How To: Greenville, SC

first_imgFor a city of 60,000, Greenville certainly knows how to integrate green spaces and family friendly parks amid an otherwise metropolitan scene. Situated at the base of the Blue Ridge mountains, Greenville is a popular home base among some of the region’s top athletes like world-renown paddler Adriene Levknecht, who is just an hour away from the put-in to the Green River Narrows, and George Hincapie, Lance Armstrong’s former domestique.There’s no denying Adam and I are, how do you say, “small town folk,” but there’s something about Greenville that speaks to that community-style living while still seamlessly integrating its culture. Here’s how we chose to #gooutsideandplay in #yeahthatgreenville.PlayThe Greenville Health System Swamp Rabbit Trail is a 21-mile multiuse trail that spans from downtown Greenville to the nearby town of Travelers Rest. Paved, flat, and well-marked, this trail is used by a wide range of people, from tourists, to local families, to cyclists training on Hincapie’s team. If you have an afternoon to spend, we recommend parking in Travelers Rest for an out-and-back day on the Swamp Rabbit Trail. Your turnaround point is Falls Park on the Reedy River. An in-city oasis, you can easily spend hours walking around the gardens and along the riverfront here.Have another day to play? Head an hour northwest to Lake Jocassee, a pristine 7,500-acre reservoir bordered on all sides by mostly undeveloped land. Take a SUP, kayak, or canoe and paddle along its shores for glimpses of mountain-fed waterfalls. In the summertime, this is the place to be if you’re looking to cool down._mg_3868_mg_6793 _mg_6825 img_0533 _mg_7070StayCampers will instantly fall in love with Lake Jocassee, which offers lakefront camping in Devils Fork State Park. For those looking to stay closer to town, the Swamp Rabbit Inn is a swanky “hotel alternative” right in the heart of the city. Arranged hostel-style, visitors here can have the luxury of their own rooms in addition to a community-style kitchen, which comes complete with a self-serve continental breakfast. Need a bike to explore the Swamp Rabbit Trail? The Inn has its very own Bike Shed out back, where you can rent bikes for a half- or full day._mg_3664_mg_9221 _mg_3847EatFrom southern inspired farm-to-table fare to ethnic food trucks, Greenville literally has every genre of food to fit whatever your tastebuds are craving. Looking for a mid-ride eatery along the Swamp Rabbit Trail? The Swamp Rabbit Cafe has killer sandwiches and coffee drinks, not to mention an awesome community feel and locally inspired grocery. Tandem Creperie and Coffeehouse in Travelers Rest is too good for us to do any justice, so just take our word on it and go there.Need coffee? Everybody does. Our favorite is Methodical Coffee right downtown. The vibe is cool, the people are too, and the coffee is just out-of-this-world-delicious. We didn’t think we were coffee snobs until we had some cold brew here, so be forewarned—once you go Methodical, it’s hard to go back._mg_3625 _mg_3615 _mg_3644 _mg_3578Like any of the stuff we’re rockin’ in the images above? Check out the IceMule Cooler to meet all of your beverage-cooling, adventure needs, LifeStraw for clean water no matter where you go, Farm to Feet socks for bar-hoppin to thru-hikin, and ENO for chillaxin wherever there be two trees.last_img read more

Pope cancels main public appearances to stop crowds gathering amid coronavirus

first_imgBoth the address and general audience will be held without public participation inside the official papal library in the Vatican’s Apostolic Palace and will be viewable on the internet or television, the Vatican said in a statement on Saturday.Popes began giving regular Sunday blessing from the window in 1954 and have done so nearly every Sunday since, except for when the pontiff is sick or out of Rome.On May 17, 1981, four days after he nearly died in an assassination attempt, Pope John Paul delivered the blessing with a feeble voice from his bed at Rome’s Gemelli hospital.The Vatican also said that the participation of the faithful at Francis’ morning Mass in his residence has been suspended until at least March 15. Pope Francis has cancelled his regular appearances in public to stop crowds gathering to see him and will stream them on the internet from inside the Vatican because of the coronavirus outbreak in Italy.The Vatican said that on Sunday the pontiff will not address crowds from a window overlooking St. Peter’s Square, and will also not hold his general audience from there this Wednesday. Both attract tens of thousands of people.It will be one of the few times in the past 66 years that a pope will not appear at the window, a ritual deeply engrained in Roman tradition, with some families attending every week. The 83-year-old pope cancelled a Lent retreat for the first time in his papacy, but the Vatican has said he is suffering only from a cold that is “without symptoms related to other pathologies”.A Vatican employee tested positive for coronavirus on Friday, the first case in the tiny city-state that is surrounded by Rome.A Vatican source said the patient had participated in an international conference hosted by the Pontifical Academy of Life last week in a packed theatre several blocks from the Vatican. Participants at the three-day conference on Artificial Intelligence included top executives of U.S. tech giants Microsoft and IBM.The death toll from the new coronavirus in Italy, the worst-hit European country, stood at 197 on Friday with more than 4,600 cases, most of them in the north. In Rome province, 49 people have tested positive and one has died. center_img Topics :last_img read more

