Earth http://roadskater.net/taxonomy/term/3487/all en Speedskating Season is Starting and During an Olympic Year it Matters http://roadskater.net/speedskating-season-starting-and-during-olympic-year-it-matters <p>This is a brief note to point to an <a href="https://www.teamusa.org/News/2017/November/10/Five-For-Friday-Speedskating" target="_blank">article about pro long track speedkating season</a>. The one that matters to me, at least. No disrespect intended to the short track derby, but I like mostly non-contact sport contests of speed. The first turn of an F1 race is admittedly often an exception.</p><p>This weekend pro long track starts again, and TeamUSA has some experienced skaters leading up to the Olympics. Notably, Shani Davis, a great speedskater over the years, returns. Also Heather (Richardson) Bergsma, from High Point, NC, is back on the ice for another year always being a threat to win the gold. I don't know how or if I'll be able to catch this off the airwaves or streams, but might make an attempt. Former inliner Joey Mantia will also be on the team!&nbsp;</p> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Thialf</span> <div class="street-address"> Pim Mulierlaan 1 </div> <span class="locality">Heerenveen</span>, <span class="region">Friesland</span> <span class="postal-code">8443 DA</span> <div class="country-name">Netherlands</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="52.938675">52° 56' 19.23" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="5.943217">5° 56' 35.5812" E</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.nl?q=Pim+Mulierlaan+1%2C+Heerenveen%2C+8443+DA%2C+nl" target="_blank">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://roadskater.net/speedskating-season-starting-and-during-olympic-year-it-matters" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/speedskating-season-starting-and-during-olympic-year-it-matters#comments 2017 2018 2000s 2010s Earth Heather Richardson Bergsma Heerenveen NED ice speed skating indoor Joey Mantia Netherlands (NLD) olympics Shani Davis speed speed skaters ice long track winter olympics Europe http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1484 52.938675 5.943217 Sat, 11 Nov 2017 03:23:38 +0000 roadskater 1484 at http://roadskater.net 37th Athens to Atlanta Road Skate (A2A.net) in Georgia, USA Oct 14, 2018 http://roadskater.net/37th-athens-atlanta-road-skate-a2a-net-georgia-usa-oct-14-2018 <div class="event-nodeapi"> <div class="event-start dtstart" title="2018-10-14T12:00:00Z"><label>Start: </label> 2018.10.14 7:00 am </div> </div> <div class="event-nodeapi"> <div class="event-tz"><label>Timezone: </label>America/New York </div> </div> <div class="event-nodeapi"> <div class="event-start dtstart" title="2018-10-14T12:00:00Z"><label>Start: </label> 2018.10.14 7:00 am </div> </div> <div class="event-nodeapi"> <div class="event-tz"><label>Timezone: </label>America/New York </div> </div> <p>From their website, <a href="a2a.net" target="_blank" title="A2A Athens to Atlanta Home Page">a2a.net</a>, which has lots of information under "TELL ME MORE":</p><p>Athens to Atlanta (A2A) is the oldest and most famous road skate in America. Starting in Athens, Georgia, participants skate through beautiful country roads and quiet suburbia before navigating city streets and triumphantly crossing the finish line in Atlanta's Old Fourth Ward Skate Park. The course is challenging and requires experienced road skating ability, courage and stamina. Skaters who may not be ready for the whole 87 miles may opt for the 38-mile event, which also starts in Athens, or the 49-mile event, which starts near Dacula, GA. Inline and quad skaters are welcome and anyone from 8 to 80 years old may enter.