New York City NY + Brooklyn NY + The Bronx NY + Queens NY + Staten Island NY + Manhattan NY en Photos Revolved: Faster, Better, Fetching Views of the People, Days and Places That Brightened My Life <p>A few years ago I had to shake things up as the old joys were no 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="" target="_blank" title=" Photos Revolved"></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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 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 roadskating skating skrides (skateable bike rides) Smyrna GA South Beach FL Tanglewood Park Tour to Tanglewood (t2t ttt) Washington DC websites photos North America Thu, 08 Nov 2012 02:25:42 +0000 roadskater 1457 at New York 100K Makes the Wall Street Journal <p>Here's an article in the Wall Street Journal about yesterday's NY 100K skate!&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><a href=""></a></p><p>It's always good when outdoor speed skating gets good press.</p><p>Various results .pdf docs:</p><p><a href=""></a></p><p><a href=""></a></p><p><a href=""></a></p><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 2011 2000s United States of America (USA) 2010s Brooklyn NY closed road Earth inline inline skates inline skating Manhattan NY New York (NY) New York City NY outdoor outdoor inline speed Prospect Park NY racing skate boots skating speed speed skating speedskating world level rolling hills skates North America Mon, 26 Sep 2011 03:51:37 +0000 eebee 1398 at Hurricane Irene: Cone of Uncertainty, Hurricane Tracker, Storm Surge <p>I feel compelled to air some thoughts about the current hurricane threat, and to throw in some useful links. I'm sure anybody in the path of Hurricane Irene knows &nbsp;where to go for the latest satellite, radar and projections. I'm hoping they are also giving a great deal of thought to a Storm Plan, in case things get rough.&nbsp;</p><p>Of interest with Hurricane Irene are the Northeast States, if only for their dense populations. As with NOAA's SPC and the deadly Missouri-Alabama-Tennessee tornado outbreak in April this year, the NOAA National Hurricane Center has been pretty sure about this particular storm's trajectory now for the past 3 days. Perhaps that's the nature of the East Coast storms, as opposed to those in the Gulf of Mexico. It seems to be clear to those monitoring the tropics by the time a storm has approached the Bahamas, as to whether it's going to head out to sea, or make for the US coast.&nbsp;</p><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 2011 United States of America (USA) North Carolina (NC) Buffalo NY Earth hurricanes New York (NY) New York City NY Philadelphia PA Washington DC weather weather (wx) weather forecasts weather websites North America Thu, 25 Aug 2011 22:13:31 +0000 eebee 1389 at Skating Away With the Cirque du Soleil: Katie Ketchum Rolls and Balances in Buffalo, Tehachapi and Manhattan <p>I found the link to&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">this article pondering about do what you love and all that</a> over on an inline instruction email list, and they were joking about running away with the circus, so I should credit them for the idea of my title, too! I never found any video of Katie Ketchum in Cirque du Soleil, but I found two nice ones of her burning up with some sweet style on one of her favorite indoor street courses...She seems to focus on intricate, precise landings, but can pop a spin (see 0:52 or so). Mostly though it's less rotational and more flowing moves with stylish finishes...</p><p><a href="" title=""></a></p> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Woodward West </span> <div class="street-address"> 28400 Stallion Springs Drive </div> <span class="locality">Tehachapi</span>, <span class="region">California</span> <span class="postal-code">93561</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="35.080786">35° 4' 50.8296" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-118.635475">118° 38' 7.71" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="" target="_blank">Google Maps</a>, <a href=";csz=Tehachapi%2C+CA&amp;country=us" target="_blank">Yahoo! Maps</a>, <a href=";country=US&amp;address=28400+Stallion+Springs+Drive+&amp;city=Tehachapi&amp;state=CA&amp;zipcode=93561" target="_blank">MapQuest</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 2009 United States of America (USA) aggressive aggressive skating Buffalo NY California (CA) Cirque du Soleil flips indoor instruction jumps Katie Ketchum Madison Square Garden Manhattan NY music New York (NY) New York City NY octaves pop music skating Tehachapi CA tricks Woodward West (Tehachapi) spins North America 35.080786 -118.635475 Wed, 19 Jan 2011 09:35:30 +0000 roadskater 1305 at New York City Marathon Articles of Note for Logistics, Medical, Volunteer, Event Planning Purposes <p>I didn't watch the NYC marathon this year, and the coverage was delayed and compressed I believe anyway on NBC (though for those with Universal Sports I believe it was live over the air free digital Atlanta, for example).