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For the week of:
October 8 -14, 2006

Oct. 9, 2006
Planet Debut!
Freestyle in the USA: It's Growing
In the debut of her Planet column, UK freestyle champ Naomi Grigg talks about what she discovered during her recent misadventures in the New World.
Go to Naomi's Column.

Skate Bytes
Rollerblade Founder - 27 Years Later
One of Scott Olson's newest inventions is the Skybike — half bike, half roller-coaster. It's one of many things that keeps the inventor busy these days, as Darlene Prois reveals in her profile.
Go to Star Trib story.
Go to Skaters in the News.

Oct. 10, 2006
Skate Bytes
Skaters Added to SoCal Bike Criterium
Organizers have added a 60-minute skate race to the daylong Ride It Like You Stole It cycling event in January.

Go to more info.

Skaters Dropped From Redondo 10K
But organizers of the Southern California event say they would be happy to restore the skate race ... for $5000. (Don't hold your breath.)
Go to more info.

Cold Weather Strategies
What to do when short days and cold temps eat into your skate time.

Roasting the Forum
Chucky performs a digital roast of the denizens of the Planet Forum (which celebrates its second anniversary this week.)

Oct. 11, 2006
Free Lesson Program to Try One-Day Format
Sponsors hope Free Skate Lesson Day (May 12, 2007)
will attract more attention from the media and more support from inline instructors.
Go to Planet story.

Skate Bytes
Pave the MKT!
The MKT is an 8.9-mile rail-trail in Columbia, Mo. Only problem: It's not paved. But that may change. City planner Ted Curtis is pushing a plan to pave the trail, despite some resistance from runners.
Go to Missourian story.
Get involved: Send an email to City Hall.

Inline Academy Awards?
Hollywood has the Oscars; television, the Emmys; music, the Grammys. Even the Internet has its own awards: the Webbys. So isn't it time skaters had awards of their own. ... We think so. Maybe we could call them the Eddys.
What do you think? ... Sound off in the Forum.

Oct. 12, 2006
Skate Bytes
Hedrick: Taking a Swing at the Good Life
We know what Chad hasn't been doing since the Olympics: inline racing. The former inline champ didn't lace up for a single race this season. ... So what has he been doing? For one thing, golfing. He's no Tiger Woods, but he did shoot a hole-in-one.

Go to Chron story.
Go to Skaters in the News.

Paved Trails Planned for Pittsburgh Park
As part of a $25 million renovation, paved trails for cycling and inline skating will be added to Point State Park. The 36-acre park in downtown Pittsburgh overlooks the confluence of the Ohio, Allegheny and Monongahela rivers
Go to more info

Oct. 13, 2006
Skate Bytes
Learning to Sprint
Just because you weren't born a sprinter doesn't mean you can't become one. Former World Team coach Gypsy Tidwell outlines sprint training in this week's skate tip.
Go to Skate Tip of the Week.

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