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Roadskater.net inline skaters have skated A2A as many as 20 times. Familiar names can be found on the A2A Duraskaters (Distance) records page. </p> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Classic Center A2A Start Area</span> <div class="street-address"> 300 N Thomas St </div> <span class="locality">Athens</span>, <span class="region">Georgia</span> <span class="postal-code">30601</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="33.960465">33° 57' 37.674" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-83.373026">83° 22' 22.8936" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=33.960465+-83.373026+%28300+N+Thomas+St%2C+Athens%2C+GA%2C+30601%2C+us%29" target="_blank">Google Maps</a>, <a href="http://maps.yahoo.com/maps_result?addr=300+N+Thomas+St&amp;csz=Athens%2C+GA&amp;country=us" target="_blank">Yahoo! Maps</a>, <a href="http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?searchtype=address&amp;country=US&amp;address=300+N+Thomas+St&amp;city=Athens&amp;state=GA&amp;zipcode=30601" target="_blank">MapQuest</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://roadskater.net/37th-athens-atlanta-road-skate-a2a-net-georgia-usa-oct-14-2018" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/37th-athens-atlanta-road-skate-a2a-net-georgia-usa-oct-14-2018#comments Roadskater.net 2017 2000s United States of America (USA) 2010s Athens GA Athens to Atlanta (a2a) Atlanta GA Clarkston GA Classic Center (Athens GA) Dacula GA Earth events Georgia (GA) inline Lawrenceville GA Old Fourth Ward Skatepark (Atlanta GA) open road outdoor quad Scottdale GA skating events speedskating Stone Mountain GA North America http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1482 33.960465 -83.373026 Thu, 12 Oct 2017 15:32:47 +0000 roadskater 1482 at http://roadskater.net 11th Carolina Century Bike Ride 'n' Roll Roadskate Greensboro NC October 20 2018 http://roadskater.net/11th-carolina-century-bike-ride-n-roll-greensboro-nc-october-20-2018 <div class="event-nodeapi"> <div class="event-start dtstart" title="2018-10-20T12:30:00Z"><label>Start: </label> 2018.10.20 7:30 am </div> </div> <div class="event-nodeapi"> <div class="event-end dtend" title="2018-10-20T23:30:00Z"><label>End: </label> 2018.10.20 6:30 pm </div> </div> <div class="event-nodeapi"> <div class="event-tz"><label>Timezone: </label>America/New York </div> </div> <div class="event-nodeapi"> <div class="event-start dtstart" title="2018-10-20T12:30:00Z"><label>Start: </label> 2018.10.20 7:30 am </div> </div> <div class="event-nodeapi"> <div class="event-end dtend" title="2018-10-20T23:30:00Z"><label>End: </label> 2018.10.20 6:30 pm </div> </div> <div class="event-nodeapi"> <div class="event-tz"><label>Timezone: </label>America/New York </div> </div> <p>11th CAROLINA CENTURY Bike Ride'n'Roll 21 to 102 Miles for MS &amp; More.</p><p>• Voted Best Triad Century Bike Ride by Endurance Magazine readers 5 years in a row.<br />• Free Carolina Century Hat included for the first 300 registrants (pick up event day only).<br />• 10 Hour+ Support for Your Epic Ride for 730am start.<br />• 102/90/82/72/64/51/40/31/21-Mile routes.<br />• Hot Chili, Grilled Cheese Sandwiches &amp; Fresh Salad Post-Ride Meal</p><p>MORE DETAILS:<br />• Full &amp; Half Imperial &amp; Metric Centuries plus Supported Bail-Out Routes.<br />• Decide on any distance at mile 12; choose 72, 82 or 102 at mile 63.<br />• Supported cutoff reduces 51 to 40, 64 to 52, and 102 to 90 miles (follow the 31 home).<br />• Painted Routes • Color Laser Maps • Turnsheets • Abundant Rest Stops<br />• Fast Hills • Smooth Rollouts • Rural Views • Crisp Skies • Autumn Joy</p> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Gospel Baptist Church</span> <div class="street-address"> 5945 N Church Street </div> <span class="locality">Greensboro</span>, <span class="region">North Carolina</span> <span class="postal-code">27455</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="36.224703">36° 13' 28.9308" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-79.791115">79° 47' 28.014" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=36.224703+-79.791115+%285945+N+Church+Street%2C+Greensboro%2C+NC%2C+27455%2C+us%29" target="_blank">Google Maps</a>, <a href="http://maps.yahoo.com/maps_result?addr=5945+N+Church+Street&amp;csz=Greensboro%2C+NC&amp;country=us" target="_blank">Yahoo! Maps</a>, <a