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Non-Tropical Low Pressure System "Invest 94L" Brings a Wet Couple of Days to the Carolinas

Well Hurricane Hanna didn't really do too much as I recall, other than dump some rain and cancel Saturday morning's festivities at T2T. From my perspective, the current unnamed storm (well it's called "Invest 94L" as far as I can tell, Invest being short for Investigate, apparently; more confusingly it seems there was an Invest 94L that became Hurricane Gustav, but this spinner may not even get a name). See, I don't really know what I'm talking about, but it's the weather so it's usually OK, and I can learn as I go, maybe...we'll see).

Location

Invest 94L location at one point Florence , South Carolina
United States
34° 11' 1.5252" N, 79° 46' 45.7212" W
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Where's Karl: Running the Appalachian Trail (AT) in 47 Days

Here is that website that I had talked to a few of you about this weekend. Crazy guy that is running the AT in 47 days.

http://www.whereskarl.com/

 

Craig

Locations

Springer Mountain Georgia
United States
34° 37' 36.12" N, 84° 11' 37.32" W
Mount Katahdin Maine
United States
45° 54' 15.84" N, 68° 55' 17.04" W
Clingmans Dome North Carolina
United States
35° 32' 60" N, 83° 30' 0" W
Roan High Knob Tennessee
United States
36° 6' 15.84" N, 82° 7' 21" W
Mount Rogers Virginia
United States
36° 39' 34.92" N, 81° 32' 40.92" W
Bear Mountain New York
United States
41° 18' 46.08" N, 74° 0' 24.12" W
Killington Peak Vermont
United States
43° 36' 16.92" N, 72° 49' 12.72" W
Mount Washington New Hampshire
United States
44° 16' 13.8" N, 71° 18' 12.24" W
Mount Greylock Massachusetts
United States
42° 38' 15.36" N, 73° 9' 58.32" W
The Pinnacle Pennsylvania
United States
40° 36' 45.72" N, 75° 54' 44.64" W
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Tour to Tanglewood Update Inline Skate Bike Ride Hurricane Hanna

Here's the latest word from the Tour to Tanglewood Bike Ride & Inline Skate. We're on, provisionally, for Saturday, and it is very likely there will at least be a Sunday ride & skate. Again, while I'm not a wxpert, I believe Saturday will be a go as well. But it's not up to me, thank goodness! Here's the word from Derrick Huff:

Location

United States
36° 4' 55.2684" N, 79° 58' 1.2576" W
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Town of Cary to Complete New Sections of American Tobacco Trail by June 2009

Here's a notice from Joe Godfrey, Senior Park Planner, Town of Cary (slightly edited by roadskater, with emphasis added):

I am pleased to inform you that the Town of Cary will be issuing Holmes Contracting, Inc. a Notice To Proceed with the construction of the Chatham County segment of the American Tobacco Trail. We anticipate beginning construction on September 8, 2008 and completing the project in June, 2009.

As you know the project consists of the construction of a 4.68-mile long multi-use trail with two typical sections as follows:

Locations

New Hope Church Road at American Tobacco Trail North Carolina
United States
35° 49' 0.912" N, 78° 55' 40.818" W
Pittard Seard Rd at American Tobacco Trail North Carolina
United States
35° 50' 7.206" N, 78° 55' 41.1564" W
O'Kelly Chapel Road at American Tobacco Trail North Carolina
United States
35° 50' 49.326" N, 78° 55' 32.754" W
Durham-Chatham County Line at American Tobacco Trail
United States
35° 52' 3.8424" N, 78° 55' 56.838" W
Chatham-Wake County Line at American Tobacco Trail
United States
35° 48' 4.1148" N, 78° 55' 35.7492" W
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Tour de Moore for Habitat for Humanity Bike Ride Welcomes Roadskater.net Inline Skaters

2008.09.01 8:30 am
2008.09.01 5:00 pm
US/Eastern
Wow this is some great news. The much-respected Tour de Moore has invited us to join them for the Sandhills Cycling Club's main event hits the road Labor Day. I sent an inquiry earlier this week to Rainbow Cycles and received this reply:
Yes we’d love to have road skaters at our event.  It looks like it will be a perfect day in the 80’s with some clouds.  You can register at active.com or print our registration form from our website sandhillscyclingclub.org.  How many skaters will you bring?
Craig Pryor
Tour Director

Location

Tour de Moore - Campbell House
482 East Connecticut Avenue
Southern Pines, North Carolina
United States
35° 10' 12.6264" N, 79° 23' 7.9188" W
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Carolina Tarwheels' Hillsborough BikeFest 2008 Inline Skate Bike Ride Report (13th Rural Heritage Tour)

I know it's been a while since I've done any trip reports, and I'm blaming my new job on that!  :-)  It's easy to make time to write when you hate your job and are looking for any excuse to procrastinate.  But I actually like my job now, and care about the product I'm working on.  So the extra hours I had during the day to write have pretty much evaporated.  But I'm sitting on a plane right now, so it's a good opportunity to do some writing.

Location

Orange County Courthouse
106 East Margaret Lane
Hillsborough, North Carolina
United States
36° 4' 28.2432" N, 79° 5' 57.084" W
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Photos, Speed and Thumbnail Maps: Paul's Cycling & Fitness Winston-Salem Tour to Tanglewood Training Bike Ride Inline Skate

Paul's Cycling & Fitness is hit or miss, I guess I'd say, over the years, when it comes to Tour to Tanglewood Training Rides. I have to say it has mostly been a good experience, but with some exceptions that make it hard to get out of bed and go there for the training ride. A few years back, the route was so disappointing we quit early and drove back to Greensboro Country Park to skate. Usually it has just been one or two signs that they don't see this as the same opportunity that some shops seem to.

Locations

Paul's Cycling & Fitness
United States
36° 4' 1.3476" N, 80° 15' 7.2216" W
Lake Tom-a-Lex Rest Stop
United States
35° 53' 20.4864" N, 80° 11' 29.3208" W
Old Thomasville Road, Old 109, Midway School Road
United States
35° 56' 28.14" N, 80° 8' 58.7076" W
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Paul's Bicycles Winston-Salem T2T Training Ride

Paul's Bicycles training ride began on a beautiful summer's day with temps in the low 80s and a moderately sized group starting the 25, 36, and 50 mile loops. There were 6 skaters, who in the end splintered into individuals or pairs. Each, guided by their partner or own internal drive. The course, in my opinion, was the most demanding in terms of road surfaces which at times were very rough with some great climbs thrown in for good measure. A solo downhill at 39.0 mph prompted a whoop as the thrill of the day.

Location

United States
36° 4' 1.5528" N, 80° 15' 7.1064" W
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Photos and Thumbnail Route Map: Paceline Bicycles Winston-Salem NC Tanglewood Training Ride Inline Skate

We had a great time at the Paceline Bicycles Winston-Salem Tour to Tanglewood training bike ride and inline skate. New skate friends came out and veterans of the tour we hadn't seen in awhile joined for a nice day of sun and sweat. Here are links to the photos and thumbnail route map for Google Earth:

Location

United States
36° 5' 5.4852" N, 80° 20' 56.2668" W
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