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NC State Games at Greensboro Country Park June 23-24

We saw more guys out today in skinsuits and on bikes than usual, and I wondered what was up. The funny thing was there were road and mtb types, and some of them seemed to be checking out particular parts of the course with special attention. I forgot all of this until I started looking at ride calendars for the weekend, and in addition to Blood, Sweat and Gears (50 mile/100 mile) in the mountains, I found out that the State Games of NC take place in Greensboro Country Park this weekend.

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Tour de Kale 2007 Report

After several years of seeing the Tour de Kale flyers and jerseys out and about in Greensboro, I had the pleasure this year of finally taking part in this very well-run event. Denton, NC is a little town out in the country, Southwest of Greensboro, and a few miles southwest of Tour de Lions country, i.e., slightly more mountain-side, i.e., slightly hillier. Distance options this year were 120k, 110k, 60k (which Blake and I skated), and 25k (which Andy skated). Tour de Kale offers cash prizes for 1st, 2nd & 3rd male and female, spread over 4 categories for the 'Summit Challenge', which includes a Bubba division (male over 200lbs). Price is $35 for pre-reg., $40 the day of, plus a $10 deposit on the timing-chip, to be reimbursed after you turn it back in again. For this you get a bib #, meal ticket, event T-shirt & sponsor goodie bag, 120k of support vehicles & rest stops, and a beautiful country course.  

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Floyd Landis Makes 48 Mountain Bikers Happy

 While waiting for news of his fate, after a very strange hearing including threats, firings, secrets unveiled, and lots more mental gymnastics, Floyd Landis made his way back on the bike in Vail, Colorado for a mountain bike race. He made 48 people very happy by placing 49th. Imagine finishing ahead of the "then current" Tour de France champion in any kind of bike race!

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Kudos to Greensboro NC for Center City Park Wireless WiFi Access

Hello to all after a few days away when even RSN2.com took a day or two off! I'm sitting in Greensboro's Center City Park using the Wifi connection, and I must say this is nice. At about 8pm, the light is fading and the temperature is cooling a bit from a nice warm day. I decided against skating for several reasons, one being the orange level air quality warning, a very late schedule of sleeping and waking, and some work that needed to be done.

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Roadskater.net Marcia Woodfield Inline Skating Workshop for Multiple Sclerosis June 2 2007

Please register for my Multiple Sclerosis fundraiser...

Roadskater.net's Marcia Woodfield Inline Speed Skating Workshop, June 2, 2007 in Greensboro, NC.

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T2T Vets Get a Free Hat: Sign up for Tour to Tanglewood by April 30 2007

From Derrick at the tour:

Hey! This is just a reminder that Monday is your last chance to receive the 2007 Alumni baseball cap featuring the brand new "Start to Finish MS Bike Ride" logo. Alumni Registration Prize Deadline The Alumni Prize Deadline is April 30, so please don't miss out on this offer. If you have ridden in the Tour to Tanglewood during previous years and you sign up for the Tour before the deadline, you will receive the 2007 Alumni baseball cap featuring our brand new "Start to Finish MS Bike Ride" logo. Not registered yet? http://bikencc.nationalmssociety.org

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Found some photos of Texas Road Rash 2007

It looks like a blast and I wish I could have been there. I found some photos and think I see Artem in some of them, but wasn't sure as I didn't know if he was going to this event...


I saw pics of Brian and Andrea, too.

And I love this one of deep, meaningful tunes in front of the porta-potties:

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Any paved/skate trails in Spartanburg/Gaffney/Greenville areas?

Does anybody know of any? I tried sctrails.net, which is very informative, just very inconsistent regarding info on whether the trails are actually paved or not. I also tried many, many other places-to-skate type websites, SC trail websites etc. So now I'm specifically asking for anything anybody out there actually either GOES to or KNOWS about regarding places to skate in or near Gaffney, Spartanburg or Greenville - i.e. a really long, paved trail, or skater-friendly roadroute.
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Global Warming: If you can't Beat it, Skate it!

Alright, it's shaping up to be a fantastic weekend in the South, weatherwise. Temps up to 85 Deg F in the Atl., and Raleigh might see 80 on Saturday. Although there may be rain for New England and the mid-Atlantic states, Lansing should be a balmy 60 :-).
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Recumbent Exercise Bike Better for Me than Bike Trainer

I recently purchased a recumbent exercise bike to ride after my daughter goes to bed, as it is hard to get out as much as i would like with a 2.5 year old.  Its nothing fancy, a Proform XP110 from Sears.  I had a magnetic trainer for my road bike, but it's noisy and it just feels unnatural to be in that position on a normal road bike and not move for 30 minutes to an hour. 

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