href="http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?searchtype=address&amp;country=US&amp;address=5945+N+Church+Street&amp;city=Greensboro&amp;state=NC&amp;zipcode=27455" target="_blank">MapQuest</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://roadskater.net/11th-carolina-century-bike-ride-n-roll-greensboro-nc-october-20-2018" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/11th-carolina-century-bike-ride-n-roll-greensboro-nc-october-20-2018#comments Roadskater.net 2016 2000s United States of America (USA) bicycling North Carolina (NC) 2010s Belews Creek NC Bethany NC century cycling Earth Forsyth County NC fun Greensboro NC Guilford County NC half century half metric century inline skating metric century Oak Ridge NC outdoor Piney Grove NC roadskating Rockingham County NC Summerfield NC Wentworth NC Roadskater.net Carolina Century North America http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1481 36.224703 -79.791115 Thu, 12 Oct 2017 15:22:56 +0000 roadskater 1481 at http://roadskater.net 10th Carolina Century Bike Ride 'n' Roll Greensboro NC October 21 2017 http://roadskater.net/10th-carolina-century-bike-ride-n-roll-greensboro-nc-october-21-2017 <div class="event-nodeapi"> <div class="event-start dtstart" title="2017-10-21T12:30:00Z"><label>Start: </label> 2017.10.21 7:30 am </div> </div> <div class="event-nodeapi"> <div class="event-end dtend" title="2017-10-21T23:30:00Z"><label>End: </label> 2017.10.21 6:30 pm </div> </div> <div class="event-nodeapi"> <div class="event-tz"><label>Timezone: </label>America/New York </div> </div> <div class="event-nodeapi"> <div class="event-start dtstart" title="2017-10-21T12:30:00Z"><label>Start: </label> 2017.10.21 7:30 am </div> </div> <div class="event-nodeapi"> <div class="event-end dtend" title="2017-10-21T23:30:00Z"><label>End: </label> 2017.10.21 6:30 pm </div> </div> <div class="event-nodeapi"> <div class="event-tz"><label>Timezone: </label>America/New York </div> </div> <p>10th CAROLINA CENTURY Ride'n'Roll 21 to 102 Miles</p><p>* Voted BEST TRIAD CENTURY Ride by Endurance Magazine readers 5 years in a row.<br />* FREE: CAROLINA CENTURY HAT included for the first 300 registrants (pick up event day only).<br />* 102/90/82/72/64/51/40/31/21-Mile routes.<br />* 10 Hour+ Support for Your Epic Ride for 730am start.<br />* We roll RAIN OR SHINE.<br />* 7:30a 10mph+ and 9:00a 12mph+ starts and more.<br />* Bike Ride'n'Roll to Benefit People with MS and to Fight Hunger where we ride.<br />* Hot Chili and Grilled Cheese Sandwich Post-Ride Meal</p><p>See <a href="http://RSNCC.com" target="_blank" title="RSNCC.com">http://RSNCC.com</a> or <a href="http://CarolinaCentury.com" target="_blank" title="CarolinaCentury.com">http://CarolinaCentury.com</a> which lead you to <a href="http:/bl2u.com/events/carolina-century/" target="_blank" title="bl2u.com/events/carolina-century/">http:/bl2u.com/events/carolina-century/</a> for the latest details.</p> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Gospel Baptist Church</span> <div class="street-address"> 5945 N Church Street </div> <span class="locality">Greensboro</span>, <span class="region">North Carolina</span> <span class="postal-code">27455</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="36.224703">36° 13' 28.9308" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-79.791115">79° 47' 28.014" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=36.224703+-79.791115+%285945+N+Church+Street%2C+Greensboro%2C+NC%2C+27455%2C+us%29" target="_blank">Google Maps</a>, <a href="http://maps.yahoo.com/maps_result?addr=5945+N+Church+Street&amp;csz=Greensboro%2C+NC&amp;country=us" target="_blank">Yahoo! Maps</a>, <a href="http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?searchtype=address&amp;country=US&amp;address=5945+N+Church+Street&amp;city=Greensboro&amp;state=NC&amp;zipcode=27455" target="_blank">MapQuest</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://roadskater.net/10th-carolina-century-bike-ride-n-roll-greensboro-nc-october-21-2017" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/10th-carolina-century-bike-ride-n-roll-greensboro-nc-october-21-2017#comments