Welcome

Registration encouraged by invitation. Write to invitations at this website name.
RoadSkater.Net skating & cycling photos!

Donate to keep RoadSkater.Net free!

Search & shop eBay to support RoadSkater.Net...

Search Ebay for Skates and More
Search Ebay for Inline Skates
Search Ebay for Skate Wheels
Search Ebay for 100mm Skate Wheels
Search RoadSkater.Net via Google...
Search the web...

skatey-mark's blog

skatey-mark's picture

2006 TTT recruiting challenge awards

Okay - the recruiting contest is over, and here are the final results:

<!--break-->

- Katherine Gresens -- 3 recruits

- Jared Ingersoll -- 1 recruit  (or was it Rick?  One of them recruited the other...)

skatey-mark's picture

Landis update: Landis' attorney seeks to dismiss doping charges

Did a quick search today to see if there was any new news...

http://sports.espn.go.com/oly/cycling/news/story?id=2580393

skatey-mark's picture

Research suggesting that cycling with a helmet in the UK is more dangerous than without

I stumbled on this article today.  Obviously, there are many issues around this.  But someone actually got on the road with a bike and some sensors and recorded how much room motorists gave him when he had a helmet and without.  (Also if he wore a wig to look like a female cyclist.)  The result:  cars gave more room when passing if he did not have a helmet on, suggesting that a cyclist would be more likely to get in an accident.  (Although the helmet would offer more protection, obviously.)  Anyway - it was a somewhat interesting read...

skatey-mark's picture

Tour to Tanglewood Report

This year's Tour to Tanglewood was as good as any other year.  Everyone that participated seemed to have a good time.  It was nice seeing past participants, as well as meeting people doing the Tour for the first time.  Friday night, a small group got together for a social skate, then most of the RSN team met at Lucky32 for dinner.  (Good food, but not enough carbs for a pre-event dinner IMHO.)  Blake gave his usual pep-talk in the parking lot after dinner, and then we went to our hotel rooms for some much needed sleep.  Dave & I were sharing a room, and I had the alarm set for 5:45 am (ugh) to give us time to get ready and get over to Volvo.  We left the Days Inn around 6:30 I think, along with Jay, who was also staying there.  Susan, Richard, and Shirley weren't far behind us.  Check-in at Volvo was super-smooth as usual.  I filled the Camelbak with water and ate some granola bars & fig newtons.  The team photo was at 7:20, and the century (100 mile) ride started at 7:30, so there was just enough time for Dave, Tom, & I to get to the starting line for that after the picture was taken.

skatey-mark's picture

NYC 100k report

I wrote up alot of this waiting at the airport Sunday morning, and put the finishing touches on it this morning...  Enjoy!

<!--break-->

Friday:

Artem & I arrived in NYC without incident, checked into the hotel, and picked up our registration packets. We chatted a bit with Marcia who was handing out the packets, and eventually left to grab a bite to eat. (There's a nice little diner right next to the Skyline hotel which had good food...) After that, we went to check out the course at Prospect Park. Artem hadn't done the event before, and I wanted to refresh my memory of the course anyway... Plus, we had a lot of time to kill (at this point it was maybe 3:00 or so.

skatey-mark's picture

All set for NYC 100K !!!

Okay...  Time for my first race of the fall!  All the training, dieting, and insane amounts of time spent on skates have led up to this.  Ought to be a great indicator of how the other races (Duluth, A2A, Defi) will turn out too.

skatey-mark's picture

Landis update

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

 

Phil Liggett on the Landis affair

skatey-mark's picture

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...

skatey-mark's picture

Funny mis-translated cycling sign

Saw this posted today... :)

 

Road sign leaves Welsh-speakers bewildered

skatey-mark's picture

Wolverine Inline Marathon results posted

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

 

http://wolverinespeedskatingteam.com/

skatey-mark's picture

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?)

skatey-mark's picture

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...

http://www.tsa.gov/travelers/airtravel/prohibited/new-items.shtm

skatey-mark's picture

$5 camera mount for your handlebars

Stumbled on this link today... The guy made it for his motorcycle, but I'm sure it could be tweaked for a humancycle...

 

http://www.knick-knack.com/howto/motorcycle/cheap-handlebar-camera-mount.html 

skatey-mark's picture

Bonk!

Well, it was bound to happen eventually. I've been fortunate so far this season in that I've had very few problems when skating, either training during the week or at the few events I've gone to. This past Saturday, though, I did run into a little trouble.

skatey-mark's picture

Online route mapping -- bikely.com

Okay, I can't take credit for discovering this (Ann posted the info to InlineNC), but there is a very cool, FREE, site that allows you to post & view cycling routes.  Registration is quick and painless -- they don't even require an email address...

Syndicate content

Search Ebay for Skates and More
Search Ebay for Inline Skates
Search Ebay for Skate Wheels
Search Ebay for 100mm Skate Wheels