Western Canada - Cycling as crosstraining
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Hello, I am new here. I just signed up a few days ago and am looking to use cycling as a crosstraining tool. I am a newbie inline speedskater and am looking to get better skating results with the use of cycling. I did mention that in an introduction thread, but only received one reply. I also searched inline skating here and it turned up a very small handful of people that skate and use cycling to crosstrain. I did contact them and I was referred by two of them to a predominantly skating forum. I will look at that but I am interested in feedback on cycling more than on skating as someone told me that cycling was a good tool for crosstraining. I haven't purchased a roadbike yet but did get good advice on the how to's and plan to visit some bike shops to see what is available and what bikes would suit my needs.
I don't have any specific questions but am just looking for some opinions on what benefits I can get from cycling that would help me.
02-05-09, 11:13 AM
Crosstraining is never a bad idea. I'm not sure what specific benefits you'd get from cycling that you don't get from your skating.
As for the lack of posts - lots of people here cycle as their primary passion, so a lack of skating knowledge is to be expected.
Welcome & good luck!! Also - the more specific the question you ask, the more likely you are to get replies. Also try posting in either the Road Forum or Training & nutrition.
Thanks for the advice. I know the primary passion here is cycling and so most won't know anything about inline skating. That's fine with me. I will spend time looking at as many threads as I think may be applicable and hope I can glean some knowledge from them. Once I familiarize myself better I'll have questions.
02-06-09, 08:51 AM
I've always thought the two kinda went together as they seem to use similar muscles in different ways (of course i'm no doctor or sports trainer). Good luck with that!
Thanks. I'm working my way through some of the threads so I am bound to pick up on good information.
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