This morning I debuted a pair or Rollerblade Macroblade 90’s on the Schuylkill River Trail between Pawlings Road and Rt 202 in Norristown, PA. It was a leisurely 13+ mile skate as I tested out my new skates only occasionally pushing the pace when I needed to pass some bikes. The skates are relatively comfortable, even while breaking them in. I ended up getting only small blisters on both feet (on my big toe nonetheless). The skates provided an extremely smooth and silent ride with great excellent power transfer in each stroke and great stability through each stride.
As is usually the chase on the Schuylkill River Trail there was a headwind heading toward Norristown and then a really strong headwind along Rt 422 heading back toward Pawlings road. Only rarely do I end up with the headwind behind me pushing me along.
I was easily able to maintain a high tempo with the SG9 bearings and 90mm wheels so I pushed the distance bit to provide a good workout.
I’m happy to report that I’m down 24 lbs. in my battle of the bulge after about 7 weeks of eating smarter and working out.