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2008

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Tour to Tanglewood 2008 Sunday Speed Topo Route Map: Bike Ride Inline Skate for Multiple Sclerosis

The Tour to Tanglewood 2008 was shortened to Sunday-only due to the storm, Hanna, which made conditions unpredictable and untenable for an official Saturday ride from Greensboro to Clemmons. The Sunday event had three distances of roughly 25ish, 46 and 74 miles. I took the 46 mile route with eebee and we took it at touring pace, snapping lots of photos and taking in the sights along the way. My speed topo map is at this link: http://roadskater.net/photos/tour-to-tanglewood-2008-greensboro-clemmons...

Locations

United States
36° 4' 56.8092" N, 79° 58' 4.2708" W
United States
36° 2' 31.6464" N, 80° 6' 27.4392" W
United States
35° 58' 52.716" N, 80° 6' 19.872" W
United States
35° 58' 59.52" N, 80° 12' 42.192" W
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Where's Karl: Running the Appalachian Trail (AT) in 47 Days

Here is that website that I had talked to a few of you about this weekend. Crazy guy that is running the AT in 47 days.

http://www.whereskarl.com/

 

Craig

Locations

Springer Mountain Georgia
United States
34° 37' 36.12" N, 84° 11' 37.32" W
Mount Katahdin Maine
United States
45° 54' 15.84" N, 68° 55' 17.04" W
Clingmans Dome North Carolina
United States
35° 32' 60" N, 83° 30' 0" W
Roan High Knob Tennessee
United States
36° 6' 15.84" N, 82° 7' 21" W
Mount Rogers Virginia
United States
36° 39' 34.92" N, 81° 32' 40.92" W
Bear Mountain New York
United States
41° 18' 46.08" N, 74° 0' 24.12" W
Killington Peak Vermont
United States
43° 36' 16.92" N, 72° 49' 12.72" W
Mount Washington New Hampshire
United States
44° 16' 13.8" N, 71° 18' 12.24" W
Mount Greylock Massachusetts
United States
42° 38' 15.36" N, 73° 9' 58.32" W
The Pinnacle Pennsylvania
United States
40° 36' 45.72" N, 75° 54' 44.64" W
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Tour to Tanglewood Update Inline Skate Bike Ride Hurricane Hanna

Here's the latest word from the Tour to Tanglewood Bike Ride & Inline Skate. We're on, provisionally, for Saturday, and it is very likely there will at least be a Sunday ride & skate. Again, while I'm not a wxpert, I believe Saturday will be a go as well. But it's not up to me, thank goodness! Here's the word from Derrick Huff:

Location

United States
36° 4' 55.2684" N, 79° 58' 1.2576" W
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Town of Cary to Complete New Sections of American Tobacco Trail by June 2009

Here's a notice from Joe Godfrey, Senior Park Planner, Town of Cary (slightly edited by roadskater, with emphasis added):

I am pleased to inform you that the Town of Cary will be issuing Holmes Contracting, Inc. a Notice To Proceed with the construction of the Chatham County segment of the American Tobacco Trail. We anticipate beginning construction on September 8, 2008 and completing the project in June, 2009.

As you know the project consists of the construction of a 4.68-mile long multi-use trail with two typical sections as follows:

Locations

New Hope Church Road at American Tobacco Trail North Carolina
United States
35° 49' 0.912" N, 78° 55' 40.818" W
Pittard Seard Rd at American Tobacco Trail North Carolina
United States
35° 50' 7.206" N, 78° 55' 41.1564" W
O'Kelly Chapel Road at American Tobacco Trail North Carolina
United States
35° 50' 49.326" N, 78° 55' 32.754" W
Durham-Chatham County Line at American Tobacco Trail
United States
35° 52' 3.8424" N, 78° 55' 56.838" W
Chatham-Wake County Line at American Tobacco Trail
United States
35° 48' 4.1148" N, 78° 55' 35.7492" W
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National MS Society Tour to Tanglewood 2008 Bike Ride Inline Skate Greensboro to Clemmons NC

2008.09.06 7:30 am
2008.09.07 3:00 pm
Etc/GMT-4
Come out and skate or cycle up to 100 miles with us on September 6th & 7th 2008 to benefit those suffering from the devastating effects of Multiple Sclerosis. After Saturday's skate/ride from Volvo Trucks North America in Greensboro to Tanglewood Park in Clemmons, hang out and mingle with other event participants: eat, drink and be proud of yourself for skating that far. Camp out at the campsite or in a nearby hotel room for much-deserved sleep, wake up next day and give your body another great workout skating (or cycling) back to Greensboro for lunch!

