12:00 p.m. BST | Glasgow, Scotland, UK — After two delayed flights we stumbled through Glasgow airport at the crack of dawn and dumped our bags at a hotel. Like any respectable New Yorkers, we asked where the best coffee was and then jumped on the subway to the West End to consume several rounds of it.
Be handy, man
From the Archives: In this how-to we review the basics of bike maintenance: how to fix a flat, how to adjust shifting and how to clean your bike chain.
What's New, Now
Today in Gear: George R.R. Martin’s new Thrones book, Google Nexus Player, a real ninja suit, Killspencer iPhone 6 cases and more.
The Baja 1000 is one of the most grueling races in all of motorsports. Running nearly the entire length of Mexico’s Baja California peninsula, drivers haul ass for 24 hours on motorcycles, production vehicles, trucks and buggies across some of the most varied terrain in the world. BFGoodrich’s original K0 tire was “born in Baja” — so it seemed like the perfect place to test their new version, the K02 All-Terrain tire.
Gear for an Open-Wheel Beating
Packing perfectly for the Baja Peninsula in Mexico means being prepared for everything — because anything can, and will, happen.
New Gear and Stories, Fresh from the Farm
This Week in Sports and Outdoors: extreme fitness in America, a look back at Landon Donovan’s career, the state of MREs and more.
Back in 2011 The Atlantic reported on “The Divisive Pumpkin Ale”, alleging that the style had become synonymous with increasingly stale and overdone flavors. This is still the (very subjective) argument for people who loathe the stuff. But more and more brewers and beer enthusiasts argue beyond taste: they say that some pumpkin beer practices are bad for consumers and craft beer in general.
A 'light truck' that's actually light
The Ford F-150 is the reigning champ of the truck world, having been the most popular truck in America for 37 years and — get this — the most popular overall vehicle for 32. Even more impressively, the 2015 Ford F-150 is not just miles ahead of the competition; it’s miles ahead of its former self.
Simplify and add lights
A week with the Trek Lync 5 proves it’s the commuter bike you need, whether or not it’s the commuter bike you want.
To stop a thief
From the Archives: Cities are graveyards for stolen bikes, with bent wheels and ragged frames hanging off anything nailed to the ground. Remains. The air is thick with the ghosts of bikes that were stolen completely — Fujis, Treks, Surlys. You can almost hear their cute little bells chirping. Estimates for stolen bikes in the U.S. between one and two million per year, and they’re difficult to get back because most people don’t write down serial numbers or register their bikes — and bike theft isn’t exactly law enforcement’s number one priority. The good news is that with a serious lock, proper locking technique and the good sense to take the darn thing inside at night, we’ll all meet again in the bike lane when the sun rises tomorrow.
What's New, Now
Today in Gear: Google’s iPhone 6-killer, Zeiss virtual reality, TaylorMade’s RSi irons and more.
Learning the way of the climb
2:00 p.m. EDT | New Paltz, NY — I’ve never met a more playful group of people than rock climbers. The experienced ones seem to have the best sense of humor when they’re standing on the edge of a cliff.
Join the Revolution
Last month at Interbike, bike industry trend-spotter and mountain biking pioneer Gary Fisher stepped onto the stage to announce the season’s best electric bike. “The growing e-bike category”, he said, “is going to be the next Big Thing.” To casual onlookers, Fisher sounded like he’d lost his marbles. After all, unless you live in New…
Lange Live Watchmaking
This year Walter Lange turned 90, and the company his grandfather built celebrates 20 years since its post-Cold War rebirth. In commemoration, here’s a look back at some of GP’s best Lange & Söhne coverage.