08-19-1979 (cutline): Ted Coombs of Los Angeles rolled through Richmond yesterday in route to what he hopes to be a 7,000 mile roller skating round trip across the country and an entry into the Guinness Book of World Records. He left Los Angeles May 31 and arrive in New York Aug. 9 to complete the first half of the trip. He has skated 3,980 miles so far, he says, adding the record is 4,900 miles. He skates about 50 to 60 miles in 10 and 12 hours a day. He is a 25-year-old self-employed consultant in laser engineering.