American Idiot Documentary, Starring Billie Joe Armstrong, to Rock the Big Screen in October

first_img Rebecca Naomi Jones Christina Sajous American Idiot centers on Johnny and Tunny, two jaded twenty-somethings who try to escape their stifling suburban life. Meanwhile, their friend Will decides to stay at home to work on his relationship with his pregnant girlfriend. Directed by Michael Mayer, American Idiot features a book by Armstrong and Mayer, and hit Green Day songs including “Wake Me Up When September Ends,” “21 Guns,” “Holiday” and “Boulevard of Broken Dreams.” American Idiot won Tony Awards for Best Lighting Design and Best Set, and garnered an additional Best Musical nomination. Since Broadway Idiot premiered at South By Southwest in March, American Idiot fans have been patiently waiting to catch a screening of the documentary, which charts the journey of Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong and the cast to the Great White Way. The wait is over! The movie will hit NYC theaters on October 11, with a wider release and video on demand available October 18, according to Variety. Directed by Doug Hamilton, Broadway Idiot details the behind-the-scenes world of the 2010 musical and includes footage from rehearsal and opening night. John Gallagher Jr. Star Files Michael Espercenter_img The documentary features the original Broadway cast of American Idiot, including John Gallagher Jr. as Johnny, Michael Esper as Will, Mary Faber as Heather, Rebecca Naomi Jones as Whatsername, Christina Sajous as The Extraordinary Girl, Stark Sands as Tunny and Tony Vincent as St. Jimmy. The ensemble included Declan Bennett, Andrew C. Call, Gerard Canonico, Miguel Cervantes, Joshua Henry, Brian Charles Johnson, Leslie McDonel, Chase Peacock, Theo Stockman, Ben Thompson, Alysha Umphress and Libby Winters. Joshua Kobak, Lorin Latarro, Omar Lopez-Cepero and Aspen Vincent served as swings. View All (5) View Comments Stark Sands Can’t wait for Broadway Idiot to hit the big screen? Check out the trailer below!last_img read more

Little Miss Sunshine’s Wesley Taylor Is Wild About Norbert Leo Butz, Tales of the City & More

first_img Related Shows RANDOM OBSESSION: Josh Lamon “My scene partner in Little Miss Sunshine. I’m obsessed with him. He’s one of the funniest people I’ve ever worked with/known.” STAGE SHOW (OTHER THAN MY OWN) “Currently running? Play: The Glass Menagerie. Musical: Pippin.” ATHLETE: David Beckham “(I’m gay.)” CELEBRITY: Jimmy Fallon “…No, Ellen! No, Conan!” TV SHOW “Here we go…I’m a television junkie. I think Breaking Bad was the best show on TV. I’m obsessed with The Walking Dead and Homeland. Veep makes me laugh so hard. I watch re-runs of 30 Rock and Family Guy whenever they’re on. Scandal is a guilty pleasure. I still miss Six Feet Under, Friday Night Lights, Damages and Dexter (the good years). The Comeback and Extras helped shape my sense of humor. And don’t get me started on Louie. That show has no rules, which I love, and Louis C.K. is a god to me.” Show Closed This production ended its run on Dec. 15, 2013 MOVIE “American Beauty changed my life. The Graduate is perfect. I know every line to Shakespeare in Love.” Wesley Taylorcenter_img BOOK “OMG you guys, I’m OBSESSED with The Bible. You HAVE to read it/accept Jesus as your Lord and savior (…kidding). I love the Tales of the City series, I read all of David Sedaris and Chelsea Handler and c’mon, Tina Fey’s Bossy Pants is brilliant. But that’s all silly fun. One book that helped me get through a really dark time was The Book of Joe by Jonathan Tropper. Highly recommended.” View Comments APP: PicStitch “Logan Rowland (who plays Dwayne in our show) is 15 years old. When he was 12 we did The Addams Family together. I took a photo to document the three-year gap and Logan introduced me to PicStitch. These kids and their apps!” Theater stars know what’s hot in entertainment, fashion and pop culture, and loves to tap in to the after-hours obsessions of our favorite stage actors. This week, we’re getting movie, music and iPhone app advice from Little Miss Sunshine star Wesley Taylor, who plays Joshua Rose, a flamboyant flirt whose big moment takes place in the men’s room at a rest stop. The Broadway and Smash alum gives us a peek at his DVR (he’s a card-carrying TV junkie), his bookshelf (Tales of the City and Bossy Pants, anyone?), his iPod (Norbert Leo Butz, all the way!) and more. Little Miss Sunshine SONG OR SINGER: Norbert Leo Butz “He’s who I tried to sound like growing up. He was my template.” Star Fileslast_img read more

