Join Date: Feb 2008
Bikes: Mezzo D9, 2012 Giant Avail 2
Not really the same. The treadmill bike is a wonderful practical joke (yet they obviously built one!) but the row bike makes some sense. Erg rowing (eg concept 2) is about the most boring thing on earth, so another way to do rowing training away from the water has some appeal. When I was trying to get some training in before work, it involved arranging to meet someone for safety, cycling to the club, unlocking the boat house, getting the boat out, locking the boat house, getting the boat on the water, rowing <yay!>, getting the boat out of the water again, unlocking club house, washing boat, putting everything away again, showering to get the river water off, locking the boat house and securing the club house, cycling to work and perhaps another shower there.
And then there was the day we spent an hour waiting for the RSPCA to come rescue the poor lost porpoise that beached itself near us. Poor little guy didn't make it, either
A simple way to do rowing specific exercise on my commute has a genuine appeal (no, I'm not buying one: how would you make a turn going up hill?)
Now, if I was concentrating on running, how would I reproduce a treadmill exercise on the roads? Hmm, quite a conundrum