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Old 09-29-11, 03:04 PM
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Training indoors with a computer or video game rig (?)

Hey guys,

I've been biking on my cyclocross bike outdoors for 2 years now, and I managed to make it through last winter on an indoor trainer. The thing is, I find being indoors painfully boring, so I'm trying to find something to distract myself while I get my training in (I find biking in the cold pretty unbearable, too, but maybe I'm just a wuss -- I'd much prefer the 100 degree+ days).

The thought I had was to use aero bars of some sort to rest my arms on (for comfort) and use the bars themselves to support a keyboard, or hold a controller to mess around on the internet or play games while I bike. This may be a completely far-fetched idea, but just listening to music or watching a sports game or tv program doesn't cut it for me. Have any of you tried something similar?

Thanks for your input as always
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Old 09-29-11, 03:14 PM
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I used to cycle whilst playing on the MotoGP games on xbox, I found myself leaning through the corners and my workout would suffer as a result of my concentration being divided - the workout certainly wasn't as good, and I found myself having to re-find a rhythm as I would start to slow down.. everybody is different though, so you might get better results.
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A friend has the Tacx compu-trainer. I think it connects to a computer, which then displays the route you're "riding". I believe there's a motor which "coasts" for you. Probably pricey, if I know that friend well enough...
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Every time someone brings this up I remember the WarBiker...

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