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May 2009

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Tour de Youth 2 Bike Ride Inline Skate May 30 2009 High Point NC

This is year two for the Tour de Youth in High Point. The fee is reasonable at $25 ($30 day of event). This is to raise money for a youth mission trip to Tennessee to help with "building restoration, yard work, and community activities." With lunch and door prizes, it's an affordable way to get support for 20-mile, 30-mile and 50-mile routes. I haven't asked about skilled skaters doing the event, so here's contact info if you don't feel good showing up to skate without asking first... http://www.sportoften.com/events/eventDetails.cfm?pEventId=3987
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Gears and Cheers Bike Ride Inline Skate for MS May 30 2009

I probably can't make it to this event, but it looks great. If you plan on skating you might double check for permission, but the people involved have always supported our being part of their events. I may go to the kick-off party and registration to find out more and perhaps to see if they need some help. Not sure. The link for the event is here... http://www.sportoften.com/events/eventDetails.cfm?pEventId=3968 Check in starts at 7am; roll out at 9am.
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Photos, Speed Topo Map, 3-D Thumbnail Map from Tour de Lions 2009 Bike Ride Inline Skate (Skride) in Grays Chapel NC

The 215 photos that made the final cut for the Tour de Lions 2009 gallery are now geocoded, thanks to eebee's .tcx file. My 305 was locked up and I didn't yet know how to unlock it (see http://roadskater.net/how-reboot-garmin-forerunner-305-locked-when-recharging-cradle-and-wont-power for info). As a result, there are some photos where she was up ahead waiting on me to finish snappin' so the location is not exact, but they're close.

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How to Reboot a Garmin Forerunner 305 That Locked Up When Recharging on the Cradle and Won't Power On

The Garmin Forerunner 305 is great. Despite a few weaknesses (calorie count, altitude), it is a great value for anyone who will use the information it provides. It's the best training tool I know of. But on the big day when you want to do an event, it is possible you won't be able to use it (until you read the reset method here). My Forerunner 305 has on several occasions after recharging on the cradle in various situations (charge by AC, charge by laptop USB, charge in the car using a USB cigarette lighter adapter) refused to start.
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Report on the 2009 Raven Rock Ramble Cycling & Inline Skating Event May 3rd 2009 in Apex, NC

With a nasty weather system slowly pushing across Texas days earlier, and finally making it's way to the western part of NC on the eve of the event, this year's RRR seemed 'iffy' at 6am.  I made the 'go call' at about 7 and arrived at the venue by 7.45.  Unfortunately any other skaters made a 'no-go call' making this a solo skating effort.

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