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For the week of:
September 24-30, 2006

Sept. 25, 2006
Skate Bytes
Ala. City to Build Greenway
Madison in North Alabama plans to start work on the Bradford Creek Greenway next summer. The first phase will include a 2.5-mile paved trail for walkers, cyclists and skaters. Work on a second phase is expected to start in two years.

Go to Huntsville Times story.
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Rattleskate Lives!
On the urging of skaters, the organizer has decided to go ahead with the Arizona Rattleskate Invitational. But she needs more racers to break even on the event.

Go to announcement.

Sept. 26, 2006
Going the Distance
Veterans share their last-minute tips for how to succeed at North America's celebrated ultra-marathon: the Athens to Atlanta Road Skate.
Go to the Planet story.

Sept. 27, 2006
Backward Man
The first person to "back-skate" the Northshore Inline Marathon talks about why he did it and what happened along the way.
Go to the Planet story.

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Sept. 28, 2006
Skate Bytes
New Gizmo: Half Skate, Half Skateboard
What's the next big thing? Probably not the Zlider. This new device consists of two small skateboards (one for each foot) mounted on two-wheel inline frames. Getting the Zlider to move appears to be a little difficult. But all the wiggling required might make for a good workout.
Go to Zlider video.

Inline Manga Wars
In the new Japanese anime Air Gear, Ikki's got a problem: thugs. Fortunately, he's also got a pair of Air Treck skates. Brother, can they fly! ... Look out, bad guys!
Go to YouTube video.

Sept. 29, 2006
Skate Tip of the Week
Get Your Legs Moving!
You may not have been born a sprinter, but you can still train yourself to go faster. Alex Bont explains how in this week's skate tip.
Go to Skate Tip.

Skate Bytes
One a2a, Coming Up
a2amugWith pre-registration closed, the number of skaters signed up for Sunday's Athens to Atlanta Road Skate has reached 369. Forty more are expected before the 7:30 a.m. start of the ultramarathon. Partly sunny skies are expected with a high of 82 degrees. Already arrived in Athens is Eddy Matzger, winner of the last four a2as.

Go to a2a race tips.
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