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For the week of:
February 25 - March 3, 2007

Feb. 27, 2007
Event News
East Coast Series Rolls into Third Year
The Eastern Seaboard Series drew 148 skaters (on average) to each of its five events last year and hopes to keep growing in 2007. Part of its appeal is its venue: a 1-mile closed loop at Trexlertown's Rodale Fitness Park.
Go to web site.
Go to 2007 Event Calendar.

Feb. 28, 2007
GPS That Rocks and Rolls
The Adeo Fitness Trainer is described as the first GPS that talks to you. ... We found it to be the best one so far for skaters.

Go to Planet review.

Skaters in the News
Vicci King Enters Hall of Fame
USA Roller Sports has inducted Bont North America's Vicci King into its Athletes Hall of Fame. King of Pullayup, WA, won five gold medals — at distances ranging from 300 to 5000 meters — at World Championships in the mid-1990s. She won a gold and silver medal at the 1995 Pan American Games.
Go to Skaters in the News.
Read her recent Skate Tip.

March 1, 2007
A Solar-powered, Skating Bush-bot
Stanford professor Bob Schneevis built his rollerblading robot to study the mechanics of walking. And for fun, he gave it the likeness of the current occupant of the White House.
Go to Video.

'Learn to Back Skate' Rap
Jenny Jen raps you through the basics of backward skating in this video version of one of her learn-to-skate songs.
Go to video.
Go to Planet Video.

March 2, 2007
Skate Tip of the Week
8 Rules for Trail Skating
Maniacal cyclists, free-range children, "friendly" dogs — they're enough to strike fear in any trail skater! Fortunately, we've got veteran skater Greg Major to lead us to safety.
Go to Skate Tip.




Copyright 2007 by Robert Burnson

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