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* photos of ghost bike for david sherman, summerfield, nc cyclist killed by hit and run driver
december 6 2009
there's a new ghost bike locked to a sign post at the scene where a hit and run driver
killed summerfield nc cyclist david sherman on oct 24, 2009. it was dark by the
time we could get up there to take photos. 10 photos.

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* 25 miles of roadskating at the today we ride for dave 2009 david sherman bike ride in high point nc
november 15 2009
as we privately rolled our way through various levels of denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance, the shared focus was on love for dave, joy for life, abundance of wheels, roadways for the soul, liberty for most, and justice for all. 545 photos.


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* 102 miles of epic adventure at the carolina century ride and roll for multiple sclerosis
october 24 2009
a whipsaw day, with strong winds throughout, a stormy morning, plenty of joy and llamas, and a glorious finish...followed by horrific news of a tragic loss of life a half mile away at the hands of a head-on hit-and-run driver with a re-revoked license. 450 photos.

* still to come: 89 miles of georgia piedmont hills in one day at the 2009 athens to atlanta roadskate
october 10 2009


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* 88 miles in two days at the 2009 tour to tanglewood for multiple sclerosis (ms) greensboro nc to clemmons nc
also 3d thumbnail map ~ day 1 speed route map ~ day 2 speed route map ~ notes, maps, profiles, comments
september 26-27 2009
the roadskater.net charity inline skating and cycling team joined well over a thousand cyclists, rolling from greensboro to clemmons (and back the next day). 1315 photos.

* photos from the 2009 37th annual carolina cup bicycle races at greensboro country park
also 3d thumbnail map ~ notes and comments
september 13 2009
two roadskater.net skaters and one roadskater.net cyclist got together to walk and watch the awesome bicycle races at country park, greensboro, nc. 610 photos.

* 43 miles of skating at the 2009 bicycle toy & hobby sales tour to tanglewood training ride
also 3d thumbnail map ~ 2d speed route map ~ notes and comments
september 12 2009
five skaters rolled out for the last training skride of the year, three choosing the new 43-mile route, which was challenging but sweet. 490 photos.

* 51 miles of skating on the eastern loop of the 2009 carolina century; checking out parts of the 21-, 31-, 51-, 72-, 82- and 102 mile routes
also 3d thumbnail map ~ 2d speed route map ~ notes and comments
september 5 2009
three roadskater.net skaters and one roadsakter.net cyclist got together to skate and ride the 51-mile route for the upcoming 2nd annual Carolina Century. 95 photos.

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* 35.5 miles at the cycles de oro greensboro nc tour to tanglewood training ride
also 3d thumbnail map ~ 2d speed route map ~ notes and comments
august 29 2009
four roadskater.net skaters and cyclists (two each) joined the cycles de oro training ride bunch on a cooler than usual, sunny morning. 530 photos.

* 19 steamy then rainy miles at the paul's cycling & fitness winston-salem nc tour to tanglewood training ride
also 3d thumbnail map ~ 2d speed route map ~ notes and comments
august 22 2009
six roadskaters joined the training skride cyclists for a steamy morning turned rainy. uncertain of the storms, we shortened our skate to 19 miles. 285 photos.

* 36 miles at the clemmons bicycle clemmons nc tour to tanglewood training ride
also 3d thumbnail map ~ 2d speed route map ~ notes and comments
august 15 2009
five roadskaters and lots of cyclists enjoyed an awesome route on some of the tour to tanglewood roads. my favorite t2t training ride route. 475 photos.

* 29 miles at the paceline bicycles greensboro tour to tanglewood training ride
also 3d thumbnail map ~ topo speed route map ~ notes and comments
august 8 2009
five roadskaters rolled out with cyclsts from greensboro north carolina to enjoy the undulating hills north of the city. 335 photos.

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* 35 miles at the paceline bicycles winston-salem tour to tanglewood training ride
also 3d thumbnail map ~ topo speed route map ~ notes and comments
july 25 2009
two roadskaters mixed it up friendlywise with cyclsts on the piedmont hills of north carolina for smiley fun in sparkling sun. 450 photos.

* 95 miles in a day inline skating the complete silver comet trail and chief ladiga trail westward
also 3d thumbnail map ~ speed and elevation profile ~ notes and comments
july 4 2009
three roadskaters completed the full trip from nickajack elementary school near smyrna georgia
to the northern edge of anniston alabama in a day of triumphs and tests but ultimate joy. 435 photos.

