RoadSkater.Net - skating, cycling, charity, photography, music, performance, entertainment, travel, products, life! http://roadskater.net/frontpage en 2016 9th Carolina Century Bike Ride 'n' Roll Greensboro NC October 22 2016 http://roadskater.net/2016-9th-carolina-century-bike-ride-n-roll-greensboro-nc-october-22-2016 <div class="event-nodeapi"> <div class="event-start dtstart" title="2016-10-22T11:30:00Z"><label>Start: </label> 2016.10.22 7:30 am </div> </div> <div class="event-nodeapi"> <div class="event-end dtend" title="2016-10-22T22:30:00Z"><label>End: </label> 2016.10.22 6:30 pm </div> </div> <div class="event-nodeapi"> <div class="event-tz"><label>Timezone: </label>America/New York </div> </div> <div class="event-nodeapi"> <div class="event-start dtstart" title="2016-10-22T11:30:00Z"><label>Start: </label> 2016.10.22 7:30 am </div> </div> <div class="event-nodeapi"> <div class="event-end dtend" title="2016-10-22T22:30:00Z"><label>End: </label> 2016.10.22 6:30 pm </div> </div> <div class="event-nodeapi"> <div class="event-tz"><label>Timezone: </label>America/New York </div> </div> <p>2016 9TH ANNUAL CAROLINA CENTURY BIKE RIDE'N'ROLL 21-102 MILES<br />&nbsp; * Saturday October 22 2016<br />&nbsp; * Gospel Baptist Church, 5945 N Church Street, Greensboro NC 27455<br />&nbsp; * 102/90/82/72/64/51/40/31/21 Miles<br />&nbsp; * 7:30a 10mph+ and 9:00a 12mph+ starts and more.<br />&nbsp; * Voted Best Triad Century Ride by Endurance Magazine readers in 2012, 2013, 2014 &amp; 2015.<br />&nbsp; * Full &amp; Half Imperial &amp; Metric Centuries plus Supported Bail-Out Routes.<br />&nbsp; * 10 Hour+ Support for Your Epic Ride.<br />&nbsp; * Preregister on CarolinaCentury.com website.<br />&nbsp; * <a href="http://BL2U.com/events/carolina-century/" title="http://BL2U.com/events/carolina-century/">http://BL2U.com/events/carolina-century/</a><br />&nbsp; * Bike Ride'n'Roll to Benefit People with MS and to Fight Hunger Where We Ride<br />&nbsp; * Modular Course: Nested loops (21, 31, 51) attached to 51 miles of daisy-chained lassos (64, 72, 82, 102). <br />&nbsp; * Clockwise courses emphasize right turns; suburban first while fresh, more rural as courses finish.</p> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Gospel Baptist Church</span> <div class="street-address"> 5945 N Church Street </div> <span class="locality">Greensboro</span>, <span class="region">North Carolina</span> <span class="postal-code">27455</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="36.224703">36° 13' 28.9308" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-79.791115">79° 47' 28.014" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=36.224703+-79.791115+%285945+N+Church+Street%2C+Greensboro%2C+NC%2C+27455%2C+us%29" target="_blank">Google Maps</a>, <a href="http://maps.yahoo.com/maps_result?addr=5945+N+Church+Street&amp;csz=Greensboro%2C+NC&amp;country=us" target="_blank">Yahoo! Maps</a>, <a href="http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?searchtype=address&amp;country=US&amp;address=5945+N+Church+Street&amp;city=Greensboro&amp;state=NC&amp;zipcode=27455" target="_blank">MapQuest</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://roadskater.net/2016-9th-carolina-century-bike-ride-n-roll-greensboro-nc-october-22-2016" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/2016-9th-carolina-century-bike-ride-n-roll-greensboro-nc-october-22-2016#comments Roadskater.net 2016 2000s United States of America (USA) bicycling North Carolina (NC) 2010s Belews Creek NC Bethany NC century cycling Earth Forsyth County NC fun Greensboro NC Guilford County NC half century half metric century inline skating metric century Oak Ridge NC outdoor Piney Grove NC roadskating Rockingham County NC Summerfield NC Wentworth NC Roadskater.net Carolina Century North America http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1477 36.224703 -79.791115 Fri, 14 Oct 2016 01:47:12 +0000 roadskater 1477 at http://roadskater.net Roadskater.net Photos Revolved: Faster, Better, Fetching Views of the People, Days and Places That Saved My Life http://roadskater.net/roadskater-net-photos-revolved-faster-better-fetching-views-people-days-and-places-saved-my-life <p>A few years ago I had to shake things up as the old joys were no more....at least for a while.&nbsp;Thanks to three lovely young skater friendgirls, I started skating, and it turned out I was quickly more addicted than they were. &nbsp;The Year of Skating Dangerously saved me.&nbsp;To honor that time, and join the red skates and blue skates (and my newer white skates with stars) into the United Skates, I present:&nbsp;<strong><a href="http://roadskater.net/rsn/photos/index.htm" target="_blank" title="Roadskater.net Photos Revolved">http://roadskater.net/rsn/photos/index.htm</a>&nbsp;</strong>.</p><p><a href="http://roadskater.net/roadskater-net-photos-revolved-faster-better-fetching-views-people-days-and-places-saved-my-life" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/roadskater-net-photos-revolved-faster-better-fetching-views-people-days-and-places-saved-my-life#comments Roadskater.net 2011 2012 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2000s United States of America (USA) North Carolina (NC) 2000-9 2010s Alabama (AL) Anniston AL Athens GA Athens to Atlanta (a2a) Atlanta GA bike rides Carolina Century charity rides Clemmons NC Dacula GA District of Columbia (DC) Earth Florida (FL) Forsyth County NC Georgia (GA) Greensboro NC Guilford County NC inline skating Manhattan NY Miami Beach FL New York (NY) New York City NY open road outdoor Pennsylvania (PA) Philadelphia PA photo albums photofloat photogalleries Roadskater.net roadskating skating skrides (skateable bike rides) Smyrna GA South Beach FL Tanglewood Park Tour to Tanglewood (t2t ttt) Washington DC websites photos North America http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1457 Thu, 08 Nov 2012 02:25:42 +0000 roadskater 1457 at http://roadskater.net Interesting Article on Tramadol in Cycling and Other Sports (WSJ) http://roadskater.net/interesting-article-tramadol-cycling-and-other-sports-wsj <p>This article is interesting to me mainly for what it explains about how they decide what substances should be banned, and why cyclists or at least their managers would want to have a drug banned. If there's no performance enhancement, OK. But I'd say being able to not abandon the next day is a sort of performance enhancement. What seems clear to me after this year of delayed startup for skating is that Tramadol makes some people l "loopy," and for others, it's a disappointment. :o) I took various pain killers in fear of how great they might me feel. I still never felt amazing! Oh well.</p><p>Anyway, not a bad article to remind us all to be careful what we take before going on the road in a car or on wheels.</p><p>I wonder what percentage of drivers on the road are actively under the influence of an opiod, alcohol, or other performance disenhancer.</p><p>I usually don't like reading the comments section, but even early on there are some funny responses. </p><p><a href="http://roadskater.net/interesting-article-tramadol-cycling-and-other-sports-wsj" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/interesting-article-tramadol-cycling-and-other-sports-wsj#comments Cycling Tours 2016 2000s 2010s doping drugs Earth painkillers Tramadol UCI (Union Cycliste Internationale) World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) pro cycling http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1479 Fri, 14 Oct 2016 18:04:16 +0000 roadskater 1479 at http://roadskater.net Crowd-Sourced Color Names by XKCD http://roadskater.net/crowd-sourced-color-names-xkcd <p>Yesterday, I was looking at the <a href="https://stanford.edu/~mwaskom/software/seaborn/tutorial/color_palettes.html">formatting options</a> for a graphing package and noticed an option to use named colors "from the xkcd survey."</p><p>That was a new thing to me. As it turns out, the author of the xkcd.com comics created an online <a href="http://xkcd.com/color/rgb/" title="xkcd color names">survey of color names</a> about five years ago and over 200,000 users contributed; <a href="https://blog.xkcd.com/2010/05/03/color-survey-results/" title="xkcd color survey results">discussion of results here</a>. It's pretty funny and it's also real science. Because <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Color_term">color names</a> are weird.</p><p>You can also look at a list <a href="http://www.w3schools.com/colors/colors_xkcd.asp" title="Alpha sort of xkcd color names">sorted alphabetically by name</a> which reveals some rather interesting properties of the set.</p><p><a href="http://roadskater.net/crowd-sourced-color-names-xkcd" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/crowd-sourced-color-names-xkcd#comments graphics color names pantone science xkcd http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1476 Fri, 03 Jun 2016 03:52:01 +0000 timv 1476 at http://roadskater.net Marathon swag bags; soap/energy bar mixup; guess the rest http://roadskater.net/marathon-swag-bags-soapenergy-bar-mixup-guess-rest <p>It's been reblogged many times but I just saw this:</p><p><a href="http://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-news-from-elsewhere-35899109"><strong>Free soap leaves bad taste for Chinese athletes</strong></a><br />By News from Elsewhere... ...as found by BBC Monitoring<br />25 March 2016</p><p><a href="http://roadskater.net/marathon-swag-bags-soapenergy-bar-mixup-guess-rest" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/marathon-swag-bags-soapenergy-bar-mixup-guess-rest#comments 2016 2000s 2010s China China (CHN) Earth energy bar goodie bag marathons soap Asia http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1474 Sat, 26 Mar 2016 00:05:15 +0000 timv 1474 at http://roadskater.net Clarinet: Middle Aged Woman Dares To Learn New Musical Instrument http://roadskater.net/clarinet-middle-aged-woman-dares-learn-new-musical-instrument <div id="yiv6047216749yui_3_16_0_1_1457149762868_6407" dir="ltr">I have already let a year pass without chronicling my journey into learning a new musical instrument as a middle aged adult. I'll start now because I'd like to use any extra help I can get, in case anybody has any. It helps to write it all out.</div><p><a href="http://roadskater.net/clarinet-middle-aged-woman-dares-learn-new-musical-instrument" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/clarinet-middle-aged-woman-dares-learn-new-musical-instrument#comments musical instruments http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1473 Sat, 12 Mar 2016 18:57:39 +0000 eebee 1473 at http://roadskater.net Chaucer Scholar Analyzes Current Political Tweets http://roadskater.net/chaucer-scholar-analyzes-current-political-tweets <p>Zero skating content here except that y'all are all of the people I know who would care about this at all.</p><p><a href="http://talkingpointsmemo.com/edblog/breaking-chaucer-scholar-analyzes-trump-attack-haiku" target="_blank" title="Breaking: Chaucer Scholar Analyzes Trump Attack Haiku"><strong><em>Breaking: Chaucer Scholar Analyzes Trump Attack Haiku</em></strong></a></p><p>By Josh Marshall, published March 7, 2016, 10:17 PM EST<strong><em><br /></em></strong></p><p><a href="http://roadskater.net/chaucer-scholar-analyzes-current-political-tweets" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/chaucer-scholar-analyzes-current-political-tweets#comments http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1472 Wed, 09 Mar 2016 10:22:01 +0000 timv 1472 at http://roadskater.net Road-Skates from the 19th Century http://roadskater.net/road-skates-19th-century <p><img src="http://roadskater.net/system/files/images/VictorianRoadSkates1_0.jpg" alt="Ritter Road-Skates from 1896" title="Victorian Road-Skates" width="372" height="600" /></p><p><a href="http://roadskater.net/road-skates-19th-century" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/road-skates-19th-century#comments 1800s 1890s 1896 historic inline skating open road outdoor roadskating Victorian http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1471 Thu, 18 Feb 2016 01:54:48 +0000 timv 1471 at http://roadskater.net Epidemic of Overtraining Strikes Epidemic of Ultramarathons http://roadskater.net/epidemic-overtraining-strikes-epidemic-ultramarathons <p>Another one that I spotted this week:</p><p><a href="http://www.outsideonline.com/1986361/running-empty">Running on Empty</a></p><p>Meaghen Brown, Jun 12, 2015</p><p>Quote:</p><blockquote><p>“OTS is one of the scariest things I’ve ever seen in my 30 plus years of working with athletes,” says David Nieman, former vice president of the American College of Sports Medicine. “To watch someone go from that degree of proficiency to a shell of their former self is unbelievably painful and frustrating.”</p></blockquote><p><a href="http://roadskater.net/epidemic-overtraining-strikes-epidemic-ultramarathons" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/epidemic-overtraining-strikes-epidemic-ultramarathons#comments http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1468 Wed, 30 Dec 2015 20:18:58 +0000 timv 1468 at http://roadskater.net Exercise! Sedentary Lifestyle More to Blame for Decline With Age Than Aging http://roadskater.net/exercise-sedentary-lifestyle-more-blame-decline-age-aging <p>Just spotted this one:</p><p><a href="http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2015/04/running-into-old-age/390219/"><em>Running Into Old Age</em></a><br />Ian McMahan, Apr 22, 2015</p><p>Quote:</p><blockquote><p>While some loss of strength is inevitable, the researchers found that older athletes who participated in exercise programs showed significantly more muscle strength that people of similar age who didn’t exercise. Maintaining muscle strength can be a key component of successful aging, as past research has <a href="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18188658" data-omni-click="r'article',r'link',r'7',r'390219'">shown</a> that its loss in seniors is correlated to an increased risk of falling, a significant cause of age-related trauma.</p></blockquote><p><a href="http://roadskater.net/exercise-sedentary-lifestyle-more-blame-decline-age-aging" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/exercise-sedentary-lifestyle-more-blame-decline-age-aging#comments aging exercise fitness http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1467 Wed, 30 Dec 2015 19:51:14 +0000 timv 1467 at http://roadskater.net 2014 Berlin Inline Skate Marathon Video http://roadskater.net/2014-berlin-inline-skate-marathon-video <p>Here's another skate marathon video (helmet cam) from Europe in 2014. The road surfaces look great! Video is over 1 hour long.&nbsp;</p><p>The packs start to thin out after about ten minutes. Closed roads. Church bells. Bystanders cheering. Tramlines. "Paß auf!". Street musicians and the Doppler effect.&nbsp;</p><p><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wHaGtm8jFas" title="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wHaGtm8jFas">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wHaGtm8jFas</a></p> http://roadskater.net/2014-berlin-inline-skate-marathon-video#comments Berlin Berlin (land) closed road Earth Germany (DEU) (Deutschland) inline skating marathons open road outdoor outdoor inline speed racing roadskating skating Europe http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1466 Sat, 18 Apr 2015 15:08:07 +0000 eebee 1466 at http://roadskater.net Puente la Reina 2014 Inline Speed Skating International Marathon http://roadskater.net/puente-la-reina-2014-inline-speed-skating-international-marathon <p>This looks like a great event. Very A2A-ish, hillwise, but marathon distance. There are some pretty technical hills on the course by the looks of it.&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>I believe a blind skater completed the race, aided by a paceline buddy. I don't know anything other than the name of the event and what's visible in the video, but I will add to this as I find out more, if I get time.&nbsp;</p><p><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2OKVSsnMpHo" title="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2OKVSsnMpHo">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2OKVSsnMpHo</a></p> http://roadskater.net/puente-la-reina-2014-inline-speed-skating-international-marathon#comments Roadskater.net Earth inline skating marathons open road outdoor outdoor inline speed roadskating skating Spain (ESP) (España) speed speedskating rolling hills Europe http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1465 Fri, 17 Apr 2015 02:46:28 +0000 eebee 1465 at http://roadskater.net Photos of Roadskating Around Paris France from 2003 2004 2005 (Inline Skating Pari Roller and More) http://roadskater.net/photos-roadskating-around-paris-france-2003-2004-2005-inline-skating-pari-roller-and-more <p>A tweety one. While looking at great free software for fat32/ext3 (TestDisk), I found...</p><p><a href="http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/Roller" target="_blank" title="Roller Photos on cgsecurity.org">http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/Roller</a></p><p>Enjoy! roadskater</p> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <div class="street-address"> Place Raoul Dautry </div> <span class="locality">Paris</span> <span class="postal-code">75015</span> <div class="country-name">France</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="48.841741">48° 50' 30.2676" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="2.320608">2° 19' 14.1888" E</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.fr/?q=Place+Raoul+Dautry%2C+Paris%2C+75015%2C+fr" target="_blank">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> http://roadskater.net/photos-roadskating-around-paris-france-2003-2004-2005-inline-skating-pari-roller-and-more#comments Roadskater.net 2003 2004 2005 2000s 2000-9 Earth France (FRA) fun Ile-de-France (region) FRA inline skating Paris FRA outdoors photos Europe http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1464 48.841741 2.320608 Fri, 28 Jun 2013 03:23:15 +0000 roadskater 1464 at http://roadskater.net 30-Day Challenge: Asthma, Allergies and Kick-Starting Fitness 2013 http://roadskater.net/30-day-challenge-asthma-allergies-and-kick-starting-fitness-2013 <p>Let's see, where was I? Oh yeah. I was slowly making zig-zagging headway with various elimination diets regarding my various allergies and autoimmune issues. Also, there was some recent talk behind the scenes about skaters and their training and/or weight loss goals for the upcoming training season. All of the above, plus a couple of 20 minute flat skating sessions this week that left me gasping for oxygen, has prompted me to try my own 30 Day healthy eating Challenge. I'm hoping to make it past day 4 this time.</p><p><a href="http://roadskater.net/30-day-challenge-asthma-allergies-and-kick-starting-fitness-2013" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/30-day-challenge-asthma-allergies-and-kick-starting-fitness-2013#comments Roadskater.net United States of America (USA) charity health Atlanta GA charity rides Earth Georgia (GA) recreation Silver Comet Trail (GA) skating sports nutrition North America http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1463 Fri, 22 Feb 2013 02:14:53 +0000 eebee 1463 at http://roadskater.net Wooden Bike Brings Together Several Interests and Skills from Guitar Building to Cycling to Marketing http://roadskater.net/wooden-bike-brings-together-several-interests-and-skills-guitar-building-cycling-marketing <p>This is a good article about an interesting object: a wooden bicycle which incorporates other materials...notably kevlar. It also shows how varied interests and passions can eventually combine into a new life's work or maybe even career, if all goes well. Rather than repeat it all, here's a link....&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://news.google.com/news/url?sa=t&amp;fd=R&amp;usg=AFQjCNFG05mK8vJ_6YMGBJ-L1zavVdj4WQ&amp;url=http://www.boulderweekly.com/article-10325-wooden-wheels.html">Wooden wheels - Boulder Weekly</a> -</p><p><a href="http://roadskater.net/wooden-bike-brings-together-several-interests-and-skills-guitar-building-cycling-marketing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/wooden-bike-brings-together-several-interests-and-skills-guitar-building-cycling-marketing#comments Roadcyclist.net 2012 2000s 2010s bicycles bicycling equipment Boulder CO Colorada manufacturing wood http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1462 Fri, 14 Dec 2012 01:56:41 +0000 roadskater 1462 at http://roadskater.net International Skating Union (ISU) Long Track and Short Track Speed Skating Live on the Web http://roadskater.net/international-skating-union-isu-long-track-and-short-track-speed-skating-live-web <p>Just a quick reminder that ISU's website streams some speed skating, depending on broadcast blackouts. As I write, the long track speed skating men's 500m is on. Soon the short track may be available too.&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://livemanager.eurovision.edgesuite.net/isu/site/index.html" target="_blank">http://livemanager.eurovision.edgesuite.net/isu/site/index.html</a></p><p>The specific link for the long track event on now is...</p><p><a href="http://livemanager.eurovision.edgesuite.net/isu/site/index.html?video_id=9693" target="_blank">http://livemanager.eurovision.edgesuite.net/isu/site/index.html?video_id=9693</a></p><p>To check schedules, you can use the following site, but be careful with any links there and don't download .exe files or fall for ads which mention you don't have the right codec or video player. Check your downloads directory after you're finished, too! Having said that, sometimes you can find feeds for events that no USA broadcaster has purchased.&nbsp;</p> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="locality">Nagano</span> <div class="country-name">Japan</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="36.648550">36° 38' 54.78" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="138.194243">138° 11' 39.2748" E</abbr></span> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://roadskater.net/international-skating-union-isu-long-track-and-short-track-speed-skating-live-web" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/international-skating-union-isu-long-track-and-short-track-speed-skating-live-web#comments Roadskater.net 2012 2000s 2010s Earth indoor Japan (JPN) long track Nagano JPN skating speed skating streaming video world cup live video short track Asia http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1461 36.648550 138.194243 Sat, 08 Dec 2012 05:52:19 +0000 roadskater 1461 at http://roadskater.net Useful Explanation of Multiple Sclerosis and How High Vitamin D Levels Can Reduce Chance of Getting MS http://roadskater.net/useful-explanation-multiple-sclerosis-and-how-high-vitamin-d-levels-can-reduce-chance-getting-ms <p>Since we raise funds for Multiple Sclerosis research and advocacy through the Carolina Century and as the Roadskater.net cycling and inline skating team, we often are asked about the disease. We've tried to learn more about it, but it can be difficult to explain in a few words. One of our sidebars on this site tracks MS research, and usually the articles are either inconclusive or incomprehensible.</p><p>This article is pretty good, especially in the last three paragraphs, which explain MS generally. It's worth a read as a backgrounder, and for the information on the Vitamin D as a factor in MS development. The first comment to the article also seems knowledgeable, and the recommendation for Vitamin D from sunlight sounds good...but I think I may need to add some vitamins in with that.&nbsp;</p> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Umeå University</span> <span class="locality">Umeå</span>, <span class="region">Västerbotten</span> <div class="country-name">Sweden</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="63.825847">63° 49' 33.0492" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="20.263035">20° 15' 46.926" E</abbr></span> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://roadskater.net/useful-explanation-multiple-sclerosis-and-how-high-vitamin-d-levels-can-reduce-chance-getting-ms" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/useful-explanation-multiple-sclerosis-and-how-high-vitamin-d-levels-can-reduce-chance-getting-ms#comments Health 2012 2000s health 2010s autoimmune diseases Earth multiple sclerosis (MS) Neurology (journal) Sweden (SWE) Umeå SWE Västerbotten County SWE vitamin D Europe http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1460 63.825847 20.263035 Tue, 27 Nov 2012 14:24:49 +0000 roadskater 1460 at http://roadskater.net First Skating After Carolina Century 102 http://roadskater.net/first-skating-after-carolina-century-102 <p>Nothing earth shattering here. Anybody still skating or training?</p><p>I finally made it out to Greensboro Country Park for the first skating after Carolina Century. So that means I've not skated much since Athens to Atlanta, as the weeks between the two events are mostly about getting the CC ready. How would all that non-skating affect me?&nbsp;</p><p>Well, first off, my heart rate when I put the strap on was 130! Now, I've seen in the 120s for an event where I'm in a hurry or have a lot of responsibility, lots of people in town, all that. Most of the time it's under 100 getting started at Country Park.&nbsp;</p><p>I got there without much time before dark, so I set minor goals. I just did a couple of laps (5k), and really was only out to enjoy it. What I noticed was:</p><p><a href="http://roadskater.net/first-skating-after-carolina-century-102" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/first-skating-after-carolina-century-102#comments Roadskater.net 2012 2000s United States of America (USA) Greensboro Country Park North Carolina (NC) 2010s Earth enjoyment first day back Greensboro Country Park Greensboro NC Guilford County NC inline skating outdoor North America http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1459 Sat, 10 Nov 2012 08:21:40 +0000 roadskater 1459 at http://roadskater.net Inline to Olympic Ice Speed Skates Again! Florida's Brittany Bowe Follows the Example of NC Speed Skater Heather Richardson http://roadskater.net/inline-olympic-ice-speed-skates-again-floridas-brittany-bowe-follows-example-nc-speed-skater-heather-richardson <p>Here's a well-done if brief local piece of writing from Florida, where they are mighty proud of their inline champion, Brittany Bowe. If I have it right, she was at the US Cup when I was there, skating for Verducci (she, not me, ha!)**. I may even have some photos of her skating with the Verducci gals, not sure (might have a photo of Heather Richardson from a US10K too..&nbsp;</p><p>Thus, like many inliners, Bowe must have figured out there's not much glory in being at the top of a non-Olympic sport, and why not give it a go. (I think she may have made an attempt at cycling some time back too.) Anyway, she and High Point's Heather Richardson had raced plenty, and seeing Richardson's success surely was a factor, and likely made it easier to make the decision and follow an example for the switch over to indoor long track ice speed skating.&nbsp;</p><p>This could be a powerful duo for the USA and they could be ambassadors for inline everywhere.&nbsp;</p> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="locality">Ocala</span>, <span class="region">Florida</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="29.187199">29° 11' 13.9164" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-82.140092">82° 8' 24.3312" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=29.187199+-82.140092+%28%2C+Ocala%2C+FL%2C+%2C+us%29" target="_blank">Google Maps</a>, <a href="http://maps.yahoo.com/maps_result?addr=&amp;csz=Ocala%2C+FL&amp;country=us" target="_blank">Yahoo! Maps</a>, <a href="http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?searchtype=address&amp;country=US&amp;address=&amp;city=Ocala&amp;state=FL&amp;zipcode=" target="_blank">MapQuest</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://roadskater.net/inline-olympic-ice-speed-skates-again-floridas-brittany-bowe-follows-example-nc-speed-skater-heather-richardson" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/inline-olympic-ice-speed-skates-again-floridas-brittany-bowe-follows-example-nc-speed-skater-heather-richardson#comments Roadskater.net 2012 2000s United States of America (USA) 2010s Brittany Bowe Earth Florida (FL) Heather Richardson ice speed skating inline skaters inline skating inline to ice Kearns UT long track ice Ocala FL Olympic Oval (Kearns Utah USA) speed skating Utah (UT) winter olympics North America http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1458 29.187199 -82.140092 Thu, 08 Nov 2012 22:55:37 +0000 roadskater 1458 at http://roadskater.net English Fashions http://roadskater.net/english-fashions <p>Home. Home again. I like to be here when I ca-a-a-an.</p><p>Shopping in Bournemouth today and I notice women of all ages from 18 to 60 all dressed in similar clothing styles. There are no "Juniors" or "Misses" sections in the clothing stores. It's all mixed. Consequently, women my age (45) aren't doomed to safe outfits like twinsets and slacks or to certain stores. I saw a £100 pair of bright blue Doc Martens I would've liked to buy, and a whole load of other outfits I'd like to wear. But I'd only be able to wear them here because if I wore them in Georgia I'd be accused of being a cougar.</p><p>Hoping to dodge the showers tomorrow and head over to Old Harry Rocks (Handfast Point).</p><p>Computer time is limited this time around but I hope to note more pseudo-foreign observations soon.</p> http://roadskater.net/english-fashions#comments Roadskater.net 2012 2000s 2010s Bournemouth Dorset Earth England (ENG) UK Great Britain UK shopping United Kingdom (GBR) (UK) (UKM) Europe http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1456 Thu, 01 Nov 2012 17:21:46 +0000 eebee 1456 at http://roadskater.net A2A FIRST TIMER! http://roadskater.net/a2a-first-timer <p>Great meeting Blake and Elizabeth at A2A around mile 15-20. Roadskater is responsible for helping me get back into skating and getting the proper skates, wheels etc to skate distances.&nbsp; I completed my first road skate by doing the 38 mile option of A2A on Sunday.&nbsp; The hills and roads were rough, but we made it through and the weather was great.&nbsp; Thank you again for your assistance back in april and may when we did our first charity event 72 Miles for Freedom.&nbsp; The group ride is on the Silver Comet Trail and you do not have to complete the full 72 miles... You may also run, bike, walk, or longboard.&nbsp; Our next one is March 23, 2013 and you can register and get more information on active.com at <a href="http://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fbit.ly%2FQs1X1E&amp;h=pAQHOKoK8&amp;s=1" target="_blank" rel="nofollow nofollow">http://bit.ly/Qs1X1E</a></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://roadskater.net/a2a-first-timer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/a2a-first-timer#comments charity events charity rides cycling inline skating Silver Comet Trail (GA) http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1455 Mon, 08 Oct 2012 12:31:31 +0000 un.retired.skater 1455 at http://roadskater.net 2012 BMW Berlin Marathon Inline Skate Finish Video http://roadskater.net/2012-bmw-berlin-marathon-inline-skate-finish-video <p>Per <a href="http://bontskates.yuku.com/topic/2259/2012-BMW-Berlin-Marathon#.UGoPpU3A9qM" target="_blank">Bill Begg on the Bont forum</a>, this year's Berlin Marathon had a total of over FORTY-EIGHT THOUSAND (!!!) participants! This spread out over skaters, hand cyclists/wheel chair athletes and runners. About 6,800 were skaters. Not too shabby! And they had beautiful weather this year as opposed to the driving rain they had in recent years. The skate portion of this event happened last Saturday, Sept. 29th.</p><p>Here's a pretty good video of the final few KMs, of eventual winner Ewen Fernandez of France, and Bart Swings of Belgium, showing the beauty of this sport.&nbsp;</p><p><a href="https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=4051845253239">https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=4051845253239</a></p><p>I'd like to see ALL the footage taken from these cameras during this race. The way these two skate is so pretty, frankly I can't handle it. &nbsp;</p> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Brandenburg Gate (Brandenburger Tor)</span> <div class="street-address"> Pariser Platz </div> <span class="locality">Berlin</span>, <span class="region">Berlin</span> <div class="country-name">Germany</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="52.516211">52° 30' 58.3596" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="13.377673">13° 22' 39.6228" E</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=Pariser+Platz%2C+%2C+Berlin%2C+de" target="_blank">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://roadskater.net/2012-bmw-berlin-marathon-inline-skate-finish-video" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/2012-bmw-berlin-marathon-inline-skate-finish-video#comments Roadskater.net 2012 2000s 2010s Bart Swings Berlin Berlin (land) Brandenburg Gate (Brandenburger Tor) closed course Earth Germany (DEU) (Deutschland) inline skating marathons outdoor outdoor inline speed speedskating World Inline Cup (WIC) Europe http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1454 52.516211 13.377673 Mon, 01 Oct 2012 22:42:33 +0000 eebee 1454 at http://roadskater.net Athens to Atlanta A2A 2012 87-Mile (also 52, 38) Roadskate (Inline Skating/Rollerblading/Quad Skating Event) http://roadskater.net/athens-atlanta-a2a-2012-87-mile-also-52-38-roadskate-inline-skatingrollerbladingquad-skating-event <div class="event-nodeapi"> <div class="event-start dtstart" title="2012-10-07T11:30:00Z"><label>Start: </label> 2012.10.07 7:30 am </div> </div> <div class="event-nodeapi"> <div class="event-tz"><label>Timezone: </label>America/New York </div> </div> <div class="event-nodeapi"> <div class="event-start dtstart" title="2012-10-07T11:30:00Z"><label>Start: </label> 2012.10.07 7:30 am </div> </div> <div class="event-nodeapi"> <div class="event-tz"><label>Timezone: </label>America/New York </div> </div> <p>We've been doing the Athens to Atlanta roadskate since 1999, and it helps us get out and skate all year, knowing we need to be ready to skate 87 miles in early October. If you're interested in rolling, it's not too late. Check A2A.net.&nbsp;</p> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Locations</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">The Classic Center</span> <div class="street-address"> 300 N Thomas St </div> <span class="locality">Athens</span>, <span class="region">North Carolina</span> <span class="postal-code">30601</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="34.006845">34° 0' 24.642" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-83.346878">83° 20' 48.7608" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=34.006845+-83.346878+%28300+N+Thomas+St%2C+Athens%2C+NC%2C+30601%2C+us%29" target="_blank">Google Maps</a>, <a href="http://maps.yahoo.com/maps_result?addr=300+N+Thomas+St&amp;csz=Athens%2C+NC&amp;country=us" target="_blank">Yahoo! Maps</a>, <a href="http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?searchtype=address&amp;country=US&amp;address=300+N+Thomas+St&amp;city=Athens&amp;state=NC&amp;zipcode=30601" target="_blank">MapQuest</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Old (Historic) Fourt Ward Skatepark</span> <div class="street-address"> 830 Willoughby Way NE </div> <span class="locality">Atlanta</span>, <span class="region">Georgia</span> <span class="postal-code">30312</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="33.765279">33° 45' 55.0044" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-84.360480">84° 21' 37.728" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=33.765279+-84.360480+%28830+Willoughby+Way+NE%2C+Atlanta%2C+GA%2C+30312%2C+us%29" target="_blank">Google Maps</a>, <a href="http://maps.yahoo.com/maps_result?addr=830+Willoughby+Way+NE&amp;csz=Atlanta%2C+GA&amp;country=us" target="_blank">Yahoo! Maps</a>, <a href="http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?searchtype=address&amp;country=US&amp;address=830+Willoughby+Way+NE&amp;city=Atlanta&amp;state=GA&amp;zipcode=30312" target="_blank">MapQuest</a></div> </div> </div> </div> http://roadskater.net/athens-atlanta-a2a-2012-87-mile-also-52-38-roadskate-inline-skatingrollerbladingquad-skating-event#comments Roadskater.net 2012 2000s United States of America (USA) 2010s a2a.net Athens GA Athens to Atlanta (a2a) Atlanta GA Clarkston GA Classic Center (Athens GA) Dacula GA Earth Georgia (GA) inline skating Lawrenceville GA Old (Historic) Fourth Ward Skatepark open road outdoor roller (quad) skating Stone Mountain GA North America http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1453 34.006845 -83.346878 33.765279 -84.360480 Sun, 30 Sep 2012 03:22:11 +0000 roadskater 1453 at http://roadskater.net No Recovery Necessary? Hypothyroid Ultra-Cardio Training While Eating a Paleo, Primal, Wheat-Free Diet. http://roadskater.net/no-recovery-necessary-hypothyroid-ultra-cardio-training-while-eating-paleo-primal-wheat-free-diet <p><em>Immediate disclaimers: </em></p><p><em>I don't consider myself on a 'diet'. I just put that in title.&nbsp;</em></p><p><em>I'm not 100% sugar-, corn- or potato-free, and those foods don't fall under Paleo or Primal. I also eat dairy: cheese, eggs, milk, butter.&nbsp;</em></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>I wanted to write a follow up to my <a href="http://roadskater.net/primal-or-paleo-eating-becoming-keto-adapted-fat-burning-endurance-athlete" target="_blank">previous posts</a> about my long-term <a href="http://roadskater.net/fluoridated-tap-water-and-hypothyroidism" target="_blank">dietary changes</a> and how they are affecting my ultra-cardio lifestyle. Sorry, but I love to skate! All day if possible! It makes me nice! We're not gunning it the whole time so it's all perfectly doable without too much physical depletion.&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://roadskater.net/no-recovery-necessary-hypothyroid-ultra-cardio-training-while-eating-paleo-primal-wheat-free-diet" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/no-recovery-necessary-hypothyroid-ultra-cardio-training-while-eating-paleo-primal-wheat-free-diet#comments Roadskater.net 2012 2000s United States of America (USA) North Carolina (NC) 2010s Clemmons NC Earth fluoride Forsyth County NC Greensboro NC Guilford County NC hypothyroidism outdoor paleo primal recovery skating Tanglewood Park ultra-cardio ultra-marathon Wheat Belly wheat-free Winston-Salem NC North America http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1452 Sat, 29 Sep 2012 17:17:44 +0000 eebee 1452 at http://roadskater.net Centenarian Completes Metric Century, Sets Record on Velodrome, 300 Laps, 14.4 Miles per Hour Average http://roadskater.net/centenarian-completes-metric-century-sets-record-velodrome-300-laps-14-4-miles-hour-average <p>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.&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://news.google.com/news/url?sa=t&amp;fd=R&amp;usg=AFQjCNG5e_afOWToQlNlNbXaweZIayT4Vw&amp;url=http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/sns-rt-us-france-cyclistbre88r171-20120928,0,272460.story">French centenarian wins 100 km cycling challenge - Chicago Tribune</a> -</p> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Tete d’Or (Georges Prévéral) Velodrome</span> <span class="locality">Lyon</span> <div class="country-name">France</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="45.782265">45° 46' 56.154" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="4.855629">4° 51' 20.2644" E</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.fr/?q=%2C+Lyon%2C+%2C+fr" target="_blank">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://roadskater.net/centenarian-completes-metric-century-sets-record-velodrome-300-laps-14-4-miles-hour-average" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/centenarian-completes-metric-century-sets-record-velodrome-300-laps-14-4-miles-hour-average#comments Roadskater.net 2012 2000s 2010s age group records closed course cycling Earth France (FRA) individual time trials Lyon FRA Rhône (department) FRA Rhône-Alpes (region) FRA speed records Tete d’Or (Georges Prévéral) Velodrome time trials track cycling velodromes Europe http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1451 45.782265 4.855629 Fri, 28 Sep 2012 23:32:23 +0000 roadskater 1451 at http://roadskater.net Hello roadrash, my old friend. http://roadskater.net/hello-roadrash-my-old-friend <p>It had been a couple years since I had an outbreak of roadrash. Apparently I had forgotten just how much fun it is. Makes me feel young again. Yet, at the same time, old.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>I also learned that if you don’t have any medical/bandage tape on hand, blue painter’s tape works surprisingly well. Holds just well enough to get through the night, yet doesn’t serve as a depilatory the next morning.</p> http://roadskater.net/hello-roadrash-my-old-friend#comments http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1450 Fri, 28 Sep 2012 14:21:25 +0000 Bryan 1450 at http://roadskater.net Carolina Century 2012 Bike Ride and Roll for Multiple Sclerosis: 21, 31, 51, 64, 72, 82 or 102 miles, 10-Hour Support http://roadskater.net/carolina-century-2012-bike-ride-and-roll-multiple-sclerosis-21-31-51-64-72-82-or-102-miles-10-hour-support <div class="event-nodeapi"> <div class="event-start dtstart" title="2012-10-20T11:30:00Z"><label>Start: </label> 2012.10.20 7:30 am </div> </div> <div class="event-nodeapi"> <div class="event-tz"><label>Timezone: </label>America/New York </div> </div> <div class="event-nodeapi"> <div class="event-start dtstart" title="2012-10-20T11:30:00Z"><label>Start: </label> 2012.10.20 7:30 am </div> </div> <div class="event-nodeapi"> <div class="event-tz"><label>Timezone: </label>America/New York </div> </div> <p>Here's a link to the Carolina Century, our bike and skate for MS that is now open for registration.&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://carolinacentury.com" title="http://carolinacentury.com">http://carolinacentury.com</a></p><p>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.&nbsp;</p> http://roadskater.net/carolina-century-2012-bike-ride-and-roll-multiple-sclerosis-21-31-51-64-72-82-or-102-miles-10-hour-support#comments Roadskater.net 2012 2000s United States of America (USA) North Carolina (NC) 2010s Belews Creek NC Bethany NC Carolina Century century (Imperial) charity rides Earth Forsyth County NC Greensboro NC grilled cheese sandwiches Guilford County NC half century half metric century homemade chili Kernersville NC metric century Oak Ridge NC open road outdoor Piney Grove NC Roadskater.net Rockingham County NC sandwich bar Sandy Cross NC skrides (skateable bike rides) Speedwell (Rockingham) NC Summerfield NC Walkertown NC Wentworth NC North America http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1449 Mon, 17 Sep 2012 03:39:45 +0000 roadskater 1449 at http://roadskater.net More French Skating Obsession: Vintage Postcards from the Early 20th Century http://roadskater.net/more-french-skating-obsession-early-20th-century <p>A while back, Roadskater <a href="http://roadskater.net/cycle-skating-single-wheel-skates-1920s-cycle-skates-much-landrollers" target="_blank">posted a video</a> of early skating from 1920s Paris.</p><p><a href="http://roadskater.net/more-french-skating-obsession-early-20th-century" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/more-french-skating-obsession-early-20th-century#comments InlineCafe.com 2000 1800s 1900s 2000s 1890s 2000-9 Earth France (FRA) Postcard quad roller skates quad roller skating roller skating Europe http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1448 Tue, 11 Sep 2012 03:16:33 +0000 eebee 1448 at http://roadskater.net Effects of Twitter Character Limit on the French Language, & a Blue Monkey http://roadskater.net/french-language-effects-twitter-character-limit <p>An article on the Beeb website wonders whether the current trend of the more informal version of <em>you</em> in French (<em>tu</em>) is going to eclipse the formal <em>vous, </em>at least on Twitter, if not in real life.&nbsp;</p><p>Twitter's character limit plays a role here, since it's less characters to use the familiar form, <em>tu</em>, than the more respectful version, <em>vous</em>. The article mentions French magazine editor Laurent Joffrin's question to a follower over Twitter last year: "Who told you it was ok to address me as "tu"?"</p><p><a href="http://roadskater.net/french-language-effects-twitter-character-limit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/french-language-effects-twitter-character-limit#comments InlineCafe.com 2012 2000s 2010s french German twitter http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1447 Sat, 08 Sep 2012 13:57:20 +0000 eebee 1447 at http://roadskater.net Fluoridated Tap Water and Hypothyroidism (Fluoride in Drinking Water, Low Thyroid): Bottled Water or Filtered Water Better? http://roadskater.net/fluoridated-tap-water-and-hypothyroidism <p>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).</p><p>This is a massive subject with very informative and long-standing websites available. Here's a good one to start with:</p><p><a href="http://stopthethyroidmadness.com/">http://stopthethyroidmadness.com/</a></p><p><a href="http://roadskater.net/fluoridated-tap-water-and-hypothyroidism" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/fluoridated-tap-water-and-hypothyroidism#comments Roadskater.net fluoride hypothyroidism soy http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1446 Wed, 29 Aug 2012 15:39:58 +0000 eebee 1446 at http://roadskater.net Success Lies in the Quads http://roadskater.net/success-lies-quads <p>New York Times article: <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/07/sports/olympics/olympic-cyclists-thigh-popping-success-starts-in-quads.html?pagewanted=all" title="Olympic Cyclists Thigh-Popping Success">Thigh-Popping Success on a Bike Lies in the Quads</a>...</p><blockquote><strong><em>To cycling teams and their support staffs, large thighs are less an Olympic oddity and more a necessity specific to their sport.</em></strong><h6 class="byline">By <span> GREG BISHOP</span></h6><h6 class="dateline">Published: August 6, 2012</h6><p>[...]</p><p>The image, a try-this-on-for-thighs comparison between one German cyclist nicknamed Gorilla (Andre Greipel) and another nicknamed Mr. Thigh (Robert Förstemann), underscored a more serious notion. Namely that cyclists, particularly track sprinters, rely on quadriceps, in all their massive, veined glory, to power them to success. Förstemann’s thighs, each comparable to a watermelon, measured 34 inches — wider than his waist.</p></blockquote><p><a href="http://roadskater.net/success-lies-quads" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/success-lies-quads#comments http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1445 Thu, 09 Aug 2012 11:23:52 +0000 timv 1445 at http://roadskater.net Sell me some skates! http://roadskater.net/sell-me-some-skates <p>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?</p><p>(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.)</p> http://roadskater.net/sell-me-some-skates#comments Roadskater.net http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1444 Sat, 28 Jul 2012 23:47:22 +0000 Bryan 1444 at http://roadskater.net 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? http://roadskater.net/67-more-miles-makes-211-4-last-11-days-silver-comet-trail-can-we-smooth-out-concrete-bit <p>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.&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://roadskater.net/67-more-miles-makes-211-4-last-11-days-silver-comet-trail-can-we-smooth-out-concrete-bit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/67-more-miles-makes-211-4-last-11-days-silver-comet-trail-can-we-smooth-out-concrete-bit#comments Roadskater.net 2012 2000s United States of America (USA) 2010s Coot's Lake Station GA Dallas GA Earth Georgia (GA) Hiram GA inline skating Mableton GA outdoot rail trails North America http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1443 Sun, 15 Jul 2012 20:41:55 +0000 roadskater 1443 at http://roadskater.net 33 Soaked Sometimes Slippery Silvery Comet Miles and Briefly Looking Back on 66 Miles and a Trick for Skate Boots Too Big http://roadskater.net/33-soaked-sometimes-slippery-silvery-comet-miles-and-briefly-looking-back-66-miles-and-trick-skate-boots-too-big <p><em>[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.]</em> </p><p><a href="http://roadskater.net/33-soaked-sometimes-slippery-silvery-comet-miles-and-briefly-looking-back-66-miles-and-trick-skate-boots-too-big" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/33-soaked-sometimes-slippery-silvery-comet-miles-and-briefly-looking-back-66-miles-and-trick-skate-boots-too-big#comments Roadskater.net 2012 2000s United States of America (USA) 2010s Brushy Mountain Tunnel GA conversations Coot's Lake Station GA Dallas GA Earth Georgia (GA) Hiram GA Mableton GA outdoor rail trail rain Silver Comet Trail (GA) trail U.S. Cafe wild turkeys North America http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1442 Sat, 14 Jul 2012 03:56:35 +0000 roadskater 1442 at http://roadskater.net Woman Inline Skater Crossing Canada for Youth Suicide Awareness http://roadskater.net/woman-inline-skater-crossing-canada-youth-suicide-awareness <p>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!&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://news.google.com/news/url?sa=t&amp;fd=R&amp;usg=AFQjCNGEaEIell81dk91o3HrGFQpqJCRzw&amp;url=http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-brunswick/story/2012/07/01/nb-rollerblading-awareness-553.html">Rollerblading campaigner arrives in NB - CBC.ca</a> -</p><p><a href="http://roadskater.net/woman-inline-skater-crossing-canada-youth-suicide-awareness" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/woman-inline-skater-crossing-canada-youth-suicide-awareness#comments Roadskater.net 2012 2000s charity 2010s Canada (CAN) Earth Fredericton NB inline skating mental health Ontario (ON) open roads skating suicide prevention outdoors North America http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1441 Fri, 06 Jul 2012 03:11:31 +0000 roadskater 1441 at http://roadskater.net Inline Skating 50 Miles on the Silver Comet Trail, July 4, 2012: Slow but Time on Skates and Calorie Burning http://roadskater.net/inline-skating-50-miles-silver-comet-trail-july-4-2012-slow-time-skates-and-calorie-burning <div class="yiv1834900539yui_3_2_0_226_134124166953046">Notes from the trail...but first in reply to sam's glowing reviews of the Roadskater.net jersey...</div><div class="yiv1834900539yui_3_2_0_226_134124166953046">&nbsp;</div><div>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.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><a href="http://roadskater.net/RSN2012jerseys.htm" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://roadskater.net/RSN2012jerseys.htm</a>&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>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.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>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.</div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Mile 0 Silver Comet Trail</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="33.841791">33° 50' 30.4476" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-84.517314">84° 31' 2.3304" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=33.841791+-84.517314+%28%2C+%2C+%2C+%2C+us%29" target="_blank">Google Maps</a>, <a href="http://maps.yahoo.com/maps_result?addr=&amp;country=us" target="_blank">Yahoo! Maps</a>, <a href="http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?searchtype=address&amp;country=US&amp;address=&amp;city=&amp;state=&amp;zipcode=" target="_blank">MapQuest</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://roadskater.net/inline-skating-50-miles-silver-comet-trail-july-4-2012-slow-time-skates-and-calorie-burning" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/inline-skating-50-miles-silver-comet-trail-july-4-2012-slow-time-skates-and-calorie-burning#comments Roadskater.net 2012 2000s greenways 2010s cycling jerseys fun heat humidity inline skating July 4 outdoor paved trails Roadskater.net jerseys Silver Comet Trail (GA) skating touring training undefined http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1440 33.841791 -84.517314 Thu, 05 Jul 2012 18:04:36 +0000 roadskater 1440 at http://roadskater.net Primal or Paleo Eating: Becoming a Keto-Adapted, Fat-Burning Endurance Athlete http://roadskater.net/primal-or-paleo-eating-becoming-keto-adapted-fat-burning-endurance-athlete <p>I just read an <a href="http://www.marksdailyapple.com/what-does-it-mean-to-be-a-fat-burning-beast/#more-29889" target="_blank">interesting article</a> 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.&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://roadskater.net/primal-or-paleo-eating-becoming-keto-adapted-fat-burning-endurance-athlete" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/primal-or-paleo-eating-becoming-keto-adapted-fat-burning-endurance-athlete#comments Roadskater.net 2012 2000s 2010s bicycle ride bonk training heart rate training inline inline marathons inline skaters paleo primal Wheat Belly wheat-free http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1439 Sun, 24 Jun 2012 00:51:26 +0000 eebee 1439 at http://roadskater.net Roadskater.net 2012 Inline Skating (Rollerblading) and Cycling (Bike) Jersey Order Form Link http://roadskater.net/roadskater-net-2012-inline-skating-rollerblading-and-cycling-bike-jersey-order-form-link <p>Here's a quick link to the jersey order form...deadline approaching soon...</p><p><a href="http://roadskater.net/RSN2012jerseys.htm">http://roadskater.net/RSN2012jerseys.htm</a>&nbsp;</p><p>The Roadskater.net jerseys are available in club fit &amp; women's fit, with short-sleeves or sleeveless, in red, orange, yellow, green, blue, violet and magenta, plus the 2012 Mystery Color!&nbsp;</p><p><strong>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!&nbsp;</strong></p><p>&nbsp;</p> http://roadskater.net/roadskater-net-2012-inline-skating-rollerblading-and-cycling-bike-jersey-order-form-link#comments Roadskater.net 2012 2000s United States of America (USA) North Carolina (NC) 2010s cycling jerseys Earth Greensboro NC Guilford County NC jerseys Roadskater.net Roadskater.net jerseys skating jerseys North America http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1438 Sat, 23 Jun 2012 17:22:54 +0000 roadskater 1438 at http://roadskater.net Head in the Clouds! http://roadskater.net/head-clouds-0 <p>Last night I spent a fun hour on my balcony in Southern Gwinnett County, GA, looking out towards a storm happening in Northern Dekalb and Fulton Counties. I got a few weak lightning shots. I was about to ditch one of the last ones but then noticed what looked like a giant head just to the right of the faint intracloud lightning strands. It took me aback at first, then I thought it was cute. It reminds me of a huge, in-utero ultrasound baby.&nbsp;</p><p>I will try to upload it here so you can see what I mean.&nbsp;</p><div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-1433" style="width: 400px;"><a href="/head-clouds-0"><img src="http://roadskater.net/system/files/images/FaceintheCloud.preview.JPG" alt="Head in the Clouds" title="Head in the Clouds" class="image image-preview " width="400" height="378" /></a></div> http://roadskater.net/head-clouds-0#comments Roadskater.net 2012 2000s United States of America (USA) 2010s DeKalb County GA Earth Fulton County GA Georgia (GA) Gwinnett County GA lightning storm North America http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1434 Thu, 14 Jun 2012 12:14:24 +0000 eebee 1434 at http://roadskater.net Brief Notes on Training and Scientific Approach by Speed Skater Juerg Feldmann, Early Coach of Giro Winner, Ryder Hesjedal http://roadskater.net/brief-notes-training-and-scientific-approach-speed-skater-juerg-feldmann-early-coach-giro-winner-ryder-hesjedal <p>The Giro is now over and the last four or five days were fun and interesting to watch. It came down to a small group of stellar riders who had outpaced their support riders for the most part. It was close down to the last few seconds and there were several impressive performances. Ryder Hesjedal became the first Canadian to win a grand tour (Giro d'Italia, Tour de France,&nbsp;Vuelta Ciclista a España). The article linked here discusses an early coach, former Swiss Speed Skater, <span>Juerg Feldmann,</span>&nbsp;and some of his methods and tools (notably the SpiroTiger, for which this might be somewhat of a PR plant?). Regardless, perhaps worth looking into for more information regarding the coach, his methods, and his training tools...</p><p><a href="http://roadskater.net/brief-notes-training-and-scientific-approach-speed-skater-juerg-feldmann-early-coach-giro-winner-ryder-hesjedal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/brief-notes-training-and-scientific-approach-speed-skater-juerg-feldmann-early-coach-giro-winner-ryder-hesjedal#comments Roadcyclist.net 2012 2000s 2010s closed road cycling Earth Geoff Kabush Giro d'Italia grand tours Italy (ITA) Juerg Feldmann Lombardia Milano mountain bikers outdoor pro cyling roadcyclists Ryder Hesjedal speed skaters SpiroTiger Europe http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1432 Wed, 30 May 2012 06:19:40 +0000 roadskater 1432 at http://roadskater.net 72 Miles for Freedom in 5 Days! Skate/Bike Ride to Fight Human Trafficking and Help Victims: May 26, 2012 8am Mableton, Georgia http://roadskater.net/72-miles-freedom-5-days-skatebike-ride-fight-human-trafficking-and-help-victims-may-26-2012-8am-mableton-georgia <p>sorry i haven't posted on here in awhile. As you know its a full time job keeping up with volunteers and media for an event...</p><p><a href="http://www.72milesforfreedom.wordpress.com" target="_blank" title="Event Blog">www.72milesforfreedom.wordpress.com</a> or @72miles4freedom on twitter (notice number <strong>4</strong>)</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Here is our promotional video.&nbsp; We have a good amount of skaters that have joined so far. 40+ participants including the skaters, walkers, runners, cyclist.&nbsp; The Group Ride is free, but we are asking for donations for&nbsp;<a href="http://www.wellspringliving.org/donations.php" target="_blank" title="Wellspring Living Give Page">www.wellspringliving.org</a>&nbsp;(type "72 miles" in comments when giving).&nbsp;If the embedded video code doesn't work you can find video at&nbsp;vimeo.com/42252569 (or search for #72milesforfreedom on vimeo.com).</p><p><a href="http://vimeo.com/42252569" title="http://vimeo.com/42252569">http://vimeo.com/42252569</a></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://roadskater.net/72-miles-freedom-5-days-skatebike-ride-fight-human-trafficking-and-help-victims-may-26-2012-8am-mableton-georgia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/72-miles-freedom-5-days-skatebike-ride-fight-human-trafficking-and-help-victims-may-26-2012-8am-mableton-georgia#comments Roadskater.net 2012 2000s United States of America (USA) charity 2010s 72 Miles for Freedom charity events Earth Georgia (GA) human trafficking inline skating Mableton GA outdoor Rockmart GA Silver Comet Trail (GA) Silver Comet Trail (GA) North America http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1431 Mon, 21 May 2012 15:39:39 +0000 un.retired.skater 1431 at http://roadskater.net America's Cup World Series Short Course Sailing and Giro d'Italia Pro Cycling Showcase Italy Beautifully http://roadskater.net/americas-cup-world-series-short-course-sailing-and-giro-ditalia-pro-cycling-showcase-italy-beautifully <p>This should be quick but I wanted all to know that two human (and wind) powered sports are shining brightly in Italy.&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://roadskater.net/americas-cup-world-series-short-course-sailing-and-giro-ditalia-pro-cycling-showcase-italy-beautifully" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/americas-cup-world-series-short-course-sailing-and-giro-ditalia-pro-cycling-showcase-italy-beautifully#comments InlineCafe.com 2012 2000s 2010s America's Cup World Series Bayern cycling Earth Germany (DEU) (Deutschland) Giro d'Italia Italy (ITA) Munich (München) outdoor soccer (football futbol) UEFA Champions League Venice (Venezia) pro cycling sailing Europe http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1430 Sat, 19 May 2012 07:32:05 +0000 roadskater 1430 at http://roadskater.net Woman Running a Thousand Miles on the Mountains-to-Sea Trail in North Carolina at 52-Years of Age...In 21 Days http://roadskater.net/woman-running-thousand-miles-mountains-sea-trail-north-carolina-52-years-age-21-days <p>There's even more to this one! This runner can't navigate and even remember everything short term after surgery to address seizures! This is inspiring to say the least. Check out the article with details and see the tracker link here...