Anniston AL http://roadskater.net/taxonomy/term/1096/all en Roadskater.net Photos Revolved: Faster, Better, Fetching Views of the People, Days and Places That Brightened My Life http://roadskater.net/roadskater-net-photos-revolved-faster-better-fetching-views-people-days-and-places-brightened-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 my joy.&nbsp;To honor that time, 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>I was looking to create something other than what I had tried before, which had all dried up. So I bought a cheap digital camera and decided I would take photos and edit them and post them mostly without comment (hard for me!).&nbsp;The collection grew to 31,000 photos!&nbsp;Before September 11, airline flights were cheaper than the gasoline to drive some places. I had free places to land on floors.&nbsp;I went. I took photos. I edited them.&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://roadskater.net/roadskater-net-photos-revolved-faster-better-fetching-views-people-days-and-places-brightened-my-life" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/roadskater-net-photos-revolved-faster-better-fetching-views-people-days-and-places-brightened-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 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 Photos and Maps from 95-Mile Inline Skate on Silver Comet Trail and Chief Ladiga Trail: Smyrna, GA to Anniston, Alabama http://roadskater.net/photos-and-maps-95-mile-inline-skate-silver-comet-trail-and-chief-ladiga-trail-smyrna-ga-anniston-alabama I've just finished and uploaded 835 or so photos of our 95-mile excursion from July 4, 2009. The vast majority of the route was railtrail, with some exceptions we noted elsewhere on the site. Perhaps more comments on the photos later. For now, here's the link... <a href="http://roadskater.net/photos/silver-comet-chief-ladiga-trail-inline-skate-smyrna-rockmart-cedartown-ga-piedmont-anniston-al-july-4-2009/index.htm" title="http://roadskater.net/photos/silver-comet-chief-ladiga-trail-inline-skate-smyrna-rockmart-cedartown-ga-piedmont-anniston-al-july-4-2009/index.htm">http://roadskater.net/photos/silver-comet-chief-ladiga-trail-inline-skat...</a> The 3D thumbnail map lets you see smaller versions of the photos where they were taken on a Google Earth map (requires Google Earth from earth.google.com)... <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="33.841263">33° 50' 28.5468" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-84.516106">84° 30' 57.9816" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=33.841263+-84.516106+%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="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-1023" style="width: 400px;"><a href="/photos-and-maps-95-mile-inline-skate-silver-comet-trail-and-chief-ladiga-trail-smyrna-ga-anniston-alabama"><img src="http://roadskater.net/system/files/images/silver-comet-chief-ladiga-terrain-map.preview.jpg" alt="The Complete Silver Comet Trail and Chief Ladiga Trail on July 4, 2009" title="The Complete Silver Comet Trail and Chief Ladiga Trail on July 4, 2009" class="image image-preview " width="400" height="138" /></a></div> <p><a href="http://roadskater.net/photos-and-maps-95-mile-inline-skate-silver-comet-trail-and-chief-ladiga-trail-smyrna-ga-anniston-alabama" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/photos-and-maps-95-mile-inline-skate-silver-comet-trail-and-chief-ladiga-trail-smyrna-ga-anniston-alabama#comments Roadskater.net 2009 greenways Anniston AL Borden Springs AL Cedartown GA Chief Ladiga Trail (AL) Dallas GA Hiram GA inline skating Maxwellborn AL outdoor Piedmont AL Piedmont Springs AL Powder Springs GA Rockmart GA Silver Comet Trail (GA) skating Smyrna GA Weaver AL railtrails http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1022 33.841263 -84.516106 Thu, 09 Jul 2009 05:10:26 +0000 roadskater 1022 at http://roadskater.net 95 Miles: Smyrna, GA to Anniston, AL on the Silver Comet & Chief Ladiga Trails http://roadskater.net/95-miles-smyrna-ga-anniston-al-silver-comet-chief-ladiga-trails <p> The whole sick story started July 3rd, at about 9 pm after Blake had emailed the Atlanta skaters (aprr) list