2006 http://roadskater.net/taxonomy/term/335/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 Measuring jerseys http://roadskater.net/measuring-jerseys <p> Related to current jersey issues, I got some jerseys from the closet and found a tape measure and checked some dimensions. It's a bit iffy measuring the Roadskater jerseys because of the double seams on each size (but that's part of what makes them supersweet, right?) but I did my best. Blake thought this information might perhaps be useful to someone some day. </p> <p> Green 2006 jersey size XL: about 24&quot; across chest just below sleeves </p> <p> Iris/violet 2007 jersey size XL: about 24&quot; </p> <p> Orange 2008 jersey size XL: almost 25&quot; </p><p><a href="http://roadskater.net/measuring-jerseys" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/measuring-jerseys#comments Roadskater.net 2006 2007 2008 2009 Greensboro NC jerseys sizes http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1055 Wed, 05 Aug 2009 04:26:31 +0000 timv 1055 at http://roadskater.net Roadskater.net Jersey Photo Mosaic Graphic for Your Inline Skate Boots, Frame, Helmet http://roadskater.net/roadskater-net-jersey-photo-mosaic-graphic-your-inline-skate-boots-frame-helmet <p>I was looking for some trim for my skate frame and after so much time working on boots I decided just to make a photo mosaic of the three jerseys in skatesky, sunleaves and roadviolets. I wanted a flag-waving effect, so i took photos of the jerseys outside hanging vertically instead of smoothed out lying flat. The warping and imperfections were what I wanted, as repeated imperfections still have a pattern, but to me a more interesting one. These are the top-left edge versions, but I made some others that made full, even rows, too. Let me know via email if you want any of that.</p><p><a href="http://roadskater.net/roadskater-net-jersey-photo-mosaic-graphic-your-inline-skate-boots-frame-helmet" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/roadskater-net-jersey-photo-mosaic-graphic-your-inline-skate-boots-frame-helmet#comments Roadskater.net 2005 2006 2007 graphics fun Roadskater.net jerseys stickers http://roadskater.net/crss/node/598 Thu, 04 Oct 2007 04:42:09 +0000 roadskater 598 at http://roadskater.net Ironman, the Melodrama: A Diabetic Brother, Oprah Winfrey, a Herniated Disc & an Ironman Challenge http://roadskater.net/ironman-melodrama-diabetic-brother-oprah-winfrey-herniated-disc-ironman-challenge A few distant friends asked why I quit inline racing. To make a short story long, below is the answer. <p align="center"><strong>Ironman the Journey</strong></p><p>I looked at the freshly opened gel pack: is it gonna make me puke or save me from meltdown? My lower back ached at mile 7. 19.2 miles go to. This Ironman thing was hard.</p><p>&quot;Midlife Crisis. I can&#39;t afford a Porsche.&quot; </p><p>&quot;Lost a bet.&quot;</p><p>&quot;Can&#39;t find Tour de France on active.com.&quot;</p><p><a href="http://roadskater.net/ironman-melodrama-diabetic-brother-oprah-winfrey-herniated-disc-ironman-challenge" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/ironman-melodrama-diabetic-brother-oprah-winfrey-herniated-disc-ironman-challenge#comments Roadskater.net 2000 2003 2004 2006 2007 Hoyt insomnia Athens to Atlanta (a2a) back pain brothers Coeur d’Alene ID Dallas TX diabetes herniated disc Idaho (ID) inline skates Ironman Ironman Coeur d'Alene (IMCDA) Kona HI Las Colinas TX nephropathy Sarah Reinertsen skater speedskates (speed skates) Taipei Taiwan, Province of China (TWN) Texas (TX) triathletes triathlon yoga Kona nerve stem cells swim http://roadskater.net/crss/node/579 Fri, 07 Sep 2007 03:20:45 +0000 johnnyChen 579 at http://roadskater.net Stained Glass Colors and Churches in Prague http://roadskater.net/stained-glass-colors-and-churches-prague <p>Rambling blogging and reminiscences follow, mostly triggered by Blake&#39;s comment on <a href="/index.php?q=jerseys-choices-bland-tacky-or-in-between#comment-685">stained glass colors</a>. It got me thinking of the glass in <a href="http://www.tellthetruthtravel.com/Prague7.htm">St. Vitus Cathedral</a> in Prague, begun in the 14th century but not completed for almost 600 years.