</p><p><a href="http://greatoutdoorprovision.com/mst-endurance-run/track/" target="_blank">http://greatoutdoorprovision.com/mst-endurance-run/track/</a></p><p><a href="http://news.google.com/news/url?sa=t&amp;fd=R&amp;usg=AFQjCNGdjWLnNre_Id0J0s3orlA8W7rf4A&amp;url=http://www.newsobserver.com/2012/05/09/2055850/woman-to-run-1000-mile-nc-mountains.html">Woman to run 1000-mile NC Mountains-to-Sea Trail - News &amp; Observer</a> -</p> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Clingman&#039;s Dome NC</span> <span class="region">North Carolina</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="35.563058">35° 33' 47.0088" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-83.498497">83° 29' 54.5892" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=35.563058+-83.498497+%28%2C+%2C+NC%2C+%2C+us%29" target="_blank">Google Maps</a>, <a href="http://maps.yahoo.com/maps_result?addr=&amp;csz=NC&amp;country=us" target="_blank">Yahoo! Maps</a>, <a href="http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?searchtype=address&amp;country=US&amp;address=&amp;city=&amp;state=NC&amp;zipcode=" target="_blank">MapQuest</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://roadskater.net/woman-running-thousand-miles-mountains-sea-trail-north-carolina-52-years-age-21-days" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/woman-running-thousand-miles-mountains-sea-trail-north-carolina-52-years-age-21-days#comments Roadskater.net 2012 2000s United States of America (USA) North Carolina (NC) 2010s Clingman's Dome NC Earth endurance Jockey's Ridge NC nc mountains-to-sea trail outdoor running trail running trails North America http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1429 35.563058 -83.498497 Fri, 11 May 2012 04:32:02 +0000 roadskater 1429 at http://roadskater.net Skateboarders and Roadskaters in Midlife Lack of Crisis: Skate Old or Die! http://roadskater.net/skateboarders-and-roadskaters-midlife-lack-crisis-skate-old-or-die <p>Now and then we like to stand up for skateboarders, who we don't always understand in terms of their love for wheels not attached to their feet, but don't need to understand...just support with some skateylove. All over ever day we see people jealously looking at the little wheels. Ours. The street boarders'. Even the big wheels and carbon fibre. We just want to say it again. Yes you can. Get a helmet and some wrist guards. Wear some old jeans and even knee and elbow pads if you like. But yes you can. And if you survive a few times at inline skating, skateboarding or cycling with an ending of fun and safety, you can do it for decades. Don't just try it out wherever. Go somewhere safe and flat and prepared. It's important to have fun and be safe so you won't freak out and never try again. So yes that's all repeated thought, but OK.&nbsp;</p><p>Meanwhile, take a look at what a skateboarder has to say...</p><p><a href="http://roadskater.net/skateboarders-and-roadskaters-midlife-lack-crisis-skate-old-or-die" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/skateboarders-and-roadskaters-midlife-lack-crisis-skate-old-or-die#comments Roadskater.net 2012 2000s United States of America (USA) 2010s aging couches Earth New York (NY) open road outdoor skateboarding North America http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1428 Fri, 11 May 2012 03:37:19 +0000 roadskater 1428 at http://roadskater.net Not Better, Just Faster: Fast Olympic Speed Skater and Slow Runner on Teaching Children and Ourselves about Competition http://roadskater.net/not-better-just-faster-fast-olympic-speed-skater-and-slow-runner-teaching-children-and-ourselves-about-competition <p>Here's a brief interview with one of Canada's favorite speed skating champions. I thought the comments on competition were interesting. I miss seeing all those skaters who were so much faster than me at Athens to Atlanta. They'd still be faster than me, most of them, but not perhaps it is not worth being there to them if not faster than almost everyone there? In any case, I'd love to see more skaters at A2A, especially those on the way up or down. I think a lower entry fee would help. In any case, back to the subject at hand....&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://life.nationalpost.com/2012/05/09/qa-catriona-le-may-doan-explains-why-the-real-race-is-with-yourself/" target="_blank"><img src="http://nationalpostlife.files.wordpress.com/2012/05/lemaydoan.jpg?w=620" width="310" height="233" style="float: right;" /></a></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Here's a bit of what I found interesting:</p> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="locality">Unionville</span>, <span class="region">Ontario</span> <div class="country-name">Canada</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="43.869137">43° 52' 8.8932" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-79.309172">79° 18' 33.0192" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.ca?q=%2C+Unionville%2C+ON%2C+%2C+ca" target="_blank">Google Maps</a>, <a href="http://ca.maps.yahoo.com/maps_result?addr=&amp;csz=Unionville%2C+ON&amp;country=ca" target="_blank">Yahoo! Maps</a>, <a href="http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?searchtype=address&amp;country=CA&amp;address=&amp;city=Unionville&amp;state=ON&amp;zipcode=" target="_blank">MapQuest</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://roadskater.net/not-better-just-faster-fast-olympic-speed-skater-and-slow-runner-teaching-children-and-ourselves-about-competition" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/not-better-just-faster-fast-olympic-speed-skater-and-slow-runner-teaching-children-and-ourselves-about-competition#comments Roadskater.net 2012 2000s 2010s Canada (CAN) Catriona LeMay Doan children competition Earth olympics Ontario (ON) running teaching Unionville ONT (CAN) winter olympics North America http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1427 43.869137 -79.309172 Thu, 10 May 2012 18:59:12 +0000 roadskater 1427 at http://roadskater.net Grand Teton National Park Path Allows Inline Skating, Seeks Trail Volunteer Ambassadors: Inline Skaters Here's Your Chance! http://roadskater.net/grand-teton-national-park-path-allows-inline-skating-seeks-trail-volunteer-ambassadors-inline-skaters-heres-your-chance <p>This is just a brief note to point out another place on Department of Interior land where inline skating is specifically encouraged, unlike out beautiful Guilford Courthouse National Military Park.</p><p>But what a beautiful place to travel to for inline skating! Click the photo for another article on this subject...</p><p><a href="http://www.yellowstonegate.com/2012/05/grand-teton-pathway/" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.yellowstonegate.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/teton-bikes01-1024x554.jpg" width="600" height="325" /></a></p> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Locations</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Dornans Trailhead</span> <div class="street-address"> Dornans Road </div> <span class="locality">Moose</span>, <span class="region">Wyoming</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="43.655942">43° 39' 21.3912" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-110.710480">110° 42' 37.728" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=43.655942+-110.710480+%28Dornans+Road%2C+Moose%2C+WY%2C+%2C+us%29" target="_blank">Google Maps</a>, <a href="http://maps.yahoo.com/maps_result?addr=Dornans+Road&amp;csz=Moose%2C+WY&amp;country=us" target="_blank">Yahoo! Maps</a>, <a href="http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?searchtype=address&amp;country=US&amp;address=Dornans+Road&amp;city=Moose&amp;state=WY&amp;zipcode=" target="_blank">MapQuest</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Lake Jenny Trailhead</span> <span class="locality">Teton</span>, <span class="region">Wyoming</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="43.751133">43° 45' 4.0788" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-110.721930">110° 43' 18.948" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=43.751133+-110.721930+%28%2C+Teton%2C+WY%2C+%2C+us%29" target="_blank">Google Maps</a>, <a href="http://maps.yahoo.com/maps_result?addr=&amp;csz=Teton%2C+WY&amp;country=us" target="_blank">Yahoo! Maps</a>, <a href="http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?searchtype=address&amp;country=US&amp;address=&amp;city=Teton&amp;state=WY&amp;zipcode=" target="_blank">MapQuest</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://roadskater.net/grand-teton-national-park-path-allows-inline-skating-seeks-trail-volunteer-ambassadors-inline-skaters-heres-your-chance" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/grand-teton-national-park-path-allows-inline-skating-seeks-trail-volunteer-ambassadors-inline-skaters-heres-your-chance#comments Roadskater.net 2012 2000s United States of America (USA) North Carolina (NC) 2010s cycling Department of the Interior Earth Grand Teton National Park Greensboro Country Park Greensboro NC Guilford Courthouse National Military Park inline skating Jenny Lake WY Moose WY multiuse pathways National Park Service (NPS) outdoor paved trails rollerblading running trails walking Wyoming (WY) North America http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1426 43.655942 -110.710480 43.751133 -110.721930 Wed, 09 May 2012 04:13:35 +0000 roadskater 1426 at http://roadskater.net Quick Guide to Working Out at the Kearns, Utah Olympic Speed Skating Oval (and more) Near Salt Lake CIty http://roadskater.net/quick-guide-working-out-kearns-utah-olympic-speed-skating-oval-and-more-near-salt-lake-city <p>Lots of us dream of touring our way to a speed skating oval, and especially the one where the Olympic Speed Skaters train, ice or not. It turns out it's nice and cool in there, and there are running as well as skating facilities. Rather than repeat it all, I'll say check out this guide. But if you want speed skating, you need to wait until mid-July, when the 400m oval gets ice. For now, it's dryland exercises.&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://news.google.com/news/url?sa=t&amp;fd=R&amp;usg=AFQjCNFs-YO9bjvyiC6yv4U-1eQcuCA6jw&amp;url=http://www.cityweekly.net/utah/article-15828-kearns-olympic-oval.html">Kearns' Olympic Oval - Salt Lake City Weekly</a> -</p> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">The Olympic Oval</span> <div class="street-address"> 5662 South Cougar Lane </div> <span class="locality">Kearns</span>, <span class="region">Utah</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="40.647872">40° 38' 52.3392" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-112.008715">112° 0' 31.374" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=40.647872+-112.008715+%285662+South+Cougar+Lane%2C+Kearns%2C+UT%2C+%2C+us%29" target="_blank">Google Maps</a>, <a href="http://maps.yahoo.com/maps_result?addr=5662+South+Cougar+Lane&amp;csz=Kearns%2C+UT&amp;country=us" target="_blank">Yahoo! Maps</a>, <a href="http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?searchtype=address&amp;country=US&amp;address=5662+South+Cougar+Lane&amp;city=Kearns&amp;state=UT&amp;zipcode=" target="_blank">MapQuest</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://roadskater.net/quick-guide-working-out-kearns-utah-olympic-speed-skating-oval-and-more-near-salt-lake-city" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/quick-guide-working-out-kearns-utah-olympic-speed-skating-oval-and-more-near-salt-lake-city#comments Roadskater.net 2012 2000s United States of America (USA) 2010s 400m ovals Earth ice hockey ice speed skating indoor Kearns UT Olympic Oval (Kearns Utah USA) running skating speed skating tourism Utah (UT) North America http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1425 40.647872 -112.008715 Thu, 03 May 2012 10:07:08 +0000 roadskater 1425 at http://roadskater.net Inline Skater Will Not Let Deafness Keep Him from Seeking Olympic Ice Speed Skating Dream PLUS Deaf and Blind Speed Skater! http://roadskater.net/inline-skater-will-not-let-deafness-keep-him-seeking-olympic-ice-speed-skating-dream-plus-deaf-and-blind-speed-skater <p>Oh boy I love my excuses. I need them! But some people have the genetics, psychosis, or whatever it is to overcome the challenges and keep seeking the Olympic dream.</p><p>TWO ARTICLES! FIRST ONE...</p><p>Check out this article on a guy who can't hear the competition, but seems ready to beat them. An inliner, then a swimmer, then to drinks and drugs, back to inline, then he saw a buddy from inline skating on television in the Olympics...</p><blockquote><p><span>It was time to transition to ice, a path already blazed by other inline skaters who'd gone on to race in the Olympics on the ice. He sold everything, including his car, and bought a one-way ticket to the Olympic Training Center in Utah.</span></p></blockquote><p>And yes as we often admit, there can be an addiction there...a good one, we hope...</p><p><a href="http://roadskater.net/inline-skater-will-not-let-deafness-keep-him-seeking-olympic-ice-speed-skating-dream-plus-deaf-and-blind-speed-skater" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/inline-skater-will-not-let-deafness-keep-him-seeking-olympic-ice-speed-skating-dream-plus-deaf-and-blind-speed-skater#comments Roadskater.net 2012 2000s United States of America (USA) 2010s blindness deafness Dumfries Scotland UK Earth France (FRA) Great Britain UK ice speed skating impaired skating championship Kearns UT Kevin Frost Michael Hubbs Olympic Oval (Kearns Utah USA) olympics Orleans FRA Scotland (SCT) UK United Kingdom (GBR) (UK) (UKM) usher syndrome Utah (UT) winter olympics North America Europe http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1422 Thu, 03 May 2012 02:36:10 +0000 roadskater 1422 at http://roadskater.net Seems Like Inline Skating Aligns the Electrons in My Brain: Study Shows Benefits of Aerobic Exercise http://roadskater.net/seems-inline-skating-aligns-electrons-my-brain-study-shows-benefits-aerobic-exercise <p>I often tell people who ask (and some who don't) that inline skating for one to several hours aligns my brain. I don't mean anything specific really, but things go better with eating, sleeping, doing, and thinking if I've been skating lately. Sometimes one day of four to six hours of not particularly difficult or fast skating can really improve the look of the world. Well that's me. What do the mice think? Or rather, what do scientists who study mice think.</p><p>Check out the article below if my snips are not making sense. Or go run on a mouse wheel for awhile and try again! Seriously the article is done well.&nbsp;</p><p>First, in a recent study, they wanted to</p><blockquote><p><span>figure out how important physical activity is for generating or growing new neurons in the hippocampus.&nbsp;</span></p></blockquote><p><span>To see whether exercise or other factors in the mouse's environment were boosting neurogenesis they designed a study with four groups: </span></p><p><a href="http://roadskater.net/seems-inline-skating-aligns-electrons-my-brain-study-shows-benefits-aerobic-exercise" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/seems-inline-skating-aligns-electrons-my-brain-study-shows-benefits-aerobic-exercise#comments Health 2012 2000s 2010s aerobic exercise brain brain studies experiments mice mouse wheels neurogenesis running studies http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1419 Tue, 01 May 2012 06:06:54 +0000 roadskater 1419 at http://roadskater.net Self-Refereed Team Sport: USA Ultimate Frisbee Flying Disc Games and Tournaments http://roadskater.net/self-refereed-team-sport-usa-ultimate-frisbee-flying-disc-games-and-tournaments <p>Much like the term "Rollerblading" is not encouraged or accepted among skaters, or Rollerblade itself for that matter, what used to be called Ultimate Frisbee is now simply known as Ultimate.&nbsp;</p><p>My son has found his equivalent to skating, in Ultimate. That is, it's a sport where he can run himself ragged and not notice all the exercise he's getting because he's so into it. He is as hooked on Ultimate as I am on skating.</p> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Georgia Soccer Complex</span> <span class="locality">East Point</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="33.679553">33° 40' 46.3908" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-84.439372">84° 26' 21.7392" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=33.679553+-84.439372+%28%2C+East+Point%2C+%2C+%2C+us%29" target="_blank">Google Maps</a>, <a href="http://maps.yahoo.com/maps_result?addr=&amp;csz=East+Point&amp;country=us" target="_blank">Yahoo! Maps</a>, <a href="http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?searchtype=address&amp;country=US&amp;address=&amp;city=East+Point&amp;state=&amp;zipcode=" target="_blank">MapQuest</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-1423" style="width: 400px;"><a href="/self-refereed-team-sport-usa-ultimate-frisbee-flying-disc-games-and-tournaments"><img src="http://roadskater.net/system/files/images/ultimate1_0.preview.JPG" alt="Ultimate Flying Disc Up for Grabs" title="Ultimate Flying Disc Up for Grabs" class="image image-preview " width="400" height="404" /></a></div> <div class="upload-image-images"><div class="item-list"><ul><li class="first"><a href="/self-refereed-team-sport-usa-ultimate-frisbee-flying-disc-games-and-tournaments-ultimate1-jpg"></a></li> <li class="last"><a href="/self-refereed-team-sport-usa-ultimate-frisbee-flying-disc-games-and-tournaments-ultimate4a-jpg"></a></li> </ul></div></div><p><a href="http://roadskater.net/self-refereed-team-sport-usa-ultimate-frisbee-flying-disc-games-and-tournaments" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/self-refereed-team-sport-usa-ultimate-frisbee-flying-disc-games-and-tournaments#comments InlineCafe.com 2012 2000s United States of America (USA) 2010s cross-training. sprinting Earth East Point GA flying disc frisbee Georgia (GA) running Ultimate Ultimate Frisbee USA Ultimate North America http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1418 33.679553 -84.439372 Mon, 30 Apr 2012 23:48:40 +0000 eebee 1418 at http://roadskater.net Local Skater Jack Still Inline Skating on YouTube plus Flying, Photoing, Videoing and Evian Babies Roller Skating http://roadskater.net/local-skater-jack-still-inline-skating-youtube-plus-flying-photoing-videoing-and-evian-babies-roller-skating <p>I haven't seen our buddy Jack in awhile (hope to soon!) so I was thrilled to see him skating in a local park...on YouTube.&nbsp;He seems to have gotten a new camera/videocam lately and has been posting lots of demo shots of zooms and time lapses and effects to show us why we should be jealous of his hardware! Also he has some RC flying gear and some videos of flights.&nbsp;But my fave as one who has skated with him is just to see him skate in this tripod vid of some skating in a parking lot.</p><p><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IbwrO2nW1c0"><iframe src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/IbwrO2nW1c0" frameborder="0" width="425" height="350"></iframe></a></p> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Burlington Springwood Park</span> <div class="street-address"> 1450 Springwood Church Road </div> <span class="locality">Burlington</span>, <span class="region">North Carolina</span> <span class="postal-code">27215</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <div class="tel"> <abbr class="type" title="voice">Phone:</abbr> <span class="value">(336) 449-3600</span> </div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="36.067517">36° 4' 3.0612" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-79.545755">79° 32' 44.718" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=36.067517+-79.545755+%281450+Springwood+Church+Road%2C+Burlington%2C+NC%2C+27215%2C+us%29" target="_blank">Google Maps</a>, <a href="http://maps.yahoo.com/maps_result?addr=1450+Springwood+Church+Road&amp;csz=Burlington%2C+NC&amp;country=us" target="_blank">Yahoo! Maps</a>, <a href="http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?searchtype=address&amp;country=US&amp;address=1450+Springwood+Church+Road&amp;city=Burlington&amp;state=NC&amp;zipcode=27215" target="_blank">MapQuest</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://roadskater.net/local-skater-jack-still-inline-skating-youtube-plus-flying-photoing-videoing-and-evian-babies-roller-skating" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/local-skater-jack-still-inline-skating-youtube-plus-flying-photoing-videoing-and-evian-babies-roller-skating#comments Roadskater.net 2011 2000s United States of America (USA) North Carolina (NC) 2010s babies Burlington NC Burlington Springwood Park Earth Evian Evian Babies inline skating Jack outdoor parking lots parks skating North America http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1417 36.067517 -79.545755 Mon, 30 Apr 2012 03:30:23 +0000 roadskater 1417 at http://roadskater.net Tour To Tanglewood for MS 2012 Training Bike Ride Dates http://roadskater.net/tour-tanglewood-ms-2012-training-bike-ride-dates <p>This is the kick in the too-tight skate pants that I needed, to give my skating some relevance and scale again this year. The MS Society has posted the <a href="http://myemail.constantcontact.com/Training-Ride-Dates.html?soid=1103001796203&amp;aid=-ODCW7vTkFY" target="_blank">training ride dates</a> for the Summer:</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><img src="http://ih.constantcontact.com/fs093/1103001796203/img/338.png?a=1109853400733" width="394" height="232" />&nbsp;</p> http://roadskater.net/tour-tanglewood-ms-2012-training-bike-ride-dates#comments Roadskater.net 2012 2000s United States of America (USA) North Carolina (NC) 2010s bike rides Burlington NC charity events Clemmons NC Earth Greensboro NC High Point NC Lewisville NC open road outdoor roadskating Tanglewood Park Tour to Tanglewood (t2t ttt) Winston-Salem NC North America http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1416 Wed, 25 Apr 2012 22:02:12 +0000 eebee 1416 at http://roadskater.net Dangerous Skating Rinks Another Threat to Society: Weston FL Bans Skating Rinks and Whistler BC Canada Wants You to Skate Free http://roadskater.net/dangerous-skating-rinks-another-threat-society-weston-fl-bans-skating-rinks-and-whistler-bc-canada-wants-you-skate-free <p>Just a few miles from Florida's great tourist destination outdoor speedskating oval and cycling velodrome, a Florida town has banned skating rinks. Clearly skating rinks are more dangerous than everything else that's allowed down there in Florida. What happened to protecting small businesses? Where will the children go for the chicken dance fun? Greenlight. Redlight.</p><p>Let's remember not to spend any money there. </p><p>Meanwhile silly Canadians don't know how dangerous skating rinks can be. They seem to believe that skating rinks can be family fun, that they foster tourism and that the skating should even be free, sponsored by the government, no less...even for people who don't live there!&nbsp;</p><p>You know you're out of any ability to deal with real problems when you need to legislate skating.</p><p>Be careful if you visit Canada. Lots of skaters up there. And you might have fun getting some exercise. </p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://roadskater.net/dangerous-skating-rinks-another-threat-society-weston-fl-bans-skating-rinks-and-whistler-bc-canada-wants-you-skate-free" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/dangerous-skating-rinks-another-threat-society-weston-fl-bans-skating-rinks-and-whistler-bc-canada-wants-you-skate-free#comments Roadskater.net 2012 2000s United States of America (USA) 2010s British Columbia (BC) Canada (CAN) Earth Florida (FL) ice skating indoor inline skating outdoor roller skating skating skating rinks Weston FL Whistler BC North America http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1415 Fri, 20 Apr 2012 10:07:08 +0000 roadskater 1415 at http://roadskater.net Can a 50-Year-Old Woman Qualify for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Long Track Ice Speedskating? http://roadskater.net/can-50-year-old-woman-qualify-2014-winter-olympics-long-track-ice-speedskating <p>It's a tough combination of teaching rink ice sessions, boardwalk running along the beaches of Long Island, NY, inline skating on multiuse pathways, and all the rigors of training (which is at least fun work), but not much time of 400m world class arenas. Many would like to have such a tough life of skating focus. But after early promise and years of challenges, a former bulemic ice figure skater who qualified for trials in 1984 believes she may have it all coming together after just two years on ice speed skates.</p><p>She may find the 15 seconds of speed to get her 15 minutes of fame to make it into the 2014 Winter Olympics. Even if she doesn't, the pursuit of that dream will keep her life skateyfied and that has to be supersweet, indeed.</p><p><a href="http://roadskater.net/can-50-year-old-woman-qualify-2014-winter-olympics-long-track-ice-speedskating" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/can-50-year-old-woman-qualify-2014-winter-olympics-long-track-ice-speedskating#comments Roadskater.net 2012 2014 2000s United States of America (USA) 2010s bulemia Earth indoor Jackie Munzel Long Beach NY Long Island NY long track ice New York (NY) olympics outdoor winter olympics North America http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1414 Thu, 19 Apr 2012 11:00:00 +0000 roadskater 1414 at http://roadskater.net Cycle-Skating on Single-Wheel Skates of the 1920s: Cycle-Skates Much Like Landrollers http://roadskater.net/cycle-skating-single-wheel-skates-1920s-cycle-skates-much-landrollers <p>Well here's a brief video from the 1920s showing yet another way to try skating, this time with single wheel rubber tire skates it seems...</p><p><iframe src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/UjtPn4orR9A" frameborder="0" height="350" width="425"></iframe></p><p>Check out the soundtrack!</p> http://roadskater.net/cycle-skating-single-wheel-skates-1920s-cycle-skates-much-landrollers#comments Roadskater.net 1900s 1920s 1923 cycle-skates cycle-skating Earth France (FRA) Ile-de-France (region) FRA open road outdoor Paris FRA skating Europe http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1413 Wed, 18 Apr 2012 01:23:58 +0000 roadskater 1413 at http://roadskater.net Health Care Done Well Various Ways in the United States of America http://roadskater.net/health-care-done-well-various-ways-united-states-america <p>I don't care to get too political here, because I'm not going to change your mind about anything, and you're not so likely to change anyone else's, perhaps. Everyone has their views, but here's one view from someone who has lived around the world and now lives back in the US, back in the US, back in the USA.</p><p>Take it with whatever grain or block of salt or poison you'd like, but...</p><p>I found it inspiring...</p><p>to hear that there are some people in the United States of America trying to find ways to bring the most and best care per dollar to everyone who needs it, in an effort to reduce the costs to all and improve the care to all. There are so many saying we can not do it. It is nice to hear some people are trying...and doing.</p><p><a href="http://video.pbs.org/video/2198039605/" title="http://video.pbs.org/video/2198039605/">http://video.pbs.org/video/2198039605/</a></p> http://roadskater.net/health-care-done-well-various-ways-united-states-america#comments Health 2012 2000s United States of America (USA) health 2010s documentaries Earth health care public broadcasting service (pbs) North America http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1412 Fri, 30 Mar 2012 21:31:49 +0000 roadskater 1412 at http://roadskater.net Worth Watching: A Film Following an Alzheimer's Patient Around the Rest Home http://roadskater.net/worth-watching-film-following-alzheimers-patient-around-rest-home <p>There's no skating here though the lady could probably skate along to the tune "Beyond the Sea (La Mer) as she does in the film (not the clip here). Up late last night as I was resurrecting the background functions of the website, this was an interesting view of someone who has lots of function but the connections are somewhat awry. I wonder if this is painful to the people with the disease, or at least is it any more or less painful to them than their life typically was. I have no idea. Just wondering. An interesting view. I'd like to see the outtakes! It was worth watching, I think. Look for it on Independent Lens on PBS (and check <a href="http://www.pbs.org/independentlens/youre-looking-at-me/" title="http://www.pbs.org/independentlens/youre-looking-at-me/">http://www.pbs.org/independentlens/youre-looking-at-me/</a> and <a href="http://yourelookingatme.com" title="http://yourelookingatme.com">http://yourelookingatme.com</a>).</p><p>[EDIT: I found the video available in full on PBS.org at least for now, so here's the link directly below.]</p><p><a href="http://video.pbs.org/video/2216780249" title="http://video.pbs.org/video/2216780249">http://video.pbs.org/video/2216780249</a></p><p>Below are original youtube exceprts.]</p> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Traditions Alzheimer’s Care Unit </span> <span class="locality">Danville</span>, <span class="region">California</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="37.821593">37° 49' 17.7348" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-121.999961">121° 59' 59.8596" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=37.821593+-121.999961+%28%2C+Danville%2C+CA%2C+%2C+us%29" target="_blank">Google Maps</a>, <a href="http://maps.yahoo.com/maps_result?addr=&amp;csz=Danville%2C+CA&amp;country=us" target="_blank">Yahoo! Maps</a>, <a href="http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?searchtype=address&amp;country=US&amp;address=&amp;city=Danville&amp;state=CA&amp;zipcode=" target="_blank">MapQuest</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://roadskater.net/worth-watching-film-following-alzheimers-patient-around-rest-home" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/worth-watching-film-following-alzheimers-patient-around-rest-home#comments InlineCafe.com 2012 2000s United States of America (USA) independent lens 2010s alzheimer's California (CA) Danville CA documentaries Earth film (movies) television (tv) public broadcasting service (pbs) North America http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1411 37.821593 -121.999961 Fri, 30 Mar 2012 20:12:37 +0000 roadskater 1411 at http://roadskater.net Mirthful Danish Long Track Ice Speed Skating Team Video http://roadskater.net/mirthful-danish-long-track-ice-speed-skating-team-video <p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Somehow I ended up looking at skate videos on Youtube again. Here'1s more from Kevin Jagger (Mr. LongTrackLongShot.com) - the guy who jacked it all in with his day job to concentrate on trying to make it in the longtrack ice world.&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HCr15BAcT-c&amp;feature=related" target="_blank">Speed Skating from my POV</a> (with Phoenix)</p><p><iframe src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/HCr15BAcT-c" frameborder="0" width="425" height="350"></iframe></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RRClq83YI1k&amp;feature=related" target="_blank">Mr. Jagger Vs. Cindy Klassen 500m</a></p><p><iframe src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/RRClq83YI1k" frameborder="0" width="425" height="350"></iframe>&nbsp;</p><p>And for comic relief, discover the <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LYA_b-7qgXg&amp;feature=related" target="_blank">Danish Speed Team's secret</a> to success.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://roadskater.net/mirthful-danish-long-track-ice-speed-skating-team-video" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/mirthful-danish-long-track-ice-speed-skating-team-video#comments Roadskater.net 2011 2000s ice 2010s Alberta (AB) Calgary AB Canada (CAN) Earth Germany (DEU) (Deutschland) ice skating ice speedskating indoor Inzell DEU long track ice racing skating speedskating training North America Europe http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1410 Tue, 31 Jan 2012 23:55:34 +0000 eebee 1410 at http://roadskater.net There's A Word For That http://roadskater.net/theres-word <p>I have been trying to find out if there exists a word or term for hearing a word or phrase spoken by somebody else at the same time I happen to read it. This comes to pass for me many times a day, and usually results in me exclaiming "Ah!". It's like some sort of audiovisual synchronicity.</p><p>Parallel to this has been my search for a resource that will help me find a term to describe a particular concept or situation, if a google search yields nothing. I found a <a href="http://onelook.com/reverse-dictionary.shtml" target="_blank">reverse dictionary</a> on onelook.com. This is effective up to a point.</p><p>There are many <a href="http://www.mentalfloss.com/blogs/archives/94828" target="_blank">online articles</a> with word lists describing <a href="http://www.mentalfloss.com/blogs/archives/102722" target="_blank">concepts I never asked about</a>, containing words I'm pretty sure I'll have forgotten when trying to impress people at a party three years from now.&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://roadskater.net/theres-word" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/theres-word#comments Roadskater.net 2012 2000s United States of America (USA) 2010s Earth english language South Carolina (SC) words North America http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1409 Sun, 22 Jan 2012 01:46:22 +0000 eebee 1409 at http://roadskater.net Fun Indoor Inline Speed Skating Video: The NSC Experience http://roadskater.net/fun-indoor-inline-speed-skating-video-nsc-experience <p>Something to get your heart racing...or to get you wishing it were: <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6nLSewDgevs" target="_blank">The NSC Experience</a>, brought to my attention on Speedskateworld.com. Not sure if this was taken with a helmet cam. At some point I lost the corners. Great song too - more suitable to this type of rink scramble than the usual adrenaline EDM. I'm not sure what those popping sounds are in the video towards the end - the camera skater dragging his wheels? Maybe he's about to lose a frame...or maybe he's wearing <a href="http://roadskater.net/bont-generation-3-gen-3-100mm-inline-speed-skate-wheels-clicking-sound-could-be-hubs-cracking-breaking-shredding" target="_blank">Bont Gen III's with cracked hubs</a> :-D.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><iframe src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/6nLSewDgevs" frameborder="0" width="425" height="350"></iframe></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>What else can I sit and watch instead of actually going to skate?&nbsp;</p> http://roadskater.net/fun-indoor-inline-speed-skating-video-nsc-experience#comments Roadskater.net 2011 2000s 2010s Foo Fighters indoor inline skating skating speed http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1408 Tue, 29 Nov 2011 03:16:19 +0000 eebee 1408 at http://roadskater.net Periodization and the Preseason - or: I Thought I Could Do Those Inline Skating Drills http://roadskater.net/periodization-and-preseason-or-i-thought-i-could-do-those-inline-skating-drills <p>So here we are in the Preseason, per <a href="http://www.inlineplanet.com/08/09/periodization.html" target="_blank">Rob Bell's Periodization article</a> I referred to for the <a href="http://roadskater.net/periodization-and-offseason-or-attempt-not-lose-it-all" target="_blank">Offseason</a>. This should be a six week block of low-intensity technique work (drills), and cross-training (if you like that sort of thing).&nbsp;</p><p>Just as I feared, the Offseason threw me out of my routine and into a <a href="http://roadskater.net/couch-and-invincibility-cartoons-depression-angst-and-triumph-plus-skating-and-biking-wind" target="_blank">funk-and-a-half.</a>&nbsp;So it's taking me some time to get into the Preseason groove. Although there is something alluring about having nothing to do for half an hour except focus on rolling on one skate around half the football field (paved track).&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://roadskater.net/periodization-and-preseason-or-i-thought-i-could-do-those-inline-skating-drills" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/periodization-and-preseason-or-i-thought-i-could-do-those-inline-skating-drills#comments Roadskater.net 2011 2000s greenways health 2010s exercise fitness free fun greenway inline inline skates inline skating outdoor outdoor inline speed rail trail recreation skate frames skating skating equipment speed skating training http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1407 Sun, 27 Nov 2011 00:55:26 +0000 eebee 1407 at http://roadskater.net Off the Couch and Into Invincibility: Cartoons of Depression, Angst and Triumph plus Skating and Biking Into the Wind http://roadskater.net/couch-and-invincibility-cartoons-depression-angst-and-triumph-plus-skating-and-biking-wind <p>Hello out there. Yes it's nice sitting with the laptop and reading all sorts of stuff, checking in with your efriends or ifriends, maybe even watching PBS or some awesome, enlightening movie from before you were geborn. And everybody needs some time off, but when you are tired of your time off spinning down the drain, let me repeat that there's something about the wind in your face when you're on wheels, or even skis or shoes.&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://hyperboleandahalf.blogspot.com/2011/10/adventures-in-depression.html"><img src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-hxZcGAaWaDM/TqnEjbAJieI/AAAAAAAAGcI/IRciPf5lJZU/s400/sad2alt5.png" border="0" style="text-align: right; float: right;" /></a></p><p><a href="http://roadskater.net/couch-and-invincibility-cartoons-depression-angst-and-triumph-plus-skating-and-biking-wind" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/couch-and-invincibility-cartoons-depression-angst-and-triumph-plus-skating-and-biking-wind#comments InlineCafe.com humor biking bravery cartoons depression Earth exercise feelings hyperbole and a half invincibility moods skating triumph websites outdoors http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1406 Wed, 23 Nov 2011 19:17:20 +0000 roadskater 1406 at http://roadskater.net Superbetter & Cow Clicker: Games for Recovering From Injury or Just Getting Addicted to a Parody of Addictive Games http://roadskater.net/superbetter-cow-clicker-games-recovering-injury-or-just-getting-addicted-parody-addictive-games <div><div id="yui_3_2_0_93_132198905206740"><p>Great weather outside in roadskaterworldplanet, if a bit gray/grey. We have had some really warm days of late, but I've only skated once as I am in that proverbial "off season," ha.</p><p>It's been good in some ways to take a break from always feeling I need to go to the park and skate, and not so great in others, of course. It helps confirm what I so often say, along with so many others, that exercise helps with life, not the least of which are eating well, sleeping well, and lots more.&nbsp;</p><p>Meanwhile, as i delay going to skate today for the regular Tuesday attempt, here is something from one of my favorite radio programs (On the Media) that i can only hear by podcast now (afaik): an interesting idea for an online (somewhat social) game...to use for <strong>recovery</strong> from, for example, a bicycle injury, or other challenge. for this reporter it seemed to be a way to get out of a rut, so to speak.&nbsp;</p></div></div><p><a href="http://roadskater.net/superbetter-cow-clicker-games-recovering-injury-or-just-getting-addicted-parody-addictive-games" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/superbetter-cow-clicker-games-recovering-injury-or-just-getting-addicted-parody-addictive-games#comments InlineCafe.com 2011 2000s 2010s Cow Clicker Earth games indoor On the Media online games social Superbetter video games http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1405 Tue, 22 Nov 2011 20:54:00 +0000 roadskater 1405 at http://roadskater.net Go On! Get Your Clouds On! Send in the Clouds! Skaters Should be in the Cloud Appreciation Society and More http://roadskater.net/go-get-your-clouds-send-clouds-skaters-should-be-cloud-appreciation-society-and-more <p>Time for something off the sky. While looking for top ten items to include on the rest stop favorite foods survey, I ran across a great set of photos of and discussion about clouds. It mentioned the Cloud Appreciation Society. I want to be part of that! Here comes another Roadskater.net subteam! Here's that top ten cloud thing...</p><p><a href="http://www.toptenz.net/top-10-unusual-but-fascinating-cloud-formations.php">http://www.toptenz.net/top-10-unusual-but-fascinating-cloud-formations.php</a></p><p><a href="http://roadskater.net/go-get-your-clouds-send-clouds-skaters-should-be-cloud-appreciation-society-and-more" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/go-get-your-clouds-send-clouds-skaters-should-be-cloud-appreciation-society-and-more#comments Roadskater.net apparitions cloud appreciation society clouds Earth skaters sky visions weather (wx) http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1404 Wed, 26 Oct 2011 15:36:42 +0000 roadskater 1404 at http://roadskater.net Carolina Century, 2011 http://roadskater.net/carolina-century-2011 <p>&lt;a href="http://bl2u.com/events/carolina-century-2011/"&gt;http://bl2u.com/events/carolina-century-2011/&lt;/a&gt;<br /><br />No pictures.&nbsp;&nbsp; :(<br /><br />Once again, I completed the 102 mile Carolina Century this past Saturday.&nbsp; The family did the 31 mile option on their bikes.&nbsp; I need to get my girls used to skating long distances...<br /><br />Not much to say, the skate was drama-free.&nbsp; So I'll just give some initial impressions.<br /><br />What a great skate!&nbsp; Just like last year, conditions were perfect.&nbsp; No special difficulty, just a great day to skate.<br /><br />Four skaters this year: Blake, Elizabeth, Bob Harwell, and me.&nbsp; Bob and I left Blake and Elizabeth fairly early in the skate, around 5-7 miles in (?).&nbsp; In Blake's defense, it sounded like he was on his phone quite a bit still working out some issues with other event organizers and volunteers.<br /></p><p><a href="http://roadskater.net/carolina-century-2011" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/carolina-century-2011#comments 2011 2000s United States of America (USA) North Carolina (NC) 2010s Earth Greensboro NC inline skating open road roadskating Roadskater.net Carolina Century North America http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1403 Mon, 24 Oct 2011 20:27:23 +0000 Tomb 1403 at http://roadskater.net Loose Dogs and Driving Cars, Motorcycling, Cycling and Roadskating Don't Mix So Great http://roadskater.net/loose-dogs-and-driving-cars-motorcycling-cycling-and-roadskating-dont-mix-so-great <p>OK. We've been missing from this ghost town for weeks as we completed the 90 miles in 2 days at Tour to Tanglewood, the 87 miles in 1 day at Athens to Atlanta (7h58m) and did the preparations for volunteers to put on the 102-21 mile Carolina Century ride and roll for MS, while we skated as unintentional sweep much of the day. Now it is on to wrapping up lost and found and website items and participant surveys and such. Plus resting off 102 miles (10h23m) on roadskates.</p><p>Meanwhile to amuse me I looked back at my unpublished Tour to Tanglewood 2011 photos and I got 6 photos (don't worry I just aim my arrm in that direrction and crop later) during the dog incident. 4 of him passing us, and 2 blank ones probably taken during the shoulder roll or after...they are just black except for some light around the edges like a near death experience (NDE).&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://roadskater.net/loose-dogs-and-driving-cars-motorcycling-cycling-and-roadskating-dont-mix-so-great" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/loose-dogs-and-driving-cars-motorcycling-cycling-and-roadskating-dont-mix-so-great#comments Roadskater.net 2011 2000s United States of America (USA) North Carolina (NC) 2010s charity events Davidson County NC dogs Earth falling falls open road roadcycling roadskating Tour to Tanglewood (t2t ttt) outdoors photos North America http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1401 Sun, 23 Oct 2011 21:07:38 +0000 roadskater 1401 at http://roadskater.net Periodization and the Offseason - Or An Attempt Not To Lose It All http://roadskater.net/periodization-and-offseason-or-attempt-not-lose-it-all <p>Lose all what, exactly? I can't say that this year's training and peaking event season has left me particularly buff, but I would like to retain what little muscle-tone and muscle-memory I did achieve. After some digging around online, I found an article by Rob Bell on inlineplanet, uploaded a few years ago: <a href="http://www.inlineplanet.com/08/09/periodization.html" target="_blank">Periodization Training, Part 1: How to Make the Most of Your Training.</a></p><p>Bell separates the training calendar into these phases:</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://roadskater.net/periodization-and-offseason-or-attempt-not-lose-it-all" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/periodization-and-offseason-or-attempt-not-lose-it-all#comments Roadskater.net Athens to Atlanta (a2a) Earth fitness inline skating marathons outdoor outdoor inline speed races racing roadskating skating skating questions & answers speed skating Tour to Tanglewood (t2t ttt) training http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1399 Fri, 21 Oct 2011 01:29:50 +0000 eebee 1399 at http://roadskater.net New York 100K Makes the Wall Street Journal http://roadskater.net/new-york-100k-makes-wall-street-journal <p>Here's an article in the Wall Street Journal about yesterday's NY 100K skate!&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424053111903703604576589282709013172.html#articleTabs%3Darticle">http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424053111903703604576589282709013172.html#articleTabs%3Darticle</a></p><p>It's always good when outdoor speed skating gets good press.</p><p>Various results .pdf docs:</p><p><a href="http://www.yellowjacketracing.com/files/user/NYCSkate100kOverall2011.pdf">http://www.yellowjacketracing.com/files/user/NYCSkate100kOverall2011.pdf</a></p><p><a href="http://www.yellowjacketracing.com/files/user/NYCSkate42kOverall2011.pdf">http://www.yellowjacketracing.com/files/user/NYCSkate42kOverall2011.pdf</a></p><p><a href="http://www.yellowjacketracing.com/files/user/NYCSkate21kOverall2011.pdf">http://www.yellowjacketracing.com/files/user/NYCSkate21kOverall2011.pdf</a></p><p><a href="http://roadskater.net/new-york-100k-makes-wall-street-journal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/new-york-100k-makes-wall-street-journal#comments Roadskater.net 2011 2000s United States of America (USA) 2010s Brooklyn NY closed road Earth inline inline skates inline skating Manhattan NY New York (NY) New York City NY outdoor outdoor inline speed Prospect Park NY racing skate boots skating speed speed skating speedskating world level rolling hills skates North America http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1398 Mon, 26 Sep 2011 03:51:37 +0000 eebee 1398 at http://roadskater.net Rat Has No Control: High Fructose Corn Syrup, Cane Sugar, Glucose, Sucrose http://roadskater.net/rat-has-no-control-high-fructose-corn-syrup-cane-sugar-glucose-sucrose <p>Many years ago I saw a documentary on PBS. Something about stress in animals, including, supposedly, humans. Anyway, as they were interviewing some human, a sign on one of the cages in the background read, <strong>"RAT HAS NO CONTROL."</strong> I have almost never stopped laughing about the beautiful truth of those four words of homemade bumper sticker. This is the answer to the majority of the world's questions.&nbsp;</p><p>To be fair, there must have been another cage back there that had a sign reading, "RAT HAS CONTROL." This was the point of the experiment, to show that rats with some control (and predictability of circumstances, as I recall) were much more able to handle rat stress induced upon them by humans.&nbsp;Anyway, great show, and one I've remembered for a long time, eh?&nbsp;</p><p>This site mentions the experiment (check out the base url!):</p> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Princeton University </span> <span class="locality">Princeton </span>, <span class="region">New Jersey</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="40.348718">40° 20' 55.3848" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-74.659047">74° 39' 32.5692" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=40.348718+-74.659047+%28%2C+Princeton+%2C+NJ%2C+%2C+us%29" target="_blank">Google Maps</a>, <a href="http://maps.yahoo.com/maps_result?addr=&amp;csz=Princeton+%2C+NJ&amp;country=us" target="_blank">Yahoo! Maps</a>, <a href="http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?searchtype=address&amp;country=US&amp;address=&amp;city=Princeton+&amp;state=NJ&amp;zipcode=" target="_blank">MapQuest</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://roadskater.net/rat-has-no-control-high-fructose-corn-syrup-cane-sugar-glucose-sucrose" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/rat-has-no-control-high-fructose-corn-syrup-cane-sugar-glucose-sucrose#comments Food 2010 2000s United States of America (USA) health 2010s beet sugar cane sugar drinks Earth energy drinks food food science fructose glucose HFCS (high fructose corn syrup) New Jersey (NJ) Princeton NJ Princeton University sucrose sugar sweeteners North America http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1397 40.348718 -74.659047 Wed, 07 Sep 2011 06:44:01 +0000 roadskater 1397 at http://roadskater.net Of Course a Fatigued Brain Might Just Want to Give Up and Stop Skating or Cycling Sooner http://roadskater.net/course-fatigued-brain-might-just-want-give-and-stop-skating-or-cycling-sooner <p>This article reminds us of some simple ideas but with some testing to back it up. Even in sports requiring lots of sprinting, there are moments that depend on endurance. In roadskating and roadcycling, that's certainly true, especially in the distances we love, some of us. The basic idea was to test whether watching relatively neutral documentary shows vs. taking a fairly mentally tough test would produce an effect on subsequent endurance athletic tests.</p><blockquote><p>Although the cognitive test didn’t produce any physical fatigue, the volunteers gave up on the cycling test 15 per cent sooner when they were mentally fatigued compared to when they had simply watched the documentaries.</p></blockquote><p>So I'm OK to watch some PBS before long distance workouts it seems.</p><p><a href="http://roadskater.net/course-fatigued-brain-might-just-want-give-and-stop-skating-or-cycling-sooner" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/course-fatigued-brain-might-just-want-give-and-stop-skating-or-cycling-sooner#comments Roadskater.net 2011 2000s 2010s anterior cingulate cortex ax-cpt (test) brain studies Dr. Samuele Marcora health care medicine mental fatigue perception of effort thinking training http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1396 Mon, 05 Sep 2011 06:29:25 +0000 roadskater 1396 at http://roadskater.net Sports Medicine: Science or Celebrity http://roadskater.net/sports-medicine-science-or-celebrity <p>I'm not sure about access to this article for everyone, but the <em>New York Times </em>had an interesting piece on sports medicine, a booming segment of health care, and one in which roadskaters and roadcyclists are definitely interested. But how do we know there's real science behind the treatments and techniques on offer? The article is interesting on multiple levels, since the author received one of the treatments and wrote about it in an earlier article referenced within.</p><p>Fortunately, some people out there are trying to do the follow-up, but most of us wanna be like mike or whatever, so we are susceptible to celebrity ads or buzz. Anyway, not much to say, except this article seems worth a read as background for life on the road. I"m interested in others' thoughts and experiences. I'm certainly not saying that sports medicine has nothing to offer, but like most things that involve hope and money, it's hard to know what's real.&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://roadskater.net/sports-medicine-science-or-celebrity" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/sports-medicine-science-or-celebrity#comments Roadskater.net 2011 2000s injuries 2010s health care injections magnetic resonance imaging (mri) medicine platelet-rich plasma (prp) sports sports injury care sports medicine ultrasound stem cells http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1395 Mon, 05 Sep 2011 06:02:14 +0000 roadskater 1395 at http://roadskater.net Frozen Cafe Bustelo in Gatorade Grippy Bottle 24 Ounces (24oz.) of Cafe Americano Heaven for Skating or Cycling http://roadskater.net/frozen-cafe-bustelo-gatorade-grippy-bottle-24-ounces-24oz-cafe-americano-heaven-skating-or-cycling <a href="/frozen-cafe-bustelo-gatorade-grippy-bottle-24-ounces-24oz-cafe-americano-heaven-skating-or-cycling"><img src="http://roadskater.net/system/files/images/frozen-cafe-bustelo-iced-cafe-americano.thumbnail.jpg" alt="Frozen Cafe Bustelo in Gatorade Grippy Bottle 24 Ounces (24oz.) of Cafe Americano Heaven for Skating or Cycling" title="Frozen Cafe Bustelo in Gatorade Grippy Bottle 24 Ounces (24oz.) of Cafe Americano Heaven for Skating or Cycling" class="image image-thumbnail " width="100" height="85" /></a><p>As oft told, sometimes the best thing to get kick started is some thawing frozen cafe bustelo. It's the cheapest easiest closest thing to the venti cafe americano. Freeze it in a grippy gatorade bottle or pour it over ice in said vessel. Yummation!&nbsp;</p> http://roadskater.net/frozen-cafe-bustelo-gatorade-grippy-bottle-24-ounces-24oz-cafe-americano-heaven-skating-or-cycling#comments 2011 2000s United States of America (USA) grip North Carolina (NC) 2010s 24-ounce grippy bottle beverages bottles Café Bustelo caffeine coffee Earth frozen fun Greensboro Country Park Greensboro NC legal drugs reasons to live roadskater water bottles North America http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1394 Thu, 01 Sep 2011 20:29:46 +0000 roadskater 1394 at http://roadskater.net Failure to Plan on Their Part is Not an Emergency on Their Part http://roadskater.net/failure-plan-their-part-not-emergency-their-part <a href="/failure-plan-their-part-not-emergency-their-part"><img src="http://roadskater.net/system/files/images/building-planning-sign.thumbnail.jpg" alt="Failure to Plan on Their Part is Not an Emergency on Their Part" title="Failure to Plan on Their Part is Not an Emergency on Their Part" class="image image-thumbnail " width="100" height="63" /></a><p>Well I laughed as I left after paying the tax on my car, not because that felt good, but because the Planning Department must not have done such a great job of planning on their sign.&nbsp;</p> http://roadskater.net/failure-plan-their-part-not-emergency-their-part#comments 2011 2000s United States of America (USA) failure North Carolina (NC) 2010s Earth Greensboro NC planning roadskater signs visual jokes North America http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1393 Thu, 01 Sep 2011 20:18:40 +0000 roadskater 1393 at http://roadskater.net 36 Miles at Greensboro Country Park Thanks to Staff Who Kept the Road Clear After Hurricane Irene http://roadskater.net/36-miles-greensboro-country-park-thanks-staff-who-kept-road-clear-after-hurricane-irene <p>This weekend we hoped to do lots of miles roadish and as mentioned yesterday (<a href="http://roadskater.net/how-i-wasted-or-enjoyed-morning-danny-macaskill-trick-bike-videos" title="http://roadskater.net/how-i-wasted-or-enjoyed-morning-danny-macaskill-trick-bike-videos">http://roadskater.net/how-i-wasted-or-enjoyed-morning-danny-macaskill-tr...</a>), we bailed on the training ride and ended up feeling OK about doing alternative activities. But we still needed to skate. So we went for Indian food, then went for a walk in the Dollar Tree, ha, then decided to check the weather.</p><p>It was windy with some threats of rain, but the radar was clear so far, so we headed up for Country Park. When we got there, we caught a ride on the tram, which was driven by Geoff, who played dixieland jazz on the CD player for passengers in the tram. We told Geoff we were thinking about inline skating but wanted to check out the road junk first.</p> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">The 180 at County Park</span> <span class="locality">Greensboro</span>, <span class="region">North Carolina</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="36.124662">36° 7' 28.7832" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-79.839449">79° 50' 22.0164" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=36.124662+-79.839449+%28%2C+Greensboro%2C+NC%2C+%2C+us%29" target="_blank">Google Maps</a>, <a href="http://maps.yahoo.com/maps_result?addr=&amp;csz=Greensboro%2C+NC&amp;country=us" target="_blank">Yahoo! Maps</a>, <a href="http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?searchtype=address&amp;country=US&amp;address=&amp;city=Greensboro&amp;state=NC&amp;zipcode=" target="_blank">MapQuest</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://roadskater.net/36-miles-greensboro-country-park-thanks-staff-who-kept-road-clear-after-hurricane-irene" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/36-miles-greensboro-country-park-thanks-staff-who-kept-road-clear-after-hurricane-irene#comments Roadskater.net 2011 2000s United States of America (USA) Greensboro Country Park ice North Carolina (NC) 2010s closed road Earth Greensboro Country Park Greensboro NC inline skating multiuse trail outdoor pro cycling tours Roadskater.net Team skating skrides (skateable bike rides) Tour to Tanglewood (t2t ttt) training training rides rolling hills North America http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1392 36.124662 -79.839449 Mon, 29 Aug 2011 05:39:18 +0000 roadskater 1392 at http://roadskater.net Derby and Other Quad Skaters Skate Across Nebraska for Multiple Sclerosis (MS) http://roadskater.net/derby-and-other-quad-skaters-skate-across-nebraska-multiple-sclerosis-ms <p>I don't know the technical details of their journey, but their cause is good, and this group of skaters are representing their sport for charity. You go girls!&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://www.kcautv.com/story/15345282/skating-the-state-for-ms">http://www.kcautv.com/story/15345282/skating-the-state-for-ms</a></p> http://roadskater.net/derby-and-other-quad-skaters-skate-across-nebraska-multiple-sclerosis-ms#comments Roadskater.net 2011 United States of America (USA) charity charity events Earth fundraisers multiple sclerosis (MS) Nebraska (NE) open road outdoor paved trails quad roller skating roadskating skating North America http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1391 Sun, 28 Aug 2011 18:08:20 +0000 roadskater 1391 at http://roadskater.net How I Wasted (or Enjoyed) a Morning of Danny MacAskill Trick Bike Videos http://roadskater.net/how-i-wasted-or-enjoyed-morning-danny-macaskill-trick-bike-videos <p>With the weather being windy and uncertain at 5:45am when we had to get going if we were going, we decided to bail again on the training ride.</p><p>We sat outside for a while around 6am looking at the wind bending the trees and looked at radar on our phones. The 20 was not worth driving that far for, and if we did the 41, we were afraid there would not be many other riders (or skaters) at our pace doing that distance.</p><p>Not wanting to be a hassle, and not wanting to face strong winds, especially if the event were not well attended, we excused ourselves (after conferring with some mates on it).</p><p>So I got an email from Sparky of the Tater Rides about some video of a rider. The video seems indie movie and I usually love that but I almost stopped it. Wow am I glad I watched.</p> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Locations</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="locality">Edinburgh</span> <span class="postal-code">Scotland</span> <div class="country-name">United Kingdom</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="55.950176">55° 57' 0.6336" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-3.187536">3° 11' 15.1296" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.co.uk?q=%2C+Edinburgh%2C+Scotland%2C+uk" target="_blank">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Dunvegan on the Isle of Skye</span> <div class="country-name">United Kingdom</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="57.436727">57° 26' 12.2172" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-6.574953">6° 34' 29.8308" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.co.uk?q=%2C+%2C+%2C+uk" target="_blank">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://roadskater.net/how-i-wasted-or-enjoyed-morning-danny-macaskill-trick-bike-videos" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/how-i-wasted-or-enjoyed-morning-danny-macaskill-trick-bike-videos#comments Roadcyclist.net amazing bicycles (bikes) bike tricks cycling Danny MacAskill Earth Edinburgh Scotland UK England (ENG) UK fixed gear cycling fixies Great Britain UK Isle of Skye Scotland UK London UK Middlesex outdoor Scotland (SCT) UK talented United Kingdom (GBR) (UK) (UKM) videos Europe http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1390 55.950176 -3.187536 57.436727 -6.574953 Sat, 27 Aug 2011 13:28:45 +0000 roadskater 1390 at http://roadskater.net Hurricane Irene: Cone of Uncertainty, Hurricane Tracker, Storm Surge http://roadskater.net/hurricane-irene-cone-uncertainty-hurricane-tracker-storm-surge <p>I feel compelled to air some thoughts about the current hurricane threat, and to throw in some useful links. I'm sure anybody in the path of Hurricane Irene knows &nbsp;where to go for the latest satellite, radar and projections. I'm hoping they are also giving a great deal of thought to a Storm Plan, in case things get rough.&nbsp;</p><p>Of interest with Hurricane Irene are the Northeast States, if only for their dense populations. As with NOAA's SPC and the deadly Missouri-Alabama-Tennessee tornado outbreak in April this year, the NOAA National Hurricane Center has been pretty sure about this particular storm's trajectory now for the past 3 days. Perhaps that's the nature of the East Coast storms, as opposed to those in the Gulf of Mexico. It seems to be clear to those monitoring the tropics by the time a storm has approached the Bahamas, as to whether it's going to head out to sea, or make for the US coast.