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What does your suffer area look like? Indoor training bling.

Old 12-31-12, 12:27 PM
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What does your suffer area look like? Indoor training bling.

In these winter months, what does your indoor training center look like? I'm curious because in the 50+ forum there was a thread that displayed an awesome indoor training room. Mine is not as glamourous but I try to use it 2-3 times a week until the better weather (mainly the light) returns. Weekends, I head outside.

I ride in the garage and Im running a Cycleops 2 with my Roubaix mounted. I picked up a TV somebody was giving away for free on craigslist. Im using a $25 'play anything' media player to play the Sufferfest videos (.mp4).

The only downside with the Cycleops is that it burns thru rear tires so I now buy 'bargain' tires at $15 a piece to feed the Cycleops monster.

What does your space look like? Any tips on beating the seemingly loooonnngg sessions on the trainer

Mu suffer area - concrete floor for the sweat



Cycleops 2 - the quick release system is awesome. I can mount/dismount in 10 seconds or less if I want to ride outside.



Sufferfest videos - awful music but they do help



Cycleops 'sweat thong' - never thought Id have a 'thong' at my age but it sure saves the headset from my salty-sweat


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Does the whole outdoors count?
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It does at weekends for daytime rides

I was a huge week-day night rider until I almost got flattened (very, very close) last winter on a night ride. I just prefer not to take that chance anymore. I had every known light on my bike and a car came to a T junction (from a side road), the girl driving looked the other way as she turned directly into me.

I bought the Cycleops very soon after and now rarely ride in the dark. At almost 49 years of age I know I wont easily bounce back from a car interaction
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Heres the 50+ thread:

https://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...ew-Rides-Again

Pretty impressive setup
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Originally Posted by magohn
What does your space look like? Any tips on beating the seemingly loooonnngg sessions on the trainer
For me it's a big farm shed with a power cage gym thingy for weights 2 days a week and a spin bike alongside, all tucked into a corner. I've added a jump box and have offloaded the spin bike off onto my mother. The spin bike will be replaced by a Kurt Kinetic with my old road bike permanently mounted for next winter. We're in summer now, so have set everything aside for dust collection as I get on the road and track bikes for 6 days a week through spring/summer and start of autumn. For the trainer sessions, I've been focusing on a 45 minute workout for track purposes. I used to be able to do 2+hours on the spin bike, but since getting into more and more road riding, I find it a real labour. However, I find that if I do shorter <1hr sessions with interval style stuff, then I can get through it easily enough. I'm concentrating on cadence or some other thing and pain control enough that the time ticks by, and I'm watching the clock in between efforts just waiting for the next effort to start. Just jumping on and ticking over the pedals no longer works for me indoors. Having your own music that you really like can be a big help in getting the time to go by too. With your TV, movies/shows can really help the time go by too.
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Mine looks just like my living room. Basement is to low and I have no garage.
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I'm jealous of that setup.

I've toyed with getting a trainer, but this season my sufferfest area is going to look like an LA Fitness Spin Class fishbowl. Mrs. Zoxe and I car pool, and hit the gym after work. She swims 2-3x a week, and I swim 1x and go in the spin room otherwise. I wear my bibs and clipless shoes and get a ton of odd looks walking from the locker room to the spin room. I get nods of respect when I walk out, so I must be doing something right.
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Thanks for the feedback all.

I love the area in the 50+ thread. Looks like a pro gym - right down to the coffee machine

BTW - Doesn't the first of the year feel great? It always reminds me of the first day of a college math class and my favorite instructor would say "Today, you are all equal, nobody is ahead of the class and nobody is trailing. What happens between now and the final is up to you" - just insert exercise terms for it to make sense
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At least the first of the year is dry. Though a temp of 22 degrees isn't too inviting

THIS is the reason I ride the trainer. 4x a week in frost/ice isn't ideal.

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I love El Paso - I have no indoor training area and no need for one! Now, if you want to talk about indoor bike storage and miscellaneous bicycle carp storage, that's another storage - er, I mean story
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Originally Posted by tractorlegs
I love El Paso - I have no indoor training area and no need for one! Now, if you want to talk about indoor bike storage and miscellaneous bicycle carp storage, that's another storage - er, I mean story
Is there a 'Jealous' icon

I loved living in Northern CA for 12 years. It would be 60 degrees in December and next to no rain. I wasnt a cyclist then so did not fully appreciate the awesome weather. I sure do now.
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Originally Posted by chefisaac
Does the whole outdoors count?
Yep, it's got this really cool 3-D monitor that makes you think you are really going somewhere!

If the weather ever gets bad enough, I take a nap.

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