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Trainer - What to watch?

Old 02-17-15, 01:31 PM
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Trainer - What to watch?

I have one episode left of Breaking Bad, and then I'll be done with the series. What should I watch next? What does everyone else watch on the trainer?

I'm in Chicago and I don't see a warm up on the horizon. Help me get through the next month or so.
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The Wire
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Deadwood
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Depending on your level of suffering while on the trainer, The Wire, Rome and Deadwood could be okay. Personally, while on the trainer I like to listen to music or watch shows that are less dialogue driven and more action driven, maybe something like 24.
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I'm finishing up the second base building program on TrainerRoad, so the level of suffering can be pretty high at times.
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Man, I don't have the mentality to ride the trainer more than an hour a couple times a wewk. When lived in a climate that didn't allow for riding, I played basketball.
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I go to spin class and watch the young lady in front of me.
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Are Deadwood and the Wire streaming on Netflix yet or are they still disc only?

I have been watching Sons of Anarchy and Arrow. I also find that silent movies or things with subtitles are good to watch on the trainer because I don't have to turn them up loud enough to catch all of the dialog over the noise of the trainer.
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i'm typically going too hard to be able to concentrate on dramatic television, especially on rollers. basketball game replays are what i use as a distractor.
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Search for 'cycle training videos' on youtube. You will find videos of spin classes or of guys riding around where they display cadence, difficulty level (often on a 1 to 6 scale), duration, etc

I find that it makes the 45min - 1hour go by quickly and when they tell you to put out max effort and you have the countdown timer in front of you for the 2 min or whatever duration, you tend to push hard to make the duration.
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Are Deadwood and the Wire streaming on Netflix yet or are they still disc only?.
I've only seen the Wire on Amazon Prime, no Netflix. How did not know about this show for the last 10 years?
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Originally Posted by pdedes
i'm typically going too hard to be able to concentrate on dramatic television, especially on rollers. basketball game replays are what i use as a distractor.
Interesting. Maybe I'll try a Magic Johnson - Larry Bird grudge match, from the 1987 finals, between the Lakers and Celtics.
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Maybe running on the treadmill is different than a bike trainer, but I quite enjoy the variety of TV shows available. I've gone as long as 100 minutes on it, and sometimes going pretty hard. I can't really say whether or not I can go that long on a bike trainer as I don't have one. I can't imagine it'd be much different though.
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I watch various tv shows sometimes, but really only during the warm up (15 mins) and cool down (10 mins). The other 30 - 40 minutes I'm doing hard intervals, so I'm either staring at the clock waiting for the pain to end, or staring at it dreading when it begins again. I'm lucky enough to live somewhere that I can almost always ride outside, so I save the lazy day dreaming type rides for then. If I'm on the trainer, it's because I want to do a specific hard intensity workout in a short amount of time.

Oh, now that you're almost done with Breaking Bad, you could start "Better call Saul". The first 3 episodes are out there somewhere to be downloaded or streamed - quasi legally.
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For me, I get a lot more bang for time spent if I watch some kind of workout video. I like the CTS videos, and with that I can accomplish a lot (fitness building) in an hour on the trainer.
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Breaking bad was my last winters trainer addiction.
Try Orange is the new black.
Or homeland
Or Game of Thrones

The intrigue of a good show helps keep me riding every day.
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Nascar. I ride by the bigscreen tv and pretend I'm drafting down the speedway straights.
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Bike races. Duh.
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Originally Posted by OldsCOOL
Nascar. I ride by the bigscreen tv and pretend I'm drafting down the speedway straights.
I follow motogp and save the moto2 seasons for trainer rides--i tilt my head a lot around corners and relive my past races as a crash prone back marker..
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I follow motogp and save the moto2 seasons for trainer rides--i tilt my head a lot around corners and relive my past races as a crash prone back marker..
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True....

They're great cuz the races are about 45 mins long so with pre and post race stuff, about 60-75 mins so perfect amount of time.
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online stopwatch for intervals.

Netflix has a couple cool cycling docs including "Chasing the Badger" (Lemond/ Hinault feud), and "Rising From Ashes" about the development of the Rwanda cycling team.
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