&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://roadskater.net/hurricane-irene-cone-uncertainty-hurricane-tracker-storm-surge" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/hurricane-irene-cone-uncertainty-hurricane-tracker-storm-surge#comments Roadskater.net 2011 United States of America (USA) North Carolina (NC) accuweather.com Buffalo NY Earth hurricanes New York (NY) New York City NY Philadelphia PA Washington DC weather weather (wx) weather forecasts weather websites North America http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1389 Thu, 25 Aug 2011 22:13:31 +0000 eebee 1389 at http://roadskater.net Washington Area Roadskaters Can Show You Some Inline Skating Fun All Around DC, Maryland and Virginia http://roadskater.net/washington-area-roadskaters-can-show-you-some-inline-skating-fun-all-around-dc-maryland-and-virginia <p>These guys have a great group, a fine email list (yes they still exist and serve a nice niche), and they do lots of free skate-ups. I am really glad to see they got a nice write-up with some visibility for their happy efforts. If you're going to DC, you really should bring your skates and get hooked up with these guys for some rollaround time. With a backpack for your skates an a pair of shoes, you can go far on your own, but drop that stuff in the room and cruise with WAR for some roadskating thrills and probably some hills.&nbsp;</p><p>SkateDC is a free and fun skate weekend where the roadskaters host rollers from out of town. It's a good time for skaters, and their families can find plenty to do around DC in May (when it is usually held). If you're into racing, I believe they still do the Skate of the Union (coming up soon I believe), where they take over the driving course for a local law enforcement agency to do laps on the track.&nbsp;</p> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">White House at Lafayette Square</span> <div class="street-address"> 1600 Pennsylvania Ave NW </div> <span class="locality">Washington</span>, <span class="region">District Of Columbia</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="38.898765">38° 53' 55.554" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-77.036562">77° 2' 11.6232" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=38.898765+-77.036562+%281600+Pennsylvania+Ave+NW%2C+Washington%2C+DC%2C+%2C+us%29" target="_blank">Google Maps</a>, <a href="http://maps.yahoo.com/maps_result?addr=1600+Pennsylvania+Ave+NW&amp;csz=Washington%2C+DC&amp;country=us" target="_blank">Yahoo! Maps</a>, <a href="http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?searchtype=address&amp;country=US&amp;address=1600+Pennsylvania+Ave+NW&amp;city=Washington&amp;state=DC&amp;zipcode=" target="_blank">MapQuest</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://roadskater.net/washington-area-roadskaters-can-show-you-some-inline-skating-fun-all-around-dc-maryland-and-virginia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/washington-area-roadskaters-can-show-you-some-inline-skating-fun-all-around-dc-maryland-and-virginia#comments Roadskater.net 2011 United States of America (USA) braking District of Columbia (DC) free lessons inline skating monuments open roads outdoor roadskating skating social skates (events) washington area roadskaters (war) Washington DC http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1387 38.898765 -77.036562 Thu, 25 Aug 2011 06:20:07 +0000 roadskater 1387 at http://roadskater.net Taylor Phinney Blogs Through the Burning Hot Hills of the Vuelta a Espana Tour of Spain Pro Cycling Race http://roadskater.net/taylor-phinney-blogs-through-burning-hot-hills-vuelta-espana-tour-spain-pro-cycling-race <p>While we've been focusing on the USA Pro Cycling Challenge somewhat, the Vuelta a Espana is well underway, just not on my television. Well, neither is the USAPCC, but I've been finding ways to get a look in through the kindness of strangers. Anyway, I took a look at the Universal Sports page at the bottom there, which links to Taylor Phinney's blog here...</p><p><a href="http://taylorphinney.com/2011/08/24/an-amateur-end-to-one-of-the-most-difficult-days-ive-ever-had/">http://taylorphinney.com/2011/08/24/an-amateur-end-to-one-of-the-most-difficult-days-ive-ever-had/</a></p><p>There's something very relevant about these descriptions of pain and doubt. Something very easy to remember, but easy enough to forget, so we go out and do it again. Phinney has a good way of expressing it so that even those of us who've never been front runners like he has can at least know we share some of the same emotions and sensations.&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://roadskater.net/taylor-phinney-blogs-through-burning-hot-hills-vuelta-espana-tour-spain-pro-cycling-race" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/taylor-phinney-blogs-through-burning-hot-hills-vuelta-espana-tour-spain-pro-cycling-race#comments Roadcyclist.net 2011 United States of America (USA) Aspen CO Colorado (CO) Gunnison CO pro cycling tours roadcycling Spain (ESP) (España) Taylor Phinney USA Pro Cycling Challenge Vuelta Ciclista a España weblogs (blogs) http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1386 Thu, 25 Aug 2011 05:56:50 +0000 roadskater 1386 at http://roadskater.net Fix Inline Speed Skates: Boot Mounting Block Repair How To Cheap DIY for Powerslide C4 or Other Carbon Fiber or Fiberglass Boots http://roadskater.net/fix-inline-speed-skates-boot-mounting-block-repair-how-cheap-diy-powerslide-c4-or-other-carbon-fiber-or-fiberglass-boots <p>I am not recommending anyone else do this, just telling what I did and showing some of it. If you can't do this or don't think it is a good idea, get some professional repair help, or better yet, buy new boots!&nbsp;</p><p>A few years back I replaced my Mogema and my beloved Verducci V-Tec boots after deciding they were too far gone to fix. Believe me. If I can't dream up a fix (whether or not it would work) they really are toast.</p><p><strong>Many of my repair dreams involve various types of epoxy</strong> (either the two-bottle, dual-syringe, two-tube or the single-tube-of-putty sort made like caramel creams, e.g. waterweld) plus various <strong>"found objects"</strong> like used USPS Tyvek envelopes (as it's not nice to use the new stuff, ya know?), various kinds of plastic sheeting, air sole material, stuff like that. (Tyvek layers epoxied on can make a decent patch to strengthen some weak carbon spots, in my opinion.)&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://roadskater.net/fix-inline-speed-skates-boot-mounting-block-repair-how-cheap-diy-powerslide-c4-or-other-carbon-fiber-or-fiberglass-boots" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/fix-inline-speed-skates-boot-mounting-block-repair-how-cheap-diy-powerslide-c4-or-other-carbon-fiber-or-fiberglass-boots#comments Roadskater.net 2011 epoxy boots diy fix glue Harbor Freight how-to repair skate boots speedskates (speed skates) http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1385 Mon, 22 Aug 2011 06:53:58 +0000 roadskater 1385 at http://roadskater.net Television Weather Girl Skates Away Birth Pounds Preparing for Inline Skating the Goodwood Roller Marathon on Motor Circuit http://roadskater.net/television-weather-girl-skates-away-birth-pounds-preparing-inline-skating-goodwood-roller-marathon-motor-circuit <p>Let the <strong>hot button</strong> pressing phrases begin. This article is a true <strong>kiss-kiss</strong> but it sure does speak well for the benefits of inline skating! Off we go.</p><p>First, of course, we learn that Ms. McCabe is&nbsp;"never been one to shy away from a challenge" and is "back in her size 10 jeans and has just completed a 27-mile rollerblade marathon." She is of course,&nbsp;"loving life and despite <strong>juggling</strong> motherhood and a busy career."&nbsp;</p><p>That's a beautiful life. Almost like a <strong>movie</strong>. How was the training? Oh you took your baby skating? Seems like it.&nbsp;“Every weekend, I had my rollerblades on <strong>pushing the pram</strong> through our local park and <strong>trying not to fall over</strong>.” Good job you didn't tip over the pram! Well no harm no foul. I'm sure baby wore a helmet.&nbsp;</p> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Goodwood Motor Circuit </span> <div class="street-address"> Claypit Lane </div> <span class="locality">Westhampnett </span> <span class="postal-code">PO18 0 </span> <div class="country-name">United Kingdom</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="50.860875">50° 51' 39.15" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-0.759816">0° 45' 35.3376" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.co.uk?q=Claypit+Lane+%2C+Westhampnett+%2C+PO18+0+%2C+uk" target="_blank">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://roadskater.net/television-weather-girl-skates-away-birth-pounds-preparing-inline-skating-goodwood-roller-marathon-motor-circuit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/television-weather-girl-skates-away-birth-pounds-preparing-inline-skating-goodwood-roller-marathon-motor-circuit#comments Roadskater.net 2011 closed course Edinburgh University fitness geophysics Goodwood Motor Circuit inline marathons inline skating NASA outdoor Oxford University race tacks sensibility skating United Kingdom (GBR) (UK) (UKM) weather weather girls weight loss Westhampnett UK http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1374 50.860875 -0.759816 Mon, 22 Aug 2011 03:45:01 +0000 roadskater 1374 at http://roadskater.net Quad Skating Is So Boring: This Couple Makes Skating Steamy in a Very Small Rink http://roadskater.net/quad-skating-so-boring-couple-makes-skating-steamy-very-small-rink <p>Who says skating, especially quad skating, especially among marrie couples, is tame or lame? Check out this video. It's amazing what these two skaters accomplish in such a small space. It would be impressive in any space.</p><p>Of course, it would be nice if skating got popular because it is a nice, boring, healthy pastime, participated in by very ordinary individuals. Well that's true, but you won't hear so much about it and they'll avoid videos mostly! But in this case, it's made for media, so let's hope it inspires some people to get buff and get skating!</p><p>The two skaters talk about a huge factor in any kind of couples or team or group skating...trust. It is one of the great treasures of skating with people you know well, whose motives and skills you know, and are comfortable with.&nbsp;</p><p>This couple clearly love each other and love the speedy spining and being in control amidst the danger. They seem to want to share it, to spread it.</p><p><a href="http://roadskater.net/quad-skating-so-boring-couple-makes-skating-steamy-very-small-rink" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/quad-skating-so-boring-couple-makes-skating-steamy-very-small-rink#comments Roadskater.net 2011 Caesar's Palace indoor Las Vegas NV live shows married couples Nevada (NV) quad artistic skating quad dance skating skating quad skating http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1373 Sun, 21 Aug 2011 08:42:32 +0000 roadskater 1373 at http://roadskater.net Naked Rollerblader Wanted: Plus Things to Consider Before Nude Inline Skating http://roadskater.net/naked-rollerblader-wanted-plus-things-consider-nude-inline-skating <p>In an article from the sidebar, I though wow, somebody wants to hire a nude inline skater! It read, "Naked Rollerblader Wanted."&nbsp;</p><p>Well, not exactly!&nbsp;</p><p>It turns out a nice fellow was out <strong>inlinestreaking</strong>&nbsp;or <strong>buffblading</strong> or<strong> rawrolling</strong>&nbsp;in good old friendly Barrie, Ontario recently. He was clearly enjoying being <strong>rollerbuff</strong>. Some people pick on skaters for wearing Lycra, so maybe he was trying to accommodate their wishes but not wearing anything! Why bother with <strong>wicking fabric</strong>, after all?&nbsp;</p><p>I don't know if he found his thrill or his pain, but he was on Blueberry Lane.</p><p>It's nice how officers "attended" this event after it was over. Seems like non-citizens may have been shunned by the <strong>nudewheeler</strong>.</p> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <div class="street-address"> Blueberry Lane </div> <span class="locality">Barrie</span> <div class="country-name">Canada</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="44.342543">44° 20' 33.1548" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-79.696853">79° 41' 48.6708" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.ca?q=Blueberry+Lane%2C+Barrie%2C+%2C+%2C+ca" target="_blank">Google Maps</a>, <a href="http://ca.maps.yahoo.com/maps_result?addr=Blueberry+Lane&amp;csz=Barrie&amp;country=ca" target="_blank">Yahoo! Maps</a>, <a href="http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?searchtype=address&amp;country=CA&amp;address=Blueberry+Lane&amp;city=Barrie&amp;state=&amp;zipcode=" target="_blank">MapQuest</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://roadskater.net/naked-rollerblader-wanted-plus-things-consider-nude-inline-skating" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/naked-rollerblader-wanted-plus-things-consider-nude-inline-skating#comments Roadskater.net 2011 Barrie ON Canada (CAN) inline skating naked nude open road outdoor skating wanted http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1372 44.342543 -79.696853 Thu, 18 Aug 2011 20:58:02 +0000 roadskater 1372 at http://roadskater.net USA Pro Cycling Challenge in Colorado Follows Tour of Utah with Top Tour de France Riders and Great Routes in the Rockies http://roadskater.net/usa-pro-cycling-challenge-colorado-follows-tour-utah-top-tour-de-france-riders-and-great-routes-rockies <p>I don't have a lot of time to discuss this right now, but I wanted to say that the upcoming USA Pro Cycling Challenge looks like a breakthrough event for the USA in terms of hosting major tours. Yes, the Tour of California had lots of talent and beautiful scenery, and the Tour of Utah built up to another level this year, but the USAPCC is a chance to see the top Tour de France riders on what look to be some great routes. Here are some links...</p><p><a href="http://roadskater.net/usa-pro-cycling-challenge-colorado-follows-tour-utah-top-tour-de-france-riders-and-great-routes-rockies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/usa-pro-cycling-challenge-colorado-follows-tour-utah-top-tour-de-france-riders-and-great-routes-rockies#comments Roadcyclist.net 2011 Aspen CO Avon CO Breckenridge CO closed road Colorado (CO) Colorado Springs CO Denver CO Garden of the Gods Park CO Golden CO Gunnison CO Mount Crested Butte CO outdoor pro cycling tours roadcycling Salida CO Steamboat Springs CO uci USA Pro Cycling Challenge Vail CO http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1371 Thu, 18 Aug 2011 06:07:51 +0000 roadskater 1371 at http://roadskater.net China's Police Women on Inline Skates with Three Inch Heels for Backup Elegant Authority, Plus Checks with Stripes http://roadskater.net/chinas-police-women-inline-skates-three-inch-heels-backup-elegant-authority-plus-checks-stripes <p>Now for more silliness about skating police around the world. A few years back it was the Paris police, now we have candidates from China and Israel. We loves us some skating so don't gets us wrong, skating is great...but not necessarily the way to chase criminals. However, as a light and easy patrol with interactions with the friendly locals, sure, it could be great.&nbsp;</p><p>The China story is funny for the high heels and the Israel video is good to listen to for the stupid things the narrator says. I hahed at checks and stripes. Credit to eebee for earlier disgust at some of this topic before, making it stick in my brain better.&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://news.google.com/news/url?sa=t&amp;fd=R&amp;usg=AFQjCNHWb1qO5yfP46z0rWc6NKsBxMjScg&amp;url=http://www.weirdasianews.com/2011/08/15/chinas-cops-rollerblades-high-heels/">China's Cops On Rollerblades And High Heels - Weird Asia News (press release)</a> - </p><p><a href="http://roadskater.net/chinas-police-women-inline-skates-three-inch-heels-backup-elegant-authority-plus-checks-stripes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/chinas-police-women-inline-skates-three-inch-heels-backup-elegant-authority-plus-checks-stripes#comments Roadskater.net 2011 China (CHN) high heels inline skating Israel (ISR) outdoor police skating http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1370 Tue, 16 Aug 2011 03:32:06 +0000 roadskater 1370 at http://roadskater.net Leipheimer Wins Tour of Utah and Once Again Shows Graciousness http://roadskater.net/leipheimer-wins-tour-utah-and-once-again-shows-graciousness <p>Here's just a quick note to say thanks, Levi, for representing your sport so well. We can all be proud that this cyclist is representing the USA so well. It looks like Levi will be supporting Brajkovic for the Vuelta, and neither are among the top five picks as far as I know. I'm glad RadioShack did OK as a team and that they gave help to Levi as he repeated his Tour of Utah win. Great idea to have a bike race in your beautiful state (and get it on television), huh? North Carolina?&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://news.google.com/news/url?sa=t&amp;fd=R&amp;usg=AFQjCNFJSmWX3PZsi-ud6Y7gN0Omw5TR4g&amp;url=http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/52385406-77/leipheimer-team-tour-utah.html.csp">Tour of Utah: Leipheimer wins for second straight year - Salt Lake Tribune</a> - </p><p><a href="http://roadskater.net/leipheimer-wins-tour-utah-and-once-again-shows-graciousness" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/leipheimer-wins-tour-utah-and-once-again-shows-graciousness#comments Roadcyclist.net 2011 Levi Leipheimer roadcycling Snowbird UT Tour of Utah Utah (UT) pro cycling http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1369 Mon, 15 Aug 2011 07:53:55 +0000 roadskater 1369 at http://roadskater.net 28 Miles Inline Skating at Greensboro Country Park Before Storms Zap the City http://roadskater.net/28-miles-inline-skating-greensboro-country-park-storms-zap-city <p>This weekend we thought we were going to perhaps go to the Mock Orange Bikes hosted Tour to Tanglewood Training Ride. But research on their website where directed to see cue sheets showed it included some perhaps busy roads (especially coming back...Reynolda and Polo), plus some challenges we've done before with downhills into intersections that are possible but not exactly tons of fun, and no route longer than 35 miles, which means no group might be coming in from 50 while we're coming in from 35. So when the rain came through overnight and in the early morning, we decided to pass. Sad to miss our friends, but we felt we should do what we know, and we were not even certain of the exact route they'd use for the far end of the out and back from their shop (did it go out Kiger and back Red Bank or mostly on Red Bank with part on a road we didn't know?). We should research sooner and better next time.&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://roadskater.net/28-miles-inline-skating-greensboro-country-park-storms-zap-city" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/28-miles-inline-skating-greensboro-country-park-storms-zap-city#comments Roadskater.net 2011 Greensboro Country Park closed roads Greensboro Country Park Greensboro NC inline skating outdoor skating Tour to Tanglewood (t2t ttt) training rides http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1368 Mon, 15 Aug 2011 06:40:44 +0000 roadskater 1368 at http://roadskater.net Rules for the Cheat Meal http://roadskater.net/rules-cheat-meal <P>Seriously? Isn't the point of the cheat meal that there are no rules? It's the payoff after many hard days of eating clean, right?&nbsp;In the second visit with my nutrition coach, I learned that the wrong cheat meal can throw off your diet for a few days, beginning the downward spiral in the dieter's trifecta -- self doubt, self loathing and depression. The good news is that you have a lot of latitude with cheat meals, and your body and your scale will guide you. The cheat meal has two purposes -- to replenish glycogen stores and to trick your metabolism. And, the harder you train in the days before your cheat meal, the more latitute you have in food choices. At least this is the way I understand it. If you are really carb depleting, the right cheat meal will register a loss of one or two pounds on the scale next morning. A good cheat meal won't move the scale at all the next morning. </p> <P>My first cheat meal -- after 8 days on the diet -- was a real blowout.</p><p><a href="http://roadskater.net/rules-cheat-meal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/rules-cheat-meal#comments cheat meal cycling diet fitness roadcycling http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1367 Sun, 14 Aug 2011 23:09:39 +0000 RSNBiker 1367 at http://roadskater.net Cool or Tool Party Crashers: Steely-Biked Pals Join the London 2012 Olympic Road Cycling Test Event http://roadskater.net/cool-or-tool-party-crashers-steely-biked-pals-join-london-2012-olympic-road-cycling-test-event <p>For once I don't know what to think of this. I basically dislike fans trying to get in the race or stand alongside or run along with the riders. I normally wouldn't like riders trying to join in, either. But maybe this was a special deal, I'm not sure. If it truly was a test event, well these guys helped provide the test! And it sounds like the race officials failed? No harm, no foul, maybe, and we'll find out if there was any real damage, I'm sure. The only reason I'd be tempted to say this is cool would be the test event nature of it. Hmm. I don't know but feel like they meant to be there but I'm also thinking they really meant to bring up the rear, not be between the peloton and backmarkers. But then they could just be good liars with pants afire.&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://roadskater.net/cool-or-tool-party-crashers-steely-biked-pals-join-london-2012-olympic-road-cycling-test-event" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/cool-or-tool-party-crashers-steely-biked-pals-join-london-2012-olympic-road-cycling-test-event#comments Roadcyclist.net 2011 cycling London 2012 London UK Mark Cavendish olympics rogues summer olympics United Kingdom (GBR) (UK) (UKM) pro cycling http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1366 Sun, 14 Aug 2011 20:04:41 +0000 roadskater 1366 at http://roadskater.net 21 Miles on the Greensboro Atlantic & Yadkin Trail: Lawndale Target to Strawberry Road out-and-back http://roadskater.net/21-miles-greensboro-atlantic-yadkin-trail-lawndale-target-strawberry-road-out-and-back <p>Greensboro's Country Park was hosting the Triad Classic Chevy Club's 17th Annual Car Show yesterday, so for our still-delinquent training miles last evening we needed to come up with an alternative.&nbsp;</p><p>Roadskater drove us to the Target parking lot on Lawndale Drive, Greensboro, and we parked close to the gigantic brick, former-Sears Distribution Center building and donned skates. I felt excited at the prospect of exploring, and skating somewhere new.&nbsp;</p><p>The initial half-mile of our trek provided smooth-as-ice asphalt under wheel, to the trailhead behind the Target. Even though the beginning of the trail is rather narrow and bumpy with two-foot-tall fire hydrants smattered here and there, sometimes in the middle of the path, the trail still gets you from A to B away from shoppers and cars. Almost 2 miles down the trail we joined up with the gnarly, roots-ridden path near the Lewis Recreation Center on Forest Lawn Drive and headed off North. </p><p><a href="http://roadskater.net/21-miles-greensboro-atlantic-yadkin-trail-lawndale-target-strawberry-road-out-and-back" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/21-miles-greensboro-atlantic-yadkin-trail-lawndale-target-strawberry-road-out-and-back#comments Roadskater.net 2011 North Carolina (NC) Bur-Mil Park Greensboro Country Park Greensboro NC inline skating Lake Brandt NC Lewis Recreation Center outdoor Owl's Roost Road Paved trail rail trail skating Summerfield NC training http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1365 Sun, 14 Aug 2011 18:13:49 +0000 eebee 1365 at http://roadskater.net Photos from the Wednesday Night Skate on the American Tobacco Trail August 10 2011 http://roadskater.net/photos-wednesday-night-skate-american-tobacco-trail-august-10-2011 <p>We had a great time with Jay up from Atlanta. With Skatey-Mark leading out then serving as sweep alternately, I think in all we had seven, including GotSkates Tom. I don't think I can call all the names, sadly, so I'd better stop there. But two others I know I have skated the trail with before, and one of the guys besides Mark had done the Carolina Century before as well. It was a fun bunch and I enjoyed not being in charge or on home turf but being a visitor. </p><p>We saw lots of cyclists including roadies and kids, and lots of families out using the trail. But it always felt good, never negative, to me. I guess I was in the middle most of the time, sometimes going up to the front and others going all the way back. It was a great time.&nbsp;</p><p><strong><a href="http://roadskater.net/photos/american-tobacco-trail-durham-nc-skate-2011-08-10/index.htm">http://roadskater.net/photos/american-tobacco-trail-durham-nc-skate-2011-08-10/index.htm</a></strong></p> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">American Tobacco Trail near Souper Salad</span> <div class="street-address"> 202 West NC Hwy. 54 Ste. 107 </div> <span class="locality">Durham</span>, <span class="region">North Carolina</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="35.912695">35° 54' 45.702" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-78.935095">78° 56' 6.342" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=35.912695+-78.935095+%28202+West+NC+Hwy.+54+Ste.+107%2C+Durham%2C+NC%2C+%2C+us%29" target="_blank">Google Maps</a>, <a href="http://maps.yahoo.com/maps_result?addr=202+West+NC+Hwy.+54+Ste.+107&amp;csz=Durham%2C+NC&amp;country=us" target="_blank">Yahoo! Maps</a>, <a href="http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?searchtype=address&amp;country=US&amp;address=202+West+NC+Hwy.+54+Ste.+107&amp;city=Durham&amp;state=NC&amp;zipcode=" target="_blank">MapQuest</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://roadskater.net/photos-wednesday-night-skate-american-tobacco-trail-august-10-2011" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/photos-wednesday-night-skate-american-tobacco-trail-august-10-2011#comments Roadskater.net 2011 greenways North Carolina (NC) American Tobacco Trail (NC) Durham NC inline skating multiuse pathways outdoor skating rail trails http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1363 35.912695 -78.935095 Thu, 11 Aug 2011 06:38:12 +0000 roadskater 1363 at http://roadskater.net Skating American Tobacco Trail, plus Toad the Wet Sprocket and Mark Kano of Athenaeum at Cat's Cradle Aug 10 2011 http://roadskater.net/skating-american-tobacco-trail-plus-toad-wet-sprocket-and-mark-kano-athenaeum-cats-cradle-aug-10-2011 <p>I'm in Chapel Hill at the Panera. I came down to do something near Cat's Cradle in Carrboro this morning. Then I was (and am) planning to do the American Tobacco Trail Wednesday night social skate, as I hear Jay from Atlanta may be rolling in, and Tom GotSkates is likely there, plus skatey-mark and more.&nbsp;</p><p>On the way into town I saw a bus that looked like a rock band bus...nice, but not announcing who they are...toting a trailer, too. I wondered who it might be, figuring they were on the way to the Cradle.&nbsp;</p> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Cat&#039;s Cradle </span> <div class="street-address"> 300 East Main Street </div> <span class="locality">Carrboro</span>, <span class="region">North Carolina</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="35.910267">35° 54' 36.9612" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-79.068915">79° 4' 8.094" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=35.910267+-79.068915+%28300+East+Main+Street%2C+Carrboro%2C+NC%2C+%2C+us%29" target="_blank">Google Maps</a>, <a href="http://maps.yahoo.com/maps_result?addr=300+East+Main+Street&amp;csz=Carrboro%2C+NC&amp;country=us" target="_blank">Yahoo! Maps</a>, <a href="http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?searchtype=address&amp;country=US&amp;address=300+East+Main+Street&amp;city=Carrboro&amp;state=NC&amp;zipcode=" target="_blank">MapQuest</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://roadskater.net/skating-american-tobacco-trail-plus-toad-wet-sprocket-and-mark-kano-athenaeum-cats-cradle-aug-10-2011" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/skating-american-tobacco-trail-plus-toad-wet-sprocket-and-mark-kano-athenaeum-cats-cradle-aug-10-2011#comments InlineCafe.com 2011 North Carolina (NC) alternative rock American Tobacco Trail (NC) Athenaeum Carrboro NC Cat's Cradle Chapel Hill NC Durham NC live shows music outdoor skating Toad the Wet Sprocket http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1362 35.910267 -79.068915 Wed, 10 Aug 2011 20:35:45 +0000 roadskater 1362 at http://roadskater.net Teaching Skating and What Skating Teaches in War and Peace http://roadskater.net/teaching-skating-and-what-skating-teaches-war-and-peace <p>This is another piece that ends up leaning toward pimping some brands, but OK, when the brands have put some bucks into helping kids of war learn to skate and love...at least love to skate. What gets me here is how many things Percovich has tried, where he's been, and how exceptionally well he speaks at least in moments of this interview.&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://roadskater.net/teaching-skating-and-what-skating-teaches-war-and-peace" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/teaching-skating-and-what-skating-teaches-war-and-peace#comments Roadskater.net 2011 Afghanistan (AFG) children indoor skate parks skateboarding skating war http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1361 Mon, 08 Aug 2011 21:12:11 +0000 roadskater 1361 at http://roadskater.net Speed Skating and Roller Figure Skating Get Props for Boosting Fort Wayne Economy http://roadskater.net/speed-skating-and-roller-figure-skating-get-props-boosting-fort-wayne-economy <p>Here's a brief article giving the speed skating and roller figure skating championships some credit for bringing some money in to a town that can use it.&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://news.google.com/news/url?sa=t&amp;fd=R&amp;usg=AFQjCNGeAR1twHUG7z_PZGs0w9RDxD081Q&amp;url=http://www.news-sentinel.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID%3D/20110806/NEWS/108060327">Sports tourism a boon for Fort Wayne - News Sentinel</a> - </p><p><a href="http://roadskater.net/speed-skating-and-roller-figure-skating-get-props-boosting-fort-wayne-economy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/speed-skating-and-roller-figure-skating-get-props-boosting-fort-wayne-economy#comments Roadskater.net 2011 Fort Wayne IN Indiana (IN) indoor inline inline skating national championships quad artistic skating skating USA Roller Sports (USARS) roller http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1356 Mon, 08 Aug 2011 02:34:18 +0000 roadskater 1356 at http://roadskater.net Halibut, extra dry, hold the popcorn http://roadskater.net/halibut-extra-dry-hold-popcorn <P>I have snuck all manner of food into a movie theater, from fried chicken and burgers, to whole pizzas folded in half. Tonight I boxed up my 2.9 ounces of fish, then bagged it, and smuggled it through the ticket check point in my large black bag. Because of the smell, I had to move to another row for my quick dinner during the previews. I’m just glad I didn’t get bounced. And I’m happy I stuck to my diet.</p> <P>I apologize to the Academy and the Hollywood foreign press for not buying a 1,000-calorie item from the concession stand. I did pay for a Coke Zero and large water. I hope that helps. OK, I had a coupon for the Coke Zero, but that’s because I spend so much at the movies. </p> <P>I’m getting closer to my next diet milestone – 40 pounds. Lost another 1.2 this a.m. Tomorrow is another gym workout and I hope to find some buddies for a Sunday morning ride.</p> <P>Oh, and <EM>Rise of the Planet of the Apes</em> was well worth the $9.75. </p> http://roadskater.net/halibut-extra-dry-hold-popcorn#comments http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1355 Sat, 06 Aug 2011 02:20:34 +0000 RSNBiker 1355 at http://roadskater.net The Eight Seconds Workout: Speed Skater Shows How to Sprint and Tweet Your Way to the Olympics or at Least Money http://roadskater.net/eight-seconds-workout-speed-skater-shows-how-sprint-and-tweet-your-way-olympics-or-least-money <p>I hope to come back to this (he often says), but I wanted to post it before it's gone. Barry Publow's book, Speed on Skates, had some info on this, and eebee and I actually did some really short workouts one year. I would not call them fun, exactly, but I think they were helpful (along with being younger, lighter, and more obsessed with skating every day).&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://news.google.com/news/url?sa=t&amp;fd=R&amp;usg=AFQjCNHyIDpTJhoPtAn5JLibxu2c0H3Jgw&amp;url=http://www.vancourier.com/news/Hill%2Bsprinting%2Bpart%2Bspeed%2Bskater%2Btough%2Bwork/5197270/story.html">Hill sprinting part of speed skater's tough work-out - Vancouver Courier</a> - </p><p><a href="http://roadskater.net/eight-seconds-workout-speed-skater-shows-how-sprint-and-tweet-your-way-olympics-or-least-money" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/eight-seconds-workout-speed-skater-shows-how-sprint-and-tweet-your-way-olympics-or-least-money#comments Roadskater.net http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1354 Fri, 05 Aug 2011 20:45:08 +0000 roadskater 1354 at http://roadskater.net I'm starving! But I broke a five-year record this morning http://roadskater.net/im-starving-i-broke-five-year-record-morning <p>On the heels of my recent article, in which I pledged to take it easy this week, I'm happy to report that I have lost a good deal of weight since Saturday's ride. I'm starving but my next meal is cooking now. It's going to be chicken breast again. Oh boy! And brown rice! Hoorah! I'll get another protein shake and walnuts before bedtime. Just two more days until my next cheat meal.</p> <p>I gain and lose 5 pounds when I'm not dieting and after recommitting to my diet and weight-loss program, I got down to a five-year low this morning. That's 5.2 for this week. My official total loss is now 35.2 pounds. </p> http://roadskater.net/im-starving-i-broke-five-year-record-morning#comments http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1352 Thu, 04 Aug 2011 23:00:14 +0000 RSNBiker 1352 at http://roadskater.net Is Exercise Ruining My Life? http://roadskater.net/exercise-ruining-my-life <p>I pondered this question during the rest of my wasted weekend after bonking on the 36-mile TTT training ride in the 100-degree heat on Saturday. </p> <p>Two good things did happen during the weekend – I posted my fastest average speed for the distance and I got to spend some time with roadskater and eebee. And the September issue of <em>Bicycling</em> magazine arrived in my mailbox.</p> <p>Besides catching up on what the pros are doing, salivating over new bikes and dreaming of my first grand fondo, I really enjoy reading the Bike Snob’s column. “Fit To Be Tied” was the title of his September column. In this issue he asserts that “Being in shape is a wonderful thing – until it ruins your life.” If you read the column, you’ll see that he equates winning the “fitness lottery” and wanting to hold onto that feeling to a gambler on a hot streak. </p><p><a href="http://roadskater.net/exercise-ruining-my-life" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/exercise-ruining-my-life#comments http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1351 Thu, 04 Aug 2011 22:46:29 +0000 RSNBiker 1351 at http://roadskater.net HTC-Highroad Hangs it Up; Most Successful Men's Pro Cycling Team Disbanding http://roadskater.net/htc-highroad-hangs-it-most-successful-mens-pro-cycling-team-disbanding <p><a href="http://espn.go.com/olympics/cycling/story/_/id/6833787/htc-highroad-cycling-operate-men-team-season">According to ESPN</a>, HTC-Highroad team owner Bob Stapleton has admitted defeat in his search for a title sponsor to replace phone-maker HTC and the men's team will cease operation at the end of this season.&nbsp;</p><blockquote><p>Owner Bob Stapleton said Thursday that the sport's chaotic economic structure, along with continuing fallout from the convoluted, still-unresolved doping case involving triple Tour de France winner Alberto Contador and the federal investigation of seven-time Tour champion Lance Armstrong and his past teams, helped doom the quest. </p></blockquote><p><a href="http://roadskater.net/htc-highroad-hangs-it-most-successful-mens-pro-cycling-team-disbanding" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/htc-highroad-hangs-it-most-successful-mens-pro-cycling-team-disbanding#comments http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1346 Thu, 04 Aug 2011 20:39:11 +0000 timv 1346 at http://roadskater.net My Money is On Red: Guessing the Roadskater.net 2011 Skate and Bike Jersey Mystery Colors http://roadskater.net/my-money-red-guessing-roadskater-net-2011-skate-and-bike-jersey-mystery-colors <p>At Saturday's TTT training rest stop the roadskater.net mystery color jersey was the hot topic at Rest Stop 1. One of our teammates --&nbsp;I will keep her identity a mystery -- went through the full spectrum of colors and said with confidence that it would be red this year. I let her know that if roadskater finds out she knows that the color will change. "It's already gone to press, it can't change," another said. We who buy the jerseys year after year and try all means of trickery to get roadskater or eebee to slip up and tell know that this is not the case. In fact, if you guess too hard and are close to the new color, it is my understanding that roadskater indeed has the power to change the color. My money was on a gray/black combo this year becauase that would go nicely with my new black, gray and pink bike (hint hint for future years). I do know this. I LOVE LOVE LOVE every roadskater.net jersey that I own. And after this year, I will have them all.</p><p><a href="http://roadskater.net/my-money-red-guessing-roadskater-net-2011-skate-and-bike-jersey-mystery-colors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/my-money-red-guessing-roadskater-net-2011-skate-and-bike-jersey-mystery-colors#comments cycling Greensboro NC outdoor Roadskater.net Roadskater.net Team Tour to Tanglewood (t2t ttt) http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1345 Mon, 01 Aug 2011 13:30:25 +0000 RSNBiker 1345 at http://roadskater.net Hot Tires in the City: Tanglewood Bike Training Ride and Heat Exhaustion, Dehydration or Rest Stop Calories http://roadskater.net/hot-tires-city <p>If any of you reading this has experience with heat exhaustion or dehydration I would appreciate your comments. Yesterday ended badly and yesterday’s headache is still with me. I’m wrapped up in a blanket with the A/C cranked on meat-locker cold.</p> <p>It was already 82 degrees at 7:30 Saturday morning when I packed up my bike to head to the Tour to Tanglewood Training Ride. There was no way I was going to miss the ride hosted by my favorite bike shop, Cycles de Oro. I prepared for the ride with a decent night’s sleep and a protein shake packed with oats and almond milk. I rode with two full water bottles, each containing a small scoop of Shaklee Performance, and my last pack of GU. Distance choices were 10, 20 and 36. I was happy to learn that I didn’t have to make the choice between 20 and 36 until 9 miles in, at the first rest stop.</p><p><a href="http://roadskater.net/hot-tires-city" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/hot-tires-city#comments bike rides cycling fitness Greensboro NC outdoor roadcycling Tour to Tanglewood (t2t ttt) http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1343 Sun, 31 Jul 2011 23:11:51 +0000 RSNBiker 1343 at http://roadskater.net License to Eat: Does Training Hard on My Bike Mean I Can Should Eat More? What and When? http://roadskater.net/license-eat-does-training-hard-my-bike-mean-i-can-should-eat-more-what-and-when <p>I met with a nutritionist and training coach this afternoon, armed with my "data," favorite diet books and must-haves for the next phase of my brain/body makeover. I fully expected to leave that meeting with a license to eat anything on a heavy training day. What I left with was some great information, a renewed commitment to reaching my weight-loss goal and a grapefruit to add to my daily diet (yay!). I also get a banana on Tour to Tanglewood training days.&nbsp;</p><p><span class="inline inline-right"><a href="http://roadskater.net/system/files/images/RSNBiker.jpg" onclick="launch_popup(1342, 600, 450); return false;" target="_blank"><img src="http://roadskater.net/system/files/images/RSNBiker.preview.jpg" alt="RSNBiker in the Tangerine Roadskater.net Jersey" title="RSNBiker in the Tangerine Roadskater.net Jersey" class="image image-preview " width="400" height="300" /></a><span class="caption" style="width: 398px;"><strong>RSNBiker in the Tangerine Roadskater.net Jersey</strong></span></span></p><div class="image-clear"></div><p><a href="http://roadskater.net/license-eat-does-training-hard-my-bike-mean-i-can-should-eat-more-what-and-when" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/license-eat-does-training-hard-my-bike-mean-i-can-should-eat-more-what-and-when#comments http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1341 Sat, 30 Jul 2011 01:08:47 +0000 RSNBiker 1341 at http://roadskater.net Yes People Do Still Figure Skate on Quad Roller Skates and They're Doing it Now on the Internet Free http://roadskater.net/yes-people-do-still-figure-skate-quad-roller-skates-and-theyre-doing-it-now-internet-free <p>Not much time to comment, but while looking up some results from the USARS speed skating, I noticed that the streaming links for that are still working. The current competition is figures and it appears to be compulsory routines. There's a chat box so you can learn a bit about what's going on. I don't know why but this gave me some encouragement at times today when I needed a short break. It's fun to see people enjoying the various ways of rolling on various kinds of skates. Looks like pairs is beginning as I wrap this. They're a couple of hours behind schedule, it seems!</p><p>Check it out:</p><p><a href="http://skatersplace.com/Streaming.html">http://skatersplace.com/Streaming.html</a></p><p>or...</p><p><a href="http://www.justin.tv/tvmr?utm_campaign=live_embed_click&amp;utm_source=skatersplace.com#/w/1534434384/14">http://www.justin.tv/tvmr?utm_campaign=live_embed_click&amp;utm_source=skatersplace.com#/w/1534434384/14</a></p><p>Here's more info:</p> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Allen County War Memorial Coliseum</span> <span class="locality">Fort Wayne</span>, <span class="region">Indiana</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="41.079273">41° 4' 45.3828" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-85.139351">85° 8' 21.6636" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=41.079273+-85.139351+%28%2C+Fort+Wayne%2C+IN%2C+%2C+us%29" target="_blank">Google Maps</a>, <a href="http://maps.yahoo.com/maps_result?addr=&amp;csz=Fort+Wayne%2C+IN&amp;country=us" target="_blank">Yahoo! Maps</a>, <a href="http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?searchtype=address&amp;country=US&amp;address=&amp;city=Fort+Wayne&amp;state=IN&amp;zipcode=" target="_blank">MapQuest</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://roadskater.net/yes-people-do-still-figure-skate-quad-roller-skates-and-theyre-doing-it-now-internet-free" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/yes-people-do-still-figure-skate-quad-roller-skates-and-theyre-doing-it-now-internet-free#comments Roadskater.net 2011 figure skating Fort Wayne IN Indiana (IN) indoor quad artistic skating quad roller skating skating http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1340 41.079273 -85.139351 Fri, 29 Jul 2011 02:43:33 +0000 roadskater 1340 at http://roadskater.net Year 2 of the Brain/Body Makeover: Losing Weight in the Off-Season, from Weight Training, and by Riding My New Bike! http://roadskater.net/year-2-brainbody-makeover <p>It's been a while since we've talked. So I'll update my fellow dieters on my progress since my last post. After 15 months of diet and exercise, I'm happy to report a weight loss of 35 pounds. Last year during the active cycling season, I maintained my 25-pound loss. Until about October. In October and early November, I continued to eat at&nbsp;the same pace but cut back on my calorie burn. I reclaimed 8 of those lost pounds. With the help of my trainer and the diet body builders use when training for competion, I lost 17 pounds between Thanksgiving and New Year's. I&nbsp;believe that I have lowered my body's set point and now I gain and lose the same&nbsp;five pounds, but starting at a much lower set point.&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://roadskater.net/year-2-brainbody-makeover" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/year-2-brainbody-makeover#comments http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1339 Thu, 28 Jul 2011 02:39:58 +0000 RSNBiker 1339 at http://roadskater.net A 3,500 Calorie Deficit to Lose a Pound of What, Exactly?: Cutting Back Calories Carefully to Lose Fat Instead of Muscle http://roadskater.net/3500-calorie-deficit-lose-pound-what-exactly <p>Roadskater posed the question briefly during one of our recent Silver Comet Trail skates: "What's that calorie-per-pound number again?". I believed I knew the subject well until I started to try to talk about it, whereby I realized the 3,500 number pertains only to fat loss. So I made a note to revisit an article I had read by Tom Venuto, on fitwatch.com.&nbsp;</p> <div> <p><a href="http://www.fitwatch.com/bodybuilding-weight-training/3500-calories-to-lose-a-pound-is-this-formula-all-wrong-2-304.html#more-304" target="_blank">3500 Calories To Lose A Pound – Is This Formula All Wrong?</a>&nbsp;</p></div> <p>Venuto refers to a study by Dr. Kevin Hall (an 'investigator' at the National Institute of Health in Bethesda, MD) published in the International Journal of Obesity sometime in 2008, researching the 'mechanisms regulating human body weight'.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://roadskater.net/3500-calorie-deficit-lose-pound-what-exactly" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/3500-calorie-deficit-lose-pound-what-exactly#comments Roadskater.net athletic events calories endurance fitness performance train weight loss strength training http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1336 Wed, 13 Jul 2011 22:06:17 +0000 eebee 1336 at http://roadskater.net Nice Write-up: 18th Annual Napa Valley Inline Marathon http://roadskater.net/nice-write-18th-annual-napa-valley-inline-marathon <p>Happened to catch <a href="http://napavalleyregister.com/news/local/inline-skaters-go-the-distance-at-th-annual-marathon-event/article_36027662-ab6b-11e0-9cd0-001cc4c002e0.html">this post-event</a> report in the RSN sidebar:</p><blockquote><p>The road was closed for the 18th annual Napa Valley Inline Marathon and Half Marathon so skaters, some Bay Area locals and visitors from France, Germany, Australia and other countries, could have free reign of the course.</p> <p>“These people live for these types of events, where you get a closed, smooth road and you can skate distances, not just like in a roller rink where you go in circles,” said organizer David Miles, 55, of San Francisco.</p></blockquote><p><a href="http://roadskater.net/nice-write-18th-annual-napa-valley-inline-marathon" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/nice-write-18th-annual-napa-valley-inline-marathon#comments 2011 inline marathons inline skating Napa Valley CA outdoor roadskating http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1335 Wed, 13 Jul 2011 18:54:27 +0000 timv 1335 at http://roadskater.net Watch the FIRS Inline Hockey World Championships Online Free TV http://roadskater.net/watch-firs-inline-hockey-world-championships-online-free-tv <p>If you want to see some mad skills by human shelties focused on chasing the moving object, check out the world championships of inline hockey live online. As we've discussed variously, USA cable television seems not to want to show many sports, no matter what they say. They'd rather show whatever gets rankings of course, and is cheap to produce. Some sports jealously guard the rights to their programming, making sure no one in the USA at least can see it. Others realize they need to let people see it to enjoy it (or not) and to build some demand (or not) for watching their sport. </p><p>So here's a link:</p><p><a href="http://www.rollersports.org/RollerSports/content/webtv.html">http://www.rollersports.org/RollerSports/content/webtv.html</a></p><p>MikeB should like this!</p> http://roadskater.net/watch-firs-inline-hockey-world-championships-online-free-tv#comments Roadskater.net 2011 FIRS (Fédération Internationale de Roller Sports) free free tv hockey indoor inline hockey inline skating websites world championships skating websites http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1334 Tue, 12 Jul 2011 14:13:33 +0000 roadskater 1334 at http://roadskater.net Why You Should Never, Ever Use Two Spaces After a Period http://roadskater.net/why-you-should-never-ever-use-two-spaces-after-period <p>Typography war on <a href="http://www.slate.com/id/2281146/"><em>Slate</em></a>!:</p><blockquote><p>Can<a name="return"> </a>I let you in on a secret? Typing two spaces after a period is totally, completely, utterly, and inarguably <em>wrong</em>.</p><p>And yet people who use two spaces are everywhere, their ugly error crossing every social boundary of class, education, and taste.</p><p>[...]</p><p>What galls me about two-spacers isn't just their numbers. It's their certainty that they're right.</p></blockquote><p>No subtle gradations here:</p><p><a href="http://roadskater.net/why-you-should-never-ever-use-two-spaces-after-period" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/why-you-should-never-ever-use-two-spaces-after-period#comments typography http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1333 Mon, 11 Jul 2011 18:48:29 +0000 timv 1333 at http://roadskater.net Garmin Rides High With Winning Tour de France Team http://roadskater.net/garmin-rides-high-winning-tour-de-france-team <p>Good <a style="color: rgb(0, 51, 153);" href="http://www.kansascity.com/2011/07/05/2996295/garmin-riding-high-with-sponsorship.html">article from last week's Kansas City Star newspaper</a> discussing Garmin's sponsorship of pro cycling:</p><blockquote><p>The Olathe-based manufacturer of GPS devices is the title sponsor for Garmin-Cervélo, a cycling team competing in the Tour de France. On Sunday it won its first Tour de France stage victory in the team time trial. Tyler Farrar won the next stage, becoming the first American to ever win on July 4 and the first to win any Tour stage since 2007.</p><p>Teammate Thor Hushovd has held onto the overall lead, and the leader’s yellow jersey, four days into the three-week race. </p><p>Sponsoring a pro cycling team can cost millions of dollars. Jake Jacobson, social media manager for Garmin, said the company had spent a large amount sponsoring the team, although it wouldn’t release the exact figure. </p></blockquote><p><a href="http://roadskater.net/garmin-rides-high-winning-tour-de-france-team" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/garmin-rides-high-winning-tour-de-france-team#comments 2011 Garmin bicycle racing France (FRA) global positioning systems (gps) Kansas City MO Tour de France (tdf) http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1332 Mon, 11 Jul 2011 18:12:28 +0000 timv 1332 at http://roadskater.net Do Speed Skate Bearing Spacers Serve a Useful Purpose or Can We Roll the Roads Without Them http://roadskater.net/do-speed-skate-bearing-spacers-serve-useful-purpose-or-can-we-roll-roads-without-them <p>I've been wondering about speed skate bearing spacers today. Like these:&nbsp;</p><p><img src="http://www.trurev.com/product_images/w/137/spacers__42812_zoom.jpg" border="0" width="400" height="300" style="float: right;" /></p><ul><li><span style="line-height: 16px;">http://www.trurev.com/product_images/w/137/spacers__42812_zoom.jpg</span></li></ul><p>I was outside looking through the bucket of wheels and zip bags of bolts, washers, spacers and other various hardware I've collected just in case I might need it. My goal was to set up three sets of wheels with bearings and spacers so I could do relatively quick swaps to see how they felt in comparison as best I could.&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://roadskater.net/do-speed-skate-bearing-spacers-serve-useful-purpose-or-can-we-roll-roads-without-them" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/do-speed-skate-bearing-spacers-serve-useful-purpose-or-can-we-roll-roads-without-them#comments Roadskater.net bearing spacers bearings Earth skate wheels skating questions & answers wondering speed skate frames http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1331 Sat, 02 Jul 2011 03:54:52 +0000 roadskater 1331 at http://roadskater.net Get Your 2011 Roadskater.net Inline Skating and Cycling Jersey in Original or Women's Fit, Mystery Color or Shades of the Past http://roadskater.net/get-your-2011-roadskater-net-inline-skating-and-cycling-jersey-original-or-womens-fit-mystery-color-or-shades-past <h2>RoadSkater.Net 2011 Mystery and Classic Color Jersey Order Form</h2><h3>OMG Original More Generous (Club Fit) and WTF (Women's Trim Fit) Inline Skating and Cycling Jerseys</h3><h3>&nbsp;</h3><p><strong>ORDERS ARE OVER FOR 2011. See <a href="http://roadskater.net/RSN2012jerseys.htm" title="http://roadskater.net/RSN2012jerseys.htm">http://roadskater.net/RSN2012jerseys.htm</a> to order the 2012 versions. These notes remain as a guide to the project, sizing, styles and the mystery.</strong> The 2011 Roadskater.net Mystery Color Jersey Project is still GO! So if you did not want to order unless it was sure to make, it's made. Remember, you can order Classic Colors, short or no sleeves, club or women's fit.&nbsp;</p><div class="upload-image-images"><div class="item-list"><ul><li class="first"><a href="/get-your-2011-roadskater-net-inline-skating-and-cycling-jersey-original-or-womens-fit-mystery-color-or-shades-past-rsnj-2005"></a></li> <li><a href="/get-your-2011-roadskater-net-inline-skating-and-cycling-jersey-original-or-womens-fit-mystery-color-or-shades-past-rsnj-2005-0"></a></li> <li><a href="/get-your-2011-roadskater-net-inline-skating-and-cycling-jersey-original-or-womens-fit-mystery-color-or-shades-past-rsnj-2005-1"></a></li> <li class="last"><a href="/get-your-2011-roadskater-net-inline-skating-and-cycling-jersey-original-or-womens-fit-mystery-color-or-shades-past-rsnj-2005-2"></a></li> </ul></div></div><p><a href="http://roadskater.net/get-your-2011-roadskater-net-inline-skating-and-cycling-jersey-original-or-womens-fit-mystery-color-or-shades-past" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/get-your-2011-roadskater-net-inline-skating-and-cycling-jersey-original-or-womens-fit-mystery-color-or-shades-past#comments Roadskater.net 2011 2000s 2010s cycling cycling jerseys inline skating jerseys roadcycling Roadskater.net Roadskater.net jerseys Roadskater.net Team Tour to Tanglewood (t2t ttt) http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1330 Thu, 30 Jun 2011 19:04:50 +0000 roadskater 1330 at http://roadskater.net Joy Revisited: Skating the Silver Comet Trail http://roadskater.net/joy-revisited-skating-silver-comet-trail <p>So many times as an adult I have longed for the joy I felt during childhood. At times I find life as an adult to be a challenge as my own fears collect and hinder over time like pine straw in a skate brake!</p><p>How to recapture the giddy hysteria of childhood antics without the aid of mood-altering pharmaceuticals?! Should I go back to Bournemouth and find a white/blonde-haired kid with which to play hide and seek in the bleached stucco stair wells of the grand houses near the Winter Gardens? One of my sisters might oblige these days but they'd secretly think I was just a sad remnant of a previously well-adjusted person. I could say hang it all and move to the beach...any beach...and hope to recapture the magic of simply standing on the sand, enthralled for hours by the sun-sparkles on the water surface. </p> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Silver Comet Trail</span> <div class="street-address"> Mavell Road </div> <span class="locality">Smyrna</span>, <span class="region">Georgia</span> <span class="postal-code">30082</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="33.844584">33° 50' 40.5024" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-84.516539">84° 30' 59.5404" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=33.844584+-84.516539+%28Mavell+Road%2C+Smyrna%2C+GA%2C+30082%2C+us%29" target="_blank">Google Maps</a>, <a href="http://maps.yahoo.com/maps_result?addr=Mavell+Road&amp;csz=Smyrna%2C+GA&amp;country=us" target="_blank">Yahoo! Maps</a>, <a href="http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?searchtype=address&amp;country=US&amp;address=Mavell+Road&amp;city=Smyrna&amp;state=GA&amp;zipcode=30082" target="_blank">MapQuest</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://roadskater.net/joy-revisited-skating-silver-comet-trail" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/joy-revisited-skating-silver-comet-trail#comments Roadskater.net 2011 happiness depression joy Mableton GA Silver Comet Trail (GA) Smyrna GA http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1329 33.844584 -84.516539 Sun, 15 May 2011 17:48:52 +0000 eebee 1329 at http://roadskater.net Alabama Tornado Tuscaloosa, Birmingham, Pleasant Grove, Volunteer Information: How Can I Help? http://roadskater.net/alabama-tornado-tuscaloosa-birmingham-pleasant-grove-volunteer-information-how-can-i-help <p>Of course you can always donate money to the Red Cross and countless other organizations (please do), which you can find listed alongside many tornado outbreak news articles. But it's a little harder to find where to actually show up or who to call to register for hands-on help in Alabama, probably partially because thousands of volunteers showing up out of the blue might add to the problem. However, there are some smaller organizations advertising for volunteer help needed. I know other states were hit too, including the state where I live, but I believe it's a Cat-in-the-Hat situation in Alabama (...And this mess is so big and so deep and so tall, we cannot pick it up, there is no way at all). I think the ratio of hands to rubble is far worse than in Georgia.</p><p><strong>New info added April 30th 2011!!</strong></p><p><a href="http://roadskater.net/alabama-tornado-tuscaloosa-birmingham-pleasant-grove-volunteer-information-how-can-i-help" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/alabama-tornado-tuscaloosa-birmingham-pleasant-grove-volunteer-information-how-can-i-help#comments Roadskater.net 2011 2011 tornado outbreak Alabama (AL) Birmingham AL Tuscaloosa AL http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1328 Fri, 29 Apr 2011 02:36:54 +0000 eebee 1328 at http://roadskater.net Tornado Outbreak April 27th 2011 http://roadskater.net/tornado-outbreak-april-27th-2011 <p>If you still aren't taking this spring's tornado warnings seriously, this ought to change your mind:</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://www.cbs42.com/content/localnews/story/Tuscaloosa-tornado-caught-on-tape-wreaking-havoc/hsK7dFmlUku5YlvteTFy6A.cspx">http://www.cbs42.com/content/localnews/story/Tuscaloosa-tornado-caught-on-tape-wreaking-havoc/hsK7dFmlUku5YlvteTFy6A.cspx</a></p><p>The weatherguy did an awesome job staying composed here.&nbsp;</p><p>In thirteen years of weather obsession, I have never seen supercells with rotation this big on this side of the country. In Oklahoma, maybe.</p><p>For those in MS, TN and AL so far today, I'm sorry :-(</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Stay safe!&nbsp;</p> http://roadskater.net/tornado-outbreak-april-27th-2011#comments Roadskater.net http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1327 Wed, 27 Apr 2011 22:52:34 +0000 eebee 1327 at http://roadskater.net 30th Anniversary Athens-to-Atlanta Roadskate 2011 http://roadskater.net/30th-anniversary-athens-atlanta-roadskate-2011 <div class="event-nodeapi"> <div class="event-start dtstart" title="2011-10-09T11:30:00Z"><label>Start: </label> 2011.10.09 7:30 am </div> </div> <div class="event-nodeapi"> <div class="event-tz"><label>Timezone: </label>America/New York </div> </div> <div class="event-nodeapi"> <div class="event-start dtstart" title="2011-10-09T11:30:00Z"><label>Start: </label> 2011.10.09 7:30 am </div> </div> <div class="event-nodeapi"> <div class="event-tz"><label>Timezone: </label>America/New York </div> </div> <p>Registration is now open for the 30th Athens to Atlanta Roadskate, sponsored by K2, to benefit the Whittemore Peterson Institute for Neuro-Immune Disease. </p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>See details here (and sign up!): <a href="http://www.active.com/more-sports/athens-ga/a2a-30th-anniversary-athens-to-atlanta-road-skate-sponsored-by-k2-2011" title="http://www.active.com/more-sports/athens-ga/a2a-30th-anniversary-athens-to-atlanta-road-skate-sponsored-by-k2-2011">http://www.active.com/more-sports/athens-ga/a2a-30th-anniversary-athens-...</a> </p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>The event is also open to quad skaters! Distance options are 87, 52 and 38 miles. </p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><a href=" http://roadskater.net/search/node/a2a">Training discussions and past event write-ups.</a>&nbsp;</p> http://roadskater.net/30th-anniversary-athens-atlanta-roadskate-2011#comments Roadskater.net 2011 challenges Athens GA Athens to Atlanta (a2a) Atlanta GA Avondale Estates GA Barrow County GA Clarkston GA Classic Center Dacula GA Decatur GA DeKalb County GA Fulton County GA Gwinnett County GA inline marathons Lawrenceville GA Lilburn GA Little Five Points GA Piedmont Park ATL GA roadskaters roadskating Silver Hill Statham GA Stone Mountain GA Virginia Highlands GA roadskate http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1326 Thu, 14 Apr 2011 19:30:58 +0000 eebee 1326 at http://roadskater.net Monroe Georgia Bike Ride for Charity April 9th 2011: Tony Serrano Century Ride http://roadskater.net/monroe-georgia-bike-ride-charity-april-9th-2011-tony-serrano-century-ride <div class="event-nodeapi"> <div class="event-start dtstart" title="2011-04-09T11:30:00Z"><label>Start: </label> 2011.04.09 7:30 am </div> </div> <div class="event-nodeapi"> <div class="event-tz"><label>Timezone: </label>America/New York </div> </div> <div class="event-nodeapi"> <div class="event-start dtstart" title="2011-04-09T11:30:00Z"><label>Start: </label> 2011.04.09 7:30 am </div> </div> <div class="event-nodeapi"> <div class="event-tz"><label>Timezone: </label>America/New York </div> </div> <p>This is my second attempt to bring some attention to this notable ride. While looking for links the first time around I revisited the awful circumstances surrounding Mr. Serrano's death, and got so upset I had to quit and go do something else. But who am I to give up and run away? For the three involved in this accident, it's the least I can do to highlight this ride.