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    Indoor Training

    Have any of you made any homemade trainers for winter? It's been under zero and I just can't get myself outside and I don't plan on doing much indoor training, so just macgyverying something would be great.

    thanks for any info.

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    You can get cheap used trainers. I think that would be preferable to trying to macgyver something up, personally.
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    i practice vagabondery.

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    Quote Originally Posted by matt wisconsin View Post
    Have any of you made any homemade trainers for winter? It's been under zero and I just can't get myself outside and I don't plan on doing much indoor training, so just macgyverying something would be great.

    thanks for any info.

    Bro, I live in mad town, I bike 10 miles a day (5 to work and back). And all I use is 1) under armour tights and shirt. Jeans over the tights. A very head hoodie + my north face apex (100 bucks).. Then I have an under armour beanie. one of those mouth cover stretchy thingys (think scarf that is sewed into a tube)... Ski Goggles, .. And IM NORMALLY HOT. Rock my nikes every day with w-mart acrylic thermal socks. It's so awesome biking in the winter!!! Anyways, just trying to let you know that I do it in this damned tundra we live in (oh the bike has cross tires on it 27", you can buy a 700c studded for 30 apiece).. Just throwin it out there.. I hope you make it through this awful ass winter we are suffering. WI LOVE

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    i love my north face apex.

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    homemade trainers are right up there with setting yourself on fire with the possibility of pain.
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    I see stationary trainers pop up on craigslist around here for under $50 all the time. I bought one last year and hated it, so this year I bought a set of brand new rollers for ~$120 shipped, and it's a lot nicer.

    Either way, making your own is asking for trouble.
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