Roadskater.net 2016 2000s United States of America (USA) bicycling North Carolina (NC) 2010s Belews Creek NC Bethany NC century cycling Earth Forsyth County NC fun Greensboro NC Guilford County NC half century half metric century inline skating metric century Oak Ridge NC outdoor Piney Grove NC roadskating Rockingham County NC Summerfield NC Wentworth NC Roadskater.net Carolina Century North America http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1480 36.224703 -79.791115 Fri, 15 Sep 2017 06:14:40 +0000 roadskater 1480 at http://roadskater.net Interesting Article on Tramadol in Cycling and Other Sports (WSJ) http://roadskater.net/interesting-article-tramadol-cycling-and-other-sports-wsj <p>This article is interesting to me mainly for what it explains about how they decide what substances should be banned, and why cyclists or at least their managers would want to have a drug banned. If there's no performance enhancement, OK. But I'd say being able to not abandon the next day is a sort of performance enhancement. What seems clear to me after this year of delayed startup for skating is that Tramadol makes some people l "loopy," and for others, it's a disappointment. :o) I took various pain killers in fear of how great they might me feel. I still never felt amazing! Oh well.</p><p>Anyway, not a bad article to remind us all to be careful what we take before going on the road in a car or on wheels.</p><p>I wonder what percentage of drivers on the road are actively under the influence of an opiod, alcohol, or other performance disenhancer.</p><p>I usually don't like reading the comments section, but even early on there are some funny responses. </p><p><a href="http://roadskater.net/interesting-article-tramadol-cycling-and-other-sports-wsj" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/interesting-article-tramadol-cycling-and-other-sports-wsj#comments Cycling Tours 2016 2000s 2010s doping drugs Earth painkillers Tramadol UCI (Union Cycliste Internationale) World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) pro cycling http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1479 Fri, 14 Oct 2016 18:04:16 +0000 roadskater 1479 at http://roadskater.net 2017 36th Athens to Atlanta Road Skate (A2A.net) in Georgia USA http://roadskater.net/2017-36th-athens-atlanta-road-skate-a2a-net-georgia-usa <div class="event-nodeapi"> <div class="event-start dtstart" title="2017-10-08T12:30:00Z"><label>Start: </label> 2017.10.08 7:30 am </div> </div> <div class="event-nodeapi"> <div class="event-tz"><label>Timezone: </label>America/New York </div> </div> <div class="event-nodeapi"> <div class="event-start dtstart" title="2017-10-08T12:30:00Z"><label>Start: </label> 2017.10.08 7:30 am </div> </div> <div class="event-nodeapi"> <div class="event-tz"><label>Timezone: </label>America/New York </div> </div> <p>From their website, <a href="a2a.net" target="_blank" title="A2A Athens to Atlanta Home Page">a2a.net</a>, which has lots of information under "TELL ME MORE":</p><p>Athens to Atlanta (A2A) is the oldest and most famous road skate in America. Starting in Athens, Georgia, participants skate through beautiful country roads and quiet suburbia before navigating city streets and triumphantly crossing the finish line in Atlanta's Old Fourth Ward Skate Park. The course is challenging and requires experienced road skating ability, courage and stamina. Skaters who may not be ready for the whole 87 miles may opt for the 38-mile event, which also starts in Athens, or the 49-mile event, which starts near Dacula, GA. Inline and quad skaters are welcome and anyone from 8 to 80 years old may enter.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Roadskater.net inline skaters have done A2A as many as 18 times in a row. Familiar names can be found on the A2A Duraskaters (Distance) records page.