skating en NC, a Hotbed of Olympic Speedskating <p><a href="">North Carolina becomes a hotbed of Olympic speedskating</a></p><p>William Douglas, McClatchy News Service, February 16, 2018</p><blockquote><p>The U.S. Olympic speedskating team at the 2018 Winter Olympics has a North Carolina accent.<br /><br />Long track skater Heather Bergsma and short track coach Anthony Barthell hail from High Point, N.C., while long tracker Kimani Griffin is from Winston-Salem.<br /><br />The Tar Heel State isn’t known as a hotbed for ice sports. But the state has a reputation as a mecca for inline skating, which has increasingly become a key supplier of talent for the U.S. ice speedskating program.</p></blockquote><p>There's quite a lot in this piece about the High Point Speed and Piedmont Speed skating teams and their impact on ice speed skating at the current Olympic games.</p><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 2018 2000s United States of America (USA) North Carolina (NC) 2010s Earth Greensboro NC Guilford County NC High Point NC inline skating long track ice national level olympics PyeongChang South Korea skating speedskating North America Sun, 18 Feb 2018 01:08:29 +0000 timv 1490 at 2018 USA Olympic Long Track Speed Skaters and Social Media Links <p><strong>Athlete - Events - Twitter / Instagram</strong><br /><br /><a href="">Shani Davis</a> 1000/1500 <a href="">@ShaniDavis </a>/ --<br /><br /> <a href=""> Jonathan Garcia</a> 500/Team Pursuit <a href="">@jagarcia23</a> / <a href="">jagarcia_23</a><br /><br /> <a href=""> Kimani Griffin</a> 500 -- / <a href="">kgriff90</a><br /><br /> <a href="">Brian Hansen</a> 1500/Mass Start/Team Pursuit<a href=""> @BrianTHansen </a>/ <a href="">brianthansen</a><br /></p><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 2018 2000s 2010s Gangneung Ice Arena ice speedskating indoor olympics PyeongChang South Korea skating speed Thu, 08 Feb 2018 01:09:23 +0000 timv 1488 at 53-Year-Old Speed Skater Attempts to Make US Olympic Team <p>Theron Sands is 53 and he skated in the 10,000 meters at the 2018 US Olympic Trials in Milwaukee on Thursday. I won't give away what happened beyond him reaching the qualifying standard for the trials (it takes about 10 seconds to find out) but here's a video made as part of his <a href="">GoFundMe campaign</a> while working toward it. There's a lot to appreciate about his training and preparation in here, even some wheeled skating.</p><p><iframe src="" width="425" height="350" frameborder="0"></iframe></p> 2018 2000s ice 2010s cycling ice speed skating inline skates inline skating long track long track ice olympics outdoor Pettit National Ice Center (Milwaukee WI USA) skating speed skating speedskating winter olympics Sat, 06 Jan 2018 06:23:32 +0000 timv 1486 at Victorian Road-Skates <a href="/victorian-road-skates-0"><img src="" alt="Victorian Road-Skates" title="Victorian Road-Skates" class="image image-thumbnail " width="100" height="90" /></a><p style="margin: 0.5em 0px; padding: 0px; color: #323232; font-family: 'Myriad Pro', Myriad, 'Trebuchet MS', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 18px; orphans: 2; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: 2; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-size-adjust: auto; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; background-color: #ffffea;">Image from <a href="" title=""></a></p><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 1800s 1890s 1896 historic open road outdoor roadskating skating Victorian Thu, 18 Feb 2016 01:45:16 +0000 timv 1470 at Victorian Road-Skates <a href="/victorian-road-skates"><img src="" alt="Victorian Road-Skates" title="Victorian Road-Skates" class="image image-thumbnail " width="100" height="161" /></a><p>Image from!ritter-road-skates/yhroq</p><p>Ritter Road-Skates, advertised and sold by The Road Skate Co. in 1896.</p> 1800s 1890s 1896 historic open road outdoor roadskating skating Victorian Thu, 18 Feb 2016 01:40:24 +0000 timv 1469 at 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="" title=""></a></p> Berlin Berlin (land) closed road Earth Germany (DEU) (Deutschland) inline skating marathons open road outdoor outdoor inline speed racing roadskating skating Europe Sat, 18 Apr 2015 15:08:07 +0000 eebee 1466 at 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="" title=""></a></p> Earth inline skating marathons open road outdoor outdoor inline speed roadskating skating Spain (ESP) (España) speed speedskating rolling hills Europe Fri, 17 Apr 2015 02:46:28 +0000 eebee 1465 at 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> United States of America (USA) charity health Atlanta GA charity rides Earth Georgia (GA) recreation Silver Comet Trail (GA) skating sports nutrition North America Fri, 22 Feb 2013 02:14:53 +0000 eebee 1463 at International Skating Union (ISU) Long Track and Short Track Speed Skating Live on the 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="" target="_blank"></a></p><p>The specific link for the long track event on now is...