Baraweez in Galway repeat

first_img The Alistair Whillans-trained Scottish challenger Pintura, another horse with previous form at the track when previously with Kevin Ryan, set sail for home in the straight, but Baraweez reeled him in and got up by a neck. Ellison said: “It’s horses for courses. We’ve had a hard week with him. He’d a bruised foot and was lame all week but my staff have done a great job and the vet here was also a great help. “He only came sound this morning and if the race was yesterday he wouldn’t have run. The lad cantered him two furlongs this morning and he was fine afterwards. “This course probably suits him because he travels well, although the ground was a bit soft for him today. He was very game, and the kid gave him a great ride. “He’ll come back for the race he won at Leopardstown in September, and back here again next year hopefully. “We love coming here as they do a great job and everyone is so friendly.” Baraweez landed the Irish Stallion Farms EBF “Ahonoora” Handicap for the second successive year as British raiders dominated the feature event on the final day of the Galway Festival. Brian Ellison’s charge was the 7-4 favourite to repeat his Ballybrit triumph of 12 months ago, having been placed in the Topaz Mile, also for the second time, on Tuesday. With Donnacha O’Brien keeping the ride, Baraweez was settled against the rail, before switching wide to mount his challenge rounding the home turn. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Caribbean Motor Racing Championships Round Four

first_imgThree-way battle for two-wheel drive titleTENSIONS are high with just under a month to go before the final leg of the Seaboard Marine Caribbean Motor Racing Championships (CMRC) and the Guyana Motor Racing and Sports Club’s (GMR&SC) International Race-meet.The fourth and final CMRC leg will be the championship decider in the Group Four two-wheel drive division (2WD) with a keen rift ongoing between Jamaican Peter Rae, Trinidad’s Franklyn Boodram and Barbadian Mark Maloney.Boodram and his Renault Megane leads the group with 144 points after three legs, while Maloney in his Mazda RX-3 sits second with 118 from two legs and Jamaican Peter Rae with his Mazda Rx-7 third with 108 also from two legs.However, according to the Caribbean Motor Racing Association (CMRA), the body that manages the CMRC, in the event that there are 4 rounds to the championships in one calendar year, drivers will score points from their best 9 finishes.Mathematically, for Boodram to increase his points, he would need to finish either first or second or first in all three of the scheduled races. At best case, (should he finish all three races in first) his championship points would total 177. At worst case, (he finishes lower than second), his points remain the same.Maloney and Rae, on the other hand, will score points for every race they complete in the top ten. Points are awarded using the Formula 1 scoring system (25 points for 1st, 18 for 2nd, 15 for 3rd, 12 for 4th, 10 for 5th, 8 for 6th, 6 for 7th, 4 for 8th, 2 for 9th and 1 for 10th).In a best case scenario for Boodram, both Rae and Maloney would be mathematically out of the battle.However, at worst case, both would still have valid chances. At worst case scenario; Rae would only need to score a total of 37 points (should Maloney’s points remain the same) to take the title.Meanwhile for Maloney, it would only take one race win and a finish above ninth to take the trophy (barring Rae’s points remain the same as well.)There is interest from Rae and Boodram for the final leg in Guyana while there is still no word out of the Barbadian Maloney.However, it will be photo finish come November 13 in Guyana where the fastest cars in the group will meet to settle that dispute.last_img read more

Syracuse ice hockey routs Penn State, 5-1

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on February 24, 2017 at 7:28 pm Contact Jake: [email protected] Syracuse (14-12-5, 13-4-2 College Hockey America) continued its strong push towards the CHA playoffs with a 5-1 rout of Penn State (9-19-5, 8-9-2) Friday afternoon at Pegula Ice Arena in University Park.Five minutes into the second frame, Syracuse’s Savannah Rennie scored the first goal of the game — her seventh of the year. With under two minutes left in the period, Rennie scored again to give SU a 2-0 lead after two periods.Penn State answered quickly, scoring its only goal 25 seconds into the third. The Orange answered five minutes later with a goal by Allie Munroe.Then Sarah Stuehr scored her first career goal — her first point of the season — to put the game out of reach. Stephanie Grossi scored with under five minutes remaining to make it 5-1.Senior starters Jessica Sibley and Heather Schwarz did not play in the game. Sibley was out with an undisclosed injury and Schwarz is in Connecticut for a family matter and did not travel with the team.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textEmily Costales led the team with three points on three assists and Abbey Miller saved 16 out of the 17 shots she faced.Syracuse faces Penn State tomorrow at 2 p.m. in University Park in both teams’ regular-season finales. Commentslast_img read more