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June 2008

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Cycles de Oro 2008 Tour to Tanglewood TR Photos and Map

Comments later, perhaps, but for now, here are the photos from the 2008 Cycles de Oro Tour to Tanglewood Training Ride. We did 36.5 or so on a pretty hot day, finishing in 90-plus degree sunshine. Here are the pics:

Location

Cycles de Oro
1410 Mill St # 100
Greensboro, North Carolina
United States
36° 5' 21.4044" N, 79° 48' 38.8728" W
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Back in the Group Loop: Greensboro Country Park Tuesday Night Inline Skate

Just a brief note to say how wonderful it was to be skating again. I was away due to acute lack of inspiration and laziness as opposed to having a real reason. Bottom line: no excuses.

Teamed up with Blake, Tim, and Andrew at Country Park in Greensboro on Tues. eve and it was wonderful. Everytime I leave for a while and come back, I always wonder why I ever did, leave that is. We all did 7 or 8 laps, talked skating, Garmin 305s, various park attractions, and all the other things that make for endorphin induced grins.

Location

United States
36° 7' 49.1808" N, 79° 50' 9.816" W
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July 19th - SkateStrong Inline Skating/Rollerblading Workshop to Benefit Multiple Sclerosis (National MS Society)

2008.07.20 9:00 am
2008.07.20 5:00 pm
US/Eastern

Hi everyone!

 

I am teaching the next SkateStrong workshop on Saturday, July 19th, 2008. Normally, I'd point everyone to the website for details, but the power supply on my webserver (which was just replaced 4 months ago) has died again! So, rather than wait for the replacement to be shipped to me, I thought I should get the word out now so that people can plan accordingly.

 

Location

Collonade II Office Park
8510 Colonnade Center Dr
Raleigh, North Carolina
United States
35° 53' 48.5304" N, 78° 38' 57.2064" W
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Tour de Kale 2008, Denton, NC Bike Ride Inline Skate Review

Denton Farmpark, Denton, NC is becoming a home away from home for me every June. Hundreds of cyclists and a skater or three met at the park out in the country to honor Kale's superbly supported charity ride last Saturday, June 21st 2008. Let me tell you, the Denton folk know how to mix gatorade at the rest stops! Not a watered-down barrell out there.

Location

United States
35° 35' 13.9668" N, 80° 4' 45.2568" W

Action Needed on NC Bills: Truck Safety, Vehicle Size and Weight Increases (2008 NC S-1695 H-2408)

On behalf of Julie Woosley, The The Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (CAMPO) Bicycle and Pedestrian Stakeholders Group (BPSG) Chair:

Location

NC General Assembly
16 W Jones St
Raleigh, North Carolina
United States
Phone: (919) 733-4111
35° 46' 59.5596" N, 78° 38' 20.2812" W
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Photos of Skaters and Cyclists Found Online at Inline Skating and Cycling Races and Charity Bike Rides

In addition to the photos of skating and cycling events on Roadskater.net Classic (http://rsn1.net), here's a place for us to collect links to other photos we've found interesting along the way, especially of skaters and cyclists.

Here's a photo of Andy and Melinda at Tour de Lions 2008 from the tourdelions.com website, and some of jay's photos from Callaway Gardens 2008...

Location

United States
35° 48' 31.2768" N, 79° 41' 14.7192" W
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Tour de Jordan Lake and Tour de Falls Lake: New Events for Roadskater.net and the Triangle Skate Club?

Okay so maybe these events are not of the official organized variety but the possibility exists. (Originally posted June 19, 2008 @ 7:05pm)

Location

North Carolina
United States
35° 44' 15.9684" N, 79° 1' 33.8052" W
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Bicycle Toy & Hobby High Point NC 2008 Tour To Tanglewood MS Training Bike Ride Inline Skate

2008.08.23 8:15 am
2008.08.23 12:30 pm
US/Eastern

Location

Bicycle Toy & Hobby Sales
2000 N Main St
High Point, North Carolina
United States
Phone: (336) 887-1933‎
35° 58' 53.0292" N, 80° 1' 19.1244" W
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Clemmons Bicycle NC 2008 Tour To Tanglewood MS Training Bike Ride Inline Skate

2008.07.26 8:15 am
2008.07.26 12:30 pm
US/Eastern

Location

Clemmons Bicycle
2703 Lewisville Clemmons Rd
Clemmons, North Carolina
United States
Phone: (336) 766-5564‎
36° 1' 24.5892" N, 80° 22' 52.9248" W
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Paul's Cycling & Fitness (Winston-Salem NC) 2008 Tour To Tanglewood MS Training Bike Ride Inline Skate

2008.08.09 8:15 am
2008.08.09 12:30 pm
US/Eastern

Paul's had a shaky ride or two, but the last one I went to was great fun on great roads. Near the shop it's a bit busy, as with most bike shops (that's why they put 'em there!), but once out to the open roads I recall some sweet rolls and nice views. I'm glad Paul's paid attention to feedback and improved their route some years back. Thanks!

