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Shani Davis Shows How to Skate: Full Extension, Heel Push

Check out this article on Shani Davis, who was amazing last year in the World Cup season (indoor long track) and has taken three of four individual events in his specialties this year already. The news may be aimed at the X vs. Y junk (now that elections are mostly over) between Davis and Hedrick, who joined with Trevor Marsicano to place 2nd in the team pursuit, but the most important part may be the photo (apparently from the 2006 Olys, eh?).

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Heerenveen
Netherlands
52° 57' 23.5044" N, 5° 55' 34.3884" E
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Tour de Georgia 2009 Pro Cycling Race Flats Out

It looks like I'll have a bit of extra free time, sadly, and a bit less life, particularly the life of watching cycling via internet streaming video...for 2009 at least. In the year that Lance Armstrong may be coming back, it seems he won't be coming back to the Tour de Georgia because it won't be there according to the foundation that owns the tour. 

Location

Switchbacks on NC-184 Beech Mountain Parkway Beech Mountain, North Carolina
United States
36° 10' 51.366" N, 81° 52' 17.2884" W
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Greensboro Downtown Greenway Plan Includes 40-Foot Stainless Steel Rod Artwork

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United States
36° 3' 47.1672" N, 79° 47' 57.606" W
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Carolina Century 2008 Photos 102-Mile Bike Ride Inline Skate Roadskate Greensboro NC

Check out my 570 photos from the Carolina Century at: http://roadskater.net/photos/carolina-century-2008-greensboro-nc-102-mil... The photos are from three cameras in time sequence, the vast majority (510) from my road cam and the rest at the start/finish at Gospel Baptist Church. Here's the kmz file for Google Earth for 510 geolocated thumbnails from my road cam (additional photos available on the above collection):

Location

Bethany FIre Station Rest Stop 2 Bethany, North Carolina
United States
36° 18' 40.5612" N, 79° 50' 55.4748" W
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Carolina Century Rest Stop One Skater Host's Photos

Hi to all. Some of the first photos to show up are the ones by Amy in charge of the 12- and 63-mile Rest Stop, who was ably assisted by many, most notably by her mom, Margaret. Thank you both for making it possible for me to sleep a bit in the days leading up to the RSNCC, knowing Scalesville Fire Station was covered. You helped me feel good enough to skate on the day, too, so thanks! Check out the pics. I took around 700, so it'll be awhile! http://sk8orbike.com/SkatePictures/Forms/AllItems.aspx

Location

Scalesville Fire Station
1800 Scalesville Road
Summerfield, North Carolina
United States
36° 13' 35.5944" N, 79° 51' 51.768" W
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Mark Sibert Rolls in First Among Inline Skaters as Roadskater.net Carolina Century Raises $1025 for Charity

For those who don't know we had 8 skaters (4 from Georgia, 4 from NC) and 57 cyclists at the inaugural Roadskater.net Carolina Century (carolinacentury.com), which raised $1025 after expenses. The proceeds will be donated in the names of the volunteers to the MS society (or at their option to select charity cycling events that benefit individuals with sudden catastrophic challenges in their lives).

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A beautiful spot on the Carolina Century 2008 51/102 milers
United States
36° 18' 4.3092" N, 79° 53' 34.0332" W
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Carolina Century Inline Skate Bike Ride 2008 Report: 102 Leaf-Catching Miles

It's an idiotic compulsion of mine to buy new speedskate boots and skate 102 miles on them three weeks later. I love it so much I've done it twice: once in 2003 at Cruisin' in the Country in Claxton, Georgia, and once this past weekend in the smooth Piedmont of North Carolina at the first-ever Carolina Century to benefit MS. Other than earning myself a nice set of double-ankle-bones, I had an easier time skating for 10 hours than I had anticipated.

A2A 2008-52 miles


the basics:
4th place OA
2nd place in AG
time of 3:35 @ 14.9 MPH

So let's rewind to last year.

I dragged in second place overall AND the 3rd place OA is a good friend of mine that i know i can beat any given day. so last year i decided i was racing the 52 mile option (out of a choice of 38, 52, 87).

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Indie bookstore opens in Glenwood neighborhood in "city of writers" Greensboro NC

A story in today's local paper details a new independent literary bookstore that has just opened in the resurgent Glenwood neighborhood of our fair city.

Pretty good reading. I'll have to pay a visit sometime.

That will change Saturday, with the opening of the city’s first independent bookstore in six years, Glenwood Community Book Shop.

Location

Glenwood Community Book Shop
1206 Grove Street
Greensboro, North Carolina
United States
36° 3' 12.2688" N, 79° 48' 43.0884" W
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Dopers, Testers, Tests, Lance Armstong, Tour de France, Vuelta, Giro, Garmin-Chipotle

Well the Tour de France route for 2009 has come out, and there's some new old stuff, like the Team Time Trial is back. Some say this makes Lance Armstrong more likely to show up, some say less, and he seems to want some assurances from the organizers about respectful treatment or some such.

Meanwhile Contador sounded welcoming at first, but lately perhaps less so, and Vino's name has surfaced as well. Nothing solid here from me...just some impressions.

Location

Avenue des Champs-Elysées
Paris 75008
France
48° 52' 11.2836" N, 2° 18' 27.3096" E
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Skatin' Ain't Cyclin' but Draftin' is Still Draftin' Even on Hills! Cycling, Maybe Inline Skating, the Big Hills

Well not much to say here but there was a pretty interesting little piece in VeloNews wherein they attempted to answer whether drafting was a good idea on hills or is it just down to the power of the individual skater...i typed that but i meant...cyclist.

Unfinished business in Georgia!

The A2A Story from a first timer who did not cross the finish line. BUMMER!!!

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Roadskater.net Carolina Century Roadskate and Bike Ride for Charity Welcomes Inline Skaters and Cyclists November 8 2008

2008.11.08 8:30 am
2008.11.08 6:00 pm
US/Eastern

We're hard at work on the 2nd Annual Carolina Century for MS 102/51/31/21-miler with 10 hours of support for those of you who want a nice leisurely century on 2 or more wheels. This year's date is Oct 24, 2009. More info soon. For now, here's what it was like last year.

Roadskater.net Carolina Century Roadskate and Bike Ride for Charity

The latest info on our skride will always be at CarolinaCentury.com (currently, this page).

Location

Gospel Baptist Church
5949 N Church St
Greensboro, North Carolina 27455
United States
36° 13' 31.3104" N, 79° 47' 27.5532" W
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