http://roadskater.net/taxonomy/term/2472/0 en SQATE.com http://roadskater.net/sqate-com <p>This is sQAte.com and yes that&#39;s how to spell it! Skate Questions, Answers, Technique and Equipment. Here&#39;s the place to learn and teach about any kind of skating! Beginners and those just thinking about skating, PLEASE ask questions here. And of course highly technical questions on advanced skating topics are welcome here too.</p><p><a href="http://roadskater.net/sqate-com" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/sqate-com#comments sQAte.com Q&A Thu, 18 May 2006 02:24:40 +0000 roadskater 49 at http://roadskater.net InlineCafe.com http://roadskater.net/inlinecafe-com <p>Hey and welcome to the Inline Cafe! Here&#39;s a place for us to talk about books, music, technology, life, love, hope, anything. </p><p align="center">Click here to see the forum discussions: </p><p align="center"><a href="/index.php?q=forums/roadskater-net/inlinecafe-com">http://roadskater.net/index.php?q=forums/roadskater-net/inlinecafe-com</a>  </p><p><a href="http://roadskater.net/inlinecafe-com" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/inlinecafe-com#comments InlineCafe.com Thu, 18 May 2006 02:00:16 +0000 roadskater 48 at http://roadskater.net Athens To Atlanta http://roadskater.net/athens-atlanta <p align="left"><strong>Please register&nbsp;now for&nbsp;A2A&nbsp;at the official site! </strong><strong><a href="http://a2a.net/?rsn2">http://a2a.net<strong>/?rsn2</strong></a></strong></p><p>Hi and welcome! AthensToAtlanta.com is a special part of Roadskater.net for anyone who loves, or thinks they might&nbsp;want to try, the grandaddy open road ultramarathon skate in the USA, the 87-mile Athens to Atlanta roadskate. It&#39;s not a substitute for the a2a.net site, but a companion guide!</p><p><a href="http://roadskater.net/athens-atlanta" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/athens-atlanta#comments AthensToAtlanta.com Athens GA Athens to Atlanta (a2a) Atlanta GA Dacula GA inline skating national level open road outdoor outdoor inline speed quad speed skating racing touring rolling hills Thu, 18 May 2006 01:50:24 +0000 roadskater 47 at http://roadskater.net Tour to Tanglewood Section of Roadskater.net http://roadskater.net/tour-tanglewood-section-roadskater-net <p>Hi and welcome! This is a special part of Roadskater.net for anyone who loves, or thinks they might grow to love, the awesome 2-day Tour to Tanglewood skate and bike ride (skride) for Multiple Sclerosis. It shows links to photos, articles, maps and more from our roadskating and cycling team members who have participated in Tour to Tanglewood every year since 1999.</p><p><a href="http://roadskater.net/tour-tanglewood-section-roadskater-net" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/tour-tanglewood-section-roadskater-net#comments Tour To Tanglewood .com 2007 United States of America (USA) North Carolina (NC) Clemmons NC cycling fitness Greensboro NC inline skating multiple sclerosis (MS) open road outdoor outdoor inline speed Piedmont Triad Region (NC) recumbent cycling roadcycling RSN1 RSN2 skrides (skateable bike rides) tandem cycling Tour to Tanglewood (t2t ttt) touring North America Thu, 18 May 2006 01:16:23 +0000 roadskater 46 at http://roadskater.net Polarized Training: More but Easier Easy and Less But Harder Hard May Be the Way http://roadskater.net/polarized-training-more-easier-easy-and-less-harder-hard-may-be-way <p>In recent weeks I've been following some podcasts and reading some studies about training as I get ready to get back to eating and training better once the sun hits me after the time shift. Last year, I had lost a lot of weight and had trained pretty well, but at A2A start line I felt weak. Carolina Century I felt much better and stronger, but I tried managing problems from the road and that didn't work.