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Ken's Bike Shop Winston Salem NC Tour To Tanglewood for MS Free Bike Training Ride Inline Skate: July 18, 2009

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Part of a series of excellent free skrides (bike rides where skilled inline skaters are welcome) put on by the NC Central Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. The rides are well-supported, marked, and free to all, including those who may not end up participating in the annual Tour to Tanglewood for MS (but you will love the training rides so much you'll be more likely to do the tour after trying most training rides). These rides are for beginners who've trained a little and everyone else on up to experts. SAG and rest stop and bike support team are great. These rides are often better than paid rides elsewhere. Give the tour a try! Sign-In starts at 7:30 a.m. and safety talk about 8:20 a.m. so be ready to roll even though official start is supposed to not be before 8:30 a.m. It's always good to catch a rest room on the way to the hosting shop instead of waiting on the longer lines for relief there. Ken's skride is a bit more technical for inline skaters, so bring your skills or come volunteer to help at a rest stop with your Roadskater.net jersey on! You'll need some braking or some wheel money for the downhill on the way out that has a short up to a traffic light, and on the way back more skill yet, either at braking, skatewalking or traffic light timing! We've had tons of fun out on the loop over the years, but there's a nice view that leads down to a sweeping right into an NC Highway, so again, brakes or wheel money, plus some quads to put the rubber down...bring 'em. After a short stint on said nice NC road by the Germantown P.O., the fun begins at Red Bank Road, where we've had some of the most beautiful and fun pain ever on the long climb up to the rest stop at the church where the lasso route returns to the out and back portion. It's a tough day out in spaces with lots of great stuff along with it, and a nice mix of urban and rural settings. If you're not a newbie roadskater on hills, this is a fun challenge with plenty of work and yes, a bit o'pain fer ye. Ponder it well, but if you do it, you'll know you did something good.


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ARG, another "Trainer" missed

Unreal - all the training skride dates conflict with other stuff - I just committed to the Beach Blast hockey tournament in Wilm.NC this weekend. Hopefully SkateyBryan will be available and he can show me his Wilm. routes.
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Cool News About Wilmington

Hey that's cool about the beach blast inline hockey tournament. Keep us posted on what you expect and how it goes. I heard from Bryan that they've started a speed team down there too!

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