The Altai mountains of Kazakhstan, China, Mongolia, and Russia are stunningly-beautiful. Get a taste of one of the most landlocked mountain ranges in the world in this photo epic from a 950-mile circumnavigation of the range.
This is the 24-Hours in the Old Pueblo (24HOP).
Some riders come to party. Others probably bit off more than they could chew, the 24HOP being their first endurance event. But many train hard and go for a podium spot. And for those riders, the appearance of Lance Armstrong and his former Postal posse boosts the motivation to win.