Bike ≠ Car ≠ Ped.
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Washington, DC
Bikes: Some bikes. Hell, they're all the same, ain't they?
If you end up making yourself suffer indoors, I'll suggest a few things --
- Kurt Kinetic stationary trainer. The best resistance unit, patented, leakproof, and duplicates the power-to-speed profile of typical riders. It also comes in a "Rock and Roll" version that rocks side-to-side for standing sprints.
- Rollers. Picture a set of rolling pins, two under the rear and one under the front, connected by a drive belt and adjustable for your bike's wheelbase. These range from very basic three-rollers-on-a-frame setups to nearly foolproof eMotion roller trainers
- Something to watch, read, or whatever. Set aside an episode of the Simpsons to watch while you smoke yourself. Get a Tour de France DVD or two. Download some Sufferfest
videos for real pain.
BUT, if you can find any other cyclists at all, or even just some regional info online, I'll bet you can find some outdoor routes for good riding. I'm lucky in that there's a small island a warmup ride away on the Potomac that's popular with the locals for simple hard riding. There are quite a few other places for me to go, too, whether on road or off.