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* 67 miles on the chief ladiga trail greenway
also 3d thumbnail map ~ notes and comments
june 28 2009
check out our 67-mile skate on the chief ladiga trail (rail trail, greenway) between
anniston, alabama and the georgia-alabama state line at the trailhead of the silver comet trail

* 60k (37 miles) at the tour de kale at denton farm park, denton, nc
also 3d thumbnail map ~ 2d speed route map ~ notes and comments
june 20 2009
four roadskaters at one of our favorite local charity rides each year on a hot, humid, hilly day. 320 photos.

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* 44 miles at tour de lions charity bike ride and roadskate
also 3d thumbail map ~ topo speed route map ~ notes and comments
may 16 2009
the tour de lions is a great local charity that helps people in need. come skate or bike with us next year near grays chapel and climax, nc!

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* 102 miles at the inaugural carolina century bike ride and roadskate
also 3d thumbnail map ~ topo speed route map ~ notes and comments
november 8 2008
65 participants joined together to raise just over a thousand dollars for charity
while cycling and skating a sweet day away on supersweet rolling hills of the piedmont in
north carolina. five skaters and about a dozen cyclists completed the 102-mile century,
while many opted for a scenic and moderately challenging 51-miler, and others for the 31-
and 21-mile routes. Some skaters took from just after sunrise to around sunset to reach the finish,
but great friends and family and food made it the end of a challenging, fun, sometimes
tough, mostly sweet and often easy day. 570 photos...510 from the road...
take you to the fields and barns and homes and churches and stores and memories along the way.

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* 87 miles in warm october sunshine at the athens to atlanta a2a roadskate
also 3d thumbnail map ~ topo speed route map ~ notes and comments
october 5 2008

* 10 miles on a warm atlanta evening for the a2a friday night skate
also 3d thumbnail map ~ topo speed route map ~ notes and comments
october 3 2008
the grandskatey of them all among usa open road outdoor point-to-point skate events,
athens to atlanta (a2a) is what keeps some of us training all season and keeps
us alive all winter, holding on for daylight to return! this year it was a warm
day, so we knew the hills would take their toll, but we had a fabulous time with
some of our favorite folk, and toured once again with the camera in hand, trailing
well behind the legends of this epic event, happy in the pain of sweat and sun and skates.

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* 33 miles of afternoon fun and hills between carlson dairy and belews creek
also 3d thumbnail map ~ topo speed route map
september 21 2008
we took our time but hit some beautiful wrinkles in the land along the way, enjoying
the equinox full of golden yellow flowers in beds of lush late summer green.

* 61 miles at the tour de tammy in jamestown nc starting at guilford technical community college
also 3d thumbnail map ~ topo speed route map
september 20 2008
we thought we were showing up for 30 miles but with encouragement and support
from the directors and volunteers of the tour de tammy, we made a last second
(and i mean that!) decision to continue straight on for the 61 mile route. the
roads got a bit rougher at times but no less gorgeous in the surroundings.
every rest stop had volunteers and supplies and knew we were on the way. they all
seemed to want to see us reach 61 miles as much as we did. the finish was happy and tasty
with barbecued chicken quarters and sweet tea, like life syrup from the sweet earth.

* tour to tanglewood 2008 plus hanna & her skaters ~ saturday 49-mile roadskater.net bike ride inline skate
* tour to tanglewood 2008 comments, speed topo route map, google earth photo thumbnails map, more
september 6-7 2008
tropical storm and sometimes hurricane hanna dampened saturday's morning's tour to tanglewood
ride, but the roadskater.net team carried on with a supersweet humid afternoon route including north greensboro,
gold hill, bethany, baker's crossroads, vernon road to sandy cross, and back to philadelphia (baptist that is).
sunday's loops from volvo brought out the cyclists and our team of 11 roadskaters and 7 cyclists
for 25, 46 or 74 miles of fun to celebrate a summer of fundraising for folk with multiple sclerosis.

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* bicycle toy & hobby sales 2008 tour to tanglewood training inline skate and bike ride
* bicycle toy & hobby sales 2008 t2ttr comments, speed topo route map, google earth photo thumbnails map, more
august 23 2008
bicycle toy & hobby sales serves up a 39 miler and great support all the way to the end for the fastest, and more importantly the slowest riders and skaters.

