Tim Johnson became the first to pedal up the the 7.6-mile road to the summit of Mt. Washington in winter, conquering ice-covered pavement, gusting winds and a relentless grade while also reaching some profound emotional depths.
In this week's edition of The Weekender we take a look at the best videos from the week that was—like surfing in Bend, Oregon and Snoop Dogg's new documentary—and give you a preview of some of the most important events in the world of action and outdoor sports coming up this weekend.
A former Wall Street analyst who took up cycling at age 26, Evie Stevens, powered to the top of the sport in a few short years. After setting a new women’s world one-hour record last month, Stevens has her focus set on the Olympic Games in Rio.
Every Friday in The Weekender we take a look at the best videos from the week that was—like Seeking Nirvana’s second installment—and give you a preview of some of the most important events in the world of action and outdoor sports coming up this weekend.
Seasoned surf pro Glenn Hall has dived into the role of wave-side coach to up-and-coming pro Matt Wilkinson, bringing focus, fitness and discipline to the flamboyent younger competitor—and demonstrating the powerful role a coach can have in the sport.
The Grain Surfboard company, based in the unlikely locale of York, Maine, produces hand-crafted wooden surfboards that are a thrill to ride and more durable than standard foam boards and even offer workshops for surfers eager to shape their own against-the-grain labors of love.
Joe De Sena, founder of the Spartan Race series, discusses the Agoge, which he promises will be his company’s “most challenging event yet,” a 60-hour ordeal that will test the physical and mental limits of participants.
The return of women’s Big Air competition at X Games Oslo—after 15 years of exclusion—was a welcome nod to equality and underscored how important the event is to the progression of snowboarding skill levels. Now the trend needs to continue.