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  • Reply to: local skating groups, when and where???   5 years 32 weeks ago

    Hey Junior! Still there?

    I built a platform and it's free to use. I put in as much time and effort as I am able and want to. When nobody thanks me for certain things, I sometimes quit doing them. When I need to make money, sometimes I do something else. 

    Try these too...

    Again, thanks for letting us know how you feel. There is so much I could do better, and yes it's hard to hear when people don't like your baby too much! But it doesn't mean you're wrong.
    Thanks even more if you decide to pitch in and contribute some content to this free platform...events or otherwise, skating, cycling, charity, life.
    Skateylove,
    roadskater
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  • Reply to: Roadskater.net 2012 Inline Skating (Rollerblading) and Cycling (Bike) Jersey Order Form Link   5 years 32 weeks ago
    RoadSkater.Net jerseys made min and people keep ordering so i called and asked if we could keep the deadline open a bit. yep. 
     
    monday noon edt july 9. 
     
     
    btw, you don't have to join paypal to pay with your credit card or checking account. safer than a waiter, and perhaps, your bank. 
     
    skateylove.
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  • Reply to: Roadskater.net 2012 Inline Skating (Rollerblading) and Cycling (Bike) Jersey Order Form Link   5 years 33 weeks ago

    The 2012 Roadskater.net Jersey Project final order deadline is tomorrow, Tuesday, July 3, noon EDT. We are getting close to the required minimum and while I don't think we've met it quite yet, I think we will be there by the deadline. If you are thinking of ordering, please act before the deadline. If you just need a bit of time to pay we can work it out for you to order but you'll still need to put it in the cart and send me the details of the order. Thanks to all for even considering it! More photos and the link for even more details here...

    http://roadskater.net/RSN2012jerseys.htm 

    The 2011 order info page with much more information including sizing charts and hints...

    http://roadskater.net/node/1330/ 

    skateylove y'all...

    roadskater

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  • Reply to: Primal or Paleo Eating: Becoming a Keto-Adapted, Fat-Burning Endurance Athlete   5 years 34 weeks ago

    Thanks, eebee, for telling what you have been up to foodwise. I am still enjoying the wheat but I believe less of it than before. I am trying to swap out high carb nibble food and swap in snacks that are mostly protein and fat.

    But the rest of this is unhealthy talk, ha!

    About a half hour before skating I do try to take in some carbs, and I still use 'ade while skating. The sugar candy we call sugar bombs is ok for a quick jolt but i agree it has an icky after effect. What really worked for me all year last year was to focus on powergels &c. and carry one for each 45 mins planned. I usually didn't eat all of them but they were easier to carry than many things and I think I had better days because of it.

    I also carry some things I know I will love even when I hate almost everything. Lately that has been the pink'n'white Good & Plenty sugar-coated licorice. Sometimes Gobstoppers fit the bill too. These are items I don't usually hit until 3 or 4 hours have passed.

    I've been looking into some Mexican treats based on tamarind (I think it is) hoping to find some sugar/spicy/salty alternatives. Oh yes. Don't forget Atomic Fireballs...the slow sugar drip that shocks your mouth back to life. Much of this was a repeat, I'm sure!

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  • Reply to: local skating groups, when and where???   5 years 35 weeks ago

    Hey Junior. Yes it's a busy site. At the same time there are some things missing. 

    First off, our group is not just Greensboro based, but we do have a few from the area who skate together. 

    During daylight saving time hours, we are often found at Country Park in Greensboro on Tuesdays about 6pm. We don't have enough people to always commit to having the time covered, but if you join us and bring a friend, maybe we can make some regular skate times for the park and some other places too. 

    We also roadskate at local charity bike rides where they know us and welcome us. We often do the MS Society Tour to Tanglewood training rides, and we also do the Tour to Tanglewood (since 1999), Athens to Atlanta (since 1999) and our own Roadskater.net Carolina Century (since 2008). 

    eebee and I just did the Tour de Kale 37-miler last weekend in Denton. Hopefully we'll have reports on that soon. It is a great event. 

    We have a way to post events, but we'd need people to help us enter those. We don't list repeating weekly events as there has not been a request for that yet. I didn't want to fill up a calendar with things that might change or end without others involved in keeping it up to date. 

    As for single events, it's relatively easy to add something to the calendar using http://roadskater.net/node/add/event

    As for finding things, here's what I do...as of this date's site design...