Location

Paul's Cycling & Fitness
2405 Buchanan St
Winston Salem, North Carolina
United States
Phone: (336) 777-1002‎
36° 4' 1.9524" N, 80° 15' 7.1028" W
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Paceline Bicycles Greensboro NC 2008 Tour To Tanglewood MS Training Bike Ride Inline Skate

2008.08.02 8:15 am
2008.08.02 12:30 pm
US/Eastern

Paceline Bicycles in Greensboro hosted a great ride last year with police support for their Battleground Ave location at rollout and even when we returned from a long ride. Great job Greensboro City Police! The Paceline team has been friendly to our team of skaters at the tour and around Country Park, and this skride is another way to enjoy the hills north of the city and share the road with lots of friendly cyclists.

Location

Paceline Bicycles (Greensboro)
2919 Battleground Ave, Greensboro, NC - (336) 540-
Greensboro, North Carolina
United States
Phone: (336) 540-0129‎
36° 6' 47.2032" N, 79° 50' 0.618" W
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Spinz Bike Shop High Point NC 2008 Tour To Tanglewood MS Training Bike Ride Inline Skate

2008.07.19 8:15 am
2008.07.19 12:30 pm
US/Eastern

Spinz Bike Shop is a relatively new sponsor but they did a lot last year at various charities, not just the Tour to Tanglewood. I went to their skride last year and met Andy there. We had a good time on some nice roads. Of course any ride starting in a town named High Point ends with some kind of uphill run! We had a great time and they were mighty friendly to us at the shop.

Location

Spinz Bike Shop
3029 S Main St
High Point, North Carolina
United States
Phone: (336) 861-6480‎
35° 55' 4.386" N, 79° 58' 30.126" W
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Paceline Bicycles Winston-Salem NC 2008 Tour To Tanglewood MS Training Bike Ride Inline Skate

2008.07.12 12:15 am
2008.07.12 12:30 pm
US/Eastern

Paceline Bicycles in Winston-Salem puts on a nice ride and they're definitely friendly folk. It's a bit citified at the start but quickly nice country roads. Coming back you may need your braking skills or good timing, but it's all good and not far to the shop from there.

T2T training rides welcome experienced roadskaters to join in, but if it's your first one, please talk with the MS Society staff, a Bike Response Team member (look for their jerseys!), or a Roadskater.net skater if you can before rolling out. Bikes are welcome too of course!

Location

Paceline Bicycles (Winston-Salem)
5005 Country Club Rd
Winston-Salem, North Carolina
United States
Phone: (336) 768-6408‎
36° 5' 6.09" N, 80° 20' 56.7672" W
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J&L Bicycle Burlington NC 2008 Tour To Tanglewood MS Training Bike Ride Inline Skate

2008.07.05 8:15 am
US/Eastern

J&L Bicycles is a new sponsor to the tour, and we're looking forward to checking out the store.

jlbicycle.com

Location

J&L Bicycles
216 E Front St
Burlington, North Carolina
United States
Phone: (336) 436-0062‎
36° 5' 34.9908" N, 79° 26' 9.2652" W
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Cycles de Oro Greensboro NC 2008 Tour To Tanglewood MS Training Bike Ride Inline Skate

2008.06.28 8:15 am
2008.06.28 12:30 pm
US/Eastern

Cycles de Oro is a constant supporter of inline skaters being part of charity bike rides and much more, and Dale was a co-incorporator of the new NC Active Transportation Alliance, which has welcomed skaters along with walkers, runners, cyclists and others engaged in human-powered transportation. This ride starts in the north part of Greensboro, with one technical part near the start downhill to a T at Latham Park. After that, it's out of the city to the north and back in by familiar roads, then through Sunset Hills back to the shop. Always a nice time with super people.

