2000s http://roadskater.net/taxonomy/term/415/all en Speedskating Season is Starting and During an Olympic Year it Matters http://roadskater.net/speedskating-season-starting-and-during-olympic-year-it-matters <p>This is a brief note to point to an <a href="https://www.teamusa.org/News/2017/November/10/Five-For-Friday-Speedskating" target="_blank">article about pro long track speedkating season</a>. The one that matters to me, at least. No disrespect intended to the short track derby, but I like mostly non-contact sport contests of speed. The first turn of an F1 race is admittedly often an exception.</p><p>This weekend pro long track starts again, and TeamUSA has some experienced skaters leading up to the Olympics. Notably, Shani Davis, a great speedskater over the years, returns. Also Heather (Richardson) Bergsma, from High Point, NC, is back on the ice for another year always being a threat to win the gold. I don't know how or if I'll be able to catch this off the airwaves or streams, but might make an attempt. Former inliner Joey Mantia will also be on the team!&nbsp;</p> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Thialf</span> <div class="street-address"> Pim Mulierlaan 1 </div> <span class="locality">Heerenveen</span>, <span class="region">Friesland</span> <span class="postal-code">8443 DA</span> <div class="country-name">Netherlands</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="52.938675">52° 56' 19.23" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="5.943217">5° 56' 35.5812" E</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.nl?q=Pim+Mulierlaan+1%2C+Heerenveen%2C+8443+DA%2C+nl" target="_blank">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://roadskater.net/speedskating-season-starting-and-during-olympic-year-it-matters" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/speedskating-season-starting-and-during-olympic-year-it-matters#comments 2017 2018 2000s 2010s Earth Heather Richardson Bergsma Heerenveen NED ice speed skating indoor Joey Mantia Netherlands (NLD) olympics Shani Davis speed speed skaters ice long track winter olympics Europe http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1484 52.938675 5.943217 Sat, 11 Nov 2017 03:23:38 +0000 roadskater 1484 at http://roadskater.net 37th Athens to Atlanta Road Skate (A2A.net) in Georgia, USA Oct 14, 2018 http://roadskater.net/37th-athens-atlanta-road-skate-a2a-net-georgia-usa-oct-14-2018 <div class="event-nodeapi"> <div class="event-start dtstart" title="2018-10-14T12:00:00Z"><label>Start: </label> 2018.10.14 7:00 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="2018-10-14T12:00:00Z"><label>Start: </label> 2018.10.14 7:00 am </div> </div> <div class="event-nodeapi"> <div class="event-tz"><label>Timezone: </label>America/New York </div> </div> <p>From their website, <a href="a2a.net" target="_blank" title="A2A Athens to Atlanta Home Page">a2a.net</a>, which has lots of information under "TELL ME MORE":</p><p>Athens to Atlanta (A2A) is the oldest and most famous road skate in America. Starting in Athens, Georgia, participants skate through beautiful country roads and quiet suburbia before navigating city streets and triumphantly crossing the finish line in Atlanta's Old Fourth Ward Skate Park. The course is challenging and requires experienced road skating ability, courage and stamina. Skaters who may not be ready for the whole 87 miles may opt for the 38-mile event, which also starts in Athens, or the 49-mile event, which starts near Dacula, GA. Inline and quad skaters are welcome and anyone from 8 to 80 years old may enter.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Roadskater.net inline skaters have skated A2A as many as 20 times. Familiar names can be found on the A2A Duraskaters (Distance) records page. </p> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Classic Center A2A Start Area</span> <div class="street-address"> 300 N Thomas St </div> <span class="locality">Athens</span>, <span class="region">Georgia</span> <span class="postal-code">30601</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="33.960465">33° 57' 37.674" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-83.373026">83° 22' 22.8936" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=33.960465+-83.373026+%28300+N+Thomas+St%2C+Athens%2C+GA%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+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=300+N+Thomas+St&amp;city=Athens&amp;state=GA&amp;zipcode=30601" target="_blank">MapQuest</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://roadskater.net/37th-athens-atlanta-road-skate-a2a-net-georgia-usa-oct-14-2018" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/37th-athens-atlanta-road-skate-a2a-net-georgia-usa-oct-14-2018#comments