Tony Nominee John McMartin Joins the Broadway Cast of All the Way, Starring Bryan Cranston

first_img All the Way Michael McKean Star Files View Comments All the Way will feature set design by Christopher Acebo, costume design by Deborah M. Dryden, lighting design by Jane Cox, composition and sound design by Paul James Prendergast and video projections by Shawn Sagady. Show Closed This production ended its run on June 29, 2014 Bryan Cranston McMartin earned Tony nominations for his roles in Into the Woods, High Society, Show Boat, Sweet Charity and Don Juan. His other Broadway credits include Anything Goes, A Free Man of Color, Follies, Is He Dead?, Grey Gardens, The Visit and The Great God Brown. McMartin’s film credits include The Dish, All the President’s Men, Legal Eagles, Sweet Charity, Pennies From Heaven, Native Son and Brubaker. McMartin joins previously announced principal cast members Michael McKean as J. Edgar Hoover, Brandon J. Dirden as Dr. Martin Luther King and Rob Campbell as Governor George Wallace. Beginning with the Kennedy assassination, All the Way details the first year of Johnson’s presidency, focusing on his involvement with the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The play opens on Air Force One on November 23, 1963, as the plane transports the body of President Kennedy back to Washington D.C., and Johnson summons his courage to take on the role of commander in chief. Related Shows John McMartin will join the cast of the Broadway transfer of Robert Schenkkan’s All the Way, starring Bryan Cranston as President Lyndon B. Johnson. The five-time Tony nominee will play Richard Russell, a Georgia Senator who was a leader of Southern opposition to the Civil Rights Movement. McMartin takes over the role from Dakin Matthews, who appeared in the drama’s acclaimed run at A.R.T. Directed by Bill Rauch, All the Way will begin previews February 10, 2014 at the Neil Simon Theatre, with opening night set for March 6.last_img read more

Custer Hill Bowling Center

first_img7485 Normandy Drive 785-239-4366Hours: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, 11 a.m. to midnight Friday and Saturday, noon to 6 p.m. SundayThe recently renovated Custer Hill Bowling Center offers updated bowling programs, more tournaments and enhanced youth programs. In addition there are 40 upgraded lanes with automatic scoring, accessibility for physically challenged patrons and the Strike Zone Snack Grill.The center is one of the finest such facilities in the Army and an outstanding choice for those seeking a great place to relax and enjoy time with friends and family. To find out more, call the bowling center.last_img

Navy Supply Corps School

first_img1378 Porter Ave.Phone: 401-841-4801Website: history of the Navy Supply Corps dates back to 1795 when President George Washington appointed Tench Francis as the first purveyor of public supplies; however, it was not until 1921 that the first Supply Corps School opened in Washington, D.C. In 1924, the school was disestablished but then reopened in 1934 as the Naval Finance and Supply School in Philadelphia. The school then merged with the Supply Corps Reserve Officer School in 1941. In 1945, the school was moved to Bayonne, New Jersey, where it operated until 1954, then relocated to Athens, Georgia, where it remained until December 2010.The Navy Supply Corps School officially opened its doors in January 2011 at its current location in Newport. The building is named after Vice Adm. Kenneth R. Wheeler, the 31st chief of Supply Corps and former World War II prisoner of war. His distinction in many crucial roles earned him a third star in January 1973, at which time he was designated vice chief of naval material, becoming the principal adviser to the legendary Adm. Isaac Kidd Jr., and exercising authority over six deputy chiefs and six systems commanders. Wheeler retired in September 1974 after 35 years of service.The Wheeler Center is a 58,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art facility with 11 electronic classrooms, two video tele-training rooms, a multipurpose room that can be separated into three classrooms and nine breakout discussion rooms. Additionally, there is a mock ship’s store, barbershop, shipboard galley, storeroom, laundry and a Navy Cash laboratory used to introduce the students to what they might expect during their first tour as division officers afloat.The mission of the Navy Supply Corps School is to develop Navy Supply Corps officers and other logistics professionals through integrated education and training while building their personal, professional and leadership competencies to meet current and future global defense challenges. As the initial training site for new Supply Corps officers, the basic qualification course and basic qualification course Navy Reserves teaches the fundamentals of supply and logistics. The curriculum includes training in supply management, food service, retail operations, disbursing, and leadership and management. Officers returning to the fleet to take charge of an afloat supply department attend the supply officer department head course or senior supply officer department head courses to review supply fundamentals.Other courses include: joint aviation supply and maintenance material management, introduction to expeditionary logistics, transportation of hazardous material, the relational supply force level course and reserve supply management advanced refresher training. The school also partners with international military and civilian management programs to offer the international officer supply basic course, international logistics executive advanced development and advanced management program.The Navy Supply Corps School trains more than 2,400 students every year. The training is delivered in-resident and through distance learning via a mobile training team or video tele-training.last_img read more

