Warning: this is mostly a rant about neighbors, but it does have a bike/trainer pic, and... yeah that's about it. Mainly just me venting, whining, complaining, ranting, or whatever term you like best.
Got our new 1upusa trainer in the mail about a week ago. My 130lb wife has ridden it a few times during the day. One day she rode it right next to me as I watched a movie in the living room. It is super quiet.
But, apparently my 230lb ****** on it bothers all the neighbors. Last night around 0830 I set it up on the KINETIC mat in our bedroom and jump on it for the first time. The Cateye sensor that came with it says I'm anywhere from 18-21mph during the entire hour long workout. At exactly one hour I jump off - covered in sweat, and feeling fantastic! I walk out to find our living room tv off and my wife asleep on the couch. As I go to nudge her there's a loud knock on the door. By the time I walk 50 feet to open it there is nobody there, but I hear someone's door quietly creak shut. There's the following note on the front door held with tape:
This is as ridiculous as the TWO times an old lady downstairs "anonymously" put post-it notes on our vehicles asking us not to park in "her" parking spot anymore. We do not have assigned parking. Period. We knew it was her because she used to always park in the same spot, and I eventually had to call the police because she blocked me in one night and refused to move her car, and I had been alerted and had less than 1hr to get to base for a flight to Germany. Now this? Leaving a note, knocking, and running? What happened to conversing face-to-face?
Background on us: we live on a 3rd floor condo that was finished in August. We had it built with hardwood floors, but ended up removing them due to not wanting to bother our downstairs neighbor. We make certain our children(3 and 1) are quiet, and don't go running, stomping, screaming, etc. We only watch movies during the day when normal folks are at work so the surround sound won't bother anyone, and even then we keep it low. We adopted a 5 year old black lab about a month ago, and she has yet to bark even once(seems very timmid/abused). I'm 23. Wife is 24. I'm in the Air Force Reserves(full time/activated the last 3.5 years), and a DoD police officer for a civilian job when not flying for the AF. Wife is a stay-at-home mom who spends all day with the kids either at home, or at parks/beaches. Other than family, and one of my co-workers, we've never had extra people over. We sound nightmarish, right?
We do everything we can to be nice/non-confrontational, but I'm beginning to think due to our age, and the overall snotty hoyty toyty attitude of the people living out here, that it's hopeless. Here's to hoping one day I'll play the lottery, win, and be able to buy our dream home out in Colorado with no neighbors to worry about, and plenty of open roads to ride...
Cliffs: 1up trainers rock. Being fat makes them loud, though. Love my family - hate my neighbors. Looking to move.
Pic of how I had it setup tonight: