2012 http://roadskater.net/taxonomy/term/2518/all en Wooden Bike Brings Together Several Interests and Skills from Guitar Building to Cycling to Marketing http://roadskater.net/wooden-bike-brings-together-several-interests-and-skills-guitar-building-cycling-marketing <p>This is a good article about an interesting object: a wooden bicycle which incorporates other materials...notably kevlar. It also shows how varied interests and passions can eventually combine into a new life's work or maybe even career, if all goes well. Rather than repeat it all, here's a link....&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://news.google.com/news/url?sa=t&amp;fd=R&amp;usg=AFQjCNFG05mK8vJ_6YMGBJ-L1zavVdj4WQ&amp;url=http://www.boulderweekly.com/article-10325-wooden-wheels.html">Wooden wheels - Boulder Weekly</a> -</p><p><a href="http://roadskater.net/wooden-bike-brings-together-several-interests-and-skills-guitar-building-cycling-marketing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/wooden-bike-brings-together-several-interests-and-skills-guitar-building-cycling-marketing#comments Roadcyclist.net 2012 2000s 2010s bicycles bicycling equipment Boulder CO Colorada manufacturing wood http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1462 Fri, 14 Dec 2012 01:56:41 +0000 roadskater 1462 at http://roadskater.net International Skating Union (ISU) Long Track and Short Track Speed Skating Live on the Web http://roadskater.net/international-skating-union-isu-long-track-and-short-track-speed-skating-live-web <p>Just a quick reminder that ISU's website streams some speed skating, depending on broadcast blackouts. As I write, the long track speed skating men's 500m is on. Soon the short track may be available too.&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://livemanager.eurovision.edgesuite.net/isu/site/index.html" target="_blank">http://livemanager.eurovision.edgesuite.net/isu/site/index.html</a></p><p>The specific link for the long track event on now is...</p><p><a href="http://livemanager.eurovision.edgesuite.net/isu/site/index.html?video_id=9693" target="_blank">http://livemanager.eurovision.edgesuite.net/isu/site/index.html?video_id=9693</a></p><p>To check schedules, you can use the following site, but be careful with any links there and don't download .exe files or fall for ads which mention you don't have the right codec or video player. Check your downloads directory after you're finished, too! Having said that, sometimes you can find feeds for events that no USA broadcaster has purchased.&nbsp;</p> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="locality">Nagano</span> <div class="country-name">Japan</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="36.648550">36° 38' 54.78" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="138.194243">138° 11' 39.2748" E</abbr></span> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://roadskater.net/international-skating-union-isu-long-track-and-short-track-speed-skating-live-web" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/international-skating-union-isu-long-track-and-short-track-speed-skating-live-web#comments Roadskater.net 2012 2000s 2010s Earth indoor Japan (JPN) long track Nagano JPN skating speed skating streaming video world cup live video short track Asia http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1461 36.648550 138.194243 Sat, 08 Dec 2012 05:52:19 +0000 roadskater 1461 at http://roadskater.net Useful Explanation of Multiple Sclerosis and How High Vitamin D Levels Can Reduce Chance of Getting MS http://roadskater.net/useful-explanation-multiple-sclerosis-and-how-high-vitamin-d-levels-can-reduce-chance-getting-ms <p>Since we raise funds for Multiple Sclerosis research and advocacy through the Carolina Century and as the Roadskater.net cycling and inline skating team, we often are asked about the disease. We've tried to learn more about it, but it can be difficult to explain in a few words. One of our sidebars on this site tracks MS research, and usually the articles are either inconclusive or incomprehensible.</p><p>This article is pretty good, especially in the last three paragraphs, which explain MS generally. It's worth a read as a backgrounder, and for the information on the Vitamin D as a factor in MS development. The first comment to the article also seems knowledgeable, and the recommendation for Vitamin D from sunlight sounds good...but I think I may need to add some vitamins in with that.