Richmond VA

2016 James River Hike With Jess

Jess was in town for the holidays and with it being such a nice day I showed her the new pedestrian bridge over the James River and we retraced the hike I did early this month.  We ran into Lauren and Patrick who took a couple pictures of us.

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Richmond’s New Tyler Potterfield Bridge

Last night in Richmond was the grand illumination and the opening of the new Tyler Potterfield Bridge connecting Brown’s Island to the Manchester Flood Wall on the other side of the river.  I got out there first thing in the morning to check it out and ended up doing a loop over and around Bell Isle.  It’s a nice bridge and it has many more incredible views of the city and the river.

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2016 Richmond Flying Squirrels

Jon & Nutzy

Fun night for a Richmond Squirrels game!  Sat in the party box and got to go on the field before the game.

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Lauren & Patrick’s Wedding

A few photos from the wedding  of Lauren and Patrick this weekend.  So fun to celebrate with them and their family and friends at The Boathouse at Rockets Landing.

Lauren & Patrick

Jon & Jess

Glasses and city views

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Richmond Skyline at Night

Richmond Skyline at Night

Tried to go down to the Manchester flood wall to photograph the city during the grand illumination of the lights, but found the park blocked off due to construction and without enough time to find another way around – all I was able to get was one measly shot.  At least it’s a pretty good one.

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2015 UCI U23 Bike World Championship Richmond

Richmond hosted the UCI Road Bike Racing World Championship September 17-27.  I took Friday afternoon off to watch the U23 championship on the streets of Richmond.  They did 10 laps on a ~17m course.  I started at the east end of the course and worked my way west zig zagging my way across the city on foot to watch.  After watching a lap on Monument Avenue I took an Uber back to the start/finish.

What amazed me:

  • How tight the packs of bikes raced
  • How fast they went
  • How many support vehicles there were and how fast they went
  • How many people there were out watching

And watching other parts of the race on TV/ipad really showed how cool Richmond is and I was proud to see it on stage for the world.

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Here are some of the sights and sounds that I saw:

 

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James River Rapids Snow

I had always wanted to see the river after a snow and finally trudged my way all the way to Pony Pasture Rapids Park to get this shot around midday today:

Snow on Rocks at Pony Pasture at the James River Park System

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2015 GRSA Frostbite #1

Joe & Gabe

On Sunday I got to sail for the first time in 2015 in the first race of the Greater Richmond Sailing Association Frostbite Series.  I was sailing with Joe and his son Gabe who are new members at FBYC and were taking their new to them Flying Scot out for the very first time.

GRSA Frostbite 1 conditions

The weather started pretty miserably with rain showers.  After a little over an hour after the expected start time, the rain let up and it turned into a nice clear light wind day.

Jon helping rig before heading out

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Royall Cup

Such a great time to play some soccer at the end of the day.   Literally put blood, sweat and tears into this… after I got hit with a soccer ball while filming and the camera cut my forehead, and tears when I missed the sudden death penalty kick putting my team out of the final.  Was a fun video to make and there’s never been a better time for me to start a rap career on the side.

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James River Sunset

This was the scene as the sun was setting behind the 288 bridge on the James River this evening.  Such a nice night on a weeknight for a cruise!

James River Sunset 6/17/2014

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