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How I Wasted (or Enjoyed) a Morning of Danny MacAskill Trick Bike Videos

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.

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.

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).

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.

Locations

Edinburgh Scotland
United Kingdom
55° 57' 0.6336" N, 3° 11' 15.1296" W
Dunvegan on the Isle of Skye
United Kingdom
57° 26' 12.2172" N, 6° 34' 29.8308" W
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Pomplamoose music, Hyundai holiday commercials

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 Pomplamoose, multi-instrumentalists Jack Conte and Nataly Dawn who've become YouTube sensations over the past year and a half or so.

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Yum! Lucky 32 Recipes Video Mardis Gras & More: Red Beans & Rice, Creole Sauce, Paneed Pork, White Chocolate Banana Bread Foster

OK. I used to eat at Lucky 32 often, maybe twice weekly sometimes, and I love how it's a nice place to go eat where you can dress up if you like, or not. I have always loved the decor and the graphics of their marketing. I get a real kick out of how they had fabric made for their upholstery that carries forth the L32 motif. That L32 logo is genius (you can see it at the bottom of this article).

Locations

Lucky 32 Greensboro NC
1421 Westover Terrace
Greensboro, North Carolina
United States
Phone: (336) 370-0707
36° 5' 26.8152" N, 79° 48' 52.2432" W
Lucky 32 Cary NC
7307 Tryon Road
Cary, North Carolina
United States
Phone: 919-233-1632
35° 44' 11.0472" N, 78° 47' 7.386" W
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Vote for Your Favorite Ice Speedskating Video in Contest from Canada

If you have a few minutes to watch some videos about ice speedskating stories indoors and out, check out this contest where you can vote on which ones go to the next round. I assume United Statesians can vote! Check out the video from Canada's skaters... http://www.ingspeedskatingchallenge.com/video.php Methinks thou must yield thine (or someone's!) email address to vote...or at least something that looks like an email address. But watching the videos is fine for me.

Locations

Ottawa, Ontario
Canada
45° 25' 24.5784" N, 75° 41' 52.5588" W
Calgary, Alberta
Canada
51° 3' 18.5364" N, 114° 3' 44.7768" W
Kamloops, British Columbia
Canada
50° 40' 35.7924" N, 120° 20' 20.3568" W
Mississauga, Ontario
Canada
43° 35' 17.5488" N, 79° 38' 30.1956" W
Portland, Ontario
Canada
44° 41' 54.348" N, 76° 11' 23.1792" W
Varennes, Quebec
Canada
45° 41' 12.894" N, 73° 25' 55.3152" W
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Miami Great EsSkate 2009 Inline Skating Rollerblading Festival Photos and Videos Links

Photos of the Miami Beach South Beach Great EsSkate are starting to show up on the lists. Maybe I'll have a handful of our fun in Greensboro too. We'll see, ha! Anyway, here are some photos from Miami... These are from Maki of Empire Skate in New York... http://sk8ny.net/img/ges200902/album/ges200902.html Please add links to any you find!

Location

Miami Great EsSkate Miami Beach, Florida
United States
25° 46' 16.3308" N, 80° 7' 54.3756" W
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Ice Skating Treadmill; Plus OK Go "Here It Goes Again" Music Video

Thanks to a skating newsletter from Londonskaters Mike, here's a link to a video about Cornell University's ice hockey training 'treadmill'. Huh? How'd they get the ice to wrap around like that? ;-)

I wonder why they need a harness to skate uphill? And sure, pavement/wheel friction complicates things, but a pair of inlines plus a hill would probably be cheaper.

Location

Cornell University
East Ave
Ithaca, New York
United States
42° 27' 23.0184" N, 76° 28' 57.7092" W
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Double Push Video

I just watched a video of a skater on a skatemill. What a lot of expensive fun! He can even see himself on the tv and check his technique.

This fella probably wasn't even trying and he makes it look easy. Great side-view and back-view for the purpose of pausing the clip where you need it, for many an ahah-moment.

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Athens to Atlanta Roadskate A2A 2007 Inline Skate Video

Here's my video from Athens to Atlanta 2007. For best results you may want to turn the sound off and go make some coffee, or pause the video while it loads for awhile. Once it has played to the end, subsequent plays should be glitch-free. I'd like to hear what system (win/lin/mac) and browser (ie/ff/op/saf/etc.) you are using and whether it worked for you. I hope you like it enough to leave a comment!

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