</p> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Classic Center A2A Start Area</span> <div class="street-address"> 300 N Thomas St </div> <span class="locality">Athens</span>, <span class="region">Georgia</span> <span class="postal-code">30601</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="33.960465">33° 57' 37.674" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-83.373026">83° 22' 22.8936" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=33.960465+-83.373026+%28300+N+Thomas+St%2C+Athens%2C+GA%2C+30601%2C+us%29" target="_blank">Google Maps</a>, <a href="http://maps.yahoo.com/maps_result?addr=300+N+Thomas+St&amp;csz=Athens%2C+GA&amp;country=us" target="_blank">Yahoo! Maps</a>, <a href="http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?searchtype=address&amp;country=US&amp;address=300+N+Thomas+St&amp;city=Athens&amp;state=GA&amp;zipcode=30601" target="_blank">MapQuest</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://roadskater.net/2017-36th-athens-atlanta-road-skate-a2a-net-georgia-usa" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/2017-36th-athens-atlanta-road-skate-a2a-net-georgia-usa#comments Roadskater.net 2017 2000s United States of America (USA) 2010s Athens GA Athens to Atlanta (a2a) Atlanta GA Clarkston GA Classic Center (Athens GA) Dacula GA Earth events Georgia (GA) inline Lawrenceville GA Old Fourth Ward Skatepark (Atlanta GA) open road outdoor quad Scottdale GA skating events speedskating Stone Mountain GA North America http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1478 33.960465 -83.373026 Fri, 14 Oct 2016 17:24:47 +0000 roadskater 1478 at http://roadskater.net 2016 9th Carolina Century Bike Ride 'n' Roll Greensboro NC October 22 2016 http://roadskater.net/2016-9th-carolina-century-bike-ride-n-roll-greensboro-nc-october-22-2016 <div class="event-nodeapi"> <div class="event-start dtstart" title="2016-10-22T12:30:00Z"><label>Start: </label> 2016.10.22 7:30 am </div> </div> <div class="event-nodeapi"> <div class="event-end dtend" title="2016-10-22T23:30:00Z"><label>End: </label> 2016.10.22 6:30 pm </div> </div> <div class="event-nodeapi"> <div class="event-tz"><label>Timezone: </label>America/New York </div> </div> <div class="event-nodeapi"> <div class="event-start dtstart" title="2016-10-22T12:30:00Z"><label>Start: </label> 2016.10.22 7:30 am </div> </div> <div class="event-nodeapi"> <div class="event-end dtend" title="2016-10-22T23:30:00Z"><label>End: </label> 2016.10.22 6:30 pm </div> </div> <div class="event-nodeapi"> <div class="event-tz"><label>Timezone: </label>America/New York </div> </div> <p>2016 9TH ANNUAL CAROLINA CENTURY BIKE RIDE'N'ROLL 21-102 MILES<br />&nbsp; * Saturday October 22 2016<br />&nbsp; * Gospel Baptist Church, 5945 N Church Street, Greensboro NC 27455<br />&nbsp; * 102/90/82/72/64/51/40/31/21 Miles<br />&nbsp; * 7:30a 10mph+ and 9:00a 12mph+ starts and more.<br />&nbsp; * Voted Best Triad Century Ride by Endurance Magazine readers in 2012, 2013, 2014 &amp; 2015.<br />&nbsp; * Full &amp; Half Imperial &amp; Metric Centuries plus Supported Bail-Out Routes.<br />&nbsp; * 10 Hour+ Support for Your Epic Ride.<br />&nbsp; * Preregister on CarolinaCentury.com website.<br />&nbsp; * <a href="http://BL2U.com/events/carolina-century/" title="http://BL2U.com/events/carolina-century/">http://BL2U.com/events/carolina-century/</a><br />&nbsp; * Bike Ride'n'Roll to Benefit People with MS and to Fight Hunger Where We Ride<br />&nbsp; * Modular Course: Nested loops (21, 31, 51) attached to 51 miles of daisy-chained lassos (64, 72, 82, 102). <br />&nbsp; * Clockwise courses emphasize right turns; suburban first while fresh, more rural as courses finish.