If Antarctica were music it would be Mozart. Art, and it would be Michelangelo....– Andrew Denton Photo from: www.coolantarctica.com
Recap: Bridge Day 2009 - Day 2
30 Years in the Making Saturday, Oct. 17th was Bridge Day’s 30 year anniversary! The event has been commemorating the New River Gorge Bridge’s completion since 1979. I could barely sleep the night before. I knew that I only had a few hours, so I just tried to relax. At 4:00am the alarm went off! I awoke to the blackness of the hotel room. Normally I would want to keep hitting the...
Recap: Bridge Day 2009 - Day 1
Off to Fayetteville, WV Friday, Oct. 16th Dustin and I made the trek from Yankee Lake, OH to Fayetteville, WV. Though the weather was a little nasty, rainy and cold, it was still a beautiful ride through the mountains. All of the trees were turning bright orange, yellow and red. The total driving time only ended up being about four and a half hours long. Bad Food We stopped in Summersville,...
We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There...– Jawaharlal Nehru
Learning to Belay
We finally did it! My friend Nick and I joined the rock wall at Bowling Green State University. We tried it out during one of their free weeks at the beginning of the school semester, and we have been talking about it ever since. It was only $56 for the rest of the school year (May 2010), it’s open 5 days a week, and shoe rental is only $1. So today we finally signed up! The wall at the...
On the road to Fayetteville, WV, Bridge Day 2009!
Episode 1 Bridge Day - In the Beginning
Traventure Man - Online Travel and Adventure Show This is the real deal folks! I am your host John Jurko II, and this is Traventure Man! This will be the first official Traventure, and it is a whopper of a weekend. With the power of the internet and social media, I am taking you, the viewer/participator, to Bridge Day in Fayetteville, West Virginia. It is an all day event including BASE...
Quick Intro to BASE Jumping
B. - Building A. - Antenna S. - Span (Bridge) E. - Earth Jumping - To spring off the ground or other base by a muscular effort of the legs and feet. WARNING! “BASE jumping is a highly dangerous sport that can easily injure and kill participants. Think long and hard before making a BASE jump. We do not recommend BASE jumping to anybody. You, and you alone, are responsible for your...
Once you’ve thrown your pilot chute, you’re done. It’s out of...– Tim Rigby, BASE jumper
BRIDGE DAY turns 30 on Oct. 17th, 2009
Travel route 19 into the heart of Fayetteville, West Virginia, and deep within the Appalachian mountains you will find the second largest arched bridge in the world. It’s the New River Gorge Bridge, and it is 3,030 ft (924 m) long, with a span of 1,700 ft (518.2 m) at a maximum height of 876 ft (267 m). This steel-arched monster was completed on October 22, 1977, and it only took...
Official Bridge Day Preview Get a little taste of what is to come this weekend. For more information on Bridge Day 2009 go to www.officialbridgeday.com. Maybe I’ll see you there. If not, make sure to follow me on twitter: @TraventureMan, and let me know what you want me to ask the BASE Jumpers this Saturday, Oct. 17th!
Temporary home of Traventure Man
Hi Everyone! Welcome to Traventure Man. This tumblr blog will be the temporary home of Traventure Man. The complete and full featured site will be located at www.traventureman.com and you can view a layout of the site to come here: http://www.traventureman.com/command.html Why have a temporary site? Well, if you have been following me for a while you will know that the first big Traventure is...