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    "The Compleat (almost) 50+ Trainer!

    "The Compleat (almost) 50+ Trainer!"

    You will observe:

    1. Newly set up permanently installed, never-to-be-ridden-outside training bike.
    2. One remote controlled TV hooked up to cable, a DVD player and a VCR for total possible enjoyment and appropriate easily reachable remote controls.
    3. One easily reachable remote controlled TV (on the side) hooked up to a vcr to play Spinerval tapes.
    4. One variable resistance with easily reachable remote control mag trainer.
    5. One water bottle on the wall.
    6. One small easily controlled radio for listening to my favorite talk radio show.
    7. One cyclo computer hooked up to rear wheel and pedals measuring cadence, speed and distance.
    8. One sweat band.
    9. One electric floor heater to take the chill off of those cold basement mornings.
    10. One heart rate monitor strap and head. The head will be installed with velcro on the stem.
    11. One large box fan to blow air as the human begins to heat up.

    And a whole bunch of other stuff including a complete PA system I use in our musical presentations, misc weight lifting equipment, a refrigerator and microwave for "snacks" and one gel shaving lotion can.


    Still missing - One older laptop computer to be mounted in such a way as to be usable while training,
    and - one human sitting on the bike, actually training (the most difficult ingredient to acquire, rarely seen near the trainer, but getting a bit better.)







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    Remember: You can also use the fan to simulate a headwind.

    While well equipped, it's a design disaster. Is there a "Queer Eye for the 50+ Guy"?

    I just ordered one of those trainer-specific Conti tires from Nashbar. So I have something you don't have. Nyah, nyah.

    Above is all in fun. Sweat happily!
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    Quote Originally Posted by bcoppola
    While well equipped, it's a design disaster. Is there a "Queer Eye for the 50+ Guy"?
    Beauty is solely in the eye of the beholder!
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    messes with my feng shui......

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    My fanged shoe does just fine, and besides I did a full 45 minute Spinerval tape this am.
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    Just a reminder.

    I moderate a friendly "Indoor Support Training Listserv" at

    http://sports.groups.yahoo.com/group...rainerSupport/

    We have 173 members.

    Lots of reference files, comparisons of training tapes. Check the files section.
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    And you need two TVs because.... ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Digital Gee
    And you need two TVs because.... ?
    Talk about dumb questions!

    One for the Spinerval Tapes
    One for the TV/VCR/DVD.

    And, yes, I watch them both at the same time, and I have been know to listen to talk radio at the same time also.

    I know the Spinervals pretty well, and only use them as a reminder.
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    You forgot the harem girls! No problem, Coach Troy will make a shambles of all your carefully wrought luxury!!
    Riding and aging don't get easier, you just get slower at slowing down.] (FiftyPlus observation inspired by G. Lemond.)

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    Oh poor bike

    Not wearing a Thong to catch the sweat

    Like this one, but there are many types

    http://www.bikeworld.com/components/...d=1057&cat=145

    you can make one from towelling and velcro too.

    enjoy

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    Quote Originally Posted by jibi
    Oh poor bike

    Not wearing a Thong to catch the sweat

    Like this one, but there are many types

    http://www.bikeworld.com/components/...d=1057&cat=145

    you can make one from towelling and velcro too.

    enjoy

    george
    Naw - you got it wrong.

    I'm the one who wears the thong!

    Hey, by the time this beater bike rusts away, I will be pining for an excuse to get a newer one - or I will be dead!
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    weird...thing. The other day when you first posted a pic of that bike, I had never seen a Diamondback Ascent before. That very day I was walking through a parking lot and saw one on the back of a car.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jibi
    Oh poor bike

    Not wearing a Thong to catch the sweat

    Like this one, but there are many types

    http://www.bikeworld.com/components/...d=1057&cat=145

    you can make one from towelling and velcro too.

    enjoy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Digital Gee
    Who thinks UP these things???
    people who make lots of money?

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    SUCCESS - THE COMPUTER IS HOOKED UP AND IT WORKS GREAT, ALTHOUGH, AS AN OLD LAPTOP, IT IS DIALUP. BUT GREAT FOR BFN WHILE TRAINING!

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    Have you got an mp3 player for listening to podcasts? I'm hooked on podcasts during any sort of workout.

    Larry

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    Quote Originally Posted by lpress
    Have you got an mp3 player for listening to podcasts? I'm hooked on podcasts during any sort of workout.

    Larry
    I could if I was into MP3, but I am not. I have an almost totally unused IPOD.
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    Is that two bike computers on the handlebars or is one a HRM?
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    Left - HRM - center - variable tension control for the trainer - right - computer
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    Quote Originally Posted by DnvrFox
    Talk about dumb questions!

    One for the Spinerval Tapes
    One for the TV/VCR/DVD.

    And, yes, I watch them both at the same time, and I have been know to listen to talk radio at the same time also.

    I know the Spinervals pretty well, and only use them as a reminder.
    Remind me to never ask Dnvr if he can walk and chew gum at the same time.

    All this makes me glad I live in Texas and can ride all year.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by DnvrFox
    "The Compleat (almost) 50+ Trainer!"

    You will observe:

    1. Newly set up permanently installed, never-to-be-ridden-outside training bike.
    2. One remote controlled TV hooked up to cable, a DVD player and a VCR for total possible enjoyment and appropriate easily reachable remote controls.
    3. One easily reachable remote controlled TV (on the side) hooked up to a vcr to play Spinerval tapes.
    4. One variable resistance with easily reachable remote control mag trainer.
    5. One water bottle on the wall.
    6. One small easily controlled radio for listening to my favorite talk radio show.
    7. One cyclo computer hooked up to rear wheel and pedals measuring cadence, speed and distance.
    8. One sweat band.
    9. One electric floor heater to take the chill off of those cold basement mornings.
    10. One heart rate monitor strap and head. The head will be installed with velcro on the stem.
    11. One large box fan to blow air as the human begins to heat up.

    And a whole bunch of other stuff including a complete PA system I use in our musical presentations, misc weight lifting equipment, a refrigerator and microwave for "snacks" and one gel shaving lotion can.


    Still missing - One older laptop computer to be mounted in such a way as to be usable while training,
    and - one human sitting on the bike, actually training (the most difficult ingredient to acquire, rarely seen near the trainer, but getting a bit better.)







    I notice the big, white, special edition 50+'ers beer and pie cooler handily located near the training stand!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Road Fan
    I notice the big, white, special edition 50+'ers beer and pie cooler handily located near the training stand!
    I don't drink beer, and we don't keep any pie around the house. Sorry!
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    Awesome!!!!!

    I am not worthy!
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    45 minutes on the trainer this am - how about the rest of you?
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    I studied above pictures and post's. I must be using a different mind-set. Here is what I do:
    I decide up front on duration and average speed for the exercise session. I never deviate from that decision for that session.
    I use the HRM and cadence monitor to vary stress during the session.
    Hydrate every 15 minutes.
    The object is to do the best average speed at the lowest peak HR.
    I do not find this boring and the time goes by fast.

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