The Roanoker - July/August 2017 - 80
LIFESTYLE | BORDER SPRINGS FARM
CRAIG ROGERS FAST FACTS
* What he rides: Bianchi Zolder cyclocross bike for
gravel, Bianchi Infinito road bike, Bianchi Jab 29er
for biking around the pastures, and his original
Bianchi comfort bike.
* How he refuels after a long ride: Sautéed cabbage
At that point Rogers was riding over 250 miles a week.
Not only were the pounds falling off-over the past two
years he's shed over 100 pounds and 10 waistline inches,
all while never dieting-but, after just six months on
the bike, his doctor declared him diabetes-free. Rogers
reversed his most life-altering illness simply by discovering, as he tells it, "the joy in each big mountain climb."
with lamb sausage or simply a jar of kimchee
* Favorite kit: Anything Hincapie (he's a Hincapie
Ambassador), but especially his 2015 Hincapie Gran
Fondo kit that no longer fits (he's dropped from a
2XL to a size Large in the past year)
* Best ride near the farm: Any ride on the Blue
Ridge Parkway: from Meadows of Dan over Rocky
Knob to the north and Ground Hog Mountain to the
* Get social: Follow Craig Rogers's food & bike
adventures on Instagram @BorderSprings
80 | JULY/AUGUST 2017
WHAT HAPPENS AT LAMBSTOCK stays at
Lambstock, chefs often joke. It's a safe space for those in
the industry to relax and unwind free of the public's eye.
While every meal and snack is a treat prepared by teams
of camping chefs, there's also a stage with rotating sets of
visiting musicians, skeet shooting, farm tours, foraging
lessons and unlimited naps. As of this year, of course,
there are cycling trips every morning.
When Rogers invited Bryan Voltaggio seven years ago
to bring his staff to camp, roast a lamb, and enjoy the