Under starter's orders...







Last Wednesday I got in some impromptu spin training at the Rollapaluza Winter League in Reliance Square, Shoreditch. 

Jas was along to take photos for the London Paper, and I ended up racing against Kevin, the LP journalist. We did 1000 metre heats, and I posted a time of 50 secs or thereabouts, comfortably toasting Kevin. As a workout it was surprisingly savage. After about 30 secs it feels as if every muscle in your legs is filling up with burning acid. It took me 3 days to stretch out the stiffness.

I’d like to try it again, because apparently it’s as least as much about technique as leg speed and power. Furthermore I had the bonk walking into the venue – a beer and a packet of crisps was all I had to get back on track. 

Check out the Rollapaluza Flickr photostream or for more Roller madness browse this set from Rapha.

One Response to “Rollapaluza”

  1. davej March 25th, 2009 at 4:29 pm

    Off topic, but I think you live in the same block as me 🙂 Love the blog though.

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