April 2008

The Joy of Failure

By Graham Averill | 01 Apr 08
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“Some of those bikers ate it so bad, they weren’t thinking straight anymore. I thought, ‘that could be me.’”

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A Pedal-Powered Family Vacation

By Beau Beasley | 01 Apr 08
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FOUR FAMILIES THRU-RIDE THE BLUE RIDGE PARKWAY

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Pumped

By Beau Beasley | 01 Apr 08
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Backyard Bikers Build Pump Tracks

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Walking the Labyrinth

By BRO Staff | 01 Apr 08
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"The end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started / and know the place for the first time." —T.S. Eliot

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Mount Rogers National Recreation Area

By BRO Staff | 01 Apr 08
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The 120,000-acre Mt. Rogers National Recreation Area in the Southwest Virginia Highlands holds over 400 miles of trails

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Stefan Lessard

By Jedd Ferris | 01 Apr 08
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DMB Bassist Stefan Lessard Makes Big Screen Splash

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Profile – Chatham County Line

By Dave Stallard | 01 Apr 08
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Chatham County Line

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Do you carry a weapon for protection on the trail?

By BRO Staff | 01 Apr 08
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ONLINE POLL: 46% NO | 54% YES The Second Amendment reads: “A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.” One may not expect combat on our state or national forest trails, but clearly the Second Amendment…

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Playlist: Holy Ghost Tent Revival

By Dave Stallard | 01 Apr 08
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The Greensboro septet Holy Ghost Tent Revival represents the previously uncharted corner of the universe where big band horns and acoustic Appalachia collide.

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Blue Ridge Briefs for August 2008

By Jedd Ferris | 01 Apr 08
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1. Kicking Butts The state of Maryland is officially smoke-free, at least indoors. The statewide ban passed last year by the General Assembly went into effect in March, making it illegal to smoke inside any bars, restaurants and private clubs. Baltimore put up no fuss, actually voting to keep out the cancer sticks ahead of…

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Alt Takes

By Jedd Ferris | 01 Apr 08
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The Avett Brothers and Old Crow Medicine Show are playing to crowds in the thousands.

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Political Climate Change

By BRO Staff | 01 Apr 08
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States Lead the Fight Against Coal-Fired Global Warming

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Playlist: The New Familiars

By Jedd Ferris | 01 Apr 08
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The Storm, by the New Familiars

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Pizza Deliverance

By Jedd Ferris | 01 Apr 08
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On the Trail of the South’s Best Pie

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Outdoor FAQ

By Beau Beasley | 01 Apr 08
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Do ticks in this region carry Lyme Disease and Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever? Yes. Even though Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever (RMSF) was first identified out West and Lyme disease was named after an outbreak in Lyme, Connecticut, these diseases are transmitted by tick species (the American dog tick and the deer tick, respectively) that are…

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