* paul's cycling & fitness winston-salem nc tour to tanglewood training bike ride inline skate
* paul's cycling & fitness t2ttr comments, speed map, google earth thumbnail map, more
august 9 2008
paul's cycling and fitness offers up good routes but one without turn sheets and perhaps a missing marker. still fun once done with 40 miles.

* paceline bicycles greensboro tour to tanglewood training bike ride inline skate, greensboro, nc
* paceline bicycles t2ttr comments, speed map, google earth thumbnail map
august 2 2008
28+ miles of inline skating the moderate hills north of greensboro, with good hot skatey fun

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* clemmons bicycle tour to tanglewood training ride inline skate, clemmons, nc
* clemmons bicycle t2ttr comments, speed map, google earth thumbnail map links
july 26 2008
37 miles of inline skating in the beautiful countryside around clemmons, nc and arcadia, nc on a moderate morning the burned into a hot day on a favorite t2t tr route

* spinz bike shop tour to tanglewood training ride inline skate, high point and archdale, nc
* spinz bike shop t2ttr comments, thumbnail map links
* spinz bike shop t2ttr speed topo map
july 19 2008
spinz bike shop creates a great route with hills and fun...a bit busy on the way back into town, but great times on the road.

* j&l bicycle tour to tanglewood training ride inline skate, burlington, nc
* j&l bicycle t2ttr comments, speed map, google earth thumbnail map
july 5 2008
23.5 miles of inline skating mostly mild hills in alamance county in and north of burlington on an after-rain, humid, gray, warm, pleasant day of fun rolling

* greensboro velo red white & blue ride inline skate, greensboro, nc
* gvc red white & blue skride comments, speed map, google earth thumbnail map
july 4 2008
51.5 miles of inline skating in the hills north of greensboro nc on an often sunny, ultimately hot day.

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* cycles do oro 2008 tour to tanglewood training ride, greensboro nc
* cycles do oro 2008 t2ttr comments, speed map, google earth thumbnail map
june 28 2008
36.5 miles of inline skating with the cyclists on a moderately hot day ending in sunny lower 90s-degree joy

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* athens to atlanta 2007 inline skate athens to dacula to atlanta
october 7 2007
87 miles in 1 day on inline skates on the rolling hills of the piedmont in Georgia, USA

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* tour to tanglewood 2007 greensboro nc to clemmons nc & back
september 15-16 2007
90 miles in 2 days on inline skates for multiple sclerosis.

* carolina cup 2007 greensboro nc bike race cycling criterium
september 9 2007
The 2007 Carolina Cup took place on a sunny and warm but not sweltering day,
topping out at 91 degrees with 25% to 30% relative humidity.

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* bicycle toy & hobby high point nc tour to tanglewood 2007 training ride inline skate
august 25 2007
Usually the last of the season, on a nice route that is a mix of urban and rural
roads, much of the route follows the Tour to Tanglewood roads near high point.

* clemmons bicycle clemmons nc tour to tanglewood 2007 training ride inline skate
august 18 2007
Clemmons Bicycle is our favorite mid-30ish-mile route among the Tour to
Tanglewood training rides, and we had another amazing day of cooler temperatures.

* cycles de oro greensboro nc tour to tanglewood 2007 training ride inline skate
august 11 2007
As always, Cycles de Oro delivers among the best when it comes to the Tour to
Tanglewood Training Rides. This year the 35+ miles of pavement were incredible.

* bikestock 2007 mt. airy nc va bike ride inline skate
august 4 2007
We had a great time at the Bikestock 2007 bike ride, inline skating the 34-mile
route in the heat, but wishing for clearer air than on that yellow AQI day.

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* paceline bicycles winston-salem nc tour to tanglewood 2007 training ride inline skate
july 28 2007
Paceline Winston-Salem provided a great Tour to Tanglewood Training Ride, and
my skatepals waited on me after my oversleeping! Can you say wasted adrenaline?

* spinz bike shop high point nc archdale nc tour to tanglewood 2007 training ride inline skate
july 21 2007
When you start in a place called high point, there's probably an uphill on the way
back into town! I knew Spinz did a lot for local rides and this was great.

