So I find myself off my bike for a while, because of a broken wrist - - and I'm trying to find the most reasonable way to keep from losing fitness until I can ride again.
What I'm trying to decide is whether to get a trainer or just try using a gym's exercise bikes or a spin class. So far (this first week off-bike) I've been going the exercise bike route, since that's what's been available to me, and while it's certainly better than no workout, my trouble is that it feels nothing like riding. Either there's no resistance at all or it's impossible to budge the pedals.
What do other people do and why?