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    Race Warm-up: Trainer or Rollers?

    what're the pros and cons of warming up on a trainer vs. rollers, besides falling off the rollers and looking like a dork.

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    Trainer...

    Easier to transport and set-up...

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    You also lose intimidation points if you get distracted and fall off your rollers.
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    rollers. scares the sheeyat out of the competition.

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    Quote Originally Posted by botto
    rollers. scares the sheeyat out of the competition.
    rollers warming up with no hands...
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    ...while pedaling with one leg...
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    ....while whistling "The Ride of the Valkryies"....
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    ...while playing a Wii...

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    .....and riding a wheelie.......

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    Quote Originally Posted by GuitarWizard
    ....while whistling "The Ride of the Valkryies"....
    I've got my rollers set up so they act like a generator to run the sound system that plays "The Ride of the Valkryies". The faster I go the loader it gets...I don't think I've scared them so much because they think I'm fast but more because they think I'm nuts

    I vote for the rollers, I focus much more while I'm on them and it helps me get my head in the game so speak. Besides it's old school cool! Also they fold up and transport easier than my old trainer does anyway.

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    I like rollers because I find the resistance is easier. Just set them up in between the cars so you have something to put your hands on if you need it.

    Rollers in the middle of a field with nothing around you and riding no hands is the ultimate though.

    But then again who wants to intimidate the competition, I go for the more looking like I'm going to throw up on my shoe the entire race and then make a move with a little left to go.
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    Rollers are for sissies.
    "I'm going to work so that it's a pure guts race at the end, and if it is, I am the only one who can win it"......a quote from my hero Steve Prefontaine

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    Quote Originally Posted by DreamTheater
    Rollers are for sissies.
    I've heard that

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    Quote Originally Posted by DreamTheater
    Rollers are for sissies.
    I agree 100 %. Evidence: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_7SKjIxlbHM

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yoshi
    That was really bizarre, but somehow...oddly fulfilling.

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    I use these rollers for warmup at races. Very easy and quick setup.



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    Trainer, but I perfer the open road if I'm able to.
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    A member of a competitive bicycle-racing team whose role is to assist the team leader, as by setting the pace.

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