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Riding the Trainer still stinks...(12 posts)

Riding the Trainer still stinks...biknben
Dec 19, 2001 8:55 AM
The colder weather seems to have finally arrived in NJ. The two road rides last weekend were cold and windy and it's just getting colder. My night riding MTB buddies are getting really lazy.

I finally gave in. Put the bald tire on the rear wheel and mounted the bike in my trainer.

-10 min. warmup
-5 minute ramp up (up one gear each minute)
-5 minutes standing (highest gear)
-5 minute ramp down
-5 minute warmdown
-Jump off bike to keep from shooting myself.

If I'm able to find something REALLY interesting on TV I sometimes do the middle 15 minutes twice before warming down.

Might have to get into some spinning classes...for variety if nothing else.
always has, always willnm
Dec 19, 2001 9:23 AM
At least you can ride a trainer...RS
Dec 19, 2001 10:39 AM
I just had ACL reconstruction and meniscus repair and am non-weightbearing for 4 to 6 weeks. I don't mind and know I will be on the bike soon but maybe the next time you ride it will be easier thinking that at least you can ride. There is always someone worse off than yourself. I know I am lucky because I know I will be able to play all my sports again (hockey, snowboard, skiing, road and MTB) and I often think about others who aren't as fortunate as me and who may never be able to do the things they want or have never had the chance. Count your blessings and ride that trainer!
tour tapes! tour tapes! tour tapes! AND...reverse psychology...Js Haiku Shop
Dec 19, 2001 11:55 AM
...or something like that.

I can stand betwee 45 minutes and some larger amount of time on the trainer, given privacy, a tv & vcr, and tdf/giro tapes. the hour *blows* by. however, i also HATE riding the trainer. the reverse psych (or something) part comes in when you hate the trainer enough to bundle up and go ride at night, or get up at 6 AM on saturday to get your riding gear together and get 80+ miles in before noon, regardless of low temps or rain.

don't dislike riding the trainer enough to get out there for some night rides? gonna quit riding the trainer 'cuz it sucks? keep in mind what you're doing: keeping those legs in serviceable form so'z the old ladies with cottege cheese thighs and 12-year-old girls won't drop you, come spring.

trainer: the great (un)motivator.
re: Riding the Trainer still stinks...atomicwedgie
Dec 19, 2001 1:38 PM
I just went to the local gym for a membership quote. Wow! The spin class looks great but the price of the membership is plenty of motivation to get on the trainer instead.
Or I could just go to the all you can eat pizza buffet, then fall asleep on the couch again tonight. What's a few more pounds, spring is coming.
don't forget the beer. nmJs Haiku Shop
Dec 19, 2001 1:40 PM
When the weather turns to crapDutchy
Dec 19, 2001 4:36 PM
If you have the trails available, get on an MTB, hardtail, front sus or full sus and get down and muddy.
I haven't ridden my Full sus bike for two years, as the winters have been very good
but next year when winter comes (June 02) I will be rolling out the MTB and hitting the trails
I miss the rush of going through some single track at 40mph/60kph, the noise of the rocks being
thrown up against the frame or cruising to the top of the track as the rain falls and hits the trees,
it's so peaceful not a car or person to be seen for hours, it's amazing.

Of course if you don't have trails available, the trainer is the only option if you want to keep riding.
When the weather turns to crapcapnjim01
Dec 19, 2001 5:53 PM
yes most of the time riding the trainer sucks but not nearly as bad as getting dropped. thats what keeps me going knowing that it's what you do now that will make a difference this spring.
Oh yeah! Well I enjoy singletrack at 50mph!Sintesi
Dec 20, 2001 7:47 AM
So there. :)
single track at 40mph/60kphbelg
Dec 20, 2001 8:27 AM
yeah sure, bud- what a load!
your both WANKERS! singletrack does go downhill too nm.Dutchy
Dec 20, 2001 3:41 PM
Oh you meant downhill? Well then 65mph!!!Sintesi
Dec 21, 2001 5:52 AM
If I'm a wanker then I'm a Hap hap happy wanker. : )

Merry Christmas Dutchy.