Category Archives: Road Trips

An Unexpected Evening

So it was with mild trepidation that my friend Jess (yes, the Jess from Memphis Vegan Road Trip Odyssey 2012 fame) and I headed off in sleeting mid-March conditions to see my camera guy/editor Brendan play with his band at … Continue reading

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Why Endurance Racing is Somewhat Awesome

A gong begins to resonate through a dark campground. Energy buzzes in the air, crackling from tent to tent as campers emerge to light their stoves, brew their coffee, and stuff as many calories as possible into nervous stomachs. Orbs … Continue reading

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Highlights from the Shenandoah Mountain 100

Hurricane Isaac might’ve put a damper dampening on the racing at this year’s SM100, but that doesn’t mean there weren’t memorable times to be had. Inspiring Bromance: When teammate Todd cartwheeled over the handlebars in a significant way, Scott’s thought … Continue reading

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The Final Countdown

The Shenandoah Mountain 100 is this Sunday. It’s basically a 100-mile mountain bike race through the Shenandoah National Forest and surrounding area. By “basically,” I mean “really f***ing hard.” I’m doing it on my singlespeed, which is how I roll. … Continue reading

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Friday Night Lights at the ChesLen Preserve

On July 13th, I attended “Friday Night Lights,” an event sponsored by radio station WXPN, at the ChesLen Preserve in Chester County. It was a fun evening of live music, s’more making, and visiting with live owls (one of my … Continue reading

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Road Trip Wrapup

The Rhetorical Purpose has been getting numerous requests for some reflection on the whole Graceland Vegan Road Trip Odyssey. Really, a snippet of “Ol’ 55” by Tom Waits does a fine job of summing up a great deal of it: … Continue reading

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Downtown Nashville

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