to ask if anybody wanted to skate the entire 95 mile trail with us, and be able to provide a ride back to Atlanta. He was going to give up on the idea at 11pm and told me at 10.52pm that I had eight minutes, then would be off the hook. Then Tom called. He could skate with us and his wife would pick us up at Anniston. Tom and his family came up to Greensboro last Fall so that he could skate the Carolina Century - pretty much the whole way with Skatey-Mark. <br /> <br /> </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="33.841363">33° 50' 28.9068" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-84.515861">84° 30' 57.0996" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=33.841363+-84.515861+%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="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-1025" style="width: 400px;"><a href="/95-miles-smyrna-ga-anniston-al-silver-comet-chief-ladiga-trails"><img src="http://roadskater.net/system/files/images/silver-comet-chief-ladiga-east-west-95-miles-profile-800x400.preview.png" alt="silver-comet-chief-ladiga-east-west-95-miles-profile-800x400.png" title="silver-comet-chief-ladiga-east-west-95-miles-profile-800x400.png" class="image image-preview " width="400" height="200" /></a></div> <p><a href="http://roadskater.net/95-miles-smyrna-ga-anniston-al-silver-comet-chief-ladiga-trails" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/95-miles-smyrna-ga-anniston-al-silver-comet-chief-ladiga-trails#comments Roadskater.net 2009 Anniston AL Cedartown GA Chief Ladiga Trail (AL) Georgia (GA) Jacksonville AL Paved trail rail trail Rockmart GA Silver Comet Trail (GA) Smyrna GA Weaver AL http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1021 33.841363 -84.515861 Sun, 05 Jul 2009 21:03:18 +0000 eebee 1021 at http://roadskater.net A Quick Warning and Alternate Routes for the Silver Comet Trail Section Between Cedartown GA and Rockmart GA http://roadskater.net/quick-warning-and-alternate-routes-silver-comet-trail-section-between-cedartown-ga-and-rockmart-ga Three of us did the full skate from mile 0 of Silver Comet outside Atlanta, GA to the end of Chief Ladiga Trail just inside Anniston, AL yesterday. My GPS's said it was 94.92 miles including a few side trips and fun backtracks. Thanks to Tom B for joining us and especially his wife and kids for driving out to retrieve us. Also thanks to Jonathan K for a nice offer of retrieval as well. <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="locality">Rockmart</span>, <span class="region">Georgia</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="34.000230">34° 0' 0.828" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-85.172470">85° 10' 20.892" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=34.000230+-85.172470+%28%2C+Rockmart%2C+GA%2C+%2C+us%29" target="_blank">Google Maps</a>, <a href="http://maps.yahoo.com/maps_result?addr=&amp;csz=Rockmart%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=Rockmart&amp;state=GA&amp;zipcode=" target="_blank">MapQuest</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-1026" style="width: 400px;"><a href="/quick-warning-and-alternate-routes-silver-comet-trail-section-between-cedartown-ga-and-rockmart-ga"><img src="http://roadskater.net/system/files/images/silver-comet-chief-ladiga-east-west-wimberly-hill-46-51-miles-profile_0.preview.png" alt="Non-Railtrail Section of Silver Comet Trail near Wimberly Hill, East of Cedartown GA USA" title="Non-Railtrail Section of Silver Comet Trail near Wimberly Hill, East of Cedartown GA USA" class="image image-preview " width="400" height="200" /></a></div> <p><a href="http://roadskater.net/quick-warning-and-alternate-routes-silver-comet-trail-section-between-cedartown-ga-and-rockmart-ga" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/quick-warning-and-alternate-routes-silver-comet-trail-section-between-cedartown-ga-and-rockmart-ga#comments Roadskater.net 2009 brake pads brakes greenways Anniston AL Cedartown GA Chief Ladiga Trail (AL) Mableton GA multiuse pathways Rockmart GA Silver Comet Trail (GA) railtrails http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1020 34.000230 -85.172470 Sun, 05 Jul 2009 20:12:43 +0000 