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Inline Skating From New Jersey to California for Charity

Here's a story about an ice speed skater, Al Schiller, who skated "across the country" for charity. It raises some questions and sparks some thoughts...even some doubts...but is nonetheless interesting and for an important charitable cause. So here are a few thoughts and questions. I'd love to hear your impressions! 

It's great that Carley Dryden did such a long and thorough interview. I thought for the most part it was good coverage based on a nice conversation. It is clear she is friendly to the idea and to the skater. My reactions:

Locations

Atlantic City, New Jersey
United States
39° 21' 51.4188" N, 74° 25' 22.5372" W
Manhattan Beach, California
United States
33° 53' 5.0496" N, 118° 24' 39.2724" W
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Tater Rides Again: Country Park and the Scotland Neck Country Roads Bike Tour

If your weight is keeping you on the couch and off your bike (or skates), I've got the ride for you. Thanks to the wide reach of the Tour to Tanglewood, an annual skating and cycling event that raises money for Multiple Sclerosis, I met a group called "The Taters" a few weeks ago on a Sunday afternoon when I was unpacking my bike to ride at Greensboro's Country Park. Roadskater and eebee were out of town and I was determined not to miss a chance to ride on one of the first sunny and very warm days of spring.

Location

Country Roads Bike Tour Scotland Neck, North Carolina
United States
36° 7' 46.56" N, 77° 25' 12.8928" W
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Gooch Memorial Bike Ride Inline Skate J & L Bicycle Burlington NC April 16 2010

2010.04.16 5:30 pm
US/Eastern

Gooch Memorial Ride
Friday April 16th, 2010
Registration 5:30pm   Ride Start 6:00pm

I'll let the link explain:

http://jlbicycle.com/

Location

J & L Bicycle
216 East Front Street
Burlington, North Carolina
United States
36° 5' 34.7892" N, 79° 26' 8.9124" W
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Buying a New vs Used Car 2010: 0% Financing? Honda Civic LX; Hyundai Elantra GLS; Mazda Mazda3 i Touring; Toyota Corolla LE

After twelve years driving my 1998 Saturn SL with manual transmission, the poor thing finally died at about 240,000 miles. I have spent the past three months immersed in the car-buying process, having never gone through it entirely on my own before. About halfway through it I felt like a horizontal asymptote: forever approaching the point of zero but destined never to actually get there.

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Eddy Matzger Roadshow 2010 Greensboro, NC Inline Skating Rollerblading Speedskating Workshop

2010.04.09
2010.04.11
US/Eastern

Eddy's coming back to Greensboro for his legendary skating workshop!  April 9-11.

Sign up now, before all the spots are taken!  The announcement email is below, with all the links you need...

We managed to get Eddy Matzger to add us to his schedule again this year (thanks to Skatey-Mark for the boost). in between trips to China he'll take the 2 and a half hour journey down from Floyd, VA for a roadshow outdoor inline speedskating workshop in Greensboro NC this year!

Location

1501 Highwoods Boulevard
Greensboro, North Carolina
United States
36° 6' 35.7624" N, 79° 52' 53.2812" W
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The Film, D Tour, on Independent Lens, plus ISU Berlin World Cup Replay Package on Universal Sports Online

I have been out of touch for a few weeks after some long distance skating and the prep and skating and wrap (still ongoing) of our Roadskater.net team charity efforts. Last night was the awards dinner for the Tour to Tanglewood, and it was a transitional day for several reasons, all good. Then I came home wanting to get some computer work done and maybe watch some tele, mostly something meaningless and useless.

Locations

Bloomington, Indiana
United States
39° 9' 55.17" N, 86° 31' 34.9896" W
San Francisco, California
United States
37° 46' 29.748" N, 122° 25' 9.8976" W
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Inline Skating 44 Miles on the Silver Comet Trail (Slowly). How About Your Recent Workouts?

No matter how far or not, how fast or not, I love to hear people's stories of skating. Ten words or a hundred paragraphs, tell us what you've been skating, cycling, lifting, or anything. Or just tell me what's up lately. So here's my freewriting exercise. I'll try to type it out once and not do editing other than spelling and such... Well, eebee and I went out for a long skate today, thinking we would do about 30 or 32 miles. She's been training to skate and I've been training to type, read, watch p2p tv of sporting events, so you can imagine who had the lower heart rate, ha!

Locations

Silver Comet Trail Near Mile 0 Nickajack Elementary School Smyrna, Georgia
United States
33° 50' 29.1444" N, 84° 30' 58.4964" W
Silver Comet Trail Near Mile 22 Dallas, Georgia
United States
33° 54' 57.3912" N, 84° 51' 55.1484" W
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Double Yes! Shani Davis USA Second World Record in 24 Hours (1000m), Marsicano Second Again

Yay! I can't wait to see some of this racing. Things are looking good for next year's Olympics! This is from a good piece worth a look below...

Speedskater Trevor Marsicano had never skated especially fast in the 1,000 meters, by international racing standards. His best time ranked only modestly inside the top 100 of all-time.

Location

Olympic Oval Kearns, Utah
United States
40° 39' 9.9036" N, 112° 0' 21.6612" W
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Yes! Shani Davis Sets World Record in 1500m ISU World Cup Long Track Race: Marsicano USA, Morrison CAN, Bokko NOR, Hedrick USA

Oh boy! Congratulations to Shani Davis for setting a new world record in Kearns, UT Friday. Davis surpassed the old record by a fifth of a second (plus a hundredth) to finish in 1:41:80. 

Location

Olympic Oval Kearns, Utah
United States
40° 39' 9.9036" N, 112° 0' 21.6612" W
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