</p><p><a href="http://roadskater.net/polarized-training-more-easier-easy-and-less-harder-hard-may-be-way" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/polarized-training-more-easier-easy-and-less-harder-hard-may-be-way#comments Roadskater.net 2019 2000s 2010s aerobic exercise anaerobic exercise polarized training Stephen Seiler threshold training training Mon, 04 Mar 2019 09:22:44 +0000 roadskater 1506 at http://roadskater.net Suffering and Sport: TDCS, Perception of Effort, Controlling Emotions, The Hour Record for Cycling, More http://roadskater.net/suffering-and-sport-tdcs-perception-effort-controlling-emotions-hour-record-cycling-more <p>Oh boy! More stuff to contemplate on Performance Enhancement and Perceived Effort. <br /><br />This all started with a BBC article, discussed and listed below, which seemed a bit disjointed, like this article will. First, let's cover a simple electrical device that may help reduce the mental blocks (some people might consider these safeguards) to exercising to physical exhaustion. <br /><br /></p><p><a href="http://roadskater.net/suffering-and-sport-tdcs-perception-effort-controlling-emotions-hour-record-cycling-more" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/suffering-and-sport-tdcs-perception-effort-controlling-emotions-hour-record-cycling-more#comments Roadskater.net 2019 2000s 2010s cycling cycling hour distance record Dr. Samuele Marcora Earth endurance England (ENG) UK exercise science Great Britain UK Jens Voigt Kent perceived effort Psychobilogical Model skating TDCS (TransCranial Direct Current Stimulation) TENS (Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation) training United Kingdom (GBR) (UK) (UKM) University of Kent Europe Thu, 21 Feb 2019 04:12:50 +0000 roadskater 1505 at http://roadskater.net Youngest Triple Axeler and an Octogenater http://roadskater.net/youngest-triple-axeler-and-octogenater <p>I went to see the video of the youngest female to do a triple axel, and it was kind of fun to watch, especially with the interviewer almost falling most of the time, but I also enjoyed another video about an over-80 skater who loves his skating like dad loved riding his bike in his 80s. His specialady skates too. Fun stuff.</p><p><a href="https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/world-us-canada-47234244/alysa-liu-i-m-the-youngest-lady-to-land-a-triple-axel">'</a><a href="https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/world-us-canada-47234244/alysa-liu-i-m-the-youngest-lady-to-land-a-triple-axel">I'm the youngest lady to land a triple axel' - BBC News</a></p><p>Thirteen-year-old Alysa Liu is the youngest ever US women's national figure skating champion.</p><p><a href="http://roadskater.net/youngest-triple-axeler-and-octogenater" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/youngest-triple-axeler-and-octogenater#comments Roadskater.net 2019 2000s United States of America (USA) 2010s Alysa Liu Detroit MI Earth England (ENG) UK figure skater figure skating granddad Great Britain UK ice skater ice skating indoor Michigan (MI) Oxfordshire United Kingdom (GBR) (UK) (UKM) North America Europe Wed, 20 Feb 2019 06:10:25 +0000 roadskater 1493 at http://roadskater.net A Yellow Bike to Ride Alone http://roadskater.net/yellow-bike-ride-alone <p>This one's for those who don't want to ride alone. I had a purple sparkluscious banana high-rise for wheelies to the pool. But later, my first 10-speed was an inexpensive, road-stripe yellow Japanese no-namer, with gears by a company nobody knew of called Shimano. "Prob'ly never be any good," some folk said.</p><p>I rode hilly miles to the valley for native brook fishing in the clear crystal flows and deep cool shadows of the Blue Ridge. The solo ride and the focused solitude of t<span class="text_exposed_show">rout fishing without much success rejuvenated my village self to return the hills.</span></p><p><a href="http://roadskater.net/yellow-bike-ride-alone" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/yellow-bike-ride-alone#comments InlineCafe.com 1900s 1970s United States of America (USA) North Carolina (NC) Alabama (AL) Archdale NC bicycles (bikes) Birmingham AL Boone NC Charlotte NC Earth fishing Greensboro NC Guilford County NC guitar Mecklenburg County NC performing Randolph County NC Tuscaloosa AL Watauga County NC North America Wed, 31 Oct 2018 03:12:56 +0000 roadskater 1492 at http://roadskater.net Fuel Your Workout? Or is Fasting and Exercise Better? http://roadskater.net/fuel-your-workout-or-fasting-and-exercise-better <p>I don't have a lot of data here, but I certainly know that I have bonked plenty of times and not enjoyed skating at that moment. However, some research in the last couple of years with (not exactly) fasting has been interesting. I watched a BBC special with eebee about fasting on alternate days (named variously but lately called the 5:2 diet), but I never tried that. (Neither did I specifically try the high intensity training 3 x 20 mins per week that was in another special with the same BBC correspondent, Michael Mosley, but seriously, that's what my skating is like some weeks.) I tend to feel it's a great idea to have breakfast before and endurance event, and I guess the most often workable thing has been dried cranberries and oatmeal with enough water to undry the oatmeal and the cranberries. I also note they mention the only eat during 16 hours of the day idea I've heard lately.