I have a brand new magnetic trainer (Performance Traveler Century) which I tried for the first time last night. I've heard from several people that it's incredibly Boring to ride a trainer. It IS different than road riding, but It wasn't too bad. I only did 30 min. though and was watching some TV at the time. So far, I'd rather ride a trainer than run on a treadmill. Some questions for other trainer users:
1. How long do you ride it at a time? How many days a week do you ride it?
2. Where is your trainer set up? (Mine's in the bedroom of all places. I don't have a basement and every room in my house is carpeted except the kitchen and bathrooms. At least the bedroom carpeting isn't real thick. It also happens to be the only room with enough space in the corner. So what if it looks a little odd...)
3. Do you 'mix it up' (changing gears often or hopping off & adjusting the trainer's resistance level) or stay with one pace for the duration?
4. How often do you check tire pressure on the 'trainer bike'?
Thanks for any info you can offer.