Roadskater.net 2017 2000s United States of America (USA) 2010s Athens GA Athens to Atlanta (a2a) Atlanta GA Clarkston GA Classic Center (Athens GA) Dacula GA Earth events Georgia (GA) inline Lawrenceville GA Old Fourth Ward Skatepark (Atlanta GA) open road outdoor quad Scottdale GA skating events speedskating Stone Mountain GA North America http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1482 33.960465 -83.373026 Thu, 12 Oct 2017 15:32:47 +0000 roadskater 1482 at http://roadskater.net 11th Carolina Century Bike Ride 'n' Roll Roadskate Greensboro NC October 20 2018 http://roadskater.net/11th-carolina-century-bike-ride-n-roll-greensboro-nc-october-20-2018 <div class="event-nodeapi"> <div class="event-start dtstart" title="2018-10-20T12:30:00Z"><label>Start: </label> 2018.10.20 7:30 am </div> </div> <div class="event-nodeapi"> <div class="event-end dtend" title="2018-10-20T23:30:00Z"><label>End: </label> 2018.10.20 6:30 pm </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="2018-10-20T12:30:00Z"><label>Start: </label> 2018.10.20 7:30 am </div> </div> <div class="event-nodeapi"> <div class="event-end dtend" title="2018-10-20T23:30:00Z"><label>End: </label> 2018.10.20 6:30 pm </div> </div> <div class="event-nodeapi"> <div class="event-tz"><label>Timezone: </label>America/New York </div> </div> <p>11th CAROLINA CENTURY Bike Ride'n'Roll 21 to 102 Miles for MS &amp; More.</p><p>• Voted Best Triad Century Bike Ride by Endurance Magazine readers 5 years in a row.<br />• Free Carolina Century Hat included for the first 300 registrants (pick up event day only).<br />• 10 Hour+ Support for Your Epic Ride for 730am start.<br />• 102/90/82/72/64/51/40/31/21-Mile routes.<br />• Hot Chili, Grilled Cheese Sandwiches &amp; Fresh Salad Post-Ride Meal</p><p>MORE DETAILS:<br />• Full &amp; Half Imperial &amp; Metric Centuries plus Supported Bail-Out Routes.<br />• Decide on any distance at mile 12; choose 72, 82 or 102 at mile 63.<br />• Supported cutoff reduces 51 to 40, 64 to 52, and 102 to 90 miles (follow the 31 home).<br />• Painted Routes • Color Laser Maps • Turnsheets • Abundant Rest Stops<br />• Fast Hills • Smooth Rollouts • Rural Views • Crisp Skies • Autumn Joy</p> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Gospel Baptist Church</span> <div class="street-address"> 5945 N Church Street </div> <span class="locality">Greensboro</span>, <span class="region">North Carolina</span> <span class="postal-code">27455</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="36.224703">36° 13' 28.9308" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-79.791115">79° 47' 28.014" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=36.224703+-79.791115+%285945+N+Church+Street%2C+Greensboro%2C+NC%2C+27455%2C+us%29" target="_blank">Google Maps</a>, <a href="http://maps.yahoo.com/maps_result?addr=5945+N+Church+Street&amp;csz=Greensboro%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=5945+N+Church+Street&amp;city=Greensboro&amp;state=NC&amp;zipcode=27455" target="_blank">MapQuest</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://roadskater.net/11th-carolina-century-bike-ride-n-roll-greensboro-nc-october-20-2018" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/11th-carolina-century-bike-ride-n-roll-greensboro-nc-october-20-2018#comments Roadskater.net 2016 2000s United States of America (USA) bicycling North Carolina (NC) 2010s Belews Creek NC Bethany NC century cycling Earth Forsyth County NC fun Greensboro NC Guilford County NC half century half metric century inline skating metric century Oak Ridge NC outdoor Piney Grove NC roadskating Rockingham County NC Summerfield NC Wentworth NC Roadskater.net Carolina Century North America http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1481 36.224703 -79.791115 Thu, 12 Oct 2017 15:22:56 +0000 roadskater 1481 at http://roadskater.net 10th Carolina Century Bike Ride 'n' Roll Greensboro NC October 21 2017 http://roadskater.net/10th-carolina-century-bike-ride-n-roll-greensboro-nc-october-21-2017 <div class="event-nodeapi"> <div class="event-start dtstart" title="2017-10-21T12:30:00Z"><label>Start: </label> 2017.10.21 7:30 am </div> </div> <div class="event-nodeapi"> <div class="event-end dtend" title="2017-10-21T23:30:00Z"><label>End: </label> 2017.10.21 6:30 pm </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="2017-10-21T12:30:00Z"><label>Start: </label> 2017.10.21 7:30 am </div> </div> <div class="event-nodeapi"> <div class="event-end dtend" title="2017-10-21T23:30:00Z"><label>End: </label> 2017.10.21 6:30 pm </div> </div> <div class="event-nodeapi"> <div class="event-tz"><label>Timezone: </label>America/New York </div> </div> <p>10th CAROLINA CENTURY Ride'n'Roll 21 to 102 Miles</p><p>* Voted BEST TRIAD CENTURY Ride by Endurance Magazine readers 5 years in a row.