&nbsp;</p> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Umeå University</span> <span class="locality">Umeå</span>, <span class="region">Västerbotten</span> <div class="country-name">Sweden</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="63.825847">63° 49' 33.0492" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="20.263035">20° 15' 46.926" E</abbr></span> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://roadskater.net/useful-explanation-multiple-sclerosis-and-how-high-vitamin-d-levels-can-reduce-chance-getting-ms" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/useful-explanation-multiple-sclerosis-and-how-high-vitamin-d-levels-can-reduce-chance-getting-ms#comments Health 2012 2000s health 2010s autoimmune diseases Earth multiple sclerosis (MS) Neurology (journal) Sweden (SWE) Umeå SWE Västerbotten County SWE vitamin D Europe http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1460 63.825847 20.263035 Tue, 27 Nov 2012 14:24:49 +0000 roadskater 1460 at http://roadskater.net First Skating After Carolina Century 102 http://roadskater.net/first-skating-after-carolina-century-102 <p>Nothing earth shattering here. Anybody still skating or training?</p><p>I finally made it out to Greensboro Country Park for the first skating after Carolina Century. So that means I've not skated much since Athens to Atlanta, as the weeks between the two events are mostly about getting the CC ready. How would all that non-skating affect me?&nbsp;</p><p>Well, first off, my heart rate when I put the strap on was 130! Now, I've seen in the 120s for an event where I'm in a hurry or have a lot of responsibility, lots of people in town, all that. Most of the time it's under 100 getting started at Country Park.&nbsp;</p><p>I got there without much time before dark, so I set minor goals. I just did a couple of laps (5k), and really was only out to enjoy it. What I noticed was:</p><p><a href="http://roadskater.net/first-skating-after-carolina-century-102" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/first-skating-after-carolina-century-102#comments Roadskater.net 2012 2000s United States of America (USA) Greensboro Country Park North Carolina (NC) 2010s Earth enjoyment first day back Greensboro Country Park Greensboro NC Guilford County NC inline skating outdoor North America http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1459 Sat, 10 Nov 2012 08:21:40 +0000 roadskater 1459 at http://roadskater.net Inline to Olympic Ice Speed Skates Again! Florida's Brittany Bowe Follows the Example of NC Speed Skater Heather Richardson http://roadskater.net/inline-olympic-ice-speed-skates-again-floridas-brittany-bowe-follows-example-nc-speed-skater-heather-richardson <p>Here's a well-done if brief local piece of writing from Florida, where they are mighty proud of their inline champion, Brittany Bowe. If I have it right, she was at the US Cup when I was there, skating for Verducci (she, not me, ha!)**. I may even have some photos of her skating with the Verducci gals, not sure (might have a photo of Heather Richardson from a US10K too..&nbsp;</p><p>Thus, like many inliners, Bowe must have figured out there's not much glory in being at the top of a non-Olympic sport, and why not give it a go. (I think she may have made an attempt at cycling some time back too.) Anyway, she and High Point's Heather Richardson had raced plenty, and seeing Richardson's success surely was a factor, and likely made it easier to make the decision and follow an example for the switch over to indoor long track ice speed skating.&nbsp;</p><p>This could be a powerful duo for the USA and they could be ambassadors for inline everywhere.&nbsp;</p> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="locality">Ocala</span>, <span class="region">Florida</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="29.187199">29° 11' 13.9164" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-82.140092">82° 8' 24.3312" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=29.187199+-82.140092+%28%2C+Ocala%2C+FL%2C+%2C+us%29" target="_blank">Google Maps</a>, <a href="http://maps.yahoo.com/maps_result?addr=&amp;csz=Ocala%2C+FL&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=Ocala&amp;state=FL&amp;zipcode=" target="_blank">MapQuest</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://roadskater.net/inline-olympic-ice-speed-skates-again-floridas-brittany-bowe-follows-example-nc-speed-skater-heather-richardson" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/inline-olympic-ice-speed-skates-again-floridas-brittany-bowe-follows-example-nc-speed-skater-heather-richardson#comments Roadskater.net 2012 2000s United States of America (USA) 2010s Brittany Bowe Earth Florida (FL) Heather Richardson ice speed skating inline skaters inline skating inline to ice Kearns UT long track ice Ocala FL Olympic Oval (Kearns Utah USA) speed skating Utah (UT) winter olympics North America http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1458 29.187199 -82.140092 Thu, 08 Nov 2012 22:55:37 +0000 roadskater 1458 at http://roadskater.net 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 English Fashions http://roadskater.net/english-fashions <p>Home. Home again. I like to be here when I ca-a-a-an.