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    Just shy of 400W ranger5oh's Avatar
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    Riding on a treadmill

    Has anyone ever done this? I don tplan on it, but I was just thinking about it... its like "easy rollers". Granted most treadmills only go to like 12mph, but you could put it way up on an incline and crank it out.
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    Throw the stick!!!! LowCel's Avatar
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    On a standard treadmill wouldn't the wheels move on the bike even if you didn't pedal? Also, max speed on most treadmills is around 12 mph or so.
    I may be fat but I'm slow enough to make up for it.

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    There's a super wide treadmill at the Lake Placid Olympic Training Center which speed skaters and XC skiers use. There are two in the nation, the other is in SLC Utah.

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    Used to be a climber.. GuitarWizard's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by grebletie
    If I remember right, it costs in upwards of $30k....or was it $60k.....one of those. Wonder if I still have the email on my other computer from the guy.
    1999 Trek 2500 - hit by a car on it in May, 2011 and currently bikeless

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    You couldn't use a regular treadmill and a bike. Pedalling would still push you forward off the belt, even though its spinning.
    The faster you run, the quicker you get there

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    Chris Boardman used one for a while when he thought he was a TDF GC contender.

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