Smyrna GA http://roadskater.net/taxonomy/term/1125/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 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 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 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-0 <a href="/inline-skating-62-miles-silver-comet-trail-rollerblading-100k-metric-century-rail-trail-brushy-mountain-tunnel-0"><img src="http://roadskater.net/system/files/images/sct-silver-comet-trail-62-miles-out-back_0.thumbnail.jpg" alt="Inline Skating 62 miles on the Silver Comet Trail: Rollerblading 100K (Metric Century) on Rail Trail to Brushy Mountain Tunnel (" title="Inline Skating 62 miles on the Silver Comet Trail: Rollerblading 100K (Metric Century) on Rail Trail to Brushy Mountain Tunnel (" class="image image-thumbnail " width="100" height="42" /></a>This image was uploaded with the post <a href="/inline-skating-62-miles-silver-comet-trail-rollerblading-100k-metric-century-rail-trail-brushy-mountain-tunnel">Inline Skating 62 miles on the Silver Comet Trail: Rollerblading 100K (Metric Century) on Rail Trail to Brushy Mountain Tunnel</a>. http://roadskater.net/inline-skating-62-miles-silver-comet-trail-rollerblading-100k-metric-century-rail-trail-brushy-mountain-tunnel-0#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/1204 Wed, 12 May 2010 20:53:35 +0000 roadskater 1204 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! 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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! 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How About Your Recent Workouts? http://roadskater.net/inline-skating-44-miles-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! <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 Near Mile 0 Nickajack Elementary School </span> <span class="locality">Smyrna</span>, <span class="region">Georgia</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="33.841429">33° 50' 29.1444" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-84.516249">84° 30' 58.4964" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=33.841429+-84.516249+%28%2C+Smyrna%2C+GA%2C+%2C+us%29" target="_blank">Google Maps</a>, <a href="http://maps.yahoo.com/maps_result?addr=&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=&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">Silver Comet Trail Near Mile 22 </span> <span class="locality">Dallas</span>, <span class="region">Georgia</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="33.915942">33° 54' 57.3912" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-84.865319">84° 51' 55.1484" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=33.915942+-84.865319+%28%2C+Dallas%2C+GA%2C+%2C+us%29" target="_blank">Google Maps</a>, <a href="http://maps.yahoo.com/maps_result?addr=&amp;csz=Dallas%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=Dallas&amp;state=GA&amp;zipcode=" target="_blank">MapQuest</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://roadskater.net/inline-skating-44-miles-silver-comet-trail-slowly-how-about-your-recent-workouts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/inline-skating-44-miles-silver-comet-trail-slowly-how-about-your-recent-workouts#comments Roadskater.net 2009 United States of America (USA) greenways Austell GA Clarkdale GA Dallas GA Georgia (GA) Hiram GA inline skating Mableton GA muscle cramps outdoor Powder Springs GA Silver Comet Trail (GA) skating Smyrna GA trails springtime http://roadskater.net/crss/node/972 33.841429 -84.516249 33.915942 -84.865319 Mon, 23 Mar 2009 02:00:34 +0000 roadskater 972 at http://roadskater.net Silver Comet Skate/Ride on Memorial Day 2007 http://roadskater.net/silver-comet-skateride-memorial-day-2007 <p>From: Huston Sent: Monday, May 21, 2007 3:12:02 PM Dave/Barry, thanks for the update. I was going to check out the road section on the Covenant Christian Century on Sat., but a big dog rudely jumped in front of me before I got there. I had no choice but to hit him, which propelled me over the handlebars &amp; onto the pavement. So I spent the rest of the day at Floyd General being treated for a broken collarbone &amp; rib. So no skating, cycling or dancing for me. So, I&#39;m entertaining offers for my registration. Huston</p><p><a href="http://roadskater.net/silver-comet-skateride-memorial-day-2007" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/silver-comet-skateride-memorial-day-2007#comments Roadcyclist.net 2007 Atlanta GA Brushy Mountain Tunnel GA Dallas GA Georgia (GA) Hiram GA outdoor outdoor inline speed Powder Springs GA Rambo GA roadcycling Silver Comet Trail (GA) skateboarding skating skrides (skateable bike rides) Smyrna GA http://roadskater.net/crss/node/472 Tue, 22 May 2007 12:17:18 +0000 huston 472 at http://roadskater.net