</p><p>Shopping in Bournemouth today and I notice women of all ages from 18 to 60 all dressed in similar clothing styles. There are no "Juniors" or "Misses" sections in the clothing stores. It's all mixed. Consequently, women my age (45) aren't doomed to safe outfits like twinsets and slacks or to certain stores. I saw a £100 pair of bright blue Doc Martens I would've liked to buy, and a whole load of other outfits I'd like to wear. But I'd only be able to wear them here because if I wore them in Georgia I'd be accused of being a cougar.</p><p>Hoping to dodge the showers tomorrow and head over to Old Harry Rocks (Handfast Point).</p><p>Computer time is limited this time around but I hope to note more pseudo-foreign observations soon.</p> http://roadskater.net/english-fashions#comments Roadskater.net 2012 2000s 2010s Bournemouth Dorset Earth England (ENG) UK Great Britain UK shopping United Kingdom (GBR) (UK) (UKM) Europe http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1456 Thu, 01 Nov 2012 17:21:46 +0000 eebee 1456 at http://roadskater.net 2012 BMW Berlin Marathon Inline Skate Finish Video http://roadskater.net/2012-bmw-berlin-marathon-inline-skate-finish-video <p>Per <a href="http://bontskates.yuku.com/topic/2259/2012-BMW-Berlin-Marathon#.UGoPpU3A9qM" target="_blank">Bill Begg on the Bont forum</a>, this year's Berlin Marathon had a total of over FORTY-EIGHT THOUSAND (!!!) participants! This spread out over skaters, hand cyclists/wheel chair athletes and runners. About 6,800 were skaters. Not too shabby! And they had beautiful weather this year as opposed to the driving rain they had in recent years. The skate portion of this event happened last Saturday, Sept. 29th.</p><p>Here's a pretty good video of the final few KMs, of eventual winner Ewen Fernandez of France, and Bart Swings of Belgium, showing the beauty of this sport.&nbsp;</p><p><a href="https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=4051845253239">https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=4051845253239</a></p><p>I'd like to see ALL the footage taken from these cameras during this race. The way these two skate is so pretty, frankly I can't handle it. &nbsp;</p> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Brandenburg Gate (Brandenburger Tor)</span> <div class="street-address"> Pariser Platz </div> <span class="locality">Berlin</span>, <span class="region">Berlin</span> <div class="country-name">Germany</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="52.516211">52° 30' 58.3596" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="13.377673">13° 22' 39.6228" E</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=Pariser+Platz%2C+%2C+Berlin%2C+de" target="_blank">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://roadskater.net/2012-bmw-berlin-marathon-inline-skate-finish-video" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/2012-bmw-berlin-marathon-inline-skate-finish-video#comments Roadskater.net 2012 2000s 2010s Bart Swings Berlin Berlin (land) Brandenburg Gate (Brandenburger Tor) closed course Earth Germany (DEU) (Deutschland) inline skating marathons outdoor outdoor inline speed speedskating World Inline Cup (WIC) Europe http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1454 52.516211 13.377673 Mon, 01 Oct 2012 22:42:33 +0000 eebee 1454 at http://roadskater.net Athens to Atlanta A2A 2012 87-Mile (also 52, 38) Roadskate (Inline Skating/Rollerblading/Quad Skating Event) http://roadskater.net/athens-atlanta-a2a-2012-87-mile-also-52-38-roadskate-inline-skatingrollerbladingquad-skating-event <div class="event-nodeapi"> <div class="event-start dtstart" title="2012-10-07T12:30:00Z"><label>Start: </label> 2012.10.07 7:30 am </div> </div> <div class="event-nodeapi"> <div class="event-tz"><label>Timezone: </label>America/New York </div> </div> <div class="event-nodeapi"> <div class="event-start dtstart" title="2012-10-07T12:30:00Z"><label>Start: </label> 2012.10.07 7:30 am </div> </div> <div class="event-nodeapi"> <div class="event-tz"><label>Timezone: </label>America/New York </div> </div> <p>We've been doing the Athens to Atlanta roadskate since 1999, and it helps us get out and skate all year, knowing we need to be ready to skate 87 miles in early October. If you're interested in rolling, it's not too late. Check A2A.net.