roadskater 1020 at http://roadskater.net The Chief Ladiga Trail: A 40-Mile Prelude to a Scenic Marathon Sprint http://roadskater.net/chief-ladiga-trail-40-mile-prelude-scenic-marathon-sprint <p> Here are some thoughts and memories of our skate-excursion into Alabama, before they fizzle out. </p> <p> Let me start by saying I'd normally avoid skating 60+ miles in the deep South with temperatures in the mid-90s. However, the Chief Ladiga (&quot;lah-DYE-gah&quot;) Trail in Alabama has some version of a water faucet at least every ten miles, and if you're squeamish about drinking strange water, dumping it onto your head works perfectly well. </p> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Chief Ladiga Eubanks Welcome Center</span> <div class="street-address"> 202 Dailey Street </div> <span class="locality">Piedmont</span>, <span class="region">Alabama</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="33.922826">33° 55' 22.1736" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-85.607585">85° 36' 27.306" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=33.922826+-85.607585+%28202+Dailey+Street%2C+Piedmont%2C+AL%2C+%2C+us%29" target="_blank">Google Maps</a>, <a href="http://maps.yahoo.com/maps_result?addr=202+Dailey+Street&amp;csz=Piedmont%2C+AL&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+Dailey+Street&amp;city=Piedmont&amp;state=AL&amp;zipcode=" target="_blank">MapQuest</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://roadskater.net/chief-ladiga-trail-40-mile-prelude-scenic-marathon-sprint" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/chief-ladiga-trail-40-mile-prelude-scenic-marathon-sprint#comments Roadskater.net 2009 Anniston AL Chief Ladiga Trail (AL) Eubanks Welcome Center Jacksonville AL Piedmont AL skating Weaver AL http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1018 33.922826 -85.607585 Thu, 02 Jul 2009 04:17:04 +0000 eebee 1018 at http://roadskater.net Inline Skating 67 Miles on the Chief Ladiga Trail in Alabama: Photos and Maps http://roadskater.net/inline-skating-67-miles-chief-ladiga-trail-alabama-photos-and-maps <p> We had a fine day out, eebee and myself, from mighty hot to excitingly electric weather. Lots to tell but who knows if I'll find the time. Meanwhile here are 410 photos that are geolocated on a Google Earth KMZ file. </p> <p> We got started around midday when it was getting hot indeed. We drove to Piedmont, AL, where there's a Welcome Center. We planned to skate the 40 miles down and back to the Anniston, AL end, eat some sandwiches and have cool drinks at the car, then do the 27 miles or so out and back to the trailhead of the Silver Comet at the state line with GA. </p> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Eubanks Welcome Center Chief Ladiga Trail</span> <div class="street-address"> 202 Dailey Street </div> <span class="locality">Piedmont</span>, <span class="region">Alabama</span> <span class="postal-code">36272</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="33.922826">33° 55' 22.1736" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-85.607585">85° 36' 27.306" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=33.922826+-85.607585+%28202+Dailey+Street%2C+Piedmont%2C+AL%2C+36272%2C+us%29" target="_blank">Google Maps</a>, <a href="http://maps.yahoo.com/maps_result?addr=202+Dailey+Street&amp;csz=Piedmont%2C+AL&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+Dailey+Street&amp;city=Piedmont&amp;state=AL&amp;zipcode=36272" target="_blank">MapQuest</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://roadskater.net/inline-skating-67-miles-chief-ladiga-trail-alabama-photos-and-maps" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/inline-skating-67-miles-chief-ladiga-trail-alabama-photos-and-maps#comments Roadskater.net 2009 bike trails greenways Anniston AL Borden Springs AL Chief Ladiga Trail (AL) inline skating Jacksonville AL Maxwellborn AL Palestine AL Piedmont AL Piedmont Springs AL Prices AL Roadskater.net skating trails Vigo AL Weaver AL photos rail trails http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1017 33.922826 -85.607585 Thu, 02 Jul 2009 01:39:13 +0000 roadskater 1017 at http://roadskater.net