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Sex, drugs and the making of 'Caddyshack': A new book details movie's slow rise to greatness

Approaching four decades since its release, it would be easy to think <i>Caddyshack</i> was a smash hit right from the start. It wasn't. In fact, it was kind of a mess.<p>As Chris Nashawaty details in his entertaining new book, <i>Caddyshack: The Making of A Hollywood Cinderella Story,</i> the iconic comedy we quote …

Bill Murray

6 Epic Cycling Climbs to Try Before You Die

Think the Tour de France is tough? Check out these scenic challenges, from Italy to India.<p>As cycling mania reaches fever pitch with the start of the …

Sea Level

Review: Higher Calling

<b>Higher Calling is a book that will resonate with all cyclists who cycle up big hills voluntarily. Those who fit that description recognise that</b> …

Cycling

Killers' Brandon Flowers on Mormonism, Why 'Mr. Brightside' Is Bigger Than Ever

Singer also talks writing about Mike Tyson for band's new 'Wonderful Wonderful' LP, crying when he saw U2 live, what music his kids are into and …

All of the Rides at Disneyland Ranked From Best to Worst

Not all rides are created equal.<p>There’s so much to take in at the original Disney park—it can be completely overwhelming. Whether you’re not sure if …

Travel

Scottish adventurer Mark Beaumont braves broken bones in quest to cycle around the world in 80 days

Despite broken bones and teeth, Scottish adventurer Mark Beaumont's gruelling bid to set a new record by cycling around the world in 80 days is on …

Cycling

Where does the poop go?: The hidden machines of cruise ships

Behind the scenes of the life aquatic<p>Cruise ships are entire cities set to sea—the largest ones can carry thousands of people. To function far from shore, floating burgs like these rely on washing machines that swallow hundreds of pounds of sheets, ­water-filtration systems that serve both fresh- …

Shipping

Brown: Alonso can stay with McLaren for the next five years

Amid clear indications that Fernando Alonso is reaching the end of his tether with he situation at McLaren, largely due to a woefully inadequate …

Motor Racing

FP1 - Hamilton leads Mercedes 1-2 in opening session of 2017

However, the world champions were the only team to sample Pirelli’s ultrasoft tyres, with the rest of the field choosing to stick to softs and …

Panama Dictator Manuel Noriega Has Died: Target of the Biggest Drug Bust in History

It took an invasion by the U.S. to take out the bloody dictator Manuel Noriega in what was likely the most expensive and largest drug bust in history.<p>…

Latin America

This is what it takes to ride 4400 miles across America unsupported

The 2016 Trans Am Bike Race started off from Astoria, Oregon on June 4, with its participants aiming to cycle to Yorktown, Virginia.<p>It’s some 4400 …

Bikepacking

Insider things to do with certain San Francisco visitors

Sure, sometimes hosting visitors can feel like a burden. They throw off your routine, can involve costly activities and leave you pretty exhausted once they depart.<p>But for some of us, it's all so entirely worth it. If you try to make the most of it, it can become the most enjoyable staycation and …

Ignore the marketing hype: all bikes are adventure bikes

As the bike industry continues its niche-ification of road bikes, I stumbled across an engaging book exemplifying that it’s the rider, not the …

Los Angeles
artisanal

Globe Trekker (@globetrekkertv)

9 of the Longest Journeys You Can Take Around the World

Sometimes, you just want to stretch your journey out as long as possible. So try putting some of the world’s longest journeys on your bucket list. …

Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays from Bikerumor!

Dear Readers, Industry Friends & Riding Buddies,<p>From everyone at Bikerumor, we wish all of you a very merry and happy holiday season! As the year …

The 200 Best Songs of the 1980s

Welcome to our list of the 200 best songs of the 1980s.<p>A great deal of today's music looks to the '80s for inspiration, but there are so many different ideas of what "'80s" as a descriptor can mean. Here we return to the source material.<p>As we did for the 1960s, the 1990s, and the 2000s, as well as …

Apple Music

Unpopular Opinion: The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Is a Scam

Or just look at the extensive list of people not in the alleged “Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.” Listen, I’m not holding my breath for The Dictators, …

Hall of Fame

15 Secrets Revealed About Cameron Crowe's 'Almost Famous'

TheWrap’s Steve Pond recalls how he and Crowe both covered the rock ‘n’ roll scene in the 1970s, an era the filmmaker depicted in his 2000 Oscar …

La Vuelta with Larry: Suffering

It’s often said that cycling is a sport about suffering. Which is why I saved my entry on the topic until <i>after</i> stage 11. But what I (as well as many …

Pushing past breaking point when long-distance cycling

Helen Moat is more than 90% through her epic cycle ride from the UK to Istanbul. So why does the end still seem so far away?<p>The light is beautiful, …