Sports and Recreation

first_imgWhether you’re looking to take ghost tour or go behind the scenes of a NASCAR race, Craven County offers a variety of recreational opportunities.Charlotte Motor Speedway5555 Concord Parkway SConcord, NC 28027 800-455-3267www.charlottemotorspeedway.comVisitors can attend one-of-a-kind race spectacles such as the Coca-Cola 600, NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race & Bank of America 500; take behind-the-scenes speedway and race shop tours; and drive an 800-horsepower stock car. The 167,000-seat facility also hosts numerous other events including three of the nation’s largest car shows; a 10-week series of Legends Car, Bandolero and Thunder Roadster racing; and the Richard Petty Driving Experience.Ghosts of New Bernwww.ghostsofnewbern.comDiscover if ghosts really do exist as you walk through the historic district of New Bern. Candle-lit lanterns add to the experience as a knowledgeable guide shares the stories of the ghosts that haunt the homes and buildings as well as the paranormal investigations that have been held. Family friendly and wheelchair friendly make the tour perfect for everyone. Visit the website for more information on this walking tour.GolfStep to the tee among stunning mountains, rolling hills or beautiful beaches. North Carolina offers 400-plus golf courses across the state with temperatures that allow play year-round. A variety of public and country club courses are available in Craven County, including the Rees Jones-designed Emerald Golf Club, named one of the top 50 courses in the Southeast by Golf Weekly; the challenging Carolina Colours Golf Course that appeals to all handicap levels; and the resort-style Harbour Pointe Golf Club where golfers can enjoy a unique natural setting of picturesque coastal marsh lands. For a full list of public and private courses in North Carolina, visit’s Farm and Petting Zoo5255 N.C. Highway 55 WCove City, NC 28523’s Farm and Petting Zoo is a working farm, inviting visitors since 1999 to see the family-run operation and to feed and pet farmyard and exotic animals. Situated about 20 minutes west of New Bern, Kirkman’s Farm demonstrates preparing the fields, planting, fertilizing and harvesting corn, wheat, rye, oats, hay and pumpkins. Besides seeing the farming activities and machinery, you can enjoy the farm’s goats, potbelly pigs, rabbits, ponies, cows, a miniature donkey, ostriches, an emu, a rhea and more.Lions Water Adventure2602 W. Vernon Ave.Kinston, NC 28504 252-939-1330www.lionswateradventure.comLion’s Water Adventure is in Kinston, 35 miles from New Bern. The water park has three water slides, a kiddie lagoon, lazy river, lap pool and therapeutic pool, shady bungalow to view the lazy river and locker/changing room area. Lion’s Water Adventure is open daily from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Visit the website for more information.Lynnwood Park Zoo1071 Wells RoadJacksonville, NC 28540 910-938-5848www.lynnwoodparkzoo.comLynnwood Park Zoo sits on a 10-acre parcel with a 1/2-acre pond next to the picnic area. It is the only animal exhibiting facility in Onslow County and the Camp Lejeune area. The zoo displays over 80 animal exhibits with many species ranging from zebras, antelopes, potbellied pigs and skunks to alligators, pythons, box turtles and barn owls. Tours are available for groups of 20 or more. The zoo closes in the winter.North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores1 Roosevelt Blvd.Pine Knoll Shores, NC 28512 North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores has something for the whole family to enjoy. Watch river otters play. Touch a stingray. Look a shark in the eye. Explore shipwrecks — without getting wet. See a rare white sea turtle. Thousands of aquatic animals take you on a journey from the state’s grand peaks to the open Atlantic. For more information on hours and ticket prices, visit the aquarium’s website.last_img read more

