particularly impressive photo shoot. Not only did he capture expert wakeboarders in action.....
One of the most important parts of any hike or backpacking adventure, is your Pre-Trip Planning.
Wingsuit / BASE-jump athlete Alexander Polli does the never before done—a tactical flight through a narrow cave on a rugged mountainside.
Meg was my wife - and my life...thanks for including her in your story...we planted many of those stones in the Teton Range where we also scattered her ashes...I miss her every day. Peter RorkRead Letter
The 26-year-old Ukrainian who goes by the pseudonym "Mustang Wanted" has taken the internet by storm with his vertigo-inducing pictures.
Mark Mihal was with friends at the Annbriar Golf Course near Waterloo when he suddenly disappeared into the turf on the fairway of the 14th hole
As temperatures drop below freezing in much of the northern hemisphere, most of us are dreaming about lying on a warm sand beach, tropical drink in-hand while listening to the waves lap at the shore.
The Continental Divide Bicycle Ride exceeds any other bicycle tour in North America in beauty, spiritual connection, ruggedness, stunning mountains, pristine rivers, wild flowers, wildlife, incredible history, and outrageous people along the way.
I will freely admit that Robbie Griffith is much cooler than I was at age 12. For me, a slammin' day in the seventh grade involved consuming Frosted Mini-Wheats while watching Animaniacs. Griffith, on the other hand, prefers to execute flawless tuck-
ÁETEM is a German company that was created by a group of people passionate about experiencing the world in a new way – that new way is called seatrekking.