* paceline bicycles greensboro nc tour to tanglewood 2007 training ride inline skate
july 14 2007
The Paceline Bicycles Tour to Tanglewood Training Ride took place on a hot day
when Greensboro NC was bursting with blooming bushes and trees, white and fuchsia.

* elon nc tour to tanglewood 2007 training ride inline skate
july 7 2007
The Elon Tour to Tanglewood Training Ride saw a nice group of five Roadskaters
and three Roadskater.net cyclists, so we got to do some pack skating...and eating!

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* ken's bike shop winston-salem nc tour to tanglewood 2007 training ride
june 30 2007
This route is challenging on inline skates due to the long downhill on Kiger Road on
fine gravel & tar, plus more, but scenery on Kiger and Red Bank Road are worth it.

* the 2007 state games of north carolina road cycling criterium
june 24 2007
Greensboro Country Park's 1.65-mile loop hosted this year's State Games of North Carolina
Cycling Criterium. With afternoon temperatures in the mid-80s, the action was hot.
See my 215 photos here, and notes and comments.

* tour to tanglewood beginner ride on june 19 2007
To help cyclists and skaters get ready for this year's Tour to Tanglewood, tour
veterans have held a few beginner rides (skrides) in Greensboro and Winston-Salem.
We skated up from the Tuesday night skate to join the June 19 ride at Spencer Love
Tennis Center in Jaycee Park. See my 50 photos here, and notes and comments.

* the 2007 tour de kale bike ride and inline skate 60K/35+ mile route
The Tour de Kale 2007 rolled out on a cool and cloudy but dry day from
Denton Farm Park (farmpark). The photos here are from the 60K or 35+ mile
route, as that's the one we skated. Cyclists and organizers alike made us
very welcome and told us to please bring more skaters next year. After the skride
and the great food, we walked around the farm park looking at the machinery,
buildings and flowers on the grounds there. On the way home we went to see the
Pisgah Covered Bridge. See my 310 photos here, and notes and comments.

* the 2007 assault on mt. mitchell: 102 miles, 11,000 feet elevation gain, happy cyclists in pain
nothing could be better than taking a day off from training to watch cyclists in
pain, achieving the incredible by bicycling from spartanburg, sc to mount
mitchell state park, nc via the blue ridge parkway! it was a great, mostly
cloudy, dry, and somewhat cool day for the ride, and a bit chilly for the final
climb. Check out 520 photos here, and notes and comments.

* the 2007 cirque du cyclisme bike show, rally and rides
for classic, vintage and handmade modern, road bikes at cycles de oro and lewis
recreation center in greensboro, nc. Look at 290 photos from cirque du cyclisme and
notes and comments.

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* tour de lions 2007
A cool but sunny day greeted another great Tour de Lions inline skate and bike ride
in Grays Chapel on the north side of Franklinville, NC. This charity helps local
residents with vision problems and other needs, and it seems the whole community
comes out to help, especially those from the Lions Club and the Grays Chapel United
Methodist Church, where the ride starts and finishes. With door prizes and a great
meal, for what more could you ask? See my 160 photos here, and notes and comments.

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* the 2006 a2a athens to atlanta roadskate: 87 miles, one warm sunny hilly day!
starting out on damp roads and finishing with a high of 82 degrees, few had
personal bests, many had scrapes, and erica o'connor wins the women's division,
honoring roadskater.net as her team of choice for a2a 2006! congratulations all!

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* the 2006 tour to tanglewood: 2 days, 90+ miles, tons of fun! ~ sep 9-10 2006
with 37 inline skaters and cyclists, the roadskater.net charity inline skating and road cycling team
hits the road for the eighth straight year. please join us next year to spread some skateylove!

* 2006 tour to tanglewood training ride: paul's cycling & fitness (paul's schwinn), winston-salem nc
sep 2 2006

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* 2006 tour to tanglewood training ride: bicycle toy & hobby, high point nc
aug 26 2006

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* 2006 tour to tanglewood training ride: the bicycle shop, clemmons nc
jul 29 2006

* 2006 tour to tanglewood training ride: cycles de oro, greensboro nc
jul 22 2006

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* the 2006 philly freedom skate inline skating roadskating festival ~ philadelphia pa
photos from the philly freedom skate rollerblading festival where hundreds of roadskaters rolled the historic urban philadelphia and the thrilling hills nearby. philly is the ultimate street and road skating festival! join us!