Lackland Air Force Base: In-Depth Welcome Center (2021 Edition)

first_imgLackland Air Force Base Barber ShopsBarber Shop Locations & HoursMain Exchange1385 Reese StreetBldg. 1385Phone: 1 (210) 673-5252Hours:Monday through Saturday – 0800-1900Sunday – 1000-1800Hair Studio1385 Reese StreetBldg. 1385Phone: 1 (210) 674-1341Hours: Monday through Sunday 1000-1700Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical CenterBldg. 4554Phone: 1 (210) 674-1019Hours:Monday through Friday – 1000-1400Saturday and Sunday – ClosedServices Bldg. 7025 SouthPhone: 1 (210) 673-2110Hours: Monday through Sunday 1000-1700Exchange Troop Services-NorthBldg. 10345Phone: 1 (210) 673-4018Hours: Monday through Sunday 1000-1800Stylique SalonExchange Troop Services-NorthBldg. 10345Phone: 1 (210) 670-9956Hours:Monday through Thursday – 1430-1800Friday through Sunday – 1000-1800Security Hill ServicesBldg. 2017Phone: 1 (210) 923-9405Hours:Monday through Friday – 0900-1500Saturday through Sunday – CLOSED Where Should I Live Near Lackland Air Force Base?What Schools are Near Lackland Air Force Base?What’s the Weather Like in Lackland Air Force Base?Things to Do Near Lackland Air Force BaseWhere is Lackland Air Force Base?Lackland AFB Visitor Center2602 Luke BlvdLackland AFB, TX 78236Phone: 1 (210)-671-1110Lackland Air Force Base Installation MapLackland Air Force Base DirectionsLackland is a quick twenty minute drive from downtown San Antonio.Public TransportationThe Greyhound bus station in San Antonio is twenty minutes away as well.San Antonio International AirportFrom the San Antonio International Airport, a cab from the terminal can get you there in under a half hour.AmtrakIf you’re arriving by Amtrak train, the San Antonio station serves many cities, and features the Texas Eagle, a train with daily routes from Chicago, Austin, and Dallas.Driving Directions from the NorthTake I-35 South to I-10Continue onto US-90 WTake the exit toward Texas 13 Loop/Military Dr/Lackland A.F.BMerge onto U.S. 90 Access RdContinue onto Enrique M. Barrera Pkwy/W US Hwy 90Turn left onto W Military DrDriving Directions from the EastTake I-10 W to US-90 WFollow steps 2-6 aboveDriving Directions from the WestTake TX-55 S to US-90 ETake the exit toward TX-13Loop/Military Dr/Lackland AFBMerge onto U.S. 90 Access Rd/W US Hwy 90Turn right onto W Military Dr IntroductionWelcome to Lackland Air Force Base, “Gateway to the Air Force.” Part of Joint Base San Antonio, Lackland AFB is an enclave inside the city of San Antonio in Bexar County, Texas. The base encompasses 4.23 square miles of land, with a population of around ten thousand as of the 2010 census. Lackland AFB was originally built during World War II and is now home to Air Force Basic Training and operated by Air Education and Training Command. During the day, over thirty thousand people can be found working inside the base. The installation is home to numerous training and rec facilities, offices, and housing quarters. Lackland AFB houses a 3,529 meter runway that it shares jointly with the city of San Antonio.Continue reading for our in-depth guide on Lackland AFB to help aid you in your transition to your new base home.Where Is Lackland Air Force Base?Google Map ViewGetting There – Directions to the BaseEntering Lackland Air Force Base and Base AmenitiesCheck-in Procedures for Incoming PersonnelLackland Air Force Base Visitor CenterLackland Air Force Base DEERS OfficeLackland Air Force Base Gate HoursLackland Air Force Base CommissaryLackland Air Force Base ExchangeLackland Air Force Base Barber ShopsLackland Air Force Base Post OfficeLackland Air Force Base Finance OfficeLackland Air Force Base Legal OfficeLackland Air Force Base LibraryLackland Air Force Base Hotels Entering Lackland Air Force Base and Base AmenitiesTo enter Lackland AFB, you’ll need your military ID. Your spouse will need their dependent ID card. If you don’t have those, you’ll have to show your driver’s license. And be prepared with your vehicle registration and insurance, because you may be asked for those as well. If you’re arriving in a rental car, then the rental paperwork will do the trick.Check-in Procedures for Incoming PersonnelReport to your Commander’s Support Staff to sign in to the base.Visitors Reception Center – Airmans Gate – Lackland AFB2602 Luke BlvdLackland AFB, TX 78236Phone: 1 (210) 671-6174Lackland Air Force Base Visitor CenterFamily and friends visiting for graduation or other events must stop here first to pick up their passes. Make sure to follow the procedure and fill out JBSANANTONIO Form 7 to obtain permission for sponsored visitors to enter the base. You can find