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    Cycling as crosstraining

    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.

    Thank you.
    Holly

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    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.

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    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.

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    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!

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    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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