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Let’s talk speed skates

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I’ve been skating for cross training for about 20 years.

just like cycling I have my collection of old skates. As skating has changed through the years, just picked up some Simmons boots with Simmons frames. Probably the newest change over the last couple of years is wheel diameter. When I started 80mm was common and 84mm was pushing the limits with five wheel frames. Now, as with these frames, 125 mm is the “new” norm.

workout is pretty extreme. Love coming up to cyclists, drafting behind and then passing them. They never expect that. Speeds range from 15-25mph(sometimes faster)

 

anybody else skate?

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7 hours ago, Destructo said:

Yeah...that looks like way too much work :lol2: 

its not easy

comparing to cycling, you have to have good technique or you will not go fast

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3 hours ago, topcabron said:

its not easy

comparing to cycling, you have to have good technique or you will not go fast

Hard pass :lol2: 

But good on you for doing it. I'm always impressed with people who can do those kinds of feats (at a high level).

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7 hours ago, Destructo said:

Hard pass :lol2: 

But good on you for doing it. I'm always impressed with people who can do those kinds of feats (at a high level).

Yeah, you have to work at it and it’s all quads and strong ankles.

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