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28 Miles Inline Skating at Greensboro Country Park Before Storms Zap the City

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. 

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Thanks to Jeremy at Greensboro Country Park and the Awesome AgriMetal Blower

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.

Location

Country Park
Near Lawndale Dr and Orman Rd
Greensboro, North Carolina
United States
36° 7' 40.7856" N, 79° 50' 10.2372" W
Jeremy at Country Park Brings Out the Big Blower
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Christian Vande Velde Takes Paris-Nice Pro Cycling Race Stage 4; Chavanel Holds; Contador Closes; Tirreno-Adriatico Begins

Christian Vande Velde (USA) of Garmin-Slipstream put in quite a strong and exciting performance today in the Paris-Nice! A second day in a row of real effort and dramatic action down to the finish. Vande Velde flew along damp and curvy mountain roads and blasted through village twists and turns and left the chasers arcing wider than they hoped through the tight rolling streets of the finish. 

Here's some video without commentary that shows some of the final chase...worth watching...

Locations

Vichy
France
46° 7' 23.0376" N, 3° 25' 20.6292" E
Saint-Étienne
France
45° 26' 22.6932" N, 4° 23' 16.1916" E
Cecina
Italy
43° 18' 37.4472" N, 10° 31' 4.026" E
Capannori
Italy
43° 50' 33.5832" N, 10° 34' 9.8616" E
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SkateStrong Inline Skating / Rollerblading Workshop: Saturday, March 28th in Raleigh, NC

2009.03.28 9:00 am
2009.03.28 5:00 pm
US/Eastern
The date for the next SkateStrong workshop has been decided, and it is:  Saturday, March 28th. Information on workshop can be found at:  http://www.skatestrong.com/

For those that don't know, the workshop is a fundraiser for Multiple Sclerosis Society -- 100% of the money goes to MS Society. It's for all levels, beginner to advanced. The content will vary a bit depending on who actually attends.

Location

Colonade II Office Park
8510 Colonnade Center Dr.
Raleigh, North Carolina 27615
United States
35° 53' 48.5304" N, 78° 38' 57.2064" W
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How was Your 2008 NorthShore Inline Marathon?

If you did the NorthShore Inline Marathon this year, please let us in on the who, what, when, where, how, how many, how much, and anything else you can recall! Skateylove, roadskater

Location

Duluth, Minnesota
United States
46° 46' 44.886" N, 92° 6' 29.6748" W
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