</p><p><a href="" target="_blank"></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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 2012 2000s 2010s Earth indoor Japan (JPN) long track Nagano JPN skating speed skating streaming video world cup live video short track Asia 36.648550 138.194243 Sat, 08 Dec 2012 05:52:19 +0000 roadskater 1461 at Photos Revolved: Faster, Better, Fetching Views of the People, Days and Places That Brightened My Life <p>A few years ago I had to shake things up as the old joys were no least for a while.&nbsp;Thanks to three lovely young skater friendgirls, I started skating, and it turned out I was quickly more addicted than they were. &nbsp;The Year of Skating Dangerously saved my joy.&nbsp;To honor that time, I present:&nbsp;<strong><a href="" target="_blank" title=" Photos Revolved"></a>&nbsp;</strong>.</p><p>I was looking to create something other than what I had tried before, which had all dried up. So I bought a cheap digital camera and decided I would take photos and edit them and post them mostly without comment (hard for me!).&nbsp;The collection grew to 31,000 photos!&nbsp;Before September 11, airline flights were cheaper than the gasoline to drive some places. I had free places to land on floors.&nbsp;I went. I took photos. I edited them.&nbsp;</p><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 2011 2012 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2000s United States of America (USA) North Carolina (NC) 2000-9 2010s Alabama (AL) Anniston AL Athens GA Athens to Atlanta (a2a) Atlanta GA bike rides Carolina Century charity rides Clemmons NC Dacula GA District of Columbia (DC) Earth Florida (FL) Forsyth County NC Georgia (GA) Greensboro NC Guilford County NC inline skating Manhattan NY Miami Beach FL New York (NY) New York City NY open road outdoor Pennsylvania (PA) Philadelphia PA photo albums photofloat photogalleries roadskating skating skrides (skateable bike rides) Smyrna GA South Beach FL Tanglewood Park Tour to Tanglewood (t2t ttt) Washington DC websites photos North America Thu, 08 Nov 2012 02:25:42 +0000 roadskater 1457 at No Recovery Necessary? Hypothyroid Ultra-Cardio Training While Eating a Paleo, Primal, Wheat-Free Diet. <p><em>Immediate disclaimers: </em></p><p><em>I don't consider myself on a 'diet'. I just put that in title.&nbsp;</em></p><p><em>I'm not 100% sugar-, corn- or potato-free, and those foods don't fall under Paleo or Primal. I also eat dairy: cheese, eggs, milk, butter.&nbsp;</em></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>I wanted to write a follow up to my <a href="" target="_blank">previous posts</a> about my long-term <a href="" target="_blank">dietary changes</a> and how they are affecting my ultra-cardio lifestyle. Sorry, but I love to skate! All day if possible! It makes me nice! We're not gunning it the whole time so it's all perfectly doable without too much physical depletion.&nbsp;</p><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 2012 2000s United States of America (USA) North Carolina (NC) 2010s Clemmons NC Earth fluoride Forsyth County NC Greensboro NC Guilford County NC hypothyroidism outdoor paleo primal recovery skating Tanglewood Park ultra-cardio ultra-marathon Wheat Belly wheat-free Winston-Salem NC North America Sat, 29 Sep 2012 17:17:44 +0000 eebee 1452 at Woman Inline Skater Crossing Canada for Youth Suicide Awareness <p>There's no a lot to say about this one except go speed skater and husband in the van! It's hard to beat rolling for a cause!&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><a href=";fd=R&amp;usg=AFQjCNGEaEIell81dk91o3HrGFQpqJCRzw&amp;url=">Rollerblading campaigner arrives in NB -</a> -</p><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 2012 2000s charity 2010s Canada (CAN) Earth Fredericton NB inline skating mental health Ontario (ON) open roads skating suicide prevention outdoors North America Fri, 06 Jul 2012 03:11:31 +0000 roadskater 1441 at Inline Skating 50 Miles on the Silver Comet Trail, July 4, 2012: Slow but Time on Skates and Calorie Burning <div class="yiv1834900539yui_3_2_0_226_134124166953046">Notes from the trail...but first in reply to sam's glowing reviews of the jersey...</div><div class="yiv1834900539yui_3_2_0_226_134124166953046">&nbsp;</div><div>Ha! If you want one of those jerseys, the deadline is past, but put in the order and i'll ask them to add it and refund if they can't.