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August 2010

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Gently Down the Stream

Richmond rowers train on the James River for their upcoming national championships. At the starting line, everyone is silent. We try to control our breathing...

Jerry’s Baddle and the Clean Plate Club of Life

When Jerry Beckwith was asked how he succeeded in winning multiple marathons and triathlons across the Southeast, he answered, “I learned how to suffer.”...

Favorite swimming spots?

Christa Albano Sugar Hollow near Charlottesville, Va. Easy to reach and there’s a rope swing. Hold on to your swimsuit! Dusty Allison The Wilson Creek area south...

Lewisburg, W.Va.

Feel like Asheville and Charlottesville have jumped the shark? Check out Lewisburg, the next cool Southern outdoor town. Located less than an hour southeast...

Cascading

Climbing creeks and rappelling waterfalls is a new southern obsession It happens fast. I rappel off the edge of the waterfall, and the rope...

With My Own Two Hands

Handmade Bikes Built in the Blue Ridge While bike companies make a limited number of frame sizes every year, the individual dimensions of the human...