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Need motivation for the trainers/rollers this winter?(6 posts)

Need motivation for the trainers/rollers this winter?MXL02
Sep 27, 2002 7:17 AM
The previous post reminded of a motivational film I watched this week starring our own LA. Obviously we all know his story and find it motivating in and of itself. But this particular vignette was especially moving.

He is riding up a mountain this last spring in the Alps in prepartion for the tour...it is one of the stages, but I don't know which one...as you all know, he pre-rides all the stages in prepartion for the race. Anyway, the weather is horrible, cold rainy, just plain nasty. As he gets nearer the top, Buryneel tells him that it is reported that there is snow at the top and they will have to stop. Lance keeps pedaling and does not respond. Buryneel tells him again, again Lance looks at him, but keeps on going. Finally Buryneel tells him a third time, "It's snowing at the top, Lance. They say there is a foot of snow and the road is impassable." Lance finally responds, "Who Says?" Buryneel is getting concerned, "The weather service...Lance we can't get to the top, we have to stop." Finally Lance stops and rests for a minute. He has been riding up hill in horrible conditions for several hours. Buryneel asks if he wants to stop. Lance thinks for a minute, and says, "No, I think I'll go back down and ride up again to this point." He gets on his bike and starts to descend. The camera turns to Buryneel, who smiles and shakes his head. He looks at the camera and says, "He is going to climb it again...in this weather...that it what it takes to win the Tour de France."
Now when I get bored or tired on my rollers or trainer, I think of this...
I think lack of response tells you all you need to knowDave Hickey
Sep 27, 2002 8:21 AM
It's damn hard getting motivated for rollers. I ride pretty much year round. If it's very cold, I'll run.
My technique is very similar...Eager Beagle
Sep 27, 2002 8:23 AM
I go on earning beer per mile.
re: Need motivation for the trainers/rollers this winter?irregardless
Sep 27, 2002 8:33 AM
I purposefully don't go to the movies anymore. That way there's usually a video I haven't seen that I can watch while riding indoors.
Every ten minutes, the wife removes another article!! ;) (nm)Quack
Sep 27, 2002 10:10 AM
Good way to find your threshold of boredom.Spoke Wrench
Sep 27, 2002 11:15 AM
Pretty much the only way I can stand to ride the trainer is to do NFL sprints.

While watching the football game, pack a player, usually one of the quarterbacks. As long as he is on the bench, just tick over the pedals and enjoy the game. When he gets into the game, as soon as they snap the ball, shift up into a big honking gear and pedal like crazy until the referee blows the whistle. Then shift back down and just tick over the pedals until the next snap.