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Join Date: Feb 2006
Bikes: 06' Trek 7.5 FX, '09 Dawes Steel SST
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So I get my new rollers in & .....
Never have I felt less coordinated in all my life. I bought the Travel Trac Rollers from performance.com, received them in a day.
So I place them in a hallway so I can lean on the wall for balance as I try them out. "Oh Lord, can it really be this difficult?", I said. Well yes, yes it can. I over corrected & swished & swashed all over. I must have come off the rollers about 5 or 6 times.
Fast forward one week later & I use the rollers in my living room in front of the TV with just a chair to hold onto to get me going. I still cant reach down for the water bottle without going all squirrelly like but I'm getting there. I've seen the youtube clips of guys doing no hands, no hands & 1 foot etc etc. Oh it will be some time before I even think about that.
Looking out the window yesterday at pounding rain, 41° & 30 mph winds it was nice to be on my bike.
Melancholy is incompatible with bicycling. ~ James E. Starrs