</p> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Gospel Baptist Church</span> <div class="street-address"> 5945 N Church Street </div> <span class="locality">Greensboro</span>, <span class="region">North Carolina</span> <span class="postal-code">27455</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="36.224703">36° 13' 28.9308" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-79.791115">79° 47' 28.014" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=36.224703+-79.791115+%285945+N+Church+Street%2C+Greensboro%2C+NC%2C+27455%2C+us%29" target="_blank">Google Maps</a>, <a href="http://maps.yahoo.com/maps_result?addr=5945+N+Church+Street&amp;csz=Greensboro%2C+NC&amp;country=us" target="_blank">Yahoo! Maps</a>, <a href="http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?searchtype=address&amp;country=US&amp;address=5945+N+Church+Street&amp;city=Greensboro&amp;state=NC&amp;zipcode=27455" target="_blank">MapQuest</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://roadskater.net/2016-9th-carolina-century-bike-ride-n-roll-greensboro-nc-october-22-2016" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/2016-9th-carolina-century-bike-ride-n-roll-greensboro-nc-october-22-2016#comments Roadskater.net 2016 2000s United States of America (USA) bicycling North Carolina (NC) 2010s Belews Creek NC Bethany NC century cycling Earth Forsyth County NC fun Greensboro NC Guilford County NC half century half metric century inline skating metric century Oak Ridge NC outdoor Piney Grove NC roadskating Rockingham County NC Summerfield NC Wentworth NC Roadskater.net Carolina Century North America http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1477 36.224703 -79.791115 Fri, 14 Oct 2016 01:47:12 +0000 roadskater 1477 at http://roadskater.net Our National Flag (Not Really) http://roadskater.net/our-national-flag-not-really <a href="/our-national-flag-not-really"><img src="http://roadskater.net/system/files/images/pantone_chart_0.thumbnail.png" alt="Our National Flag (Not Really)" title="Our National Flag (Not Really)" class="image image-thumbnail " width="100" height="87" /></a><p>I've jokingly referred to a piece of fabric printed something like this as "the national flag of Roadskater.net" as roadskater studied it pondering the next secret jersey color.</p> http://roadskater.net/our-national-flag-not-really#comments United States of America (USA) North Carolina (NC) colors Earth flag Greensboro NC Guilford County NC North America http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1475 Fri, 03 Jun 2016 03:30:21 +0000 timv 1475 at http://roadskater.net Marathon swag bags; soap/energy bar mixup; guess the rest http://roadskater.net/marathon-swag-bags-soapenergy-bar-mixup-guess-rest <p>It's been reblogged many times but I just saw this:</p><p><a href="http://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-news-from-elsewhere-35899109"><strong>Free soap leaves bad taste for Chinese athletes</strong></a><br />By News from Elsewhere... ...as found by BBC Monitoring<br />25 March 2016</p><p><a href="http://roadskater.net/marathon-swag-bags-soapenergy-bar-mixup-guess-rest" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/marathon-swag-bags-soapenergy-bar-mixup-guess-rest#comments 2016 2000s 2010s China China (CHN) Earth energy bar goodie bag marathons soap Asia http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1474 Sat, 26 Mar 2016 00:05:15 +0000 timv 1474 at http://roadskater.net 2014 Berlin Inline Skate Marathon Video http://roadskater.net/2014-berlin-inline-skate-marathon-video <p>Here's another skate marathon video (helmet cam) from Europe in 2014. The road surfaces look great! Video is over 1 hour long.&nbsp;</p><p>The packs start to thin out after about ten minutes. Closed roads. Church bells. Bystanders cheering. Tramlines. "Paß auf!". Street musicians and the Doppler effect.&nbsp;</p><p><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wHaGtm8jFas" title="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wHaGtm8jFas">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wHaGtm8jFas</a></p> http://roadskater.net/2014-berlin-inline-skate-marathon-video#comments Berlin Berlin (land) closed road Earth Germany (DEU) (Deutschland) inline skating marathons open road outdoor outdoor inline speed racing roadskating skating Europe http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1466 Sat, 18 Apr 2015 15:08:07 +0000 eebee 1466 at http://roadskater.net Puente la Reina 2014 Inline Speed Skating International Marathon http://roadskater.net/puente-la-reina-2014-inline-speed-skating-international-marathon <p>This looks like a great event. Very A2A-ish, hillwise, but marathon distance. There are some pretty technical hills on the course by the looks of it.