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Skating 104 miles then 125 miles on the American Tobacco Trail, Durham NC

Well it's my last chance to tell a story before we get the news from Montréal about the 24-hour skate race and see how Mark, Brian, Marcia and others did. My story is a much less dramatic one, but kind of fun anyway.

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Stretching for Speed

I ran across this link to Bont's site the other day on a skate forum. I realize many of you may already be doing a lot of these stretches in your warm up routine, but many of the new people to skating and this site might find a stretch or two they could add to theirs.

http://www.bont.com/news/featurearticles/stretching/stretching.htm

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Inline Skaters Get Great Tour de France TV Coverage and Comments

Just a quick note to say that on today's stage of the Tour de France, some inline skaters made the video coverage and were even commented upon favorably by Phil Liggett (and maybe by Paul Sherwen too).

The first view was of the solo race leader with a solo skater in a low race position making good time on a road parallel to the TdF course.

The second view a few minutes later was of four skaters on the parallel road, behind the full peloton, with fields of sunflowers in the foreground and between the two roads.

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Tour to Tanglewood 2007 Bike Ride Inline Skate for Multiple Sclerosis

2007.09.15 8:00 am
2007.09.16 2:00 pm
US/Eastern

Come skate or ride with well over a thousand cyclists and roadskaters as we raise money for the National MS Society and its local chapter. There's much more to say but not for now as I'm going to go skate!

Meanwhile check these roadskater.net links:

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Stained Glass Colors and Churches in Prague

Rambling blogging and reminiscences follow, mostly triggered by Blake's comment on stained glass colors. It got me thinking of the glass in St. Vitus Cathedral in Prague, begun in the 14th century but not completed for almost 600 years.

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Russian Champs Coach Ice-Skating & Ice-Dance Clinics 2007, Maryland

If you're near the DC area this summer, you may be interested in the ice-dance clinics being coached by:

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Sign Up Now for the Next Skate Strong Workshop! (August 18 2007 Raleigh NC)

I'd like to start getting an idea of how many people will be taking my next workshop. It will be held on Saturday, August 18th. The location will most likely be the same as last time -- Reedy Creek Elementary School. The feedback from the first one was pretty good. I'd encourage anyone that attended the first one to post their thoughts so that others might sign up...

 

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Tour de France 2007 Streaming Video Free TV & Heart Rate Monitoring

For those who don't have cable television but do have high-speed internet, here are some links that may (or may not) work for you to watch some worldwide television. Currently, of course, this is of interest because of the Tour de France. Look below for some links to the live data for GPS (location), power, heartrate and more. It's amazing to watch the video as the riders pass through a town and make a turn and to see this happen on the Google map while viewing HRM data.

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T2T Elon Bike Shop Training Ride

Saturday was my first foray into over the road skating in a couple of years, and hey, it felt wonderful. I'm retraining my body to relax and go with the pack flow on the downhills, still some trepidation there. If I don't fill comfortable, I just backoff and go into solo aerobrake mode.

It was Blake, Elizabeth, Melinda, Andy, and me in the group. Although Blake was suffering boot/foot problems, which as we all know can be agony, a good time was had by all over the pleasant route. Thanks to Blake for the encouragement to get on the road again.

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The Secret to Weight Loss and Maintaining Your Target Weight

Whilst snooping around the personal finance and get-out-of-debt blogs, I tapped into the personal weight-loss blogs. In following the ADHD links to the maze of other such webpages, I found some funny blog titles, like "Over 40, in debt and overweight". Yes, in 2007 there are countless people still struggling in vain to lose excess weight. They all seem to believe that food deprivation and other people's idea of exercise are the only solutions. Will this hopelessly cruel and debilitating cycle ever end?

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Hey, Entrepreneurs: Free Seminars

I followed a link to the Small Business Center at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College because they're offering two seminars on biodiesel fuel, which is what I'm working with in my current graduate research.

Help I cracked a frame

I am in desperate need of some help and advice.  This morning after my 21.5 mile morning skate, I was checking my wheels because I had a very difficult time keeping my skate from rolling to the inside edge.  I noticed the frame was crakced where the bolt attaches to the boot and the frame had slipped all the way to the inside edge of my boot.  I am attempting to mend the crack with a very

Philly Free Skate

Philadelphia is always a fun skate.  Today's 10AM "Philly Free Skate" led by Doug was no exception.  While this was my only skate of the weekend event, it was well worth my hour trip into the city.  I don't know how many skaters were there, but I met folks from DC to Canada.  NYC was well represented and always a pleasure to see.

Equipment: Men vs. Women-Wheels

Skates are primarily designed by men for men, and I have found a leading manufacturer that agrees with me.  Frames are super stiff; wheels are super hard.  A typical male skater has a few pounds on the average female skater.  Frames that flex sooner and wheels that are slightly softer are more apt to be friendlier to women.  We could also think of this in terms of skater weight rather than sex, and then we would need to take into account the actual strength of the push, etc.  Skater ability will always create even more variables as well as what each skater is able to tolerate in ter

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You Have Comfy Old Skates: Would you Still Buy a Newer, Prettier Pair?

If your old or present boots feel as comfy as a memory-foam mattress, would you still (or have you ever) shell(ed) out $500+ for a new pair, because you like how they look?

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