Snowboarders versus skiers. Kite surfers versus windsurfers. Add surfers versus kayakers to the pantheon of bitter rivalries. In November, a year after one of his buddies was knifed by a surfer off Bali, kayaker Ben Selznick, along with top paddler Brad Ludden, will head back to the South Pacific island to go head-to-head with Balinese surfers at some of the region's meatiest surf spots. "It's going to be hostile," says Ludden, "but maybe [the surfers] will see what we can do and we can have a beer at the end of the day."...
Which challenge would you prefer: a 28,000-nautical-mile ocean voyage on which you'd encounter 60-to 80-foot waves, 60-mph winds, 35� waters and 112� heat, or Type 2 diabetes? How about both? That's what Canada's John Dennis, 57, faces in Around Alone, the solo round-the-world sailing race that began on Sunday with 13 skippers setting out from New York City.
ROCK TILL YOU DROP
While filming a commercial for a Canadian TV crew in Kamloops, B.C., mountain biking freerider Darren Butler, 25, braces for a crash landing that would send him to the hosptial with multiple, but not life-threatening, injuries.