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Come Skate or Bike North Carolina Sep 9-10 2006

If you're looking for a great skate vacation with a good cause, consider North Carolina in September. It's a beautiful state and a great time of year to enjoy the country roads that meander along our rolling hills.
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How to Sign up for the Roadskater.net Tour to Tanglewood Team

It's pretty easy to join our Roadskater.net team for the Tour to Tanglewood, a 2-day, 90-to-145 mile skate and ride to benefit the National MS Society. Go to this url...
...and sign up.
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Hotels Near Tour to Tanglewood Saturday FINISH Tanglewood Park Clemmons NC

Here's a list of hotels near Tanglewood Park in Clemmons NC, at the intersection of Tanglewood Park Road and Clemmons Road. This is the finish location for Saturday's skate and ride, and the start location for Sunday.

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Hotels Near Tour to Tanglewood Saturday START Volvo Trucks NA Greensboro NC

Here's a list of hotels near Volvo Trucks North America, which is at 7900 National Service Road, Greensboro, NC 27402-6115. This is the start location for Saturday's skate and ride, and the finish location for Sunday.

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Landis update

Good interview with Phil Liggett (OLN commentator for TDF) is available here:


Phil Liggett on the Landis affair

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Quite possibly the dumbest "bike" ever invented

Now, saying this is the dumbest bike ever might be a stretch, as I recall seeing some very wacky old-timey inventions involving variations on bikes.  But this truly is stupid.  It's like the worst of both worlds, and it doesn't appear you can even coast on it.  I guess if you're a runner that has some phobia of treading on cement/asphalt, then this might work for you...

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Raglan Versus Set-In Sleeves on Custom Dye-Sublimated Skating and Cycling Jerseys

So the main issue was the NO SLEEVES sizing...but one gentle reader explained that my riff on raglan v. set-in was confusing. Here's more on the subject of Set-In or Raglan sleeves.

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Funny mis-translated cycling sign

Saw this posted today... :)


Road sign leaves Welsh-speakers bewildered

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Wolverine Inline Marathon results posted

The results from the Wolverine Inline Marathon (back in May) are finally posted...



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BikeFest 2006 Century report

This past Saturday, Dave & I skated in BikeFest, an annual cycling ride put together by Carolina Tarwheels. We've done it before, and it has always been a very well-run event. I'd say the rest stops are just about as good as those provided on Tour to Tanglewood, which is really saying something... Last year, we did the metric century and I remembered the route being quite nice. There was a bit of gatorback at the beginning, but other than that the roads were generally very good. Last year, though, it was insanely hot, so that detracted a bit from the experience. (But what do you expect in August?)

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new TSA travel restrictions

With NYC 100k coming up soon, I thought I should check and see that the new travel restrictions are for carryon luggage...  It didn't take long to find the information on the TSA website...


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Recent Roadskater.net Visitor Locations Working Again

The right sidebar now includes 50 recent visitors' locations once again. This feature was broken (or rather, the service it was using was broken), and this was causing a long delay in RSN content. Thanks to Mark, Tim, Craig and Elizabeth for input on this issue.
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Inline Skating Calories Burned

With all our various posts to this site about calories, intake & output & weight loss, I couldn't remember if anybody had posted about the varying supposed number of calories burned while inline skating. A basic internet search yields many different claims as to how many calories an inline skater burns. Of course the main factor is one's weight, then the duration of the skate. But I think most claims out there, typically the ones listed as 'rollerblading' in a drop-down box along with Tae Kwon Do, Aerobics and Jogging, are misleading because it doesn't allow for intensity. Factoring in Heart Rate would help here, since someone with either excellent technique and/or a high level of fitness could go 12mph on hills barely raising their heart rate.

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Air Quality Graphics Ozone Particulate Matter 2.5 Added to Roadskater.net

I've added Current Air Quality to the left sidebar of Roadskater.net as a test of usefulness. There are two graphics, which represent the current Ozone and Particulate Matter 2.5 readings for the USA.
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