Form 7, as well as the base firearm policy, here.Lackland Air Force Base Visitor Center2602 Luke BlvdLackland AFB, TX 78236Phone: 1 (210) 671-6174Lackland Air Force Base DEERS OfficeCheck your ID status or get a dependent ID card renewal. Make an appointment online or use their walk-in service.Lackland Air Force Base DEERS Office1561 StewartLackland AFB, TX 78236Phone: 1 (210) 671-6006Lackland Air Force Base DEERS Office HoursMonday through Friday – 0930 – 1600Lackland Air Force Base Gate HoursLuke East Gate: 24/7Luke VCC: CLOSEDValley Hi Gate: 24/7McMullen Gate: 24/7Chapman Annex Gate: 24/7Selfridge West Gate: CLOSEDSelfridge East Gate: CLOSEDLuke West Gate: CLOSEDSecurity Hill Gate: Monday – CLOSED. Tuesday through Friday – 0600 – 1800.Growdon Gate/Commercial: Monday – CLOSED. Tuesday through Friday – 0500 – 1800.Lackland Air Force Base CommissaryShop for groceries, pick up prescriptions, or place special orders for parties or events. Check out their bi-weekly sales flyer for current deals.Lackland Air Force Base Commissary2250 Foulois StreetBldg. 8400JBSA Lackland, TX 78236-1039Phone: 1 (210) 671-2837Lackland Air Force Base Commissary HoursMonday through Friday – 0900-2000Saturday – 0800-1800Sunday – 0900-1800Lackland Air Force Base ExchangeStop by for the food court, barbershop, tactical gear from the largest military clothing store in the Air Force, and much more.Lackland Air Force Base Exchange1385 Reese StreetBuilding #1385JBSA-Lackland, TX 78236-0000Phone: 1 (210) 674-6465Lackland AFB Exchange HoursMonday through Thursday – 0900-1800Friday and Saturday – 0900-1900Sunday and Holidays – 1000-1800 Lackland Air Force Base Post OfficeMail letters and packages, access your PO Box, buy stamps, or renew your passport. Whatever your mailing needs, the USPS at Lackland can help.Lackland AFB Post Office2261 Hughes Ave.JBSA-Lackland, TX 78236Phone: 1 (210)-671-0952Hours:Monday through Friday – 0830 to 1630Saturday – 0930 to 1430Sunday – ClosedLackland Air Force Base Finance OfficeLet the on-base finance office help you with planning for your future. Don’t wait until retirement to start saving. Professional financial advice is available to you and your family whenever you need it.Lackland AFB Finance Office1561 Stewart StreetBldg. 5616JBSA-Lackland, TX 78236-0000Phone: 1 (210) 652-1851Lackland AFB Finance Office HoursMonday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday – 0800 – 1500Wednesday – 0800 – 1400Lackland Air Force Base Legal OfficeAt the AFB Legal office, legal advice is available to all Airmen and their spouses and families. Here, the Judge Advocate can assist with aspects of military law, civil law, contract law, and more. Walk-ins available for notary and powers of attorney: Monday through Friday – 0830 to 1630.Lackland AFB Legal Office1701 Kenly Ave., STE 134Lackland AFB, TX 78236Phone: 1 (210) 671-3362Hours: By Appointment OnlyLackland Air Force Base LibraryThe library at Lackland offers all the services you can expect from a civilian library, including book lending and story time for children. In addition, a library edition of is available, as well as online brain training, entrepreneurial and business guides, subscriptions to consumer reports and other magazines, homework help services, and countless other resources.Lackland AFB Library1930 George AveJBSA Lackland Air Force Base, Tx 78236Phone: 1 (210) 671-3610Hours:Monday through Friday – 1100 – 1600Saturday and Sunday – CLOSEDStorytime – Tuesdays at 1000Lackland Air Force Base HotelsTravelodge by Wyndham San Antonio Lackland AFB120 Rustleaf and SW Military Dr.San Antonio, TX 78242Phone: 1 (210) 645-1561OYO Hotel San Antonio Lackland Air Force Base West100, Valley Hi Dr.San Antonio, TX 78227Phone: 1 (210) 319-5660Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Lackland AFB (San Antonio), TX6502 Enrique M Barrera ParkwaySan Antonio, TX 78227Phone: 1 (210) 678-0444Hot Tip: Download MyBaseGuide’s Lackland Air Force Base Military Relocation Guide for information about hotels nearby.Where Should I Live Near Lackland Air Force Base?There are many factors that go into a decision about where to live. You and your family will have to weigh the pros and cons, such as proximity to base, cost of entry for a particular city or neighborhood, the available amenities, schools, and so on.Cities Near Lackland AFBThe base resides inside the city of San Antonio and therefore is smack dab in the middle of a major American metropolis. There are several areas and neighborhoods around the city just outside the base and beyond. The surrounding area includes multiple smaller cities and satellite communities within