New member here. I am a daily bike commuter (mostly just to work and back) and I come to this website for information every so often. I’d like to add in rollerblading to my commute on nice dry days when I’m not in a hurry. My reason for creating this topic is because I haven’t been able to find many local groups or resources. If this is too off topic, please delete.
I’m assuming I should skate in the bike lane or is this a no-no? The gravel and rough asphalt makes this challenging but sidewalk seems hazardous for peds.
Do you get yelled at for keeping your skates on when entering places and things? Example: entering a bus, entering a coffee shop, getting on the aerial tram? It would seem to be a lot of work to take skates off to go into these places.
Avoiding hazards like rail tracks and cracks in asphalt. Do you slow to a stop and step over them or just go for it?
Are there any “must knows” for commuting by inline skates (as opposed to just skating around for funsies). I am working on getting my stopping and management of hills down to a T before I go out into the bustling commuter world. I also plan to wear a helmet and padding that can velcro on and off easily.