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Old 12-06-08, 02:52 PM
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Post your Torture Chamber pics!

Ok nothing better to do so here's mine...

The room is above my garage and is kept at about 55 degrees Fahrenheit. Its main use is as a place for me to haphazardly throw things into, as well as causing myself enormous suffering during the winter months. Believe it or not, I still need the fan on at 55 degrees!



The Nordic Track was a (sorta) gift. A friend of mine was moving and had no room in the truck! I have yet to seriously use it, since I can do the real thing right out my door when there is snow..



When I actually open my eyes I am either staring at the powermeter or at vids of MotoGp. The British Eurosport version is the best....



Ok now that I have sufficiently bored everyone...post YOUR torture chamber!
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Looking for a carbon fibre replacement wheel. Any recommendations?
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Old 12-06-08, 03:10 PM
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Pretty cool Andrew. I like the Mac.
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Grumpy, what came in the Felt box?
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This is where the magic happens.




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This is the bicycle I currently use on my trainer, except that I've installed a new Brooks saddle. My trainer will sit in that particular location if I'm watching a DVD on my computer:



This is the location of my trainer when not in use:



This is the set-up when my trainer is in use, and when I'm watching TV:

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Mine is in the Man Cave.



The diversion device is a 101" HD projection TV and sound system.

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Originally Posted by rankin116 View Post
Grumpy, what came in the Felt box?
I don't have a Felt. As I recall the red Cannondale was shipped in that box, somewhat pre-owned.
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Looking for a carbon fibre replacement wheel. Any recommendations?
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Funny that you replaced that saddle. I have that exact Specialized saddle on my MTB. Not sure if yours says Specialized but it's the same saddle for sure.
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Funny that you replaced that saddle. I have that exact Specialized saddle on my MTB. Not sure if yours says Specialized but it's the same saddle for sure.
It's a Specialized. It wasn't a horrible saddle for riding outside ... I could manage as much as about 100 kms with it without undue agony ... but it was very painful for riding inside.

I wanted to break in another Brooks anyway (I love my Brooks on my Marinoni), so I figured it was time to replace it ... and maybe I'll be more motivated to ride inside. Although, as you can see from my trainer setup, it's not exactly conducive to motivation.

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This is where the magic happens.

Yet another Macintosh . . . I am so glad to see Apple finally kicking some PC arse out there.
I've been holding it down for what seems like forever. Finally the reinforcements have arrived.
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man cave law number one; screen must exceed 110 inches.





that's 119 inches of 1080p perfection.

my torture chamber is out in the lobby.


crappy iPhone pic.

later.
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See the thing with a room like that is you have to be afraid to really sweat in there, blowing snot rockets on the walls and what not people. Unless you people are like Lance and in addition to the coaches, doctors, exercise physiologists, and jerk off specialists you also have someone who wipes the walls and floors or your DNA? Someone could definitely come up with enough of me in that rug to do some cloning.
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See the thing with a room like that is you have to be afraid to really sweat in there, blowing snot rockets on the walls and what not people. Unless you people are like Lance and in addition to the coaches, doctors, exercise physiologists, and jerk off specialists you also have someone who wipes the walls and floors or your DNA? Someone could definitely come up with enough of me in that rug to do some cloning.
i know its a crappy pic and all, but cant you see that giant matt under neath my giant? i blow my wad on it all day then just spray it off later. duh.



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Someone could definitely come up with enough of me in that rug to do some cloning.
An army of cloned gsteinb's would be a short, fast way to destroy the Universe.
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see that wall in mine, about 8 feet away....

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see that wall in mine, about 8 feet away....

Nice distance!
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So in that first picture- are we to assume you play the tuba while you ride?
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So in that first picture- are we to assume you play the tuba while you ride?
is there any -ahem- $money$ in it for me to post a picture of riding while tuba playing?

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Originally Posted by Grumpy McTrumpy View Post
post a picture of riding while tuba playing?
Oh please do!
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Originally Posted by Grumpy McTrumpy View Post
is there any -ahem- $money$ in it for me to post a picture of riding while tuba playing?

I went to school with a guy who hiked the Appalachian trail and ran the Boston Marathon with his tuba.
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Here is mine (basement)




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Here is mine:


Oh, you mean somewhere you can't ride outside all year around?
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