easy commute of Lackland. For a home with a small-town feel, check out one of the census-designated communities around the base.Best Places to Live Near Lackland Air Force BaseSan AntonioSan Antonio was founded in 1718 and is the city with the seventh-largest population in the U.S. The city is divided into many diverse neighborhoods, each with its own feel. Downtown San Antonio is bustling with nightlife and popular hangouts for the more city focused singles, whereas North Central is home to many middle class and upper class enclaves. Some of the best places to look first in terms of price and amenities are Oakland Estates, Northeast Inner Loop, and Helotes.Universal CityAdjacent to Randolph Air Force Base, Universal City is under forty minutes from Lackland and home to a diverse population of around twenty thousand people. There are multiple schools to choose from, including a community college for higher ed., parks, golf courses, and more.SomersetJust a twenty minute drive from base, Somerset is a former oil boom town-turned-city with a population under two thousand. The two square miles that encompass Somerset contain a school district, a city pool, and multiple options for affordable housing.La VerniaTo escape the hustle and bustle of the base and Greater San Antonio, consider settling down in a place like La Vernia. Technically a city, La Vernia has just under a thousand residents and just over three hundred households. It’s home to a cultural museum offering exhibits on the history of the area, its own school district, and a handful of large employers. La Vernia is a forty minute drive east of Lackland AFB.CastrovilleThe city of Castroville is a straight shot on US-90 W, thirty minutes from Lackland. A rich cultural history comes from the original Alsatian immigrants who settled the area. The city is full of unique architecture due to its heritage, and recreation options like picnicking and hiking are available at Castroville Regional Park. On hot days, take the family for a swim in Paradise Canyon. Museums and historic houses like the Landmark Inn and Steinbach house offer a wealth of culture for everyone to enjoy.Hot Tip: Look for Lackland Air Force Base homes and apartments for rent or sale, and find BAH, PCS, TLA & ETS military housing information at Air Force Base SchoolsLackland Independent School District is home to Lackland Elementary School, serving grades Pre-K through five, and Stacey Junior-Senior High School, serving grades six through twelve. Special education needs are served in coordination with Ft. Sam Houston and Randolph Field school districts. San Antonio Independent School District includes several closeby schools and neighboring districts include Northside Independent School District, Medina Independent School District, and Edgewood Independent School District. Options for daycare around Lackland include HOP TOTS Daycare and Gateway Child Development Center, both in San Antonio.Lackland Air Force Base WeatherSan Antonio is hot for most of the year and barely goes below the 50s except in winter. The humidity is usually high and cloud coverage is often sparse. The sun is very strong on most days, so make sure to apply loads of sunscreen. You can find a full weather breakdown here.Things to Do on Lackland AFBLackland is a paradise for those with fitness on their minds. The base is home to six fitness centers. From aquatics to weight lifting, you’ll find everything you need to keep in shape. Close by Fort Sam Houston Outdoor Recreation Center is home to all of your camping, fishing, and other outdoor needs. The San Antonio metro is packed full of culture to take in, with its many museums and historic places such as the Alamo. Shopping-wise, there are also tons of options, like the Shops at Rivercenter in San Antonio itself.For all the best things to find around Lackland, check out this guide on 31 of the Best Things to do on Lackland AFB.Hot Tip: Connect with military-trusted businesses and deals exclusively for Lackland Air Force Base at MyBaseGuide.ConclusionLackland AFB inside the San Antonio metro area is packed full of things to do and experience. Inside this major American city, one can find almost anything available to them. From affordable to upscale dining, housing, entertainment, and urban to rural living options, one really can carve out whatever kind of lifestyle they could possibly want. Before moving, make sure to keep up with any travel restrictions that may affect you.The appearance of U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) visual information does not imply or constitute DoD endorsement.last_img read more