&nbsp;</p> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Locations</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">The Classic Center</span> <div class="street-address"> 300 N Thomas St </div> <span class="locality">Athens</span>, <span class="region">North Carolina</span> <span class="postal-code">30601</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="34.006845">34° 0' 24.642" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-83.346878">83° 20' 48.7608" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=34.006845+-83.346878+%28300+N+Thomas+St%2C+Athens%2C+NC%2C+30601%2C+us%29" target="_blank">Google Maps</a>, <a href="http://maps.yahoo.com/maps_result?addr=300+N+Thomas+St&amp;csz=Athens%2C+NC&amp;country=us" target="_blank">Yahoo! Maps</a>, <a href="http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?searchtype=address&amp;country=US&amp;address=300+N+Thomas+St&amp;city=Athens&amp;state=NC&amp;zipcode=30601" target="_blank">MapQuest</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Old (Historic) Fourt Ward Skatepark</span> <div class="street-address"> 830 Willoughby Way NE </div> <span class="locality">Atlanta</span>, <span class="region">Georgia</span> <span class="postal-code">30312</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="33.765279">33° 45' 55.0044" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-84.360480">84° 21' 37.728" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=33.765279+-84.360480+%28830+Willoughby+Way+NE%2C+Atlanta%2C+GA%2C+30312%2C+us%29" target="_blank">Google Maps</a>, <a href="http://maps.yahoo.com/maps_result?addr=830+Willoughby+Way+NE&amp;csz=Atlanta%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=830+Willoughby+Way+NE&amp;city=Atlanta&amp;state=GA&amp;zipcode=30312" target="_blank">MapQuest</a></div> </div> </div> </div> http://roadskater.net/athens-atlanta-a2a-2012-87-mile-also-52-38-roadskate-inline-skatingrollerbladingquad-skating-event#comments Roadskater.net 2012 2000s United States of America (USA) 2010s a2a.net Athens GA Athens to Atlanta (a2a) Atlanta GA Clarkston GA Classic Center (Athens GA) Dacula GA Earth Georgia (GA) inline skating Lawrenceville GA Old (Historic) Fourth Ward Skatepark open road outdoor roller (quad) skating Stone Mountain GA North America http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1453 34.006845 -83.346878 33.765279 -84.360480 Sun, 30 Sep 2012 03:22:11 +0000 roadskater 1453 at http://roadskater.net No Recovery Necessary? Hypothyroid Ultra-Cardio Training While Eating a Paleo, Primal, Wheat-Free Diet. http://roadskater.net/no-recovery-necessary-hypothyroid-ultra-cardio-training-while-eating-paleo-primal-wheat-free-diet <p><em>Immediate disclaimers: </em></p><p><em>I don't consider myself on a 'diet'. I just put that in title.&nbsp;</em></p><p><em>I'm not 100% sugar-, corn- or potato-free, and those foods don't fall under Paleo or Primal. I also eat dairy: cheese, eggs, milk, butter.&nbsp;</em></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>I wanted to write a follow up to my <a href="http://roadskater.net/primal-or-paleo-eating-becoming-keto-adapted-fat-burning-endurance-athlete" target="_blank">previous posts</a> about my long-term <a href="http://roadskater.net/fluoridated-tap-water-and-hypothyroidism" target="_blank">dietary changes</a> and how they are affecting my ultra-cardio lifestyle. Sorry, but I love to skate! All day if possible! It makes me nice! We're not gunning it the whole time so it's all perfectly doable without too much physical depletion.