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April 2009

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Challenge of the Centuries 2-Day Bike Ride Inline Skate, Hartwell, GA May 23-24, 2009

2009.05.23 6:00 am
2009.05.24 7:00 pm
US/Eastern

 

This year's Hartwell Challenge of the Centuries flyer mentions skaters. Under the 'Rider Comments' section is the quote: "I highly recommend it for skaters". The flyer also states "Open to cyclists and accomplished skaters". 

Location

United States
34° 21' 5.4864" N, 82° 55' 22.3032" W
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Texas Road Rash 2009

This weekend I raced in the Texas Road Rash marathon for the 3rd time. This is one of my favorite events and I was looking forward to going back to Austin, TX.

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MikeB warming up for a new season

MikeB warming up for a new season
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SkateStrong Inline Skating / Rollerblading Workshop: Sunday, May 17th in Raleigh, NC

2009.05.17 8:00 am
2009.05.17 5:00 pm
US/Eastern

The date for the next SkateStrong workshop has been decided, and it is:  Sunday, May 17thInformation on workshop can be found at:  http://www.skatestrong.com/

Location

Colonade II Office Park
8510 Colonnade Center Dr.
Raleigh, North Carolina 27615
United States
35° 53' 48.5304" N, 78° 38' 57.2064" W
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Universal Sports Brings Skating, Cycling, Olympic and International Human-Powered and Gravity Sports to Free Over-the-Air TV

It looks like those multiple extra over-the-air 24-hour weather channels may get some other use on free over the air digital television...long track speed skating, short track speed skating, cycling, ice hockey, marathons, track and field, even curling.

Location

Raleigh, North Carolina
United States
35° 46' 47.0928" N, 78° 38' 36.2904" W
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Raven Rock Ramble is May 3rd in Apex NC

2009.05.08 3:07 am
2009.05.08 3:16 pm
US/Eastern

The Raven Rock Ramble is May 3rd in Apex NC

 All the details can be found at  http://www.ravenrockramble.org/

As of 4/7/09 the registration is 82% filled!

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Pick your Inline Skate Races for 2009

Has anybody decided which skate 'races', events or marathons they are going to orient their training towards in 2009? Some that come to mind: Texas Roadrash, 24 Hr Roller Montreal, Napa Valley Marathon, Chicagoland Inline Marathon, Athens to Atlanta Roadskate, MS BB&T Tour to Tanglewood, NYC Marathon, NYC 100k, St. Paul Inline Marathon, Northshore...etc. Actually there are loads to pick from if you have the time and money for traveling and event fees.
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Watch Free P2P TV Live and On Demand Coverage of Cycling Tour Vuelta Ciclista al País Vasco (Euskal Herria, Basque Country) 2009

Today is a good chance to take a quick look at some cycling of the climbing sort starting at 9:45 a.m., or later if you want to see it on demand.

Locations

Stage 1 Start/Finish; Stage 2 Start Ataun, Guipuzcoa
Spain
43° 0' 25.704" N, 2° 10' 23.214" W
Stage 2 Finish; Stage 3 Start Villatuerta, Navarra
Spain
42° 39' 33.84" N, 1° 59' 38.2236" W
Stage 3 Finish; Stage 4 Start Éibar, Guipuzcoa
Spain
43° 11' 3.048" N, 2° 28' 23.8404" W
Stage 4 Finish; Stage 5 Start Güeñes, Vizcaya
Spain
43° 12' 37.1556" N, 3° 5' 43.1412" W
Stage 5 Finish; Stage 6 Start/Finish Zalla, Vizcaya
Spain
43° 11' 57.4944" N, 3° 8' 52.2636" W
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Help Needed: How to Loosen or Lube Notebook Hinges on HP Pavilion dv4340us dv4000 Laptop Series to Open and Close More Easily

Hey. I have a laptop where the hinges slowly have gotten ever stiffer until snap went the plastic that holds the brass nuts that hold the beautiful screen to the flimsy HP dv4340us notebook. I've repaired the power supply three times, and had to open the unit up a couple of times to retighten the screws that held the screen and top to the base, and eventually it all gave up and snapped. I tried marine epoxy to repair it, and it went ok considering the damage, but it couldn't hold, mainly because the hinges are so hard to operate.
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Go Conficker, or How Conficker (Downadup, Kido) Can Change Your Life, plus Help from Secunia PSI and Disabling AutoRun

I spent a little time on Conficker today and wanted to share a few links I found interesting or helpful. Nothing much. The biggest tip is to work from sites you trust to get info.

Let's let Conficker change our lives by taking a fresh look at our computers and ourselves in terms of security. And let's be careful with those cute USB key fob flash drives.

The US Computer Emergency Readiness Team has this advice on Conficker...3 things to do, basically, 1 you are possibly already doing...

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