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10th Carolina Century Bike Ride 'n' Roll Greensboro NC October 21 2017

2017.10.21 7:30 am
2017.10.21 6:30 pm
America/New York

10th CAROLINA CENTURY Ride'n'Roll 21 to 102 Miles

* Voted BEST TRIAD CENTURY Ride by Endurance Magazine readers 5 years in a row.
* FREE: CAROLINA CENTURY HAT included for the first 300 registrants (pick up event day only).
* 102/90/82/72/64/51/40/31/21-Mile routes.
* 10 Hour+ Support for Your Epic Ride for 730am start.
* We roll RAIN OR SHINE.
* 7:30a 10mph+ and 9:00a 12mph+ starts and more.
* Bike Ride'n'Roll to Benefit People with MS and to Fight Hunger where we ride.
* Hot Chili and Grilled Cheese Sandwich Post-Ride Meal

See http://RSNCC.com or http://CarolinaCentury.com which lead you to http:/bl2u.com/events/carolina-century/ for the latest details.

Location

Gospel Baptist Church
5945 N Church Street
Greensboro, North Carolina 27455
United States
36° 13' 28.9308" N, 79° 47' 28.014" W
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37th Athens to Atlanta Road Skate (A2A.net) in Georgia, USA Oct 14, 2018

2018.10.14 7:00 am
America/New York

From their website, a2a.net, which has lots of information under "TELL ME MORE":

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.

 

Roadskater.net inline skaters have skated A2A as many as 20 times. Familiar names can be found on the A2A Duraskaters (Distance) records page.

Location

Classic Center A2A Start Area
300 N Thomas St
Athens, Georgia 30601
United States
33° 57' 37.674" N, 83° 22' 22.8936" W
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11th Carolina Century Bike Ride 'n' Roll Greensboro NC October 20 2018

2018.10.20 7:30 am
2018.10.20 6:30 pm
America/New York

11th CAROLINA CENTURY Ride'n'Roll 21 to 102 Miles

* Voted BEST TRIAD CENTURY Ride by Endurance Magazine readers 5 years in a row.
* 102/90/82/72/64/51/40/31/21-Mile routes.
* 10 Hour+ Support for Your Epic Ride for 730am start.
* We roll RAIN OR SHINE.
* 7:30a 10mph+ and 9:00a 12mph+ starts and more.
* Bike Ride'n'Roll to Benefit People with MS and to Fight Hunger where we ride.
* Hot Chili and Grilled Cheese Sandwich Post-Ride Meal

See http://RSNCC.com or http://CarolinaCentury.com which lead you to http:/bl2u.com/events/carolina-century/ for the latest details.

Location

Gospel Baptist Church
5945 N Church Street
Greensboro, North Carolina 27455
United States
36° 13' 28.9308" N, 79° 47' 28.014" W
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Interesting Article on Tramadol in Cycling and Other Sports (WSJ)

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.

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.

I wonder what percentage of drivers on the road are actively under the influence of an opiod, alcohol, or other performance disenhancer.

I usually don't like reading the comments section, but even early on there are some funny responses.

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2017 36th Athens to Atlanta Road Skate (A2A.net) in Georgia USA

2017.10.08 7:30 am
America/New York

From their website, a2a.net, which has lots of information under "TELL ME MORE":

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.

 

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.

Location

Classic Center A2A Start Area
300 N Thomas St
Athens, Georgia 30601
United States
33° 57' 37.674" N, 83° 22' 22.8936" W
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2016 9th Carolina Century Bike Ride 'n' Roll Greensboro NC October 22 2016

2016.10.22 7:30 am
2016.10.22 6:30 pm
America/New York

2016 9TH ANNUAL CAROLINA CENTURY BIKE RIDE'N'ROLL 21-102 MILES
  * Saturday October 22 2016
  * Gospel Baptist Church, 5945 N Church Street, Greensboro NC 27455
  * 102/90/82/72/64/51/40/31/21 Miles
  * 7:30a 10mph+ and 9:00a 12mph+ starts and more.
  * Voted Best Triad Century Ride by Endurance Magazine readers in 2012, 2013, 2014 & 2015.
  * Full & Half Imperial & Metric Centuries plus Supported Bail-Out Routes.
  * 10 Hour+ Support for Your Epic Ride.
  * Preregister on CarolinaCentury.com website.
  * http://BL2U.com/events/carolina-century/
  * Bike Ride'n'Roll to Benefit People with MS and to Fight Hunger Where We Ride
  * Modular Course: Nested loops (21, 31, 51) attached to 51 miles of daisy-chained lassos (64, 72, 82, 102).
  * Clockwise courses emphasize right turns; suburban first while fresh, more rural as courses finish.

Location

Gospel Baptist Church
5945 N Church Street
Greensboro, North Carolina 27455
United States
36° 13' 28.9308" N, 79° 47' 28.014" W
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Marathon swag bags; soap/energy bar mixup; guess the rest

It's been reblogged many times but I just saw this:

Free soap leaves bad taste for Chinese athletes
By News from Elsewhere... ...as found by BBC Monitoring
25 March 2016

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Wooden Bike Brings Together Several Interests and Skills from Guitar Building to Cycling to Marketing

This is a good article about an interesting object: a wooden bicycle which incorporates other materials...notably kevlar. It also shows how varied interests and passions can eventually combine into a new life's work or maybe even career, if all goes well. Rather than repeat it all, here's a link.... 

Wooden wheels - Boulder Weekly -

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International Skating Union (ISU) Long Track and Short Track Speed Skating Live on the Web

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. 

http://livemanager.eurovision.edgesuite.net/isu/site/index.html

The specific link for the long track event on now is...

http://livemanager.eurovision.edgesuite.net/isu/site/index.html?video_id=9693

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. 

Location

Nagano
Japan
36° 38' 54.78" N, 138° 11' 39.2748" E
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Useful Explanation of Multiple Sclerosis and How High Vitamin D Levels Can Reduce Chance of Getting MS

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.

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. 

Location

Umeå University Umeå, Västerbotten
Sweden
63° 49' 33.0492" N, 20° 15' 46.926" E
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