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Old 02-18-07, 02:40 PM   #1
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Indoor biking and trainers

I've lost complete motivation during these cold months, I have a trainer but get soo bored, do you guys listen to music? watch tv/movies. What are some good thinks to distract me
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Old 02-18-07, 04:53 PM   #2
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Watch movies. I'm watching "The Godfather Pt II" while on my trainer tonight. If it's a good movie, then the time passes really quickly. Music works for me too, but to a much lesser extent.
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Mine's parked in front of the TV. I need the distraction or I just won't ride. If I'm watching TV, I'll use the commercials as "Town Lines" sometimes. Other times, I'll use them as my rest period. Just depends.
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I watch my favorite old Tv shows on dvd from Netflix. Right now it's Brisco County Jr

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for a non-racer. At least so far... But between shoveling, spinning classes, and getting sick, it seems I am always recovering from something.
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I try to keep at least 30% of my trainer time pedaling with one leg. It does help break up the monotony.
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I just get bored and hate riding the damm thing, but you do what you have to do. In my case this winter I got too bored and worked on my new project car instead. I still ride the trainer just having difficulty doing it for long periods of time even with the TV on. You can buy training tapes to watch from your LBS and those help a little. I can't wait for better weather and to ride outside.
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