first_imgPat McQuaid, President of the International Cycling Union (UCI), stands unopposed for reelection this September, clearing the way for him to be elected onto the International Olympic Committee.”It is a vote of confidence from the national federations around the world,” Pat McQuaid said in a telephone interview with The New York Times. ”I’m happy that I don’t have to fight what could be a divisive campaign over the next couple of months and I can concentrate on developing a program for the next four years.”The UCI will vote to confirm his reelection during it’s annual congress this September. Reelection would also pave the way for him to join the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in October. He’s won praise from IOC president Jacques Rogge for pioneering the biological passport program to combat doping. McQuaid says his involvement in the IOC would be important for continued support of the four cycling programs (road, track, mountain biking, BMX) in the Olympics.last_img read more

Pretend You’re In the Industry at Outerbike – Interbike for the Masses

first_imgDon’t let that giant “2011” on the poster fool you, this event is coming up at the end of September. What’s Outerbike? Well, basically it’s a caravan of some of cycling’s biggest brands packing up from Interbike, driving to Moab and setting up so you can ride all the latest and greatest while being pampered by Mark and the rest of the fine folks at Western Spirit.We get a fair number of calls from readers asking our opinion on bikes, and generally our response is the same: Head to your local shops and ride as many different bikes as you can. Well, here’s your chance to ride all the new models you’re likely to be considering back to back to back. Oh, and it’s in Moab. And it’s cheap considering the food and service you’ll be getting from Western Spirit.Full details after the break…From Outerbike:Thinking about a new bike?The world’s best bike companies are coming to Moab with their 2011 bikes and you can ride them all. Outerbike is a four-day event September 30-October 3rd. Cost is $150 for all four days, which includes bike demos, lunch, shuttles and schwag. From the event site there are 5 mountain bike loops and a paved road bike path that you can take to either Arches or Canyonlands National Park. Attendance will be capped to make sure there are plenty of bikes.Beyond the RidesThere will be all kinds of extras like on-site daycare, a free women’s skills clinic, movie premieres on Friday night and a pub crawl on Saturday where you could win a Western Spirit trip for 10! And, all the bike companies are bringing their athletes and product designers– so not only do you get to ride all the bikes you usually just get to read about –you can also meet the people who dreamed them up.The Bike CompaniesOuterbike exhibitors include: Rocky Mountain, Maverick, Santa Cruz, Yeti, Fuji, Breezer, Fox, Pivot, Marin, Ibis, Cannondale, Turner, Trek, Intense, Haro, Kona, Masi, Marzocchi, Specialized, Norco, and GT.More info and registration at outerbike.comlast_img read more

Are you a Surly Superfan? Spread the Love with $150 Off Your Next Bike! Surly bikes are a bit of an anomaly in the bike industry. Never ones to follow the trends of the next “game changing” bicycle design, Surly has simply stuck with quality steel bikes that are fun to ride. Whether it’s a cargo bike, a fat bike, or just a mountain bike, you could say they are a fan of the KISS principle and are well, kind of surly about it.Even with numerous high end bikes flowing in and our of the Bikerumor offices, a Surly Pugsley that I bought years ago is still hanging on the wall. You could say I was introduced corrupted at an early age while working at the shop of Yafro’s father, but there has always been at least one Surly in the collection. But I know I an not unique. Surly has built their brand on legions of devoted followers who also like simple, fun, steel bikes that don’t cost a fortune.As a way of saying thanks to their Superfans, Surly is offering an impressive $150 off any Surly complete bike at your local bike store, or in stock at QBP. Unfortunately, the deal is only valid in the United States, and you have until April 1st, 2015 to cash in. Check out the coupon after the break.last_img read more

EB13: Fizik Unveils New Triathlon, Mountain Bike Saddles, Plus New Road, Tri & MTB…

