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Road Circuit Training day 9/24/15 #TheWorldsatVCU

25 Sep , 2015  

It’s definitely an exciting week in RVA as the worlds have literally come together smack-dab in the middle of VCU campus. Today was the last training day for the UCI Road World Championships before the races officially begin on Friday at 10am with the Women’s Junior Road Circuit. If you haven’t made it out to see these bicyclists in action yet, this weekend is the time to finally do so! History is being made in Richmond this week and it’s certainly an event you don’t want to miss! Be sure to follow Richmond2015.com for event details, times, and courses.

Here are some pictures from today’s UCI Road Circuit Training

Photo credit: Me and my trusty iPhone 4s

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Meet Antonio Pingitore – He’s pretty cool

22 Sep , 2015  

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Name: Antonio Pingitore

Hometown: Buena Vista, Colorado

Occupation: Retired/“Trying to maintain my 14 year old body”

Antonio Pingitore traveled approximately 1,746 miles by RV to Richmond Virginia solely for the UCI Road World Championships. He’s of Italian descent, born and raised in Chicago but is currently from Buena Vista Colorado, and has a passion for bicycle racing. He’s followed racing for the past 40 years and at 74.5 years young, that’s over half his life. He raced for a long time, but now only rides for fitness. Not only is Antonio an avid bicyclist, but for 25 years he had also competed in Nordic Ski racing competitions. When asked what his occupation is, he responded, “trying to maintain my 14-year-old body.” And with his intense bicycling and fitness habits, I’d say he’s definitely doing the job! But before retiring, Antonio lived a life of service as a firefighter and in the U.S. Navy. Furthermore, he was also a master electrician for 45 years. Even though we only spoke for a moment, I had the greatest pleasure meeting Antonio and hearing about his love for bicycling. He’s excited to explore Richmond, but is of course even more excited for the week ahead.

 

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3… 2… 1… And she’s off!

22 Sep , 2015  

Women’s Elite Time Trial at the UCI Road World Championships #TheWorldsAtVCU #Richmond2015

Assignments, Class Announcements

VCU is counting on YOU to provide content for the ‘Great Bike Race Book’

19 Sep , 2015  

Good morning, crowdsourcing journalists. Welcome to the first full day of the UCI race.

VCU plans to pull together the content you produce (photos, tweets, stories) for a book. Wow — this is a huge opportunity. Below is an email that Dr. Gardner Campbell, the vice provost overseeing this project, sent to instructors teaching bike-race-related courses. Check out the “best practices for interviewing”; they echo and reinforce things we’ve covered in our class and our journalism curriculum.

The key takeaways for us:

* Wear your Bike Race T-shirts when you’re out gathering content.

* Tag every tweet with #TheWorldsAtVCU … and #Richmond2015 and #vcubrb if you have room … so they will be easy for VCU to find. (I should have mentioned this when I sent out the race-week assignment yesterday.)

More…

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Assignments, Class Announcements

Race week assignment: 10 tweets, 10 photos (including 1 Q&A)

19 Sep , 2015  

Hi, all. Here is your assignment for the UCI World Championships. Between now and Sept. 27, you must:

— Send out at least 10 tweets about the event. But space them out: You must tweet on at least three days. Remember to use hashtags (#TheWorldsAtVCU on every tweet; #Richmond2015 and #vcubrb if you have room). Also use Twitter handles — the names of people or institutions using Twitter.

— Retweet at least five of your classmates’ tweets. We’ve listed everybody’s Twitter handles toward the bottom of this page. So follow your classmates; look for something interesting they’ve tweeted; and then retweet it to amplify its reach.

— Shoot 10 photos from the race. Follow Tim’s tips for effective composition. Post your photos on your Rampages blog. Each photo must include an informative cutline/caption. You can use the photos in your tweets as well.

— At least one of your photos (and it could be several) must focus on a person who has come to watch the bicycle races. Ideally, this would be a tourist from another country. But if you can’t find an international visitor, maybe you can find somebody from out of town. Ask your interview subject, “Can I take a picture of you for a class project I’m doing for VCU? Is it OK for us to publish this on our website?” Assuming the person says yes, ask these questions (and any others you think of): More…

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iPhone Photography

18 Sep , 2015  

 

Breathtaking view of downtown Richmond from Belle Isle

Admiring the Richmond Skyline from Belle Isle


 

Symmetry and Tranquility at the Ginter House

Symmetry and Tranquility at the Ginter House


 

Emery is 6 Years Old and Her Favorite Color is Pink

Emery Nixdorff is 6 Years Old and Her Favorite Color is Pink


 

12 Weeks after the Accident Henry is Playing Soccer Again!

12 Weeks After the Accident Henry is Playing Soccer Again


 

Henry and Kat Win Cutest Couple

Henry and Kat Win Cutest Couple


 

Longboarding while the sun sets over the James River

Long Boarding While the Sun Sets Over the James River


 

Breakfast is always served sunny side up

Breakfast is Always Served Sunny Side Up


 

Enjoying a VCU waffle from Shafer

Enjoying OJ and a VCU Waffle from Shafer Dining Court


 

Arielle teaches little Lucian about cinema

Arielle Teaches Little Lucian About Cinema


 

Alley cat is an old lady who loves to pose

Alley Cat is an Old Lady Who Loves to Pose for Photos

 

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Two days to change the landscape with a pedestrian bridge over West Main St, etc.