&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://roadskater.net/no-recovery-necessary-hypothyroid-ultra-cardio-training-while-eating-paleo-primal-wheat-free-diet" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/no-recovery-necessary-hypothyroid-ultra-cardio-training-while-eating-paleo-primal-wheat-free-diet#comments Roadskater.net 2012 2000s United States of America (USA) North Carolina (NC) 2010s Clemmons NC Earth fluoride Forsyth County NC Greensboro NC Guilford County NC hypothyroidism outdoor paleo primal recovery skating Tanglewood Park ultra-cardio ultra-marathon Wheat Belly wheat-free Winston-Salem NC North America http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1452 Sat, 29 Sep 2012 17:17:44 +0000 eebee 1452 at http://roadskater.net Centenarian Completes Metric Century, Sets Record on Velodrome, 300 Laps, 14.4 Miles per Hour Average http://roadskater.net/centenarian-completes-metric-century-sets-record-velodrome-300-laps-14-4-miles-hour-average <p>Well just in case we needed to be inspired (or depressed?), a guy over 100 years old skated his age in km at a velodrome in Lyon, France in just over four hours and seventeen minutes. This is good stuff! This is good news for a rainy afternoon with no outdoor skating likely on this day, with a2a.net 87 miles of skating less than 9 days away. I'll be slower than the oldest people out there, I'm sure! Some of those dudes are fast! But I am looking forward to it. My Forerunner 305, however, is showing signs of not wanting to be awake that long at one stretch. A fix, hopefully, is on next week's agenda.&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://news.google.com/news/url?sa=t&amp;fd=R&amp;usg=AFQjCNG5e_afOWToQlNlNbXaweZIayT4Vw&amp;url=http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/sns-rt-us-france-cyclistbre88r171-20120928,0,272460.story">French centenarian wins 100 km cycling challenge - Chicago Tribune</a> -</p> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Tete d’Or (Georges Prévéral) Velodrome</span> <span class="locality">Lyon</span> <div class="country-name">France</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="45.782265">45° 46' 56.154" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="4.855629">4° 51' 20.2644" E</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.fr/?q=%2C+Lyon%2C+%2C+fr" target="_blank">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://roadskater.net/centenarian-completes-metric-century-sets-record-velodrome-300-laps-14-4-miles-hour-average" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/centenarian-completes-metric-century-sets-record-velodrome-300-laps-14-4-miles-hour-average#comments Roadskater.net 2012 2000s 2010s age group records closed course cycling Earth France (FRA) individual time trials Lyon FRA Rhône (department) FRA Rhône-Alpes (region) FRA speed records Tete d’Or (Georges Prévéral) Velodrome time trials track cycling velodromes Europe http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1451 45.782265 4.855629 Fri, 28 Sep 2012 23:32:23 +0000 roadskater 1451 at http://roadskater.net Carolina Century 2012 Bike Ride and Roll for Multiple Sclerosis: 21, 31, 51, 64, 72, 82 or 102 miles, 10-Hour Support http://roadskater.net/carolina-century-2012-bike-ride-and-roll-multiple-sclerosis-21-31-51-64-72-82-or-102-miles-10-hour-support <div class="event-nodeapi"> <div class="event-start dtstart" title="2012-10-20T12:30:00Z"><label>Start: </label> 2012.10.20 7:30 am </div> </div> <div class="event-nodeapi"> <div class="event-tz"><label>Timezone: </label>America/New York </div> </div> <div class="event-nodeapi"> <div class="event-start dtstart" title="2012-10-20T12:30:00Z"><label>Start: </label> 2012.10.20 7:30 am </div> </div> <div class="event-nodeapi"> <div class="event-tz"><label>Timezone: </label>America/New York </div> </div> <p>Here's a link to the Carolina Century, our bike and skate for MS that is now open for registration.&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://carolinacentury.com" title="http://carolinacentury.com">http://carolinacentury.com</a></p><p>We have great volunteers who are veterans of Tour to Tanglewood, plus we put our own special spin on the ride... 10 hours of support so you can take your time and have an epic day on wheels. There's a lot more information on the carolinacentury.com website, and there are a few articles here on roadskater.net as well. Come join us on wheels or give us a day of your time to help people with MS, and to earn some fundraising for YOUR 2013 Tour to Tanglewood fundraising.&nbsp;</p> http://roadskater.net/carolina-century-2012-bike-ride-and-roll-multiple-sclerosis-21-31-51-64-72-82-or-102-miles-10-hour-support#comments Roadskater.net 2012 2000s United States of America (USA) North Carolina (NC) 2010s Belews Creek NC Bethany NC Carolina Century century (Imperial) charity rides Earth Forsyth County NC Greensboro NC grilled cheese sandwiches Guilford County NC half century half metric century homemade chili Kernersville NC metric century Oak Ridge NC open road outdoor Piney Grove NC Roadskater.net Rockingham County NC sandwich bar Sandy Cross NC skrides (skateable bike rides) Speedwell (Rockingham) NC Summerfield NC Walkertown NC Wentworth NC North America http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1449 Mon, 17 Sep 2012 03:39:45 +0000 roadskater 1449 at http://roadskater.net Effects of Twitter Character Limit on the French Language, & a Blue Monkey http://roadskater.net/french-language-effects-twitter-character-limit <p>An article on the Beeb website wonders whether the current trend of the more informal version of <em>you</em> in French (<em>tu</em>) is going to eclipse the formal <em>vous, </em>at least on Twitter, if not in real life.