<br />* FREE: CAROLINA CENTURY HAT included for the first 300 registrants (pick up event day only).<br />* 102/90/82/72/64/51/40/31/21-Mile routes.<br />* 10 Hour+ Support for Your Epic Ride for 730am start.<br />* We roll RAIN OR SHINE.<br />* 7:30a 10mph+ and 9:00a 12mph+ starts and more.<br />* Bike Ride'n'Roll to Benefit People with MS and to Fight Hunger where we ride.<br />* Hot Chili and Grilled Cheese Sandwich Post-Ride Meal</p><p>See <a href="http://RSNCC.com" target="_blank" title="RSNCC.com">http://RSNCC.com</a> or <a href="http://CarolinaCentury.com" target="_blank" title="CarolinaCentury.com">http://CarolinaCentury.com</a> which lead you to <a href="http:/bl2u.com/events/carolina-century/" target="_blank" title="bl2u.com/events/carolina-century/">http:/bl2u.com/events/carolina-century/</a> for the latest details.</p> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Gospel Baptist Church</span> <div class="street-address"> 5945 N Church Street </div> <span class="locality">Greensboro</span>, <span class="region">North Carolina</span> <span class="postal-code">27455</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="36.224703">36° 13' 28.9308" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-79.791115">79° 47' 28.014" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=36.224703+-79.791115+%285945+N+Church+Street%2C+Greensboro%2C+NC%2C+27455%2C+us%29" target="_blank">Google Maps</a>, <a href="http://maps.yahoo.com/maps_result?addr=5945+N+Church+Street&amp;csz=Greensboro%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=5945+N+Church+Street&amp;city=Greensboro&amp;state=NC&amp;zipcode=27455" target="_blank">MapQuest</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://roadskater.net/10th-carolina-century-bike-ride-n-roll-greensboro-nc-october-21-2017" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/10th-carolina-century-bike-ride-n-roll-greensboro-nc-october-21-2017#comments Roadskater.net 2016 2000s United States of America (USA) bicycling North Carolina (NC) 2010s Belews Creek NC Bethany NC century cycling Earth Forsyth County NC fun Greensboro NC Guilford County NC half century half metric century inline skating metric century Oak Ridge NC outdoor Piney Grove NC roadskating Rockingham County NC Summerfield NC Wentworth NC Roadskater.net Carolina Century North America http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1480 36.224703 -79.791115 Fri, 15 Sep 2017 06:14:40 +0000 roadskater 1480 at http://roadskater.net Interesting Article on Tramadol in Cycling and Other Sports (WSJ) http://roadskater.net/interesting-article-tramadol-cycling-and-other-sports-wsj <p>This article is interesting to me mainly for what it explains about how they decide what substances should be banned, and why cyclists or at least their managers would want to have a drug banned. If there's no performance enhancement, OK. But I'd say being able to not abandon the next day is a sort of performance enhancement. What seems clear to me after this year of delayed startup for skating is that Tramadol makes some people l "loopy," and for others, it's a disappointment. :o) I took various pain killers in fear of how great they might me feel. I still never felt amazing! Oh well.</p><p>Anyway, not a bad article to remind us all to be careful what we take before going on the road in a car or on wheels.</p><p>I wonder what percentage of drivers on the road are actively under the influence of an opiod, alcohol, or other performance disenhancer.