&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>I believe a blind skater completed the race, aided by a paceline buddy. I don't know anything other than the name of the event and what's visible in the video, but I will add to this as I find out more, if I get time.&nbsp;</p><p><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2OKVSsnMpHo" title="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2OKVSsnMpHo">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2OKVSsnMpHo</a></p> http://roadskater.net/puente-la-reina-2014-inline-speed-skating-international-marathon#comments Roadskater.net Earth inline skating marathons open road outdoor outdoor inline speed roadskating skating Spain (ESP) (España) speed speedskating rolling hills Europe http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1465 Fri, 17 Apr 2015 02:46:28 +0000 eebee 1465 at http://roadskater.net Photos of Roadskating Around Paris France from 2003 2004 2005 (Inline Skating Pari Roller and More) http://roadskater.net/photos-roadskating-around-paris-france-2003-2004-2005-inline-skating-pari-roller-and-more <p>A tweety one. While looking at great free software for fat32/ext3 (TestDisk), I found...</p><p><a href="http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/Roller" target="_blank" title="Roller Photos on cgsecurity.org">http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/Roller</a></p><p>Enjoy! roadskater</p> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <div class="street-address"> Place Raoul Dautry </div> <span class="locality">Paris</span> <span class="postal-code">75015</span> <div class="country-name">France</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="48.841741">48° 50' 30.2676" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="2.320608">2° 19' 14.1888" E</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.fr/?q=Place+Raoul+Dautry%2C+Paris%2C+75015%2C+fr" target="_blank">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> http://roadskater.net/photos-roadskating-around-paris-france-2003-2004-2005-inline-skating-pari-roller-and-more#comments Roadskater.net 2003 2004 2005 2000s 2000-9 Earth France (FRA) fun Ile-de-France (region) FRA inline skating Paris FRA outdoors photos Europe http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1464 48.841741 2.320608 Fri, 28 Jun 2013 03:23:15 +0000 roadskater 1464 at http://roadskater.net 30-Day Challenge: Asthma, Allergies and Kick-Starting Fitness 2013 http://roadskater.net/30-day-challenge-asthma-allergies-and-kick-starting-fitness-2013 <p>Let's see, where was I? Oh yeah. I was slowly making zig-zagging headway with various elimination diets regarding my various allergies and autoimmune issues. Also, there was some recent talk behind the scenes about skaters and their training and/or weight loss goals for the upcoming training season. All of the above, plus a couple of 20 minute flat skating sessions this week that left me gasping for oxygen, has prompted me to try my own 30 Day healthy eating Challenge. I'm hoping to make it past day 4 this time.</p><p><a href="http://roadskater.net/30-day-challenge-asthma-allergies-and-kick-starting-fitness-2013" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/30-day-challenge-asthma-allergies-and-kick-starting-fitness-2013#comments Roadskater.net United States of America (USA) charity health Atlanta GA charity rides Earth Georgia (GA) recreation Silver Comet Trail (GA) skating sports nutrition North America http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1463 Fri, 22 Feb 2013 02:14:53 +0000 eebee 1463 at http://roadskater.net International Skating Union (ISU) Long Track and Short Track Speed Skating Live on the Web http://roadskater.net/international-skating-union-isu-long-track-and-short-track-speed-skating-live-web <p>Just a quick reminder that ISU's website streams some speed skating, depending on broadcast blackouts. As I write, the long track speed skating men's 500m is on. Soon the short track may be available too.