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    Breaking out the trainer

    Looks like a wet windy week so in about 15 minutes I am going to do my first full ride on the trainer. Anyone else been on the trainer yet this season?

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    Yes, sadly.... Its going to snow tonight. Very depressing.

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    Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!

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    Psimet, Im in Naperville so I expect you will be getting some snow as well. At least thats what the weather man says, but what does he know

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    Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!

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    Ack. given my work schedule and having a wife and three kids, I do three rides a week on a trainer at night. To quote Alice Cooper: "Welcome to My Nightmare."
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    When I am on te trainer I use Spinerval DVDs. Much better than just riding and watching tv or reading.

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    How about some trainer recommendations? I'm in the market for one - quit the gym and no longer have access to spinning classes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by octaneTom View Post
    How about some trainer recommendations? I'm in the market for one - quit the gym and no longer have access to spinning classes.
    Here is my setup. Real Axiom V3 from Performance. It is the budget alternative to a Computrainer. You ride the with video while the trainer is changing the resistance as ascend and descend. The software shows your wattage, speed, gradiant, HR and so on. Very cool trainer for those long winter months.



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    I've been on it once already...but I had a good video to preview for school/work: Walking With Cavemen produced by the BBC~yeah, its not everyone's cup of tea, but damn good stuff for nerds like me!

    Last winter was not too terrible...cross your fingers!

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    Quote Originally Posted by octaneTom View Post
    How about some trainer recommendations? I'm in the market for one - quit the gym and no longer have access to spinning classes.
    To quote Psimet: Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!

    Invest your cash in warm clothing, a beater bike and ride through winter!!! If you dress right, its like riding on a summer day. You stay motivated cause your out riding, while your friends are turning into Jack Torrance (The Shining) riding their trainers

    What's also nice is people in cars give you plenty of room cause they think your crazy!
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    Quote Originally Posted by cyclpsycho View Post
    To quote Psimet: Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!

    Invest your cash in warm clothing, a beater bike and ride through winter!!! If you dress right, its like riding on a summer day. You stay motivated cause your out riding, while your friends are turning into Jack Torrance (The Shining) riding their trainers

    What's also nice is people in cars give you plenty of room cause they think your crazy!
    Easy to say. I get a much better work out on the trainer than if I tried to ride in cold, snowy conditions. If you want to dress like a polar bear and go out on a snow covered road then more power to ya. The roads here are way to narrow as is when they are clear and dry but I would say it is close to suicidal to ride on them when it is slick. I will personally ride into the 30's as long as it is dry but with out a trainer that would leave a lot of time off the bike for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by garysol1 View Post
    Easy to say. I get a much better work out on the trainer than if I tried to ride in cold, snowy conditions.
    Oh sorry, I did forget to mention I have a Computrainer just in case I can't get out. I really do hate riding it though!
    Jens is the reason why Waldo is hiding

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    Quote Originally Posted by garysol1 View Post

    Damn, that beats riding my 1989 cannondale on my kurt kinetic in the basement with a radio hands down

    Does that program come with some rednecks in a pickup throwing cyber-beer cans at you for some LT work?
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    Quote Originally Posted by cyclpsycho View Post
    Oh sorry, I did forget to mention I have a Computrainer just in case I can't get out.
    You did skip that little detail....LoL

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyclpsycho View Post
    Oh sorry, I did forget to mention I have a Computrainer just in case I can't get out. I really do hate riding it though!
    Hmmm....I know where you live.



    Well I know approximatly where you live

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    Quote Originally Posted by Psimet2001 View Post
    Hmmm....I know where you live. Well I know approximatly where you live
    WHOA Pman!

    Do we know each other well enough to swap sweat on the trainer?
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