1980s + 1989 + 1988 + 1987 + 1986 + 1985 + 1984 + 1983 + 1982 + 1981 + 1980 http://roadskater.net/taxonomy/term/390%20353%20354%20355%20356%20357%20358%20359%20360%20361%20362/0 en Great Gallery of Fun Roller Skating Photos from San Francisco http://roadskater.net/great-gallery-fun-roller-skating-photos-san-francisco <p><a href="http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/blogs/parenting/detail?entry_id=84597" target="_blank"><img src="http://imgs.sfgate.com/blogs/images/sfgate/parenting/2011/03/09/skate_cheap_tramp300x439.JPG" border="0" width="150" height="220" style="border: 0; float: right;" /></a>I won't spend much time describing this gallery but let me say it is a really fun look at photos of the type you take with black and white film, you dodge and burn, you hold in your hands, mark up for cropping, and put in the newspaper.&nbsp;I also usually stay away from comments after most newspaper or television website articles, but I looked at these and I was glad. Most were happy. Some were very well written and added to the positive aura of the page. What I notice is what so many noticed, that these were shots of people having fun skating. I hope today's kids are having as much fun as safely as these. And notice how many adults are in on the fun too.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://roadskater.net/great-gallery-fun-roller-skating-photos-san-francisco" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/great-gallery-fun-roller-skating-photos-san-francisco#comments 1970s 1980s United States of America (USA) California (CA) Golden Gate Park outdoor quad roller skating roadskating roller skating San Francisco CA skating North America http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1311 Fri, 11 Mar 2011 09:32:58 +0000 roadskater 1311 at http://roadskater.net One Last Night of Analog Television with the 1987 Sony Watchman FD-10A as Digital Transition Forces Obsolescence http://roadskater.net/one-last-night-analog-television-1987-sony-watchman-fd-10a-digital-transition-forces-obsolescence <p> As June 12, 2009 rolls in, I'm enjoying the last chance to watch a very little analog TV on the Sony watchman. This black-and-white gem of electronics was made in Japan in April 1987 (no wimply disappearing sticker here...this baby's on the back outside of the case and is still easy to read). </p><p><a href="http://roadskater.net/one-last-night-analog-television-1987-sony-watchman-fd-10a-digital-transition-forces-obsolescence" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/one-last-night-analog-television-1987-sony-watchman-fd-10a-digital-transition-forces-obsolescence#comments InlineCafe.com 1987 2009 analog battery-powered great handheld digital off-topic television transition obsolescence over-the-air (ota) Sony http://roadskater.net/crss/node/998 Fri, 12 Jun 2009 06:29:14 +0000 roadskater 998 at http://roadskater.net Greatest Olympians: Don't Forget Eric Heiden http://roadskater.net/greatest-olympians-dont-forget-eric-heiden <p> Noticed a <a href="http://www.pressrepublican.com/0201_editorials/local_story_238223050.html">link to this editorial</a> in the &quot;Speedskating&quot; sidebar: </p> <blockquote> <p> Published August 25, 2008 10:30 pm - Heiden's accomplishment merits discussion in greatest-ever debate </p> <p> EDITORIAL: Famed Lake Placid Olympian Eric Heiden overshadowed by Michael Phelps </p> <p> [...]Jesse Owens, Carl Lewis, Pavo Nurmi, Bjorn Dahlie and Mark Spitz among others, have all been mentioned as those Phelps has surely surpassed. </p></blockquote> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="locality">Lake Placid</span>, <span class="region">New York</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="44.281030">44° 16' 51.708" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-73.981686">73° 58' 54.0696" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=44.281030+-73.981686+%28%2C+Lake+Placid%2C+NY%2C+%2C+us%29" target="_blank">Google Maps</a>, <a href="http://maps.yahoo.com/maps_result?addr=&amp;csz=Lake+Placid%2C+NY&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=Lake+Placid&amp;state=NY&amp;zipcode=" target="_blank">MapQuest</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://roadskater.net/greatest-olympians-dont-forget-eric-heiden" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/greatest-olympians-dont-forget-eric-heiden#comments InlineCafe.com 1980 ice speedskating Lake Placid NY olympics winter olympics http://roadskater.net/crss/node/818 44.281030 -73.981686 Tue, 26 Aug 2008 15:43:00 +0000 timv 818 at http://roadskater.net From Skatetown USA 1979 to Bold and Beautiful Brooke and Hunter Tylo's Trout Pout http://roadskater.net/skatetown-usa-1979-bold-and-beautiful-brooke-and-hunter-tylos-trout-pout <p>OK you know I love connections, but this is ridiculous. I didn&#39;t know there was a skate connection here. I just happened to run across <em>The Bold and the Beautiful</em> on my way across channels, looking for something interesting for a midday break. I have a rule against ever watching any soap operas unless they&#39;re in a language I don&#39;t understand or cleverly disguised as a night-time continuing drama, like with film-quality production values at least. </p><p><a href="http://roadskater.net/skatetown-usa-1979-bold-and-beautiful-brooke-and-hunter-tylos-trout-pout" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/skatetown-usa-1979-bold-and-beautiful-brooke-and-hunter-tylos-trout-pout#comments 1979 1970s 1980s quad dance skating television http://roadskater.net/crss/node/371 Thu, 11 Jan 2007 06:21:42 +0000 roadskater 371 at http://roadskater.net Vintage Roller Skating video http://roadskater.net/vintage-roller-skating-video <p>Saw this posted on a couple lists...</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-6652207924490072457&amp;sourceid=docidfeed&amp;hl=en" title="http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-6652207924490072457&amp;sourceid=docidfeed&amp;hl=en">http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-6652207924490072457&amp;sourceid=do...</a></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Looks pretty funny, in a &quot;I can&#39;t believe people used to dress that way&quot; kinda way...  ;)  Only watched a couple minutes of it, but it did appear to have some cool aggressive quad skating stuff in it too...</p><p><a href="http://roadskater.net/vintage-roller-skating-video" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/vintage-roller-skating-video#comments 1980s United States of America (USA) quad roller skating http://roadskater.net/crss/node/287 Tue, 10 Oct 2006 13:57:42 +0000 skatey-mark 287 at http://roadskater.net