</p><p><a href="http://tonyserranoride.com/" title="http://tonyserranoride.com/">http://tonyserranoride.com/</a></p><p>There is day-of registration, at $40 for all distances (10, 37, 62 &amp;amp; 100 mile options). Proceeds to benefit Healing Angels Medical Clinic, Cycling Safety, and the Georgia Bicycle Advocacy Network.&nbsp;</p> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Athens Technical College</span> <div class="street-address"> 212 Bryant Road </div> <span class="locality">Monroe</span>, <span class="region">Georgia</span> <span class="postal-code">30655</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="33.801834">33° 48' 6.6024" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-83.705835">83° 42' 21.006" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=33.801834+-83.705835+%28212+Bryant+Road%2C+Monroe%2C+GA%2C+30655%2C+us%29" target="_blank">Google Maps</a>, <a href="http://maps.yahoo.com/maps_result?addr=212+Bryant+Road&amp;csz=Monroe%2C+GA&amp;country=us" target="_blank">Yahoo! Maps</a>, <a href="http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?searchtype=address&amp;country=US&amp;address=212+Bryant+Road&amp;city=Monroe&amp;state=GA&amp;zipcode=30655" target="_blank">MapQuest</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://roadskater.net/monroe-georgia-bike-ride-charity-april-9th-2011-tony-serrano-century-ride" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/monroe-georgia-bike-ride-charity-april-9th-2011-tony-serrano-century-ride#comments Roadskater.net 2011 highway safety accidents bicycle ride bike ride bike rides century charity rides Fairplay GA Georgia (GA) Monroe GA Morgan County GA OCGA Oconee County GA Social Circle GA Tony Serrano Walton County GA http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1325 33.801834 -83.705835 Fri, 08 Apr 2011 01:48:09 +0000 eebee 1325 at http://roadskater.net Congratulations Halifax Nova Scotia Canada on New 400m Oval: Outdoor Speed Skating for Everyone; Medals and Tourists to Follow http://roadskater.net/congratulations-halifax-nova-scotia-canada-new-400m-oval-outdoor-speed-skating-everyone-medals-and-tourists-follow <div><p>OK this is super news from Canada that North America is keeping one grand 400-metre oval for the world to enjoy...and it is outdoors! We've been following this one for a while </p></div><p><a href="http://roadskater.net/congratulations-halifax-nova-scotia-canada-new-400m-oval-outdoor-speed-skating-everyone-medals-and-tourists-follow" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/congratulations-halifax-nova-scotia-canada-new-400m-oval-outdoor-speed-skating-everyone-medals-and-tourists-follow#comments Roadskater.net 2011 400m ovals Canada (CAN) Earth Halifax NS ice skating Nova Scotia (NS) outdoor skating speed skating rinks North America http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1322 Thu, 31 Mar 2011 16:56:28 +0000 roadskater 1322 at http://roadskater.net Barometric and Digital Elevation Model (DEM) Correction with Cycling Running Skating Global Positioning System (GPS) Data http://roadskater.net/barometric-and-digital-elevation-model-dem-correction-cycling-running-skating-global-positioning-system-gps-data <p>Congrats to all who are spending plenty of time exercising! Kudos if you do that AND spend lots of time thinking about this while exercising or not. Thinking about exercising is part of actually going to exercise. And any mind game that gets me out exercising is a mind game I like. Also, thinking about scientific and mathematical issues keeps brains exercised along with the rest of the body. If you feel elevation data is irrelevant to your training, you won't want to waste your time reading this article. If reviewing your data&nbsp;informs you and inspires you, read on to see if you agree.</p><p><a href="http://roadskater.net/barometric-and-digital-elevation-model-dem-correction-cycling-running-skating-global-positioning-system-gps-data" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/barometric-and-digital-elevation-model-dem-correction-cycling-running-skating-global-positioning-system-gps-data#comments Roadskater.net elevation Garmin cycling Digital Elevation Model (DEM) Garmin Forerunner 305 global positioning systems (gps) heart rate monitors (hrm) National Elevation Data (NED) outdoor polar hrm roadcycling roadskating http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1321 Thu, 31 Mar 2011 03:57:16 +0000 roadskater 1321 at http://roadskater.net USA Olympic Long Track Ice Speed Skater Trevor Marsicano Talks About the Bullying He Faced and How He Made it Through http://roadskater.net/usa-olympic-long-track-ice-speed-skater-trevor-marsicano-talks-about-bullying-he-faced-and-how-he-made-it-through <p><a href="http://news.google.com/news/url?sa=t&amp;fd=R&amp;usg=AFQjCNGpXPjcE21mSVXTnU26pJKvzXO35w&amp;url=http://poststar.com/article_04746752-5348-11e0-b7ec-001cc4c03286.html" target="_blank"><img src="http://bloximages.chicago2.vip.townnews.com/poststar.com/content/tncms/assets/editorial/0/bc/93d/0bc93de4-f506-11de-8ea4-001cc4c03286.preview-300.jpg" border="0" width="300" height="216" style="float: right; border: 0; margin: 10px;" /></a>From bullying target to Olympic silver medalist is not too bad. But it is usually harder than it looks. And once in a while someone shares their struggles with the rest of us. Speed Skater Trevor Marsicano is going back to his old school and is visiting other schools to talk to kids about his experiences with bullying as a youngster. </p> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="locality">Ballston Spa</span>, <span class="region">New York</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="43.000909">43° 0' 3.2724" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-73.849011">73° 50' 56.4396" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=43.000909+-73.849011+%28%2C+Ballston+Spa%2C+NY%2C+%2C+us%29" target="_blank">Google Maps</a>, <a href="http://maps.yahoo.com/maps_result?addr=&amp;csz=Ballston+Spa%2C+NY&amp;country=us" target="_blank">Yahoo! Maps</a>, <a href="http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?searchtype=address&amp;country=US&amp;address=&amp;city=Ballston+Spa&amp;state=NY&amp;zipcode=" target="_blank">MapQuest</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://roadskater.net/usa-olympic-long-track-ice-speed-skater-trevor-marsicano-talks-about-bullying-he-faced-and-how-he-made-it-through" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/usa-olympic-long-track-ice-speed-skater-trevor-marsicano-talks-about-bullying-he-faced-and-how-he-made-it-through#comments Roadskater.net 2011 United States of America (USA) ice abuse Ballston Spa NY bullying Earth home schooling long track New York (NY) public schools skating speed skating Trevor Marsicano North America http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1320 43.000909 -73.849011 Mon, 21 Mar 2011 15:34:53 +0000 roadskater 1320 at http://roadskater.net Without Excuses, Like Bacterial Meningitis, Hearing Loss, Brain Damage, Cerebral Palsy, She RIdes for Charity! http://roadskater.net/without-excuses-bacterial-meningitis-hearing-loss-brain-damage-cerebral-palsy-she-rides-charity <p>As I circumparambulate (redundant on purpose, like my excusification day after day through the now passing daylight losing time), others get on with it. My little exercise objections so numerable or down to just one or even none, I console myself with not wanting to burn out over a long season to come. That is OK. I must be doing what I need to do for me overall (or I can hope). </p><p>But with myself as a foil, it is inspiring to see a young lady shy of ten years, and to read of her love of wheeled travel such as that I feel, and to see her blossom through the struggles. Please take a moment to read about Lauren, and to see the photos of her in her patriotic colors, repaying generosity in the past with interest, through the spark of happy striving. You go girl.</p><p>&nbsp;</p> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="locality">Chippenham</span> <div class="country-name">United Kingdom</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="51.461059">51° 27' 39.8124" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-2.119499">2° 7' 10.1964" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.co.uk?q=%2C+Chippenham%2C+%2C+uk" target="_blank">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://roadskater.net/without-excuses-bacterial-meningitis-hearing-loss-brain-damage-cerebral-palsy-she-rides-charity" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/without-excuses-bacterial-meningitis-hearing-loss-brain-damage-cerebral-palsy-she-rides-charity#comments 2011 charity bacterial meningitis brain injuries cerebral palsy charity rides children Chippenham UK cycling Earth England (ENG) UK Great Britain UK hearing loss Stroud UK United Kingdom (GBR) (UK) (UKM) Europe http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1319 51.461059 -2.119499 Fri, 18 Mar 2011 16:43:28 +0000 roadskater 1319 at http://roadskater.net Inzell Outdoor Ice Rink Now Indoors; Kia Speed Skating Academy; Sven Kramer Works Out; Havard Bokko Shani Davis 1500m http://roadskater.net/inzell-outdoor-ice-rink-now-indoors-kia-speed-skating-academy-sven-kramer-works-out-havard-bokko-shani-davis-1500m <p>Alas, a place I wanted to visit no longer exists. Well, not as it was. See m earlier piece,&nbsp;<a href="http://roadskater.net/shani-davis-wins-silver-and-gold-speed-skating-world-championships-tyler-farrar-leads-tirreno-adriatico-cycling-stage-race">Shani Davis Wins Silver and Gold in Speed Skating World Championships; Tyler Farrar leads Tirreno-Adriatico Cycling Stage Race</a>, for a photo of the beautiful outdoor 400m rink in Inzell. But of course, event planners usually don't like to depend on the weather if they don't have to, and an indoor rink probably gets a lot more use and provides a more consistent environment, but wow, what a beautiful place to skate that is now more like all the rest.&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e4AAdyYwlYI" title="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e4AAdyYwlYI">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e4AAdyYwlYI</a></p><p>&nbsp;</p> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Eisstadion Inzell</span> <div class="street-address"> Reichenhaller Straße 79 </div> <span class="locality">Inzell</span>, <span class="region">Bayern</span> <span class="postal-code">83334</span> <div class="country-name">Germany</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="47.752520">47° 45' 9.072" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="12.751360">12° 45' 4.896" E</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=Reichenhaller+Stra%C3%9Fe+79%2C+83334%2C+Inzell%2C+de" target="_blank">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://roadskater.net/inzell-outdoor-ice-rink-now-indoors-kia-speed-skating-academy-sven-kramer-works-out-havard-bokko-shani-davis-1500m" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/inzell-outdoor-ice-rink-now-indoors-kia-speed-skating-academy-sven-kramer-works-out-havard-bokko-shani-davis-1500m#comments 2011 ice Anni Friesinger Earth Germany (DEU) (Deutschland) Håvard Bøkko ice speed skating indoor international skating union (isu) Inzell DEU Kia Speed Skating Academy outdoor Shani Davis speed skating Europe http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1318 47.752520 12.751360 Tue, 15 Mar 2011 12:48:51 +0000 roadskater 1318 at http://roadskater.net Tirreno-Adriatico Pro Cycling Stage Race Final Stages Good Stuff! http://roadskater.net/tirreno-adriatico-pro-cycling-stage-race-final-stages-good-stuff <p>This is converted from some earlier comments started here (<a href="http://roadskater.net/shani-davis-wins-silver-and-gold-speed-skating-world-championships-tyler-farrar-leads-tirreno-adriatico-cycling-stage-race">Shani Davis Wins Silver and Gold in Speed Skating World Championships; Tyler Farrar leads Tirreno-Adriatico Cycling Stage Race</a>). Now I'm remembering how much I like this one. The Tour de France is huge and flashy and comfy in ways, with better roads and more everything. This is a great alternative to Tour de France, and it appears some teams are splitting their efforts or choosing between Tirreno-Adriatico and Paris-Nice (another fun one to follow).&nbsp;</p><p>First, if you're going to just watch a few minutes, here's the finish of Stage 5, the last 7.7km, which are great fun to watch, with a breakaway, small chase breakaway, some major riders dropped, and some major riders in a chasing peleton. Check it out...</p><p><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_sWCGR8ZR50" title="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_sWCGR8ZR50">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_sWCGR8ZR50</a></p> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="locality">Macerata</span> <div class="country-name">Italy</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="43.300746">43° 18' 2.6856" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="13.456262">13° 27' 22.5432" E</abbr></span> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://roadskater.net/tirreno-adriatico-pro-cycling-stage-race-final-stages-good-stuff" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/tirreno-adriatico-pro-cycling-stage-race-final-stages-good-stuff#comments Roadcyclist.net 2011 Cadel Evans Castelraimondo ITA cycling stage races Earth Italy (ITA) Macerata ITA pro cycling tours Tirreno-Adriatico pro cycling Europe http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1317 43.300746 13.456262 Mon, 14 Mar 2011 14:48:22 +0000 roadskater 1317 at http://roadskater.net Thomas De Gendt Talks Strategy, Sausages and Defending the Paris-Nice Jersey http://roadskater.net/thomas-de-gendt-talks-strategy-sausages-and-defending-paris-nice-jersey <p>Here's an interesting interview with a guy who talks and rides well, and seems to have respect for cycling and its traditions...and his team mates and competitors. If his words turn out to be genuine, I could be considered a fan. I haven't followed Paris-Nice well this year, but it is usually one of the first&nbsp;two events I notice a bit each year (along with Tirreno-Adriatico.&nbsp;</p><p>Here's the finish of Stage 1, where you can see Jens Voigt hanging with the young guys again, including de Gendt.</p><p><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jmo4_lJYfrQ" title="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jmo4_lJYfrQ">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jmo4_lJYfrQ</a></p><p>I thought it was nice to hear what I took to be frank, direct answers to some interesting questions, like how's it different when you go to an international pro team:</p><p><a href="http://roadskater.net/thomas-de-gendt-talks-strategy-sausages-and-defending-paris-nice-jersey" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/thomas-de-gendt-talks-strategy-sausages-and-defending-paris-nice-jersey#comments Roadcyclist.net 2011 Belleville FRA Crêches-sur-Saône FRA cycling stage races diet Earth France (FRA) hill climbing Houdan FRA Ile-de-France (region) FRA Jens Voigt Nice FRA Paris FRA Paris-Nice Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur (region) FRA sprints Thomas De Gendt Thomas Voeckler Tirreno-Adriatico pro cycling Europe http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1316 Mon, 14 Mar 2011 08:18:35 +0000 roadskater 1316 at http://roadskater.net USA Speed Skaters and Short Trackers Score Medals, But Great Britain's World Record Holding Relay Team Crashes Out in Semis http://roadskater.net/usa-speed-skaters-and-short-trackers-score-medals-great-britains-world-record-holding-relay-team-crashes-out-semis <p>I was trying to see if I could get some streaming video going but I didn't get it all to work in time. Maybe I'll try again tomorrow. Check myp2p.eu if you're interested. I'm using Ubuntu Linux mostly right now, so it's a bit different to get it all going.&nbsp;</p><p>So here are a few links pointing to some of the latest in a big weekend for the USA both in the original speed skating (long track), where they skate against the clock and contact is rare, and the more television-friendly contact sport, short track, where anything can happen. (Yes I like the more boring event better when they broadcast it all and I don't know the winner in advance, at least. Short track is good fun, too.)&nbsp;</p><p>Shani Davis is going great and Heather Richardson won at least one bronze on the 400m track, but now the USA has skaters at the top of short track in male and female divisions. Nothing can help skating of all kinds like seeing some USAmericans bringing home medals.&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://roadskater.net/usa-speed-skaters-and-short-trackers-score-medals-great-britains-world-record-holding-relay-team-crashes-out-semis" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/usa-speed-skaters-and-short-trackers-score-medals-great-britains-world-record-holding-relay-team-crashes-out-semis#comments 2011 ice England (ENG) UK Germany (DEU) (Deutschland) Great Britain UK Inzell DEU long track ice Sheffield UK short track ice skating speed United Kingdom (GBR) (UK) (UKM) Europe http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1315 Sun, 13 Mar 2011 02:31:28 +0000 roadskater 1315 at http://roadskater.net Miles for Katie Charity Bike Ride and Skate to Help Local GIrl with Acute Leukemia March 26 2011 High Point NC http://roadskater.net/miles-katie-charity-bike-ride-and-skate-help-local-girl-acute-leukemia-march-26-2011-high-point-nc <div class="event-nodeapi"> <div class="event-start dtstart" title="2011-03-26T12:00:00Z"><label>Start: </label> 2011.03.26 8:00 am </div> </div> <div class="event-nodeapi"> <div class="event-tz"><label>Timezone: </label>America/New York </div> </div> <div class="event-nodeapi"> <div class="event-start dtstart" title="2011-03-26T12:00:00Z"><label>Start: </label> 2011.03.26 8:00 am </div> </div> <div class="event-nodeapi"> <div class="event-tz"><label>Timezone: </label>America/New York </div> </div> <p>Here's a note about an upcoming charity skride for Katie, a young lady with acute leukemia, to help her get a laptop computer to make life a little better... </p> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">High Point Christian Academy </span> <div class="street-address"> 303 N. Rotary Drive </div> <span class="locality">High Point</span>, <span class="region">North Carolina</span> <span class="postal-code">27262</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="35.949652">35° 56' 58.7472" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-80.022631">80° 1' 21.4716" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=35.949652+-80.022631+%28303+N.+Rotary+Drive%2C+High+Point%2C+NC%2C+27262%2C+us%29" target="_blank">Google Maps</a>, <a href="http://maps.yahoo.com/maps_result?addr=303+N.+Rotary+Drive&amp;csz=High+Point%2C+NC&amp;country=us" target="_blank">Yahoo! Maps</a>, <a href="http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?searchtype=address&amp;country=US&amp;address=303+N.+Rotary+Drive&amp;city=High+Point&amp;state=NC&amp;zipcode=27262" target="_blank">MapQuest</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://roadskater.net/miles-katie-charity-bike-ride-and-skate-help-local-girl-acute-leukemia-march-26-2011-high-point-nc" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/miles-katie-charity-bike-ride-and-skate-help-local-girl-acute-leukemia-march-26-2011-high-point-nc#comments Roadskater.net 2011 United States of America (USA) charity North Carolina (NC) bike rides charity rides High Point NC leukemia skrides (skateable bike rides) North America http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1314 35.949652 -80.022631 Sun, 13 Mar 2011 00:50:49 +0000 roadskater 1314 at http://roadskater.net Dale Brown's Photos from the 2011 North American Handmade Bicycle Show in Austin, Texas http://roadskater.net/dale-browns-photos-2011-north-american-handmade-bicycle-show-austin-texas <p>I received a note from Dale Brown regarding his photo sets and wanted to pass it along...nice shots of handcrafted cycles.&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://roadskater.net/dale-browns-photos-2011-north-american-handmade-bicycle-show-austin-texas" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/dale-browns-photos-2011-north-american-handmade-bicycle-show-austin-texas#comments 2011 United States of America (USA) Austin TX bicycles (bikes) exhibitions handmade North American Handmade Bicycle Show Texas (TX) North America http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1313 Sun, 13 Mar 2011 00:09:46 +0000 roadskater 1313 at http://roadskater.net Shani Davis Wins Silver and Gold in Speed Skating World Championships; Tyler Farrar leads Tirreno-Adriatico Cycling Stage Race http://roadskater.net/shani-davis-wins-silver-and-gold-speed-skating-world-championships-tyler-farrar-leads-tirreno-adriatico-cycling-stage-race <p>&nbsp;</p><p><img src="http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/6/62/Ludwig-Schwabl-Stadion_Inzell.jpg/800px-Ludwig-Schwabl-Stadion_Inzell.jpg" border="0" width="400" height="300" style="float: right;" /></p><p>Just some quick notes here to remind that the World Single Distance Championships are under way in speed skating (they seem to like to have several kinds of world championships, ha!), and the&nbsp;Tirreno-Adriatico cycling race started yesterday with a team time trial. I followed the T2A (as we roadskaters might dub it) in past years and found it very entertaining, through territory reminiscent of the mountains of NC as I recall.&nbsp;</p> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Ludwig-Schwabl-Stadion (Eisstadion Inzell) </span> <span class="locality">Inzell</span>, <span class="region">Bayern</span> <div class="country-name">Germany</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="47.763069">47° 45' 47.0484" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="12.746958">12° 44' 49.0488" E</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=%2C+%2C+Inzell%2C+de" target="_blank">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://roadskater.net/shani-davis-wins-silver-and-gold-speed-skating-world-championships-tyler-farrar-leads-tirreno-adriatico-cycling-stage-race" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/shani-davis-wins-silver-and-gold-speed-skating-world-championships-tyler-farrar-leads-tirreno-adriatico-cycling-stage-race#comments Roadskater.net 2011 cycling Czech Republic (CZE) Germany (DEU) (Deutschland) ice speed skating Inzell DEU Italy (ITA) Perugia ITA road cycling Shani Davis skating speed skating Špindlerův Mlýn CZE Tirreno-Adriatico Tyler Farrar world championships Europe http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1312 47.763069 12.746958 Fri, 11 Mar 2011 23:15:34 +0000 roadskater 1312 at http://roadskater.net Great Gallery of Fun Roller Skating Photos from San Francisco http://roadskater.net/great-gallery-fun-roller-skating-photos-san-francisco <p><a href="http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/blogs/parenting/detail?entry_id=84597" target="_blank"><img src="http://imgs.sfgate.com/blogs/images/sfgate/parenting/2011/03/09/skate_cheap_tramp300x439.JPG" border="0" width="150" height="220" style="border: 0; float: right;" /></a>I won't spend much time describing this gallery but let me say it is a really fun look at photos of the type you take with black and white film, you dodge and burn, you hold in your hands, mark up for cropping, and put in the newspaper.&nbsp;I also usually stay away from comments after most newspaper or television website articles, but I looked at these and I was glad. Most were happy. Some were very well written and added to the positive aura of the page. What I notice is what so many noticed, that these were shots of people having fun skating. I hope today's kids are having as much fun as safely as these. And notice how many adults are in on the fun too.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://roadskater.net/great-gallery-fun-roller-skating-photos-san-francisco" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/great-gallery-fun-roller-skating-photos-san-francisco#comments 1970s 1980s United States of America (USA) California (CA) Golden Gate Park outdoor quad roller skating roadskating roller skating San Francisco CA skating North America http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1311 Fri, 11 Mar 2011 09:32:58 +0000 roadskater 1311 at http://roadskater.net Davis Junction doctor pursues his speed skating passion - Rockford Register Star http://roadskater.net/davis-junction-doctor-pursues-his-speed-skating-passion-rockford-register-star <p><a href="http://www.rrstar.com/carousel/x1174960882/Davis-Junction-doctor-pursues-his-speed-skating-passion?photo=0">Davis Junction doctor pursues his speed skating passion - Rockford Register Star</a></p> <blockquote><p>Sure, there were skating parties in Retzer’s childhood, but his true love affair with skates didn’t come until he was in his 30s with young daughters at home. Then, he bought Rollerblades for himself and his daughter.</p> <p>“Something clicked in me,” he said.</p> <p>It wasn’t long before Retzer’s competitive side weighed in, and he began doing inline speed skating competitions. He trains with the Rockford Road Scholars and has competed for the past 20 years in places from Minnesota to Georgia. Some races are marathon-length.</p> <p>Others are nearly 100 miles over hilly courses.</p> <p>In good weather, Retzer skates daily and logs about 2,000 miles a year. He’s been clocked as fast as 43 miles an hour.</p></blockquote><p><a href="http://roadskater.net/davis-junction-doctor-pursues-his-speed-skating-passion-rockford-register-star" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/davis-junction-doctor-pursues-his-speed-skating-passion-rockford-register-star#comments Roadskater.net United States of America (USA) Athens to Atlanta (a2a) Davis Junction IL inline skating Milwaukee WI outdoor roadskating Wisconsin (WI) North America http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1310 Wed, 09 Mar 2011 07:01:14 +0000 timv 1310 at http://roadskater.net A 'Right Said Fred'-Style Pyramid Cookie Cake http://roadskater.net/right-said-fred-style-pyramid-cookie-cake <p>Allow me to shed light on that obscure title. In the midst of moving the entire contents of our abode down many flights of stairs and up many more (to bigger digs), my son had a book-review deadline looming.</p> <p>The ‘project’ was to bring food items, loosely related to the story the student had read, to class for a nosh-up.</p><p>He read Dan Brown’s The Lost Symbol, and decided somehow to create some kind of pyramid-shaped edibles. While looking for ideas online, we found <a href="http://www.ehow.com/how_7663846_build-pyramid-cookie-dough.html" target="_blank">this article</a>&nbsp;and were stupidly both convinced it’d be quick and somewhat easy, rationalizing that the ‘moderate’ difficulty-rating was merely to benefit the young and naïve.</p><p><a href="http://roadskater.net/right-said-fred-style-pyramid-cookie-cake" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/right-said-fred-style-pyramid-cookie-cake#comments http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1309 Sat, 05 Mar 2011 05:23:20 +0000 eebee 1309 at http://roadskater.net Skater Felt Burning Sensation in Her Chest: After Several Coronary Microvascular Disease Heart Attacks, Skates Five Days a Week http://roadskater.net/skater-felt-burning-sensation-her-chest-after-several-coronary-microvascular-disease-heart-attacks-skates-five-days-week <p>Even if you feel healthy and are active, this skater's story points out that it's important to know and pay attention to symptoms, then to seek attention when you feel an out of the ordinary pain or discomfort. Then after an initial diagnosis, when pain returns, get more diagnosis! At a time when I let a lot of things keep me from going skating, this woman is an inspiration to exercise and to seek help if I feel similar symptoms. Other brief stories here tell how others have faced their heart attacks.&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://news.google.com/news/url?sa=t&amp;fd=R&amp;usg=AFQjCNFRs3PbpYwkxW1HZ_SXjRIuXQ9DWQ&amp;url=http://yourlife.usatoday.com/health/story/2011/02/Heart-disease-They-didnt-know-what-hit-them/43999450/1?csp%3Dylf">Heart disease: They didn't know what hit them - USA Today</a> - </p><p><a href="http://roadskater.net/skater-felt-burning-sensation-her-chest-after-several-coronary-microvascular-disease-heart-attacks-skates-five-days-week" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/skater-felt-burning-sensation-her-chest-after-several-coronary-microvascular-disease-heart-attacks-skates-five-days-week#comments United States of America (USA) American Heart Association bariatric surgery California (CA) coronary microvascular disease defibrillators Duluth GA figure skating Georgia (GA) heart attacks heart disease ice skating indoor Los Angeles CA Lyons NY New York (NY) skating North America http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1308 Tue, 22 Feb 2011 09:25:17 +0000 roadskater 1308 at http://roadskater.net The Simple Joy of Community Skating...And Some Shoveling http://roadskater.net/simple-joy-community-skating-and-some-shoveling <p>I took a break from working on the website and some family health issues, and from photos and video of the US Figure Skating Championships, to read this nice story of a day out at a new rink...in a snow storm. There's a balance of thoughts on the rink and the money and the goals, but really, to me, it sounds like the start of something beautiful in Toronto. Community and physical activity often amplify each other well. If you have a minute, read this journal entry of the brand new shovel and brand new skating rink.&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://news.google.com/news/url?sa=t&amp;fd=R&amp;usg=AFQjCNG1GIjfIYim2YSh1eLSQkn1JZTd7g&amp;url=http://news.nationalpost.com/2011/02/02/skate-across-toronto-the-best-9-99-the-national-post-ever-spent/">Skate Across Toronto: The best $9.99 the National Post ever spent - National Post</a> - </p> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Sherbourne Commons Skating Rink</span> <div class="street-address"> 140 Sherbourne Street </div> <span class="locality">Toronto</span>, <span class="region">Ontario</span> <span class="postal-code">M5A 2R6</span> <div class="country-name">Canada</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="43.656088">43° 39' 21.9168" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-79.370079">79° 22' 12.2844" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.ca?q=140+Sherbourne+Street+%2C+Toronto%2C+ON%2C+M5A+2R6%2C+ca" target="_blank">Google Maps</a>, <a href="http://ca.maps.yahoo.com/maps_result?addr=140+Sherbourne+Street+&amp;csz=Toronto%2C+ON&amp;country=ca" target="_blank">Yahoo! Maps</a>, <a href="http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?searchtype=address&amp;country=CA&amp;address=140+Sherbourne+Street+&amp;city=Toronto&amp;state=ON&amp;zipcode=M5A+2R6" target="_blank">MapQuest</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://roadskater.net/simple-joy-community-skating-and-some-shoveling" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/simple-joy-community-skating-and-some-shoveling#comments Roadskater.net 2011 ice Canada (CAN) ice skating Ontario (ON) outdoor skating Toronto ON rinks North America http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1307 43.656088 -79.370079 Thu, 03 Feb 2011 05:32:07 +0000 roadskater 1307 at http://roadskater.net Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, Skater and Cyclist http://roadskater.net/rep-gabrielle-giffords-skater-and-cyclist <p>Just noticed a couple of reports that give a new angle to the story of US Representative Gabrielle Giffords and her long road to recovery after nearly being assasinated on January 8th. One is that she is a very active inline skater as it turns out. According to this <a href="http://azstarnet.com/news/local/article_3589e426-229b-11e0-80e0-001cc4c03286.html">local news story about Rep. Giffords's progress</a>. she was regularly seen skating the asphalt loop around Reid Park in Tucson.</p><blockquote><p>Supporters have become accustomed to a “miracle every 48 hours,” said Michael McNulty, Giffords’ perennial campaign chairman.</p> <p>“The rhetorical problem is that the doctors always say: ‘Given what she’s been through, she’s doing wonderfully.’ That’s kind of like saying ‘They’re going to China, and given that they have to walk, they’re doing great.’</p></blockquote><p><a href="http://roadskater.net/rep-gabrielle-giffords-skater-and-cyclist" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/rep-gabrielle-giffords-skater-and-cyclist#comments InlineCafe.com 2011 United States of America (USA) Arizona (AZ) brain injuries current events Gabrielle Giffords inline skating roadcycling roadskating Tucson AZ US House of Representatives North America http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1306 Wed, 19 Jan 2011 18:57:13 +0000 timv 1306 at http://roadskater.net Skating Away With the Cirque du Soleil: Katie Ketchum Rolls and Balances in Buffalo, Tehachapi and Manhattan http://roadskater.net/skating-away-cirque-du-soleil-katie-ketchum-rolls-and-balances-buffalo-tehachapi-and-manhattan <p>I found the link to&nbsp;<a href="http://www.bizjournals.com/buffalo/blog/gen-work/2011/01/loving-it-from-skates-to-cirque.html" target="_blank">this article pondering about do what you love and all that</a> over on an inline instruction email list, and they were joking about running away with the circus, so I should credit them for the idea of my title, too! I never found any video of Katie Ketchum in Cirque du Soleil, but I found two nice ones of her burning up with some sweet style on one of her favorite indoor street courses...She seems to focus on intricate, precise landings, but can pop a spin (see 0:52 or so). Mostly though it's less rotational and more flowing moves with stylish finishes...</p><p><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=icfC53VJ7pE" title="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=icfC53VJ7pE">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=icfC53VJ7pE</a></p> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Woodward West </span> <div class="street-address"> 28400 Stallion Springs Drive </div> <span class="locality">Tehachapi</span>, <span class="region">California</span> <span class="postal-code">93561</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="35.080786">35° 4' 50.8296" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-118.635475">118° 38' 7.71" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=35.080786+-118.635475+%2828400+Stallion+Springs+Drive+%2C+Tehachapi%2C+CA%2C+93561%2C+us%29" target="_blank">Google Maps</a>, <a href="http://maps.yahoo.com/maps_result?addr=28400+Stallion+Springs+Drive+&amp;csz=Tehachapi%2C+CA&amp;country=us" target="_blank">Yahoo! Maps</a>, <a href="http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?searchtype=address&amp;country=US&amp;address=28400+Stallion+Springs+Drive+&amp;city=Tehachapi&amp;state=CA&amp;zipcode=93561" target="_blank">MapQuest</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://roadskater.net/skating-away-cirque-du-soleil-katie-ketchum-rolls-and-balances-buffalo-tehachapi-and-manhattan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/skating-away-cirque-du-soleil-katie-ketchum-rolls-and-balances-buffalo-tehachapi-and-manhattan#comments Roadskater.net 2009 United States of America (USA) aggressive aggressive skating Buffalo NY California (CA) Cirque du Soleil flips indoor instruction jumps Katie Ketchum Madison Square Garden Manhattan NY music New York (NY) New York City NY octaves pop music skating Tehachapi CA tricks Woodward West (Tehachapi) spins North America http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1305 35.080786 -118.635475 Wed, 19 Jan 2011 09:35:30 +0000 roadskater 1305 at http://roadskater.net Cool Ten Year Old Inline Skater Tommy Hoggan from Kirkcaldy, Scotland, Spins and Flips the Street Courses of the United Kingdom http://roadskater.net/cool-ten-year-old-inline-skater-tommy-hoggan-kirkcaldy-scotland-spins-and-flips-street-courses-united-kingdom <p>What is it about a young kid only skating for twenty percent of his life that can fascinate and inspire? Maybe it's the low center of gravity, little awareness of pain, and ability to spin without expelling previously ingested appetizers? I don't know, but as much as I love road skating and find most street and vert performances to be a bit repetitive, I enjoyed watching this young Scot hit the ramps. Here's a bit of viddy with more available. If you only look at a few seconds, start at 2:30 or so to the end to see some front and back landing spins and some post ramp flippage. Nice!&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LHAp39F_fT8" title="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LHAp39F_fT8">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LHAp39F_fT8</a></p><p>In this video, starting at about 1:00 in, he hits a jump, then misses a flip, but goes back again and does it...a back flip off the rim of a vert ramp, landing on the next vert ramp.</p><p><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8syOxEb7aTw" title="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8syOxEb7aTw">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8syOxEb7aTw</a></p> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="locality">Kirkcaldy</span>, <span class="region">Fife</span> <div class="country-name">United Kingdom</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="56.112825">56° 6' 46.17" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-3.160727">3° 9' 38.6172" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.co.uk?q=%2C+Kirkcaldy%2C+%2C+uk" target="_blank">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://roadskater.net/cool-ten-year-old-inline-skater-tommy-hoggan-kirkcaldy-scotland-spins-and-flips-street-courses-united-kingdom" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/cool-ten-year-old-inline-skater-tommy-hoggan-kirkcaldy-scotland-spins-and-flips-street-courses-united-kingdom#comments 2009 2010 aggressive skating England (ENG) UK Great Britain UK indoor inline skating Kirkcaldy Scotland UK London UK Middlesex outdoor Scotland (SCT) UK skating street ramps tricks United Kingdom (GBR) (UK) (UKM) vert ramp kids Europe http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1304 56.112825 -3.160727 Wed, 19 Jan 2011 08:21:04 +0000 roadskater 1304 at http://roadskater.net Canada Games Oval in Halifax, Nova Scotia Boosting Speedskating Interest http://roadskater.net/canada-games-oval-halifax-nova-scotia-boosting-speedskating-interest <p>Good article about a <a href="http://www.cbc.ca/canada/nova-scotia/story/2011/01/10/ns-speedskating-oval-popularity.html">long track ice oval in Nova Scotia</a> that roadskater <a href="http://roadskater.net/outdoor-skating-oval-opens-weather-permitting-halifax-ns-canada">blogged about when it opened</a> last month and its effect on local interest in speedskating:</p> <blockquote><p>Nova Scotia's speedskating community says the new long track speedskating oval on the Halifax Common is boosting local interest in the sport.</p></blockquote> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="44.649605">44° 38' 58.578" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-63.589382">63° 35' 21.7752" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=44.649605+-63.589382+%28%2C+%2C+%2C+%2C+us%29" target="_blank">Google Maps</a>, <a href="http://maps.yahoo.com/maps_result?addr=&amp;country=us" target="_blank">Yahoo! Maps</a>, <a href="http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?searchtype=address&amp;country=US&amp;address=&amp;city=&amp;state=&amp;zipcode=" target="_blank">MapQuest</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://roadskater.net/canada-games-oval-halifax-nova-scotia-boosting-speedskating-interest" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/canada-games-oval-halifax-nova-scotia-boosting-speedskating-interest#comments 2011 400m ovals Canada (CAN) Halifax NS Nova Scotia (NS) outdoor skating North America http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1303 44.649605 -63.589382 Tue, 11 Jan 2011 22:44:54 +0000 timv 1303 at http://roadskater.net Atlanta Becomes a Huge Ice Skating Grid...for Tractor Trailers and Automobiles http://roadskater.net/atlanta-becomes-huge-ice-skating-grid-tractor-trailers-and-automobiles <p>Wow. It looks pretty nasty down there in downtown Atlanta. Check out the brightcove link below for the original video, but&nbsp;I'm updating this to include some video of a woman someone skating on the streets of Atlanta (near Georgia Tech I believe, where we've roadskated on wheels), inspired by eebee's posts below. Here's the brief roadskating video of a different sort...with figure skates, no less...&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=21ymwfSJYOE" title="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=21ymwfSJYOE">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=21ymwfSJYOE</a></p> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <div class="street-address"> 10th Street at Peachtree Street </div> <span class="locality">Atlanta</span>, <span class="region">Georgia</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="33.781725">33° 46' 54.21" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-84.384006">84° 23' 2.4216" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=33.781725+-84.384006+%2810th+Street+at+Peachtree+Street%2C+Atlanta%2C+GA%2C+%2C+us%29" target="_blank">Google Maps</a>, <a href="http://maps.yahoo.com/maps_result?addr=10th+Street+at+Peachtree+Street&amp;csz=Atlanta%2C+GA&amp;country=us" target="_blank">Yahoo! Maps</a>, <a href="http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?searchtype=address&amp;country=US&amp;address=10th+Street+at+Peachtree+Street&amp;city=Atlanta&amp;state=GA&amp;zipcode=" target="_blank">MapQuest</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://roadskater.net/atlanta-becomes-huge-ice-skating-grid-tractor-trailers-and-automobiles" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/atlanta-becomes-huge-ice-skating-grid-tractor-trailers-and-automobiles#comments 2011 United States of America (USA) Atlanta GA downtown Georgia (GA) icy roads open road outdoor roadskating skating traffic snow North America http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1302 33.781725 -84.384006 Mon, 10 Jan 2011 22:11:26 +0000 roadskater 1302 at http://roadskater.net City Accidentally Floods Softball Field, Calls It an Ice Rink, Then Invites the Public to Skate and Sled Free http://roadskater.net/city-accidentally-floods-softball-field-calls-it-ice-rink-then-invites-public-skate-and-sled-free <p>There's nothing so brilliant for me to say, except kudos to having a nice attitude and trying to make something good and fun out of a perhaps major mistake. It seems like 5 to 6 inches of ice would make a good start at a rink, and I vote for the Fire Department to come help smooth it out some. I have not been to the local outdoor ice rink but did drive by a few days ago on the way to something else. It seemed to be well attended by teens and such, who looked to be having fun.</p> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="locality">Bloomfield</span>, <span class="region">New Mexico</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="36.711117">36° 42' 40.0212" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-107.984512">107° 59' 4.2432" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=36.711117+-107.984512+%28%2C+Bloomfield%2C+NM%2C+%2C+us%29" target="_blank">Google Maps</a>, <a href="http://maps.yahoo.com/maps_result?addr=&amp;csz=Bloomfield%2C+NM&amp;country=us" target="_blank">Yahoo! Maps</a>, <a href="http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?searchtype=address&amp;country=US&amp;address=&amp;city=Bloomfield&amp;state=NM&amp;zipcode=" target="_blank">MapQuest</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://roadskater.net/city-accidentally-floods-softball-field-calls-it-ice-rink-then-invites-public-skate-and-sled-free" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/city-accidentally-floods-softball-field-calls-it-ice-rink-then-invites-public-skate-and-sled-free#comments 2011 United States of America (USA) Bloomfield NM free ice skating mistakes New Mexico (NM) outdoor public http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1301 36.711117 -107.984512 Sat, 08 Jan 2011 12:15:49 +0000 roadskater 1301 at http://roadskater.net First Annual Masters International/USA Masters Single Distance Championships in Speed Skating Milwaukee WI 2011 http://roadskater.net/first-annual-masters-internationalusa-masters-single-distance-championships-speed-skating-milwaukee-wi-2011 <p><span style="font-size: small;">This article is a stem of eebee's fine piece on women who are skating Roller Derby Lite for fun and fitness here...</span></p><p><span style="font-size: small;"><a href="http://roadskater.net/roller-skating-women-old-enough-know-better">http://roadskater.net/roller-skating-women-old-enough-know-better</a></span></p><p><span style="font-size: small;">...and the discussion, leading to a mention of Milwaukee's 400m speed skating track by timv here...&nbsp;</span></p> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Petit National Ice Center</span> <div class="street-address"> 500 South 84th Street </div> <span class="locality">Milwaukee</span>, <span class="region">Wisconsin</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="43.025608">43° 1' 32.1888" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-88.015745">88° 0' 56.682" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=43.025608+-88.015745+%28500+South+84th+Street%2C+Milwaukee%2C+WI%2C+%2C+us%29" target="_blank">Google Maps</a>, <a href="http://maps.yahoo.com/maps_result?addr=500+South+84th+Street&amp;csz=Milwaukee%2C+WI&amp;country=us" target="_blank">Yahoo! Maps</a>, <a href="http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?searchtype=address&amp;country=US&amp;address=500+South+84th+Street&amp;city=Milwaukee&amp;state=WI&amp;zipcode=" target="_blank">MapQuest</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://roadskater.net/first-annual-masters-internationalusa-masters-single-distance-championships-speed-skating-milwaukee-wi-2011" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/first-annual-masters-internationalusa-masters-single-distance-championships-speed-skating-milwaukee-wi-2011#comments Roadskater.net 2011 United States of America (USA) ice ice speed skating indoor masters masters division Milwaukee WI Petit National Ice Center single distance skating speed skating Wisconsin (WI) http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1300 43.025608 -88.015745 Wed, 05 Jan 2011 22:44:10 +0000 roadskater 1300 at http://roadskater.net Why One Guy Thinks His Son Should Not Wear a Helmet When Sledding...Not Sure About Other Sports http://roadskater.net/why-one-guy-thinks-his-son-should-not-wear-helmet-when-sledding-not-sure-about-other-sports <p>It's the helmet debate. I read this article to see if my thoughts might be changed. They were not. My thoughts are not based on numbers, but on my increasing belief over the years based on my experiences, mainly my failures if you'd like to think of them that way, but I think they were accidents <strong>far less under my control than I believed only seconds before</strong>, all in apparently <strong>very safe conditions</strong>. This doesn't make me right, but it makes me convinced.&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://roadskater.net/why-one-guy-thinks-his-son-should-not-wear-helmet-when-sledding-not-sure-about-other-sports" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/why-one-guy-thinks-his-son-should-not-wear-helmet-when-sledding-not-sure-about-other-sports#comments Roadskater.net helmets biking brain injuries Earth inline skating safety skating sledding http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1299 Wed, 05 Jan 2011 04:24:46 +0000 roadskater 1299 at http://roadskater.net Two National Championship Wins and a Record for Heather Richardson http://roadskater.net/two-national-championship-wins-and-record-heather-richardson <p>Heather Richardson won national <span style="text-decoration: line-through;">titles in</span> championship sprint races at both 500 and 1000 meters Monday. The News &amp; Record doesn't have a proper sports section anymore, or not on Tuesdays at least, but <a href="http://www.news-record.com/content/2011/01/04/article/speedskater_richardson_breaks_us_record">Heather's double speedskating victory</a> is the top story on the first page of today's sports coverage:</p><p><a href="http://roadskater.net/two-national-championship-wins-and-record-heather-richardson" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/two-national-championship-wins-and-record-heather-richardson#comments Roadskater.net 2011 speed skaters ice long track http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1298 Tue, 04 Jan 2011 12:10:31 +0000 timv 1298 at http://roadskater.net Stroller Skating For Those Who Can Not Be Away From Their Babies Long Enough to Skate Laps http://roadskater.net/stroller-skating-those-who-can-not-be-away-their-babies-long-enough-skate-laps <p>I'm glad to support specialized exercising opportunities, since I engage in a fringe sport, but sometimes I simply fail to understand. I do understand wanting to skate with your child, if they're on skates and you are too, and they are skating and not tethered to you. </p><p>I'm not sure what seems so great about skating while pushing a stroller. Certainly this is not an experience the child would see as any different, so it is for the parent. That's not bad, as long as it's safe, and that's not up to me to decide. So I support it but don't get it.&nbsp;</p> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="locality">Raleigh</span>, <span class="region">North Carolina</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="35.772096">35° 46' 19.5456" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-78.638615">78° 38' 19.014" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=35.772096+-78.638615+%28%2C+Raleigh%2C+NC%2C+%2C+us%29" target="_blank">Google Maps</a>, <a href="http://maps.yahoo.com/maps_result?addr=&amp;csz=Raleigh%2C+NC&amp;country=us" target="_blank">Yahoo! Maps</a>, <a href="http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?searchtype=address&amp;country=US&amp;address=&amp;city=Raleigh&amp;state=NC&amp;zipcode=" target="_blank">MapQuest</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://roadskater.net/stroller-skating-those-who-can-not-be-away-their-babies-long-enough-skate-laps" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/stroller-skating-those-who-can-not-be-away-their-babies-long-enough-skate-laps#comments Roadskater.net 2011 North Carolina (NC) Raleigh NC skating stroller skating strollers http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1297 35.772096 -78.638615 Tue, 04 Jan 2011 07:06:00 +0000 roadskater 1297 at http://roadskater.net Shani Davis Wins U.S. Long Track Speed Skating Allround with Second Place in Rare 10000-Meter Skate http://roadskater.net/shani-davis-wins-u-s-long-track-speed-skating-allround-second-place-rare-10000-meter-skate <p>Shani Davis showed his speed at all distances this weekend as he won the all around for the U.S. Long Track National Championships&nbsp;in speed skating. In his first 10k (10,000-meter) in two years, he managed second place, seven seconds out. Davis had already won the 1500-meter. Davis hopes to give it a go in Calgary for the World Championships Allround too. But long distances are not easiest for him, he says:</p> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Utah Olympic Oval</span> <div class="street-address"> 5662 Cougar Ln </div> <span class="locality">Kearns</span>, <span class="region">Utah</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="40.647874">40° 38' 52.3464" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-112.008472">112° 0' 30.4992" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=40.647874+-112.008472+%285662+Cougar+Ln%2C+Kearns%2C+UT%2C+%2C+us%29" target="_blank">Google Maps</a>, <a href="http://maps.yahoo.com/maps_result?addr=5662+Cougar+Ln&amp;csz=Kearns%2C+UT&amp;country=us" target="_blank">Yahoo! Maps</a>, <a href="http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?searchtype=address&amp;country=US&amp;address=5662+Cougar+Ln&amp;city=Kearns&amp;state=UT&amp;zipcode=" target="_blank">MapQuest</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://roadskater.net/shani-davis-wins-u-s-long-track-speed-skating-allround-second-place-rare-10000-meter-skate" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/shani-davis-wins-u-s-long-track-speed-skating-allround-second-place-rare-10000-meter-skate#comments 2010 United States of America (USA) ice Allround indoor Kearns UT long track long track ice Olympic Oval (Kearns Utah USA) speed skating Utah (UT) http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1296 40.647874 -112.008472 Sat, 01 Jan 2011 20:10:49 +0000 roadskater 1296 at http://roadskater.net Roller Skating for...Women Old Enough to Know Better http://roadskater.net/roller-skating-women-old-enough-know-better <p>This originally was a comment to Roadskater's article<em><a href="http://roadskater.net/simple-introduction-high-intensity-interval-training-cardiovascular-fitness"> A Simple Introduction to High Intensity Interval Training for Cardiovascular Fitness</a>, </em>but I got so excited about it, it deserves to appear on the main page.</p><p>I tried the 'more' link in the sidebar and found exciting stuff I would not have otherwise, such as this:</p> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <div class="street-address"> 18 Chicago Avenue </div> <span class="locality">Oak Park</span>, <span class="region">Illinois</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="41.895018">41° 53' 42.0648" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-87.776020">87° 46' 33.672" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=41.895018+-87.776020+%2818+Chicago+Avenue%2C+Oak+Park%2C+IL%2C+%2C+us%29" target="_blank">Google Maps</a>, <a href="http://maps.yahoo.com/maps_result?addr=18+Chicago+Avenue&amp;csz=Oak+Park%2C+IL&amp;country=us" target="_blank">Yahoo! Maps</a>, <a href="http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?searchtype=address&amp;country=US&amp;address=18+Chicago+Avenue&amp;city=Oak+Park&amp;state=IL&amp;zipcode=" target="_blank">MapQuest</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://roadskater.net/roller-skating-women-old-enough-know-better" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/roller-skating-women-old-enough-know-better#comments Roadskater.net 2011 fitness Illinois (IL) Oak Park IL quad roller skates quad roller skating roller derby quad skating http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1295 41.895018 -87.776020 Thu, 30 Dec 2010 19:38:18 +0000 eebee 1295 at http://roadskater.net Band of Joy on Tour '11: Robert Plant, Buddy Miller, Patty Griffin, and Darrell Scott http://roadskater.net/band-joy-tour-11-robert-plant-buddy-miller-patty-griffin-and-darrell-scott <p>Old folks boogie... I like them all individually and they're doing some neat stuff together. Recent UK performance of "Houses of the Holy":</p><p><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7T0qdrf1_Cs" title="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7T0qdrf1_Cs">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7T0qdrf1_Cs</a></p><p>15-show eastern US mini-tour starts next month, and three of them are in NC:</p><p><a href="http://pattygriffin.com/news/robert-plant-and-band-joy-confirm-north-american-tour">Tour Dates</a>:</p><p><a href="http://roadskater.net/band-joy-tour-11-robert-plant-buddy-miller-patty-griffin-and-darrell-scott" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/band-joy-tour-11-robert-plant-buddy-miller-patty-griffin-and-darrell-scott#comments http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1294 Tue, 28 Dec 2010 09:34:00 +0000 timv 1294 at http://roadskater.net A Simple Introduction to High Intensity Interval Training for Cardiovascular Fitness http://roadskater.net/simple-introduction-high-intensity-interval-training-cardiovascular-fitness <p>I added a new sidebar section on training and some titles look pretty good, but I did not expect too much when I clicked on the article below from fireengineering.com, but I was pleasantly surprised. Yes, it's a simple introduction, but sometimes that is what we need...simple...not easy...and a reminder that training is how we stay fit, but also how we prepare for a variety of situations, especially athletic events. </p> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="locality">Madison</span>, <span class="region">Wisconsin</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="43.073052">43° 4' 22.9872" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-89.401230">89° 24' 4.428" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=43.073052+-89.401230+%28%2C+Madison%2C+WI%2C+%2C+us%29" target="_blank">Google Maps</a>, <a href="http://maps.yahoo.com/maps_result?addr=&amp;csz=Madison%2C+WI&amp;country=us" target="_blank">Yahoo! Maps</a>, <a href="http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?searchtype=address&amp;country=US&amp;address=&amp;city=Madison&amp;state=WI&amp;zipcode=" target="_blank">MapQuest</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://roadskater.net/simple-introduction-high-intensity-interval-training-cardiovascular-fitness" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/simple-introduction-high-intensity-interval-training-cardiovascular-fitness#comments Roadskater.net 2010 United States of America (USA) Barry Publow Garmin Forerunner 305 high intensity high intensity interval training (hiit) Jeff Galloway Madison WI training Wisconsin (WI) intervals http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1293 43.073052 -89.401230 Tue, 28 Dec 2010 08:17:29 +0000 roadskater 1293 at http://roadskater.net Time-Lapse Video of 3 Foot Snowfall http://roadskater.net/time-lapse-video-3-foot-snowfall <p>This holiday season's East Coast storm has been hazardous and beautiful.&nbsp;</p><p>It was a nice 2-3" dusting for Georgia and Alabama, giving them a white Christmas evening for the first time since 1882.&nbsp;</p><p>There are about 6" in the Winston-Salem area, 2" or so in Elizabeth City, and I heard there were 10" in Raleigh.</p><p>Anybody care to weigh in? How much snow did you get? What have you all been doing? Snowball fights, skiing, sledging/sledding/sleighing?&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://roadskater.net/time-lapse-video-3-foot-snowfall" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/time-lapse-video-3-foot-snowfall#comments http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1292 Tue, 28 Dec 2010 02:10:20 +0000 eebee 1292 at http://roadskater.net The bad news is her athletic career's over, the good news is... http://roadskater.net/bad-news-her-athletic-careers-over-good-news <p>Dutch Paralympic medalist <a href="http://www.thestar.com/sports/article/912039--paralympian-can-walk-again-but-no-more-competing">Monique van der Vorst can walk again</a>. This year she regained the use of her legs after 13 years of being wheelchair bound, the result of an injury suffered as a teenage field hockey player and complications from a subsequent surgical procedure gone wrong.</p><p><a href="http://roadskater.net/bad-news-her-athletic-careers-over-good-news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/bad-news-her-athletic-careers-over-good-news#comments http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1291 Mon, 27 Dec 2010 00:40:28 +0000 timv 1291 at http://roadskater.net Heather Richardson Interview After Gold http://roadskater.net/heather-richardson-interview-after-gold <p>Here's a quick interview article with more from the mom than the skater and coach, taken from email and web material as well. Just like going to sit in the stands for a sporting event. You want to know what the athletes are thinking...not the former ones except for maybe the coach...but you hear the parents of course, coaching from the stands and discussing the logistics, because you're not an athlete down there but a spectator up here. Good reason to have an ipod or talk with the person beside you on stereo headset phone calls! :o)</p><p><a href="http://roadskater.net/heather-richardson-interview-after-gold" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/heather-richardson-interview-after-gold#comments 2010 ice Heather Richardson ice speed skating indoor Japan (JPN) Obihiro JAP speed skating worlds cup http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1290 Thu, 23 Dec 2010 15:17:43 +0000 roadskater 1290 at http://roadskater.net Outdoor Skating Oval Opens, Weather Permitting, Halifax NS Canada http://roadskater.net/outdoor-skating-oval-opens-weather-permitting-halifax-ns-canada <p>Oohwee! Outdoor ice oval in Halifax for the Canada Games open to the public, <strong>weather permitting</strong>! Here's a great quick read about the opening of the big ice on Halifax Commons, mainly for a dose of excitement about speed skating from our northern neighbors. Interesting that a guy got elected there without skating for 40 years, and that bike helmets are not allowed on the ice, only ones designed for skating. Interesting. Perhaps it's about the aero shape on the back of the head on lots of helmets? In any case, thank you, Canada, for loving skating so well and thoroughly!