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Centenarian Completes Metric Century, Sets Record on Velodrome, 300 Laps, 14.4 Miles per Hour Average

Well just in case we needed to be inspired (or depressed?), a guy over 100 years old skated his age in km at a velodrome in Lyon, France in just over four hours and seventeen minutes. This is good stuff! This is good news for a rainy afternoon with no outdoor skating likely on this day, with a2a.net 87 miles of skating less than 9 days away. I'll be slower than the oldest people out there, I'm sure! Some of those dudes are fast! But I am looking forward to it. My Forerunner 305, however, is showing signs of not wanting to be awake that long at one stretch. A fix, hopefully, is on next week's agenda. 


French centenarian wins 100 km cycling challenge - Chicago Tribune -


Tete d’Or (Georges Prévéral) Velodrome Lyon
45° 46' 56.154" N, 4° 51' 20.2644" E
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Carolina Century 2012 Bike Ride and Roll for Multiple Sclerosis: 21, 31, 51, 64, 72, 82 or 102 miles, 10-Hour Support

2012.10.20 7:30 am
America/New York

Here's a link to the Carolina Century, our bike and skate for MS that is now open for registration. 


We have great volunteers who are veterans of Tour to Tanglewood, plus we put our own special spin on the ride... 10 hours of support so you can take your time and have an epic day on wheels. There's a lot more information on the carolinacentury.com website, and there are a few articles here on roadskater.net as well. Come join us on wheels or give us a day of your time to help people with MS, and to earn some fundraising for YOUR 2013 Tour to Tanglewood fundraising. 

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Fluoridated Tap Water and Hypothyroidism (Fluoride in Drinking Water, Low Thyroid): Bottled Water or Filtered Water Better?

I have been hypothyroid for about 23 years. I have been on the meds for it since 1994. I am in the middle of untangling the whole mess, and trying to fix it myself rather than sit and take the misinformed junk conventional doctors try to impose on me. I thought I'd make notes here in case anybody else may benefit. This is a very common ailment and (I believe) triggers a domino effect of other auto-immune problems. Or at least they are all interrelated somehow, because when I find a natural cure for one (edema), it usually eliminates another (asthma).

This is a massive subject with very informative and long-standing websites available. Here's a good one to start with:


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Sell me some skates!

My girlfriend used to play ice hockey and now wants to learn inline. Based on her previous skating and a few other things, I don’t think she needs to start at the “bottom” end of the spectrum, and could probably handle a high-cut almost-speed boot like a Race Machine or similar. But for now, she needs anything at all. What have any of you got to loan or sell that would fit a girl who wears EU 40 running shoes?

(And for those keeping score at home, seeing me skate didn’t inspire her to move to inline. But after watching Blake skate, now she wants to learn.)

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67 More Miles Makes 211 in 4 of the Last 11 Days on the Silver Comet Trail...Can We Smooth Out That Concrete a Bit?

Well the time I have off for long distance skating on the Silver Comet is gone for now. I blew it some days and let the weather forecast stop me. But I got in 4 sessions of 50, 66, 33 and 67 miles. More info later (maybe!), but for now, let's just say my wheels are flatter and maybe my feet too. I've put the miles into my newest skates and have worked around some challenges there. I'm not dropping pounds like I want too, because I seem attracted to carbs right now (as always)! There are some more stories to tell about people we met and random thoughts. 

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33 Soaked Sometimes Slippery Silvery Comet Miles and Briefly Looking Back on 66 Miles and a Trick for Skate Boots Too Big

[Last Friday, eebee and I skated 66 miles (some might say more but that's close enough) on the Silver Comet Trail, from Mile 0 at Mableton near Nickajack Elementary, to Coot's Lake Station (where the old station was, where now there is a convenience store). Since we had done 50 two days earlier, there was not very much new to recount, or I had few braincells for recounting. We saw some wild turkeys, the tunnel was not muddy or wet, Dallas is getting our love for that much better water fountain at the back of the restroom building (I think there's a similar fountain at the back of the building in Hiram too, but I have not been up to the shelter in Hiram this year. If you make it to Brushy Mountain Tunnel, you might consider pushing on 3 or so more miles down to the store at Coot's Lake. Yes, you have to come back up, but it's likely you'll be refreshed. Now to what I wrote about today...roadskater.]

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Woman Inline Skater Crossing Canada for Youth Suicide Awareness

There's no a lot to say about this one except go speed skater and husband in the van! It's hard to beat rolling for a cause! 


Rollerblading campaigner arrives in NB - CBC.ca -

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Inline Skating 50 Miles on the Silver Comet Trail, July 4, 2012: Slow but Time on Skates and Calorie Burning

Notes from the trail...but first in reply to sam's glowing reviews of the Roadskater.net jersey...
Ha! If you want one of those jerseys, the deadline is past, but put in the order and i'll ask them to add it and refund if they can't.
Available in ROYGBVM and this year's mystery color (latter for $10 less). Supersweet 19" zip. Comfy wicking fabric. 3 pockets on back. All that. Injected with skateylove yes and grateful to be skateful.
We did 50 miles rolling out at 2:36p. Getting ready in the mile 0 parking lot we both thought it felt hotter than any time we had been there.


Mile 0 Silver Comet Trail
United States
33° 50' 30.4476" N, 84° 31' 2.3304" W
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Primal or Paleo Eating: Becoming a Keto-Adapted, Fat-Burning Endurance Athlete

I just read an interesting article on Mark's Daily Apple, about a couple who used to follow the 'healthy grains' carbo- and sugar-loading philosophy in their endurance training lives. Like many of us, they trained for many hours for triathlons, marathons and bike events, using grains and sugars to fuel these workouts, and like many of us, found they couldn't get out of the cycle of burning huge amounts of calories and eating them all again later, and then some. They found they not only didn't lose weight during the training season, but put it on 'effortlessly' during the off season. 

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Roadskater.net 2012 Inline Skating (Rollerblading) and Cycling (Bike) Jersey Order Form Link

Here's a quick link to the jersey order form...deadline approaching soon...


The Roadskater.net jerseys are available in club fit & women's fit, with short-sleeves or sleeveless, in red, orange, yellow, green, blue, violet and magenta, plus the 2012 Mystery Color! 

Orders are complete for summer, but if you would be interested in ordering now or over the winter, please send a note to jerseys at this website name. Or if you're brave and agressive, put it in the cart and I will contact you about options or a refund! 


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