Top nav

James River Water Levels

Westham Gauge
Gauge Height: 3.79'
Flow: 1710 cfps

Trail Conditions: Richmond

@rvatrailreport

Todays Tides: Richmond Locks

High Tide: 11:00pm
Low Tide: 5:00am

Twitter Feed @RichmondOutside

Instagram Feed @RichmondOutside

Instagram
  • Cool newish sign at the north entrance to the Bellehellip
  • New hardware atop Belle Isle will at least make ithellip
  • Ralph White minced no words when it came to jrpshellip
  • Friend of the program rvatrees gets ready to climb ahellip
  • Saw evidence of the growing controversy surrounding laruspark on ahellip
  • The pawpaws are in along buttermilktrail They should ripen inhellip
  • If you dont follow jamesriverpark you should The incomparable sandysdadhellip
  • Wish I could have gotten closer to this fella tohellip
  • Riding the wissahickon in philly is a blast every timehellip
  • The richmondoutside road trip arrived on the potomacriver in timehellip
  • Repost from Richmond fly fishing guide knotthereelworld  Floating thehellip
  • Met a new friend on the pooploop recently Taciturn fellowhellip
Posted In: Mountain Biking

New way to experience Richmond Xterra

@richmondoutside
June 8, 2012 9:21am

Thanks to presenting sponsor, Luck Stone, this year’s Xterra East Championship in Richmond will offer fans a whole new way to experience the race. I lay it all out in my race advance in today’s T-D, but here it is in a nutshell: 1) GPS-enabled athlete tracking for the pros; 2) streaming video at eight points along the course; 3) a “social media map” that allows anyone who tweets with the hashtag #xterraRVA to have their tweet show up on the map.

Let’s say you can’t make it out to Brown’s Island or to somewhere along the course to take in the off-road thrills in person. If you have access to a computer and the internet, go to luckstone.xterra.com on Sunday morning. There you can choose from the above options. You can watch where six-time winner Conrad Stoltz is as he starts his bike leg. Where will he make his move? Who will challenge him? And as you watch the athlete tracker, you can click on the streaming video to watch your athlete of choice as they pass a certain point. With the social media map, you’ll be able to see what spectators out on the course are tweeting about.

It’s all new this year, and, frankly, I’m not sure I know of another sporting event that offers this kind of multimedia access. Very cool stuff.


About Andy Thompson

I was the Outdoors Columnist at the Times-Dispatch from 2007 to 2013, writing twice a week about mountain biking, fishing, hunting, paddling and much more. I live a 1/4 mile from the James River, close enough to see bald eagles soaring over my house on their way to find a meal. Pretty cool, eh?


Comments