</p> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Halifax Common</span> <div class="street-address"> Cogswell St and Robie St </div> <span class="locality">Halifax</span> <div class="country-name">Canada</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="44.649986">44° 38' 59.9496" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-63.588974">63° 35' 20.3064" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.ca?q=Cogswell+St+and+Robie+St%2C+Halifax%2C+%2C+%2C+ca" target="_blank">Google Maps</a>, <a href="http://ca.maps.yahoo.com/maps_result?addr=Cogswell+St+and+Robie+St&amp;csz=Halifax&amp;country=ca" target="_blank">Yahoo! Maps</a>, <a href="http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?searchtype=address&amp;country=CA&amp;address=Cogswell+St+and+Robie+St&amp;city=Halifax&amp;state=&amp;zipcode=" target="_blank">MapQuest</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://roadskater.net/outdoor-skating-oval-opens-weather-permitting-halifax-ns-canada" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/outdoor-skating-oval-opens-weather-permitting-halifax-ns-canada#comments Roadskater.net 2011 2012 ice Canada (CAN) Canada Games Halifax NS ice speed skating Nova Scotia (NS) outdoor oval North America http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1289 44.649986 -63.588974 Wed, 22 Dec 2010 18:29:31 +0000 roadskater 1289 at http://roadskater.net Eighty and Still Skatey! 80 Laps for the Lady http://roadskater.net/eighty-and-still-skatey-80-laps-lady <p>Just in case you want another reason to keep on skating, consider Agatha Van Der Starre's 80th birthday celebration on ice. She did 80 laps with friends to celebrate 80 years. Like many who love various forms of skating, she came to it late in terms of joining the speedskating club. Being from Holland and then Canada, it'd be crazy to think she never skated, but it seems her speedskating started some time around 1980 in a serious way. She medaled at the British Columbia games a couple of years later, and fifteen years after that, still going strong...</p> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Bill Copeland Sports Centre</span> <div class="street-address"> 3676 Kensington Avenue </div> <span class="locality">Burnaby</span> <span class="postal-code">V5B 4Z6</span> <div class="country-name">Canada</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="49.253340">49° 15' 12.024" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-122.966452">122° 57' 59.2272" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.ca?q=3676+Kensington+Avenue%2C+Burnaby%2C+%2C+V5B+4Z6%2C+ca" target="_blank">Google Maps</a>, <a href="http://ca.maps.yahoo.com/maps_result?addr=3676+Kensington+Avenue&amp;csz=V5B+4Z6&amp;country=ca" target="_blank">Yahoo! Maps</a>, <a href="http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?searchtype=address&amp;country=CA&amp;address=3676+Kensington+Avenue&amp;city=Burnaby&amp;state=&amp;zipcode=V5B+4Z6" target="_blank">MapQuest</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://roadskater.net/eighty-and-still-skatey-80-laps-lady" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/eighty-and-still-skatey-80-laps-lady#comments Roadskater.net 2010 birthdays British Columbia (BC) Burnaby BC Canada (CAN) ice speed skating masters division skating speed skating Vancouver BC North America http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1288 49.253340 -122.966452 Wed, 22 Dec 2010 18:15:51 +0000 roadskater 1288 at http://roadskater.net 4th Annual Carolina Century Bike Ride Inline Skate October 22 2011 Greensboro NC http://roadskater.net/4th-annual-carolina-century-bike-ride-inline-skate-october-22-2011-greensboro-nc <div class="event-nodeapi"> <div class="event-start dtstart" title="2011-10-22T11:00:00Z"><label>Start: </label> 2011.10.22 7:00 am </div> </div> <div class="event-nodeapi"> <div class="event-end dtend" title="2011-10-22T22:00:00Z"><label>End: </label> 2011.10.22 6:00 pm </div> </div> <div class="event-nodeapi"> <div class="event-tz"><label>Timezone: </label>America/New York </div> </div> <div class="event-nodeapi"> <div class="event-start dtstart" title="2011-10-22T11:00:00Z"><label>Start: </label> 2011.10.22 7:00 am </div> </div> <div class="event-nodeapi"> <div class="event-end dtend" title="2011-10-22T22:00:00Z"><label>End: </label> 2011.10.22 6:00 pm </div> </div> <div class="event-nodeapi"> <div class="event-tz"><label>Timezone: </label>America/New York </div> </div> <p>Look for the 2011 Carolina Century on 10/22/11. A proven EPIC event. More details to come......most certainly. :-) <a href="http://carolinacentury.com" title="http://carolinacentury.com">http://carolinacentury.com</a></p><p>[Ed: Thanks, MikeB, for putting this out there early! From here on out this is roadskater speaking.]</p><p>With a bike to skate ratio of 15 to 1 or so...This is a bicycle event designed by roadskater to be compatible with slower or heavier cyclists, fast cyclists looking for a rolling but fast course with few challenging turns and no switchbacks, and experienced roadskaters. The Carolina Century even has a sherpa/domestique who will ride in support of a first-time centurion (or a pack of them). Thanks to John Connor for being the Carolina Century guide. We'll be rolling along near the back to make sure that the rest stops stay open and well stocked.&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="locality">Greensboro</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="36.072635">36° 4' 21.486" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-79.791975">79° 47' 31.11" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=36.072635+-79.791975+%28%2C+Greensboro%2C+%2C+%2C+us%29" target="_blank">Google Maps</a>, <a href="http://maps.yahoo.com/maps_result?addr=&amp;csz=Greensboro&amp;country=us" target="_blank">Yahoo! Maps</a>, <a href="http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?searchtype=address&amp;country=US&amp;address=&amp;city=Greensboro&amp;state=&amp;zipcode=" target="_blank">MapQuest</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://roadskater.net/4th-annual-carolina-century-bike-ride-inline-skate-october-22-2011-greensboro-nc" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/4th-annual-carolina-century-bike-ride-inline-skate-october-22-2011-greensboro-nc#comments Roadskater.net 2011 2000s United States of America (USA) North Carolina (NC) 2010s Belews Creek NC Bethany NC bike rides charity events cycling Earth Gospel Baptist Church Greensboro NC inline skating Kernersville NC Oak Ridge NC skrides (skateable bike rides) Summerfield NC Walkertown NC Wentworth NC North America http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1286 36.072635 -79.791975 Tue, 21 Dec 2010 04:11:30 +0000 MikeB 1286 at http://roadskater.net Some New Roadskater.net Website Stuff http://roadskater.net/some-new-roadskater-net-website-stuff <p>So I've been busy working on some background stuff for Roadskater.net and I thought Solstice was a good time to unveil some of it. This is just a perhaps brief update.&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://roadskater.net/some-new-roadskater-net-website-stuff" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/some-new-roadskater-net-website-stuff#comments Roadskater.net 2010 charity cycling Earth music Roadskater.net skating writing Roadskater.net website http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1279 Tue, 21 Dec 2010 03:53:50 +0000 roadskater 1279 at http://roadskater.net Short-Track Championship Photos: Salt Lake, UT http://roadskater.net/short-track-championship-photos-salt-lake-ut <p>Here's a quick link to some short track photos!</p><p><a href="http://news.google.com/news/url?sa=t&amp;fd=R&amp;usg=AFQjCNEGljehdxXVOd6LlPwRz0yEFNHK5Q&amp;url=http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/50897541-75/callister-lake-salt-championships.html.csp">Short-Track Championships: Home-grown skater finds love in sport he once hated - Salt Lake Tribune</a> - </p><p><a href="http://roadskater.net/short-track-championship-photos-salt-lake-ut" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/short-track-championship-photos-salt-lake-ut#comments http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1276 Sat, 18 Dec 2010 23:09:13 +0000 eebee 1276 at http://roadskater.net What Skate Boots Are You Using and How Well Do You Like Them? http://roadskater.net/what-skate-boots-are-you-using-and-how-well-do-you-them <p>I wondered what skate boots you are using now and how well you like them? Why? How long have they lasted? Are you thinking about buying new boots in the next twelve months? Why? We want to know!</p> http://roadskater.net/what-skate-boots-are-you-using-and-how-well-do-you-them#comments Roadskater.net 2011 2010 boots Earth inline skating skate boots http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1275 Sat, 18 Dec 2010 22:47:14 +0000 rsnquestion 1275 at http://roadskater.net Burning the Calories Before Refueling? Should we be Exercising in a Fasted State? http://roadskater.net/burning-calories-refueling-should-we-be-exercising-fasted-state <p>We've talked about the idea of bonk training before, and I don't claim to know a lot, but know I have done it. Often it was not "breakfast" time, but for various reasons it was still over 6 to 8 hours, sometimes more, since the previous meal. This might have been due to odd work hour schedules or preoccupation with all sorts of things, but sometimes I showed up at the park to skate in a fasted state.&nbsp;</p> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Katholieke Universiteit Leuven </span> <div class="street-address"> Oude Markt 13 </div> <span class="locality">Leuven</span> <div class="country-name">Belgium</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="50.878498">50° 52' 42.5928" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="4.699822">4° 41' 59.3592" E</abbr></span> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://roadskater.net/burning-calories-refueling-should-we-be-exercising-fasted-state" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/burning-calories-refueling-should-we-be-exercising-fasted-state#comments 2010 Belgium (BEL) bonk training exercise fasted Leuven BEL skating http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1274 50.878498 4.699822 Fri, 17 Dec 2010 07:35:10 +0000 roadskater 1274 at http://roadskater.net Roller-Journalism on CNN: Gary Tuchman in Haiti http://roadskater.net/roller-journalism-cnn-gary-tuchman-haiti <p>There's a video on CNN's blogs about a journalist who skates around Haiti.</p><p><a href="http://roadskater.net/roller-journalism-cnn-gary-tuchman-haiti" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/roller-journalism-cnn-gary-tuchman-haiti#comments Roadskater.net 2010 earthquake Haiti Haiti (HTI) rollerblading rollerblades http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1273 Thu, 16 Dec 2010 20:08:27 +0000 eebee 1273 at http://roadskater.net Cannondale Bicycle Manufacturing Fabricating and CNC Shop Photos http://roadskater.net/cannondale-bicycle-manufacturing-fabricating-and-cnc-shop-photos <p style="text-align: left;"><span style="font-size: 14.4px;">Dale of Cycles de Oro posted this photo link to local some groups . I take it Cannondale bicycle manufacturer is up for sale. Meanwhile, if you like to see where things were made, there's a lot to see here. I think the sale is over so I'm not sure how long these will be up. Boring for some; heaven for others!</span></p> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Cannondale former manufacturing facility </span> <div class="street-address"> 172 Friendship Village Road </div> <span class="locality">Bedford</span>, <span class="region">Pennsylvania</span> <span class="postal-code">15522</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="40.044389">40° 2' 39.8004" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-78.523954">78° 31' 26.2344" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=40.044389+-78.523954+%28172+Friendship+Village+Road+%2C+Bedford%2C+PA%2C+15522%2C+us%29" target="_blank">Google Maps</a>, <a href="http://maps.yahoo.com/maps_result?addr=172+Friendship+Village+Road+&amp;csz=Bedford%2C+PA&amp;country=us" target="_blank">Yahoo! Maps</a>, <a href="http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?searchtype=address&amp;country=US&amp;address=172+Friendship+Village+Road+&amp;city=Bedford&amp;state=PA&amp;zipcode=15522" target="_blank">MapQuest</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://roadskater.net/cannondale-bicycle-manufacturing-fabricating-and-cnc-shop-photos" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/cannondale-bicycle-manufacturing-fabricating-and-cnc-shop-photos#comments 2010 United States of America (USA) Bedford PA bicycles Cannondale manufacturing Pennsylvania (PA) http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1272 40.044389 -78.523954 Wed, 15 Dec 2010 08:26:23 +0000 roadskater 1272 at http://roadskater.net Pomplamoose music, Hyundai holiday commercials http://roadskater.net/pomplamoose-music-hyundai-holiday-commercials <p style="text-align: left;">Too cold to skate so I've been watching a lot of TV and noticed a young couple singing and clowning around in some car ads. Something about the way they were shown made me think I was supposed to know who they were. It only took one search for "hyundai singing duo" to find out that they were <a href="http://www.youtube.com/user/PomplamooseMusic">Pomplamoose</a>, multi-instrumentalists Jack Conte and Nataly Dawn who've become YouTube sensations over the past year and a half or so.</p><p><a href="http://roadskater.net/pomplamoose-music-hyundai-holiday-commercials" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/pomplamoose-music-hyundai-holiday-commercials#comments 2009 2010 videos vocal harmony http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1271 Tue, 14 Dec 2010 10:19:29 +0000 timv 1271 at http://roadskater.net How did the Minnesota Vikings' Metrodome Collapse? http://roadskater.net/how-did-minnesota-vikings-metrodome-collapse <div><p style="text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small;">Since the<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AAyLX2hY7E0">&nbsp;spectacular collapse of the Minnesota Vikings' stadium</a>&nbsp;on Sunday morning (Dec 12th 2010), I have been itching to find out exactly what caused the teflon and fiberglass bubble to burst. Or rip.</span></p><p style="text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small;">&nbsp;</span></p><p><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AAyLX2hY7E0" title="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AAyLX2hY7E0">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AAyLX2hY7E0</a></p><p>&nbsp;</p></div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Hubert H Humphrey Metrodome</span> <div class="street-address"> 900 South 5th Street </div> <span class="locality">Minneapolis</span>, <span class="region">Minnesota</span> <span class="postal-code">55415</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="44.973891">44° 58' 26.0076" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-93.258122">93° 15' 29.2392" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=44.973891+-93.258122+%28900+South+5th+Street+%2C+Minneapolis%2C+MN%2C+55415%2C+us%29" target="_blank">Google Maps</a>, <a href="http://maps.yahoo.com/maps_result?addr=900+South+5th+Street+&amp;csz=Minneapolis%2C+MN&amp;country=us" target="_blank">Yahoo! Maps</a>, <a href="http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?searchtype=address&amp;country=US&amp;address=900+South+5th+Street+&amp;city=Minneapolis&amp;state=MN&amp;zipcode=55415" target="_blank">MapQuest</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://roadskater.net/how-did-minnesota-vikings-metrodome-collapse" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/how-did-minnesota-vikings-metrodome-collapse#comments InlineCafe.com 2010 United States of America (USA) ice Metrodome roof collapse Minneapolis MN Minnesota (MN) Minnesota Vikings snow http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1270 44.973891 -93.258122 Mon, 13 Dec 2010 22:58:42 +0000 eebee 1270 at http://roadskater.net Davidson College Long Track Speed Skater Earns Ice Time and a Job to Help with Training near Charlotte North Carolina http://roadskater.net/davidson-college-long-track-speed-skater-earns-ice-time-and-job-help-training-near-charlotte-north-carolina <p style="text-align: left;">While he might want to do a little more research on long track skaters from the Southeastern USA, I am glad to hear that Erik Ducker, 18, is getting ice time and work opportunities to keep him going as he trains to qualify for the USA long track speed skating team. I'd love to share some of that ice time, but I doubt that will happen! I'd need to get some ice speed skates and gasoline to get there of course! </p> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">IceHouse</span> <div class="street-address"> 416 S Main St </div> <span class="locality">Davidson</span>, <span class="region">North Carolina</span> <span class="postal-code">28036</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="35.496082">35° 29' 45.8952" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-80.853177">80° 51' 11.4372" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=35.496082+-80.853177+%28416+S+Main+St%2C+Davidson%2C+NC%2C+28036%2C+us%29" target="_blank">Google Maps</a>, <a href="http://maps.yahoo.com/maps_result?addr=416+S+Main+St&amp;csz=Davidson%2C+NC&amp;country=us" target="_blank">Yahoo! Maps</a>, <a href="http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?searchtype=address&amp;country=US&amp;address=416+S+Main+St&amp;city=Davidson&amp;state=NC&amp;zipcode=28036" target="_blank">MapQuest</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://roadskater.net/davidson-college-long-track-speed-skater-earns-ice-time-and-job-help-training-near-charlotte-north-carolina" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/davidson-college-long-track-speed-skater-earns-ice-time-and-job-help-training-near-charlotte-north-carolina#comments 2010 North Carolina (NC) Davidson NC Erik Ducker indoor long track ice speed skaters ice long track speed skating http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1269 35.496082 -80.853177 Mon, 13 Dec 2010 17:42:05 +0000 roadskater 1269 at http://roadskater.net NC's Heather Richardson Big Winner in Speedskating; Shani Davis So Great We Notice When He Loses http://roadskater.net/ncs-heather-richardson-big-winner-speedskating-shani-davis-so-great-we-notice-when-he-loses <p><span style="font-size: small;">Congratulations to Heather Richardson (from High Point, North Carolina) for a second 1k win in World Cup speedskating! Richardson won yesterday and today in the 1000 meters, and has taken the lead in the World Cup standings for the event as well.</span></p><p>500m First Round...</p><p><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xTvEBBQyvfU" title="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xTvEBBQyvfU">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xTvEBBQyvfU</a></p><p>500m Second Round...</p><p><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9mqZwiVjU5U" title="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9mqZwiVjU5U">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9mqZwiVjU5U</a></p><p>1000m Second Round...</p><p><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h7iZQNr-RPE" title="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h7iZQNr-RPE">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h7iZQNr-RPE</a></p> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Meiji Hokkaido-Tokachi Oval</span> <span class="locality">Obihiro</span>, <span class="region">Hokkaido</span> <div class="country-name">Japan</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="42.895067">42° 53' 42.2412" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="143.139635">143° 8' 22.686" E</abbr></span> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://roadskater.net/ncs-heather-richardson-big-winner-speedskating-shani-davis-so-great-we-notice-when-he-loses" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/ncs-heather-richardson-big-winner-speedskating-shani-davis-so-great-we-notice-when-he-loses#comments Roadskater.net 2010 Heather Richardson indoor Japan (JPN) long track ice Obihiro JAP Shani Davis skating speed skating world cup http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1268 42.895067 143.139635 Mon, 13 Dec 2010 01:08:46 +0000 roadskater 1268 at http://roadskater.net Tiny Nation Hosts Huge Luxembourg Pro Cycling Project with the Schlecks, Cancellara, O'Grady, Voigt http://roadskater.net/tiny-nation-hosts-huge-luxembourg-pro-cycling-project-schlecks-cancellara-ogrady-voigt <p>Get ready to cheer for the mouse that roars (<a href="http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0053084/">http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0053084/</a>) as Fränk Schleck and Andy Schleck plus former Saxo Bank riders (and others) will be joining them for a super team that looks pretty exciting. Other squads are looking strong, too, especially with some of the recent consolidation of major teams.&nbsp;</p> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="locality">Luxembourg</span> <div class="country-name">Luxembourg</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="49.610004">49° 36' 36.0144" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="6.129596">6° 7' 46.5456" E</abbr></span> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://roadskater.net/tiny-nation-hosts-huge-luxembourg-pro-cycling-project-schlecks-cancellara-ogrady-voigt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/tiny-nation-hosts-huge-luxembourg-pro-cycling-project-schlecks-cancellara-ogrady-voigt#comments Roadcyclist.net 2011 Andy Schleck Fabian Cancellara Fränk Schleck grand tours Jens Voigt Luxembourg (LUX) one-day classics pro cycling teams Tour de France (tdf) pro cycling http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1267 49.610004 6.129596 Wed, 01 Dec 2010 12:38:19 +0000 roadskater 1267 at http://roadskater.net Pure Snow Footage from the Beeb http://roadskater.net/pure-snow-footage-beeb <p>There's nothing new about snow, but there might be something refreshing about a traditional news station's website showing a<a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-11859868"> video blissfully void of journalistic interference</a>. How perfect! What better way to depict a 'freshly fallen silent shroud of snow'?&nbsp;</p> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Great Britain</span> <div class="country-name">United Kingdom</div> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.co.uk?q=%2C+%2C+%2C+uk" target="_blank">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://roadskater.net/pure-snow-footage-beeb" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/pure-snow-footage-beeb#comments Roadskater.net 2010 Cornwall England (ENG) UK Great Britain UK Scotland (SCT) UK snow http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1266 Tue, 30 Nov 2010 02:55:10 +0000 eebee 1266 at http://roadskater.net Inline Skating From New Jersey to California for Charity http://roadskater.net/inline-skating-new-jersey-california-charity <p>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!&nbsp;</p><p>It's great that&nbsp;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:</p> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Locations</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="locality">Atlantic City</span>, <span class="region">New Jersey</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="39.364283">39° 21' 51.4188" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-74.422927">74° 25' 22.5372" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=39.364283+-74.422927+%28%2C+Atlantic+City%2C+NJ%2C+%2C+us%29" target="_blank">Google Maps</a>, <a href="http://maps.yahoo.com/maps_result?addr=&amp;csz=Atlantic+City%2C+NJ&amp;country=us" target="_blank">Yahoo! Maps</a>, <a href="http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?searchtype=address&amp;country=US&amp;address=&amp;city=Atlantic+City&amp;state=NJ&amp;zipcode=" target="_blank">MapQuest</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="locality">Manhattan Beach</span>, <span class="region">California</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="33.884736">33° 53' 5.0496" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-118.410909">118° 24' 39.2724" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=33.884736+-118.410909+%28%2C+Manhattan+Beach%2C+CA%2C+%2C+us%29" target="_blank">Google Maps</a>, <a href="http://maps.yahoo.com/maps_result?addr=&amp;csz=Manhattan+Beach%2C+CA&amp;country=us" target="_blank">Yahoo! 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We set our sights on Tour to Tanglewood and Athens to Atlanta when we knew so little about what we were heading for.</p> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="locality">Greensboro</span>, <span class="region">North Carolina</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="36.072635">36° 4' 21.486" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-79.791975">79° 47' 31.11" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=36.072635+-79.791975+%28%2C+Greensboro%2C+NC%2C+%2C+us%29" target="_blank">Google Maps</a>, <a href="http://maps.yahoo.com/maps_result?addr=&amp;csz=Greensboro%2C+NC&amp;country=us" target="_blank">Yahoo! 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That way, they can keep an eye on the neighborhood and watch out for the safety of adults who can't control themselves and go out driving around after first buying, then using drugs.&nbsp;</p> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <div class="street-address"> Allen Ave &amp; Ferncroft Rd </div> <span class="locality">Newton</span>, <span class="region">Massachusetts</span> <span class="postal-code">02468</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="42.330319">42° 19' 49.1484" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-71.220050">71° 13' 12.18" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=42.330319+-71.220050+%28Allen+Ave+%26+Ferncroft+Rd%2C+Newton%2C+MA%2C+02468%2C+us%29" target="_blank">Google Maps</a>, <a href="http://maps.yahoo.com/maps_result?addr=Allen+Ave+%26+Ferncroft+Rd&amp;csz=Newton%2C+MA&amp;country=us" target="_blank">Yahoo! 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Delivery does not need to be any later to get this extra time. I just have to get the details to the production staff ahead of the order date.</li><li style="text-align: left;"><strong>Everyone is welcome to order.</strong></li></ul><p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p><h3 style="text-align: center;"><strong>Get Roadskater.net Skating and Cycling Jerseys in the Colors and Styles You Want: </strong></h3><h3 style="text-align: center;"><strong>No Mystery.</strong></h3><p>&nbsp;</p> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Earth and Beyond</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="40.746440">40° 44' 47.184" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-73.845211">73° 50' 42.7596" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=40.746440+-73.845211+%28%2C+%2C+%2C+%2C+us%29" target="_blank">Google Maps</a>, <a href="http://maps.yahoo.com/maps_result?addr=&amp;country=us" target="_blank">Yahoo! 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This is just a quick one that mentions inline skating in Germany. If you want to be more miserable, check out the view from the mountain, the inside of the salt mine, and the inline skating on country roads in the forest. Yowee. Sweet views. Makes me miss those NC mountains, too, though they are older and more rounded, in general. Of course, I'd like it if dude would wear a helmet, but I am happy to have someone showing some skating as part of the highlights of visiting a region.</p> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="locality">Karlstein</span>, <span class="region">Bayern</span> <div class="country-name">Germany</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="50.041793">50° 2' 30.4548" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="9.031006">9° 1' 51.6216" E</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=%2C+%2C+Karlstein%2C+de" target="_blank">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://roadskater.net/inline-skating-bavaria-karlstein-bayern-deutschland-pete-yorn-precious-stone-keith-richard-open-g-guitar-tuning-dadgad-eagles" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/inline-skating-bavaria-karlstein-bayern-deutschland-pete-yorn-precious-stone-keith-richard-open-g-guitar-tuning-dadgad-eagles#comments Roadskater.net 2010 Bayern cable cars Germany (DEU) (Deutschland) hiking inline skating Karlstein DE outdoor vacation mountains Europe http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1258 50.041793 9.031006 Tue, 09 Nov 2010 20:46:38 +0000 roadskater 1258 at http://roadskater.net New York City Marathon Articles of Note for Logistics, Medical, Volunteer, Event Planning Purposes http://roadskater.net/new-york-city-marathon-articles-note-logistics-medical-volunteer-event-planning-purposes <p>I didn't watch the NYC marathon this year, and the coverage was delayed and compressed I believe anyway on NBC (though for those with Universal Sports I believe it was live over the air free digital television...in Atlanta, for example).</p> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Central Park</span> <span class="locality">New York</span>, <span class="region">New York</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="40.772027">40° 46' 19.2972" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-73.975153">73° 58' 30.5508" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=40.772027+-73.975153+%28%2C+New+York%2C+NY%2C+%2C+us%29" target="_blank">Google Maps</a>, <a href="http://maps.yahoo.com/maps_result?addr=&amp;csz=New+York%2C+NY&amp;country=us" target="_blank">Yahoo! Maps</a>, <a href="http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?searchtype=address&amp;country=US&amp;address=&amp;city=New+York&amp;state=NY&amp;zipcode=" target="_blank">MapQuest</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://roadskater.net/new-york-city-marathon-articles-note-logistics-medical-volunteer-event-planning-purposes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/new-york-city-marathon-articles-note-logistics-medical-volunteer-event-planning-purposes#comments InlineCafe.com 2010 Brooklyn NY Manhattan NY marathons New York (NY) New York City NY NYC Marathon open road outdoor Queens NY running Staten Island NY The Bronx NY http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1257 40.772027 -73.975153 Tue, 09 Nov 2010 20:00:49 +0000 roadskater 1257 at http://roadskater.net Carolina Century 2010 - Tomb's report http://roadskater.net/carolina-century-2010-tombs-report <p>Before I forget: Mark your calendars for next year.&nbsp; A2A 2011 (30 year anniversary) is October 9, 2011.&nbsp; Carolina Century 2011 is October 22, 2011 (always the fourth Saturday in October).<br /><br />Carolina Century web page:<br /><a href="http://bl2u.com/events/carolina-century-2010/index.htm" title="http://bl2u.com/events/carolina-century-2010/index.htm">http://bl2u.com/events/carolina-century-2010/index.htm</a></p><p><em>[The permalink that points to the latest Carolina Century info is:<br /></em><a href="http://carolinacentury.com">http://carolinacentury.com</a><br /><em>--roadskater]&nbsp;</em></p><p><a href="http://roadskater.net/carolina-century-2010-tombs-report" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/carolina-century-2010-tombs-report#comments 2010 Carolina Century Roadskater.net Carolina Century http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1256 Mon, 01 Nov 2010 20:46:42 +0000 Tomb 1256 at http://roadskater.net Celebrate Good Times Or Maybe Push to the Finish http://roadskater.net/celebrate-good-times-or-maybe-push-finish <p>Don't read the link too carefully before you click or...OK it is hopeless to see the video without knowing what happened. But you can see how it happened. This happened to me at a2a once. I ended up losing by 4 hours 20 minutes! <a href="http://colombiareports.com/colombia-news/sports/12652-colombian-skater-celebrates-too-soon-and-loses-it-all.html" title="http://colombiareports.com/colombia-news/sports/12652-colombian-skater-celebrates-too-soon-and-loses-it-all.html">http://colombiareports.com/colombia-news/sports/12652-colombian-skater-c...</a> Other interesting notes from the same event... <a href="http://usarollersports.org/news/2010/10/27/road-craziness-leads-to-medals/39245" title="http://usarollersports.org/news/2010/10/27/road-craziness-leads-to-medals/39245">http://usarollersports.org/news/2010/10/27/road-craziness-leads-to-medal...</a> "There is also a cliff that was just beyond a wall after one of the chicanes." Photos: </p> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">World Roller Speed Skating Championships</span> <span class="locality">Guarne</span>, <span class="region">Antioquia</span> <div class="country-name">Colombia</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="6.281003">6° 16' 51.6108" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-75.443115">75° 26' 35.214" W</abbr></span> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://roadskater.net/celebrate-good-times-or-maybe-push-finish" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/celebrate-good-times-or-maybe-push-finish#comments Roadskater.net 2010 Colombia (COL) Guarne COL outdoor roller speed skating USA Roller Sports (USARS) world championships http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1255 6.281003 -75.443115 Sat, 30 Oct 2010 07:08:21 +0000 roadskater 1255 at http://roadskater.net Roadskater.net 2010 Jersey for Trade or Sale...Now Traded http://roadskater.net/roadskater-net-2010-jersey-trade-or-sale-now-traded <p>Hi,</p> <p>I have one of the 2010 yellow sleeveless jerseys that I would like to trade. I am looking for a medium in any color or style to trade. It has never been worn--I tried it on and felt it was too snug so it was put in the drawer.</p><p><em>[Update 1 from tap135:]&nbsp;</em>I will also sell the jersey if you have no jersey to trade.</p><p><em>[Update 2 from tap135:]&nbsp;</em>Ok, the Jerseys has been traded.</p><p>thanks</p><p>Tom</p> http://roadskater.net/roadskater-net-2010-jersey-trade-or-sale-now-traded#comments http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1254 Thu, 28 Oct 2010 14:10:40 +0000 tap135 1254 at http://roadskater.net I'm fat but I can still skate 90.3 miles http://roadskater.net/im-fat-i-can-still-skate-90-3-miles <p>Well saturday morning came quickly. &nbsp;After tanglewood i kept telling myself, just loose 10lbs, that will make it a little easier. &nbsp;But with Bobbi being stressed from school and work, the junk food kept coming in and we kept eating out. &nbsp;I have no will power. &nbsp;So with less then 300 miles in over the summer, including tanglewood, I told myself I was going to finish the Carolina Century. &nbsp;I had all my stuff ready, checked my beat up old skates, they seemed to roll alright. &nbsp;Thanks to Blake, I at least had wheels that were half decent.</p><p><a href="http://roadskater.net/im-fat-i-can-still-skate-90-3-miles" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/im-fat-i-can-still-skate-90-3-miles#comments Roadskater.net http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1253 Tue, 26 Oct 2010 03:07:42 +0000 northinsouth 1253 at http://roadskater.net Ibuprofen and athletes - recent studies yield some surprising results http://roadskater.net/ibuprofen-and-athletes-recent-studies-yield-some-surprising-results <p>People that know me know that I don't think twice about popping some ibuprofen ("vitamin i") before, after, and during events. &nbsp;While ibuprofen is generally considered pretty safe, I was curious about any side effects from long-term use, or use during endurance events.</p><p><a href="http://roadskater.net/ibuprofen-and-athletes-recent-studies-yield-some-surprising-results" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/ibuprofen-and-athletes-recent-studies-yield-some-surprising-results#comments http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1252 Mon, 25 Oct 2010 02:54:20 +0000 skatey-mark 1252 at http://roadskater.net Athens to Atlanta 2010: TomB's A2A Report http://roadskater.net/athens-atlanta-2010-tombs-a2a-report <p><a href="http://tblooming.blogspot.com/2010/10/a2a-2010-and-2009-and-2008-since-i.html">http://tblooming.blogspot.com/2010/10/a2a-2010-and-2009-and-2008-since-i.html</a></p><p><a href="http://roadskater.net/athens-atlanta-2010-tombs-a2a-report" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/athens-atlanta-2010-tombs-a2a-report#comments Roadskater.net 2010 A2A Athens GA Athens to Atlanta (a2a) Atlanta GA Dacula GA http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1251 Mon, 11 Oct 2010 18:15:40 +0000 Tomb 1251 at http://roadskater.net Athens to Atlanta 2010 Roadskater’s Report: Always an Epic Struggle Before During and After A2A http://roadskater.net/athens-atlanta-2010-roadskater%E2%80%99s-report-always-epic-struggle-during-and-after-a2a <p><span lang="EN"><em> <p dir="ltr">We passed a church about 20 miles in, whose sign spoke brilliantly for the day and our group taking the epic journey: THE HARVEST IS RIPE. BUT THE NUMBERS ARE FEW. What joy in seeing our friends...if for sweet bright flashes only...what flickering sadness in those not there...with a breath cloud of sorrow for some we never quite had time to closely know, who can never be with us again, mixed with happiness to be so lucky to miss them.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p></em></span></p> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Locations</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Classic Center Theatre</span> <div class="street-address"> 300 N Thomas Street </div> <span class="locality">Athens</span>, <span class="region">Georgia</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="33.960100">33° 57' 36.36" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-83.372600">83° 22' 21.36" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=33.960100+-83.372600+%28300+N+Thomas+Street%2C+Athens%2C+GA%2C+%2C+us%29" target="_blank">Google Maps</a>, <a href="http://maps.yahoo.com/maps_result?addr=300+N+Thomas+Street&amp;csz=Athens%2C+GA&amp;country=us" target="_blank">Yahoo! Maps</a>, <a href="http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?searchtype=address&amp;country=US&amp;address=300+N+Thomas+Street&amp;city=Athens&amp;state=GA&amp;zipcode=" target="_blank">MapQuest</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Piedmont Park</span> <div class="street-address"> 14th Street at Piedmont Ave NE </div> <span class="locality">Atlanta</span>, <span class="region">Georgia</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="33.787859">33° 47' 16.2924" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-84.374764">84° 22' 29.1504" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=33.787859+-84.374764+%2814th+Street+at+Piedmont+Ave+NE%2C+Atlanta%2C+GA%2C+%2C+us%29" target="_blank">Google Maps</a>, <a href="http://maps.yahoo.com/maps_result?addr=14th+Street+at+Piedmont+Ave+NE&amp;csz=Atlanta%2C+GA&amp;country=us" target="_blank">Yahoo! Maps</a>, <a href="http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?searchtype=address&amp;country=US&amp;address=14th+Street+at+Piedmont+Ave+NE&amp;city=Atlanta&amp;state=GA&amp;zipcode=" target="_blank">MapQuest</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://roadskater.net/athens-atlanta-2010-roadskater%E2%80%99s-report-always-epic-struggle-during-and-after-a2a" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/athens-atlanta-2010-roadskater%E2%80%99s-report-always-epic-struggle-during-and-after-a2a#comments Roadskater.net 2010 A2A full distance Athens GA Athens to Atlanta (a2a) bling Dacula GA Garmin Forerunner 305 inline skating logistics muscle cramps open road outdoor http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1250 33.960100 -83.372600 33.787859 -84.374764 Fri, 08 Oct 2010 23:35:17 +0000 roadskater 1250 at http://roadskater.net A2A 2010. Shoulda Woulda Coulda! Eebee's Athens to Atlanta Roadskate Inline Skate Report http://roadskater.net/a2a-2010-shoulda-woulda-coulda-eebees-athens-atlanta-roadskate-inline-skate-report <p>&nbsp;</p> <p class="MsoNormal">For the majority of my past eleven A2As, I have set the goal of enjoying those bizarre 87 miles, to skate to the finish line happily and healthily, and never to be the paceline charity case. This year I fell far short of those ideals. </p> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Locations</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Classic Center, Athens, GA </span> <span class="locality">Athens</span>, <span class="region">Georgia</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="33.955802">33° 57' 20.8872" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-83.382366">83° 22' 56.5176" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=33.955802+-83.382366+%28%2C+Athens%2C+GA%2C+%2C+us%29" target="_blank">Google Maps</a>, <a href="http://maps.yahoo.com/maps_result?addr=&amp;csz=Athens%2C+GA&amp;country=us" target="_blank">Yahoo! Maps</a>, <a href="http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?searchtype=address&amp;country=US&amp;address=&amp;city=Athens&amp;state=GA&amp;zipcode=" target="_blank">MapQuest</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Piedmont Park, Atlanta, GA</span> <div class="street-address"> 12th Street </div> <span class="locality">Atlanta</span>, <span class="region">Georgia</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="33.784816">33° 47' 5.3376" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-84.386808">84° 23' 12.5088" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=33.784816+-84.386808+%2812th+Street%2C+Atlanta%2C+GA%2C+%2C+us%29" target="_blank">Google Maps</a>, <a href="http://maps.yahoo.com/maps_result?addr=12th+Street&amp;csz=Atlanta%2C+GA&amp;country=us" target="_blank">Yahoo! Maps</a>, <a href="http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?searchtype=address&amp;country=US&amp;address=12th+Street&amp;city=Atlanta&amp;state=GA&amp;zipcode=" target="_blank">MapQuest</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://roadskater.net/a2a-2010-shoulda-woulda-coulda-eebees-athens-atlanta-roadskate-inline-skate-report" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/a2a-2010-shoulda-woulda-coulda-eebees-athens-atlanta-roadskate-inline-skate-report#comments Roadskater.net 2010 A2A full distance 87 miles Athens GA Athens to Atlanta (a2a) Atlanta GA Dacula GA inline skating open road outdoor http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1249 33.955802 -83.382366 33.784816 -84.386808 Fri, 08 Oct 2010 05:04:07 +0000 eebee 1249 at http://roadskater.net A2A 52-mile 2010: Race with Friends Johnny Chen's Athens to Atlanta 2010 Report http://roadskater.net/a2a-52-mile-2010-race-friends-johnny-chens-athens-atlanta-2010-report <p>I planned to skip 2010 A2A to focus on Texas Time Trial.&nbsp; The cycling training went down the toilet because of work.&nbsp; I did the minimum preparation to skate A2A.&nbsp; It’d be another nice skate with friends.&nbsp; I would go hard for 38 miles then stroll to Atlanta like 2009.<br /><br />I checked the confirmed list and didn’t find the right group to skate with.&nbsp; I was unlikely to have the speed to hang with the chase group for 38 miles.&nbsp; I saw John Charbonneau and Monique on the 52-mile roster and decided to skate with them.<br /></p> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">a2a</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=%2C+%2C+%2C+%2C+us" target="_blank">Google Maps</a>, <a href="http://maps.yahoo.com/maps_result?addr=&amp;country=us" target="_blank">Yahoo! Maps</a>, <a href="http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?searchtype=address&amp;country=US&amp;address=&amp;city=&amp;state=&amp;zipcode=" target="_blank">MapQuest</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://roadskater.net/a2a-52-mile-2010-race-friends-johnny-chens-athens-atlanta-2010-report" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/a2a-52-mile-2010-race-friends-johnny-chens-athens-atlanta-2010-report#comments 2010 a2a http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1248 Thu, 07 Oct 2010 23:17:37 +0000 johnnyChen 1248 at http://roadskater.net Eleven Fluffy Reasons to Sort of Consider These Seven Dorky Sports: Inline Skating Beats Hula Hooping http://roadskater.net/eleven-fluffy-reasons-sort-consider-these-seven-dorky-sports-inline-skating-beats-hula-hooping <p>OK I made the 11 number up, and it is just to mock all the titles on health.com and so many websites, including this one sometimes, ha! </p> <p>Did I say <em>dorky</em>? Why yes, I did, but I only meant that this is how rowlurblayding (rollerblading for you search engines out there) is presented in the little media coverage we get (except maybe that for the Northshore Inline Marathon, which seems to get great, serious, fun stories each year).</p> <p>Here's a little fluff mentioned on&nbsp;the Pegasus Flyers inline skating (roadskating) list:</p><p><a href="http://roadskater.net/eleven-fluffy-reasons-sort-consider-these-seven-dorky-sports-inline-skating-beats-hula-hooping" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/eleven-fluffy-reasons-sort-consider-these-seven-dorky-sports-inline-skating-beats-hula-hooping#comments Roadskater.net calories exercise fat inline skating skating websites http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1247 Thu, 07 Oct 2010 19:49:23 +0000 roadskater 1247 at http://roadskater.net Free High School Science & Mathematics Texts to Download; Calculus Made Easy; Ubuntu Debian Linux for Old PCs; Free Courseware http://roadskater.net/free-high-school-science-mathematics-texts-download-calculus-made-easy-ubuntu-debian-linux-old-pcs-free-courseware <p>Just a quick note here on a project that deserves some skateylove for several reasons. I was poking around looking for a lightweight version of Ubuntu that might also have a live cd so I could try before installing. I looked around at various other flavors of Debian and Linux, I came across the Free High School Science Texts website at <a href="http://www.fhsst.org/">http://www.fhsst.org/</a></p><p><a href="http://roadskater.net/free-high-school-science-mathematics-texts-download-calculus-made-easy-ubuntu-debian-linux-old-pcs-free-courseware" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/free-high-school-science-mathematics-texts-download-calculus-made-easy-ubuntu-debian-linux-old-pcs-free-courseware#comments InlineCafe.com 2010 books collaborative community-based free mathematics off-topic open licence royalty-free science South Africa (ZAF) textbooks skateylove http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1246 Wed, 06 Oct 2010 07:09:56 +0000 roadskater 1246 at http://roadskater.net Athens to Atlanta 2010 Report: Skatey-Mark's A2A Inline Skate Event Journal http://roadskater.net/athens-atlanta-2010-report-skatey-marks-a2a-inline-skate-event-journal <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>This was an usual year for me, as I was more unsure than usual about how well I would do. &nbsp;I didn't feel like I had trained enough, or at least hadn't done enough of the right training. &nbsp;I was a little heavier than I would have liked. &nbsp;I had had a few dissatisfying skates over the summer where I had struggled to complete 60 miles.</p><p><a href="http://roadskater.net/athens-atlanta-2010-report-skatey-marks-a2a-inline-skate-event-journal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/athens-atlanta-2010-report-skatey-marks-a2a-inline-skate-event-journal#comments Roadskater.net http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1245 Mon, 04 Oct 2010 22:24:19 +0000 skatey-mark 1245 at http://roadskater.net Carolina Century 21, 31, 51, 64, 72, 82, 102-Mile Charity Bike Ride October 23, 2010 Roadskate Inline Skate http://roadskater.net/carolina-century-21-31-51-64-72-82-102-mile-charity-bike-ride-october-23-2010-roadskate-inline-skate <div class="event-nodeapi"> <div class="event-start dtstart" title="2010-10-23T11:30:00Z"><label>Start: </label> 2010.10.23 7:30 am </div> </div> <div class="event-nodeapi"> <div class="event-tz"><label>Timezone: </label>US/Eastern </div> </div> <div class="event-nodeapi"> <div class="event-start dtstart" title="2010-10-23T11:30:00Z"><label>Start: </label> 2010.10.23 7:30 am </div> </div> <div class="event-nodeapi"> <div class="event-tz"><label>Timezone: </label>US/Eastern </div> </div> <p style="text-align: center;">Registration is now open at <a href="http://CarolinaCentury.com">http://CarolinaCentury.com</a>.<br />10 HOURS of SUPPORT for YOUR CENTURY<br />3rd Annual ROADSKATER.NET CAROLINA CENTURY<br />Including new METRIC century 64mile/103K<br />21♦31♦51♦64♦72♦82♦102-mile MS Bike Ride/Roadskate Saturday ♦ October 23, 2010 ♦ Greensboro NC<br /><em>Roll up for a leisurely autumnal century with us...or crank it hard &amp; get home early. </em><br /><em>Please represent your sport with love! </em></p> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Carolina Century Start Gospel Baptist Church</span> <div class="street-address"> 5945 North Church Street </div> <span class="locality">Greensboro</span>, <span class="region">North Carolina</span> <span class="postal-code">27455-8258</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="36.224084">36° 13' 26.7024" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-79.789774">79° 47' 23.1864" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=36.224084+-79.789774+%285945+North+Church+Street%2C+Greensboro%2C+NC%2C+27455-8258%2C+us%29" target="_blank">Google Maps</a>, <a href="http://maps.yahoo.com/maps_result?addr=5945+North+Church+Street&amp;csz=Greensboro%2C+NC&amp;country=us" target="_blank">Yahoo! Maps</a>, <a href="http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?searchtype=address&amp;country=US&amp;address=5945+North+Church+Street&amp;city=Greensboro&amp;state=NC&amp;zipcode=27455-8258" target="_blank">MapQuest</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://roadskater.net/carolina-century-21-31-51-64-72-82-102-mile-charity-bike-ride-october-23-2010-roadskate-inline-skate" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/carolina-century-21-31-51-64-72-82-102-mile-charity-bike-ride-october-23-2010-roadskate-inline-skate#comments Roadskater.net 2010 charity Bakers Crossroads NC Belews Creek NC Bethany NC Carolina Century charity rides cycling Gold Hill NC Greensboro NC Kernersville NC Oak Ridge NC open road outdoor roadskating Sandy Cross NC skating skrides (skateable bike rides) Speedwell (Rockingham) NC Summerfield NC Walkertown NC http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1244 36.224084 -79.789774 Thu, 23 Sep 2010 05:21:05 +0000 roadskater 1244 at http://roadskater.net Riding the Carolina Century http://roadskater.net/riding-carolina-century <p>I have had the extraordinary good fortune of riding sections of the Carolina Century. Thanks to more friends than I can name, I broke personal records on both occassions.&nbsp; The first time, not only did I complete 37 miles, but I conquered (slowly) Trashmore Hill.&nbsp; The second go round - I made half a century with 51 miles. On this second ride, I saw the mountains of VA and did not stop on&nbsp;a single hill til the end. This for me is a great accomplishment.</p><p><a href="http://roadskater.net/riding-carolina-century" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/riding-carolina-century#comments Roadskater.net http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1243 Sun, 19 Sep 2010 23:34:34 +0000 jack rabbit 1243 at http://roadskater.net Inline Skating & Cycling Socks http://roadskater.net/inline-skating-cycling-socks <p>The subject of suitable skate socks crops up occasionally in skate discussion groups. Honestly, I've been trying to replenish my skate-sock supply now for over a year. Whenever I find the perfect pair, that very make and model disappears off the face of the Earth a year or so later when I have worn and washed the life out of the old ones. </p> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Performance Bicycle</span> <div class="street-address"> Battleground Ave </div> <span class="locality">Greensboro</span>, <span class="region">North Carolina</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <div class="tel"> <abbr class="type" title="voice">Phone:</abbr> <span class="value">336-790-5350</span> </div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="36.120654">36° 7' 14.3544" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-79.842913">79° 50' 34.4868" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=36.120654+-79.842913+%28Battleground+Ave%2C+Greensboro%2C+NC%2C+%2C+us%29" target="_blank">Google Maps</a>, <a href="http://maps.yahoo.com/maps_result?addr=Battleground+Ave&amp;csz=Greensboro%2C+NC&amp;country=us" target="_blank">Yahoo! Maps</a>, <a href="http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?searchtype=address&amp;country=US&amp;address=Battleground+Ave&amp;city=Greensboro&amp;state=NC&amp;zipcode=" target="_blank">MapQuest</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://roadskater.net/inline-skating-cycling-socks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/inline-skating-cycling-socks#comments Roadskater.net 2010 bicycling bicycling equipment Greensboro NC skate socks http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1242 36.120654 -79.842913 Sun, 19 Sep 2010 04:23:54 +0000 eebee 1242 at http://roadskater.net In the news: Inline skating not trendy but it hangs on as exercise http://roadskater.net/news-inline-skating-not-trendy-it-hangs-exercise <p><a href="http://news.google.com/news/url?sa=t&amp;fd=R&amp;usg=AFQjCNGOwPwQNmCE0ZCYGnwZ3nfC9LKG3w&amp;url=http://www.paducahsun.com/house-call/430021-inline-skating-hangs-on-as-exercise-hobbyists-roll-on">Inline skating hangs on as exercise; hobbyists roll on - Paducah Sun</a></p> <blockquote> <p>Didn’t in-line skating go out of circulation with the sitcom “Friends,” MC Hammer and Tupperware parties?</p> <p>Surely, this sport — a great way to burn 500 calories an hour — has succumbed to fickle trendiness.</p></blockquote> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Sacramento Monday Night Skate</span> <span class="locality">Sacramento</span>, <span class="region">California</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="38.579520">38° 34' 46.272" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-121.486816">121° 29' 12.5376" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=38.579520+-121.486816+%28%2C+Sacramento%2C+CA%2C+%2C+us%29" target="_blank">Google Maps</a>, <a href="http://maps.yahoo.com/maps_result?addr=&amp;csz=Sacramento%2C+CA&amp;country=us" target="_blank">Yahoo! Maps</a>, <a href="http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?searchtype=address&amp;country=US&amp;address=&amp;city=Sacramento&amp;state=CA&amp;zipcode=" target="_blank">MapQuest</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://roadskater.net/news-inline-skating-not-trendy-it-hangs-exercise" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/news-inline-skating-not-trendy-it-hangs-exercise#comments http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1241 38.579520 -121.486816 Thu, 16 Sep 2010 07:25:04 +0000 timv 1241 at http://roadskater.net Great Customer Service from Anelace, Inc: Crystal Blue Powers of 2 BCD (Binary) Clock Repair http://roadskater.net/great-customer-service-anelace-inc-crystal-blue-powers-2-bcd-binary-clock-repair <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Roadskater gave me a Powers of 2 Crystal Blue BCD (binary) Clock, sold by <a href="http://www.anelace.com/">Anelace, Inc.</a> I finally got around to plugging it in and setting the time. </p> <p>&nbsp;</p><div class="upload-image-images"><div class="item-list"><ul><li class="first"><a href="/great-customer-service-anelace-inc-crystal-blue-powers-2-bcd-binary-clock-repair-bcdcircuitboard-jpg"></a></li> <li><a href="/great-customer-service-anelace-inc-crystal-blue-powers-2-bcd-binary-clock-repair-bcdclock-jpg"></a></li> <li><a href="/great-customer-service-anelace-inc-crystal-blue-powers-2-bcd-binary-clock-repair-oneishclock-jpg"></a></li> <li class="last"><a href="/great-customer-service-anelace-inc-crystal-blue-powers-2-bcd-binary-clock-repair-gferclock-jpg"></a></li> </ul></div></div><p><a href="http://roadskater.net/great-customer-service-anelace-inc-crystal-blue-powers-2-bcd-binary-clock-repair" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/great-customer-service-anelace-inc-crystal-blue-powers-2-bcd-binary-clock-repair#comments Roadskater.net 2010 Anelace Crystal Blue Powers of 2 BCD (Binary) Clock customer service Inc repairs http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1236 Wed, 15 Sep 2010 02:55:26 +0000 eebee 1236 at http://roadskater.net Looking for replacement axles http://roadskater.net/looking-replacement-axles <p>Hi everyone, I've been looking for replacement axles for my old Ultimate Attitude frame, but seems like I couldn't find this brand from most of skate shops anymore. What happened to Ultimate... Did they go out of business or something? Does anyone know where I can get those axles? They don't have to be Ultimate brand, as long as they fit on my frame. Please advise. Thanks.</p> http://roadskater.net/looking-replacement-axles#comments sQAte.com Q&A axle frame axle replacement axle Ultimate Attitude http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1235 Sat, 28 Aug 2010 02:52:18 +0000 k24 1235 at http://roadskater.net Neat techie stuff in Race Engine Technology sample pdfs http://roadskater.net/neat-techie-stuff-race-engine-technology-sample-pdfs <p>Going way off-topic here but I think there are at least a couple of fellow motorheads out there in Roadskaterland, and perhaps some of this technology might find an application in other fields of interest...</p><p><a href="http://roadskater.net/neat-techie-stuff-race-engine-technology-sample-pdfs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/neat-techie-stuff-race-engine-technology-sample-pdfs#comments auto racing engineering engines metallurgy motorsports technology http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1234 Mon, 23 Aug 2010 20:18:40 +0000 timv 1234 at http://roadskater.net Slow and Steady http://roadskater.net/slow-and-steady <p>My username is a misnomer.&nbsp; Rabbit, hah, more like a turtle.&nbsp; But whether anyone believes it or not, I have come a long way in the past 4 months.&nbsp; And more importantly - I am having fun doing it and making lots of wonderful new friends.&nbsp; I was so excited today to discover that I actually have a class designation among cyclists. I kept searching for the ranks and how to determine A versus B versus C.&nbsp; And were there any other classes?