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* the 2006 skatedc weekend in washington dc and virginia
photos from the free inline skating (rollerblading) festival where hundreds of roadskaters rolled the historic streets of dc and the excellent trails nearby. it was a great time and like so many great things in dc, it was free! thank you!

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* the 2006 great esskate in sobe (south beach) miami beach florida
photos from the inline skating (rollerblading) festival where hundreds of skaters
bring their skates, laptops, gps, cameras, little black dresses (or little black dress shirts) and happy attitudes to roll in the sun (and wind and rain)...smiling.

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* the 2005 tdt tour de triad: a sweet 30-to-70-mile charity skride organized by super folk!
photos from the oct 15 30-mile version, skated to benefit the leukemia & lymphoma society.
* movie: tour de triad 2005 movie

* the 2005 "sidekick" a2a athens to atlanta inline roadskate: the 87-mile adventure road skate classic!
the oct 9 2005 "sidekick" a2a, unorganized and unsponsored.
the (doubly unofficial) big daddy of usa open road inline skating, obstacles & all, including traffic!
* movie: "sidekick" a2a 2005 movie

* the 2005 "outlaw" a2a athens to atlanta inline roadskate: the 87-mile adventure road skate classic!
the oct 2 2005 87-mile "outlaw" a2a, organized by bruce belden and michele runge, sponsored by donn baumgartner.
the (unofficial this year) big daddy of usa open road inline skating, obstacles & all, including traffic!
* movie: "outlaw" a2a 2005 movie

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* the 2005 tour to tanglewood: 2 days, 93+ miles (111 miles for us), a thousand smiles!
with 30 inline skaters and 10 cyclists, the roadskater.net charity inline skating and road cycling team
hits the road for the seventh straight year. join us next year to show your love!
* movie: t2t 2005 prologue movie ~ * movie: t2t 2005 day one movie ~ * movie: t2t 2005 day two movie

* american tobacco trail fun skate sep 21 2005 ~ durham nc ~ north carolina
checking out new jerseys for roadskater.net and spiffy skinsuits from gatorbackskate!

* tour to tanglewood 2005 training ride 9: bicycle toy & hobby, high point nc
new skaters try out the tour with this great training ride! skateylove yes!

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* the 2004 a2a athens to atlanta inline roadskate: the 87-mile adventure road skate classic!
the big daddy of usa open road inline skating, obstacles & all, including traffic! a big thank you to the police and tons of volunteers that made starting in the dark and in the rain oct 24 2004 all worthwhile!
* movie: a2a 2004 movie

* the 2004 tdt tour de triad: a super 68-mile charity skate & ride!
photos from the oct 9 68-mile version, skated to benefit the leukemia & lymphoma society.

* the 2004 d2a dacula to atlanta: the last 49 miles of the 87-mile a2a course!
brave souls venture forth from 2nd street at sunrise to cross old rosser rd & silver hill on their way to piedmont park. unofficial & entirely free!
* movie: d2a 2004 movie

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* the 2004 tour to tanglewood: 2 days, 93 miles, a thousand smiles!
roadskater.net hits the road for the sixth straight year. won't you join us!? if you're an inline skater or you just want to show your support by riding with roadskater.net, please let us know!

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* the miami great esskate: south beach, miami beach, fl
"little darlin' i feel that ice is slowly melting" (we miss you, george, by the way)
* movie: miami great esskate highlights
night skate on collins ave; stumbling skater; around the fountain; buzzin' the bridges; serpentine south beach walk; one last cheer

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* new year's eve skate for two: apex city park, apex, nc
a calm exercelebration on a crisp dark carolina night
* movie: new year's eve skateylove
smiling in the dark at apex city park on the cusp of the next new year

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* rural ride 'round the islands: wadmalaw, seabrook & kiawah islands & charleston, sc
sixty miles on the most scenic of the routes, the english century; sunday's guided skate & bike tour of historic charleston with fm shortcast; a great lunch with skaters; and a leisurely afternoon skate amid the historic homes
* movie: rural ride 'round the islands & charleston sc
scenes: seabrook island; kiawah island beachwalker county park; colonial lake, charleston; waterfront park, charleston

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* the claxton-evans cruisin' in the country century: claxton, ga
evans county made this inline skating century a joy (and, of course, 100+ miles of pain). thanks to patia johnson, danny swain, evans county, claxton, cobbtown, reidsville and daisy. special thanks to the rest stop workers and course patrol!

