recreation en 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 Periodization and the Preseason - or: I Thought I Could Do Those Inline Skating Drills <p>So here we are in the Preseason, per <a href="" target="_blank">Rob Bell's Periodization article</a> I referred to for the <a href="" target="_blank">Offseason</a>. This should be a six week block of low-intensity technique work (drills), and cross-training (if you like that sort of thing).&nbsp;</p><p>Just as I feared, the Offseason threw me out of my routine and into a <a href="" target="_blank">funk-and-a-half.</a>&nbsp;So it's taking me some time to get into the Preseason groove. Although there is something alluring about having nothing to do for half an hour except focus on rolling on one skate around half the football field (paved track).&nbsp;</p><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 2011 2000s greenways health 2010s exercise fitness free fun greenway inline inline skates inline skating outdoor outdoor inline speed rail trail recreation skate frames skating skating equipment speed skating training Sun, 27 Nov 2011 00:55:26 +0000 eebee 1407 at Portage Park 'n' Roll Inline Skating Speed, Artistic, Derby Roller Girls, DJ Quad Skate Jam and Cookie Festival with Music, Races, Bake-Off, Fun to Benefit Bike & Hike Trails <div class="event-nodeapi"> <div class="event-start dtstart" title="2011-09-24T13:00:00Z"><label>Start: </label> 2011.09.24 8:00 am </div> </div> <div class="event-nodeapi"> <div class="event-end dtend" title="2011-09-24T19:00:00Z"><label>End: </label> 2011.09.24 2:00 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="2011-09-24T13:00:00Z"><label>Start: </label> 2011.09.24 8:00 am </div> </div> <div class="event-nodeapi"> <div class="event-end dtend" title="2011-09-24T19:00:00Z"><label>End: </label> 2011.09.24 2:00 pm </div> </div> <div class="event-nodeapi"> <div class="event-tz"><label>Timezone: </label>America/New York </div> </div> SKATING AND COOKIE FESTIVAL<BR /> DATE: September 24, 2011<BR /> REGISTRATION FOR SKATE: 8:00<BR /> SKATE TIME: 9:00<BR /> REGISTRATION FOR COOKIE BAKE OFF: 9:05<BR /> COOKIE BAKE-OFF JUDGING AT APPROX 10:00<BR /> LOCATION: Dix Stadium (KSU), Summit Street in Kent, Ohio (Portage County)<BR /> SKATE CHALLENGE REGISTRATION FEE: $35, COOKIE BAKE-OFF: FREE AND OPEN TO PUBLIC<BR /> <BR /> ****FREE GIFTS TO THE FIRST 50 SKATERS REGISTERED!!!****<BR /> Our athletes are protected by FinishSafeTM <BR /> <BR /> SEE <a href="http://WWW.PORTAGESKATES.INFO" title="WWW.PORTAGESKATES.INFO">WWW.PORTAGESKATES.INFO</a> FOR FULL DETAILS <BR /> <BR /> This is your chance to own the campus! The skate will take advantage of the newest leg of the bike and hike trail as well as the new esplanade through Kent State University's campus. Show the community that skating is alive and kicking in Portage County! DESCRIPTION: A MORNING FULL OF SKATING, COOKIES, MUSIC AND FUN! A FREE FAMILY-FRIENDLY EVENT! The Portage Bike and Hike trail has opened up its arms to skaters around the county! <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Dix Stadium, Kent State University</span> <div class="street-address"> Summit Street <span class="additional"> Kent, Ohio </span> </div> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="40.003710">40° 0' 13.356" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-83.000906">83° 0' 3.2616" 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=Summit+Street&amp;city=&amp;state=&amp;zipcode=" target="_blank">MapQuest</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Skate Festivals 2011 bike races festival fitness free events fun hills inline Kent OH Kent State University OH Ohio (OH) outdoor quad recreation skate festivals skate races 40.003710 -83.000906 Fri, 12 Aug 2011 18:46:07 +0000 sommemi 1364 at Basic Recreational (Rec) and Fitness Inline Skate Brands (Rollerblades) <div>Melanie recently asked on InlineNC yahoogroup. I think:</div><ul><li><strong>K2</strong> inline skates (rollerblades) are a great option, </li><li>probably bigger wheels (90 or 100) for smoother roll over rough stuff, and/or </li><li>a longer frame for point to point roadskating, or</li><li>for tricks of course, shorter frame length makes arcs and spins easier. </li><li><strong>Salomon</strong> makes great inline skates and has seemed to support them well, but there were some frames a few years back with problems and I think the company has been sold so it may be wait and see time. </li><li><strong>Rollerblade </strong>is making some interesting inline skates but I note they still liked heavy kits when last I looked. The Problade boot looks pretty good if you get the kit with the box frame that&#39;s <strong>Mogema</strong>-ish rather than the earlier, thinner model we&#39;ve seen bashed. </li></ul><p>Those are my quick thoughts on that. i&#39;ll post this to rsn2 also.