SkiBike Tour 2010-11 - Cross Training

Posted: Sunday, 16 January 2011 by Mark Kinnon in Labels: , , ,

The British Army utilised skibikes to train troops before introducing them to skiing, by then they had lost all fear of steep slopes. Conversely some time spent on your footskis or perhaps SnowBlades or other short skis could move your skibiking up to a new level of understanding. Once you have got used to speeding along tough runs on tiny footskis alone, when you get back to the bike, you will ride it like a demon due to the added stability and safety that it offers. I think it might even make it back up the wire that skibikers can be "real" skiers too, but prefer the sensation and are not too fat, old, disabled or plain lazy to to ski.

You might have to start wearing goggles to stop your eyes from watering though.