</p><p>So I mainly added this marker so we could comment on it. Any thoughts?</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://roadskater.net/fuel-your-workout-or-fasting-and-exercise-better" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/fuel-your-workout-or-fasting-and-exercise-better#comments 2018 2000s 2010s 5:2 diet diet Earth eating fasting high intensity training performance training Sun, 04 Mar 2018 02:37:07 +0000 roadskater 1491 at http://roadskater.net NC, a Hotbed of Olympic Speedskating http://roadskater.net/nc-hotbed-olympic-speedskating <p><a href="http://www.fresnobee.com/sports/olympics/article200521424.html">North Carolina becomes a hotbed of Olympic speedskating</a></p><p>William Douglas, McClatchy News Service, February 16, 2018</p><blockquote><p>The U.S. Olympic speedskating team at the 2018 Winter Olympics has a North Carolina accent.<br /><br />Long track skater Heather Bergsma and short track coach Anthony Barthell hail from High Point, N.C., while long tracker Kimani Griffin is from Winston-Salem.<br /><br />The Tar Heel State isn’t known as a hotbed for ice sports. But the state has a reputation as a mecca for inline skating, which has increasingly become a key supplier of talent for the U.S. ice speedskating program.</p></blockquote><p>There's quite a lot in this piece about the High Point Speed and Piedmont Speed skating teams and their impact on ice speed skating at the current Olympic games.</p><p><a href="http://roadskater.net/nc-hotbed-olympic-speedskating" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/nc-hotbed-olympic-speedskating#comments Roadskater.net 2018 2000s United States of America (USA) North Carolina (NC) 2010s Earth Greensboro NC Guilford County NC High Point NC inline skating long track ice national level olympics PyeongChang South Korea skating speedskating North America Sun, 18 Feb 2018 01:08:29 +0000 timv 1490 at http://roadskater.net Heart Rate Monitors, Fitness Trackers, Garmin Vivosmart HR & Fitbit Charge HR http://roadskater.net/heart-rate-monitors-and-fitness-trackers-no-hr-strap <p>I love my Garmin Forerunner 310xt for the GPS, 20-hour battery, big display (even if a clunky housing), and for me, good solid HR readings. I usually don't mind wearing the strap, but sometimes, it is a drag...especially on really hot sweaty days. I'm interested in any experience people have with</p><p><a href="http://roadskater.net/heart-rate-monitors-and-fitness-trackers-no-hr-strap" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/heart-rate-monitors-and-fitness-trackers-no-hr-strap#comments Roadskater.net 2018 2000s Garmin 2010s Earth fitbit fitness trackers Garmin Forerunner Garmin Forerunner 315XT global positioning systems (gps) heart rate monitors (hrm) heart rate strap strapless heart rate monitors Mon, 12 Feb 2018 00:49:43 +0000 roadskater 1489 at http://roadskater.net 2018 USA Olympic Long Track Speed Skaters and Social Media Links http://roadskater.net/2018-usa-olympic-long-track-speed-skaters-and-social-media-links <p><strong>Athlete - Events - Twitter / Instagram</strong><br /><br /><a href="https://www.teamusa.org/us-speedskating/athletes/Shani-Davis">Shani Davis</a> 1000/1500 <a href="https://twitter.com/ShaniDavis">@ShaniDavis </a>/ --<br /><br /> <a href="https://www.teamusa.org/us-speedskating/athletes/Jonathan-Garcia"> Jonathan Garcia</a> 500/Team Pursuit <a href="https://twitter.com/jagarcia23">@jagarcia23</a> / <a href="https://www.instagram.com/jagarcia_23/">jagarcia_23</a><br /><br /> <a href="https://www.teamusa.org/us-speedskating/athletes/Kimani-Griffin"> Kimani Griffin</a> 500 -- / <a href="https://www.instagram.com/kgriff90">kgriff90</a><br /><br /> <a href="https://www.teamusa.org/us-speedskating/athletes/Brian-Hansen">Brian Hansen</a> 1500/Mass Start/Team Pursuit<a href="https://twitter.com/BrianTHansen"> @BrianTHansen </a>/ <a href="https://www.instagram.com/brianthansen">brianthansen</a><br /></p><p><a href="http://roadskater.net/2018-usa-olympic-long-track-speed-skaters-and-social-media-links" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/2018-usa-olympic-long-track-speed-skaters-and-social-media-links#comments Roadskater.net 2018 2000s 2010s Gangneung Ice Arena ice speedskating indoor olympics PyeongChang South Korea skating speed Thu, 08 Feb 2018 01:09:23 +0000 timv 1488 at http://roadskater.net Sound Doll/Bran Doll http://roadskater.net/sound-dollbran-doll <p>The North Carolina license plates have worked their way through the "E"s, and recently I have found myself with "<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lgHGU8gqz9U" target="_blank">Ella, elle l'a</a>" stuck in my head after stopping at a traffic light behind an "ELA" tag. I was sad to hear of France Gall's passing today. Her song about Ella Fitzgerald was a hit when I was in France in the eighties. Gall had won the Eurovision Song Contest for France in 1965 at age 18, with "Poupee de cire, poupee de son", written by Serge Gainsbourg.&nbsp; I had a hard time making sense of the title until I remembered the term '<a href="https://en.bab.la/dictionary/french-english/son-de-bl%C3%A9#translationsdetails1" class="babQuickResult">son de blé</a>', and that a rag doll I guess could be filled with wheat 'bran' (how very 1980s healthy of her).</p><p><a href="http://roadskater.net/sound-dollbran-doll" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/sound-dollbran-doll#comments Sun, 07 Jan 2018 16:12:55 +0000 eebee 1487 at http://roadskater.net 53-Year-Old Speed Skater Attempts to Make US Olympic Team http://roadskater.net/53-year-old-speed-skater-attempts-make-us-olympic-team <p>Theron Sands is 53 and he skated in the 10,000 meters at the 2018 US Olympic Trials in Milwaukee on Thursday. I won't give away what happened beyond him reaching the qualifying standard for the trials (it takes about 10 seconds to find out) but here's a video made as part of his <a href="https://www.gofundme.com/theron2theolympics">GoFundMe campaign</a> while working toward it. There's a lot to appreciate about his training and preparation in here, even some wheeled skating.</p><p><iframe src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/sJQX50hn_jo" width="425" height="350" frameborder="0"></iframe></p> http://roadskater.net/53-year-old-speed-skater-attempts-make-us-olympic-team#comments 2018 2000s ice 2010s cycling ice speed skating inline skates inline skating long track long track ice olympics outdoor Pettit National Ice Center (Milwaukee WI USA) skating speed skating speedskating winter olympics Sat, 06 Jan 2018 06:23:32 +0000 timv 1486 at http://roadskater.net Inline Skating is a Good Workout http://roadskater.net/inline-skating-good-workout <p>An article from the passenger-side newsfeed... A website name of "Popsugar" doesn't encourage one to expect a lot of substance in its content, but here's a nice enough account of someone returning to skating as an adult and appreciating its fitness benefits.</p><p><a href="https://www.popsugar.com/fitness/Inline-Skating-Good-Workout-44261781" title="https://www.popsugar.com/fitness/Inline-Skating-Good-Workout-44261781">https://www.popsugar.com/fitness/Inline-Skating-Good-Workout-44261781</a></p><blockquote><p><strong>I Started This Workout Out of Nostalgia, but Now I'm Addicted!</strong><br />November 29, 2017 by Brinton Parker</p><p>When fondly recalling my high school rollerskating days as a Sonic Drive-In carhop, I realized that I'd never once felt like I was working out when I skated; however, my body was in the best shape of my life (despite the fast food habit I was admittedly indulging daily). "Why don't I give that another shot?" I asked myself before diving into research about the benefits of skating.</p></blockquote><p><a href="http://roadskater.net/inline-skating-good-workout" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/inline-skating-good-workout#comments Exercise 1900s 1990s exercise fitness inline skating outdoor Tue, 05 Dec 2017 06:11:07 +0000 timv 1485 at http://roadskater.net