Denver, Colorado 2021-09-22 01:17:21 –
Denver — Peter Randall invented a new sport almost on his own, and he hopes it catches up.
It’s a bit like skiing, a little like a roller blade … but it’s not.
This is to say that outdoor enthusiasts have never encountered a warm day in the North Cheyenne Canyon.
“I’m from Florida and I’ve never seen anything like that,” said one hiker.
“I don’t even know how to explain it. It’s nuts,” another said. “I’m back from a hike. I saw a man go down the mountain on crazy roller skates.”
Randall said that everyone who sees him coming down the mountain asks him what he is doing.
“Mountain blades, mountain rolls, whatever at some point someone decides to call it,” Randall said.
It doesn’t have a name, but it simply means “rolling in the mountains.”
He hikes and ties his legs to something he doesn’t even think of a name for.
“Big bike tire skates, mountain rollers,” Randall said.
Then he lets gravity take over.
“Keep control, keep getting off, get up, see where you want to go, and keep riding,” Randall said.
Randall says he has all the equipment, including a helmet, and hasn’t been injured yet. A few minutes after saying that, however, he fell.
“Holy Molly. It was terrible,” he said after stopping in the fall.
It comes with an area that ties your feet to the tires of your bicycle and rolls down the mountain.
“One shut is over 45 degrees. It’s more than double black [diamond]”Randall said.
At the end of the day, Randall does it for the thrill, and he wants more people to participate in the activity.
“Walking, ski rolling, summer skiing,” Randall said. “I’m still looking for suggestions.”
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