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* inline skating on the pleasantly closed ronald reagan parkway: snellville to lilburn, ga
once a year the parkway is open to skaters, closed to combustors, so a handalmostful of roadskaters ventured forth on a misty dull coolfog of a day
* movie: a brief downhill glide on the ronald reagan parkway
a few seconds of a nice easy roll down from pleasant hill bridge after the turnaround

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* athens to atlanta a2a
~ the friday night skate: atlanta, ga ~
~ saturday's anticipation, inlinenc photos, henry's rant & more: athens, ga ~
where we learned we'd be running through gravel and mud!
~ sunday's athens to atlanta a2a 87-mile inline skate race: athens to atlanta ~
via winder, dacula, lawrenceville, stone mountain village, clarkston, avondale estates,
to piedmont park in downtown atlanta, georgia (ga)
~ plus a few night shots of atlanta buildings at the aprr photo session ~
* movie: athens to atlanta a2a 2003: official pain! :o)
atlanta friday night, athens dawn chirpies, lebanon road, silver hill, virginia highlands turn, the park
* tour to tanglewood 2003: greensboro to clemmons, nc and back
a two-day, ninety-three mile roadskate and bike ride for multiple sclerosis
* movie: tour to tanglewood t2t 2003: the fifth tour for roadskaters
the roadskater.net team inlines indeed to raise funds for those who help those with multiple sclerosis
* d2a 2003 49-mile inline skate: dacula to atlanta, ga
downtown dacula to piedmont park on the athens to atlanta a2a course
* movie: dacula to atlanta d2a 2003: unofficial joy! :o)
the famously fast silver hill yet once more on a glorious day, plus avondale encounters with spanky skaters
* the wilson 100 (62-mile version) inline skate & bicycle ride: fayetteville, ga
one of the great southern bicycle league rides. thanks for letting us skate!
* us10k classic 2003: atlanta, ga
three big hills in six.two big miles! tons of food & fun!
* movie: a tiny snippet of the us10k classic
a few seconds of the first uphill after the downhill blast at the start

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* tour to tanglewood 2003 inline skate / training ride 7: greensboro, nc
exceptional hosts and tour sponsors, cycles de oro

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* tour to tanglewood 2003 inline skate / training ride 3: winston-salem, nc
ken's bike shop always hosts a nice ride in green countryside
* movie: a beautiful start to ken's bike shop training ride at t2t tr2
peaceful easy cruising among the trees in reynolda village near wake forest university
* tour to tanglewood 2003 inline skate / training ride 2: winston-salem, nc
disspointing urban loop eschewed for beautiful greensboro county park to bur-mil spur
* movie: tons of fun on owl's roost (bicentennial greenway) in greensboro post t2t tr2
oohwee some very fast twisty trail skatin' on the beloved serpentine paths of home: the chute, the culvert, lake brandt, bur-mil pond, the colony at owl's roost, old battleground road (look for a fall when you hear "thank you."), finishing in greensboro country park
* red white & blue 2003 inline skate / bicycle ride: greensboro, nc
a very hot day of bucolic skateylove
* movie: red white & blue skate/ride 2003
some fast downhills on the piedmont north carolina roads during the red white & blue greensboro velo club ride

j u n   2 0 0 3
* philly skate jam: philadelphia pa
a great weekend in philly with great skaters from everywhere
* movie: philly skate jam 2003
downhill gliding in the streets of philadelphia in the company of many fine inline skaters

* skating from country park to bur-mil: greensboro nc
fourteen miles along the bicentennial greenway (owl's roost) in fine company

m a y   2 0 0 3
* silver comet trail excursion: smyrna to rockmart ga
eighty miles on the 38-mile asphalt and grooved concrete trail
* hartwell challenge of the centuries: sat 65 mi & sun 35 mi inline skates
great hosting, nice routes, free camping or gym floorspace, hot showers, skaters welcome!