Location

Cycles de Oro
1410 Mill St # 100
Greensboro, North Carolina
United States
Phone: (336) 274-5959‎
36° 5' 20.616" N, 79° 48' 38.196" W
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Ken's Bike Shop Winston-Salem NC 2008 Tour To Tanglewood MS Training Bike Ride Inline Skate

2008.06.21 8:15 am
2008.06.21 12:30 pm
US/Eastern

Ken's Ride has some great roads and beautiful views, plus some mild suburb traffic, and two or three technical challenges for skaters of the downhill sort. If you have a brake or nice wheel burning budget, it's a nice, hilly day out.

Location

Ken's Bike Shop
2750 Reynolda Rd
Winston Salem, North Carolina
United States
Phone: (336) 724-9688‎
36° 8' 30.6348" N, 80° 17' 52.5084" W
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Athens to Atlanta Roadskate (A2A Skate): Total Ascent, Elevation Gain; Barometric or GPS Data?

Does anybody have the total ascent or elevation gain for the 87 mile Athens-to-Atlanta (A2A) course kicking around somewhere in their GPS or training files? I have googled all sorts of term combos, as well as searched this site. Blake's A2A mapmyride entry shows highest & lowest elevation but doesn't add it up for me :-). I'm feeling a bit fuzzy headed today so it's entirely possible I overlooked it, but please post that figure if you have it!

Location

United States
33° 59' 52.8972" N, 83° 44' 55.6044" W
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Triangle NC Transit Draft Plan (Cary, Chapel Hill, Durham, Raleigh, RTP Public Transportation)

Here's your chance to see the draft of what is being planned and make your input on the next five years of transportation services in the NC Triangle. I encourage all to take a look. and sign up for email alerts on triangletransit.org if interested.

Location

Triangle Transit
6 Park Drive
RTP, North Carolina 27709
United States
35° 53' 35.394" N, 78° 51' 50.9292" W
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Tour de Guilford, Bike Ride, June 14 2008, Greensboro NC, $20

2008.06.14 9:00 am
2008.06.14 1:00 pm
US/Eastern

We're considering this one. Likely the 34. Call any time before midnight or after 7a for confirmation if it matters whether we're there. Inexpensive and likely to be a relaxed group. Starts at Country Park!

Note: it's not easy to skwalk from the road to the shelter, so skaters and those who love their cleats obsessively may want to walk over in street shoes to register before donning the gear.

Registration begins at 8a.

Skateylove.

===== This from a note from member, John H.

Location

Greensboro Country Park Shelter 7 Greensboro, North Carolina
United States
36° 7' 27.6456" N, 79° 50' 10.7016" W
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Denton Orator Mentions Inline Skaters in Tour de Kale Bike Ride

I'm not sure how long it will last, but a couple of Roadskater.net charity team inline skaters were mentioned prominently in the recent Denton Orator and on their website front page:

[It didn't last long because we took so long to check it out! See comments below for Ms. Ayers' article. The newspaper is sending at least one copy for us to hoard. Please visit dentonorator.com anyway!]

Location

The Denton Orator
26 North Main Street
Denton, North Carolina
United States
Phone: (336) 859-3131
35° 38' 3.2316" N, 80° 6' 48.2184" W
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2008 Tour To Tanglewood for Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Training Bike Ride Inline Skate Dates

The training rides for "Tour to Tanglewood" are about to begin in a couple of weeks. These rides are all well supported, generous rest-stops, sag wagons, and of course great people. It is a good way to hone your skating or biking skills depending on your particular preference, and you are supporting a great cause and helping people who can't skate/ride like we can. 

 Below is a list of upcoming rides from the National MS Societies web site listing the events. Mark you calenders and come out and meet some wonderful people in our community.

Location

NCC Chapter Office National MS Society
United States
36° 2' 49.3692" N, 79° 50' 25.9944" W
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Cool-Kept Water & Ice in 24-Ounce Polar Bottle Saves the ... Dog?

Yesterday was our first 90+ deg day in the Atlanta metro area, and a great opportunity for me to test my recently acquired blue-lined Polar Bottle.

Location

Tribble Mill Park Georgia
United States
33° 54' 28.2636" N, 83° 54' 35.8416" W
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Great Atlanta Night Skate Video

Here's a freshly uploaded video taken by Aprr Rick during another Aprr skater's 40th Birthday nightskate. I think it's better muted, but it's enjoyable either way.

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=43SCyLGHyH0

 

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