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Inline Skating 44 Miles on the Silver Comet Trail (Slowly). How About Your Recent Workouts?

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

Locations

Silver Comet Trail Near Mile 0 Nickajack Elementary School Smyrna, Georgia
United States
33° 50' 29.1444" N, 84° 30' 58.4964" W
Silver Comet Trail Near Mile 22 Dallas, Georgia
United States
33° 54' 57.3912" N, 84° 51' 55.1484" W
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Inline Skate Boot Repairs Help Needed; How to Fix Skates

I need some help, and it is a bit unusual.  I have a pair of K2 Radical boots that are currently my only pair of boots until my speed boots arrive.  They broke today, and I will be pushing my luck to get my speed boots in in time for the SkateStrong class on the 28th.  So I'm hoping to try and fix my K2 Radical boots, if at least only temporarerly.  I am looking for a local solution or even suggestion, so here is my problem.

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ISU Long Track World Single Distances Speed Skating Championships 2009 Richmond CAN Olympic Oval Four Days of Free Internet TV

After last week's Salt Lake City (Kearns) Utah championships, where Shani Davis set two world records, the speed skaters head for what they say is the slower ice of Richmond, BC, to the oval where next year's Winter Olympics will be contested. There's controversy over whether the Canadian hosts have been allowing teams free access to the rink, but i don't care so much about that. If they want a home rink advantage, so be it. If they want to seem gracious and accomodating, so be that too.

Location

Richmond Olympic Oval
6111 River Road http://richmondoval.ca/
Richmond, British Columbia V7C 0A2
Canada
49° 10' 22.9116" N, 123° 9' 14.1552" W
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Double Yes! Shani Davis USA Second World Record in 24 Hours (1000m), Marsicano Second Again

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

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

Location

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

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

Location

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

Inline Speed Skating Clinic March 28 2009 with Harry Vogel, Hank Galbraith, Mariah Richardson

2009.03.28 4:45 pm
2009.03.28 7:00 pm
US/Eastern

March 28 2009, Registration starts at 4:45 pm, the clinic starts at 5:00 pm and runs till 7:00pm. The cost is $15.00. The clinic is presented by USA World Team Members Harry Vogel, Hank Galbraith, and Mariah Richardson. This class is open to skaters of all levels, but you must be able to skate on inline skates. All skaters must bring a helmet, skates if you have them (rink rentals will be available if needed) wear tennis shoes, and dress athletically comfortable.

 

Location

Skateland USA West
200 Stage Coach Trail
Greensboro, North Carolina
United States
Phone: 336-855-1669
36° 4' 46.3836" N, 79° 54' 42.4368" W
Speed Skating Clinic Comes to Greensboro
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Shani Davis Tops US World Cup Speed Skaters. Inliners Jennifer Rodriguez, Heather Richardson, Chad Hedrick Skating Well.

Here are a couple of articles in advance of the World Cup this weekend (Friday and Saturday, free admission!).

Americans Shani Davis and Chad Hedrick are among the other top skaters who will compete in the final meet of the World Cup season, aiming to secure season titles -- Davis leads the circuit at both 1,000 and 1,500 meters -- and enjoy a springboard into the World Single Distance Championships next weekend in Vancouver as well as the upcoming Olympic year.  [sltrib.com]

Location

Kearns, Utah
United States
40° 39' 9.9036" N, 112° 0' 21.6612" W
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Watch Hours of Free Internet TV Speed Skating (Long Track and Short) On Demand and Live with Highlights and Recaps

Oh I am so sorry I didn't look this up before, even when I saw press releases earlier this year. I just never quite got to it until now. But now is good too. If you wish you could see long track and short track ISU world cup events on your television, well you might sometimes, but on your computer, you can see many hours of video from this year's world cup season in both track formats. I've only watched a bit but it looks and sounds and feels great!

Locations

Moscow
Russia
55° 45' 20.8296" N, 37° 37' 3.4788" E
Berlin
Germany
52° 31' 24.528" N, 13° 24' 41.3784" E
Heerenveen
Netherlands
52° 57' 23.5044" N, 5° 55' 34.3884" E
Nagano
Japan
36° 38' 54.78" N, 138° 11' 39.2748" E
Changchun
China
Kolomna
Russia
55° 5' 40.4124" N, 38° 46' 32.7648" E
Hamar
Norway
60° 47' 56.9688" N, 11° 3' 21.942" E
Dresden
Germany
51° 3' 3.4488" N, 13° 44' 1.1688" E
Vienna
Austria
48° 12' 33.1416" N, 16° 22' 22.0008" E
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Bob Bobarazzi Ryan (Thirstydog) Pastel of 2008 Athens to Atlanta (A2A) based on Roadskater.net Photo

I finally got around to asking the thirstydog himself, Bob "Bobarazzi" Ryan if I could upload his pastel of one of my photos (see the bottom of the article for the pastel). He explained that it is one of his favorite spots but not one where he usually has his camera out (I agree and until this year with a smaller camera, I think it was the same for me). Bob said...

Location

United States
34° 0' 11.6928" N, 83° 33' 23.1588" W
Pastel of Athens to Atlanta (A2A) 2008 Roadskater.net Photo. Image copyright 2008, Bob Bobarazzi Ryan.
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