Unless you’re a ski race junkie, you probably hadn’t heard of Travis Ganong until he barreled down Sochi’s slushy course in 2:06.64, beating Bode Miller. Men’s Journal talked with the 25-year-old competitor about his surprising success and how he trained to become the newest, baddest downhill machine. Read the interview here.
Though he peddles escapism, thriller author Brad Thor himself is all about the gritty details, which is why he travels the world in order to make sure he realistically renders the settings he spends hundreds of pages lovingly dismantling with guns and ammo.
Before pirate tales made Stevenson famous, the sickly Scottish writer was having a bad 1878. His girlfriend, an older American visiting Europe with a grown daughter, left him to return to her husband. His writing career had fizzled out. And his parents were hounding him to return to an abandoned law career in Edinburgh. Instead, Stevenson bought a donkey and headed for the hills.
Huayna Potosi is an Andean titan, but you don’t have to be a hard-boiled, snake-limbed alpinist to reach the top of what is commonly known as the easiest-to-climb 20,000-foot peak (technically 19,974 feet, but who’s counting?).
The speed and agility of modern cars are wasted on too many roads. In same way that off-road vehicles can’t be tested by peastone driveways, souped-up sedans can’t be pushed to their limits on suburban cul-de-sacs. In order to drive – truly drive – a car, modern commuters have to head out of their way to one of the rare stretches of American asphalt designed to push vehicles to their limits.