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Old 01-03-06, 12:51 PM   #1
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trainer on stairs to simulate mtn biking?

Now that I am getting used to the trainer and rollers that my wife and I bought over the holidays I am considering mixing it up a little, what do you think? Should I try the trainer on the stairs? Or better yet, maybe I should try the rollers on the stairs. I think that it would be a great mountain bike simulation.

Anybody put their trainer in wierd places?
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Old 01-03-06, 12:55 PM   #2
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I'm sorry, but I can't quit laughing thinking about someone riding rollers on the stairs. I can just see them falling over backwards and then tumbling down a flight of stairs with the bike still attached to their feet.
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Man no kidding...just elevate the front wheel with some phone books.
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Old 01-03-06, 08:01 PM   #5
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Chris Boardman used to train on an inclined treadmill to simulate Alpine climbs....


Yep....it looked pretty ridiculous.
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I hope you do realise that you won't actually simulate the added resistance from climbing...
All you'd get would be the actual position of the bike, nothing more...
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Yup, you're right on that one CdCf. To simulate the added resistance and stress of climbing hills, gear up a few clicks then stand up and climb. This may be a little difficult on the rollers but works very well on a regular indoor resistance trainer.
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I like to have a fan blowing real hard in my face while I am on my trainer to simulate riding in a head wind. :-)

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riding the trainer down the stairs would simulate mtn biking VERY well. Good luck.
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