</p><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Q&A fitness fitness skates inline skates inline skating outdoor recreation skate q&a ( skating equipment Thu, 17 May 2007 21:22:49 +0000 roadskater 470 at Boring Cardio?! ADD, Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS) We Like to Move it, Move it! <p><span style="font-size: 8pt"><font face="Times New Roman"><span> </span>I&#39;ve been knocking these rather trivial, large-scale thoughts around my head for some years now and wanted to write something about them. Last night, whilst watching 20/20, was the final straw! This post might complement KJG&#39;s questions in <em><a href="/index.php?q=monotony-of-training-and-the-things-that-get-you-out-there" target="_blank"><span style="color: windowtext; text-decoration: none; text-underline: none">Monotony of Training.</span></a></em></font></span></p><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 2007 environs health activities alpine downhill backcountry xc skiing basic exercise books brain canoeing classic xc skiing criterium racing cycling dancing fitness freestyle skiing frozen canal frozen lake frozen stream grass and dirt greenway heart hiking ice skating ice speedskating indoor kayaking long track ice lungs mogul skiing mountain biking nordic skiing open road outdoor inline speed racing rafting recreation recumbent cycling Rideau Canal roadcycling rolling hills rowing running sand beach sculling skate skiing free xc skating skiing soccer switchbacks tandem cycling telemark downhill xc Tour de France (tdf) Tour de Georgia Tour du Pont touring track bicycle racing training triathlon tubing unicycling Vuelta Ciclista a España walking writing xc cross-country skiing Sat, 14 Apr 2007 18:52:51 +0000 eebee 452 at Corpus Christi Grind Fine Smells at First Whiff <p>Oh I wish this were about fine grind espresso wafting through the air, but no. Of first blush it seems hopeful, even. I wonder. The City Council of Corpus Christi, TX has authorized the Police to write tickets up to $500 for skaters grinding city property. That&#39;s cool because it&#39;s about grinding not rolling, as Police Chief Bryan Smith explains...</p><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 2007 United States of America (USA) aggressive Corpus Christi TX inline skating recreation street ramps Texas (TX) training Sat, 27 Jan 2007 14:48:16 +0000 roadskater 391 at Free(*) Skating Workshop in Raleigh, NC -- March 24, 2007 <p>I&#39;ve been cooking this up for a little while now and want to make the announcement even though the website isn&#39;t quite polished yet....</p><p>I will be teaching a skating workshop in Raleigh, NC the weekend of March 24, 2007.  This workshop is targetting beginner speedskaters and recreational/fitness skaters.  The workshop is part of my fundraising for Tour to Tanglewood, which benefits Multiple Sclerosis Society.</p><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 2007 fitness greenway inline skating multiple sclerosis (MS) open road outdoor inline speed racing Raleigh NC recreation skating technique Tour to Tanglewood (t2t ttt) touring training Mon, 15 Jan 2007 06:14:15 +0000 skatey-mark 377 at NYPD's proposed rules for group skates / bike rides <p><font size="3">This means us!! <br /><br /></font><font size="3">I have changed the terminology from biking to skating in the press-release from Transportation Alternatives to underscore the impact of the proposed new rules on our community. Theoretically, every point applies to skaters, even the requirement to carry a bell. <br /><br />The NYPD already has the rules needed to keep order in the streets. They have traffic laws, prohibitions against disorderly conduct, and a host of other rules. In short, there is no need for the police to create new rules to suppress non-vehicular transportation. <br /><br />Speaker Christine Quinn is supporting the new rules. Make sure she knows that you don&#39;t by using the links provided. Alan has given you her answer to the initial notice, when you get that first answer, send another note of concerned opposition. Write also to your council-member.<br /><br />See you on the streets!<br />Jared. <br /><br /></font></p><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> New York City NY outdoor recreation roadcycling skating Tue, 21 Nov 2006 14:54:42 +0000 jswifti 330 at Eddy Matzger Roadshow Inline Speed Workshop Greensboro NC April 6-8 2007 <div class="event-nodeapi"> <div class="event-start dtstart" title="2007-04-06T22:00:00Z"><label>Start: </label> 2007.04.06 6:00 pm </div> </div> <div class="event-nodeapi"> <div class="event-end dtend" title="2007-04-08T22:00:00Z"><label>End: </label> 2007.04.08 6:00 pm </div> </div> <div class="event-nodeapi"> <div class="event-tz"><label>Timezone: </label>Etc/GMT-4 </div> </div> <div class="event-nodeapi"> <div class="event-start dtstart" title="2007-04-06T22:00:00Z"><label>Start: </label> 2007.04.06 6:00 pm </div> </div> <div class="event-nodeapi"> <div class="event-end dtend" title="2007-04-08T22:00:00Z"><label>End: </label> 2007.04.08 6:00 pm </div> </div> <div class="event-nodeapi"> <div class="event-tz"><label>Timezone: </label>Etc/GMT-4 </div> </div> We&#39;ll be having a Greensboro Eddy Matzger Roadshow Inline Speed Workshop this Easter weekend, April 6-8. I hope that you&#39;ll come and have some bunny weekend fun with us while getting a serious workout with some great dryland and skateland drills.