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    Senior Member Redskin8006's Avatar
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    I broke out the trainer yesterday....

    It's been cold and rainy for the last 4 days so I broke out the trainer yesterday. Didn't expect to ride it so soon. I didn't use it until the 2nd week of January last winter.

    I forgot how much that thing hurts -- I did a steady 20 miles with a few progressive resistance intervals mixed in. It was hard, but not intense like a DVD workout. I just wanted to reacquaint myself with the machine. I was on it for 1:09:30. The last 4 miles were mind numbing. I don't know what it is about the trainer, but I totally lose focus somewhere between 45 minutes and an hour. The secret for me is to time my workouts for 50 minutes total with warm up and cool down.

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    Banned. Mr. Beanz's Avatar
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    Sounds like a smart start!...No trainers here, yet, maybe not at all. Last week was cool riding, tights and windbreakers. This week, hot again, we just might end up riding nekkid!

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    Senior Member kenseth03's Avatar
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    I can't stand the thought of riding the trainer but I guess with the cold days coming I may have to! Anyone know of any good videos to watch while riding? I want some kind of virtual ride type video.
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    Senior Member BigPolishJimmy's Avatar
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    I'm surprised nobodys made a trainer interface to the Wii yet. A bike tour/race game would be the bomb. Somebodys been slacking over at Nintendo.

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    Here ya go.... http://www.cafemom.com/dailybuzz/hea...n_the_Basement


    I have also read where people will place the Wii controller in their sock while on a stationary bike using the jogging exercise on Wii fit instead of running in place.




    Go figure,
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    I stay away from my trainer as much as I can. I usually end up on it when the spring winds start to howl in Colorado in March and April. I ride year round in the rain, snow, and the cold. The wind however, cracks me more than the mind numbing boredom of the trainer.
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