first_imgThe M5 mountain bike shoes and K1 triathlon shoe get new colors.The new K5 tri shoe comes with a nylon carbon outsole and gets a massive heel loop for easier foot insertion. There’s also a rubber triangle on the inside end of the main strap, keeping it floating above the Velcro at the end, so it’s easy to find and rip open as you come into T2.A new black color in the R3 road shoe is better for wet dirty roads than the white. The R3 Donna (background) gets updated with a lighter, more breathable mesh on the outside.R5 gets a new white and black color as well as a new nylon carbon outsole that’s a bit stiffer thanks to a higher percentage of carbon. It also looks cleaner.NEW 2014 FIZIK SADDLESThe new Tritone saddle is aimed at triathletes and time trialists. It uses a truncated nose but retains UCI legality.It comes with the accessories mounts, which holds a tube, CO2 canister and two water bottles (cages and bottles sold separately).They’ll still offer the Arione K-series (formerly Arione Tri 2) saddles, too.New Volta is an entirely new shape that’s modeled after classic saddles with a very rounded profile. They’ve always had very flat tail sections, which keeps the spine static. The rounded shape makes it so the spine will see more movement. The large surface area Ella spread the load of your weight.The shell builds in their Twin Flex center section and mildly flexible sides. Out in October in full carbon fiber R1 trim, and an R3 will come in the spring. Claimed weight is 165g.The Thar is a new saddle that’s designed for 29er riders, very similar to the Tundra in shape. Their research shows that 29er riders typically sit further back. So, they redesigned the rails to help them get the saddle further forward, and made the nose a bit stubbier so it looks right. It gets the same one-piece rail as the Kurve with an adjustable front mount to set the tension on the top of the saddle.The Antares gets new cover designs and adds their Wing Flex, but the shape stays the same. Naming scheme changes, too. It’s now R1 at the top, then R3 and R3 K:ium.The Tundra mountain bike saddle gets the same changes, but with names starting with “M”, dropping all the way down to an M5.2014 FIZIK COMPONENTSAnnounced previously, the component line gets official and carries over the Spine Concept fit theories used on the saddles. The Cyrano seatpost has been out for a while, so the stems and handlebars are what’s really new. Bar widths are normal, it’s the reach and drop that’s a bit unique. The Snake has the deepest drop and longest reach, the Bull has the shortest and shallowest, and the Chameleon slithers somewhere between the two. Widths are 40/42/44 cm.The 00 level will be the best and use hi-mod carbon. The R1, shown, uses UD carbon. R3 is alloy, and you can use clip on tri extensions on the R1 and R3, not the 00.The stem only comes in R1 trim with an alloy body and ti hardware. They run 70/90/100/110/120/130 lengths and have 7° and 20° rise options.Seatpost gets aesthetic updates, but is functionally the same. One little known feature is that you can dial the angle up enough to actually spin the post 180° in the frame to get a negative offset. Fizik is adding options for just about all the touch points on your bike, from shoes to saddles, and they’re finally ready to go live with their cockpit parts.Starting with the footwear, there are new and/or updated options for road, triathlon and mountain bike. The M3 (above) is a new mountain bike shoe that’s lighter than the M1 since it loses the heat moldable insole, kangaroo leather and replaceable treads. It gets a carbon sole, lighter rubber toe protection and a sleeker buckle. Claimed weight is 280g for a 43.Step past the break for the full collection…last_img read more

IB15: Sapim CX-Carbon spokes bring full composite construction to wheel building

first_img3.00g4.11g4.86g The head of the spoke has a 4.5mm bulb that needs to be trapped inside the hub somehow, which is a common design used by Mavic and others. But the shape is unique, so the hub needs to be designed specifically for these spokes. The new Sapim CX-Carbon is billed as the stiffest and lightest aero spoke ever, and with a weight of just 3g each, they’re backing that up.The construction is full carbon fiber until the very end, where there’s a bonded stainless CX-Ray threaded end that uses a standard nipple. So, they can be built to any rim, but for now they’ll have to be built with a specific new hub set from Edco. The Swiss wheel and component brand co-developed the spoke with Sapim and is featuring it on a very lightweight new wheelset we’ll cover separately.Assuming other hub manufacturers come on board, aftermarket retail price will be around $16 per spoke when they come out in early March 2016. The first batch will be sent to builders they’re familiar with to get their feedback, but eventually they should make their way to the rest of us. CX-CarbonCX-SuperCX-Raycenter_img It’s at least 25% lighter than their other spokes, which is the main benefit, but they’re also about 10% stronger, which means they can be built into a stronger wheel. They have virtually zero elongation, so you could use a very high tension, but they say it should be tensioned like a normal spoke so it doesn’t rip your rim apart. They also say it’ll make for a comparatively stiff wheel, so it’s designed for crits or climbing, not cruising all day fondos. For comparison: The spoke is 3.0mm round just above the head, then flattens to a 3.0×1.9 oval shape, then round again to 3.5mm diameter before the 14G threaded insert.Why? Because they could, and they want to remain at the top of the spoke industry in terms of technology and reputation. And hell, because it’s freakin’ cool.Sapim.belast_img read more