</p> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Central Park</span> <span class="locality">New York</span>, <span class="region">New York</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="40.772027">40° 46' 19.2972" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-73.975153">73° 58' 30.5508" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="" target="_blank">Google Maps</a>, <a href=";csz=New+York%2C+NY&amp;country=us" target="_blank">Yahoo! Maps</a>, <a href=";country=US&amp;address=&amp;city=New+York&amp;state=NY&amp;zipcode=" target="_blank">MapQuest</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 2010 Brooklyn NY Manhattan NY marathons New York (NY) New York City NY NYC Marathon open road outdoor Queens NY running Staten Island NY The Bronx NY 40.772027 -73.975153 Tue, 09 Nov 2010 20:00:49 +0000 roadskater 1257 at Joey Cheek on Comedy Central tonight <p> According to the front page at <a href=""></a>, Olympic ice speedskater Joey Cheek is scheduled to be a guest on <i>The Colbert Report</i> this evening on the Comedy Central network. </p><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 2009 2010 Comedy Central DSB ice speedskating New York City NY The Colbert Report Vancouver BC winter olympics Thu, 05 Nov 2009 15:41:27 +0000 timv 1147 at K2 Radical 90 or 100 or Other Inline Skates, Plus Wheel Size and Frame Placement Tips, Blisters, Pain, Pronation, Supination <p> Someone on a semi-private internet email list (is there such a thing?) asked a question I thought was well-asked, and I wanted to answer it for them, and for everyone out there who might be thinking about inline skating but doesn't know what to think about all the choices. </p> <p> Here are the main points of the question, or the ones I wanted to address... </p> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Locations</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <div class="street-address"> Silver Hill Road </div> <span class="locality">Stone Mountain</span>, <span class="region">Georgia</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="33.825266">33° 49' 30.9576" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-84.164554">84° 9' 52.3944" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="" target="_blank">Google Maps</a>, <a href=";csz=Stone+Mountain%2C+GA&amp;country=us" target="_blank">Yahoo! Maps</a>, <a href=";country=US&amp;address=Silver+Hill+Road&amp;city=Stone+Mountain&amp;state=GA&amp;zipcode=" target="_blank">MapQuest</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Stonewall Jacson Drive</span> <span class="locality">Stone Mountain</span>, <span class="region">Georgia</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="33.795429">33° 47' 43.5444" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-84.132346">84° 7' 56.4456" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="" target="_blank">Google Maps</a>, <a href=";csz=Stone+Mountain%2C+GA&amp;country=us" target="_blank">Yahoo! Maps</a>, <a href=";country=US&amp;address=&amp;city=Stone+Mountain&amp;state=GA&amp;zipcode=" target="_blank">MapQuest</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 2009 4x90 90mm blisters frame placement 100mm 4x100 frame alignment Greensboro NC inline skates Manhattan NY Miami Beach SoBe FL Philadelphia PA Washington DC wheels size K2 skates pronation skates supination 33.825266 -84.164554 33.795429 -84.132346 Wed, 10 Jun 2009 04:23:39 +0000 roadskater 996 at 30,000-Square-Foot Roller Rink Opens in Manhattan 8th Ave 59th Street New York City While researching some roller and inline topics last night I came across a wonderful news item about the first night in a new skating rink about to open. With 30,000 square feet of rolling space, this place would hold a ton of skaters for a fad sweeping the nation. In December of 1884. Almost 125 years ago! See...the article intro in text and full piece in pdf... <a href="" title=""></a> <a href="" title=""></a> <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="40.768354">40° 46' 6.0744" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-73.982556">73° 58' 57.2016" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="" target="_blank">Google Maps</a>, <a href=";country=us" target="_blank">Yahoo! Maps</a>, <a href=";country=US&amp;address=&amp;city=&amp;state=&amp;zipcode=" target="_blank">MapQuest</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 1884 United States of America (USA) indoor Manhattan NY New York (NY) New York City NY quad roller skating skating roller 40.768354 -73.982556 Sun, 15 Feb 2009 07:58:42 +0000 roadskater 925 at Anhedonia, Anhedonia, What Makes Your Big Head So Hard? <p>(For those who don't relate to the world entirely in terms of song lyrics, the title of this post alludes to <a href="">&quot;Caldonia</a>,&quot; originally recorded by Louis Jordan and his Tympany Five but redone by many others since.)