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Road Rash Chronicles- Tracks & Cycling

With the creation of facilities like the new Taz in Montreal, it can’t be that difficult. Not to mention, with the cross promotional opportunities of a track facility, there should really be no problem finding other organizations to jump on board.

If you build it, they will come.

Read more in Hmmm..

The main lesson I have learned in this journey is much the same as one I learned from skating. Cycling or skating alone is just not fun. Time drags on and the experience is not as enjoyable. Problem being, most of my friends outside the skating group have Canadian Tire specials. Which means their top speed is about 10kms. So I am finding it a chore to actually get out there and put in the distance rides. I have no idea what I am going to do when the snow starts falling. Don’t even want to think of that yet.

Read more in Cycling Update.

Results, Report, Pictures- Trofeo Del Siero- From MundoPatin

MundoPatin shared a report with results and pictures from the Trofeo del Siero.

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Results- Autrian Inline Cup- Zöbern

Austria’s marathon championships were held earlier today in Zöbern. The race was part of the Autrian Inline Cup. You can find results here. You can read more here; Austrian Inline Cup AIC 2009.

Herren
1. Heinz ZIMMERMANN (AUT) Rollerbladre ILA Speedodrom 1.09:09,01
2. Jakob ULREICH (AUT) Rollerbladre ILA Speedodrom 1.09:09,73
3. Matej KRUPKA (CZE) Rollerbladre ILA Speedodrom 1.09:10,15
4. Milan KRIZAN (SVK) Rollerbladre ILA Speedodrom 1.09:11,50
5. Johannes HAHNEKAMP (AUT) SC Lattella Powerslide 1.11:59,58

Damen
1. Eva WAGNER (AUT) 5Wheelers 1.24:54,52
2. Jessica WAGNER (AUT) 5Wheelers 1.24:55,58
3. Miriam HAGER (AUT) SC Lattella Powerslide 1.24:56,59
4. Susi EIGLER (AUT) X-Tech Vamonos Austria 1.25:04,86
5. Martina FEDL (AUT) Gradwohl Racing 1.25:05,47

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Video- Raymond ‘Satch’ Setchel’s Retirement Party

Check out the video featuring Star City SK8 & Family Fun Zone’s closure & Raymond Satch’s retirement. Read more here; Retirement/Reunion Party for Satch from Star City in Roanoke, Va

Star City SK8 & Family Fun Zone in Roanoke, Va has been sold and on Sunday July 26th @ 2pm, we are saying farewell to Satch. 1000’s of Roanokers have at one time or another been to Star City Skater Center and know Satch.

There are some old file footage over the years… There is one the springer twins shown and a few other skaters from the Blue Ridge Challenge…not sure which year.
Also, if you look at the 2:43 mark..you will see a picture of Bobby Kaiser from 1978 Nationals.

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Pictures- TBN Monthly Marathon- Hamilton Beach

Click here for pictures from this past weekend’s TBN Monthly Marathon held at Hamilton Beach in Burlington.

Here is a report- TISC Skaters Skate TBN’s Hamilton Beach Monthly Marathon.

TBN hosted six TISC members at the second Hamilton Beach monthly marathon of the 2009 season on Saturday July 18. While the skies looked threatening, it stayed dry. Jesse Pauley won his first-ever Hamilton marathon, finishing 45 seconds ahead of Morgan Williams.

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Video- Taipei Skater Interviews & Training- 為世運選手加油-競速滑輪

Check out this video featuring interviews and training footage of skaters from Taipei- 為世運選手加油-競速滑輪

Pictures- Italian Track Championships- Siena- From Asco Concorezzo

Check out Asco Concorezzo’s gallery for pictures from the recent Italian Track Championships held in Siena-

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