Davis Junction IL http://roadskater.net/taxonomy/term/3914/all en Davis Junction doctor pursues his speed skating passion - Rockford Register Star http://roadskater.net/davis-junction-doctor-pursues-his-speed-skating-passion-rockford-register-star <p><a href="http://www.rrstar.com/carousel/x1174960882/Davis-Junction-doctor-pursues-his-speed-skating-passion?photo=0">Davis Junction doctor pursues his speed skating passion - Rockford Register Star</a></p> <blockquote><p>Sure, there were skating parties in Retzer’s childhood, but his true love affair with skates didn’t come until he was in his 30s with young daughters at home. Then, he bought Rollerblades for himself and his daughter.</p> <p>“Something clicked in me,” he said.</p> <p>It wasn’t long before Retzer’s competitive side weighed in, and he began doing inline speed skating competitions. He trains with the Rockford Road Scholars and has competed for the past 20 years in places from Minnesota to Georgia. Some races are marathon-length.</p> <p>Others are nearly 100 miles over hilly courses.</p> <p>In good weather, Retzer skates daily and logs about 2,000 miles a year. He’s been clocked as fast as 43 miles an hour.</p></blockquote><p><a href="http://roadskater.net/davis-junction-doctor-pursues-his-speed-skating-passion-rockford-register-star" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/davis-junction-doctor-pursues-his-speed-skating-passion-rockford-register-star#comments Roadskater.net United States of America (USA) Athens to Atlanta (a2a) Davis Junction IL inline skating Milwaukee WI outdoor roadskating Wisconsin (WI) North America http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1310 Wed, 09 Mar 2011 07:01:14 +0000 timv 1310 at http://roadskater.net