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* athens twightlight criterium gambler 50k inline skate
rolling through hilly georgia springtime beauty

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* new year's eve 2002 skate party
skating with the kids in greensboro on the eve

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* athens to atlanta a2a 2002 87-mile inline skate
great fun in atlanta & athens with a hot, humid race day

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* the 2002 tour to tanglewood two-day, 93- or 105-mile inline skate & bike tour
skating the carolina piedmont in support of the national ms society
* the wilson 100 (60-mile version on skates): fayetteville, ga
plus a few pics at country park on blakeday 2002
* tour to tanglewood training ride 8: bicycle toy & hobby sales, high point, nc
35 miles unless you make a wrong turn and go back to make 40.2

h a p p y   5 0 t h   w e d d i n g   a n n i v e r s a r y   m o m   &   d a d
* non-skating excursion from boston, massachusetts to meat cove, nova scotia
the kids (steve & blake) take the parents (betty & jim) on a car trip for a change, by way of
massachusetts, new hampshire, maine, new brunswick, prince edward island and nova scotia

a u g   2 0 0 2
* dacula to atlanta training skate: dacula, ga
the last 48 miles of a2a's 86 with the peaches and a roadrash
* tour to tanglewood training ride 7: cycles de oro, greensboro, nc
lots of speed & beautiful homes & trees too
* tour to tanglewood training ride 6: paceline bicycles, winston-salem, nc
georgia peaches visit carolina del norte for some serious curvy hillamation
* tour to tanglewood training ride 5: paul's schwinn, winston-salem, nc
we don't need no stinking speeches; paul's gets it right with a great ride
* tour to tanglewood training ride 4: elon bike shop, elon, nc
twice through the gatorback climbs boys & gals!

j u l   2 0 0 2
* a t h e n a e u m
a great greensboro band of the toad the wet sprocket persuasion with it's own fine flavor
* tour to tanglewood training ride 3: ken's bike shop, winston-salem, nc
always hilly, always thrilly, always a sense of accomplishment and big smiles afterward
* tour to tanglewood training ride 2: the bicycle shop, clemmons, nc
great fun along the yadkin river valley
* tour to tanglewood training ride 1: greensboro, nc
a long wait to ride a great course in north greensboro

j u n   2 0 0 2
* philly freedom skate 2002: philadelphia, pa
awesome street skating, blazing curvy downhills, exterior murals, agressive tricking off the art museum steps, fun in the fountain
* empire skate club ridgewood duck pond skate: ridgewood to saddle brook along the saddle river, nj
exhausted frisbee dog, cute kids, corten steel bridges, skatergirl in my eye, backyard fun in the grass, backrub chain
* empire skate club connecticut beach skate: westport to fairfield via compo beach, ct
train from 125th to westport, houses, flowers, hills, beach on long island sound, ed's xenan's, sneaky beach flirter, motor scooter, solitary thinker
* midweek manhattan inline skate fun: new york, ny
riverside, little red lighthouse, up to cabrini to cloisters and fort tryon gardens, churches, flowers galore, speedskater's curb, grand central station, ferry, central park, wednesday night skate, hoboken station, liberty reflected in statue of an eagle
* easter seals roll 26-mile inline skate: new york, ny
hudson reflections, esr volunteers, skating lincoln tunnel & george washington bridge, beautiful smiles, windy ship flags
* empire skate club liberty skate weekend: new york, ny
jersey hudson shore from above, bridges, madison square park buildings including flatiron, churches, washington square arch, brooklyn bridge, painted skates, the narrows, coney island, lickface on subway, times square, red lights of milon/panna, empire, chrysler

m a y   2 0 0 2
* hartwell challenge of the centuries dual 32- 64- & 100-milers: hartwell, ga
* national capital marathon & 10k inline skate race: ottawa, ontario, canada
plus ottawa river & rideau canal pathways, morewood & barr haven, ontario & hull, quebec
* american tobacco trail inline skate excursion: durham, nc
* raven rock ramble 65-mile inline skate & bike ride:
harris lake, duncan, cokesbury, corinth, broadway, rosser, moncure & bonsal, nc

a p r   2 0 0 2
* tour de pickle 50-mile inline skate & bike ride: mount olive nc
* eddy matzger inline skating workshop: greensboro nc
* marshalling the country park ms walk on inline skates: greensboro nc

f e b   2 0 0 2
* miami great esskate 2002: south beach/miami fl

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* xc & peacocks at jaycee & country parks: greensboro (piedmont triad) nc

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* new year's eve skate party: greensboro (piedmont triad) nc

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* check out some videos of skating day & night, country park & more

