Cycling

Culture

My favourite Christmas present

Stephen Lacey Top executives recall the gift from Santa that rocked their childhood.

All Men Are Liars

Fans with typewriters?

fansthumbs

Sam de Brito The story within the story might be why every sports journo and commentator missed the biggest yarn of the last 10 years - if not ever.

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Dream trip

Men and their flying machines

Tour De France.

Michael O'Reilly. Allez! To fully appreciate the Tour de France you need to pedal hard and follow the leaders, writes Michael O'Reilly.

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Humour bypass

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Sam de Brito Constructive criticism is a very good thing because when delivered correctly, it makes you rethink your beliefs and opinions and sometimes even your values. It's the engine of change ...

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Sports cars and sky diving

Surviving a midlife crisis

Sports car gift, present, bow.

Tony Davis An affair is the classic response to a man's midlife crisis, but Tony Davis wonders if there isn't a better solution.

Secret weapon

Beetroot boosts sports stamina

Beetroot.

A glass of beetroot juice can boost endurance by reducing the amount of oxygen needed during physical exercise, a study says.

Culture

Double or nothing

Bryan Brown and Rachel Ward

She thinks he's a hard taskmaster; he describes her as untamed. After 25 years of marriage, Rachel Ward and Bryan Brown are still a combustible couple.

A corker too dear to drink

Metropolis. Penfolds re-corking clinic for their Grange vintages in Melbourne today. Owner Bronwyn Morris holds her prized bottle of Grange. Photo Rob Banks. August 20 2008

Yvonne Pecujac Is it the best of wines, is it the worst of wines? The only way to find out is to open it.