Monday Aug. 21, 2006 Skate Bytes Cliff Conquers Cycling Theresa Cliff-Ryan, the winningest woman in inline history, is finding success in cycling. She won Sunday's USPRO criterium in Downers Grove, Ill. The 29-time world inline champion quit skating last year to train for a berth on the U.S. Olympic cycling team. •Go to VeloNews race report. •Go to more Skaters in the News.
Tuesday Aug. 22, 2006 Jessica's Hawk How narrow was Jessica Smith's marginof victory in Saint Paul? ... One wheel, maybe two, as you can see from the photo taken by Stephen Kenney (who finished 14th in the pro veterans division.) •Go to photo.
Skate Bytes 'Til I Collapse' Inline racing meets hip-hop in a new video by Antoinette Wood (daughter of Junior World Team coach Linda Wood). The results are thrills and lots of spills. Rated R for language. •Go to video.
Skate Bytes Retirees Roll On in Florida Thriving skate clubs don't just happen in big cities. The Villages, a retirement community in Florida, has a club that organizes three weekly group skates and excursions to area trails and rinks. Yet its population is only 8300. •Go to DailySun story. • Go to more Skaters in the News.
Thursday Aug. 24, 2006 Skate Bytes Rollerblade Founder to Skate Northshore Scott Olson organized one of the first inline marathons in history: the North Star Rollerblade Marathon, circa 1985. Recently, he has returned to skating. Last weekend, he raced in Saint Paul; next month, he's headed to Duluth. •Go to announcement.
Social Rolling in Sacto The thing that Bernie Scoville likes most about inline skating is rolling with a crowd. "It's a great way to meet people," the 68-year-old skate instructor told the Sacramento Bee. The Bee featured Sacto's Monday Night Skate as its "Adventure of the Week." •Go to Sac Bee story. •Go to Group Skate Mapper. •Go to Skaters in the News.
Matzger Faces Tough Field in New York Twincam's Eddy Matzger has his work cut out Saturday when he defends his title in the New York 100K. Among the 30 pro men will be Colombia's Luis Carlos Mejia, World Cup skater Mikael Lannezval and course record holder Philippe Boulard, leading a team of five Frenchmen. •Go to earlier story. •Go to more Racing News.