It maybe November, but there is no real snow in sight. So over the weekend when the temperatures soared into the mid 50’s I decided it was time to get some skiing in. I had been biking the other day in the nice weather, but for a change of pace I thought I would try my hand at roller skiing. Now while I have done a lot of skiing in my time, I’m a real novice at roller skiing. In fact I have only tried it a couple of times around the driveway. A friend of mine found these roller skis at a garage sale last fall and picked them up for me.
Most “modern” roller skis are for the skate technique, but these are classic roller skis. (Perhaps in more way than one!) My mission for the first time out was to not fall, and I can say mission accomplished, and I was able to ski around the park for over a half hour. They work in the classic stride technique since the back wheels will only roll forward and not back. So when you kick it is like have the best kick wax known to man. Other than being a bit heavy and a little noisy it was not a bad ski experience. So I guess until the white stuff hits the ground, I’ll be back out on my 8 dollar specials!