CASkating.com is back!
By Liz Miller
Remember my rant last August, “Why Did You Spam Me?” Well, I’m happy to report that CASkating.com is finally back online so people can once again search for the easiest or most beautiful or longest trails in California. Webmaster Dan Kibler switched to a better web service and rebuilt our database of over 300 skate tours. Take a peek and see what you think.
In celebration of our re-launch, Dan has chosen to feature the Iron Horse Trail on the home page. (It doesn’t hurt that we skate there often enough to give constant updates.) With springtime blossoms and still-green grasses lining the converted railroad corridor, April and May are the perfect months to skate here. Recent improvements include landscaped staging areas with water fountains and benches at several intersections and painted mileage markers. My only complaint is that highly textured ramps added to a couple of intersections in the southern section are very skater unfriendly.
Until Dan has a moment to build a spam-proof Contact Us tool, feel free to use the Get Rolling AskLiz page to send him your compliments and comments.
Other April 2009 Stories
Calculators to Personalize Your Fitness Plan – Get accurate numbers to guide your health, and fitness goals.
Camp Rollerblade News - Join me in Hilton Head in May or in Sonoma in June, then try the Florida tour with me in December.
The Godfather’s Love Story – It was 30 years ago this year that David Miles discovered SF skating and future wife Rose.
Social Networking for Skaters - Which one should you join? How annoying is Facebook?
Growing Inline Figure Skating in the US – Sharing programs between ice and inline help expand opportunities for growth.
Bunga™ Pad Protection – Try these new gel pads for bum, bruise and blister protection.
Skate Schools Unite! - Come back soon to read my report of the annual USSG Conference.