</p><p><a href="http://roadskater.net/slow-and-steady" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/slow-and-steady#comments http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1233 Sat, 21 Aug 2010 03:02:55 +0000 jack rabbit 1233 at http://roadskater.net Skating the Full Silver Comet and Chief Ladiga Trail Again: 94 Miles of Hot Fun in Georgia and Alabama http://roadskater.net/skating-full-silver-comet-and-chief-ladiga-trail-again-94-miles-hot-fun-georgia-and-alabama <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-size: medium;"> </span></span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Driving down from North Carolina late at night, I asked eebee to post a note to the APRR (Atlanta Peachtree Road Rollers) list inviting people to join us for a long slow distance skate the next day, or perhaps the day after. We had earlier this year done our favorite 62-miler from Mile 0 near Nickajack Elementary School to mile 31 at Brushy Mountain Tunnel and back. </p> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Locations</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Silver Comet Trail Mile 0</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="33.841754">33° 50' 30.3144" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-84.517797">84° 31' 4.0692" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=33.841754+-84.517797+%28%2C+%2C+%2C+%2C+us%29" target="_blank">Google Maps</a>, <a href="http://maps.yahoo.com/maps_result?addr=&amp;country=us" target="_blank">Yahoo! Maps</a>, <a href="http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?searchtype=address&amp;country=US&amp;address=&amp;city=&amp;state=&amp;zipcode=" target="_blank">MapQuest</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Chief Ladiga Western Terminus</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="33.737626">33° 44' 15.4536" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-85.818189">85° 49' 5.4804" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=33.737626+-85.818189+%28%2C+%2C+%2C+%2C+us%29" target="_blank">Google Maps</a>, <a href="http://maps.yahoo.com/maps_result?addr=&amp;country=us" target="_blank">Yahoo! Maps</a>, <a href="http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?searchtype=address&amp;country=US&amp;address=&amp;city=&amp;state=&amp;zipcode=" target="_blank">MapQuest</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://roadskater.net/skating-full-silver-comet-and-chief-ladiga-trail-again-94-miles-hot-fun-georgia-and-alabama" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/skating-full-silver-comet-and-chief-ladiga-trail-again-94-miles-hot-fun-georgia-and-alabama#comments Roadskater.net 2010 greenways Anniston AL Cedartown GA Chief Ladiga Trail (AL) Dallas GA inline skating Jacksonville AL multiuse pathways outdoor Piedmont AL Rockmart GA Silver Comet Trail (GA) skating Smyrna GA Weaver AL rail trails http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1232 33.841754 -84.517797 33.737626 -85.818189 Wed, 11 Aug 2010 05:24:45 +0000 roadskater 1232 at http://roadskater.net Not-Quite-Atlanta to Not-Quite-Anniston: Another 94 miles on the Silver Comet and Chief Ladiga Trails http://roadskater.net/not-quite-atlanta-not-quite-anniston-another-94-miles-silver-comet-and-chief-ladiga-trails <p>Much like the night before the 2009 Carolina Century, I found myself sat bolt upright in bed at 3am on Sunday, worrying out loud about that day's inclement weather forecast, and our intention to skate 94 miles. Except this time I wasn't listening to the wind howl or acorns rattling on the roof, but wondering just how warranted the dangerous air quality forecast and excessive heat advisory were. <br /><br />"We're all going to end up in the hospital!". <br /></p> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Locations</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Smyrna, GA</span> <div class="street-address"> Mavell Road <span class="additional"> Smyrna </span> </div> <span class="locality">Smyrna</span>, <span class="region">Georgia</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="33.841303">33° 50' 28.6908" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-84.517779">84° 31' 4.0044" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=33.841303+-84.517779+%28Mavell+Road%2C+Smyrna%2C+GA%2C+%2C+us%29" target="_blank">Google Maps</a>, <a href="http://maps.yahoo.com/maps_result?addr=Mavell+Road&amp;csz=Smyrna%2C+GA&amp;country=us" target="_blank">Yahoo! Maps</a>, <a href="http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?searchtype=address&amp;country=US&amp;address=Mavell+Road&amp;city=Smyrna&amp;state=GA&amp;zipcode=" target="_blank">MapQuest</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Anniston</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="33.741454">33° 44' 29.2344" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-85.816698">85° 49' 0.1128" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=33.741454+-85.816698+%28%2C+%2C+%2C+%2C+us%29" target="_blank">Google Maps</a>, <a href="http://maps.yahoo.com/maps_result?addr=&amp;country=us" target="_blank">Yahoo! Maps</a>, <a href="http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?searchtype=address&amp;country=US&amp;address=&amp;city=&amp;state=&amp;zipcode=" target="_blank">MapQuest</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://roadskater.net/not-quite-atlanta-not-quite-anniston-another-94-miles-silver-comet-and-chief-ladiga-trails" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/not-quite-atlanta-not-quite-anniston-another-94-miles-silver-comet-and-chief-ladiga-trails#comments Roadskater.net 2010 Chief Ladiga Trail (AL) Silver Comet Trail (GA) http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1231 33.841303 -84.517779 33.741454 -85.816698 Tue, 10 Aug 2010 22:25:34 +0000 eebee 1231 at http://roadskater.net Inline Skating 300 Miles in 24 Hours for Three Charities: Please sponsor me! http://roadskater.net/inline-skating-300-miles-24-hours-three-charities-please-sponsor-me <p><em>[I posted&nbsp;this (with minor edits) for ShabbatSam who is making his way to Canada as I type. If you found it here and decided to donate, please let ShabbatSam know RSN sent you. No we don't get anything but skateylove out of it if you mention us...and that's plenty. Congratulations in advance, ShabbatSam, for your effort. We have at least one&nbsp;Roadskater.net skater, SkateyMark,&nbsp;who will be intensely interested in your progress. --Roadskater]</em></p> <p>My Dear Fellow APPR Skaters and A2A Lovers:</p> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Circuit Gilles Villeneuve </span> <div class="street-address"> 1 Circuit Gilles Villeneuve / <span class="additional"> http://circuitgillesvilleneuve.ca </span> </div> <span class="locality">Montreal</span>, <span class="region">Quebec</span> <span class="postal-code">H3C 1A9</span> <div class="country-name">Canada</div> <div class="tel"> <abbr class="type" title="voice">Phone:</abbr> <span class="value">(514) 872-4537</span> </div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="45.503640">45° 30' 13.104" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-73.529220">73° 31' 45.192" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.ca?q=1+Circuit+Gilles+Villeneuve+%2F+%2C+Montreal%2C+QC%2C+H3C+1A9%2C+ca" target="_blank">Google Maps</a>, <a href="http://ca.maps.yahoo.com/maps_result?addr=1+Circuit+Gilles+Villeneuve+%2F+&amp;csz=Montreal%2C+QC&amp;country=ca" target="_blank">Yahoo! Maps</a>, <a href="http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?searchtype=address&amp;country=CA&amp;address=1+Circuit+Gilles+Villeneuve+%2F+&amp;city=Montreal&amp;state=QC&amp;zipcode=H3C+1A9" target="_blank">MapQuest</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://roadskater.net/inline-skating-300-miles-24-hours-three-charities-please-sponsor-me" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/inline-skating-300-miles-24-hours-three-charities-please-sponsor-me#comments Roadskater.net 2010 24-Hour Circuit Gilles Villeneuve closed road inline skating Montreal 24-Hour Inline Race Montréal QC outdoor skating http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1230 45.503640 -73.529220 Fri, 06 Aug 2010 19:32:15 +0000 ShabbatSam 1230 at http://roadskater.net Quick note: How to Set Firefox Browser Tabs So New Tabs Open on the Far Right Once Again http://roadskater.net/quick-note-how-set-firefox-browser-tabs-so-new-tabs-open-far-right-once-again <p>Nothing to do with skating, but thought I'd pass this along:</p> <p>Since beginning to use Firefox 3.6, I've been bugged by the way that new browser tabs are opened. Starting with that version, when you use the "Open Link in New Tab" context menu option (or hold down the Ctrl key while clicking on a link) the new tab opens to the immediate right of the tab being viewed. In prior versions since the introduction of tabs, newly opened tabs went to the far right on the tab bar.</p><p><a href="http://roadskater.net/quick-note-how-set-firefox-browser-tabs-so-new-tabs-open-far-right-once-again" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/quick-note-how-set-firefox-browser-tabs-so-new-tabs-open-far-right-once-again#comments web browsers mozilla firefox 3 http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1229 Thu, 05 Aug 2010 12:35:49 +0000 timv 1229 at http://roadskater.net Thanks to Jeremy at Greensboro Country Park and the Awesome AgriMetal Blower http://roadskater.net/thanks-jeremy-greensboro-country-park-and-awesome-agrimetal-blower <p>I postponed some color madness and jersey decision and indecision for awhile in the hopes of some laps with pals at Country Park. On the way I realized that the party might be somewhat small in number, but that was OK, methought. </p> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Country Park</span> <div class="street-address"> Near Lawndale Dr and Orman Rd </div> <span class="locality">Greensboro</span>, <span class="region">North Carolina</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="36.127996">36° 7' 40.7856" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-79.836177">79° 50' 10.2372" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=36.127996+-79.836177+%28Near+Lawndale+Dr+and+Orman+Rd%2C+Greensboro%2C+NC%2C+%2C+us%29" target="_blank">Google Maps</a>, <a href="http://maps.yahoo.com/maps_result?addr=Near+Lawndale+Dr+and+Orman+Rd&amp;csz=Greensboro%2C+NC&amp;country=us" target="_blank">Yahoo! Maps</a>, <a href="http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?searchtype=address&amp;country=US&amp;address=Near+Lawndale+Dr+and+Orman+Rd&amp;city=Greensboro&amp;state=NC&amp;zipcode=" target="_blank">MapQuest</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-1226" style="width: 400px;"><a href="/thanks-jeremy-greensboro-country-park-and-awesome-agrimetal-blower"><img src="http://roadskater.net/system/files/images/jeremy1.preview.jpg" alt="Jeremy at Country Park Brings Out the Big Blower" title="Jeremy at Country Park Brings Out the Big Blower" class="image image-preview " width="400" height="469" /></a></div> <p><a href="http://roadskater.net/thanks-jeremy-greensboro-country-park-and-awesome-agrimetal-blower" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/thanks-jeremy-greensboro-country-park-and-awesome-agrimetal-blower#comments Roadskater.net 2010 Greensboro Country Park closed roads construction debris Greensboro NC not giving up rocks skating thanks http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1228 36.127996 -79.836177 Wed, 04 Aug 2010 08:11:05 +0000 roadskater 1228 at http://roadskater.net Tour to Tanglewood Training Bike Ride Inline Skate July 31 2010 Clemmons Bicycle NC http://roadskater.net/tour-tanglewood-training-bike-ride-inline-skate-july-31-2010-clemmons-bicycle-nc <div class="event-nodeapi"> <div class="event-start dtstart" title="2010-07-31T12:00:00Z"><label>Start: </label> 2010.07.31 8:00 am </div> </div> <div class="event-nodeapi"> <div class="event-tz"><label>Timezone: </label>US/Eastern </div> </div> <div class="event-nodeapi"> <div class="event-start dtstart" title="2010-07-31T12:00:00Z"><label>Start: </label> 2010.07.31 8:00 am </div> </div> <div class="event-nodeapi"> <div class="event-tz"><label>Timezone: </label>US/Eastern </div> </div> <p>Posted on the <a href="http://www.clemmonsbicycle.com/">Clemmons Bicycle website</a>:</p> <p> "Saturday 07/31/10: Tour To Tanglewood Training Ride (18, 27, 36, 50 Mile Routes)"</p> <p>And:</p> <p><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: 'lucida grande',tahoma,verdana,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 11px; color: #333333;">&nbsp;</span></p> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Clemmons Bicycle</span> <div class="street-address"> 2703 Lewisville-Clemmons Road </div> <span class="locality">Clemmons</span>, <span class="region">North Carolina</span> <span class="postal-code">27012</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="36.023616">36° 1' 25.0176" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-80.382051">80° 22' 55.3836" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=36.023616+-80.382051+%282703+Lewisville-Clemmons+Road%2C+Clemmons%2C+NC%2C+27012%2C+us%29" target="_blank">Google Maps</a>, <a href="http://maps.yahoo.com/maps_result?addr=2703+Lewisville-Clemmons+Road&amp;csz=Clemmons%2C+NC&amp;country=us" target="_blank">Yahoo! Maps</a>, <a href="http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?searchtype=address&amp;country=US&amp;address=2703+Lewisville-Clemmons+Road&amp;city=Clemmons&amp;state=NC&amp;zipcode=27012" target="_blank">MapQuest</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://roadskater.net/tour-tanglewood-training-bike-ride-inline-skate-july-31-2010-clemmons-bicycle-nc" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/tour-tanglewood-training-bike-ride-inline-skate-july-31-2010-clemmons-bicycle-nc#comments Roadskater.net 2010 Clemmons Bicycle Clemmons NC skrides (skateable bike rides) training rides http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1225 36.023616 -80.382051 Thu, 29 Jul 2010 16:20:01 +0000 eebee 1225 at http://roadskater.net Tour to Tanglewood Training Bike Ride Inline Skate July 24 2010 Cycle Therapy Lewisville NC http://roadskater.net/tour-tanglewood-training-bike-ride-inline-skate-july-24-2010-cycle-therapy-lewisville-nc <p>Roadskater and I skated about 34 miles at the Lewisville, NC Cycle Therapy Tour to Tanglewood training ride this weekend. I hadn't skated the majority of the roads on this route before, and was pleasantly surprised to find them relatively traffic-free. Even as we plodded back into town, there was only a minor amount of traffic, with no (audibly) angry drivers. </p> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Cycle Therapy, Lewisville, NC</span> <div class="street-address"> 1347 Lewisville Clemmons Road </div> <span class="locality">Lewisville</span>, <span class="region">North Carolina</span> <span class="postal-code">27023-9635</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="36.078310">36° 4' 41.916" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-80.388734">80° 23' 19.4424" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=36.078310+-80.388734+%281347+Lewisville+Clemmons+Road%2C+Lewisville%2C+NC%2C+27023-9635%2C+us%29" target="_blank">Google Maps</a>, <a href="http://maps.yahoo.com/maps_result?addr=1347+Lewisville+Clemmons+Road&amp;csz=Lewisville%2C+NC&amp;country=us" target="_blank">Yahoo! Maps</a>, <a href="http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?searchtype=address&amp;country=US&amp;address=1347+Lewisville+Clemmons+Road&amp;city=Lewisville&amp;state=NC&amp;zipcode=27023-9635" target="_blank">MapQuest</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://roadskater.net/tour-tanglewood-training-bike-ride-inline-skate-july-24-2010-cycle-therapy-lewisville-nc" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/tour-tanglewood-training-bike-ride-inline-skate-july-24-2010-cycle-therapy-lewisville-nc#comments Roadskater.net 2010 Lewisville NC skrides (skateable bike rides) Tour to Tanglewood (t2t ttt) training rides http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1224 36.078310 -80.388734 Mon, 26 Jul 2010 15:23:01 +0000 eebee 1224 at http://roadskater.net Tour to Tanglewood Training Bike Ride Inline Skate July 24 2010 Cycle Therapy Lewisville NC http://roadskater.net/tour-tanglewood-training-bike-ride-inline-skate-july-24-2010-cycle-therapy-lewisville-nc-0 <div class="event-nodeapi"> <div class="event-start dtstart" title="2010-07-24T12:00:00Z"><label>Start: </label> 2010.07.24 8:00 am </div> </div> <div class="event-nodeapi"> <div class="event-tz"><label>Timezone: </label>US/Eastern </div> </div> <div class="event-nodeapi"> <div class="event-start dtstart" title="2010-07-24T12:00:00Z"><label>Start: </label> 2010.07.24 8:00 am </div> </div> <div class="event-nodeapi"> <div class="event-tz"><label>Timezone: </label>US/Eastern </div> </div> There's a FREE training ride in Lewisville this weekend. It's free even if you don't sign up for the Tour to Tanglewood for MS. These training rides are usually as good or better than rides you have to pay to attend. Rollout is 8 a.m. and registration starts at 7 a.m. or so. They roll promptly and rarely have been known to even roll a couple of minutes early maybe, so it's good to be ready. I don't know the routes or distances, sorry. We'll likely do a route in the mid-30-mile range if there is one and if there is also a longer distance. Anyway that's what I know. * Ride Starts: 8am <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Cycle Therapy</span> <div class="street-address"> 1347 Lewisville-Clemmons Rd </div> <span class="locality">Lewisville</span>, <span class="region">North Carolina</span> <span class="postal-code">27023</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <div class="tel"> <abbr class="type" title="voice">Phone:</abbr> <span class="value">(336) 712-2862</span> </div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="36.078310">36° 4' 41.916" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-80.388734">80° 23' 19.4424" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=36.078310+-80.388734+%281347+Lewisville-Clemmons+Rd%2C+Lewisville%2C+NC%2C+27023%2C+us%29" target="_blank">Google Maps</a>, <a href="http://maps.yahoo.com/maps_result?addr=1347+Lewisville-Clemmons+Rd&amp;csz=Lewisville%2C+NC&amp;country=us" target="_blank">Yahoo! Maps</a>, <a href="http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?searchtype=address&amp;country=US&amp;address=1347+Lewisville-Clemmons+Rd&amp;city=Lewisville&amp;state=NC&amp;zipcode=27023" target="_blank">MapQuest</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://roadskater.net/tour-tanglewood-training-bike-ride-inline-skate-july-24-2010-cycle-therapy-lewisville-nc-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/tour-tanglewood-training-bike-ride-inline-skate-july-24-2010-cycle-therapy-lewisville-nc-0#comments Roadskater.net 2010 free free events Lewisville NC skrides (skateable bike rides) Tour to Tanglewood (t2t ttt) training rides http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1223 36.078310 -80.388734 Thu, 22 Jul 2010 03:53:59 +0000 roadskater 1223 at http://roadskater.net Feeling Satisfied -- Taking the Long View http://roadskater.net/feeling-satisfied-taking-long-view <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 10pt;"><span style="font-family: Calibri; color: #000000; font-size: small;">Raise your hand if you can name the road that is paved with good intentions. I’ve taken that to mean that in most cases, my actions are far more important than my intentions or my words. But when it comes to my diet, I’ve learned that “intentional eating” is the single most important part of my success.</span></p> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="locality">Cape Hatteras</span>, <span class="region">North Carolina</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="35.224622">35° 13' 28.6392" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-75.530151">75° 31' 48.5436" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=35.224622+-75.530151+%28%2C+Cape+Hatteras%2C+NC%2C+%2C+us%29" target="_blank">Google Maps</a>, <a href="http://maps.yahoo.com/maps_result?addr=&amp;csz=Cape+Hatteras%2C+NC&amp;country=us" target="_blank">Yahoo! Maps</a>, <a href="http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?searchtype=address&amp;country=US&amp;address=&amp;city=Cape+Hatteras&amp;state=NC&amp;zipcode=" target="_blank">MapQuest</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://roadskater.net/feeling-satisfied-taking-long-view" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/feeling-satisfied-taking-long-view#comments diet exercise weight loss http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1222 35.224622 -75.530151 Sun, 18 Jul 2010 20:55:47 +0000 RSNBiker 1222 at http://roadskater.net A July 4th Tradition? Inline Skating Georgia's Silver Comet Trail and Alabama's Chief Ladiga Trail http://roadskater.net/july-4th-tradition-inline-skating-georgias-silver-comet-trail-and-alabamas-chief-ladiga-trail <p><a href="http://tblooming.blogspot.com/2010/07/july-4th-tradition.html">http://tblooming.blogspot.com/2010/07/july-4th-tradition.html</a></p> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Locations</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="33.950198">33° 57' 0.7128" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-85.396096">85° 23' 45.9456" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=33.950198+-85.396096+%28%2C+%2C+%2C+%2C+us%29" target="_blank">Google Maps</a>, <a href="http://maps.yahoo.com/maps_result?addr=&amp;country=us" target="_blank">Yahoo! Maps</a>, <a href="http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?searchtype=address&amp;country=US&amp;address=&amp;city=&amp;state=&amp;zipcode=" target="_blank">MapQuest</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="33.823390">33° 49' 24.204" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-85.770655">85° 46' 14.358" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=33.823390+-85.770655+%28%2C+%2C+%2C+%2C+us%29" target="_blank">Google Maps</a>, <a href="http://maps.yahoo.com/maps_result?addr=&amp;country=us" target="_blank">Yahoo! Maps</a>, <a href="http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?searchtype=address&amp;country=US&amp;address=&amp;city=&amp;state=&amp;zipcode=" target="_blank">MapQuest</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://roadskater.net/july-4th-tradition-inline-skating-georgias-silver-comet-trail-and-alabamas-chief-ladiga-trail" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/july-4th-tradition-inline-skating-georgias-silver-comet-trail-and-alabamas-chief-ladiga-trail#comments Roadskater.net 2009 2010 Chief Ladiga Trail (AL) Silver Comet Trail (GA) http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1221 33.950198 -85.396096 33.823390 -85.770655 Fri, 16 Jul 2010 17:14:04 +0000 Tomb 1221 at http://roadskater.net Get Your 2010 Roadskater.net Inline Skating and Cycling Jersey or Grab a Classic Version Now http://roadskater.net/get-your-2010-roadskater-net-inline-skating-and-cycling-jersey-or-grab-classic-version-now <h2><strong>Join the 2010 Roadskater.net Road Skating and Cycling Jersey Freak-Out!</strong></h2><h3>OPEN YOUR HEART: ADOPT A ROADSKATER.NET JERSEY OF MYSTERY COLOR TODAY</h3><p><em><strong>UPDATE 2010.10.01:</strong> ORDERS ARE CLOSED (FOR NOW AT LEAST) FOR 2010</em> and so far nobody has used the limited return option. Two skaters snapped up the final remaining Sweet Tangerine no sleeve sleeveless jerseys as well. Thus, we are all sold out of all editions for now.</p><div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-1054" style="width: 400px;"><a href="/get-your-2010-roadskater-net-inline-skating-and-cycling-jersey-or-grab-classic-version-now"><img src="http://roadskater.net/system/files/images/roadskater-net-jerseys-front-2005-2006-2007-2008.preview.jpg" alt="The First Four Editions of the Roadskater.net Inline Skating &amp; Cycling Jersey with Supersweet Zipper &amp; Bright Colors from Nature" title="The First Four Editions of the Roadskater.net Inline Skating &amp; Cycling Jersey with Supersweet Zipper &amp; Bright Colors from Nature" class="image image-preview " width="400" height="492" /></a></div> <p><a href="http://roadskater.net/get-your-2010-roadskater-net-inline-skating-and-cycling-jersey-or-grab-classic-version-now" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/get-your-2010-roadskater-net-inline-skating-and-cycling-jersey-or-grab-classic-version-now#comments Roadskater.net 2010 cycling jerseys roadcycling Roadskater.net jerseys roadskating skating mystery color supersweet zipper http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1220 Thu, 15 Jul 2010 06:47:49 +0000 roadskater 1220 at http://roadskater.net Teeccino! Kicking the Caffeine Habit with Alternative Decaffeinated Herbal Coffee Substitute http://roadskater.net/teeccino-kicking-caffeine-habit-alternative-decaffeinated-herbal-coffee-substitute <p>My journey through 28 days of caffeine rehab has led me to discover <a href="http://teeccino.com/">Teeccino</a> as a viable coffee substitute. I aim to be completely caffeine-free/withdrawal symptom-free in about eight days' time.</p><p><a href="http://roadskater.net/teeccino-kicking-caffeine-habit-alternative-decaffeinated-herbal-coffee-substitute" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/teeccino-kicking-caffeine-habit-alternative-decaffeinated-herbal-coffee-substitute#comments Roadskater.net 2010 Americano beverages Café Bustelo coffee coffee alternative decaffeinated herbal coffee Starbucks Coffee Tetley British Blend http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1219 Wed, 07 Jul 2010 22:09:35 +0000 eebee 1219 at http://roadskater.net Report from 2010 MSFits MS Charity Event June 19th 2010 http://roadskater.net/report-2010-msfits-ms-charity-event-june-19th-2010 <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="color: #000000;"><span style="font-family: Times New Roman;">Team MSFits is a Research Triangle Park, NC cycling group that has grown to such a size that they now put on their own events to benefit MS, about 6 times a year.</span></span></span></p><p><a href="http://roadskater.net/report-2010-msfits-ms-charity-event-june-19th-2010" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/report-2010-msfits-ms-charity-event-june-19th-2010#comments Roadskater.net Biogen Idec charity ride Hendrick Durham Auto Mall multiple sclerosis Team MSFits MS http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1218 Tue, 29 Jun 2010 21:58:16 +0000 MikeB 1218 at http://roadskater.net Yoga Moon Rising on Day 88 http://roadskater.net/yoga-moon-rising-day-88 <p>It's Day 88 of my brain/body makeover journey, and I am enjoying a relatively quiet morning after several days of action-packed family adventure on Hatteras Island. </p> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="locality">Cape Hatteras</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="35.224622">35° 13' 28.6392" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-75.530151">75° 31' 48.5436" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=35.224622+-75.530151+%28%2C+Cape+Hatteras%2C+%2C+%2C+us%29" target="_blank">Google Maps</a>, <a href="http://maps.yahoo.com/maps_result?addr=&amp;csz=Cape+Hatteras&amp;country=us" target="_blank">Yahoo! Maps</a>, <a href="http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?searchtype=address&amp;country=US&amp;address=&amp;city=Cape+Hatteras&amp;state=&amp;zipcode=" target="_blank">MapQuest</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://roadskater.net/yoga-moon-rising-day-88" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/yoga-moon-rising-day-88#comments http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1217 35.224622 -75.530151 Fri, 18 Jun 2010 15:42:52 +0000 RSNBiker 1217 at http://roadskater.net Challenge of the Centuries 2010 Charity Bike Ride Skate Report http://roadskater.net/challenge-centuries-2010-charity-bike-ride-skate-report <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Sooo, I was the lonely only skater at the Challenge of the Centuries. &nbsp;And that was fine because it left all the comments of “what you are doing is amazing” all for myself. &nbsp;Ha! &nbsp;No, the bikers where great there, and even the traffic was very considerate. &nbsp;I had a good time talking to people, and felt very welcome. &nbsp;I almost brought my camera on the road with me, and now regret I didn’t. &nbsp;So many cool things. &nbsp;And so many lessons learned.</p> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="locality">Hartwell</span>, <span class="region">Georgia</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="34.352883">34° 21' 10.3788" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-82.932087">82° 55' 55.5132" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=34.352883+-82.932087+%28%2C+Hartwell%2C+GA%2C+%2C+us%29" target="_blank">Google Maps</a>, <a href="http://maps.yahoo.com/maps_result?addr=&amp;csz=Hartwell%2C+GA&amp;country=us" target="_blank">Yahoo! Maps</a>, <a href="http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?searchtype=address&amp;country=US&amp;address=&amp;city=Hartwell&amp;state=GA&amp;zipcode=" target="_blank">MapQuest</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://roadskater.net/challenge-centuries-2010-charity-bike-ride-skate-report" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/challenge-centuries-2010-charity-bike-ride-skate-report#comments Roadskater.net 2010 bike rides charity rides Hartwell Challenge of the Centuries Hartwell GA inline skating roadskating speedskating http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1216 34.352883 -82.932087 Tue, 01 Jun 2010 03:01:31 +0000 JonathanS 1216 at http://roadskater.net Sparky's Tater Ride Greensboro NC Triad Free Weekly No-Drop Bike Rides Skates for Beginners, Restarters & Leisure Cyclists http://roadskater.net/sparkys-tater-ride-greensboro-nc-triad-free-weekly-no-drop-bike-rides-skates-beginners-restarters-leisure-cyclists <p>Are you sitting on the couch wondering how to get started? Would you maybe get out there if you could get out there with people like you instead of people who were like you a few years ago and now are all obsessed with speed on bikes or skates and have mostly forgotten the idea of leisure or beginner or restarter rides and skates? Well, Greensboro is lucky to have a guy who's doing what I would do if I were a cyclist or could get them to come out and ride with the skaters:&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Sparky's not getting faster at these rides, and that's the point.</strong></p> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Locations</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Sparky&#039;s Tater Ride Tuesday &amp; Thursday Bur-Mil Club Barn </span> <div class="street-address"> 5834 Bur-Mill Club Road </div> <span class="locality">Greensboro</span>, <span class="region">North Carolina</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="36.169204">36° 10' 9.1344" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-79.867274">79° 52' 2.1864" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=36.169204+-79.867274+%285834+Bur-Mill+Club+Road%2C+Greensboro%2C+NC%2C+%2C+us%29" target="_blank">Google Maps</a>, <a href="http://maps.yahoo.com/maps_result?addr=5834+Bur-Mill+Club+Road&amp;csz=Greensboro%2C+NC&amp;country=us" target="_blank">Yahoo! Maps</a>, <a href="http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?searchtype=address&amp;country=US&amp;address=5834+Bur-Mill+Club+Road&amp;city=Greensboro&amp;state=NC&amp;zipcode=" target="_blank">MapQuest</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Sparky&#039;s Tater Ride Sunday Panera Bread New Garden </span> <div class="street-address"> 604 Highwoods Boulevard </div> <span class="locality">Greensboro</span>, <span class="region">North Carolina</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="36.112578">36° 6' 45.2808" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-79.879137">79° 52' 44.8932" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=36.112578+-79.879137+%28604+Highwoods+Boulevard%2C+Greensboro%2C+NC%2C+%2C+us%29" target="_blank">Google Maps</a>, <a href="http://maps.yahoo.com/maps_result?addr=604+Highwoods+Boulevard&amp;csz=Greensboro%2C+NC&amp;country=us" target="_blank">Yahoo! Maps</a>, <a href="http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?searchtype=address&amp;country=US&amp;address=604+Highwoods+Boulevard&amp;city=Greensboro&amp;state=NC&amp;zipcode=" target="_blank">MapQuest</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://roadskater.net/sparkys-tater-ride-greensboro-nc-triad-free-weekly-no-drop-bike-rides-skates-beginners-restarters-leisure-cyclists" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/sparkys-tater-ride-greensboro-nc-triad-free-weekly-no-drop-bike-rides-skates-beginners-restarters-leisure-cyclists#comments Roadcyclist.net free rides North Carolina (NC) bike rides cycling Greensboro NC skrides (skateable bike rides) Sparky Tater Rides http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1215 36.169204 -79.867274 36.112578 -79.879137 Sun, 30 May 2010 02:09:43 +0000 roadskater 1215 at http://roadskater.net Confession is Good for the Soul http://roadskater.net/confession-good-soul <p>Every good Catholic knows that confession is good for the soul. Before I take any more credit for the succes in my weight-loss journey, I must stop and share a secret. I've been working with a personal trainer since Day No. 1 of this journey. The first day, which ended with my talking myself out of working out by about 2 p.m., included a phone call to my local gym and setting an appointment to work out with a personal trainer. </p> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="locality">Greensboro</span>, <span class="region">North Carolina</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="36.072635">36° 4' 21.486" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-79.791975">79° 47' 31.11" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=36.072635+-79.791975+%28%2C+Greensboro%2C+NC%2C+%2C+us%29" target="_blank">Google Maps</a>, <a href="http://maps.yahoo.com/maps_result?addr=&amp;csz=Greensboro%2C+NC&amp;country=us" target="_blank">Yahoo! Maps</a>, <a href="http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?searchtype=address&amp;country=US&amp;address=&amp;city=Greensboro&amp;state=NC&amp;zipcode=" target="_blank">MapQuest</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://roadskater.net/confession-good-soul" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/confession-good-soul#comments Catholicism confession gyms high cost of obesity back pain The Biggest Loser trainer personal trainer http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1214 36.072635 -79.791975 Wed, 26 May 2010 02:03:11 +0000 RSNBiker 1214 at http://roadskater.net Brett Michaels and Butter Fat: Day 73 http://roadskater.net/brett-michaels-and-butter-fat-day-73 <p>I confess. I love Brett Michaels. It's Day 73 of my Brain/Body Makeover, and I'm in the middle of Part I of the Celebrity Apprentice Season Finale. I'm working through a backlog or recorded shows. I can only manage about an hour a day of TV now that I'm active and feeling healthy. </p><p><a href="http://roadskater.net/brett-michaels-and-butter-fat-day-73" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/brett-michaels-and-butter-fat-day-73#comments Roadskater.net Brett Michaels butter celebrity advice funny North Carolina (NC) diet Greensboro NC weight loss Joan Rivers saturated fat http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1213 Tue, 25 May 2010 20:15:18 +0000 RSNBiker 1213 at http://roadskater.net Tater Rides Again: Country Park and the Scotland Neck Country Roads Bike Tour http://roadskater.net/tater-rides-again-country-park-and-scotland-neck-country-roads-bike-tour <p>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.</p> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Country Roads Bike Tour</span> <span class="locality">Scotland Neck</span>, <span class="region">North Carolina</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="36.129600">36° 7' 46.56" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-77.420248">77° 25' 12.8928" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=36.129600+-77.420248+%28%2C+Scotland+Neck%2C+NC%2C+%2C+us%29" target="_blank">Google Maps</a>, <a href="http://maps.yahoo.com/maps_result?addr=&amp;csz=Scotland+Neck%2C+NC&amp;country=us" target="_blank">Yahoo! Maps</a>, <a href="http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?searchtype=address&amp;country=US&amp;address=&amp;city=Scotland+Neck&amp;state=NC&amp;zipcode=" target="_blank">MapQuest</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://roadskater.net/tater-rides-again-country-park-and-scotland-neck-country-roads-bike-tour" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/tater-rides-again-country-park-and-scotland-neck-country-roads-bike-tour#comments Roadskater.net 2010 United States of America (USA) Country Roads Bike Tour fund-raisers Greensboro Country Park North Carolina (NC) cycling exercise Greensboro NC Scotland Neck NC weight loss http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1211 36.129600 -77.420248 Sun, 23 May 2010 18:23:22 +0000 RSNBiker 1211 at http://roadskater.net Lower BMI Makes for a Great Night's Sleep: Slimmer Body Mass Index Helps Insomnia, Snoring http://roadskater.net/lower-bmi-makes-great-nights-sleep-slimmer-body-mass-index-helps-insomnia-snoring <p>It's Day 71 of the Brain/Body Makeover and I've become one of those very annoying morning people. I've been in Bellefonte, PA, since Thursday evening, visiting my oldest and dearest childhood friend and her family. Their experience of me pre-Brain/Body Makeover was one of tip-toeing around in the mornings so as not to wake "Aunt M" from a deep and often loud (my brother says I snore like a farm animal) sleep. This morning, I was up before my alarm -- it was set for 7:15. I had my tea kettle on by 7 a.m. and danced around in the kitchen while I waited for my water to boil.</p> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="locality">Bellefonte, PA</span>, <span class="region">Pennsylvania</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="40.913394">40° 54' 48.2184" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-77.778335">77° 46' 42.006" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=40.913394+-77.778335+%28%2C+Bellefonte%2C+PA%2C+PA%2C+%2C+us%29" target="_blank">Google Maps</a>, <a href="http://maps.yahoo.com/maps_result?addr=&amp;csz=Bellefonte%2C+PA%2C+PA&amp;country=us" target="_blank">Yahoo! 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Hitting my first major milestone seemed liked the perfect time to kickoff my blog on roadskater.net. </p><p><a href="http://roadskater.net/body-mass-index-bmi-out-danger-zone-cycling-brain-body-makeover" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/body-mass-index-bmi-out-danger-zone-cycling-brain-body-makeover#comments Roadskater.net BMI brain-body makeover North Carolina (NC) cycling diet Greensboro NC weight loss http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1209 Fri, 21 May 2010 00:30:57 +0000 RSNBiker 1209 at http://roadskater.net Zenni Optical is a good source for prescription sunglasses http://roadskater.net/zenni-optical-good-source-prescription-sunglasses <p>Frustrated with the very high cost of prescription sunglasses I opted to check out <a href="http://www.zennioptical.com">www.zennioptical.com</a> and found some really good deals, especially on performance shades.&nbsp; My dilemma is fuzzy sight at distances over six feet.&nbsp; Close up reading distance is fine.&nbsp; Is that far-sighted or near-sighted?&nbsp; I don't know,,,,can never keep it straight.&nbsp; I just know that further = fuzzy.</p><p><a href="http://roadskater.net/zenni-optical-good-source-prescription-sunglasses" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/zenni-optical-good-source-prescription-sunglasses#comments Roadskater.net far sighted zenni zenni optical near sighted prescription glasses sunglasses http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1208 Wed, 19 May 2010 11:30:06 +0000 MikeB 1208 at http://roadskater.net Brief Tour de Lions 2010 Report http://roadskater.net/brief-tour-de-lions-2010-report This year's Tour de Lions was a hot 'n' bumpy one! Roadskater and I opted for the '40' mile option, which turned out to be 44 miles by my Garmin Forerunner 305. I thought those few rounds at Country Park were sufficient preparation for the Tour de Lions hills, but just like clockwork this May the Tour de Lions reminded me how far I have to go to be ready for A2A in October. <p><a href="http://roadskater.net/brief-tour-de-lions-2010-report" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/brief-tour-de-lions-2010-report#comments Roadskater.net 2010 bicycle ride Grays Chapel NC Tour de Lions roadskate http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1207 Tue, 18 May 2010 22:44:50 +0000 eebee 1207 at http://roadskater.net Roadskater.Net Light as We Upgrade and Reconfigure http://roadskater.net/roadskater-net-light-we-upgrade-and-reconfigure <p>Well life was too good so I complicated it by working on doing major upgrades to the Roadskater.net (rsn1.net and rsn2.com). Here are a few things of note:</p><p><a href="http://roadskater.net/roadskater-net-light-we-upgrade-and-reconfigure" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/roadskater-net-light-we-upgrade-and-reconfigure#comments Roadskater.net 2010 updates upgrades reconfiguration Roadskater.net website http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1206 Thu, 13 May 2010 14:04:23 +0000 roadskater 1206 at http://roadskater.net Inline Skating 62 miles on the Silver Comet Trail: Rollerblading 100K (Metric Century) on Rail Trail to Brushy Mountain Tunnel http://roadskater.net/inline-skating-62-miles-silver-comet-trail-rollerblading-100k-metric-century-rail-trail-brushy-mountain-tunnel <p>After some celebrations earlier in the week and some skating (including one day that was slow and not such great fun due to some exhaustion and burnout), we decided to get some rest and plan a long day out on the Silver Comet Trail outside Atlanta, near Smyrna, GA. We put out the word late as usual, and got regrets from TomB and JonK but had our plan and perhaps some company.</p> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Locations</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Silver Comet Trail Mile 0 at Mavell Road</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="33.841847">33° 50' 30.6492" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-84.517801">84° 31' 4.0836" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=33.841847+-84.517801+%28%2C+%2C+%2C+%2C+us%29" target="_blank">Google Maps</a>, <a href="http://maps.yahoo.com/maps_result?addr=&amp;country=us" target="_blank">Yahoo! Maps</a>, <a href="http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?searchtype=address&amp;country=US&amp;address=&amp;city=&amp;state=&amp;zipcode=" target="_blank">MapQuest</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Silver Comet Trail Mile 31 at Brushy Mountain Tunnel</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="33.973156">33° 58' 23.3616" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-84.963308">84° 57' 47.9088" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=33.973156+-84.963308+%28%2C+%2C+%2C+%2C+us%29" target="_blank">Google Maps</a>, <a href="http://maps.yahoo.com/maps_result?addr=&amp;country=us" target="_blank">Yahoo! Maps</a>, <a href="http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?searchtype=address&amp;country=US&amp;address=&amp;city=&amp;state=&amp;zipcode=" target="_blank">MapQuest</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="upload-image-images"><div class="item-list"><ul><li class="first last"><a href="/inline-skating-62-miles-silver-comet-trail-rollerblading-100k-metric-century-rail-trail-brushy-mountain-tunnel-0"></a></li> </ul></div></div><p><a href="http://roadskater.net/inline-skating-62-miles-silver-comet-trail-rollerblading-100k-metric-century-rail-trail-brushy-mountain-tunnel" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/inline-skating-62-miles-silver-comet-trail-rollerblading-100k-metric-century-rail-trail-brushy-mountain-tunnel#comments Roadskater.net 2010 Brushy Mountain Tunnel GA Dallas GA Hiram GA inline skating outdoor Powder Springs GA Silver Comet Trail (GA) skating Smyrna GA trails rail trails http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1202 33.841847 -84.517801 33.973156 -84.963308 Tue, 11 May 2010 04:17:02 +0000 roadskater 1202 at http://roadskater.net Inline Skate Stops Slides and Other Rollerblading Skills and Tricks Like Braking, Parallel Stop, Powerslide, Slalom and J Slide http://roadskater.net/inline-skate-stops-slides-and-other-rollerblading-skills-and-tricks-braking-parallel-stop-powerslide-slalom-and-j-slide <p>OK it&#39;s raining and my muscles are fine with another day off so I was checking out some ways of stopping on skates. Lots of these are not so much for speed skaters with grippy wheels and grippy asphalt, but for freestylers or hockeyites on smoother surfaces. Having said that, there are certainly those who can do these moves in speed skates.&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Nice parallel slide stop video...</p><p><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xTiW14M4obc" title="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xTiW14M4obc">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xTiW14M4obc</a></p><p><a href="http://roadskater.net/inline-skate-stops-slides-and-other-rollerblading-skills-and-tricks-braking-parallel-stop-powerslide-slalom-and-j-slide" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/inline-skate-stops-slides-and-other-rollerblading-skills-and-tricks-braking-parallel-stop-powerslide-slalom-and-j-slide#comments Roadskater.net freestyle inline skating outdoor skating tricks J Slide parallel stop sliding stopping http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1201 Mon, 10 May 2010 21:16:59 +0000 roadskater 1201 at http://roadskater.net RSN Update and Upgrade: Why Me, WYMeditor, CKEditor, FCKeditor, Disable Rich Text Crash, Autosave and More http://roadskater.net/rsn-update-and-upgrade-why-me-wymeditor-ckeditor-fckeditor-disable-rich-text-crash-autosave-and-more <p><strong>If you&#39;ve lost text</strong> you were writing in create/blog or create/events, especially when you clicked &quot;Disable Rich Text&quot; or &quot;Enable Rich Text,&quot; <strong>my apologies!</strong>&nbsp;I&#39;ve switched built-in editor code for the text areas from WYMeditor to CKEditor, so it will have a different look.&nbsp;<span class="Apple-style-span" style="line-height: normal; "><strong>Thanks to eebee and timv</strong>&nbsp;for signaling their loss of work as nicely as possible.</span></p><p><a href="http://roadskater.net/rsn-update-and-upgrade-why-me-wymeditor-ckeditor-fckeditor-disable-rich-text-crash-autosave-and-more" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/rsn-update-and-upgrade-why-me-wymeditor-ckeditor-fckeditor-disable-rich-text-crash-autosave-and-more#comments InlineCafe.com 2010 anger CKEditor FCKeditor frustration inlinecafe.com TinyMCE updates upgrades WYMeditor Roadskater.net website http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1200 Fri, 07 May 2010 16:47:02 +0000 roadskater 1200 at http://roadskater.net 2010 Giro d'Italia starts Saturday http://roadskater.net/2010-giro-ditalia-starts-saturday <p>The 2010 Giro d'Italia begins this Saturday with an 8.4 km time trial in Amsterdam. The first grand tour of the season begins with three stages in the Netherlands before returning to Italy for the balance of the event. </p><p>While not as ceremony-heavy as last year's centennial Giro, the 2010 event could still be very interesting. There's no heavy favorite to wear the maglia rosa, and the tour returns this year to the steep climbs and spectacular views of the Dolomites.</p><p><a href="http://roadskater.net/2010-giro-ditalia-starts-saturday" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/2010-giro-ditalia-starts-saturday#comments Roadcyclist.net 2010 cycling Giro d'Italia Italy (ITA) Netherlands (NLD) pro cycling tours http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1199 Thu, 06 May 2010 17:21:28 +0000 timv 1199 at http://roadskater.net Athens-to-Atlanta Roadskate A2A 2010 Inline Road Skate Rollerblading Ultra Marathon http://roadskater.net/athens-atlanta-roadskate-a2a-2010-inline-road-skate-rollerblading-ultra-marathon <div class="event-nodeapi"> <div class="event-start dtstart" title="2010-10-03T11:30:00Z"><label>Start: </label> 2010.10.03 7:30 am </div> </div> <div class="event-nodeapi"> <div class="event-tz"><label>Timezone: </label>US/Eastern </div> </div> <div class="event-nodeapi"> <div class="event-start dtstart" title="2010-10-03T11:30:00Z"><label>Start: </label> 2010.10.03 7:30 am </div> </div> <div class="event-nodeapi"> <div class="event-tz"><label>Timezone: </label>US/Eastern </div> </div> <p>Sign up until 11.59 PST today (tax day special, April 15th 2010) at Active.com, or print out a mail-in form to do A2A for *$50* (all distances: 38, 52, 87).</p><p><strong>UPDATE 4/16/2010 - Active.com registration is still open through today, April 16th, because there were reports of technical problems. So you can still sign up through active for $50 today. But then that's it. </strong></p> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="33.959614">33° 57' 34.6104" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-83.373079">83° 22' 23.0844" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=33.959614+-83.373079+%28%2C+%2C+%2C+%2C+us%29" target="_blank">Google Maps</a>, <a href="http://maps.yahoo.com/maps_result?addr=&amp;country=us" target="_blank">Yahoo! Maps</a>, <a href="http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?searchtype=address&amp;country=US&amp;address=&amp;city=&amp;state=&amp;zipcode=" target="_blank">MapQuest</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://roadskater.net/athens-atlanta-roadskate-a2a-2010-inline-road-skate-rollerblading-ultra-marathon" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/athens-atlanta-roadskate-a2a-2010-inline-road-skate-rollerblading-ultra-marathon#comments Roadskater.net 2010 Athens GA Athens to Atlanta (a2a) Atlanta GA Barrow County GA DeKalb County GA Fulton County GA Gwinnett County GA inline skating open road outdoor roadskating skating roadskates http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1198 33.959614 -83.373079 Thu, 15 Apr 2010 19:59:39 +0000 eebee 1198 at http://roadskater.net Gooch Memorial Bike Ride Inline Skate J & L Bicycle Burlington NC April 16 2010 http://roadskater.net/gooch-memorial-bike-ride-inline-skate-j-l-bicycle-burlington-nc-april-16-2010 <div class="event-nodeapi"> <div class="event-start dtstart" title="2010-04-16T21:30:00Z"><label>Start: </label> 2010.04.16 5:30 pm </div> </div> <div class="event-nodeapi"> <div class="event-tz"><label>Timezone: </label>US/Eastern </div> </div> <div class="event-nodeapi"> <div class="event-start dtstart" title="2010-04-16T21:30:00Z"><label>Start: </label> 2010.04.16 5:30 pm </div> </div> <div class="event-nodeapi"> <div class="event-tz"><label>Timezone: </label>US/Eastern </div> </div> <p><div style="text-align: center; "><strong>Gooch Memorial Ride</strong></div><div style="text-align: center; "><strong>Friday April 16th, 2010</strong></div><div style="text-align: center; "><strong>Registration 5:30pm&#160;&#160; Ride Start 6:00pm</strong></div></p><p>I'll let the link explain:</p><p><a href="http://jlbicycle.com/" title="http://jlbicycle.com/">http://jlbicycle.com/</a></p> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">J &amp; L Bicycle</span> <div class="street-address"> 216 East Front Street </div> <span class="locality">Burlington</span>, <span class="region">North Carolina</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="36.092997">36° 5' 34.7892" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-79.435809">79° 26' 8.9124" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=36.092997+-79.435809+%28216+East+Front+Street%2C+Burlington%2C+NC%2C+%2C+us%29" target="_blank">Google Maps</a>, <a href="http://maps.yahoo.com/maps_result?addr=216+East+Front+Street&amp;csz=Burlington%2C+NC&amp;country=us" target="_blank">Yahoo! Maps</a>, <a href="http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?searchtype=address&amp;country=US&amp;address=216+East+Front+Street&amp;city=Burlington&amp;state=NC&amp;zipcode=" target="_blank">MapQuest</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://roadskater.net/gooch-memorial-bike-ride-inline-skate-j-l-bicycle-burlington-nc-april-16-2010" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/gooch-memorial-bike-ride-inline-skate-j-l-bicycle-burlington-nc-april-16-2010#comments Roadskater.net 2010 United States of America (USA) bicycling North Carolina (NC) bike rides Burlington NC inline skating roadskating skrides (skateable bike rides) http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1197 36.092997 -79.435809 Wed, 14 Apr 2010 03:53:41 +0000 Jack 1197 at http://roadskater.net Workout Challenge 'cause I am tired of being fat!! Inline Skate, Run, Swim, Ride Your Bike (Bicycle), Walk, Get Moving http://roadskater.net/workout-challenge-cause-i-am-tired-being-fat-inline-skate-run-swim-ride-your-bike-bicycle-walk-get-moving <p>Kind of been out of the loop for a while, but am determined to get back into it. &nbsp;I have been procrastinating getting started me training for a triathlon that my wonderful wife signed me up for in June. &nbsp;I have known about this since my birthday in November, but have come up with every excuse in the book to not train. &nbsp;Something to watch on tv, too cold, too hot, blah blah blah...we have all heard it. &nbsp;Well &nbsp;the end comes today for me. &nbsp;No more excuses! &nbsp;This is where the challenge comes in. &nbsp;Post here what you did for the day as far as exercise.</p> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="36.152014">36° 9' 7.2504" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-79.791126">79° 47' 28.0536" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=36.152014+-79.791126+%28%2C+%2C+%2C+%2C+us%29" target="_blank">Google Maps</a>, <a href="http://maps.yahoo.com/maps_result?addr=&amp;country=us" target="_blank">Yahoo! Maps</a>, <a href="http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?searchtype=address&amp;country=US&amp;address=&amp;city=&amp;state=&amp;zipcode=" target="_blank">MapQuest</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://roadskater.net/workout-challenge-cause-i-am-tired-being-fat-inline-skate-run-swim-ride-your-bike-bicycle-walk-get-moving" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/workout-challenge-cause-i-am-tired-being-fat-inline-skate-run-swim-ride-your-bike-bicycle-walk-get-moving#comments Roadskater.net 2010 bicycling challenges inline skating running swimming triathlon training walking workouts http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1194 36.152014 -79.791126 Wed, 07 Apr 2010 03:21:52 +0000 northinsouth 1194 at http://roadskater.net Hartwell Challenge of the Centuries, Memorial Weekend 2010 http://roadskater.net/hartwell-challenge-centuries-memorial-weekend-2010 <div class="event-nodeapi"> <div class="event-start dtstart" title="2010-05-29T10:00:00Z"><label>Start: </label> 2010.05.29 6:00 am </div> </div> <div class="event-nodeapi"> <div class="event-end dtend" title="2010-05-30T22:00:00Z"><label>End: </label> 2010.05.30 6:00 pm </div> </div> <div class="event-nodeapi"> <div class="event-tz"><label>Timezone: </label>US/Eastern </div> </div> <div class="event-nodeapi"> <div class="event-start dtstart" title="2010-05-29T10:00:00Z"><label>Start: </label> 2010.05.29 6:00 am </div> </div> <div class="event-nodeapi"> <div class="event-end dtend" title="2010-05-30T22:00:00Z"><label>End: </label> 2010.05.30 6:00 pm </div> </div> <div class="event-nodeapi"> <div class="event-tz"><label>Timezone: </label>US/Eastern </div> </div> <p>The computer ate my wonderful write-up!&#160; So go to the website, check it out and envision a nice Memorial Day weekend ride!</p><p><a href="http://candycreative.com/client/Challenge2010/index.html" title="http://candycreative.com/client/Challenge2010/index.html">http://candycreative.com/client/Challenge2010/index.html</a></p><p>Here are some previous comments about this event:</p><p><a href="http://roadskater.net/get-well-aprr-chuck-atlanta-inline-skater-hits-the-road" title="http://roadskater.net/get-well-aprr-chuck-atlanta-inline-skater-hits-the-road">http://roadskater.net/get-well-aprr-chuck-atlanta-inline-skater-hits-the...</a></p><p><a href="http://roadskater.net/challenge-centuries-2-day-bike-ride-inline-skate-hartwell-ga-may-23-24-2009" title="http://roadskater.net/challenge-centuries-2-day-bike-ride-inline-skate-hartwell-ga-may-23-24-2009">http://roadskater.net/challenge-centuries-2-day-bike-ride-inline-skate-h...</a><br /><br /><a href="http://roadskater.net/hartwell-challenge-of-the-centuries-2day-bike-ride-inline-skate" title="http://roadskater.net/hartwell-challenge-of-the-centuries-2day-bike-ride-inline-skate">http://roadskater.net/hartwell-challenge-of-the-centuries-2day-bike-ride...</a></p> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="34.350831">34° 21' 2.9916" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-82.921262">82° 55' 16.5432" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=34.350831+-82.921262+%28%2C+%2C+%2C+%2C+us%29" target="_blank">Google Maps</a>, <a href="http://maps.yahoo.com/maps_result?addr=&amp;country=us" target="_blank">Yahoo! Maps</a>, <a href="http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?searchtype=address&amp;country=US&amp;address=&amp;city=&amp;state=&amp;zipcode=" target="_blank">MapQuest</a></div> </div> </div> </div> http://roadskater.net/hartwell-challenge-centuries-memorial-weekend-2010#comments Roadskater.net 2010 Hartwell Challenge of the Centuries Hartwell GA http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1193 34.350831 -82.921262 Thu, 25 Mar 2010 02:46:50 +0000 eebee 1193 at http://roadskater.net Buying a New vs Used Car 2010: 0% Financing? Honda Civic LX; Hyundai Elantra GLS; Mazda Mazda3 i Touring; Toyota Corolla LE http://roadskater.net/buying-new-vs-used-car-2010-0-financing-honda-civic-lx-hyundai-elantra-gls-mazda-mazda3-i-touring-toyota-corolla-le <p>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.</p><p><a href="http://roadskater.net/buying-new-vs-used-car-2010-0-financing-honda-civic-lx-hyundai-elantra-gls-mazda-mazda3-i-touring-toyota-corolla-le" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/buying-new-vs-used-car-2010-0-financing-honda-civic-lx-hyundai-elantra-gls-mazda-mazda3-i-touring-toyota-corolla-le#comments Roadskater.net 2010 United States of America (USA) car buyer's guides car loans Consumer Reports Honda Civic LX Hyundai Elantra GLS Toyota Corolla used cars Mazda Mazda3 i Touring new cars recalls http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1190 Tue, 23 Mar 2010 02:51:37 +0000 eebee 1190 at http://roadskater.net Skating Around the Bayesian Logistic Regression Markov Chain March Madness 2010 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament Predictions http://roadskater.net/skating-around-bayesian-logistic-regression-markov-chain-march-madness-2010-ncaa-mens-basketball-tournament-predictions <p>I'm no mathmetician, certainly, but music and basketball are two of my favorite applications of mathematics in understanding or perhaps delightfully confusing the world. I enjoyed studying physics in part because it gave meaning to math for me, even if I didn't understand it all still! </p> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="39.764016">39° 45' 50.4576" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-86.163298">86° 9' 47.8728" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=39.764016+-86.163298+%28%2C+%2C+%2C+%2C+us%29" target="_blank">Google Maps</a>, <a href="http://maps.yahoo.com/maps_result?addr=&amp;country=us" target="_blank">Yahoo! Maps</a>, <a href="http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?searchtype=address&amp;country=US&amp;address=&amp;city=&amp;state=&amp;zipcode=" target="_blank">MapQuest</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <table id="attachments" class="sticky-enabled"> <thead><tr><th>Attachment</th><th>Size</th> </tr></thead> <tbody> <tr class="odd"><td><a href="http://roadskater.net/system/files/2010-ncaa-bracket-roadskater.pdf">2010-ncaa-bracket-roadskater.pdf</a></td><td>96.26 KB</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p><a href="http://roadskater.net/skating-around-bayesian-logistic-regression-markov-chain-march-madness-2010-ncaa-mens-basketball-tournament-predictions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/skating-around-bayesian-logistic-regression-markov-chain-march-madness-2010-ncaa-mens-basketball-tournament-predictions#comments InlineCafe.com 2010 brackets inlinecafe basketball ncaa basketball tournaments march madness ncaa predictions http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1189 39.764016 -86.163298 Fri, 19 Mar 2010 12:28:32 +0000 roadskater 1189 at http://roadskater.net Nice socks or A fix for skate blisters http://roadskater.net/nice-socks-or-fix-skate-blisters <p>I found these socks and since we are all looking for ways to skip the blisters, thought I'd share. &#160;They are made by WrightSock and are called their Double Layer sock. &#160;I found them at REI, they run about $10-$14 a pair and they are a double layer of a super thin fabric. &#160;Kind of like wearing two socks at once, but with out the thickness. &#160;They are super thin. &#160;I just got my first chance to skate in them, went out for about 35 min. &#160;I'm undecided about how I feel about them.</p><div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-1187" style="width: 400px;"><a href="/nice-socks-or-fix-skate-blisters"><img src="http://roadskater.net/system/files/images/DSC05339.preview.JPG" alt="DSC05339.JPG" title="DSC05339.JPG" class="image image-preview " width="400" height="300" /></a></div> <p><a href="http://roadskater.net/nice-socks-or-fix-skate-blisters" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/nice-socks-or-fix-skate-blisters#comments Roadskater.net blisters speedskates (speed skates) http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1188 Thu, 18 Mar 2010 21:02:48 +0000 JonathanS 1188 at http://roadskater.net The greatest endurance athletes: sled dogs? http://roadskater.net/greatest-endurance-athletes-sled-dogs <p>I found this article fascinating - would have never thought about dogs being the greatest endurance athletes.</p><p><a href="http://outside.away.com/outside/bodywork/201003/sled-dogs-human-athletic-performance-research-1.html" title="http://outside.away.com/outside/bodywork/201003/sled-dogs-human-athletic-performance-research-1.html">http://outside.away.com/outside/bodywork/201003/sled-dogs-human-athletic...</a></p> http://roadskater.net/greatest-endurance-athletes-sled-dogs#comments Roadskater.net http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1186 Tue, 16 Mar 2010 01:42:41 +0000 dtg 1186 at http://roadskater.net Newby looking for group skate http://roadskater.net/newby-looking-group-skate <p>Been doing Triathlon for about 5 years pretty seriously, loved it, but been there done that now and looking for something new. Picked up some fitness RollerBlades and been out a few times. doing pretty well, actually really enjoying. Looking to meet up with like minded folks for group skates anywhere in the triangle area. Still a Newby but always looking to learn from others.</p> http://roadskater.net/newby-looking-group-skate#comments Roadskater.net Chapel Hill NC Durham NC Raleigh NC http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1185 Mon, 15 Mar 2010 01:35:00 +0000 Jcody2121 1185 at http://roadskater.net Ten-Year-Old Dorset Girl is a Skate Triathlon Hero for Big Hearted Desire to Help Haiti Through Inline Skating http://roadskater.net/ten-year-old-dorset-girl-skate-triathlon-hero-big-hearted-desire-help-haiti-through-inline-skating <p>You know, even when we do things for charity, it's easy to get competitive. It's easy to think you shouldn't make an effort if it can't be a big one. It's easy to forget that the desire to help is enough. Do a little, or do a lot, but do it when you are inspired!</p> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="locality">Weymouth</span>, <span class="region">Dorset</span> <div class="country-name">United Kingdom</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="50.608794">50° 36' 31.6584" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-2.454146">2° 27' 14.9256" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.co.uk?q=%2C+Weymouth%2C+%2C+uk" target="_blank">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://roadskater.net/ten-year-old-dorset-girl-skate-triathlon-hero-big-hearted-desire-help-haiti-through-inline-skating" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/ten-year-old-dorset-girl-skate-triathlon-hero-big-hearted-desire-help-haiti-through-inline-skating#comments Roadskater.net 2010 charity Dorset England (ENG) UK running skating swimming United Kingdom (GBR) (UK) (UKM) skate triathlon http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1184 50.608794 -2.454146 Wed, 10 Mar 2010 19:07:39 +0000 roadskater 1184 at http://roadskater.net Do Daily Calorie Expenditure Calculators Include your Training Workout or is it Additional? http://roadskater.net/do-daily-calorie-expenditure-calculators-include-your-training-workout-or-it-additional <p>Spring is here and I'm talking about calories again! It's way beyond time to try to shed some Winter flab, and as I conveniently forget my approximate daily caloric requirement each year, I run to the online daily calorie expenditure calculators. Inevitably I feel like I'm wasting my time and that nobody really knows how close those numbers are. I conclude that if I'm hungry I'm probably losing weight.