Two stages down, two to go in Alps for Froome on Tour

...rode alone down the huge Glandon pass and up the 18 hairpin bends of the Montvernier Laces, previously unclimbed by the Tour...climbs. The crescendo will come Saturday on the 21-hairpin bends to the Alpe d'Huez ski station that will be teeming with fans...
Geschke wins, Froome stays safe on Stage 17 in Alps

...he hit speeds of 60 kph (40 mph) on the twisting, narrow bends.Geschke was first down that slope, having ridden off ahead...deck when his wheels slipped from under him on a left-hand bend."It was really challenging," said Geschke, whose stage...
My corner of Alaska: Old age and old boats

...telling stories about boats and harbors and water. A bottle of good Irish whiskey goes around.It's a calm day. The flames are HOT. The column of smoke goes straight up until it meets a faint breeze and bends off toward the west. Seaward.
On the Trails: Lucky days

...Falls! Can they just flutter down over the turbulent waterfalls and skirt around the roiling waters where the creek makes sharp bends?The sides of the trail were decorated with swathes of white-flowered miners' lettuce, dark pink flowers of rosy twisted-stalk...
Two more games

...I hadn't counted on.My diet plan only allowed so much fry bread and smoked edibles.Seriously, how many more deep knee bends and quick head twists and hurried arm raises can I do while avoiding misguided passes, young fans running with large banners...
Laws fourth in Susitna 100-miler

...see several miles in front of you and that was daunting, knowing that you had that much farther to go without any turns or bends to distract you. David Johnston had the fastest run time with 18:22, Piotr Chadovich was second in 21:56 and female winner...
On the fly: Practicing your fly cast for a winter warm up fishing. The start of the casting stroke is when the rod bends in a meaningful way so that it contributes to the fly cast...the cast inappropriately so that the rod tip suddenly dips and bends in the middle of the casting stroke then what we see is a tailing...
Oldaker breaks American powerlifting record

...Oldaker said. "Let's get this one out of the way."He approaches the bar. He positions his feet shoulder width apart, bends his knees, places his hands on the bar just slightly wider and, back locked, raises what looks like the amount a small Volkswagen...
Wildlife Spy: The scream you can't hear

...Although feathers may shift and flex, the wing itself only bends at the shoulder, elbow, and wrist joints.Bats, the only...the extraordinary flexibility of their wing structure, can bend and twist their wings as they flap so they can generate lift...
On the Trails: Kingfishers

...the object of your reach isn't quite where you thought it was, and you miss it by several inches. That's because water bends the light rays more than air does and your eyes don't compensate for the change of direction. This problem occurs when light...


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