    • I use the site's own search box at the top right to search for items on the site.
    • I use the Google search in the grey box for internal (left) and external (right) searches.
    • I look on the left column for recent posts and comments, also for popular all time content.
    • I look on the right column for recent external news in skating, cycling and related news.
    • I look at the terms on the bottom of the site to click on tags sorted by frequency of use on the site to see articles tagged with that term.
    • I use the green bar across the top to look at the old photos site (over 30,000 photos), events, plus various views of new and popular internal and external content. 
    There's a lot to improve here, certainly, and thanks for giving your thoughts. We love roadskating and want to encourage others to enjoy inline and quad (and ice) skating in parking lots, parks, rinks and eventually on the road safely if they choose to after getting their skills up to a safe level. 
     
    What could you do, I hope I hear you ask? Simply contribute relevant content in the form of posts, comments and events. We're about roadskating, but not all about it. Certainly other forms of skating, plus cycling and other exercies, are all welcome topics. We often go off-topic as well, as you can tell, because we've met a lot of skaters who are interested in many of the same external topics we are interested in. We do try to avoid topics best avoided at Thanksgiving dinner are best avoided here too, I guess. But as we say in the tagline...skating, cycling, charity, photography, music, performance, entertainment, travel, products, life! At least those! Join in. Welcome. Thanks for dropping by. 
     
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  • Reply to: Local Skater Jack Still Inline Skating on YouTube plus Flying, Photoing, Videoing and Evian Babies Roller Skating   5 years 38 weeks ago

    Hey Jack. Great to hear from you. I hope to come check out your parks some time and skate with you if slow is OK. I am still getting cranked up for the season, and am trying to decide among some skate equipment options too. Arrgh! More on this later perhaps, as I often say. We are still usually going for Tuesday night skates at Country Park. We usually take Tuesday for our slow skate and go at the speed of the slowest there that night. We'd love to hear from you and better yet, to see you. Not sure if I will roll tomorrow as my feet are aching from 62 miles in 2 days, some of it on scored concrete on the Silver Comet Trail out west of mile 13. 

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  • Reply to: Local Skater Jack Still Inline Skating on YouTube plus Flying, Photoing, Videoing and Evian Babies Roller Skating   5 years 38 weeks ago

    ..what (who) was driving those consistent views of that vid :-) Thanks for the kind words Blake & Eliz, glad to see you guys and others keeping the SkateySpirit alive! Mine has been sporadic, but enthusiastic when I do finally get out, usually at Northeast or Springwood Park. Northeast is a great 1.57 mile loop, open to traffic, though very low usually. Any case, be careful and enjoy!

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  • Reply to: America's Cup World Series Short Course Sailing and Giro d'Italia Pro Cycling Showcase Italy Beautifully   5 years 38 weeks ago

    This link is for almost an hour of Eurosport (knowledgeable) coverage of the end of a lesser mountain stage without a mountain top finish...but with some of the top riders in a small group up front...


    This link is a summary of an almost all downhill day with a sprint finish where you see something you don't see often these days...
    http://www.steephill.tv/players/youtube3/?title=Stage+18++Highlights&dashboard=giro-d-italia&id=lXD0sg9Ikkg&yr=2012

    More links here...

    • Tomorrow Stage 19 will have three Cat 1 and one Cat 2 climbs in the last 100K.
    • Saturday Stage 20 will go from a low of 375 metres (1230 feet) to the high of 2757 metres (9045 feet) in the last 90km. The last 70km includes one Cat 1 and one HC climb.
    • Sunday's Time Trial is relatively flat. 
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  • Reply to: 72 Miles for Freedom in 5 Days! Skate/Bike Ride to Fight Human Trafficking and Help Victims: May 26, 2012 8am Mableton, Georgia   5 years 38 weeks ago

    Hi. It is great what you are doing and it seems to be getting a great response. eebee and I were thinking of trying to show but it is uncertain and seems less likely the more I try to skate on either my new or my old skates. Long story it is but let's say I have had to do a lot of experimenting and the results have been not so great. More on that later perhaps. Maybe a day off will help if I think I can do that. We will see but we will be thinking of you on the day whether we are there or not! Congratulations and having a vision and implementing it! Skateylove, Amigo!

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  • Reply to: Woman Running a Thousand Miles on the Mountains-to-Sea Trail in North Carolina at 52-Years of Age...In 21 Days   5 years 39 weeks ago

    Here's an updated tracking link. Oops. They had trouble with the system they were trying to advertise. They are in the piedmont triad area now. 

    http://share.findmespot.com/shared/faces/viewspots.jsp?glId=0ycOhPOpk9Fh...

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