&#160;</p><p><a href="http://roadskater.net/do-daily-calorie-expenditure-calculators-include-your-training-workout-or-it-additional" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/do-daily-calorie-expenditure-calculators-include-your-training-workout-or-it-additional#comments Roadskater.net http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1183 Wed, 10 Mar 2010 01:55:18 +0000 eebee 1183 at http://roadskater.net SkateStrong inline skating rollerblading workshop Saturday March 20th Raleigh, NC http://roadskater.net/skatestrong-inline-skating-rollerblading-workshop-saturday-march-20th-raleigh-nc <div class="event-nodeapi"> <div class="event-start dtstart" title="2010-02-21T16:00:00Z"><label>Start: </label> 2010.02.21 12:00 pm </div> </div> <div class="event-nodeapi"> <div class="event-tz"><label>Timezone: </label>US/Eastern </div> </div> <div class="event-nodeapi"> <div class="event-start dtstart" title="2010-02-21T16:00:00Z"><label>Start: </label> 2010.02.21 12:00 pm </div> </div> <div class="event-nodeapi"> <div class="event-tz"><label>Timezone: </label>US/Eastern </div> </div> <p><strong>UPDATE:</strong> &#160;The workshop is now risk free! &#160;Take the workshop, and pay what you think it was worth <strong>afterward.</strong>&#160;&#160;Details below...</p><p>It's that time of year again! &#160;Time to dust off the skates and start the skating season!</p><p>Get the season started right with a one-day workshop that will improve your skating technique, allowing you to skate further and/or faster while using less energy!</p><p><a href="http://roadskater.net/skatestrong-inline-skating-rollerblading-workshop-saturday-march-20th-raleigh-nc" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/skatestrong-inline-skating-rollerblading-workshop-saturday-march-20th-raleigh-nc#comments Roadskater.net North Carolina (NC) Raleigh NC http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1182 Sun, 21 Feb 2010 16:04:28 +0000 skatey-mark 1182 at http://roadskater.net Go Canada!! http://roadskater.net/go-canada <p>We are not as big as the US so I am not expecting a huge medal count, but I think we are holding our own. &#160;Finally have one for speedskating! Nesbitt in the 1000m. &#160;We will see what happens in hockey. &#160;The Canadian Womens team is looking pretty strong!</p> http://roadskater.net/go-canada#comments Roadskater.net http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1181 Fri, 19 Feb 2010 01:34:24 +0000 northinsouth 1181 at http://roadskater.net my first blog, and my first post http://roadskater.net/my-first-blog-and-my-first-post <p>[northinsouth has started a new blog and this is the address, plus he pasted the text to share it here too. --roadskater] <a href="http://fattrinewbi.blogspot.com/2010/02/first-posting-from-fat-tri-newbie.html">http://fattrinewbi.blogspot.com/2010/02/first-posting-from-fat-tri-newbie.html</a> is the <a href="http://fattrinewbi.blogspot.com/2010/02/first-posting-from-fat-tri-newbie.html" style="color: rgb(153, 204, 119); text-decoration: none;">First posting from Fat Tri Newbie.</a></p> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="36.049099">36° 2' 56.7564" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-79.793701">79° 47' 37.3236" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=36.049099+-79.793701+%28%2C+%2C+%2C+%2C+us%29" target="_blank">Google Maps</a>, <a href="http://maps.yahoo.com/maps_result?addr=&amp;country=us" target="_blank">Yahoo! Maps</a>, <a href="http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?searchtype=address&amp;country=US&amp;address=&amp;city=&amp;state=&amp;zipcode=" target="_blank">MapQuest</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://roadskater.net/my-first-blog-and-my-first-post" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/my-first-blog-and-my-first-post#comments Roadskater.net http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1180 36.049099 -79.793701 Fri, 19 Feb 2010 00:12:35 +0000 northinsouth 1180 at http://roadskater.net Graupel http://roadskater.net/graupel <p>Strange weather today: Cold and rainy in the morning, clear and sunny in mid-afternoon, and then a dark and mean-looking line of clouds rolled in just after 5 pm as I was walking across campus. I would have thought a thunderstorm was coming in the summer, but didn't know whether to expect rain or snow this time of year and in this particular (and peculiar) year. We got neither of those:</p><p>(Cribbed without shame from Wikipedia.)</p><p><a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Graupel">Graupel</a>. Not to be confused with Hail or Ice pellets.</p> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <div class="street-address"> 1601 East Market Street </div> <span class="locality">Greensboro</span>, <span class="region">North Carolina</span> <span class="postal-code">27401</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="36.071849">36° 4' 18.6564" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-79.777951">79° 46' 40.6236" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=36.071849+-79.777951+%281601+East+Market+Street%2C+Greensboro%2C+NC%2C+27401%2C+us%29" target="_blank">Google Maps</a>, <a href="http://maps.yahoo.com/maps_result?addr=1601+East+Market+Street&amp;csz=Greensboro%2C+NC&amp;country=us" target="_blank">Yahoo! Maps</a>, <a href="http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?searchtype=address&amp;country=US&amp;address=1601+East+Market+Street&amp;city=Greensboro&amp;state=NC&amp;zipcode=27401" target="_blank">MapQuest</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://roadskater.net/graupel" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/graupel#comments InlineCafe.com 2010 Greensboro NC weather (wx) winter http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1179 36.071849 -79.777951 Tue, 16 Feb 2010 08:22:31 +0000 timv 1179 at http://roadskater.net Speed Skater Apolo Ohno Training Article Video from Time http://roadskater.net/speed-skater-apolo-ohno-training-article-video-time <p>A nice little diversion for me from swimming in the shark-infested car dealership lots. </p><p>Apolo runs a mile to warm down. </p><p><a href="http://www.time.com/time/video/player/0,32068,65386042001_1960715,00.html">Here's</a> the vid, complete with obligatory techno background.</p><p>40 mph? Really?</p> http://roadskater.net/speed-skater-apolo-ohno-training-article-video-time#comments Roadskater.net http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1178 Mon, 15 Feb 2010 17:24:28 +0000 eebee 1178 at http://roadskater.net While not skating, America's Cup http://roadskater.net/while-not-skating-americas-cup I just remembered that I've skated on Superbowl Sunday a couple of years in a row, and had made no plans to do it this year. It's nicer outside than it's been most days lately, but that's very faint praise considering what it's been like. Next year, I guess...<br /><br />So what to do with myself between the Super Bowl and the Winter Olympics? Oh look, the America's Cup starts tomorrow! <br /><br /><a href="http://www.americascup.com" title="http://www.americascup.com">http://www.americascup.com</a><br /> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Marina Real Juan Carlos I</span> <span class="locality">Valencia</span>, <span class="region">Valencia</span> <span class="postal-code">46024</span> <div class="country-name">Spain</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="39.459995">39° 27' 35.982" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-0.331360">0° 19' 52.896" W</abbr></span> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://roadskater.net/while-not-skating-americas-cup" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/while-not-skating-americas-cup#comments InlineCafe.com 2010 America's Cup València València (comunidad) sailing http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1177 39.459995 -0.331360 Sun, 07 Feb 2010 23:19:54 +0000 timv 1177 at http://roadskater.net Eddy Matzger Roadshow 2010 Greensboro, NC Inline Skating Rollerblading Speedskating Workshop http://roadskater.net/eddy-matzger-roadshow-2010-greensboro-nc-inline-skating-rollerblading-speedskating-workshop <div class="event-nodeapi"> <div class="event-start dtstart" title="2010-04-09T22:00:00Z"><label>Start: </label> 2010.04.09 </div> </div> <div class="event-nodeapi"> <div class="event-end dtend" title="2010-04-11T22:00:00Z"><label>End: </label> 2010.04.11 </div> </div> <div class="event-nodeapi"> <div class="event-tz"><label>Timezone: </label>US/Eastern </div> </div> <div class="event-nodeapi"> <div class="event-start dtstart" title="2010-04-09T22:00:00Z"><label>Start: </label> 2010.04.09 </div> </div> <div class="event-nodeapi"> <div class="event-end dtend" title="2010-04-11T22:00:00Z"><label>End: </label> 2010.04.11 </div> </div> <div class="event-nodeapi"> <div class="event-tz"><label>Timezone: </label>US/Eastern </div> </div> <p>Eddy's coming back to Greensboro for his legendary skating workshop! &#160;April 9-11.</p><p>Sign up now, before all the spots are taken!&#160; The announcement email is below, with all the links you need...</p><p>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! </p> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <div class="street-address"> 1501 Highwoods Boulevard </div> <span class="locality">Greensboro</span>, <span class="region">North Carolina</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="36.109934">36° 6' 35.7624" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-79.881467">79° 52' 53.2812" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=36.109934+-79.881467+%281501+Highwoods+Boulevard%2C+Greensboro%2C+NC%2C+%2C+us%29" target="_blank">Google Maps</a>, <a href="http://maps.yahoo.com/maps_result?addr=1501+Highwoods+Boulevard&amp;csz=Greensboro%2C+NC&amp;country=us" target="_blank">Yahoo! Maps</a>, <a href="http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?searchtype=address&amp;country=US&amp;address=1501+Highwoods+Boulevard&amp;city=Greensboro&amp;state=NC&amp;zipcode=" target="_blank">MapQuest</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://roadskater.net/eddy-matzger-roadshow-2010-greensboro-nc-inline-skating-rollerblading-speedskating-workshop" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/eddy-matzger-roadshow-2010-greensboro-nc-inline-skating-rollerblading-speedskating-workshop#comments Roadskater.net 2010 United States of America (USA) North Carolina (NC) double push drills (sports) Eddy Matzger Greensboro NC inline inline skating outdoor skating training workshops learning quadruple push Roadshow http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1176 36.109934 -79.881467 Fri, 15 Jan 2010 16:31:53 +0000 skatey-mark 1176 at http://roadskater.net Mike Barry on Paris-Roubaix Bikes http://roadskater.net/mike-barry-paris-roubaix-bikes Mike Barry, father of pro cyclist Michael Barry, and recently retired builder of Mariposa bicycles, has a neat blog post about the bikes ridden by current racers on cobblestone stages and for daily training rides. He has some good specifics about setup and component choices for classic races such as Paris-Roubaix and relates his experience of riding one such bike on European back roads. <a href="http://bicyclespecialties.blogspot.com/2009/12/bikes-cobbles-and-mudguards.html" title="http://bicyclespecialties.blogspot.com/2009/12/bikes-cobbles-and-mudguards.html">http://bicyclespecialties.blogspot.com/2009/12/bikes-cobbles-and-mudguar...</a> <p><a href="http://roadskater.net/mike-barry-paris-roubaix-bikes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/mike-barry-paris-roubaix-bikes#comments Roadcyclist.net bicycling equipment carbon fiber roadcycling Paris-Roubaix http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1175 Mon, 04 Jan 2010 08:30:53 +0000 timv 1175 at http://roadskater.net 2010 Tour de Pig looks like 10/09/2010 http://roadskater.net/2010-tour-de-pig-looks-10092010 <div class="event-nodeapi"> <div class="event-start dtstart" title="2010-10-09T11:00:00Z"><label>Start: </label> 2010.10.09 7:00 am </div> </div> <div class="event-nodeapi"> <div class="event-end dtend" title="2010-10-09T18:00:00Z"><label>End: </label> 2010.10.09 2:00 pm </div> </div> <div class="event-nodeapi"> <div class="event-tz"><label>Timezone: </label>US/Eastern </div> </div> <div class="event-nodeapi"> <div class="event-start dtstart" title="2010-10-09T11:00:00Z"><label>Start: </label> 2010.10.09 7:00 am </div> </div> <div class="event-nodeapi"> <div class="event-end dtend" title="2010-10-09T18:00:00Z"><label>End: </label> 2010.10.09 2:00 pm </div> </div> <div class="event-nodeapi"> <div class="event-tz"><label>Timezone: </label>US/Eastern </div> </div> last year's Tour de Pig was on the same weekend as A2A. But it appears the 2010 Tour de Pig will be 10/09/2010 (the weekend after A2A). More details will post at <a href="http://www.bikeride.com/calendar/event.asp?id=15611" title="http://www.bikeride.com/calendar/event.asp?id=15611">http://www.bikeride.com/calendar/event.asp?id=15611</a> http://roadskater.net/2010-tour-de-pig-looks-10092010#comments Roadskater.net Lexington NC tour de pig lexington NC http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1174 Tue, 29 Dec 2009 02:31:28 +0000 MikeB 1174 at http://roadskater.net 2010 Tour to Tanglewood is 09/25 and 09/26 2010 http://roadskater.net/2010-tour-tanglewood-0925-and-0926-2010 <div class="event-nodeapi"> <div class="event-start dtstart" title="2010-09-25T11:00:00Z"><label>Start: </label> 2010.09.25 7:00 am </div> </div> <div class="event-nodeapi"> <div class="event-end dtend" title="2010-09-26T19:00:00Z"><label>End: </label> 2010.09.26 3:00 pm </div> </div> <div class="event-nodeapi"> <div class="event-tz"><label>Timezone: </label>US/Eastern </div> </div> <div class="event-nodeapi"> <div class="event-start dtstart" title="2010-09-25T11:00:00Z"><label>Start: </label> 2010.09.25 7:00 am </div> </div> <div class="event-nodeapi"> <div class="event-end dtend" title="2010-09-26T19:00:00Z"><label>End: </label> 2010.09.26 3:00 pm </div> </div> <div class="event-nodeapi"> <div class="event-tz"><label>Timezone: </label>US/Eastern </div> </div> the 2010 dates are 9/25 and 9/26, with details found on their website as they develop: <a href="http://www.nationalmssociety.org/chapters/NCC/fundraising-events/bike-ms/index.aspx" title="http://www.nationalmssociety.org/chapters/NCC/fundraising-events/bike-ms/index.aspx">http://www.nationalmssociety.org/chapters/NCC/fundraising-events/bike-ms...</a> 2009 was a great experience! http://roadskater.net/2010-tour-tanglewood-0925-and-0926-2010#comments Roadskater.net Greensboro NC National MS Society Tour to Tanglewood (t2t ttt) http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1173 Tue, 29 Dec 2009 02:15:52 +0000 MikeB 1173 at http://roadskater.net 2010 TarWheels Bikefest Charity Bike Ride August 7, 2010 http://roadskater.net/2010-tarwheels-bikefest-charity-bike-ride-august-7-2010 <div class="event-nodeapi"> <div class="event-start dtstart" title="2010-08-08T11:00:00Z"><label>Start: </label> 2010.08.08 7:00 am </div> </div> <div class="event-nodeapi"> <div class="event-end dtend" title="2010-08-08T11:00:00Z"><label>End: </label> 2010.08.08 7:00 am </div> </div> <div class="event-nodeapi"> <div class="event-tz"><label>Timezone: </label>US/Eastern </div> </div> <div class="event-nodeapi"> <div class="event-start dtstart" title="2010-08-08T11:00:00Z"><label>Start: </label> 2010.08.08 7:00 am </div> </div> <div class="event-nodeapi"> <div class="event-end dtend" title="2010-08-08T11:00:00Z"><label>End: </label> 2010.08.08 7:00 am </div> </div> <div class="event-nodeapi"> <div class="event-tz"><label>Timezone: </label>US/Eastern </div> </div> <p>[Note: This entry incorrectly corrected then recorrected by roadskater. Thanks to MikeB for posting the event!] The Carolina Tarwheels Bikefest 2010 Rural Heritage Tour will be August 7, 2010, according to their website as of this writing:</p><p><a href="http://www.tarwheels.org/clubportal/ClubStatic.cfm?clubID=1660&amp;pubmenuoptID=17065" title="http://www.tarwheels.org/clubportal/ClubStatic.cfm?clubID=1660&amp;pubmenuoptID=17065">http://www.tarwheels.org/clubportal/ClubStatic.cfm?clubID=1660&amp;pubmenuop...</a></p><p>The NCBC calendar appears to be wrong on this date.</p> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="locality">Hillsborough</span>, <span class="region">North Carolina</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="36.075418">36° 4' 31.5048" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-79.099735">79° 5' 59.046" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=36.075418+-79.099735+%28%2C+Hillsborough%2C+NC%2C+%2C+us%29" target="_blank">Google Maps</a>, <a href="http://maps.yahoo.com/maps_result?addr=&amp;csz=Hillsborough%2C+NC&amp;country=us" target="_blank">Yahoo! Maps</a>, <a href="http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?searchtype=address&amp;country=US&amp;address=&amp;city=Hillsborough&amp;state=NC&amp;zipcode=" target="_blank">MapQuest</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://roadskater.net/2010-tarwheels-bikefest-charity-bike-ride-august-7-2010" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/2010-tarwheels-bikefest-charity-bike-ride-august-7-2010#comments Roadskater.net 2010 hillsborough NC bikefest Hillsborough NC Tarwheels http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1172 36.075418 -79.099735 Tue, 29 Dec 2009 02:10:33 +0000 MikeB 1172 at http://roadskater.net 2010 Cup N Cone Bike Ride and Skate July 24, 2010 http://roadskater.net/2010-cup-n-cone-bike-ride-and-skate-july-24-2010 <div class="event-nodeapi"> <div class="event-start dtstart" title="2010-07-24T11:00:00Z"><label>Start: </label> 2010.07.24 7:00 am </div> </div> <div class="event-nodeapi"> <div class="event-end dtend" title="2010-07-24T18:03:00Z"><label>End: </label> 2010.07.24 2:03 pm </div> </div> <div class="event-nodeapi"> <div class="event-tz"><label>Timezone: </label>US/Eastern </div> </div> <div class="event-nodeapi"> <div class="event-start dtstart" title="2010-07-24T11:00:00Z"><label>Start: </label> 2010.07.24 7:00 am </div> </div> <div class="event-nodeapi"> <div class="event-end dtend" title="2010-07-24T18:03:00Z"><label>End: </label> 2010.07.24 2:03 pm </div> </div> <div class="event-nodeapi"> <div class="event-tz"><label>Timezone: </label>US/Eastern </div> </div> The 2009 event was on July 24th, and a moment ago I could've sworn the same date was for 2010 --- now I'm not so sure. ARG. <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="locality">Cary</span>, <span class="region">North Carolina</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="35.791540">35° 47' 29.544" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-78.781117">78° 46' 52.0212" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=35.791540+-78.781117+%28%2C+Cary%2C+NC%2C+%2C+us%29" target="_blank">Google Maps</a>, <a href="http://maps.yahoo.com/maps_result?addr=&amp;csz=Cary%2C+NC&amp;country=us" target="_blank">Yahoo! Maps</a>, <a href="http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?searchtype=address&amp;country=US&amp;address=&amp;city=Cary&amp;state=NC&amp;zipcode=" target="_blank">MapQuest</a></div> </div> </div> </div> http://roadskater.net/2010-cup-n-cone-bike-ride-and-skate-july-24-2010#comments Roadskater.net 2010 Cup-n-cone bike rides Cary NC skrides (skateable bike rides) http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1171 35.791540 -78.781117 Tue, 29 Dec 2009 02:04:58 +0000 MikeB 1171 at http://roadskater.net 2010 Tour de Kale is 06/19/2010 http://roadskater.net/2010-tour-de-kale-06192010 <div class="event-nodeapi"> <div class="event-start dtstart" title="2010-06-19T11:00:00Z"><label>Start: </label> 2010.06.19 7:00 am </div> </div> <div class="event-nodeapi"> <div class="event-end dtend" title="2010-06-19T18:00:00Z"><label>End: </label> 2010.06.19 2:00 pm </div> </div> <div class="event-nodeapi"> <div class="event-tz"><label>Timezone: </label>US/Eastern </div> </div> <div class="event-nodeapi"> <div class="event-start dtstart" title="2010-06-19T11:00:00Z"><label>Start: </label> 2010.06.19 7:00 am </div> </div> <div class="event-nodeapi"> <div class="event-end dtend" title="2010-06-19T18:00:00Z"><label>End: </label> 2010.06.19 2:00 pm </div> </div> <div class="event-nodeapi"> <div class="event-tz"><label>Timezone: </label>US/Eastern </div> </div> Details at <a href="http://www.tourdekale.org/" title="http://www.tourdekale.org/">http://www.tourdekale.org/</a> Now this one is a blast!...very well supported, a little hilly but very scenic. http://roadskater.net/2010-tour-de-kale-06192010#comments Roadskater.net denton farm park denton NC Denton NC Tour de Kale http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1170 Tue, 29 Dec 2009 01:53:30 +0000 MikeB 1170 at http://roadskater.net 2010 Tour de Lions is 05/15/2010 http://roadskater.net/2010-tour-de-lions-05152010 <div class="event-nodeapi"> <div class="event-start dtstart" title="2010-05-15T11:00:00Z"><label>Start: </label> 2010.05.15 7:00 am </div> </div> <div class="event-nodeapi"> <div class="event-end dtend" title="2010-05-15T18:00:00Z"><label>End: </label> 2010.05.15 2:00 pm </div> </div> <div class="event-nodeapi"> <div class="event-tz"><label>Timezone: </label>US/Eastern </div> </div> <div class="event-nodeapi"> <div class="event-start dtstart" title="2010-05-15T11:00:00Z"><label>Start: </label> 2010.05.15 7:00 am </div> </div> <div class="event-nodeapi"> <div class="event-end dtend" title="2010-05-15T18:00:00Z"><label>End: </label> 2010.05.15 2:00 pm </div> </div> <div class="event-nodeapi"> <div class="event-tz"><label>Timezone: </label>US/Eastern </div> </div> <p>This is a really nice skride and well supported.</p><p>Details at <a href="http://tourdelions.org/ " title="http://tourdelions.org/ ">http://tourdelions.org/ </a></p> http://roadskater.net/2010-tour-de-lions-05152010#comments Roadskater.net 2010 Climax nc gray's chapel lions club Climax NC Tour de Lions http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1169 Tue, 29 Dec 2009 01:50:00 +0000 MikeB 1169 at http://roadskater.net Raven Rock Ramble 05/02/2010 http://roadskater.net/raven-rock-ramble-05022010 <div class="event-nodeapi"> <div class="event-start dtstart" title="2010-05-02T11:30:00Z"><label>Start: </label> 2010.05.02 7:30 am </div> </div> <div class="event-nodeapi"> <div class="event-end dtend" title="2010-05-02T18:00:00Z"><label>End: </label> 2010.05.02 2:00 pm </div> </div> <div class="event-nodeapi"> <div class="event-tz"><label>Timezone: </label>US/Eastern </div> </div> <div class="event-nodeapi"> <div class="event-start dtstart" title="2010-05-02T11:30:00Z"><label>Start: </label> 2010.05.02 7:30 am </div> </div> <div class="event-nodeapi"> <div class="event-end dtend" title="2010-05-02T18:00:00Z"><label>End: </label> 2010.05.02 2:00 pm </div> </div> <div class="event-nodeapi"> <div class="event-tz"><label>Timezone: </label>US/Eastern </div> </div> 2010 RRR details can be found at <a href="http://www.ravenrockramble.org/routes.htm" title="http://www.ravenrockramble.org/routes.htm">http://www.ravenrockramble.org/routes.htm</a> 2009 was great weather, a little hilly and a bit more chip seal pavement than necessary but a well put together event. http://roadskater.net/raven-rock-ramble-05022010#comments Roadskater.net Raven Rock Ramble http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1168 Tue, 29 Dec 2009 01:43:22 +0000 MikeB 1168 at http://roadskater.net Compact Fluorescent Light Bulb Safety and Disposal Tips Video http://roadskater.net/compact-fluorescent-light-bulb-safety-and-disposal-tips-video Here's a quick video I found regarding what to do with good bulbs gone bad. I had noted that compact fluorescent light bulbs are marked as containing mercury, Hg. I wondered what to do if the glass part of a CFL (compact fluorescent light bulb) breaks. Apparently you shouldn't use the vaccuum or even sweep to get the materials up. First, open a window and leave the house for fifteen minutes, then use a stiff card and/or sticky tape as shown in the video. Wow. Well I hope I can remember this. CFLs seem to be worthy even with this mercury hazard, as shown in some of the following links... <p><a href="http://roadskater.net/compact-fluorescent-light-bulb-safety-and-disposal-tips-video" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/compact-fluorescent-light-bulb-safety-and-disposal-tips-video#comments InlineCafe.com compact fluorescent light bulbs disposal inline cafe (off topic) safety mercury http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1167 Mon, 21 Dec 2009 01:11:54 +0000 roadskater 1167 at http://roadskater.net Oxford to Cambridge Roadskate Video & Route (MapMyRide) http://roadskater.net/oxford-cambridge-roadskate-video-route-mapmyride <p> Here's a link to a <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LT5qPbfxe1Y">video</a> of a British Heart Foundation skride that one of our new English A2A paceline buddies skated two weeks prior. He and David skated much of A2A together. </p> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="51.751647">51° 45' 5.9292" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-1.253700">1° 15' 13.32" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=51.751647+-1.253700+%28%2C+%2C+%2C+%2C+us%29" target="_blank">Google Maps</a>, <a href="http://maps.yahoo.com/maps_result?addr=&amp;country=us" target="_blank">Yahoo! Maps</a>, <a href="http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?searchtype=address&amp;country=US&amp;address=&amp;city=&amp;state=&amp;zipcode=" target="_blank">MapQuest</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://roadskater.net/oxford-cambridge-roadskate-video-route-mapmyride" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/oxford-cambridge-roadskate-video-route-mapmyride#comments Roadskater.net 2009 British Heart Foundation Bedfordshire Buckinghamshire Cambridge Cambridgeshire Oxford Oxfordshire Oxford to Cambridge http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1164 51.751647 -1.253700 Fri, 11 Dec 2009 18:02:44 +0000 eebee 1164 at http://roadskater.net Are You Trying to Ruin My Cycling Career? Most Careers Pay Money http://roadskater.net/are-you-trying-ruin-my-cycling-career-most-careers-pay-money <p>For cyclotics and skatemaniacs, if you can handle a bit of funny bad language. Someone has read your minds and seen your relationships and conversations. </p><p>I relate to the part about driving many miles to roll a few. If life is not funny right now, check these out...holiday choices...</p><p><a href="http://roadskater.net/are-you-trying-ruin-my-cycling-career-most-careers-pay-money" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/are-you-trying-ruin-my-cycling-career-most-careers-pay-money#comments Roadcyclist.net animations base training cyclocross driving germs humor children cycling diet uci xtranormal.com pro cycling relatives http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1163 Wed, 09 Dec 2009 17:34:19 +0000 roadskater 1163 at http://roadskater.net Ghost Bike for David Sherman, Summerfield, NC Cyclist Killed by Hit and Run Driver http://roadskater.net/ghost-bike-david-sherman-summerfield-nc-cyclist-killed-hit-and-run-driver 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. It was dark by the time we could get up there to take photos. The bike uses different sizes of the "Share the Road In Memory of David Sherman" graphic. The top tube says, "David Sherman Oct 24 2009." The seat tube says, "Still Riding...Not Hiding...." The down tube says "'And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.' Please Drive and Ride with Love." Photos Here... <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">David Sherman Ghost Bike Location</span> <div class="street-address"> N. Church St. </div> <span class="locality">Greensboro</span>, <span class="region">North Carolina</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="36.220831">36° 13' 14.9916" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-79.788637">79° 47' 19.0932" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=36.220831+-79.788637+%28N.+Church+St.%2C+Greensboro%2C+NC%2C+%2C+us%29" target="_blank">Google Maps</a>, <a href="http://maps.yahoo.com/maps_result?addr=N.+Church+St.&amp;csz=Greensboro%2C+NC&amp;country=us" target="_blank">Yahoo! Maps</a>, <a href="http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?searchtype=address&amp;country=US&amp;address=N.+Church+St.&amp;city=Greensboro&amp;state=NC&amp;zipcode=" target="_blank">MapQuest</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="upload-image-images"><div class="item-list"><ul><li class="first last"><a href="/ghost-bike-david-sherman-summerfield-nc-cyclist-killed-hit-and-run-driver-1-jpg"></a></li> </ul></div></div><p><a href="http://roadskater.net/ghost-bike-david-sherman-summerfield-nc-cyclist-killed-hit-and-run-driver" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/ghost-bike-david-sherman-summerfield-nc-cyclist-killed-hit-and-run-driver#comments Roadskater.net 2009 David Sherman ghost bikes bicycles (bikes) cycling Guilford County NC outdoor memorials http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1160 36.220831 -79.788637 Sun, 06 Dec 2009 05:38:36 +0000 roadskater 1160 at http://roadskater.net Possible Cure for MS? http://roadskater.net/possible-cure-ms <p> <a href="http://www.gizmag.com/ccsvi-multiple-sclerosis-ms-cure-zamboni/13447/" target="_blank">Here's some info</a> about a surgical procedure performed by an Italian doctor to halt MS. The procedure unblocks restricted bloodflow from the brain in MS patients. 2 years later, 73% of those who had the procedure (65 people) showed no symptoms of MS!! </p><p><a href="http://roadskater.net/possible-cure-ms" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/possible-cure-ms#comments Roadskater.net 2009 cure Dr. Zamboni Italy (ITA) multiple sclerosis (MS) research treatment Italian http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1159 Sun, 06 Dec 2009 04:47:43 +0000 eebee 1159 at http://roadskater.net Descente de cote en BuggyRollin http://roadskater.net/descente-de-cote-en-buggyrollin <h1 style="margin: auto 0cm"><span><span style="font-size: small"><span style="font-family: Times New Roman"><span style="font-family: Times New Roman"><span><span style="font-size: small">If you ever consider changing your skating style, adding a few more wheels, and increasing your speed, check this out! </span></span><span style="font-size: 10pt"><a href="http://www.gamaniak.com/video/3625" title="blocked::http://www.gamaniak.com/video/3625 </span></span></span></span></span></h1><p><a href="http://roadskater.net/descente-de-cote-en-buggyrollin" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/descente-de-cote-en-buggyrollin#comments Roadskater.net http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1158 Wed, 02 Dec 2009 17:36:09 +0000 Marianne 1158 at http://roadskater.net Inline Speedometer Recommendations? Replies by Actual Users Discuss and Review Forerunner 305 HRM GPS http://roadskater.net/inline-speedometer-recommendations-replies-actual-users-discuss-and-review-forerunner-305-hrm-gps <p> As previously noted, at A2A I was totally unprepared for the scathing speeds most experienced racers attain. I'll do A2A again if I think i can do it sub-6 hours...But I need to know what that speed feels like, and how to work to generated it. </p> <p> I recently found (duh....) that there are indeed inline speedometers, some of which combine with heartrate monitors. Any recommendations as far as good deals, reliability, and durability go? </p> http://roadskater.net/inline-speedometer-recommendations-replies-actual-users-discuss-and-review-forerunner-305-hrm-gps#comments Roadskater.net Forerunner Garmin Garmin Forerunner 305 global positioning systems (gps) heart rate monitors (hrm) polar hrm training intervals laps speedometers http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1157 Tue, 01 Dec 2009 15:53:30 +0000 Cat Brother 1157 at http://roadskater.net Photos from Roadskater.net Carolina Century and Today We Ride for Dave 2009 David Sherman Memorial Ride http://roadskater.net/photos-roadskater-net-carolina-century-and-today-we-ride-dave-2009-david-sherman-memorial-ride I'm still not ready to write about the Carolina Century in all its glory, but I have published almost a thousand more photos from both the 2009 Carolina Century and the Today We Ride for Dave 2009 David Sherman Memorial Ride, so I wanted to share those links. I can promise better weather for the 3rd annual Carolina Century! It was epic. The Carolina Century photos are a good way to see part of the route, with trees, barns, horses, llamas, a few people and lots of mist inside and outside the lens. <h3 class="location-locations-header">Locations</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Carolina Century Start/Finish</span> <div class="street-address"> 5945 N Church St </div> <span class="locality">Greensboro</span>, <span class="region">North Carolina</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="36.224081">36° 13' 26.6916" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-79.789773">79° 47' 23.1828" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=36.224081+-79.789773+%285945+N+Church+St%2C+Greensboro%2C+NC%2C+%2C+us%29" target="_blank">Google Maps</a>, <a href="http://maps.yahoo.com/maps_result?addr=5945+N+Church+St&amp;csz=Greensboro%2C+NC&amp;country=us" target="_blank">Yahoo! Maps</a>, <a href="http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?searchtype=address&amp;country=US&amp;address=5945+N+Church+St&amp;city=Greensboro&amp;state=NC&amp;zipcode=" target="_blank">MapQuest</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <div class="street-address"> 601 North Elm Street </div> <span class="locality">High Point</span>, <span class="region">North Carolina</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="35.962398">35° 57' 44.6328" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-80.012061">80° 0' 43.4196" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=35.962398+-80.012061+%28601+North+Elm+Street%2C+High+Point%2C+NC%2C+%2C+us%29" target="_blank">Google Maps</a>, <a href="http://maps.yahoo.com/maps_result?addr=601+North+Elm+Street&amp;csz=High+Point%2C+NC&amp;country=us" target="_blank">Yahoo! 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In studying data from 200,000 women over 40 years, researchers found that obesity in late adolescence and early adulthood (18 to 20 years old) doubled the chance of developing muliple sclerosis later in life.  </p> <blockquote> <p> ...a surprising finding was that the results showed a significant link to increased MS risk only from obesity during adolescence, but not during childhood or adulthood. </p></blockquote> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Nurses’ Health Study - Channing Laboratory</span> <div class="street-address"> 181 Longwood Avenue </div> <span class="locality">Boston</span>, <span class="region">Massachusetts</span> <span class="postal-code">02115</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <div class="tel"> <abbr class="type" title="voice">Phone:</abbr> <span class="value">617-525-2279</span> </div> <div class="tel"> <abbr class="type" title="fax">Fax:</abbr> <span>617-525-2008</span> </div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="42.336691">42° 20' 12.0876" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-71.102089">71° 6' 7.5204" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=42.336691+-71.102089+%28181+Longwood+Avenue%2C+Boston%2C+MA%2C+02115%2C+us%29" target="_blank">Google Maps</a>, <a href="http://maps.yahoo.com/maps_result?addr=181+Longwood+Avenue&amp;csz=Boston%2C+MA&amp;country=us" target="_blank">Yahoo! 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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. <h3 class="location-locations-header">Locations</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="locality">Bloomington</span>, <span class="region">Indiana</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="39.165325">39° 9' 55.17" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-86.526386">86° 31' 34.9896" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=39.165325+-86.526386+%28%2C+Bloomington%2C+IN%2C+%2C+us%29" target="_blank">Google Maps</a>, <a href="http://maps.yahoo.com/maps_result?addr=&amp;csz=Bloomington%2C+IN&amp;country=us" target="_blank">Yahoo! Maps</a>, <a href="http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?searchtype=address&amp;country=US&amp;address=&amp;city=Bloomington&amp;state=IN&amp;zipcode=" target="_blank">MapQuest</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="locality">San Francisco</span>, <span class="region">California</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="37.774930">37° 46' 29.748" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-122.419416">122° 25' 9.8976" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=37.774930+-122.419416+%28%2C+San+Francisco%2C+CA%2C+%2C+us%29" target="_blank">Google Maps</a>, <a href="http://maps.yahoo.com/maps_result?addr=&amp;csz=San+Francisco%2C+CA&amp;country=us" target="_blank">Yahoo! Maps</a>, <a href="http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?searchtype=address&amp;country=US&amp;address=&amp;city=San+Francisco&amp;state=CA&amp;zipcode=" target="_blank">MapQuest</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://roadskater.net/film-d-tour-independent-lens-plus-isu-berlin-world-cup-replay-package-universal-sports-online" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/film-d-tour-independent-lens-plus-isu-berlin-world-cup-replay-package-universal-sports-online#comments Roadskater.net 2009 United States of America (USA) d tour independent lens Berlin Bloomington IN Germany (DEU) (Deutschland) international skating union (isu) public television San Francisco CA The Colbert Report universalsports.com world cup public broadcasting service (pbs) rogue wave http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1148 39.165325 -86.526386 37.774930 -122.419416 Fri, 13 Nov 2009 08:23:47 +0000 roadskater 1148 at http://roadskater.net Joey Cheek on Comedy Central tonight http://roadskater.net/joey-cheek-comedy-central-tonight <p> According to the front page at <a href="http://www.colbertnation.com/home">http://www.colbertnation.com/home</a>, Olympic ice speedskater Joey Cheek is scheduled to be a guest on <i>The Colbert Report</i> this evening on the Comedy Central network. </p><p><a href="http://roadskater.net/joey-cheek-comedy-central-tonight" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/joey-cheek-comedy-central-tonight#comments InlineCafe.com 2009 2010 Comedy Central DSB ice speedskating New York City NY The Colbert Report Vancouver BC winter olympics http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1147 Thu, 05 Nov 2009 15:41:27 +0000 timv 1147 at http://roadskater.net Carolina Century 2009: Fuzzy Llama Funny Llama, Llama Llama Duck http://roadskater.net/carolina-century-2009-fuzzy-llama-funny-llama-llama-llama-duck <p> As you can tell from the title, this is probably going to be an aimless and bewildering report. The past three days have left me in a daze! </p> <p> <em>Oh I just don't know where to begin!</em> So many things have happened since Saturday that I am having trouble believing. </p> <p> &nbsp; </p> <p> Unbelievable Thing # 1: </p> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <div class="street-address"> 5945 North Church Street </div> <span class="locality">Greensboro</span>, <span class="region">North Carolina</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="36.224081">36° 13' 26.6916" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-79.789773">79° 47' 23.1828" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=36.224081+-79.789773+%285945+North+Church+Street%2C+Greensboro%2C+NC%2C+%2C+us%29" target="_blank">Google Maps</a>, <a href="http://maps.yahoo.com/maps_result?addr=5945+North+Church+Street&amp;csz=Greensboro%2C+NC&amp;country=us" target="_blank">Yahoo! Maps</a>, <a href="http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?searchtype=address&amp;country=US&amp;address=5945+North+Church+Street&amp;city=Greensboro&amp;state=NC&amp;zipcode=" target="_blank">MapQuest</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="upload-image-images"><div class="item-list"><ul><li class="first last"><a href="/carolina-century-2009-fuzzy-llama-funny-llama-llama-llama-duck-091024173022-jpg"></a></li> </ul></div></div><p><a href="http://roadskater.net/carolina-century-2009-fuzzy-llama-funny-llama-llama-llama-duck" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/carolina-century-2009-fuzzy-llama-funny-llama-llama-llama-duck#comments Roadskater.net 2009 Greensboro NC Roadskater.net Carolina Century http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1146 36.224081 -79.789773 Tue, 27 Oct 2009 02:52:04 +0000 eebee 1146 at http://roadskater.net I Got a List of Demands http://roadskater.net/i-got-list-demands <p> &quot;<span><span class="txt_1">I got another plan, one that requires me to stand. On the stage or in the street, don't need no microphone or beat. And when you hear this song, if you ain't dead then sing along. Bang and strum to these here drums til you get where you belong...&quot;</span></span> </p> <p> That's a great workout song. I plan on listening to it alot before the next A2A. </p> <p> So, obviously I need to improve my speed technique. What are y'all's thoughts on this here series of tutorials? </p> <p> <a href="http://www.nettracing.com/pict/inst/step1.htm" title="http://www.nettracing.com/pict/inst/step1.htm">http://www.nettracing.com/pict/inst/step1.htm</a> </p><p><a href="http://roadskater.net/i-got-list-demands" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/i-got-list-demands#comments Roadskater.net http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1145 Fri, 23 Oct 2009 01:41:18 +0000 Cat Brother 1145 at http://roadskater.net A2A - what went right, what went wrong http://roadskater.net/a2a-what-went-right-what-went-wrong <p> What went right – <br /> 1.    Knee and hamstring insertion rehab – man, I was sure, 3-4 months ago, that this was going to trip me up. Never hurt. Yay me. <br /> 2.    Low back – Never hurt once, all day. Thank you, kettlebells. <br /> <br /> What to change – <br /> </p><p><a href="http://roadskater.net/a2a-what-went-right-what-went-wrong" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/a2a-what-went-right-what-went-wrong#comments Roadskater.net http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1144 Thu, 15 Oct 2009 23:55:22 +0000 Cat Brother 1144 at http://roadskater.net Carolina Century 102-Mile and Athens to Atlanta 87-Mile Route Elevation Profile Comparison http://roadskater.net/carolina-century-102-mile-and-athens-atlanta-87-mile-route-elevation-profile-comparison <p> Lots of skaters have asked how the Carolina Century compares with Athens to Atlanta in terms of distance and elevation. It's hard to say but my impression has been that: </p> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Gospel Baptist Church</span> <div class="street-address"> 5945 N Church St </div> <span class="locality">Greensboro</span>, <span class="region">North Carolina</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="36.220959">36° 13' 15.4524" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-79.789191">79° 47' 21.0876" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=36.220959+-79.789191+%285945+N+Church+St%2C+Greensboro%2C+NC%2C+%2C+us%29" target="_blank">Google Maps</a>, <a href="http://maps.yahoo.com/maps_result?addr=5945+N+Church+St&amp;csz=Greensboro%2C+NC&amp;country=us" target="_blank">Yahoo! Maps</a>, <a href="http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?searchtype=address&amp;country=US&amp;address=5945+N+Church+St&amp;city=Greensboro&amp;state=NC&amp;zipcode=" target="_blank">MapQuest</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="upload-image-images"><div class="item-list"><ul><li class="first"><a href="/carolina-century-102-mile-and-athens-atlanta-87-mile-route-elevation-profile-comparison-cc102-a2a87-profile-blend-800x400-gi"></a></li> <li class="last"><a href="/carolina-century-102-mile-and-athens-atlanta-87-mile-route-elevation-profile-comparison-cc102-a2a87-longitude-800x400-png"></a></li> </ul></div></div><p><a href="http://roadskater.net/carolina-century-102-mile-and-athens-atlanta-87-mile-route-elevation-profile-comparison" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/carolina-century-102-mile-and-athens-atlanta-87-mile-route-elevation-profile-comparison#comments Roadskater.net 2008 2009 distance elevation profiles Athens GA Athens to Atlanta (a2a) Atlanta GA Greensboro NC open road outdoor roadcycling roadskating speed Roadskater.net Carolina Century skating cycling http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1141 36.220959 -79.789191 Wed, 14 Oct 2009 06:56:55 +0000 roadskater 1141 at http://roadskater.net A2A 2009 38-mile race + 51-mile group skate http://roadskater.net/a2a-2009-38-mile-race-51-mile-group-skate <p> <br /> After skating Ragbrai 2009, A2A called my name.  My body wasn’t conditioned to go hard for 4+ hrs.  I was uncomfortable on Atlanta’s rough flats without a Chuck.  I signed up for 38-mile.  </p> <p> _Plan<br /> The long hills and the number of skaters made time-based goal impractical.  I sought ways to win the 38-mile race, which included Dillon and Chance Martin.  They were among the top skaters of their generation and raced as teammates for Powerslide.  I averaged 1 practice per week, usually short and unfocused. </p><p><a href="http://roadskater.net/a2a-2009-38-mile-race-51-mile-group-skate" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/a2a-2009-38-mile-race-51-mile-group-skate#comments Roadskater.net 2009 A2A http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1140 Wed, 14 Oct 2009 05:40:39 +0000 johnnyChen 1140 at http://roadskater.net Athens to Atlanta A2A Roadskate 2008 to 2009 Detour Elevation Profile, Distance, Route Changes http://roadskater.net/athens-atlanta-a2a-roadskate-2008-2009-detour-elevation-profile-distance-route-changes Here are two graphics I made to compare the 2008 route and the 2009 route for the Athens to Atlanta (A2A) Roadskate, for anyone who is curious. I imagine a very few people will be intensely curious. The first graphic shows the changes in elevation profile and distance for 2008 and the 2009 detour. It takes a little over 5 seconds to switch from 2008 to 2009 and then it should repeat to infinity and beyond. <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Detour Start for 2009</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="33.949599">33° 56' 58.5564" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-84.082940">84° 4' 58.584" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=33.949599+-84.082940+%28%2C+%2C+%2C+%2C+us%29" target="_blank">Google Maps</a>, <a href="http://maps.yahoo.com/maps_result?addr=&amp;country=us" target="_blank">Yahoo! Maps</a>, <a href="http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?searchtype=address&amp;country=US&amp;address=&amp;city=&amp;state=&amp;zipcode=" target="_blank">MapQuest</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="upload-image-images"><div class="item-list"><ul><li class="first"><a href="/athens-atlanta-a2a-roadskate-2008-2009-elevation-profile-and-distance-canges-a2a-2008-2009-elevation-distance-changes-gif"></a></li> <li class="last"><a href="/athens-atlanta-a2a-roadskate-2008-2009-detour-elevation-profile-distance-route-changes-a2a-2008-2009-route-speed-compar"></a></li> </ul></div></div><p><a href="http://roadskater.net/athens-atlanta-a2a-roadskate-2008-2009-detour-elevation-profile-distance-route-changes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/athens-atlanta-a2a-roadskate-2008-2009-detour-elevation-profile-distance-route-changes#comments Roadskater.net 2008 2009 A2A full distance distance elevation elevation profiles Athens GA Athens to Atlanta (a2a) Atlanta GA Lawrenceville GA open road outdoor roadskating skating http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1137 33.949599 -84.082940 Mon, 12 Oct 2009 17:52:12 +0000 roadskater 1137 at http://roadskater.net A2A Results are up! http://roadskater.net/a2a-results-are Results are already posted for the 2009 A2A. <a href="http://a2a.net/" title="http://a2a.net/">http://a2a.net/</a> Sorry. Too exhausted to write anything coherent right now! Good job everyone and thanks for coming to do the event. http://roadskater.net/a2a-results-are#comments Roadskater.net 2009 Athens to Atlanta (a2a) http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1136 Mon, 12 Oct 2009 02:48:29 +0000 eebee 1136 at http://roadskater.net Congrats A2A finishers! http://roadskater.net/congrats-a2a-finishers <p> From my read of the weather reports, you guys must have had awesome weather! </p> <p> One random/strange factiod - how did some of you manage the _exact_ number placement from last year.  I would think there would be a difference of at least a few places, but looks like Blake/Eilizabeth, as well as Sibert had the same number placement.  Kaplan, you were a bit off, but we always knew you were unique!  Hey, proof A2A results is rigged right?  lol  ;-) </p> <p> Congrats to finishing, have a safe trip home! </p> http://roadskater.net/congrats-a2a-finishers#comments Roadskater.net http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1135 Mon, 12 Oct 2009 02:46:20 +0000 dtg 1135 at http://roadskater.net Athens to Atlanta Roadskate 2009 A2A Detour Video http://roadskater.net/athens-atlanta-roadskate-2009-a2a-detour-video <p> Hi. Here's a noisy but perhaps useful video of the detour around the problems on Cruse Road. You definitely don't want to go there! The first turn is a right onto Old Norcross Rd in or just after a Construction Zone on Herrington. At the end of the video, you'll be set to turn right onto Pleasant Hill Rd., opposite where you would have come in from Cruse Rd. <br /> <br /> You can try the Roadskaterdotnet youtube channel to see if the files have uploaded (there will be 3)...<a href="http://www.youtube.com/RoadSkaterdotNet"><br /> http://www.youtube.com/RoadSkaterdotNet</a> </p> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Locations</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Herrington Rd at Old Norcross Rd</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="33.949599">33° 56' 58.5564" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-84.082940">84° 4' 58.584" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=33.949599+-84.082940+%28%2C+%2C+%2C+%2C+us%29" target="_blank">Google Maps</a>, <a href="http://maps.yahoo.com/maps_result?addr=&amp;country=us" target="_blank">Yahoo! Maps</a>, <a href="http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?searchtype=address&amp;country=US&amp;address=&amp;city=&amp;state=&amp;zipcode=" target="_blank">MapQuest</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Bob Hanna Cir at Pleasant Hill Rd</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="33.924627">33° 55' 28.6572" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-84.114075">84° 6' 50.67" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=33.924627+-84.114075+%28%2C+%2C+%2C+%2C+us%29" target="_blank">Google Maps</a>, <a href="http://maps.yahoo.com/maps_result?addr=&amp;country=us" target="_blank">Yahoo! Maps</a>, <a href="http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?searchtype=address&amp;country=US&amp;address=&amp;city=&amp;state=&amp;zipcode=" target="_blank">MapQuest</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="upload-image-images"><div class="item-list"><ul><li class="first last"><a href="/athens-atlanta-roadskate-2009-a2a-detour-video-a2a-2009-cruse-road-closed-jpg"></a></li> </ul></div></div><p><a href="http://roadskater.net/athens-atlanta-roadskate-2009-a2a-detour-video" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/athens-atlanta-roadskate-2009-a2a-detour-video#comments Roadskater.net 2009 detour Athens GA Athens to Atlanta (a2a) Atlanta GA Lawrenceville GA useful video noisy http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1129 33.949599 -84.082940 33.924627 -84.114075 Sat, 10 Oct 2009 08:56:32 +0000 roadskater 1129 at http://roadskater.net Good luck A2A 2009 skaters! http://roadskater.net/good-luck-a2a-2009-skaters Skate safe and strong!  Wishing you all a fun, fast time! http://roadskater.net/good-luck-a2a-2009-skaters#comments AthensToAtlanta.com http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1128 Thu, 08 Oct 2009 23:24:21 +0000 dtg 1128 at http://roadskater.net Roadskater.net Photo and Jersey Meetup at Statue of Athena, Classic Center, Athens GA plus Early Dinner http://roadskater.net/roadskater-net-photo-and-jersey-meetup-statue-athena-classic-center-athens-ga-plus-early-dinner <div class="event-nodeapi"> <div class="event-start dtstart" title="2009-10-10T19:30:00Z"><label>Start: </label> 2009.10.10 3:30 pm </div> </div> <div class="event-nodeapi"> <div class="event-tz"><label>Timezone: </label>US/Eastern </div> </div> <div class="event-nodeapi"> <div class="event-start dtstart" title="2009-10-10T19:30:00Z"><label>Start: </label> 2009.10.10 3:30 pm </div> </div> <div class="event-nodeapi"> <div class="event-tz"><label>Timezone: </label>US/Eastern </div> </div> <p> ROADSKATER.NET PHOTO AND JERSEY MEETUPS: I plan to be available 3 times on Saturday for those in Athens to meet me about jerseys and for the Roadskater.net photo(s). (Anyone who likes Roadskater.net and wants to be in the photo(s) is welcome.) Everything subject to change, but here's the plan: </p> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Statue of Athena</span> <span class="locality">Athens</span>, <span class="region">Georgia</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="33.959726">33° 57' 35.0136" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-83.373131">83° 22' 23.2716" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=33.959726+-83.373131+%28%2C+Athens%2C+GA%2C+%2C+us%29" target="_blank">Google Maps</a>, <a href="http://maps.yahoo.com/maps_result?addr=&amp;csz=Athens%2C+GA&amp;country=us" target="_blank">Yahoo! Maps</a>, <a href="http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?searchtype=address&amp;country=US&amp;address=&amp;city=Athens&amp;state=GA&amp;zipcode=" target="_blank">MapQuest</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://roadskater.net/roadskater-net-photo-and-jersey-meetup-statue-athena-classic-center-athens-ga-plus-early-dinner" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/roadskater-net-photo-and-jersey-meetup-statue-athena-classic-center-athens-ga-plus-early-dinner#comments Roadskater.net 2009 Athens GA Athens to Atlanta (a2a) Classic Center events Roadskater.net jerseys Roadskater.net Team skaters Statue of Athena meetups http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1127 33.959726 -83.373131 Thu, 08 Oct 2009 18:13:52 +0000 roadskater 1127 at http://roadskater.net Friday Carpool Athens to Atlanta http://roadskater.net/friday-carpool-athens-atlanta <p> OK, coming down to the wire - everyone got your Ziploc's packed? </p> <p> I just got off the phone with the proprieter of Skate Escape - there isn't much parking around his place, and he was very clear to NOT leave stuff in your car there, as break-ins are frequent. </p><p><a href="http://roadskater.net/friday-carpool-athens-atlanta" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/friday-carpool-athens-atlanta#comments Roadskater.net A2A carpool Friday opossum http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1126 Thu, 08 Oct 2009 16:28:50 +0000 Cat Brother 1126 at http://roadskater.net Catching a Ride: Taking the Bus From Athens to Atlanta and Back http://roadskater.net/catching-ride-taking-bus-athens-atlanta-and-back If you need to get from Atlanta to Athens or vice versa, Southeastern Stages can get you there. They're bookable directly or by way of Greyhound. If you know of more buses between Athens and Atlanta (such as from the Atlanta airport to the Athens bus station, please feel free to add them here. <br /> <br /> For those skating Athens to Atlanta, there are buses available on a2a.net and these are your best bet and a good value as I recall. However, if those don't work for you, perhaps these will. <br /> <br /> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Locations</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Athens Bus Station</span> <div class="street-address"> 220 W Broad St </div> <span class="locality">Athens</span>, <span class="region">Georgia</span> <span class="postal-code">30601</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <div class="tel"> <abbr class="type" title="voice">Phone:</abbr> <span class="value">(706) 549-2255</span> </div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="33.957200">33° 57' 25.92" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-83.378700">83° 22' 43.32" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=33.957200+-83.378700+%28220+W+Broad+St%2C+Athens%2C+GA%2C+30601%2C+us%29" target="_blank">Google Maps</a>, <a href="http://maps.yahoo.com/maps_result?addr=220+W+Broad+St&amp;csz=Athens%2C+GA&amp;country=us" target="_blank">Yahoo! Maps</a>, <a href="http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?searchtype=address&amp;country=US&amp;address=220+W+Broad+St&amp;city=Athens&amp;state=GA&amp;zipcode=30601" target="_blank">MapQuest</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Atlanta Bus Station</span> <div class="street-address"> 232 Forsyth Street </div> <span class="locality">Atlanta</span>, <span class="region">Georgia</span> <span class="postal-code">30303</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <div class="tel"> <abbr class="type" title="voice">Phone:</abbr> <span class="value">(404) 584-1728</span> </div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="33.748552">33° 44' 54.7872" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-84.396347">84° 23' 46.8492" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=33.748552+-84.396347+%28232+Forsyth+Street%2C+Atlanta%2C+GA%2C+30303%2C+us%29" target="_blank">Google Maps</a>, <a href="http://maps.yahoo.com/maps_result?addr=232+Forsyth+Street&amp;csz=Atlanta%2C+GA&amp;country=us" target="_blank">Yahoo! Maps</a>, <a href="http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?searchtype=address&amp;country=US&amp;address=232+Forsyth+Street&amp;city=Atlanta&amp;state=GA&amp;zipcode=30303" target="_blank">MapQuest</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://roadskater.net/catching-ride-taking-bus-athens-atlanta-and-back" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/catching-ride-taking-bus-athens-atlanta-and-back#comments Roadskater.net 2009 buses Athens GA Athens to Atlanta (a2a) Atlanta GA transportation http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1125 33.957200 -83.378700 33.748552 -84.396347 Thu, 08 Oct 2009 04:17:15 +0000 roadskater 1125 at http://roadskater.net A2A Last Minute Stuff http://roadskater.net/a2a-last-minute-stuff <p> OK, off to find Atomic Fireballs, and a few more things </p> <p> 1. How MUCH do you need to label your Ziploc bags for the checkpoints? First AND last name, or what? Eebee, I read how someone stole a bunch'a your stuff one year, do I need to double up for theft? </p> <p> 2. I'm at the Days Inn on Finley in Athens. Anyone else? </p><p><a href="http://roadskater.net/a2a-last-minute-stuff" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/a2a-last-minute-stuff#comments Roadskater.net http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1124 Tue, 06 Oct 2009 00:12:33 +0000 Cat Brother 1124 at http://roadskater.net Elevation-Speed Profiles and Speed-Heart Rate Profiles for Tour to Tanglewood 2009 Bike Ride Inline Skate http://roadskater.net/elevation-speed-profiles-and-speed-heart-rate-profiles-tour-tanglewood-2009-bike-ride-inline-skate Here is more data from the road between Volvo Trucks N.A., Greensboro, NC and Tanglewood Park, Clemmons, NC in the 2009 Tour to Tanglewood for Multiple Sclerosis. When I make elevation profiles, I like to force x and y to 0 because it helps me see how hilly the event is more accurately. You can make almost anything look hilly by setting the y-axis max/min to the elevation max/min. To make it better, I should probably plot all events on a 110-mile scale or some such (considering Carolina Century at 102 is usually the most I'd try in a day), but I don't yet really like how that looks. <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Tour to Tanglewood Start/Finish</span> <div class="street-address"> 7900 National Service Road </div> <span class="locality">Greensboro</span>, <span class="region">North Carolina</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="36.081311">36° 4' 52.7196" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-79.968112">79° 58' 5.2032" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=36.081311+-79.968112+%287900+National+Service+Road%2C+Greensboro%2C+NC%2C+%2C+us%29" target="_blank">Google Maps</a>, <a href="http://maps.yahoo.com/maps_result?addr=7900+National+Service+Road&amp;csz=Greensboro%2C+NC&amp;country=us" target="_blank">Yahoo! Maps</a>, <a href="http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?searchtype=address&amp;country=US&amp;address=7900+National+Service+Road&amp;city=Greensboro&amp;state=NC&amp;zipcode=" target="_blank">MapQuest</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="upload-image-images"><div class="item-list"><ul><li class="first"><a href="/elevation-speed-profiles-and-speed-heart-rate-profiles-tour-tanglewood-2009-bike-ride-inline-skate-20090926-tour-tang"></a></li> <li><a href="/elevation-speed-profiles-and-speed-heart-rate-profiles-tour-tanglewood-2009-bike-ride-inline-skate-20090926-tour-tang-0"></a></li> <li><a href="/elevation-speed-profiles-and-speed-heart-rate-profiles-tour-tanglewood-2009-bike-ride-inline-skate-20090927-tour-tang"></a></li> <li class="last"><a href="/elevation-speed-profiles-and-speed-heart-rate-profiles-tour-tanglewood-2009-bike-ride-inline-skate-20090927-tour-tang-0"></a></li> </ul></div></div><p><a href="http://roadskater.net/elevation-speed-profiles-and-speed-heart-rate-profiles-tour-tanglewood-2009-bike-ride-inline-skate" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/elevation-speed-profiles-and-speed-heart-rate-profiles-tour-tanglewood-2009-bike-ride-inline-skate#comments Roadskater.net 2009 data visualization elevation profiles heart rate Arcadia NC Clemmons NC Clemmons Station NC cycling Enterprise NC Greensboro NC Gum Tree NC inline skating Midway (Davidson) NC open road outdoor roadcycling roadskating skating speed profiles http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1115 36.081311 -79.968112 Sun, 04 Oct 2009 12:10:09 +0000 roadskater 1115 at http://roadskater.net Photos and Maps for Tour to Tanglewood 2009 Bike Ride & Inline Skate for MS Greensboro to Clemmons NC http://roadskater.net/photos-and-maps-tour-tanglewood-2009-bike-ride-inline-skate-ms-greensboro-clemmons-nc <p> </p> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Tour to Tanglewood Start/Finish</span> <div class="street-address"> 7900 National Service Rd </div> <span class="locality">Greensboro</span>, <span class="region">North Carolina</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="36.082477">36° 4' 56.9172" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-79.967954">79° 58' 4.6344" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=36.082477+-79.967954+%287900+National+Service+Rd%2C+Greensboro%2C+NC%2C+%2C+us%29" target="_blank">Google Maps</a>, <a href="http://maps.yahoo.com/maps_result?addr=7900+National+Service+Rd&amp;csz=Greensboro%2C+NC&amp;country=us" target="_blank">Yahoo! Maps</a>, <a href="http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?searchtype=address&amp;country=US&amp;address=7900+National+Service+Rd&amp;city=Greensboro&amp;state=NC&amp;zipcode=" target="_blank">MapQuest</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="upload-image-images"><div class="item-list"><ul><li class="first"><a href="/photos-and-maps-tour-tanglewood-2009-bike-ride-inline-skate-ms-greensboro-clemmons-nc-090926115308-jpg"></a></li> <li><a href="/photos-and-maps-tour-tanglewood-2009-bike-ride-inline-skate-ms-greensboro-clemmons-nc-090926111026-jpg"></a></li> <li class="last"><a href="/photos-and-maps-tour-tanglewood-2009-bike-ride-inline-skate-ms-greensboro-clemmons-nc-090926111554-jpg"></a></li> </ul></div></div><p><a href="http://roadskater.net/photos-and-maps-tour-tanglewood-2009-bike-ride-inline-skate-ms-greensboro-clemmons-nc" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/photos-and-maps-tour-tanglewood-2009-bike-ride-inline-skate-ms-greensboro-clemmons-nc#comments Roadskater.net 2009 Arcadia NC charity rides Clemmons NC Clemmons Station NC cycling Enterprise NC Greensboro NC Gum Tree NC Midway (Davidson) NC open road outdoor roadcycling Roadskater.net Roadskater.net Team roadskating skrides (skateable bike rides) thumbnail maps Tour to Tanglewood (t2t ttt) photos route maps speed maps http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1110 36.082477 -79.967954 Sun, 04 Oct 2009 10:40:34 +0000 roadskater 1110 at http://roadskater.net Artem wins Northshore Inline 2009 Open Class http://roadskater.net/artem-wins-northshore-inline-2009-open-class <p> All I can say is - WOW!  