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    Family, Health, Cycling Lanceoldstrong's Avatar
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    Desperate times call for desperate measures.

    Mrs. O had TNT today and I had the kids. Tomorrow it is supposed to dump rain.
    The Solvang Double Century is in 6 weeks. How do I get my long ride in this weekend?

    5 hours on the trainer that is how. Am I nuts? Maybe, but I enjoyed it.
    I watched "Breaking Away" for the middle 2 hours with the kids.

    Here's proof of my madness.

    http://connect.garmin.com/activity/25156825

    What lays broken deep inside of me that causes me to enjoy suffering so?
    Do I even want to know?
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    Wow! You are hardcore.

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    Training for the Solvang double in the rain is hardcore. 5 hours on a trainer is just plain nuts!

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    Dolce far niente bigbossman's Avatar
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    How to you gain 39 feet on a trainer?
    "Love is not the dying moan of a distant violin, it’s the triumphant twang of a bedspring."

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigbossman View Post
    How to you gain 39 feet on a trainer?
    One of the GPS satellites slowly losing orbit. Had he continued, he would have climbed, and climbed, and climbed... and then gone back to normal as the satellite burned up in the atmosphere.

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    Yowsa. That's five times as long as I've ever spent on my trainer.

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    no way my family jewels are taking 5 hours on a trainer.

    Quote Originally Posted by Lanceoldstrong View Post
    5 hours on the trainer that is how. Am I nuts? Maybe, but I enjoyed it.
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    Show me just one law that says that a person has a right to exercise their judgement or common sense, just one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lanceoldstrong View Post
    Am I nuts?
    I'm assuming this is a rhetorical question, since your post already proves it.
    It would appear that the strain was more than he could bear....

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    Who says Solvang will have perfect weather? Ride in the rain, and it will prepare you for that, just in case it does happen ... and it might!
    I'm in it to finish it.

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    Am I nuts?
    Let's just say your a stickler for preperation.

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    Darn you. I got guilted into a bit over an hour in teh rain. I can't imagine that kind of time on the trainer. Now I feel truly sloth like. You'll be ready for Solvang, I just hope I am....
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    okay, maybe... tprevost's Avatar
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    Totally Impressed... good job!
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    Dude. You are insane. There is a padded room with your name on the door, at the Crazy Cyclists' Insylum. In fact, you have the master suite. Enjoy it. You have certainly earned it.
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    Fat Cyclist would be proud.

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    Erect member since 1953 cccorlew's Avatar
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    It looks like you have no speed. If you are using a Gramin you can turn off GPS and get the speed/"distance" numbers. Heck, you can get HR too, all plotted or you.
    Looks like you'll have to doo it all over again.
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    It is said that 1 hour on the trainer is worth 1.5 hours on the road.
    You had a 7.5 hour ride, that's probably equivalent to 110 to 120 miles. You will be the most prepared for Solvang.

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    Not trying to be a troll here, but you could have just ridden in the rain. It's just water, I promise it won't hurt you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gpelpel View Post
    It is said that 1 hour on the trainer is worth 1.5 hours on the road.
    You had a 7.5 hour ride, that's probably equivalent to 110 to 120 miles. You will be the most prepared for Solvang.
    Sounds like a contest now! I'm trying to be the most prepared...

    But, I'll never ride more than an hour on my spin bike unless there is some sort of contest or corporal punishment involved.

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