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* piedmont flyers autumn classic 40-mile ride/skate: courtney (piedmont triad) nc
* tour de pig 31-mile skate/ride: lexington ~ wallburg (piedmont triad) nc
* athens to atlanta (a2a) 86-mile roadskate: athens ~ dacula ~ atlanta ga

s e p   2 0 0 1
* tour to tanglewood two-day 104-mile skate/ride for ms: greensboro nc
* 136 miles in atlanta, dacula & on the silver comet: atlanta ga
* bicycle toy & hobby sales 35.5-mile skate/ride: high point nc
* us10k classic skate race: atlanta ga

a u g   2 0 0 1
* eddy matzger workshop: central park manhattan new york ny
* midweek ~ skatey days in manhattan: new york ny
* saturday ~ 57-mile skate: cherry hill ~ atlantic city nj
* sunday ~ old putnam railtrail 34-mile skate: millbrook ~ mahopac ny
* bikefest 2001 64-mile skate/ride: hillsborough nc
* tour de furniture ride & unofficial skate: high point nc

j u l   2 0 0 1
* paul's schwinn winston-salem 35-mile skate/ride: winston-salem nc
* ken's bike shop 29-mile skate/ride: winston-salem nc
* poughkeepsie~peekskill 46-mile skate / skating the boroughs: new york city
* spin cycle firecracker 100k & 53-mile skate: cary nc

j u n   2 0 0 1
* philly freedom skate: philadelphia pa
* retrofitting roces enduro inlines with 100mm scooter wheels!

m a y ~ j u n   2 0 0 1
* liberty skate & 26-mile easter seals skate: new york city ny

m a y   2 0 0 1
* hartwell challenge of the centuries: hartwell ga
two-day 72- to 200-mile skate or bike

* arrival of the silver & blue verducci v-teks
* marco island 25-miler: marco ~ clearwater ~ st. pete fl

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* twilight gambler 38-miler & criterium: athens ga
* riverside manhattan skate quest
* united states cup stage four outdoor: bensalem pa

m a r   2 0 0 1
* the withlacoochie trail: citrus springs ~ trilby fl

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* the west orange trail: oakland ~ ocoee ~ apopka fl
* more pinellas trail: tampa bay ~ st. pete ~ clearwater fl
* great esskate: south beach ~ miami fl
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* the pinellas trail: st. pete ~ clearwater ~ tarpon springs fl
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* purple butterflies & halloween heroes in manhattan
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* le defi de l'isle de montreal 128k ~ le defi de l'ile de montreal 128k
* athens to atlanta 86-miler
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* tour to tanglewood two-day 105-mile skate:
greensboro ~ clemmons nc

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* manhattan meander skate excursion & eddy matzger workshop
j u l   2 0 0 0
* hilton head sc & skate savannah ga
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* philadelphia freedom skate
* new york city liberty skate (skate of the union)
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* d.c. ~ chantilly ~ w&od trail ~ mt. vernon
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* charleston cooper river bridgerun
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* skate & run fun: atlanta & pike county ga plus hilton head sc

* = so new it's still screaming link, eager for some hits.
* = smiley happy link, grateful to be skateful, grinning back at you.
* = slightly awkward mostly happy link, lacking some grace but of some substance.
* = sickly sad feeling puny link; thumbnail page works, but full-sized photos do not. retained for nostalgia's sake.


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skating through brooklyn skating the easter seals roll skating at the central park bandshell skating outside central park skating to a connecticut beach skating ridgewood, nj
ontario sheep farm skating ottawa, ontario, canada eddy matzger workshop greensboro, nc, usa: friday eddy matzger workshop greensboro, nc, usa: saturday eddy matzger workshop greensboro, nc, usa: sunday evening country park fun miami great esskate 2002, south beach, florida
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~ new year's eve 2002 with the kids at west rink in greensboro ~
~ athens to atlanta a2a 2002 ~ the tour to tanglewood & t2t training rides ~ the wilson 100 ~ dacula to atlanta ~
~ boston to nova scotia non-skating 50th anniversary celebration excursion ~
~ philadelphia ~ new york ~ new jersey ~ connecticut ~ georgia ~ north carolina ~
~ greensboro: bur-mil, owl's roost, country park ~ ottawa ~ durham: american tobacco trail ~ more ~

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