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Was this Donald Trump’s most repugnant tweet?

RECENT exposés of Donald Trump’s administration have raised familiar questions about the president’s mental state. In his chronicle “Fear”, Bob …

Puerto Rico

Reflecting on the first 10 years of CyclingTips | CyclingTips

<i>Most Fridays, CyclingTips founder Wade Wallace sends out an exclusive newsletter to a list of our most loyal readers. In it, he reflects on the week</i> …

Cycling

The 30 Craziest Cycling Videos We’ve Ever Seen

Watch our favorite jumps, flips, descents, and more<p>1 of 30<p>BMXer Lands Quadruple Backflip<p>Jed Mildon made BMX history in 2015 when he pulled off the sport’s first recorded quadruple backflip.<p>2 of 30<p>Cyclist Races Porsche—and Wins<p>Australian track cyclist Anna Meares proved that bikes can beat …

What's The Deal With Disc Brakes?

Ah, yes, remember the days (just a few years ago) when so many people were saying that disc brakes didn’t belong on road bikes? That they weren’t …

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 …

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 …

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

It’s been 13 years since the Killers exploded with their debut single, “Mr. Brightside,” and they’re still one of the biggest rock acts in the world; …

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 …

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 …

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- …

Cruise Ships

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 …

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

<i>The Panamanian government announced on Monday night that the imprisoned former strongman Manuel Noriega had died at the age of 83. This profile was</i> …

Panama Canal

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 …

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 …

San Francisco

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 …

Anthony Bourdain: No Holds Barred Discussion on His Best and Worst Travel Adventures

I will come right out and admit it, I love Anthony Bourdain. I mean I really love the guy! Smart, stubborn, brilliant, eccentric and wise beyond his years. A 59 year-old nomad, an adventurer, a storyteller, a father and perhaps one of the best essayist in the world. This is the real Tony Bourdain.<p>I …

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 …

British Columbia

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 …

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

Then there’s the list of who’s actually in there. For the first several years, the Hall saw fit to induct mostly non-controversial figures who, by …

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 …

Road Cycling

Pushing past breaking point when long-distance cycling

The light is beautiful, defused with the moisture from last night’s storm. We criss-cross bridges over Yaz Tzonevo, the reservoir just beyond …