Saturday was the first rollerski of the season at Littleton. It was too soon. It felt like we had just gotten off the road a few weeks ago. Some people like rollerskiing. Not me so much. The novelty has worn off. I think I’d much rather be on a bike dodging the rutted pavement, potholes and crazy drivers. I will admit however that the drivers seems to give you more forgiveness on rollerski than on a bike.
I’m trying an experiment. I replaced the worn out wheels on my V2 rollerskis with the slightly less worn ones from my Marwe’s. This way I get the benefit of speed reducers with the superior Marwe wheels. The only hiccup seems to be that these wheels run much slower than the V2’s. So slow in fact I don’t think I need the speed reducers. I had a hard time keeping up with the fast group on Saturday. Maybe it was the skis. Or maybe it’s just me.