Caffeine:  The Legal Performance Enhancer?

Caffeine: The Legal Performance Enhancer?

By Linda Lindsay The International Olympic Committee maintains a long and thorough list of substances banned for athletic use. But in 2004, they removed the psychoactive, performance-enhancing drug known as 1,3,7-trimethylxanthine from the list. The IOC wasn’t crazy;...
After the Plows, Before the Crowds

After the Plows, Before the Crowds

Each spring for a few days cyclists can ride Tioga Pass, sans autos, into Yosemite’s still snowbound high country Story and photos by Matt Johanson Touring from Tioga Pass through Tuolumne Meadows and past Tenaya Lake Exploring Yosemite’s snowbound high country, quiet...
Epicenter of Good Friction

Epicenter of Good Friction

Returning to the winter climbing mecca of Joshua Tree, where their knot was first tied, couple finds solitude a bit harder to come by Words and photos by Bruce Willey Caroline Schaumann climbs Headstone Rock in the evening light. Trust the friction. I’m three or four...
Seeking Mojo at Glacier Point

Seeking Mojo at Glacier Point

Can a winter ski trip to “the edge of the world” reinvigorate a cancer-weary spirit? By Robert Frohlich The author looking for good juju. Photo: Hank de Vre. You start out striding on groomed track from Yosemite’s Badger Pass towards Glacier Point, watching the world...
Leave Your Pajamas at Home

Leave Your Pajamas at Home

Got an itch to ride a 24-hour race solo? The trick is making it to dawn By Jesse Smith Topping out on last climb on lap nine, two and a half hours from the finish. Photo: © ScottRichPics.com If you’ve sampled 24-hour racing as a competitor on a relay team, you’ve...
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