King of the Road

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To be a World Cup racer is to spend your life on the road. This year Bode Miller, America's best hope for a World Cup title in 20 years, went with the flow. His RV is less John Madden luxury than frat-house utilitarian, complete with couch, stereo, flat-screen TV and kitchen.

Miller hooks up the Bodemobile near the finish area, allowing skiing's hottest star to wade through adoring (female) fans and disappear inside between runs. Slopeside convenience does have its hazards, as when the power quit the night before the Bormio downhill. Even then—in fact, especially then—the New Hampshire boy who grew up off the grid in a cabin felt right at home.