</p><p>I usually don't like reading the comments section, but even early on there are some funny responses. </p><p><a href="http://roadskater.net/interesting-article-tramadol-cycling-and-other-sports-wsj" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/interesting-article-tramadol-cycling-and-other-sports-wsj#comments Cycling Tours 2016 2000s 2010s doping drugs Earth painkillers Tramadol UCI (Union Cycliste Internationale) World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) pro cycling http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1479 Fri, 14 Oct 2016 18:04:16 +0000 roadskater 1479 at http://roadskater.net 2017 36th Athens to Atlanta Road Skate (A2A.net) in Georgia USA http://roadskater.net/2017-36th-athens-atlanta-road-skate-a2a-net-georgia-usa <div class="event-nodeapi"> <div class="event-start dtstart" title="2017-10-08T12:30:00Z"><label>Start: </label> 2017.10.08 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="2017-10-08T12:30:00Z"><label>Start: </label> 2017.10.08 7:30 am </div> </div> <div class="event-nodeapi"> <div class="event-tz"><label>Timezone: </label>America/New York </div> </div> <p>From their website, <a href="a2a.net" target="_blank" title="A2A Athens to Atlanta Home Page">a2a.net</a>, which has lots of information under "TELL ME MORE":</p><p>Athens to Atlanta (A2A) is the oldest and most famous road skate in America. Starting in Athens, Georgia, participants skate through beautiful country roads and quiet suburbia before navigating city streets and triumphantly crossing the finish line in Atlanta's Old Fourth Ward Skate Park. The course is challenging and requires experienced road skating ability, courage and stamina. Skaters who may not be ready for the whole 87 miles may opt for the 38-mile event, which also starts in Athens, or the 49-mile event, which starts near Dacula, GA. Inline and quad skaters are welcome and anyone from 8 to 80 years old may enter.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Roadskater.net inline skaters have done A2A as many as 18 times in a row. Familiar names can be found on the A2A Duraskaters (Distance) records page.</p> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Classic Center A2A Start Area</span> <div class="street-address"> 300 N Thomas St </div> <span class="locality">Athens</span>, <span class="region">Georgia</span> <span class="postal-code">30601</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="33.960465">33° 57' 37.674" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-83.373026">83° 22' 22.8936" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=33.960465+-83.373026+%28300+N+Thomas+St%2C+Athens%2C+GA%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+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=300+N+Thomas+St&amp;city=Athens&amp;state=GA&amp;zipcode=30601" target="_blank">MapQuest</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://roadskater.net/2017-36th-athens-atlanta-road-skate-a2a-net-georgia-usa" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/2017-36th-athens-atlanta-road-skate-a2a-net-georgia-usa#comments Roadskater.net 2017 2000s United States of America (USA) 2010s Athens GA Athens to Atlanta (a2a) Atlanta GA Clarkston GA Classic Center (Athens GA) Dacula GA Earth events Georgia (GA) inline Lawrenceville GA Old Fourth Ward Skatepark (Atlanta GA) open road outdoor quad Scottdale GA skating events speedskating Stone Mountain GA North America http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1478 33.960465 -83.373026 Fri, 14 Oct 2016 17:24:47 +0000 roadskater 1478 at http://roadskater.net 2016 9th Carolina Century Bike Ride 'n' Roll Greensboro NC October 22 2016 http://roadskater.net/2016-9th-carolina-century-bike-ride-n-roll-greensboro-nc-october-22-2016 <div class="event-nodeapi"> <div class="event-start dtstart" title="2016-10-22T12:30:00Z"><label>Start: </label> 2016.10.22 7:30 am </div> </div> <div class="event-nodeapi"> <div class="event-end dtend" title="2016-10-22T23:30:00Z"><label>End: </label> 2016.10.22 6:30 pm </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="2016-10-22T12:30:00Z"><label>Start: </label> 2016.10.22 7:30 am </div> </div> <div class="event-nodeapi"> <div class="event-end dtend" title="2016-10-22T23:30:00Z"><label>End: </label> 2016.10.22 6:30 pm </div> </div> <div class="event-nodeapi"> <div class="event-tz"><label>Timezone: </label>America/New York </div> </div> <p>2016 9TH ANNUAL CAROLINA CENTURY BIKE RIDE'N'ROLL 21-102 MILES<br />&nbsp; * Saturday October 22 2016<br />&nbsp; * Gospel Baptist Church, 5945 N Church Street, Greensboro NC 27455<br />&nbsp; * 102/90/82/72/64/51/40/31/21 Miles<br />&nbsp; * 7:30a 10mph+ and 9:00a 12mph+ starts and more.<br />&nbsp; * Voted Best Triad Century Ride by Endurance Magazine readers in 2012, 2013, 2014 &amp; 2015.<br />&nbsp; * Full &amp; Half Imperial &amp; Metric Centuries plus Supported Bail-Out Routes.<br />&nbsp; * 10 Hour+ Support for Your Epic Ride.<br />&nbsp; * Preregister on CarolinaCentury.com website.