The Improbable Bulk
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Wilkes-Barre, PA
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Are there videos that are good for casual riders on trainers?
In short, is there a video I can watch while riding my trainer that isn't an in your face "ride hard or die trying" approach to trainer riding?
There are some of us that have no desire to race, or even ride hard, we just want to stay relatively fit over the winter and enjoy the scenery when the weather warms.
It would be nice to know which videos (if any) would be good at helping me to vary my pace at times, and add some challenge to my trainer time... with an objective of being in shape for a long slow ride through a scenic area in the spring.
I think some of the videos that I have seen descriptions of sound interesting, but based on their names or descriptions I fear they are filled with the shouted rantings of an endorphine junkie (that many people find motivating) who obviously thinks everyone should aspire to being the fastest rider in the pack... I am simply a person who wants to be in reasonable shape when the spring rolls around so I can enjoy the rail trails in the areas where I like to ride.
I would probably buy one of the DVDs and give it a try, but if I play one, and feel like the person in the video is calling me a wimp, it would instantly turn into an expensive low performance frisbee.
Any ideas on videos to consider? Are there any motivational videos for the rest of us?
PS - I wouldn't mind a performance related video as long as the "tone" was right (if that makes sense).
Slow Ride Cyclists of NEPA
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