</p><p><a href="http://roadskater.net/stained-glass-colors-and-churches-prague" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/stained-glass-colors-and-churches-prague#comments 1344 1919 1939 1990 2006 inlinecafe.com arts Czech Republic (CZE) journals Prague http://roadskater.net/crss/node/516 Wed, 11 Jul 2007 21:32:45 +0000 timv 516 at http://roadskater.net Further Proof: Exercise Irons out Brain Kinks http://roadskater.net/further-proof-exercise-irons-out-brain-kinks <p>Despondency + skating = hope. Hope makes all the difference!</p><p>Ever since I got hooked on inline skating in 1999, I have known this: if I had, as a teenager, discovered this sport, or something else I adored as much, that called for about ten hours of intense activity a week, I would have been depressed <strong>a whole lot less. </strong></p><p><a href="http://roadskater.net/further-proof-exercise-irons-out-brain-kinks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/further-proof-exercise-irons-out-brain-kinks#comments 2006 2007 running West Palm Beach FL http://roadskater.net/crss/node/427 Fri, 09 Mar 2007 19:35:14 +0000 eebee 427 at http://roadskater.net Minutes of CIC FIRS Meeting Show Efforts for Olympics, World Games http://roadskater.net/minutes-cic-firs-meeting-show-efforts-olympics-world-games <p>Minutes from last September&#39;s CIC Meeting show the efforts made by FIRS (International Roller Sports Federation) to get roller (inline) speed skating into the Olympic program. It is clear the CIC and FIRS representatives felt angry and perhaps misled about the opportunity...</p><p><a href="http://roadskater.net/minutes-cic-firs-meeting-show-efforts-olympics-world-games" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/minutes-cic-firs-meeting-show-efforts-olympics-world-games#comments 2006 inline skating olympics summer olympics http://roadskater.net/crss/node/390 Sat, 27 Jan 2007 13:50:27 +0000 roadskater 390 at http://roadskater.net Floyd Landis Defense Fund and Multiple Sclerosis Donation Link http://roadskater.net/floyd-landis-defense-fund-and-multiple-sclerosis-donation-link <p>Not much new here except the information that there is now a way to contribute to Floyd&#39;s defense. What would really be interesting would be if they would sell stock in the defense so that if he loses, you lose, but if he wins, you win too! Now that would really be an educational lottery!</p><p><a href="http://roadskater.net/floyd-landis-defense-fund-and-multiple-sclerosis-donation-link" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/floyd-landis-defense-fund-and-multiple-sclerosis-donation-link#comments 2006 cycling France (FRA) Ile-de-France (region) FRA multiple sclerosis (MS) Paris FRA Pennsylvania (PA) Tour de France (tdf) Tour to Tanglewood (t2t ttt) http://roadskater.net/crss/node/365 Tue, 09 Jan 2007 18:49:11 +0000 roadskater 365 at http://roadskater.net Rollerblading in Gay Paris, Tennessee Williams, Golden Panthers, Electric Smile http://roadskater.net/rollerblading-gay-paris-tennessee-williams-golden-panthers-electric-smile <p>Now and then...OK every day...I&#39;m transported back to moments...this time standing by the stacks in the library in grad school, reading the diaries of Tennessee Williams.  </p><p>I had an assignment to find out where Tennessee Williams and Eugene O&#39;Neill were and what they were doing the night Arthur Miller&#39;s Death of a Salesman opened on Broadway. (I think that was it, or something close; a great assignment that led me to the microfiche of the New York Times Broadway ads and much more.) Have I written about this lately or just thought of it? Never mind. </p><p><a href="http://roadskater.net/rollerblading-gay-paris-tennessee-williams-golden-panthers-electric-smile" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/rollerblading-gay-paris-tennessee-williams-golden-panthers-electric-smile#comments 2006 France (FRA) Ile-de-France (region) FRA open road Paris FRA http://roadskater.net/crss/node/364 Mon, 08 Jan 2007 19:38:25 +0000 roadskater 364 at http://roadskater.net United Parcel Service UPS Packages Spend Christmas in the Twilight Zone http://roadskater.net/united-parcel-service-ups-packages-spend-christmas-twilight-zone <p style="margin-bottom: 0in">The saga began early in the week before Christmas. I had decided to avoid the stores mostly and do most of my shopping online. That was mostly a great decision I decided after going out to the stores later in the week. It was mostly a good idea except for a couple of crucial mistakes. </p><p><a href="http://roadskater.net/united-parcel-service-ups-packages-spend-christmas-twilight-zone" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/united-parcel-service-ups-packages-spend-christmas-twilight-zone#comments 2006 shopping websites http://roadskater.net/crss/node/355 Sat, 23 Dec 2006 21:15:20 +0000 roadskater 355 at http://roadskater.net Blake's Notes: Eddy Matzger Inline Skating Blue Ridge Parkway Court Case http://roadskater.net/blakes-notes-eddy-matzger-inline-skating-blue-ridge-parkway-court-case <p>Some days ago I drove up to Abingdon, Virginia to attend the trial of Eddy Matzger for skating on the Blue Ridge Parkway. I was fortunate to have my dad join me, my mom feeling well but not well enough for the journey. I think she preferred to decorate their house interiors for Christmas without us bothering her!</p><p><a href="http://roadskater.net/blakes-notes-eddy-matzger-inline-skating-blue-ridge-parkway-court-case" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/blakes-notes-eddy-matzger-inline-skating-blue-ridge-parkway-court-case#comments 2006 United States of America (USA) Abingdon VA cycling inline skating open road outdoor Virginia (VA) http://roadskater.net/crss/node/353 Thu, 21 Dec 2006 21:41:15 +0000 roadskater 353 at http://roadskater.net Inline and Ice Speedskater Joey Cheek in China for Darfur http://roadskater.net/inline-and-ice-speedskater-joey-cheek-china-darfur <p>While working on the site a bit I heard a story on NPR about George Clooney and Joey Cheek and others visiting Egypt and China in an effort to get some attention and aid for the refugees in the Darfur region of the Sudan. It is amazing how long we have let this go, myself included, without taking any real action. I am glad someone has time and focus to apply to this, and I am happy that a skater is converting fame to benevolent action. </p><p><a href="http://roadskater.net/inline-and-ice-speedskater-joey-cheek-china-darfur" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/inline-and-ice-speedskater-joey-cheek-china-darfur#comments 2006 China (CHN) Egypt (EGY) ice skating inline skating Sudan (SDN) http://roadskater.net/crss/node/349 Sat, 16 Dec 2006 23:23:12 +0000 roadskater 349 at http://roadskater.net FestiVELO de Charleston 2006 http://roadskater.net/festivelo-de-charleston-2006 <div class="event-nodeapi"> <div class="event-start dtstart" title="2006-11-30T11:00:00Z"><label>Start: </label> 2006.11.30 7:00 am </div> </div> <div class="event-nodeapi"> <div class="event-end dtend" title="2006-12-03T18:00:00Z"><label>End: </label> 2006.12.03 2:00 pm </div> </div> <div class="event-nodeapi"> <div class="event-tz"><label>Timezone: </label>Etc/GMT-4 </div> </div> <div class="event-nodeapi"> <div class="event-start dtstart" title="2006-11-30T11:00:00Z"><label>Start: </label> 2006.11.30 7:00 am </div> </div> <div class="event-nodeapi"> <div class="event-end