</p> <p><em>Anhedonia</em> is defined as &quot;the absence of pleasure or the ability to experience it.&quot; I encountered the word a month or so ago, hearing someone on the radio talking about addiction and recovery.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 1977 anhedonia Cardiff Wales UK depression movies New York City NY training motivation psychology Sun, 17 Feb 2008 22:10:47 +0000 timv 691 at Federal Reserve Governor Inline Skater, plus 1906 Roller Skating Basketball Championships <p>Lest we forget there are inline skaters everywhere, even when we may be unaware, I just found out that Frederic Mishkin, who is on the Federal Reserve Bank Board of Governors, is an inline skater, cyclist and small craft sailor on the Hudson. I found the information <a href="" target="_blank">in this article</a> but I believe it is from press release materials as other articles contain the same information. </p><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 1900-9 Hudson River Valley NY inline skating New York (NY) New York City NY Mon, 05 Feb 2007 11:42:52 +0000 roadskater 394 at Tony Danza Inline Skating on 7th Ave at the TKTS Booth The net is catching up to the news of Tony Danza joining the cast of <em>The Producers</em> on Broadway. After a year of losing a marriage and a television show (one has to wonder if one might&#39;ve survived without the other), the tiny dancer shows another facet of his extroversion of life.<p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> inline skating Manhattan NY New York City NY Wed, 10 Jan 2007 07:22:47 +0000 roadskater 367 at Beware of Dogs NYC Walkers, Runners, Skaters, Cyclists, 9pm to 9am <p>Of course you already are on the lookout between 9am and 9pm (and the rest of the day), but now there&#39;s extra good reason. I have no dog in this fight, as I have no dog any more and have not been hanging in the city of late, but I&#39;ve been afraid of dogs off the leash before of course. My typical reaction is to say &quot;hey puppy&quot; in a helium voice a la <em>Broadway Danny Rose</em> no matter how big the dog. </p><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> basic exercise Brooklyn NY Central Park NYC NY cycling Manhattan NY New York City NY outdoor Prospect Park NY Queens NY running skateboarding skating Staten Island NY The Bronx NY walking Mon, 08 Jan 2007 17:37:54 +0000 roadskater 361 at NYPD's proposed rules for group skates / bike rides <p><font size="3">This means us!! <br /><br /></font><font size="3">I have changed the terminology from biking to skating in the press-release from Transportation Alternatives to underscore the impact of the proposed new rules on our community. Theoretically, every point applies to skaters, even the requirement to carry a bell. <br /><br />The NYPD already has the rules needed to keep order in the streets. They have traffic laws, prohibitions against disorderly conduct, and a host of other rules. In short, there is no need for the police to create new rules to suppress non-vehicular transportation. <br /><br />Speaker Christine Quinn is supporting the new rules. Make sure she knows that you don&#39;t by using the links provided. Alan has given you her answer to the initial notice, when you get that first answer, send another note of concerned opposition. Write also to your council-member.<br /><br />See you on the streets!<br />Jared. <br /><br /></font></p><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> New York City NY outdoor recreation roadcycling skating Tue, 21 Nov 2006 14:54:42 +0000 jswifti 330 at Ditty Bops finish 4500-mile bike tour <p>It looks like the bike-riding femmes have made it to Manhattan within view of the Brooklyn Bridge, or will soon. Thanks to Tim for pointing these ladies out some time back (use the search box to look &#39;em up). I don&#39;t know much about them, but it sounds like they like music and exercise enough to make it their life, which seems cool by me. Hope they have a successful and happy tour ending and beyond. </p><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 2006 United States of America (USA) cycling music New York City NY open road outdoor performance websites writing Sun, 27 Aug 2006 19:42:34 +0000 roadskater 221 at All set for NYC 100K !!! <p>Okay...  Time for my first race of the fall!  All the training, dieting, and insane amounts of time spent on skates have led up to this.  Ought to be a great indicator of how the other races (Duluth, A2A, Defi) will turn out too.</p><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 2006 Brooklyn NY outdoor inline speed Fri, 25 Aug 2006 01:47:54 +0000 skatey-mark 215 at