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><a href="" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"></a>&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Available in ROYGBVM and this year's mystery color (latter for $10 less). Supersweet 19" zip. Comfy wicking fabric. 3 pockets on back. All that. Injected with skateylove yes and grateful to be skateful.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>We did 50 miles rolling out at 2:36p. Getting ready in the mile 0 parking lot we both thought it felt hotter than any time we had been there.</div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Mile 0 Silver Comet Trail</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="33.841791">33° 50' 30.4476" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-84.517314">84° 31' 2.3304" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="" target="_blank">Google Maps</a>, <a href=";country=us" target="_blank">Yahoo! Maps</a>, <a href=";country=US&amp;address=&amp;city=&amp;state=&amp;zipcode=" target="_blank">MapQuest</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 2012 2000s greenways 2010s cycling jerseys fun heat humidity inline skating July 4 outdoor paved trails jerseys Silver Comet Trail (GA) skating touring training undefined 33.841791 -84.517314 Thu, 05 Jul 2012 18:04:36 +0000 roadskater 1440 at Quick Guide to Working Out at the Kearns, Utah Olympic Speed Skating Oval (and more) Near Salt Lake CIty <p>Lots of us dream of touring our way to a speed skating oval, and especially the one where the Olympic Speed Skaters train, ice or not. It turns out it's nice and cool in there, and there are running as well as skating facilities. Rather than repeat it all, I'll say check out this guide. But if you want speed skating, you need to wait until mid-July, when the 400m oval gets ice. For now, it's dryland exercises.&nbsp;</p><p><a href=";fd=R&amp;usg=AFQjCNFs-YO9bjvyiC6yv4U-1eQcuCA6jw&amp;url=">Kearns' Olympic Oval - Salt Lake City Weekly</a> -</p> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">The Olympic Oval</span> <div class="street-address"> 5662 South Cougar Lane </div> <span class="locality">Kearns</span>, <span class="region">Utah</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="40.647872">40° 38' 52.3392" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-112.008715">112° 0' 31.374" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="" target="_blank">Google Maps</a>, <a href=";csz=Kearns%2C+UT&amp;country=us" target="_blank">Yahoo! Maps</a>, <a href=";country=US&amp;address=5662+South+Cougar+Lane&amp;city=Kearns&amp;state=UT&amp;zipcode=" target="_blank">MapQuest</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 2012 2000s United States of America (USA) 2010s 400m ovals Earth ice hockey ice speed skating indoor Kearns UT Olympic Oval (Kearns Utah USA) running skating speed skating tourism Utah (UT) North America 40.647872 -112.008715 Thu, 03 May 2012 10:07:08 +0000 roadskater 1425 at Local Skater Jack Still Inline Skating on YouTube plus Flying, Photoing, Videoing and Evian Babies Roller Skating <p>I haven't seen our buddy Jack in awhile (hope to soon!) so I was thrilled to see him skating in a local park...on YouTube.&nbsp;He seems to have gotten a new camera/videocam lately and has been posting lots of demo shots of zooms and time lapses and effects to show us why we should be jealous of his hardware! Also he has some RC flying gear and some videos of flights.&nbsp;But my fave as one who has skated with him is just to see him skate in this tripod vid of some skating in a parking lot.</p><p><a href=""><iframe src="" frameborder="0" width="425" height="350"></iframe></a></p> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Burlington Springwood Park</span> <div class="street-address"> 1450 Springwood Church Road </div> <span class="locality">Burlington</span>, <span class="region">North Carolina</span> <span class="postal-code">27215</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <div class="tel"> <abbr class="type" title="voice">Phone:</abbr> <span class="value">(336) 449-3600</span> </div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="36.067517">36° 4' 3.0612" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-79.545755">79° 32' 44.718" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="" target="_blank">Google Maps</a>, <a href=";csz=Burlington%2C+NC&amp;country=us" target="_blank">Yahoo! Maps</a>, <a href=";country=US&amp;address=1450+Springwood+Church+Road&amp;city=Burlington&amp;state=NC&amp;zipcode=27215" target="_blank">MapQuest</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 2011 2000s United States of America (USA) North Carolina (NC) 2010s babies Burlington NC Burlington Springwood Park Earth Evian Evian Babies inline skating Jack outdoor parking lots parks skating North America 36.067517 -79.545755 Mon, 30 Apr 2012 03:30:23 +0000 roadskater 1417 at