The course for the Fat Tire 40 at McDowell Mountain is the work of a masochistic dungeon master. But that doesn’t mean it isn’t a ton of well-run fun. See what made this a great mountain bike race.
Sal DiCiccio, a member of the Phoenix City Council, again shows his contempt for city workers while playing loose with facts in his latest e-mail missive.
Take a look at Switch sunglasses – their interchangeable lenses are held in-place with magnets. How do they work, how do they look, and where can you get some?
On the seventh day in Iceland, we passed the Eyjafjallajökull volcano, went to the Viking Festival, ate at Icelandic Fish & Chips and various other fun stuff.
Check out photos from the high-speed action at the White Tank Whirlwind mountain bike race!
Mountain bike racing can get too serious. Until someone passes gas on the course.
There’s nothing like a 24-hour mountain bike race to test your mind and body. Here’s the scene from an Average Joe sort of racer.
Marc Jorgensen and a group of friends will soon fly around the world in 48 hours, all on standby. Yes, some people might call this hell. But to any airplane geek, it’s a plan sure to provoke some envy.
You can count on seeing all sorts of crazy things in Australia. But it might be a crocodile-shaped hotel that leaves you scratching your head most.
Check out the action from the 2011 Hedgehog Hustle at Estrella Mountain Regional Park. Garish uniforms, funny hair, out-of-control beards – this race had it all!
Planning to take a hike outside the U.S.? Well, beware – even English-speaking countries have some very different ways of saying “hiking.” Here are a few of my favorite examples.
Nearly 10 years ago, a home exploded in a Scottsdale, Ariz. neighborhood. The investigation unraveled a troubled family – but the man suspected of murdering his family and fleeing has never been found.
Eating rotten shark meat, hiking Skaftafell National Park, a second hike in search of puffins in the cliffs near Vik – That’s all part of Day 6 in the Iceland Diary.
Wandering Justin was at the Third Annual McDowell Sonoran Challenge. Get a look at the action from this 20-mile off-road bike race/20k run/9-mile hike and see what you missed!
On Jan. 22-23, the MBAA Arizona state championship mountain bike race series got started at McDowell Mountain Regional Park just north of Fountain Hills, Ariz. The park is one of the best outdoor recreation assets in the state, and the weather cooperated to make it a great time for racers and spectators
I just finished my first solo 12-hour race. Here’s what I learned about surviving a solo epic race effort – and what I thought of the Four Peaks 12 Hours in the Papago event.
Our third day in Iceland has everything from nearly impassible roads to steam explosion craters to friendly dogs roaming the volcanic plains. And a shower and soft bed!
I recently left Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport for a trip to Denver. This was my first trip since the full-body scanners started making headlines – and it seems the TSA is inconsistent and ill-trained to use them.
I hate being called a “consumer.” It connotes greed, sloth and corpulence. Businesses should think of their customers according to the products and services they offer, not one hideous catch-all word.
There’s more than one way to celebrate Thanksgiving. If stuffing yourself with overcooked turkey no longer holds its appeal, here’s an idea for an “alternative” Thanksgiving getaway.