Climbing Enchanted Rock

Follow Matador Sports’ Adam Roy on a tour through one of Texas’ premier climbing spots. RISING UP FROM the desert southwest of Austin, Enchanted Rock is the kind of mountain that captures the imagination. Both Native American legend and Texan folklore held the pink granite monolith to be a place of enchantment, home to ghosts and legendary Spanish treasures. Most visitors to Enchanted Rock today are looking for something a little more corporeal. The rock…

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11 sweet train trips in the U.S./Canada

Photos and first-person experiences from some of the best train rides in North America. IN MANY PARTS of the world, train travel is a given. If you’re planning a trip to Europe, chances are you’ve at least looked into Eurail passes and most likely you’ll be riding the rails at some point in your travels there. Not only is the Trans-Siberian route a rite of passage for many adventurous travelers, but it’s a commuting rail…

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Eat, play, grub: Dallas diversions and dining

APete’s Dueling Piano Bar: Silly Jilly, Feature Photo of Dallas by Night: Bart Fields Everything is bigger in Texas. Here’s where to go in Dallas to live it up, Texas style. Studio Movie Grill Eating out. Like it. Going to the movies. Like it. Bring them together. Love it! Order food and have it delivered to you while you watch the latest films at Studio Movie Grill in Dallas. Studio Movie Grill: nffcnnr It isn’t…

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How to choose your first mountain bike

A world of his own by Mark Robinson Lindi Horton offers up tips to help new mountain bikers choose their first ride. IF ONLY BUYING a bike was as easy as learning to ride, I would have been finished much faster. Now, standing amidst hundreds of mountain bikes in the Austin Bicycle Sport Shop, I felt overwhelmed and unprepared. Not the best start to the bike-buying process. But I was here to learn. Over the…

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Clued-in on the Great Urban Race

GUR Jeremy Rover MAKE YOUR WAY to Dale Grande’s famous tattoo parlor in Chicago and take a picture outside the shop after applying a GUR tattoo to your face. Navigate your way to the tattoo parlor by using public transportation, walking, or waddling. No taxis allowed. Fun Slide By: Kris Miller Known as GUR to race enthusiasts, The Great Urban Race is a wacky, fun-spirted competition that sends participants running around a city to perform…

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