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Old 12-12-07, 06:55 PM   #1
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rollers?

So as i sit here bored whatchig tv i was wondering how
long (or for those of you that have computer many miles)
do you guys ride your rollers for at a time? i think i have
severe add and can only manage about 30 min right now
im sure that time will go up once the snow comes down though.....
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~hour and I get tired of it..
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Usually 45 minutes to an hour, gets repetitive after that.

Computer on roller bike doesn't matter to me. I just watch HR and focus on spin.
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So as i sit here bored whatchig tv i was wondering how
long (or for those of you that have computer many miles)
do you guys ride your rollers for at a time? i think i have
severe add and can only manage about 30 min right now
im sure that time will go up once the snow comes down though.....
No matter what I do, I can't seem to break up the monotony of riding rollers. I've tried about everything. It doesn't matter; I could be getting laid while I was spinning on them and it'd still be tedious.
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Old 12-12-07, 08:14 PM   #5
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about 45 mins. Loud fast music
makes it better--as does reading

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what are the best rollers to get. i've been planning on getting some.
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15-20 minutes than the sweat starts burning my eyes. i need to do them more often though. do you guys wear cycling shorts on the rollers? i can't ride them at all w/o them, too much heat and sweat builds up in the groin area when you're doing 130rpm for a while.
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what are the best rollers to get. i've been planning on getting some.
kreitler, apparently, but there are good ones that are cheap too.
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kreitler, apparently, but there are good ones that are cheap too.
minoura work fine so do most of the 150 dollar range ones as well from
what I've heard--they aren't that mechanically complex--but i'd like to try
kreitlers someday
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15-20 minutes than the sweat starts burning my eyes. i need to do them more often though. do you guys wear cycling shorts on the rollers? i can't ride them at all w/o them, too much heat and sweat builds up in the groin area when you're doing 130rpm for a while.
yes on shorts, yes on a cap to keep sweat out of your eyes--or go 80s and use a
bandana--
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yes, i could use one... hats aren't cutting it for me!
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