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T2T 2006 TR Photos: Bicycle Toy and Hobby High Point NC Plus Sunflowers

I have just published my photos from the August 26, 2006 Tour to Tanglewood Training Ride at Bicycle Toy & Hobby in High Point NC. Please take a look, and if you have any comments, reply by clicking "add new comment" below. Here's the link for the photos:

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T2T 2006 TR Photos: The Bicycle Shop Clemmons NC

I have just published my photos from the July 29, 2006 Tour to Tanglewood Training Ride at The Bicycle Shop in Clemmons NC. Please take a look, and if you have any comments, reply by clicking "add new comment" below. Here's the link for the photos:

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So, how long have you been skating?

Ok, just figured since I'm kinda new to this whole "online community of skaters" that I would introduce myself.

HI. I'm Misty.

Oh, I guess I should say a little more. I'll try to keep it to a minimum. I tend to talk a lot. WARNING: This skater will not shut up.

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Blake's Athens to Atlanta A2A 2006 Journal 5 of 5

Silver Hill to the End of A2A 2006


We made it to Silver Hill and many of us were together again for moments, but at mile 69, the crest of the first climb on Silver Hill, we knew everything would blow apart. Yong and some others were off the front again by this point, I believe, and we got a great note from him later explaining he had a flight to catch to his new home in San Francisco, I believe it is. He was stronger all day anyway!

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Blake's Athens to Atlanta A2A 2006 Journal 4 of 5

After the Pack Crash to Silver Hill Road

Back on the road just the two of us for awhile, we knew we had been part of a sweet couple of hours of roadskating life. We picked up Michael somehow, somewhere before the downhill to a small two-lane doubletree-lined bridge. Michael seemed pleased to stick with us and we were companions for many miles on this day, with much fun and a warm feeling of new friendship by the end. What a nice guy!

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Blake's Athens to Atlanta A2A 2006 Journal 3 of 5

Sunday Morning Prep, the Start, the Crash 

My biggest freak early on Sunday morning was deciding sleeves or no sleeves, so that's a good low freak level. Oatmeal was good. I drank more Electromix and as much water as I could (we had bought 24 half litres from Walgreens and it seemed good stuff). We also had the Anna filter pitcher (for the water filters I sell) and I think we used some of that for our packs the night before.

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Blake's Athens to Atlanta A2A 2006 Journal 2 of 5

Saturday A2A Preparations in Athens 

Saturday we slept until we woke unalarmed, then slowly stoked the fires until we had some Pilon espresso in a slightly rich mixture even for my tastes (or at least I did). We started looking at wheels and bearings and decided to go with what we had for bearings, with me opting for new wheels due to the totally dry forecast and for whatever that might help me with regarding changes in my boots.

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Blake's Athens to Atlanta A2A 2006 Journal 1 of 5

The Friday Night Pre-A2A Skate in Atlanta 

I can't say that I remember much about Friday on the way to Atlanta from Greensboro, but I remember a major traffic jam and detour at the SC/GA border. I decided to take the detour, whereas a lot of folk stayed on the Interstate. I think they won, but I can never be sure of course.

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The Roadskater.net Athens to Atlanta A2A Roadskate Book

Welcome to the Roadskater.net Athens to Atlanta A2A Book. You can be part of this project if you would like, adding your stories from the road to the History Project, advice on training to the Training Guide, and hints for survival or other glory to the Strategy Guide.
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Athens to Atlanta A2A Skate Strategy Guide

Here's a place to keep hints and tips for strategy on the big day when you actually skate from Athens to Atlanta, Georgia. Weekend preparations and other advice is suitable here, as well as notes on the course, and anything else that would help a racer or a tourer make their way along with maximum speed, safety and pleasurable pain.
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