<br />&nbsp; * <a href="http://BL2U.com/events/carolina-century/" title="http://BL2U.com/events/carolina-century/">http://BL2U.com/events/carolina-century/</a><br />&nbsp; * Bike Ride'n'Roll to Benefit People with MS and to Fight Hunger Where We Ride<br />&nbsp; * Modular Course: Nested loops (21, 31, 51) attached to 51 miles of daisy-chained lassos (64, 72, 82, 102). <br />&nbsp; * Clockwise courses emphasize right turns; suburban first while fresh, more rural as courses finish.</p> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Gospel Baptist Church</span> <div class="street-address"> 5945 N Church Street </div> <span class="locality">Greensboro</span>, <span class="region">North Carolina</span> <span class="postal-code">27455</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="36.224703">36° 13' 28.9308" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-79.791115">79° 47' 28.014" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=36.224703+-79.791115+%285945+N+Church+Street%2C+Greensboro%2C+NC%2C+27455%2C+us%29" target="_blank">Google Maps</a>, <a href="http://maps.yahoo.com/maps_result?addr=5945+N+Church+Street&amp;csz=Greensboro%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=5945+N+Church+Street&amp;city=Greensboro&amp;state=NC&amp;zipcode=27455" target="_blank">MapQuest</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://roadskater.net/2016-9th-carolina-century-bike-ride-n-roll-greensboro-nc-october-22-2016" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/2016-9th-carolina-century-bike-ride-n-roll-greensboro-nc-october-22-2016#comments Roadskater.net 2016 2000s United States of America (USA) bicycling North Carolina (NC) 2010s Belews Creek NC Bethany NC century cycling Earth Forsyth County NC fun Greensboro NC Guilford County NC half century half metric century inline skating metric century Oak Ridge NC outdoor Piney Grove NC roadskating Rockingham County NC Summerfield NC Wentworth NC Roadskater.net Carolina Century North America http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1477 36.224703 -79.791115 Fri, 14 Oct 2016 01:47:12 +0000 roadskater 1477 at http://roadskater.net Marathon swag bags; soap/energy bar mixup; guess the rest http://roadskater.net/marathon-swag-bags-soapenergy-bar-mixup-guess-rest <p>It's been reblogged many times but I just saw this:</p><p><a href="http://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-news-from-elsewhere-35899109"><strong>Free soap leaves bad taste for Chinese athletes</strong></a><br />By News from Elsewhere... ...as found by BBC Monitoring<br />25 March 2016</p><p><a href="http://roadskater.net/marathon-swag-bags-soapenergy-bar-mixup-guess-rest" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/marathon-swag-bags-soapenergy-bar-mixup-guess-rest#comments 2016 2000s 2010s China China (CHN) Earth energy bar goodie bag marathons soap Asia http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1474 Sat, 26 Mar 2016 00:05:15 +0000 timv 1474 at http://roadskater.net Photos of Roadskating Around Paris France from 2003 2004 2005 (Inline Skating Pari Roller and More) http://roadskater.net/photos-roadskating-around-paris-france-2003-2004-2005-inline-skating-pari-roller-and-more <p>A tweety one. While looking at great free software for fat32/ext3 (TestDisk), I found...</p><p><a href="http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/Roller" target="_blank" title="Roller Photos on cgsecurity.org">http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/Roller</a></p><p>Enjoy! roadskater</p> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <div class="street-address"> Place Raoul Dautry </div> <span class="locality">Paris</span> <span class="postal-code">75015</span> <div class="country-name">France</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="48.841741">48° 50' 30.2676" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="2.320608">2° 19' 14.1888" E</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.fr/?q=Place+Raoul+Dautry%2C+Paris%2C+75015%2C+fr" target="_blank">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> http://roadskater.net/photos-roadskating-around-paris-france-2003-2004-2005-inline-skating-pari-roller-and-more#comments Roadskater.net 2003 2004 2005 2000s 2000-9 Earth France (FRA) fun Ile-de-France (region) FRA inline skating Paris FRA outdoors photos Europe http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1464 48.841741 2.320608 Fri, 28 Jun 2013 03:23:15 +0000 roadskater 1464 at http://roadskater.net 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