18 Sep , 2015  

Traffic flows on West Main St. at Linden St. near the Student Commons.
Traffic flows on West Main St. at Linden St. near the Student Commons.
Pedestrian traffic flows on Linden St. near the Student Commons.
Pedestrian traffic flows on Linden St. near the Student Commons.
West Main Street is closed to traffic for two days so a pedestrian bridge can be assembled.
West Main Street is closed to traffic for two days so a pedestrian bridge can be assembled.
Workers assemble the framework for the pedestrian bridge over West Main Street.
Workers assemble the framework for the pedestrian bridge over West Main Street.
Day two of pedestrian bridge construction shows is underway.
Day two of pedestrian bridge construction shows is underway.
Great for those ambulating on two feet. Wheelchair crossings are designated elsewhere on the course.
Great for those ambulating on two feet. Wheelchair crossings are designated elsewhere on the course.
The VCU logo on the bridge is something the city hopes all visitors notice.
The VCU logo on the bridge is something the city hopes all visitors notice.
Other things Richmond hopes all visitors enjoy include the city's noted restaurants,
Other things Richmond hopes all visitors enjoy include the city’s noted restaurants,
the city's street art, and
the city’s street art, and
the James River. Richmond carries the nickname "the River City".
the James River. Richmond carries the nickname “the River City”.

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Our World is Photogenic

18 Sep , 2015  

Cat is not content with his old food and looks to owner for more.
Cat is not content with his old food and looks to owner for more.
Brittany offers water to participants of the Monument 10k this past spring.
Brittany offers water to participants of the Monument 10k this past spring.
Dad looks back at Martha's Vineyard one last time before the long trip home back to Virginia.
Dad looks back at Martha’s Vineyard one last time before the long trip home back to Virginia.
Two 7-11 customers shop for beverages Wednesday night.
Two 7-11 customers shop for beverages Wednesday night.
Girl walks past Harris hall Thursday afternoon.
Girl walks past Harris hall Thursday afternoon.
Students start to jaywalk on Main street.
Students start to jaywalk on Main street.
The Virginia Capitol building on a sunny Wednesday afternoon. The grass looks inviting enough to lay on.
The Virginia Capitol building on a sunny Wednesday afternoon. The grass looks inviting enough to lay on.
Fountain action in the center of Monroe Park Wednesday morning.
Fountain action in the center of Monroe Park Wednesday morning.
The Old Whaling Church in Edgartown, MA looks ominous in the evening.
The Old Whaling Church in Edgartown, MA looks ominous in the evening.
Sailboat floats on the Atlantic Ocean by Martha's Vineyard.
Sailboat floats on the Atlantic Ocean by Martha’s Vineyard.

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A Week in the Life of a Theatre Major

18 Sep , 2015  

Donald Cairns relaxing by a family friends pool on Sunday, September 13, 2015.
Donald Cairns relaxing by a family friends pool on Sunday, September 13, 2015.
Inside the Singleton Performing Arts Center Lobby, The Rocky Horror Show's poster is up outside of the Hodges Theatre promoting it's performance dates. The show opens Halloween weekend and runs until mid November.
Inside the Singleton Performing Arts Center Lobby, The Rocky Horror Show’s poster is up outside of the Hodges Theatre promoting it’s performance dates. The show opens Halloween weekend and runs until mid November.
The view from The Knoll, outside of the VCU Singleton Performing Arts Center, over looking the Cabell Library.
The view from The Knoll, outside of the VCU Singleton Performing Arts Center, over looking the Cabell Library.
The Rocky Horror Show's Production Assistants, Phoebe Copeland and Abigale Bobb, set up for a choreography rehearsal on Septemeber 17, 2015.
The Rocky Horror Show’s Production Assistants, Phoebe Copeland and Abigale Bobb, set up for a choreography rehearsal on Septemeber 17, 2015.
Rachel Elder, Production Stage Manager for The Rocky Horror show at TheatreVCU takes a break from rehearsal to pose for a picture.
Rachel Elder, Production Stage Manager for The Rocky Horror show at TheatreVCU takes a break from rehearsal to pose for a picture.
In the patio underneath the Pollock building, students have put their artwork on display for the public to view.
In the patio underneath the Pollock building, students have put their artwork on display for the public to view.
The Red Bull Car driving down Harrison Street on the VCU campus on September 17th.
The Red Bull Car driving down Harrison Street on the VCU campus on September 17th.
Some of the sisters of Alpha Sigma Alpha, Epsilon Gamma Chapter, having fun before Bid Day to welcome their new Fall 2015 pledge class.
Some of the sisters of Alpha Sigma Alpha, Epsilon Gamma Chapter, having fun before Bid Day to welcome their new Fall 2015 pledge class.
VCU Theatre Performance Major Jenna Kraynack having fun on a break during The Rocky Horror Show rehearsal where she is starring as Janet Weiss on September 15, 2015.
VCU Theatre Performance Major Jenna Kraynak having fun on a break during The Rocky Horror Show rehearsal where she is starring as Janet Weiss on September 15, 2015.
Blocked off streets and construction have become in the City of Richmond due to the upcoming UCI World Championship Bike Race beginning Friday, September 18.
Blocked off streets and construction have become the norm in the City of Richmond due to the upcoming UCI World Championship Bike Race beginning Friday, September 18.
On the VCU campus off of Shafer Street, you can find a few secluded places for a break in between classes.
On the VCU campus off of Shafer Street, you can find a few secluded places for a break in between classes.
Production Assistant, Abigale Bobb, stops to take a picture during The Rocky Horror Show rehearsal.
Production Assistant, Abigale Bobb, stops to take a picture during The Rocky Horror Show rehearsal.

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