&nbsp;</p><p>Twitter's character limit plays a role here, since it's less characters to use the familiar form, <em>tu</em>, than the more respectful version, <em>vous</em>. The article mentions French magazine editor Laurent Joffrin's question to a follower over Twitter last year: "Who told you it was ok to address me as "tu"?"</p><p><a href="http://roadskater.net/french-language-effects-twitter-character-limit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/french-language-effects-twitter-character-limit#comments InlineCafe.com 2012 2000s 2010s french German twitter http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1447 Sat, 08 Sep 2012 13:57:20 +0000 eebee 1447 at http://roadskater.net 67 More Miles Makes 211 in 4 of the Last 11 Days on the Silver Comet Trail...Can We Smooth Out That Concrete a Bit? http://roadskater.net/67-more-miles-makes-211-4-last-11-days-silver-comet-trail-can-we-smooth-out-concrete-bit <p>Well the time I have off for long distance skating on the Silver Comet is gone for now. I blew it some days and let the weather forecast stop me. But I got in 4 sessions of 50, 66, 33 and 67 miles. More info later (maybe!), but for now, let's just say my wheels are flatter and maybe my feet too. I've put the miles into my newest skates and have worked around some challenges there. I'm not dropping pounds like I want too, because I seem attracted to carbs right now (as always)! There are some more stories to tell about people we met and random thoughts.&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://roadskater.net/67-more-miles-makes-211-4-last-11-days-silver-comet-trail-can-we-smooth-out-concrete-bit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/67-more-miles-makes-211-4-last-11-days-silver-comet-trail-can-we-smooth-out-concrete-bit#comments Roadskater.net 2012 2000s United States of America (USA) 2010s Coot's Lake Station GA Dallas GA Earth Georgia (GA) Hiram GA inline skating Mableton GA outdoot rail trails North America http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1443 Sun, 15 Jul 2012 20:41:55 +0000 roadskater 1443 at http://roadskater.net 33 Soaked Sometimes Slippery Silvery Comet Miles and Briefly Looking Back on 66 Miles and a Trick for Skate Boots Too Big http://roadskater.net/33-soaked-sometimes-slippery-silvery-comet-miles-and-briefly-looking-back-66-miles-and-trick-skate-boots-too-big <p><em>[Last Friday, eebee and I skated 66 miles (some might say more but that's close enough) on the Silver Comet Trail, from Mile 0 at Mableton near Nickajack Elementary, to Coot's Lake Station (where the old station was, where now there is a convenience store). Since we had done 50 two days earlier, there was not very much new to recount, or I had few braincells for recounting. We saw some wild turkeys, the tunnel was not muddy or wet, Dallas is getting our love for that much better water fountain at the back of the restroom building (I think there's a similar fountain at the back of the building in Hiram too, but I have not been up to the shelter in Hiram this year. If you make it to Brushy Mountain Tunnel, you might consider pushing on 3 or so more miles down to the store at Coot's Lake. Yes, you have to come back up, but it's likely you'll be refreshed. Now to what I wrote about today...roadskater.]</em> </p><p><a href="http://roadskater.net/33-soaked-sometimes-slippery-silvery-comet-miles-and-briefly-looking-back-66-miles-and-trick-skate-boots-too-big" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/33-soaked-sometimes-slippery-silvery-comet-miles-and-briefly-looking-back-66-miles-and-trick-skate-boots-too-big#comments Roadskater.net 2012 2000s United States of America (USA) 2010s Brushy Mountain Tunnel GA conversations Coot's Lake Station GA Dallas GA Earth Georgia (GA) Hiram GA Mableton GA outdoor rail trail rain Silver Comet Trail (GA) trail U.S. Cafe wild turkeys North America http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1442 Sat, 14 Jul 2012 03:56:35 +0000 roadskater 1442 at http://roadskater.net