Locations

Volvo Trucks North America
7900 National Service Road
Greensboro, North Carolina 27409
United States
36° 4' 55.758" N, 79° 58' 2.0064" W
Tanglewood Park Campground Clemmons, North Carolina
United States
36° 0' 43.3152" N, 80° 24' 22.6296" W
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Rollerblading Inline Skating Artist from Vermont Paints with Skates

Here's a brief article about an artist who likes to paint with her skates. It might be a new way to paint, but it's not really a new way to skate, methinks. Vermont seems like a pretty nice place to live...summer at least! Probably I'd get used to dealing with snow again, and I might even get addicted to skiing again...or outdoor ice...but right now, I'm imagining snotcicles and it just has no appeal! Talk about gunk in your bearings, I'd say this painting is a bit messy but really how far do you have to go to skate on a canvas? 

Location

South End Art Hop - Burlington Factory Studios
208 Flynn Avenue
Burlington, Vermont
United States
44° 27' 20.9016" N, 73° 13' 4.6956" W
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Google Chrome Good Stuff But Careful Where You Use It for Now

Today or yesterday was the beta release of Google Chrome, a fast new browser that's free to download and use. At first blush it seems snappier than even Firefox 3. If you're using Internet Explorer, I recommend you get Firefox 3 and Google Chrome and look at both. If you have Firefox 3, Chrome is still worth a look: http://www.mozilla.com/firefox/ www.google.com/chrome

Location

Googleplex
1600 Amphitheatre Parkway
Mountain View, California
United States
37° 25' 23.1168" N, 122° 5' 6.4356" W
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USA Cyclist Levi Leipheimer Takes Vuelta (Tour of Spain) Fifth Stage ITT and GC Lead

Now, something to cheer about! You never know about people really, but I've seen Levi in person and on streaming video and I can tell you there were awesome performances, but nothing that seemed "unbelievable," like some other performances I've seen. I'll never know if Levi is clean, just like I thought it was certain that others were, but seeing Levi almost but not quite do it several times leads me to believe in him. Having said that, joining Astana and linking with some I've begun to doubt still makes me wonder, which is sad.

Location

Ciudad Real
Spain
38° 59' 9.9456" N, 3° 55' 38.1468" W
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David Zabriske (Time Trial) and Doper Tyler Hamilton (Road Race) Wear the Red White and Blue as USA Cycling Pro Champions

I noticed in the righthand sidebar that non-phantom twin Tyler Hamilton has returned from his doping suspension to win the USA Cycling Pro road cycling championship by .002 seconds after 4h38m19s in and around Paris Mountain and Greenville, South Carolina. Much is made in the story of Hamilton's achievements without mentioning that whole doping thing (or maybe I missed it) and how some of those accomplishments may have occurred outside the bounds of legal racing.

Locations

Paris Mountain Paris Mountain, South Carolina
United States
34° 56' 32.6868" N, 82° 24' 36.5112" W
Reedy River Falls Historic Park
S Main St & W Camperdown Way
Greenville, South Carolina
United States
34° 50' 42.5544" N, 82° 24' 7.2288" W
Millenium Blvd Greenville, South Carolina
United States
34° 48' 47.2176" N, 82° 19' 29.802" W
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Tour de Moore for Habitat for Humanity Bike Ride Welcomes Roadskater.net Inline Skaters

2008.09.01 8:30 am
2008.09.01 5:00 pm
US/Eastern
Wow this is some great news. The much-respected Tour de Moore has invited us to join them for the Sandhills Cycling Club's main event hits the road Labor Day. I sent an inquiry earlier this week to Rainbow Cycles and received this reply:
Yes we’d love to have road skaters at our event.  It looks like it will be a perfect day in the 80’s with some clouds.  You can register at active.com or print our registration form from our website sandhillscyclingclub.org.  How many skaters will you bring?
Craig Pryor
Tour Director

Location

Tour de Moore - Campbell House
482 East Connecticut Avenue
Southern Pines, North Carolina
United States
35° 10' 12.6264" N, 79° 23' 7.9188" W
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