&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://livemanager.eurovision.edgesuite.net/isu/site/index.html" target="_blank">http://livemanager.eurovision.edgesuite.net/isu/site/index.html</a></p><p>The specific link for the long track event on now is...</p><p><a href="http://livemanager.eurovision.edgesuite.net/isu/site/index.html?video_id=9693" target="_blank">http://livemanager.eurovision.edgesuite.net/isu/site/index.html?video_id=9693</a></p><p>To check schedules, you can use the following site, but be careful with any links there and don't download .exe files or fall for ads which mention you don't have the right codec or video player. Check your downloads directory after you're finished, too! Having said that, sometimes you can find feeds for events that no USA broadcaster has purchased.&nbsp;</p> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="locality">Nagano</span> <div class="country-name">Japan</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="36.648550">36° 38' 54.78" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="138.194243">138° 11' 39.2748" E</abbr></span> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://roadskater.net/international-skating-union-isu-long-track-and-short-track-speed-skating-live-web" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/international-skating-union-isu-long-track-and-short-track-speed-skating-live-web#comments Roadskater.net 2012 2000s 2010s Earth indoor Japan (JPN) long track Nagano JPN skating speed skating streaming video world cup live video short track Asia http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1461 36.648550 138.194243 Sat, 08 Dec 2012 05:52:19 +0000 roadskater 1461 at http://roadskater.net Useful Explanation of Multiple Sclerosis and How High Vitamin D Levels Can Reduce Chance of Getting MS http://roadskater.net/useful-explanation-multiple-sclerosis-and-how-high-vitamin-d-levels-can-reduce-chance-getting-ms <p>Since we raise funds for Multiple Sclerosis research and advocacy through the Carolina Century and as the Roadskater.net cycling and inline skating team, we often are asked about the disease. We've tried to learn more about it, but it can be difficult to explain in a few words. One of our sidebars on this site tracks MS research, and usually the articles are either inconclusive or incomprehensible.</p><p>This article is pretty good, especially in the last three paragraphs, which explain MS generally. It's worth a read as a backgrounder, and for the information on the Vitamin D as a factor in MS development. The first comment to the article also seems knowledgeable, and the recommendation for Vitamin D from sunlight sounds good...but I think I may need to add some vitamins in with that.&nbsp;</p> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Umeå University</span> <span class="locality">Umeå</span>, <span class="region">Västerbotten</span> <div class="country-name">Sweden</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="63.825847">63° 49' 33.0492" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="20.263035">20° 15' 46.926" E</abbr></span> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://roadskater.net/useful-explanation-multiple-sclerosis-and-how-high-vitamin-d-levels-can-reduce-chance-getting-ms" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/useful-explanation-multiple-sclerosis-and-how-high-vitamin-d-levels-can-reduce-chance-getting-ms#comments Health 2012 2000s health 2010s autoimmune diseases Earth multiple sclerosis (MS) Neurology (journal) Sweden (SWE) Umeå SWE Västerbotten County SWE vitamin D Europe http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1460 63.825847 20.263035 Tue, 27 Nov 2012 14:24:49 +0000 roadskater 1460 at http://roadskater.net