<p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 2007 United States of America (USA) North Carolina (NC) fitness flat track Greensboro NC inline skating InlineNC outdoor outdoor inline speed racing recreation skate q&a ( skating technique training North America Mon, 06 Nov 2006 21:14:52 +0000 roadskater 327 at You'll be a LIMBO star... how low can you go? <p>Did anyone see the article about the little Indian girl (Gwalior, India) who skated under 40 cars with only 8 or so inches of clearance? I kept trying to find a place where the video was clearer, but it always shows up looking neon green like a negative image or something. Either way, that girl would be a total LIMBO CHAMPION!!! My son and I always do the limbo when we go skating... I used to win it every time... *sigh* not now. </p><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 2006 India/Bharat (IND) quad roller skating recreation skating television Wed, 18 Oct 2006 17:35:15 +0000 sommemi 314 at Philly Freedom Skate 2006 Photos Philadelphia PA <p>I have just published 785 edited photos from the Philly Freedom Skate, June 16-18 to this address:</p><p><a href="/photos/phl2006"></a></p><p>If you have any comments, please use &quot;add new comment&quot; below to place them here. I hope you enjoy the photos. Once again, there are lots of tourist shots because I&#39;m a tourist, and I hope you like the shots of buildings, art objects and, of course, people!</p><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Philly Freedom Skate 2006 United States of America (USA) fitness inline skating open road outdoor Pennsylvania (PA) Philadelphia PA quad roller skating recreation rolling hills touring training Mon, 16 Oct 2006 07:04:26 +0000 roadskater 309 at Tour to Tanglewood Team Prologue Fri Sep 8 2006 <div>Hi... </div><div>Just a quick note about the prologue we have for team members to meet each other on Fri, Sep 8, 2006 at 5 pm. </div><div>This is optional but really great if you can do it so you can meet the team, hear our special tour route updates, make sure you understand everything for the weekend, etc. </div><div>OK I need quick numbers on 1 thing: </div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tour To Tanglewood .com 2006 cycling Greensboro NC greenway inline skating open road recreation Tour to Tanglewood (t2t ttt) Sun, 03 Sep 2006 19:40:15 +0000 roadskater 236 at Tribble Mill Park, Grayson, GA <p>Any skaters who find themselves amongst the lonely mansions and shiny metal boxes of Gwinnett County, GA, might want to check out Tribble Mill Park as a little piece of heaven plus hills. </p><p>&#160;</p><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> basic exercise cycling fitness GMaps Grayson GA greenway indoor inline speed inline skating mountain biking open road outdoor racing recreation rolling hills skating switchbacks walking Fri, 25 Aug 2006 03:36:57 +0000 eebee 218 at Foolhardy Skaters Finish Four Miles of Sixty-Two at Dusk on Silver Comet Trail <p>Elizabeth and I missed the chance to travel to Winston-Salem for the T2T training ride last weekend, but we did a couple of fun things instead. </p><p>On Saturday we went out to Tribble Mill Park, near a great intersection non-town named New Hope (as the GPS map and church names nearby confirm) which we had been to before, but some time ago. It is now a nice place to skate if you don&#39;t mind some twisty hills on multiuse pathway! We made our way fine going counterclockwise, but think we&#39;ll try clockwise next time to see if it might be better due to the route and elevations. If you&#39;re willing to brake or scrub wheels, it&#39;s an awesome 3.2 miles, in fact. There is some roadway there that might be interesting too, particularly a way hilly loop, but we&#39;d need to look at it again to see if it&#39;s safe enough to try. I&#39;m sure we&#39;ll have more on this later. </p><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Atlanta GA fitness Georgia (GA) global positioning systems (gps) heart rate monitors (hrm) inline skating outdoor rail trail recreation Silver Comet Trail (GA) Wed, 23 Aug 2006 09:38:13 +0000 roadskater 213 at Absolutely: Railtrails Equal Ecotourism and Economic Revitalization <p>Absolutely. The Anniston Star gets it right in their opinion that shows their excitement about the &quot;bridge in the middle of nowhere&quot; and the paving of the last sections between Anniston AL and Smyrna GA hopefully in 2007. We&#39;ve been there and we&#39;ve seen the growth in ways we love and hate, but have to look upon with awe. </p><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Alabama (AL) Atlanta GA Chief Ladiga Trail (AL) cycling fitness Georgia (GA) inline skating outdoor recreation recumbent cycling roadcycling Silver Comet Trail (GA) skating tandem cycling training Wed, 23 Aug 2006 06:53:06 +0000 roadskater 212 at