Cross Skating (10)
Bournemouth to Sandbanks
The promenade to Sandbanks from Bournemouth is much smoother than towards Hengistbury and would be ok on normal rollerskates with just 3 rough sections - one between Alum Chine and Branksome and anoth
X Skate - On Hengistbury Head
Cross skate down the promenade from Bournemouth to Hengistbury head. I didn't ski all the way to the head on the track due to lack of time and it was getting hot by 8am, next time.
Small Lunch Tour
I didn't have too long so cut things a bit short compared to normal. Not too hot, which is a change. Stopped to chat to a guy who was interested in cross skates.
xSkating in the woods
I wanted to skate home from work. Around 15km along the tow path which seemed to be the only valid route and then only possible with cross skates as 6km is on gravel tracks.
Cross Skate Bois Francais
A cross skate tour around the Bois Francais trails with the CS38 group. Quite a few small ups and downs to tackle; some easy, some more challenging without brakes and small wheels.
Tour of the Crolles - Brignoud Dykes
Took the towpath south from Brignoud bridge (currently shut to vehicles) as far as the Batie bridge. The path is good on cross skates, much better than the continuation to the north.
Crolles north towpath on cross skate
I tried the north towpath from Brignoud road bridge to see if it was ok on cross skating.
Crolles farm tracks and trails on X-skating
A tour of some of the farm trails just in and North of Crolles to see what is skiable. Not much to be honest, they are a bit potholed apart from the Ch. des Papillons.
I decided to do the whole tour today. After the lac du Taillet the trail improves back to compact gravel. It is about 6.
Digue de la Taillat; Gresivaudan, France
Second test on cross skis. This is an extension of the cycle path towards Grenoble but unsurfaced. It is not too bad to start with but the gravel gets a bit rough on the south side of the lake.
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