Forced to get out on the roller ski for 2 hours of punishment. Looking forward to getting to hit the snow. If you have never ski skated, imagine having your heart in your throat all the time. I never feel more fit than at the end of the ski season. Get off your bike and cross train. XC skiers have the highest max vo2 of any athletes. So get off the bike and get on the skis. If your here in the Madison WI area make sure you check out the Madnorski club. A great xc ski club that has social and racing events. They have 300 plus members and are involved with everything XC. Check them out at madnorski.com.