dtend" title="2006-12-03T18:00:00Z"><label>End: </label> 2006.12.03 2:00 pm </div> </div> <div class="event-nodeapi"> <div class="event-tz"><label>Timezone: </label>Etc/GMT-4 </div> </div> <p>Ok here&#39;s an event to chase away the couch potato blues, and get you skating into December. I have not checked with the event organizers to see what they think about skaters taking part, this year. Please post what you find out if you get to it before I do! </p><p><a href="http://roadskater.net/festivelo-de-charleston-2006" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/festivelo-de-charleston-2006#comments 2006 Charleston SC cycling inline skating http://roadskater.net/crss/node/325 Wed, 01 Nov 2006 02:04:56 +0000 eebee 325 at http://roadskater.net Claxton Evans County Cruisin' in the Country http://roadskater.net/claxton-evans-county-cruisin-country <div class="event-nodeapi"> <div class="event-start dtstart" title="2006-11-11T11:30:00Z"><label>Start: </label> 2006.11.11 7:30 am </div> </div> <div class="event-nodeapi"> <div class="event-end dtend" title="2006-11-12T19:00:00Z"><label>End: </label> 2006.11.12 3:00 pm </div> </div> <div class="event-nodeapi"> <div class="event-tz"><label>Timezone: </label>Etc/GMT-4 </div> </div> <div class="event-nodeapi"> <div class="event-start dtstart" title="2006-11-11T11:30:00Z"><label>Start: </label> 2006.11.11 7:30 am </div> </div> <div class="event-nodeapi"> <div class="event-end dtend" title="2006-11-12T19:00:00Z"><label>End: </label> 2006.11.12 3:00 pm </div> </div> <div class="event-nodeapi"> <div class="event-tz"><label>Timezone: </label>Etc/GMT-4 </div> </div> <p>If you need a reason to hold some semblance of training together over the colder months, get out now and start preparing for the 12th Annual Claxton Evans County Cruisin&#39; in the Country event in Claxton, GA, mid-November. </p><p><a href="http://roadskater.net/claxton-evans-county-cruisin-country" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/claxton-evans-county-cruisin-country#comments 2006 cycling Georgia (GA) inline skating http://roadskater.net/crss/node/324 Wed, 01 Nov 2006 01:40:29 +0000 eebee 324 at http://roadskater.net Chad Hedrick back after a rest http://roadskater.net/chad-hedrick-back-after-rest <p><a href="http://news.google.com/news/url?sa=T&amp;ct=us/7-0&amp;fd=R&amp;url=http://www.usolympicteam.com/117_49626.htm&amp;cid=0&amp;ei=mQA8Raq8OJvSHOmd_a4B"></a>Chad Hedrick is back on the ice after several months off, and this article shows he has some new attitudes, at least for now. He seems to be planning to do less in hopes of doing better (since he didn&#39;t win all gold) and may be actually following the example of others a bit. He&#39;s in with the team this year, including their coaching (as his former coach is now in Germany). This article is an account of what for Hedrick was a warm-up race, and it has some good quotes of note. --Blake<em><table border="0" cellspacing="7" cellpadding="2" width="valign=top"><tbody><tr><td valign="top"><a href="http://news.google.com/news/url?sa=T&amp;ct=us/7-0&amp;fd=R&amp;url=http://www.usolympicteam.com/117_49626.htm&amp;cid=0&amp;ei=mQA8Raq8OJvSHOmd_a4B">Chad Hedrick shaking off the rust</a><br /><font size="-1"><font color="#6f6f6f">USOlympicTeam.com -</font> 16 minutes ago</font><br /><font size="-1">MILWAUKEE _ It has been a long time since Chad Hedrick showed up at a <strong>speedskating</strong> race willing to settle for anything but victories and track records. <strong>...</strong> </font><br /></td></tr></tbody></table></em></p><p><a href="http://roadskater.net/chad-hedrick-back-after-rest" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/chad-hedrick-back-after-rest#comments 2006 ice speedskating long track ice Milwaukee WI Wisconsin (WI) http://roadskater.net/crss/node/319 Tue, 24 Oct 2006 17:34:01 +0000 roadskater 319 at http://roadskater.net