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How To: Bring a Beginner up to Full Mountain Bike Speed

I made a mistake 28 years ago.<p>I told my girlfriend, Diane, who would soon be my wife, that my obsession with mountain biking would not withstand …

Tulum - Mexico's boho beach hangout

There are certain places that capture the spirit of a time, a scene, a person you want to be. Of all the beach spots that have turned our heads in …

Riviera Maya

What to Do in San Francisco: The Black Book

How to eat, shop, and hike your way through the quirky, pioneering, and totally navigable West Coast city.<p>You could say that San Francisco is a small town masquerading as a big city. On one hand, it’s doable in a long weekend and walkable (steep inclines aside), and each neighborhood is unlike the …

About Fregate Island Private

Over 100 million years ago, what is now India broke away from the Gondwanaland supercontinent, beginning its long, slow drift across the Indian …

Condé Nast

Shimano Announces New Gravity and All-Mountain Footwear and Pedals

<b>Shimano announces the launch of their updated gravity/enduro shoe and pedal line, which includes a number of new products. Now offering the downhill</b> …

Mountain Biking

An underground boat to Islamic glory

A hidden subterranean world of water offers a glimpse of the city’s enchanted past.<p>When the geographer Muhammad Ibn Ahmad Shams al-Din al-Muqaddasi visited the city of Ramla on the road between Cairo and Damascus in the 10th Century, he described an urban paradise that rivalled his hometown of …

Archaeology

Trump Backs Plan to Privatize Air Traffic Control

But what does this mean for fliers?<p>Acting on one of his campaign promises, President Donald Trump made it official: he’s in favor of turning the country’s air traffic control apparatus over to a private entity backed by the airline industry.<p>At a White House ceremony that brought together airline …

How to Figure Out a City’s Wine Identity

How Somm Liz Martinez gets intel on any city’s wine culture (BTW, you’re probably already doing it).<p>Liz Martinez is used to complicated wine …

The Difference Between Direct and Nonstop Flights

While you may have thought the two words were interchangeable, there's an important difference between “direct” and “nonstop” flights. To avoid any …

San Diego

You Can Ski at California's Mammoth Mountain Resort Until August

Why not celebrate summer on the slopes?<p>You might want to hold off on packing away your ski gear, as Mammoth Mountain, California has announced plans to remain open all the way through August. The popular ski resort has experienced record snowfall this year, with a base depth of 120 inches recorded …

Badger Pass 3 Mile Smile Cottonwood Valley Nevada 05.25.2017 OTB4MTB - Quik by GoPro

Badger Pass 3 Mile Smile Cottonwood Valley Nevada 05.25.2017 OTB4MTB<p>Private<p>1<p>Video style: Epic<br>• Soundtrack: 3 Mile Smile Audio - Rodrigo Y Gabriela

Why I’m backpacking around the world at 72

When I retired at 65, I bought a one-way ticket to Bangkok, packed a rucksack and waved goodbye to my family. I had no plans, I just knew I wanted to …

Asia Travel

Long-Term Test: YT Jeffsy CF2 29

YT are a brand with a lot of gravity cred. Which made it all the more surprising when the new Jeffsy was revealed as a 29er trail bike. The wheel …

Mountain bike groupsets: everything you need to know

<b>Welcome to BikeRadar's buyer's guide to mountain bike groupsets. A group, gruppo or groupset are all ways of describing the collection of parts that</b> …

Mountains

13 reasons Finland is the perfect stopover for your Europe trip

IF YOU’RE ON a grand tour of Europe and get the chance to check out Finland for a few days, grab the opportunity by the reindeer antlers. Yes, it’s a …

European Travel

Green Guru Gear: Up-cycling a changing industry

DJI's Spark is a $499 follow-me drone that's the size of a can of soda

Chinese drone expert DJI has just launched the DJI Spark, a mini-drone about the size of a can of soft drink that is claimed to weight 300g, flies …

Trek Session 29 vs 27.5 – First Ride

It's never been much of a secret that Trek was working on a 29” downhill bike – pictures surfaced as far back as 2009, but it was always presented …

Maydena Bike Park, Tasmania – Site Visit and FAQs

The latest trail development to be announced is the Maydena Bike Park - a monster shuttle-accessed gravity park, due for opening in early 2018. All …

Tasmania

Experiencing the Greens and Blues of Croatia on a Mountain Bike

With the clang of a church bell a flock of pigeons are disturbed from their roost and explode into the early morning haze. From the walled vantage …

Watch: 6 Beginner Mountain Bike Skills that You Can Learn Anywhere!

As a beginner, learning to ride mountain bikes can be frustrating when you don’t know basic skills. So here are 6 skills and drills you can learn …

Mountain Biking

A few of Canada's underrated provincial parks

Our neighbors to the North have some pretty gorgeous natural landscapes. From mountains and beaches to forests and badlands, their country has a ton …

Memorial Day travel by Southern Californians is expected to set a record

With fuel prices holding steady, Southern Californians are expected to hit the road — and airports — in record numbers during this year's Memorial Day weekend.<p>The Auto Club of Southern California predicts 3.03 million people in the Southland will get away for the long weekend, a 3.4% increase over …

California

Indonesian town gets rainbow makeover

The transformation cost $22,500<p>Until very recently, the village of Kampung Pelangi in Indonesia was considered a slum. But then a local junior high principal from the town, Slamet Widodo, had the idea to paint every village building like a Lisa Frank rainbow dream. Throw in a bit of cash from the …

Barcelona city guide: What to do on a weekend break in Spain's second city

Why go now?<p>Barcelona is working hard to shed its image as ideal stag and hen party territory and show its smart and sophisticated side, which existed …

Grand Central Terminal’s ‘secret’ bar reopens in New York... but patrons can expect big changes

When Grand Central Terminal’s famous Campbell bar closed its ornate door last July, loyal commuters and patrons mourned it as the end of an era. Now it’s open for business once more, but things may never be the same again.<p>The bar was originally the offices of millionaire John Campbell in New York’s …

Great airline shuffle set to begin at LAX

Between May 12 and 17, 16 airlines will be shuffled among gates at Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to set the stage for Delta's planned $1.9 billion …

Virgin Atlantic

Eurobike 2016: Italian Made Carbon Wheels From Alchemist

We haven’t heard too much about Italian wheel brand Alchemist before, but they had some very interesting wheels to show off that caught our …

Steps to the top - Emil Johansson - Dirt

<b>Photos by: Adrian Marcoux & Sven Martin</b><p>When the world’s top freeriders start calling you MJ (that’s after Jordan, no Jackson) you know you’re …

Cycling