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    Downtown Spanky Brown bautieri's Avatar
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    Any new goodies?

    I can't help but wonder if anyone got some new bike goodies over the Holidays? My better half to be "gifted" me with a trainer and a spinnerval DVD. I set it up last night in my spare bedroom and spun for a half hour. I couldn't help but notice the painter did a really lousy job, lots of overlap and runs. Can't say I noticed it before but then again I never stared at the wall for a half hour either. Maybe I'll share this information with the land lord so he don't contract this fellow again. Magnetic trainers sound somewhat like a generator being wound if you ask me, made me wonder if there are trainers with a generator built in so you could power a light bulb, stereo or some other non essential widget to amuse yourself.

    Anyone else?

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    At 47 years of age, I know not to even try a trainer. The only kind of exercise equipment that doesn't bore me silly are those treadmills at the gym that keep changing their speed and incline to a program. Otherwise I just sit and watch the clock getting rebellious, and thinking a walk outside would be better for me.

    I have a treadmill at home, but only the dogs use it. I should get rid of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bautieri View Post
    I can't help but wonder if anyone got some new bike goodies over the Holidays? ...
    Anyone else?
    I bought a bell that sounds like an old fashioned doorbell. Neil Fein can tell you how fond I am of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Historian View Post
    I bought a bell that sounds like an old fashioned doorbell. Neil Fein can tell you how fond I am of it.
    Awesome, personally I'm holding out for an Oogah horn. They need to make a horn like that for a bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by solveg View Post
    At 25 years of age
    Fixed that for you

    The only kind of exercise equipment that doesn't bore me silly are those treadmills at the gym that keep changing their speed and incline to a program.

    Those treadmills are pretty neat little devices, do free weights bore you as well?
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    Any new goodies?

    I saw That Bell last week in my LBS.
    I saw it on the photo you posted.
    Just had to have it.
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    It won't be here for another 2 days, but I bought myself a Surly X-Check. Partially because I wanted a new bike, partially to combat the effects of the ice-cream maker I gave to my fiancee. (Thankfully she looked up a bunch of sugar-free, low-fat, non-dairy "ice-cream" recipes for us to try out.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by bautieri View Post
    Fixed that for you




    Those treadmills are pretty neat little devices, do free weights bore you as well?
    Thanks for fixing my momentary lapse of judgement!

    No, weights are kind of interesting because they cause so much pain at the end. Every time you do a rep, it feels completely different. What I don't* like is all the leftover man-sweat on the benches.

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    Hey all, my mom picked me up some PI Gavia gloves, some performance bib shorts (can't wait to try them! picking my bike up from NH tomorrow!) and some performance tights! Then I got some cash from the rest of my family so I will be getting some pedals and shoes soon!

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    I finally was lucky enough to receive enough funds to buy a new set of rims. Now I'm sitting here with endless windows open deciding if I really wanted DT Swiss RR 1.1's after all.

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    Got me some Cannondale carbon fiber road shoes, a trainer and a Spinerval DVD. Should get my clipless pedals this week aslo (once I figure out exactly which ones I want). Now I just need to get my fat arse on the bike and ride the dang thing!
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    Well, I got a little licence plate thingy for the front of my car with a picture of a moose riding a bike that says "I'd rather be riding a bike". A great solution for those of us for whom going car free is impractical at this point. I'll just have to figure out how to mount the sucker.

    That's my only cycling related doo-dad I got for Christmas.
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    Mrs Santa brought me a pair of urban-camo Hoss shorts and jersey to match as well as a pair of white Fox gloves and a new chain guide for the new rig. All will be completely tested out tomorrow but we will go on a short ride today.

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    No bike stuff this year. None needed actually, except of course for a new bike. Gifts this year were mostly clothes and some sentimental family stuff like pictures. It was a great Christmas.
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    Santa bought me:

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    Quote Originally Posted by crash and burn View Post
    Got me some Cannondale carbon fiber road shoes, a trainer and a Spinerval DVD. Should get my clipless pedals this week aslo (once I figure out exactly which ones I want). Now I just need to get my fat arse on the bike and ride the dang thing!
    Cool! nice shoes.
    I just bought a pair of Dura-Ace clipless pedals from PBK. Very light and typical top-O-line quality if it helps.

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    I got a Spin Dr work stand, cone wrenches and chain breaker. The Fuel EX8 I got in Nov was an early present....................to myself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bautieri View Post
    I can't help but wonder if anyone got some new bike goodies over the Holidays? My better half to be "gifted" me with a trainer and a spinnerval DVD. I set it up last night in my spare bedroom and spun for a half hour. I couldn't help but notice the painter did a really lousy job, lots of overlap and runs. Can't say I noticed it before but then again I never stared at the wall for a half hour either. Maybe I'll share this information with the land lord so he don't contract this fellow again. Magnetic trainers sound somewhat like a generator being wound if you ask me, made me wonder if there are trainers with a generator built in so you could power a light bulb, stereo or some other non essential widget to amuse yourself.

    Anyone else?
    I got a bit of Eriksen shwag and some bike tools. I also presented my boy six year old with a modified cheapie mag trainer so he could ride beside me. He seemed to enjoy it...so far.

    For them that can afford it I highly recomend a VR trainer to help make the indoor rides less deadly boring. Yes they can cost as much a bike, but I'm still pedalling away almost every day and the scenery and ride can be different every day if that's what it takes to help you keep on keeping on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Erik B View Post
    For them that can afford it I highly recomend a VR trainer to help make the indoor rides less deadly boring.
    I've got my stationary 'bent in front of the TV so I can play my X360 games or watch movies.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CliftonGK1 View Post
    I've got my stationary 'bent in front of the TV so I can play my X360 games or watch movies.
    Also a good way to make the trainer time suck less, but it sure sounds very much like setting up a regular trainer in front of the TV and spinning away.
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    IMHO the variable nature of VR or RLV ride is a different animal altogether. They can require a level of focus that doesn't lend itself to playing video games at the same time. I know because I've zoned out just spinning away and almost been ground to a halt by a 15% climb I didn't see coming.

    I use it, my wife uses it and I think the fact that my 6 year old wishes he could use is a pretty strong testament to its high non-suckiness factor.

    Additionally all that seat time means I won't have to harden my backside up again when our all to short season comes around again...Is it mid May yet I wanna play outdoors.

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    New Motobecane Messenger:

    Yes, I have ranted about bikesdirect.com advertising tactics in the past over at the Road Bike Forum. I assembled it, but used my own set of SPD clipless pedals, and test rode it. The rear wheel had a few spokes unwind, but I reset them and it seems all is well. I am riding with the freewheel.
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    LG Magma Gloves (makes it look like I have NightCrawler hands).
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    I got a set of Tubus racks for myself, but most of my friends aren't all that into biking and wouldn't know what to get me. (Neil B knows me and my bike well, but got me a non-bike present for Channukah.) Of course, my birthday is in a few weeks, ya never know...

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    Awesome, personally I'm holding out for an Oogah horn. They need to make a horn like that for a bike.
    They have a sound sample of the horn made me laugh! I've been thinking about getting an air horn if I can find room on my handlebars for it.
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