Where can I use rollerskis?
Paved asphalt bike paths and quiet country roads are your best bets. Here in Glens Falls, we're lucky enough to have a paved, 8 mile county bike trail to use (the grade is nice too, because it is a converted "Rails to Trails" path). Most rollerskis are made for pavement, although there are a couple of "off-road" models (Elpex & V2 Aero). The drawback to the off-road models is their higher center of gravity and weight. The advantage is that they open up cinder paths and hard-packed dirt roads to rollerskiing. High-cuff boots are highly recommended, especially with off-road rollerskis. Roads with high traffic should be avoided; sometimes its best to try and ski early in the morning, before anyone is out driving to work. Keep in mind, that with poles flailing, rollerskiers take up quite a bit of space - more than a runner or cyclist. When a car or bike approaches, keep your poles in, close to your body. Regarding HOW to use rollerskis, we suggest you read further on this at the excellent xcskiworld website, http://www.xcskiworld.com/training/rollerguide.htm