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.
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.