BEND, Ore. - It has been called the Tour de France of mountain bike stage races. The eight-day Cape Epic in South Africa spans nearly 500 miles and includes 50,000 feet of elevation gain in temperatures that can soar above 100 degrees.
BOISE, Idaho - If you're a shooter, you know putting holes in paper can get boring. No matter how tight a group you can shoot, it can be just as satisfying to make an aluminum can dance with a .22 rifle.
A couple weeks ago, a small flock of Steller's Jays flew across the Sterling Highway as I drove past the Welcome to Soldotna sign. Their dark bodies, crested heads, rounded wings, and long tails make them fairly easy to identify from a distance.
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - It's the skinny skier's version of venturing off-piste at Mount Spokane's Cross-Country Ski Park.
Unannounced by signs, a discrete series of orange diamonds leads into the forest off the groomed Nordic trails.