Congrats Artem!  Your hard work has paid off!  That is a real inspiration and a tribute to what hard work, discipline, and some strategy can do.  A first place finish at Northshore, out of over 2,000 participants, just below elite, is an accomplishment few can say they have achieved. </p> <p> <a href="http://www.onlineraceresults.com/race/view_race.php?race_id=12288#racetop" title="http://www.onlineraceresults.com/race/view_race.php?race_id=12288#racetop">http://www.onlineraceresults.com/race/view_race.php?race_id=12288#racetop</a> </p> <p> I saw Artem last night and he gave me the full scoop.  Maybe there is a blog entry coming from Artem?  ;-) </p> http://roadskater.net/artem-wins-northshore-inline-2009-open-class#comments Roadskater.net http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1109 Thu, 01 Oct 2009 16:57:01 +0000 dtg 1109 at http://roadskater.net Joint/tendon repair thru negatives http://roadskater.net/jointtendon-repair-thru-negatives <p>   For anyone with a new or chronic injury, a method that's worked well for me, when I finally did it regularly (duh) is to lift a weight with 2 limbs, and lower it with only the injured limb. I first read about this years ago re Achilles tendon rehab, in which you simply did a bent-knee calf raise with both legs, and lowered the weight with only the injured side. </p><p><a href="http://roadskater.net/jointtendon-repair-thru-negatives" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/jointtendon-repair-thru-negatives#comments Roadskater.net tendon repair weight training orangutan rehabiitation http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1108 Wed, 30 Sep 2009 01:12:53 +0000 Cat Brother 1108 at http://roadskater.net Athens to Atlanta A2A 2009 87-Mile Inline/Roller Road Skate in Georgia plus 38- and 52-Mile Routes http://roadskater.net/athens-atlanta-a2a-2009-87-mile-inlineroller-road-skate-georgia-plus-38-and-52-mile-routes <div class="event-nodeapi"> <div class="event-start dtstart" title="2009-10-11T11:30:00Z"><label>Start: </label> 2009.10.11 7:30 am </div> </div> <div class="event-nodeapi"> <div class="event-end dtend" title="2009-10-11T21:30:00Z"><label>End: </label> 2009.10.11 5:30 pm </div> </div> <div class="event-nodeapi"> <div class="event-tz"><label>Timezone: </label>US/Eastern </div> </div> <div class="event-nodeapi"> <div class="event-start dtstart" title="2009-10-11T11:30:00Z"><label>Start: </label> 2009.10.11 7:30 am </div> </div> <div class="event-nodeapi"> <div class="event-end dtend" title="2009-10-11T21:30:00Z"><label>End: </label> 2009.10.11 5:30 pm </div> </div> <div class="event-nodeapi"> <div class="event-tz"><label>Timezone: </label>US/Eastern </div> </div> There's so much to say about Athens to Atlanta, but suffice it to say some of us are totally crazy about this event. We've participated since 1999, including the unofficial versions in 2005. <br /> <br /> <ul> <li><a href="http://a2a.net/results-durask.htm" target="_blank">http://a2a.net/results-durask.htm</a></li> <li><a href="http://a2a.net/results-endur.htm" target="_blank">http://a2a.net/results-endur.htm</a></li> </ul> <br /> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Locations</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Athens to Atlanta Georgia Roadskate Start at Classic Center</span> <div class="street-address"> E Washington St at N Thomas St </div> <span class="locality">Athens</span>, <span class="region">Georgia</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="33.959887">33° 57' 35.5932" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-83.373624">83° 22' 25.0464" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=33.959887+-83.373624+%28E+Washington+St+at+N+Thomas+St%2C+Athens%2C+GA%2C+%2C+us%29" target="_blank">Google Maps</a>, <a href="http://maps.yahoo.com/maps_result?addr=E+Washington+St+at+N+Thomas+St&amp;csz=Athens%2C+GA&amp;country=us" target="_blank">Yahoo! Maps</a>, <a href="http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?searchtype=address&amp;country=US&amp;address=E+Washington+St+at+N+Thomas+St&amp;city=Athens&amp;state=GA&amp;zipcode=" target="_blank">MapQuest</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Piedmont Park, Atlanta, GA finish of Athens to Atlanta A2A</span> <span class="locality">Atlanta</span>, <span class="region">Georgia</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="33.787378">33° 47' 14.5608" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-84.374641">84° 22' 28.7076" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=33.787378+-84.374641+%28%2C+Atlanta%2C+GA%2C+%2C+us%29" target="_blank">Google Maps</a>, <a href="http://maps.yahoo.com/maps_result?addr=&amp;csz=Atlanta%2C+GA&amp;country=us" target="_blank">Yahoo! Maps</a>, <a href="http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?searchtype=address&amp;country=US&amp;address=&amp;city=Atlanta&amp;state=GA&amp;zipcode=" target="_blank">MapQuest</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="upload-image-images"><div class="item-list"><ul><li class="first"><a href="/athens-atlanta-a2a-2009-87-mile-inlineroller-road-skate-georgia-plus-38-and-52-mile-routes-081005084104-jpg"></a></li> <li class="last"><a href="/athens-atlanta-a2a-2009-87-mile-inlineroller-road-skate-georgia-plus-38-and-52-mile-routes-081004174508-jpg"></a></li> </ul></div></div><p><a href="http://roadskater.net/athens-atlanta-a2a-2009-87-mile-inlineroller-road-skate-georgia-plus-38-and-52-mile-routes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/athens-atlanta-a2a-2009-87-mile-inlineroller-road-skate-georgia-plus-38-and-52-mile-routes#comments Roadskater.net 2009 Athens GA Athens to Atlanta (a2a) Atlanta GA Auburn GA Avondale Estates GA Clarkston GA Dacula GA DeKalb County GA inline inline skating open road outdoor roadskating Scottdale GA skating Winder GA roller http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1105 33.959887 -83.373624 33.787378 -84.374641 Wed, 23 Sep 2009 21:37:59 +0000 roadskater 1105 at http://roadskater.net Tour to Tanglewood Bike MS Ride & Inline Skate 2009 Greensboro to Clemmons NC 2 Days 90-plus Miles http://roadskater.net/tour-tanglewood-bike-ms-ride-inline-skate-2009-greensboro-clemmons-nc-2-days-90-plus-miles <div class="event-nodeapi"> <div class="event-start dtstart" title="2009-09-26T11:30:00Z"><label>Start: </label> 2009.09.26 7:30 am </div> </div> <div class="event-nodeapi"> <div class="event-end dtend" title="2009-09-27T19:00:00Z"><label>End: </label> 2009.09.27 3:00 pm </div> </div> <div class="event-nodeapi"> <div class="event-tz"><label>Timezone: </label>US/Eastern </div> </div> <div class="event-nodeapi"> <div class="event-start dtstart" title="2009-09-26T11:30:00Z"><label>Start: </label> 2009.09.26 7:30 am </div> </div> <div class="event-nodeapi"> <div class="event-end dtend" title="2009-09-27T19:00:00Z"><label>End: </label> 2009.09.27 3:00 pm </div> </div> <div class="event-nodeapi"> <div class="event-tz"><label>Timezone: </label>US/Eastern </div> </div> Join us for the 2009 Tour to Tanglewood starting from Volvo Trucks North America in Greensboro, NC and arriving at Tanglewood Park in Clemmons, NC on Saturday. Spend the morning riding or skating with about 1700 cyclists (and a small but awesome contingent of skaters), the enjoy the afternoon at Tanglewood having lunch, dinner, beverages and good times getting to know other people who ride for people who can't. <h3 class="location-locations-header">Locations</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Volvo Trucks North America</span> <div class="street-address"> 7900 National Service Road </div> <span class="locality">Greensboro</span>, <span class="region">North Carolina</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="36.081311">36° 4' 52.7196" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-79.968112">79° 58' 5.2032" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=36.081311+-79.968112+%287900+National+Service+Road%2C+Greensboro%2C+NC%2C+%2C+us%29" target="_blank">Google Maps</a>, <a href="http://maps.yahoo.com/maps_result?addr=7900+National+Service+Road&amp;csz=Greensboro%2C+NC&amp;country=us" target="_blank">Yahoo! Maps</a>, <a href="http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?searchtype=address&amp;country=US&amp;address=7900+National+Service+Road&amp;city=Greensboro&amp;state=NC&amp;zipcode=" target="_blank">MapQuest</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Tanglewood Park 2009 Tour to Tanglewood Finish</span> <span class="locality">Clemmons</span>, <span class="region">North Carolina</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="36.011573">36° 0' 41.6628" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-80.414675">80° 24' 52.83" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=36.011573+-80.414675+%28%2C+Clemmons%2C+NC%2C+%2C+us%29" target="_blank">Google Maps</a>, <a href="http://maps.yahoo.com/maps_result?addr=&amp;csz=Clemmons%2C+NC&amp;country=us" target="_blank">Yahoo! Maps</a>, <a href="http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?searchtype=address&amp;country=US&amp;address=&amp;city=Clemmons&amp;state=NC&amp;zipcode=" target="_blank">MapQuest</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="upload-image-images"><div class="item-list"><ul><li class="first last"><a href="/tour-tanglewood-bike-ms-ride-skate-2009-greensboro-clemmons-nc-2-days-90-plus-miles-080907075604-jpg"></a></li> </ul></div></div><p><a href="http://roadskater.net/tour-tanglewood-bike-ms-ride-inline-skate-2009-greensboro-clemmons-nc-2-days-90-plus-miles" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/tour-tanglewood-bike-ms-ride-inline-skate-2009-greensboro-clemmons-nc-2-days-90-plus-miles#comments Roadskater.net 2009 bike ms charity bike rides Clemmons NC cycling fun Greensboro NC open road outdoor roadcycling roadskating skating skrides (skateable bike rides) http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1102 36.081311 -79.968112 36.011573 -80.414675 Wed, 23 Sep 2009 19:24:08 +0000 roadskater 1102 at http://roadskater.net Country Park Friends, Skate Fascination, Schwinn Logos, Making it Look Easy Without Realizing it http://roadskater.net/country-park-friends-skate-fascination-schwinn-logos-making-it-look-easy-without-realizing-it On Sunday I was still feeling good after 35 miles with pals checking out the Carolina Century western loop. But it has been a bit of a struggle of late to get everything done (OK to get half of it done) that I would love to do for Tour to Tanglewood, roadskating and the Carolina Century, plus junk I just have to deal with in real life...like getting a little exercise and a host of other not nearly as fun tasks. <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Greensboro Country Park</span> <div class="street-address"> Nathanael Green Rd. at Calvin Wiley Rd. </div> <span class="locality">Greensboro</span>, <span class="region">North Carolina</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="36.130711">36° 7' 50.5596" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-79.835992">79° 50' 9.5712" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=36.130711+-79.835992+%28Nathanael+Green+Rd.+at+Calvin+Wiley+Rd.%2C+Greensboro%2C+NC%2C+%2C+us%29" target="_blank">Google Maps</a>, <a href="http://maps.yahoo.com/maps_result?addr=Nathanael+Green+Rd.+at+Calvin+Wiley+Rd.&amp;csz=Greensboro%2C+NC&amp;country=us" target="_blank">Yahoo! Maps</a>, <a href="http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?searchtype=address&amp;country=US&amp;address=Nathanael+Green+Rd.+at+Calvin+Wiley+Rd.&amp;city=Greensboro&amp;state=NC&amp;zipcode=" target="_blank">MapQuest</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="upload-image-images"><div class="item-list"><ul><li class="first"><a href="/country-park-friends-skate-fascination-schwinn-logos-making-it-look-easy-without-realizing-it-30-dollar-68mm-wheeled-adjusta"></a></li> <li class="last"><a href="/country-park-friends-skate-fascination-schwinn-logos-making-it-look-easy-without-realizing-it-three-guys-having-fun-biking"></a></li> </ul></div></div><p><a href="http://roadskater.net/country-park-friends-skate-fascination-schwinn-logos-making-it-look-easy-without-realizing-it" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/country-park-friends-skate-fascination-schwinn-logos-making-it-look-easy-without-realizing-it#comments Roadskater.net 2009 adjustable couples families friendly awesome closed road fun Greensboro Country Park Greensboro NC inline outdoor skating kids Schwinn skates smiles http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1099 36.130711 -79.835992 Tue, 22 Sep 2009 13:54:40 +0000 roadskater 1099 at http://roadskater.net Skart wins Northshore inline marathon (open division)! http://roadskater.net/skart-wins-northshore-inline-marathon-open-division <p>The Northshore Inline Marathon was on Saturday.  I just checked the results, and RoadSkater.net's own &quot;Skart&quot;  (aka Artem Papkov) won the open division...</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><span style="background-color: #ffffff" class="Apple-style-span"><a href="http://www.onlineraceresults.com/race/view_race.php?race_id=12288&amp;submit_action=select_result&amp;order_by=default&amp;group_by=default#racetop">http://www.onlineraceresults.com/race/view_race.php?race_id=12288&amp;submit_action=select_result&amp;order_by=default&amp;group_by=default#racetop</a></span></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://roadskater.net/skart-wins-northshore-inline-marathon-open-division" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/skart-wins-northshore-inline-marathon-open-division#comments Roadskater.net http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1098 Mon, 21 Sep 2009 15:58:42 +0000 skatey-mark 1098 at http://roadskater.net Photos and Maps for Bicycle Toy & Hobby Sales High Point NC 2009 Tour to Tanglewood Training Bike Ride & Inline Skate http://roadskater.net/photos-and-maps-bicycle-toy-hobby-sales-high-point-nc-2009-tour-tanglewood-training-bike-ride-inline-skate <p> We had a super time at the Bicycle Toy &amp; Hobby Sales Tour to Tanglewood training ride inline skate. This year there was an improved long route of 43 miles. There was some additional gatorback to do on roads familiar from previous Tours, but after this, the rest of the day was on supersweet asphalt, with some challenging uphills and fun and safe downhills too. When we got back to the shop there was so much food we really didn't need to have lunch (though later on we went to Sir Pizza for small versions of their awesome pies). <br /> <br /> Check out the 490 photos here...<br /> </p> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Bicycle Toy &amp; Hobby Sales</span> <div class="street-address"> 2000 N Main St </div> <span class="locality">High Point</span>, <span class="region">North Carolina</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="35.981383">35° 58' 52.9788" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-80.021946">80° 1' 19.0056" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=35.981383+-80.021946+%282000+N+Main+St%2C+High+Point%2C+NC%2C+%2C+us%29" target="_blank">Google Maps</a>, <a href="http://maps.yahoo.com/maps_result?addr=2000+N+Main+St&amp;csz=High+Point%2C+NC&amp;country=us" target="_blank">Yahoo! Maps</a>, <a href="http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?searchtype=address&amp;country=US&amp;address=2000+N+Main+St&amp;city=High+Point&amp;state=NC&amp;zipcode=" target="_blank">MapQuest</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="upload-image-images"><div class="item-list"><ul><li class="first"><a href="/photos-and-maps-bicycle-toy-hobby-sales-high-point-nc-2009-tour-tanglewood-training-bike-ride-inline-skate-090912091"></a></li> <li><a href="/photos-and-maps-bicycle-toy-hobby-sales-high-point-nc-2009-tour-tanglewood-training-bike-ride-inline-skate-090912090"></a></li> <li class="last"><a href="/photos-and-maps-bicycle-toy-hobby-sales-high-point-nc-2009-tour-tanglewood-training-bike-ride-inline-skate-20090912"></a></li> </ul></div></div><p><a href="http://roadskater.net/photos-and-maps-bicycle-toy-hobby-sales-high-point-nc-2009-tour-tanglewood-training-bike-ride-inline-skate" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/photos-and-maps-bicycle-toy-hobby-sales-high-point-nc-2009-tour-tanglewood-training-bike-ride-inline-skate#comments Roadskater.net 2009 Abbotts Creek NC charity events cycling High Point NC Horneytown NC open road outdoor roadcycling roadskating skating topo maps Tour to Tanglewood (t2t ttt) Union Cross NC Wallburg NC route maps speed maps http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1094 35.981383 -80.021946 Fri, 18 Sep 2009 08:29:18 +0000 roadskater 1094 at http://roadskater.net Photos of the 37th Annual Carolina Cup Bicycle Races 2009 in Greensboro Country Park Greensboro NC http://roadskater.net/photos-37th-annual-carolina-cup-bicycle-races-2009-greensboro-country-park-greensboro-nc <p> After an awesome Saturday morning roadskating the improved course for the 43-mile route of the Bicycle Toy &amp; Hobby Tour to Tanglewood Training Ride in High Point, sleeping late Sunday was nice. But we knew the Carolina Cup Bicycle Races were going on at Greensboro Country Park, so we got going and made it up in time for the last three big events. I also had a phone call related to the NC Active Transportation Alliance (<a href="http://ncactive.org/">http://ncactive.org</a>), so for a while I was on the phone and photographing at the same time. Yowee. </p> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Country Park Lower Lot</span> <div class="street-address"> Calvin Wiley Dr &amp; Nathanael Green Dr </div> <span class="locality">Greensboro</span>, <span class="region">North Carolina</span> <span class="postal-code">27455</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="36.130711">36° 7' 50.5596" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-79.835992">79° 50' 9.5712" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=36.130711+-79.835992+%28Calvin+Wiley+Dr+%26+Nathanael+Green+Dr%2C+Greensboro%2C+NC%2C+27455%2C+us%29" target="_blank">Google Maps</a>, <a href="http://maps.yahoo.com/maps_result?addr=Calvin+Wiley+Dr+%26+Nathanael+Green+Dr&amp;csz=Greensboro%2C+NC&amp;country=us" target="_blank">Yahoo! Maps</a>, <a href="http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?searchtype=address&amp;country=US&amp;address=Calvin+Wiley+Dr+%26+Nathanael+Green+Dr&amp;city=Greensboro&amp;state=NC&amp;zipcode=27455" target="_blank">MapQuest</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="upload-image-images"><div class="item-list"><ul><li class="first"><a href="/photos-37th-annual-carolina-cup-bicycle-races-2009-greensboro-country-park-greensboro-nc-090913143646-jpg"></a></li> <li><a href="/photos-37th-annual-carolina-cup-bicycle-races-2009-greensboro-country-park-greensboro-nc-090913155338b-jpg"></a></li> <li class="last"><a href="/photos-37th-annual-carolina-cup-bicycle-races-2009-greensboro-country-park-greensboro-nc-090913161038-jpg"></a></li> </ul></div></div><p><a href="http://roadskater.net/photos-37th-annual-carolina-cup-bicycle-races-2009-greensboro-country-park-greensboro-nc" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/photos-37th-annual-carolina-cup-bicycle-races-2009-greensboro-country-park-greensboro-nc#comments Roadcyclist.net 2009 Carolina Cup closed road criterium racing cycling Greensboro Country Park Greensboro NC outdoor races roadcycling laps photos http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1090 36.130711 -79.835992 Wed, 16 Sep 2009 04:36:51 +0000 roadskater 1090 at http://roadskater.net Elevation data... Which is the most accurate? http://roadskater.net/elevation-data-which-most-accurate <p>Last weekend, RoadSkater &amp; I were talking about elevation data while on the scenic 51-mile &quot;Hannah&quot; route...  I unfortunately lost my data from that skate due to a hard drive crash, so I can't compare against his.  But it did get me thinking...</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Which elevation data is most accurate?</p><p>1) Polar's barometric sensor</p><p>2) Garmin's GPS sensor</p><p>3) NASA's 30m elevation data (i.e., on gpsvisualizer.com)</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://roadskater.net/elevation-data-which-most-accurate" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/elevation-data-which-most-accurate#comments Roadskater.net http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1089 Wed, 16 Sep 2009 03:33:46 +0000 skatey-mark 1089 at http://roadskater.net Inline Club of Boston Skates for the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Jimmy Fund http://roadskater.net/inline-club-boston-skates-dana-farber-cancer-institute-and-jimmy-fund <p> Hey Roadskaters! </p> <p> The Inline Club of Boston skated for the Boston Marathon Jmmy Fund walk in support of the participants Sunday,  One group did the normal Hopkington to Boston 26.2 mile route and another group set out to do the double marathon (out and back) but ended up doing 63 miles or 100 kilometers in preperation for A2A.  Over 7000 thousand walkers were in the event so it was huge and ICB set out to inspire the walkers!&lt;BR&gt;&lt;BR&gt; </p><p><a href="http://roadskater.net/inline-club-boston-skates-dana-farber-cancer-institute-and-jimmy-fund" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/inline-club-boston-skates-dana-farber-cancer-institute-and-jimmy-fund#comments Roadskater.net http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1088 Tue, 15 Sep 2009 04:20:15 +0000 billz 1088 at http://roadskater.net Crack-Resistant Skate Wheels? http://roadskater.net/crack-resistant-skate-wheels Has anybody bought and skated-out any 100mm+ sized wheels within the past year, where the wheel hubs did NOT crack? The Bont Gen III's did not work out too well in this department (see Tour de Lions, 2009!). Are Hyper wheels back on the scene yet, I wonder? I need to buy wheels and wanted some feedback about the recent batches and brands of wheels out there right now, that can obviously stand up to 1,000 to 2,000 roadskate miles. Downtown or nightskate wheels - even better (lots of kerbs, steps, railroad tracks and potholes!). <p><a href="http://roadskater.net/crack-resistant-skate-wheels" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/crack-resistant-skate-wheels#comments Roadskater.net 2009 inline skate wheels skate wheels race wheels http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1087 Tue, 15 Sep 2009 02:56:20 +0000 eebee 1087 at http://roadskater.net Roadskater.net Carolina Century 21- to 102-mile Bike Ride & Roadskate for MS October 24 2009 Gospel Baptist Church Greensboro NC http://roadskater.net/roadskater-net-carolina-century-21-102-mile-bike-ride-roadskate-ms-october-24-2009-gospel-baptist-church-greensboro-nc <div class="event-nodeapi"> <div class="event-start dtstart" title="2009-10-24T11:30:00Z"><label>Start: </label> 2009.10.24 7:30 am </div> </div> <div class="event-nodeapi"> <div class="event-tz"><label>Timezone: </label>US/Eastern </div> </div> <div class="event-nodeapi"> <div class="event-start dtstart" title="2009-10-24T11:30:00Z"><label>Start: </label> 2009.10.24 7:30 am </div> </div> <div class="event-nodeapi"> <div class="event-tz"><label>Timezone: </label>US/Eastern </div> </div> <strong> <p align="center"> Easy link to this page: <a href="http://skate.carolinacentury.com">skate.carolinacentury.com</a> </p> <p align="center"> Roadskater.net Carolina Century 21- to 102-mile Bike Ride &amp; Roadskate for MS </p></strong> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Gospel Baptist Church</span> <div class="street-address"> 5949 N Church St </div> <span class="locality">Greensboro</span>, <span class="region">North Carolina</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="36.225546">36° 13' 31.9656" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-79.792224">79° 47' 32.0064" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=36.225546+-79.792224+%285949+N+Church+St%2C+Greensboro%2C+NC%2C+%2C+us%29" target="_blank">Google Maps</a>, <a href="http://maps.yahoo.com/maps_result?addr=5949+N+Church+St&amp;csz=Greensboro%2C+NC&amp;country=us" target="_blank">Yahoo! Maps</a>, <a href="http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?searchtype=address&amp;country=US&amp;address=5949+N+Church+St&amp;city=Greensboro&amp;state=NC&amp;zipcode=" target="_blank">MapQuest</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <table id="attachments" class="sticky-enabled"> <thead><tr><th>Attachment</th><th>Size</th> </tr></thead> <tbody> <tr class="odd"><td><a href="http://roadskater.net/system/files/carolina%20century%202009%20post%20card%20v2.pdf">carolina century 2009 post card v2.pdf</a></td><td>135.54 KB</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p><a href="http://roadskater.net/roadskater-net-carolina-century-21-102-mile-bike-ride-roadskate-ms-october-24-2009-gospel-baptist-church-greensboro-nc" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/roadskater-net-carolina-century-21-102-mile-bike-ride-roadskate-ms-october-24-2009-gospel-baptist-church-greensboro-nc#comments Roadskater.net 2009 charity Belews Creek NC Bethany NC charity rides cycling Gold Hill NC Greensboro NC multiple sclerosis (MS) National MS Society Oak Ridge NC open road outdoor roadcycling roadskating Sandy Cross NC Scalesville NC skating skrides (skateable bike rides) Speedwell (Rockingham) NC Summerfield NC Walkertown NC http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1086 36.225546 -79.792224 Fri, 11 Sep 2009 23:07:12 +0000 roadskater 1086 at http://roadskater.net Photos and Maps for Carolina Century 2009 Recon 51-Miler Greensboro NC Tour to Tanglewood Training Bike Ride & Inline Skate http://roadskater.net/photos-and-maps-carolina-century-2009-recon-51-miler-greensboro-nc-tour-tanglewood-training-bike-ride-inline-skate Here are photos from the 51-mile recon skate and bike last weekend. We did the 51 route to see how the markings and road surfaces were. We came away feeling some surfaces were slightly worse but some major ones were much better. Overall, I'd say I can live with some patching that was rougher last fall but has had some sealing done, and one of the roads I considered taking out of the route has been made into supersweet asphalt now. It was a fun day out with beautiful skies and great companionship with skatey-mark, northinsouth and timv joining in. <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Gospel Baptist Church</span> <div class="street-address"> 5945 N Church St </div> <span class="locality">Greensboro</span>, <span class="region">North Carolina</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="36.224269">36° 13' 27.3684" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-79.791944">79° 47' 30.9984" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=36.224269+-79.791944+%285945+N+Church+St%2C+Greensboro%2C+NC%2C+%2C+us%29" target="_blank">Google Maps</a>, <a href="http://maps.yahoo.com/maps_result?addr=5945+N+Church+St&amp;csz=Greensboro%2C+NC&amp;country=us" target="_blank">Yahoo! Maps</a>, <a href="http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?searchtype=address&amp;country=US&amp;address=5945+N+Church+St&amp;city=Greensboro&amp;state=NC&amp;zipcode=" target="_blank">MapQuest</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="upload-image-images"><div class="item-list"><ul><li class="first"><a href="/photos-and-maps-carolina-century-2009-recon-51-miler-greensboro-nc-tour-tanglewood-training-bike-ride-inline-skate-090"></a></li> <li class="last"><a href="/carolina-century-2009-51-mile-route-profile-map-greensboro-nc-tour-tanglewood-training-bike-ride-inline-skate"></a></li> </ul></div></div><p><a href="http://roadskater.net/photos-and-maps-carolina-century-2009-recon-51-miler-greensboro-nc-tour-tanglewood-training-bike-ride-inline-skate" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/photos-and-maps-carolina-century-2009-recon-51-miler-greensboro-nc-tour-tanglewood-training-bike-ride-inline-skate#comments Roadskater.net 2009 Bethany NC Carolina Century cycling Gold Hill NC Greensboro NC open road outdoor roadcycling roadskating Sandy Cross NC Scalesville NC skating Speedwell (Rockingham) NC topo maps Wentworth NC Roadskater.net Carolina Century route maps speed maps http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1083 36.224269 -79.791944 Wed, 09 Sep 2009 04:38:08 +0000 roadskater 1083 at http://roadskater.net Athens to Atlanta A2A Road Skate Absolute First Timer http://roadskater.net/athens-atlanta-a2a-road-skate-absolute-first-timer <p> &nbsp; </p> <p> OK, this will be my first A2A, my first road race, period. Pretend I just flew in from Venus or something, y'all, and be patient. My fitness is high, got my new speed skates and am busy building ankle calluses after years of high-boot inlines.A few questions - </p> <p> 1. Apparently, you can send your own food/snacks ahead to various rest checkpoints. How does this work? Did I mention this was my first race? </p> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="locality">Athens</span>, <span class="region">Georgia</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="33.957354">33° 57' 26.4744" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-83.376804">83° 22' 36.4944" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=33.957354+-83.376804+%28%2C+Athens%2C+GA%2C+%2C+us%29" target="_blank">Google Maps</a>, <a href="http://maps.yahoo.com/maps_result?addr=&amp;csz=Athens%2C+GA&amp;country=us" target="_blank">Yahoo! Maps</a>, <a href="http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?searchtype=address&amp;country=US&amp;address=&amp;city=Athens&amp;state=GA&amp;zipcode=" target="_blank">MapQuest</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://roadskater.net/athens-atlanta-a2a-road-skate-absolute-first-timer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/athens-atlanta-a2a-road-skate-absolute-first-timer#comments Roadskater.net 2009 Athens GA Athens to Atlanta (a2a) Atlanta GA open road outdoor roadskating http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1082 33.957354 -83.376804 Wed, 09 Sep 2009 01:51:18 +0000 Cat Brother 1082 at http://roadskater.net Tour to Tanglewood overnight accommodations http://roadskater.net/tour-tanglewood-overnight-accommodations <p>Tour to Tanglewood is only 3 weeks away!  Woohoo!!!</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Friday night I have reservations at the Hilton Garden Inn, a couple miles away from the start.  (4307 Big Tree Way, Greensboro, NC)  The Hampton Inn (around the corner from the start) was booked solid.  My girlfriend is using Hilton points, so HGI was the closest Hilton hotel after the Hampton...  I didn't check availability on anything else, but I've stayed at the Days Inn (maybe 1/2 mile from the start) in years past and it was okay.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://roadskater.net/tour-tanglewood-overnight-accommodations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/tour-tanglewood-overnight-accommodations#comments Roadskater.net http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1081 Fri, 04 Sep 2009 15:04:07 +0000 skatey-mark 1081 at http://roadskater.net Photos and Maps for Cycles de Oro Greensboro NC 2009 Tour to Tanglewood Training Bike Ride & Inline Skate http://roadskater.net/photos-and-maps-cycles-de-oro-greensboro-nc-2009-tour-tanglewood-training-bike-ride-inline-skate Four of the Roadskater.net team made it out, two on skates, two on bikes, to roll up and down with the penultimate T2T training ride of the year. We thought we might have four more at least, and did some route scouting to pick an alternative that would save some $80+ wheels or a chunk of $5 brake pad material and some time...no biggie on the latter. Unfortunately, early damp roads dissuaded some of our crew, understandably, from the trek to the skride. <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Cycles de Oro</span> <div class="street-address"> 1410 Mill St # 100 </div> <span class="locality">Greensboro</span>, <span class="region">North Carolina</span> <span class="postal-code">27408-2105</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <div class="tel"> <abbr class="type" title="voice">Phone:</abbr> <span class="value">(336) 274-5959</span> </div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="36.089248">36° 5' 21.2928" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-79.810898">79° 48' 39.2328" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=36.089248+-79.810898+%28+1410+Mill+St+%23+100%2C+Greensboro%2C+NC%2C+27408-2105%2C+us%29" target="_blank">Google Maps</a>, <a href="http://maps.yahoo.com/maps_result?addr=+1410+Mill+St+%23+100&amp;csz=Greensboro%2C+NC&amp;country=us" target="_blank">Yahoo! Maps</a>, <a href="http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?searchtype=address&amp;country=US&amp;address=+1410+Mill+St+%23+100&amp;city=Greensboro&amp;state=NC&amp;zipcode=27408-2105" target="_blank">MapQuest</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="upload-image-images"><div class="item-list"><ul><li class="first"><a href="/photos-and-maps-cycles-de-oro-greensboro-nc-2009-tour-tanglewood-training-bike-ride-inline-skate-090829104228-jpg"></a></li> <li><a href="/photos-and-maps-cycles-de-oro-greensboro-nc-2009-tour-tanglewood-training-bike-ride-inline-skate-090829091014-jpg"></a></li> <li class="last"><a href="/photos-and-maps-cycles-de-oro-greensboro-nc-2009-tour-tanglewood-training-bike-ride-inline-skate-20090829-cycles-de-o"></a></li> </ul></div></div><p><a href="http://roadskater.net/photos-and-maps-cycles-de-oro-greensboro-nc-2009-tour-tanglewood-training-bike-ride-inline-skate" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/photos-and-maps-cycles-de-oro-greensboro-nc-2009-tour-tanglewood-training-bike-ride-inline-skate#comments Roadskater.net 2009 Cycles de Oro cycling Dale Brown Greensboro NC open road outdoor roadcycling roadskating skating skrides (skateable bike rides) Tour to Tanglewood (t2t ttt) http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1077 36.089248 -79.810898 Tue, 01 Sep 2009 14:41:38 +0000 roadskater 1077 at http://roadskater.net A2A on travel channel, hopefully. http://roadskater.net/a2a-travel-channel-hopefully <p>I saw this on the K2 site and thought how great this is for bringing some much needed exposure to skating.  From what I understand, this show will start on the Travel Channel in October, so check out the link.  It's about a 4 min video clip.</p><p><a href="#mce_temp_url#">http://www.k2skates.com/blog/2009/08/the-endurance-traveler-prepares-for-athens-to-atlanta/ </a></p> http://roadskater.net/a2a-travel-channel-hopefully#comments Roadskater.net http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1076 Tue, 01 Sep 2009 13:35:00 +0000 JonathanS 1076 at http://roadskater.net Polar RS800CX review http://roadskater.net/polar-rs800cx-review <p>My super-cool girlfriend bought me a Polar RS800CX HRM with the G3 GPS Sensor for Christmas.  I hadn't really messed with it too much until a couple months ago.  I think I've played with it enough to have an educated opinion on it now.  It's not cheap by any stretch of the imagination (about $380 online.)  This is my third Polar HRM, having gone through a Polar Coach, then a Polar S710.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://roadskater.net/polar-rs800cx-review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/polar-rs800cx-review#comments Roadskater.net http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1075 Sun, 30 Aug 2009 03:50:03 +0000 skatey-mark 1075 at http://roadskater.net Remedy for Stinky Inline Skates http://roadskater.net/remedy-stinky-inline-skates My previous Verducci skate boots didn't seem to care if they got wet, but my 'new' ones apparently hate it! These boots just may need to go through the wet-dry-stink cycle a few times to get it out of their system. My 'old' boots were already well worn when I bought them second-hand, so somebody else must've done the honors for me. <p><a href="http://roadskater.net/remedy-stinky-inline-skates" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/remedy-stinky-inline-skates#comments Roadskater.net inline skates inline skating http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1074 Wed, 26 Aug 2009 01:47:54 +0000 eebee 1074 at http://roadskater.net Photos and Maps for Paul's Cycling & Fitness Winston-Salem NC 2009 Tour to Tanglewood Training Bike Ride & Inline Skate http://roadskater.net/photos-and-maps-pauls-cycling-fitness-winston-salem-nc-2009-tour-tanglewood-training-bike-ride-inline-skate Six of us started out on the steamy morning with hundreds of cyclists and made our way out from the shop on a nice route out of town, especially if you have Police support for the left turn onto Silas Creek Parkway. Coming back is fine without support, as it's basically gently downhill and the only major inroad along the downhill is from the left, at the ramp from I-40. It's a T with nothing coming from the right and there's a shoulder there that provides comfort if needed. Once you get to Buchanan Street, it's an easy level stoplight with no stress. <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Paul&#039;s Cycling &amp; Fitness</span> <div class="street-address"> 2405 Buchanan Street </div> <span class="locality">Winston-Salem</span>, <span class="region">North Carolina</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="36.066882">36° 4' 0.7752" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-80.251668">80° 15' 6.0048" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=36.066882+-80.251668+%282405+Buchanan+Street%2C+Winston-Salem%2C+NC%2C+%2C+us%29" target="_blank">Google Maps</a>, <a href="http://maps.yahoo.com/maps_result?addr=2405+Buchanan+Street&amp;csz=Winston-Salem%2C+NC&amp;country=us" target="_blank">Yahoo! 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The people who volunteer are really great to skaters (and cyclists and runners), and this is one we find money for even when times are tight. We passed up a free T2T training ride to do Tour de Kale, and you know how much we love T2T free skrides. <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Tour de Kale at Denton Farm Park</span> <div class="street-address"> 1072 Cranford Rd </div> <span class="locality">Denton</span>, <span class="region">North Carolina</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="35.589656">35° 35' 22.7616" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-80.069454">80° 4' 10.0344" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=35.589656+-80.069454+%281072+Cranford+Rd%2C+Denton%2C+NC%2C+%2C+us%29" target="_blank">Google Maps</a>, <a href="http://maps.yahoo.com/maps_result?addr=1072+Cranford+Rd&amp;csz=Denton%2C+NC&amp;country=us" target="_blank">Yahoo! Maps</a>, <a href="http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?searchtype=address&amp;country=US&amp;address=1072+Cranford+Rd&amp;city=Denton&amp;state=NC&amp;zipcode=" target="_blank">MapQuest</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="upload-image-images"><div class="item-list"><ul><li class="first"><a href="/kale-watkins-and-suwee-tour-de-kale-2009-denton-farm-park-nc-bike-ride-inline-skate"></a></li> <li class="last"><a href="/supersweet-zipper-keeps-everything-cool-while-hrm-strap-provides-support-tour-de-kale-2009-60k-bike-ride-inline-skate"></a></li> </ul></div></div><p><a href="http://roadskater.net/photos-and-maps-tour-de-kale-2009-denton-farm-park-nc-60k-charity-bike-ride-inline-skate" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/photos-and-maps-tour-de-kale-2009-denton-farm-park-nc-60k-charity-bike-ride-inline-skate#comments Roadskater.net 2009 charity rides Denton Farm Park Denton NC Farmer NC Mechanic NC New Hope NC open road outdoor roadcycling roadskating skrides (skateable bike rides) Tour de Kale http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1067 35.589656 -80.069454 Thu, 20 Aug 2009 06:28:24 +0000 roadskater 1067 at http://roadskater.net Photos and Maps for Clemmons Bicycle Clemmons NC 2009 Tour to Tanglewood Training Ride Inline Skate http://roadskater.net/photos-and-maps-clemmons-bicycle-clemmons-nc-2009-tour-tanglewood-training-ride-inline-skate I managed to get up and out and on the road to Clemmons in good enough time, considering I had lots more going on with jersey discussions with the artist, a board meeting and general membership meeting of the NCActive.org group (NCATA), a possible trip to Georgia on my mind, and more to consider, including the Tour to Tanglewood finish line and Carolina Century volunteer arrangements. So I grabbed the Cafe Bustelo and Oatmeal with dried cranberries and rushed out the door. <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Clemmons Bicycle</span> <div class="street-address"> 2703 Lewisville Clemmons Rd </div> <span class="locality">Clemmons</span>, <span class="region">North Carolina</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="36.022997">36° 1' 22.7892" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-80.382020">80° 22' 55.272" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=36.022997+-80.382020+%282703+Lewisville+Clemmons+Rd%2C+Clemmons%2C+NC%2C+%2C+us%29" target="_blank">Google Maps</a>, <a href="http://maps.yahoo.com/maps_result?addr=2703+Lewisville+Clemmons+Rd&amp;csz=Clemmons%2C+NC&amp;country=us" target="_blank">Yahoo! Maps</a>, <a href="http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?searchtype=address&amp;country=US&amp;address=2703+Lewisville+Clemmons+Rd&amp;city=Clemmons&amp;state=NC&amp;zipcode=" target="_blank">MapQuest</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="upload-image-images"><div class="item-list"><ul><li class="first"><a href="/undulations-cooper-road-lead-down-muddy-creek-bridge-2009-clemmons-bicycle-bike-ride-inline-skate"></a></li> <li class="last"><a href="/3d-thumbnail-map-shows-idols-reservoir-dam-and-train-crossing-yadkin-river-near-clemmons-bicycle-skride-route"></a></li> </ul></div></div><p><a href="http://roadskater.net/photos-and-maps-clemmons-bicycle-clemmons-nc-2009-tour-tanglewood-training-ride-inline-skate" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/photos-and-maps-clemmons-bicycle-clemmons-nc-2009-tour-tanglewood-training-ride-inline-skate#comments Roadskater.net 2009 3D Google Maps Arcadia NC Clemmons NC Google Earth thumbnail maps maps photos http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1063 36.022997 -80.382020 Tue, 18 Aug 2009 03:03:06 +0000 roadskater 1063 at http://roadskater.net Fred Meijer Heartland Trail (Montcalm Co., MI) Report and more Polar RS800 woes http://roadskater.net/fred-meijer-heartland-trail-montcalm-co-mi-report-and-more-polar-rs800-woes <p>I'm up in Michigan right now visiting the family and finally got to try out a new greenway trail that's been on my list for at least a year.  It's relatively new and smack-dab in the middle of the state.  Fortunately, my parents live very close to it now, so it was only a 20-minute drive to get there.</p><p>&nbsp;</p> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="locality">Edmore</span>, <span class="region">Michigan</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="43.408044">43° 24' 28.9584" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-85.038059">85° 2' 17.0124" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=43.408044+-85.038059+%28%2C+Edmore%2C+MI%2C+%2C+us%29" target="_blank">Google Maps</a>, <a href="http://maps.yahoo.com/maps_result?addr=&amp;csz=Edmore%2C+MI&amp;country=us" target="_blank">Yahoo! Maps</a>, <a href="http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?searchtype=address&amp;country=US&amp;address=&amp;city=Edmore&amp;state=MI&amp;zipcode=" target="_blank">MapQuest</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://roadskater.net/fred-meijer-heartland-trail-montcalm-co-mi-report-and-more-polar-rs800-woes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/fred-meijer-heartland-trail-montcalm-co-mi-report-and-more-polar-rs800-woes#comments Roadskater.net http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1062 43.408044 -85.038059 Sat, 15 Aug 2009 23:44:23 +0000 skatey-mark 1062 at http://roadskater.net BikeFest 2009 Report http://roadskater.net/bikefest-2009-report <p>Last Saturday, I skated in the annual BikeFest ride in Hillsborough, NC.  I've done this event many times in the past.  It's very well run and I've always felt welcomed by the organizers and cyclists.  Like last year, I skated solo this year.  For those thinking of doing this event next year, be sure to sign up at least 3 weeks before the event.  They limit the number of participants, and they've hit the limit every year for the past few years...</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://roadskater.net/bikefest-2009-report" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/bikefest-2009-report#comments Roadskater.net http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1061 Thu, 13 Aug 2009 02:53:44 +0000 skatey-mark 1061 at http://roadskater.net Great hotel deal for skaters in US10K, Atlanta, Labor Day Weekend http://roadskater.net/great-hotel-deal-skaters-us10k-atlanta-labor-day-weekend Hi all skaters,<br /> <br /> For US10K, which is the same weekend as NIRA nationals - as in Labor Day weekend - there's a very great hotel-deal available for skaters! And this is for skaters only!<br /> <br /> The hotel is only 2 miles from the US10K start line.<br /> <br /> You can make your reservations here <a href="http://www.hsatlanta.com" title="http://www.hsatlanta.com">http://www.hsatlanta.com</a><br /> - enter the dates of the stay<br /> - in the 'Promotion Code' box enter LTSK<br /> - then click on 'Check Availability and Rates'<br /> <br /> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Galleria Specialty Mall US10K Start</span> <div class="street-address"> 1 Galleria Pkwy SE </div> <span class="locality">Atlanta</span>, <span class="region">Georgia</span> <span class="postal-code">30339</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="33.882322">33° 52' 56.3592" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-84.465935">84° 27' 57.366" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=33.882322+-84.465935+%281+Galleria+Pkwy+SE%2C+Atlanta%2C+GA%2C+30339%2C+us%29" target="_blank">Google Maps</a>, <a href="http://maps.yahoo.com/maps_result?addr=1+Galleria+Pkwy+SE&amp;csz=Atlanta%2C+GA&amp;country=us" target="_blank">Yahoo! Maps</a>, <a href="http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?searchtype=address&amp;country=US&amp;address=1+Galleria+Pkwy+SE&amp;city=Atlanta&amp;state=GA&amp;zipcode=30339" target="_blank">MapQuest</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://roadskater.net/great-hotel-deal-skaters-us10k-atlanta-labor-day-weekend" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/great-hotel-deal-skaters-us10k-atlanta-labor-day-weekend#comments Roadskater.net Atlanta GA inline US10K US10K skate http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1060 33.882322 -84.465935 Tue, 11 Aug 2009 22:47:11 +0000 polarhex 1060 at http://roadskater.net Photos and Maps for Paceline Bicycles Greensboro Tour to Tanglewood Training Ride Inline Skate 2009 Plus Country Park http://roadskater.net/photos-and-maps-paceline-bicycles-greensboro-tour-tanglewood-training-ride-inline-skate-2009-plus-country-park <p> We had five Roadskater.net skaters and at least one Roadskater.net cyclist at the Greensboro Paceline Bicycles training ride for T2T. It was a nice day out with no rain but plenty of shade for much of the time. All five of us went for the longer, 29-mile, option, wishing for a bit more, even. </p> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Paceline Bicycles Greensboro</span> <div class="street-address"> 2919 Battleground Ave </div> <span class="locality">Greensboro</span>, <span class="region">North Carolina</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="36.112608">36° 6' 45.3888" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-79.833939">79° 50' 2.1804" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=36.112608+-79.833939+%282919+Battleground+Ave%2C+Greensboro%2C+NC%2C+%2C+us%29" target="_blank">Google Maps</a>, <a href="http://maps.yahoo.com/maps_result?addr=2919+Battleground+Ave&amp;csz=Greensboro%2C+NC&amp;country=us" target="_blank">Yahoo! Maps</a>, <a href="http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?searchtype=address&amp;country=US&amp;address=2919+Battleground+Ave&amp;city=Greensboro&amp;state=NC&amp;zipcode=" target="_blank">MapQuest</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="upload-image-images"><div class="item-list"><ul><li class="first"><a href="/roadskaters-tuck-and-roll-paceline-bicycles-greensboro-bike-ride-inline-skate"></a></li> <li class="last"><a href="/3d-map-shows-route-plus-cow-and-horse-hangout-plainfield-rd-and-lake-brandt-rd-paceline-bicycles-greensboro-skride-2009"></a></li> </ul></div></div><p><a href="http://roadskater.net/photos-and-maps-paceline-bicycles-greensboro-tour-tanglewood-training-ride-inline-skate-2009-plus-country-park" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/photos-and-maps-paceline-bicycles-greensboro-tour-tanglewood-training-ride-inline-skate-2009-plus-country-park#comments Roadskater.net 2009 Greensboro Country Park Greensboro NC skrides (skateable bike rides) thumbnail maps training rides photos speed route maps http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1057 36.112608 -79.833939 Mon, 10 Aug 2009 03:04:08 +0000 roadskater 1057 at http://roadskater.net Measuring jerseys http://roadskater.net/measuring-jerseys <p> Related to current jersey issues, I got some jerseys from the closet and found a tape measure and checked some dimensions. It's a bit iffy measuring the Roadskater jerseys because of the double seams on each size (but that's part of what makes them supersweet, right?) but I did my best. Blake thought this information might perhaps be useful to someone some day. </p> <p> Green 2006 jersey size XL: about 24&quot; across chest just below sleeves </p> <p> Iris/violet 2007 jersey size XL: about 24&quot; </p> <p> Orange 2008 jersey size XL: almost 25&quot; </p><p><a href="http://roadskater.net/measuring-jerseys" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/measuring-jerseys#comments Roadskater.net 2006 2007 2008 2009 Greensboro NC jerseys sizes http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1055 Wed, 05 Aug 2009 04:26:31 +0000 timv 1055 at http://roadskater.net Get Your Roadskater.net 2009 Inline Skating and Cycling Jersey or Grab a Classic Tangerine or Iris Version Now http://roadskater.net/get-your-roadskater-net-2009-inline-skating-and-cycling-jersey-or-grab-classic-tangerine-or-iris-version-now <font color="red">UPDATE: SEP 3 2009. Classic TANGERINE sleeveLESS JERSEYS available while SUPERSWEET supplies last. MYSTERY COLOR JERSEY ORDERS CLOSED and the jerseys are in production and on schedule for hopeful delivery by the eve of Tour to Tanglewood. Mystery color will be a BRIGHT COLOR FOUND IN NATURE so we're visible on the road, mixed as below with lighter tones of the same color. I didn't buy EXTRAS so these are even more LIMITED EDITIONS of the ROADSKATER JERSEY. Thanks to all for their color blind faith! Remember there are a very few Tangerine sleeveLESS to grab. More...</font> <div class="upload-image-images"><div class="item-list"><ul><li class="first last"><a href="/first-four-editions-roadskater-net-inline-skating-cycling-jersey-supersweet-zipper-bright-colors-nature"></a></li> </ul></div></div><p><a href="http://roadskater.net/get-your-roadskater-net-2009-inline-skating-and-cycling-jersey-or-grab-classic-tangerine-or-iris-version-now" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/get-your-roadskater-net-2009-inline-skating-and-cycling-jersey-or-grab-classic-tangerine-or-iris-version-now#comments Roadskater.net 2009 cycling jerseys roadcycling Roadskater.net jerseys roadskating skating mystery color supersweet zipper http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1052 Sun, 02 Aug 2009 21:50:07 +0000 roadskater 1052 at http://roadskater.net Ragbrai 2009, skate across Iowa http://roadskater.net/ragbrai-2009-skate-across-iowa <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt" class="MsoNormal"> <span style="font-size: small"><span style="font-family: Times New Roman">Biking across Iowa was added to the to-do list during my limping year, and I’ve been lazy to deal with logistics.<span>  </span>A team spot came up for Ragbrai 2009 (<a href="http://ragbrai.com/">http://ragbrai.com</a>) through a co-worker.<span>  </span>All I had to do was showing up with bike and sleeping bag; I jumped at the chance.<span>  </span></span></span> </p><p><a href="http://roadskater.net/ragbrai-2009-skate-across-iowa" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/ragbrai-2009-skate-across-iowa#comments Roadskater.net 2009 Iowa (IA) Ragbrai http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1051 Sun, 02 Aug 2009 02:19:15 +0000 johnnyChen 1051 at http://roadskater.net Good places to buy lycra shorts? (Inline Skating and Cycling) http://roadskater.net/good-places-buy-lycra-shorts-inline-skating-and-cycling <p>It's time to order some new shorts.  (The ones I have are noticeably worn.)  I have been ordering the &quot;Lycra Power&quot; shorts from sweatitout.com...</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://www.sweatitout.com/store/products.php?category_id=59">http://www.sweatitout.com/store/products.php?category_id=59</a></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>But they're a bit pricey ($42.95).  I was wondering where others were getting their shorts and how they liked them...  Thanks!</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>- SM - </p> http://roadskater.net/good-places-buy-lycra-shorts-inline-skating-and-cycling#comments Roadskater.net cycling skating lycra lycra shorts shorts skate shorts http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1050 Sat, 01 Aug 2009 12:07:02 +0000 skatey-mark 1050 at http://roadskater.net Hello All, and I Hate Ice http://roadskater.net/hello-all-and-i-hate-ice <p> Hey, y'all, nice to be here, and to find some support for my first A2A effort! </p><p><a href="http://roadskater.net/hello-all-and-i-hate-ice" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/hello-all-and-i-hate-ice#comments Roadskater.net http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1049 Fri, 31 Jul 2009 17:06:59 +0000 Cat Brother 1049 at http://roadskater.net Tour de Furniture Bike Ride Inline Skate American Red Cross August 1 2009 High Point NC http://roadskater.net/tour-de-furniture-bike-ride-inline-skate-american-red-cross-august-1-2009-high-point-nc <div class="event-nodeapi"> <div class="event-start dtstart" title="2009-08-01T11:30:00Z"><label>Start: </label> 2009.08.01 7:30 am </div> </div> <div class="event-nodeapi"> <div class="event-tz"><label>Timezone: </label>US/Eastern </div> </div> <div class="event-nodeapi"> <div class="event-start dtstart" title="2009-08-01T11:30:00Z"><label>Start: </label> 2009.08.01 7:30 am </div> </div> <div class="event-nodeapi"> <div class="event-tz"><label>Timezone: </label>US/Eastern </div> </div> A few years back they said they were unable to let skaters join in (or at least pay to join in!) so we skated and sent the money later and didn't return. But last year they invited skaters back. This year, well, I don't have the bucks, so i have to miss it, but it'll be a great one and the Tour to Tanglewood Bicycle Response Team will be there to help out. Should be great. I think it's $40 on the day if you show up. <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Tour de Furniture - Oak Hollow Mall</span> <div class="street-address"> 921 Eastchester Drive </div> <span class="locality">High Point</span>, <span class="region">North Carolina</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <div class="tel"> <abbr class="type" title="voice">Phone:</abbr> <span class="value">885-9121</span> </div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="35.987091">35° 59' 13.5276" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-80.004405">80° 0' 15.858" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=35.987091+-80.004405+%28921+Eastchester+Drive%2C+High+Point%2C+NC%2C+%2C+us%29" target="_blank">Google Maps</a>, <a href="http://maps.yahoo.com/maps_result?addr=921+Eastchester+Drive&amp;csz=High+Point%2C+NC&amp;country=us" target="_blank">Yahoo! Maps</a>, <a href="http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?searchtype=address&amp;country=US&amp;address=921+Eastchester+Drive&amp;city=High+Point&amp;state=NC&amp;zipcode=" target="_blank">MapQuest</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://roadskater.net/tour-de-furniture-bike-ride-inline-skate-american-red-cross-august-1-2009-high-point-nc" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/tour-de-furniture-bike-ride-inline-skate-american-red-cross-august-1-2009-high-point-nc#comments Roadskater.net http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1048 35.987091 -80.004405 Fri, 31 Jul 2009 16:28:49 +0000 roadskater 1048 at http://roadskater.net Return of Marianne? http://roadskater.net/return-marianne <p> So is this right?  The return of Marianne to skating?  38mi from Athens?  If so, welcome back to wheels that don't go flat! </p> <p> <a href="http://a2a.net/confirm/conf2009.html" title="http://a2a.net/confirm/conf2009.html">http://a2a.net/confirm/conf2009.html</a> </p> http://roadskater.net/return-marianne#comments Roadskater.net http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1047 Thu, 30 Jul 2009 18:18:50 +0000 dtg 1047 at http://roadskater.net Photos and Maps for Paceline Bicycles Winston-Salem Tour to Tanglewood Training Ride Inline Skate 2009 http://roadskater.net/photos-and-maps-paceline-bicycles-winston-salem-tour-tanglewood-training-ride-inline-skate-2009 Here are the links to the photos and maps for the Paceline Bicycles Winston-Salem Tour to Tanglewood Training Ride and Inline Skate 2009. <br /> <br /> We had a great time and as usual I took a ton of photos and now am a bit too tired to write anything yet!<br /> <br /> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Paceline Bicycles Winston-Salem</span> <div class="street-address"> 5005 Country Club Road </div> <span class="locality">Winston-Salem</span>, <span class="region">North Carolina</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="36.084529">36° 5' 4.3044" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-80.348141">80° 20' 53.3076" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=36.084529+-80.348141+%285005+Country+Club+Road%2C+Winston-Salem%2C+NC%2C+%2C+us%29" target="_blank">Google Maps</a>, <a href="http://maps.yahoo.com/maps_result?addr=5005+Country+Club+Road&amp;csz=Winston-Salem%2C+NC&amp;country=us" target="_blank">Yahoo! Maps</a>, <a href="http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?searchtype=address&amp;country=US&amp;address=5005+Country+Club+Road&amp;city=Winston-Salem&amp;state=NC&amp;zipcode=" target="_blank">MapQuest</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="upload-image-images"><div class="item-list"><ul><li class="first"><a href="/black-eyed-susans-and-marker-stone-paceline-bicycles-winston-salem-bike-ride-inline-skate-2009"></a></li> <li class="last"><a href="/chimera-wonders-if-he-could-do-too-skaters-and-cyclists-pass-paceline-bicycles-winston-salem-skride"></a></li> </ul></div></div><p><a href="http://roadskater.net/photos-and-maps-paceline-bicycles-winston-salem-tour-tanglewood-training-ride-inline-skate-2009" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/photos-and-maps-paceline-bicycles-winston-salem-tour-tanglewood-training-ride-inline-skate-2009#comments Roadskater.net 2009 Capernium NC Clemmons NC cycling Lewisville NC