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Anybody done a century on a trainer?How long did it take? nm(33 posts)

Anybody done a century on a trainer?How long did it take? nmBowWow
Oct 31, 2002 10:53 PM
Could anything possibly be more boring?Matno
Nov 1, 2002 3:17 AM
I guess if you had a movie marathon in front of the TV or something, but sheesh, if you're going to ride that far, GO SOMEWHERE!
Could anything possibly be more boring?Rich_Racer
Nov 1, 2002 3:24 AM
As for 'going somewhere', I use a trainer because England is so wet in the winter and the roads get covered in mud and salt - which I don't want to expose my bike to. I reckon it's possible to do 1 short dry ride outside a week - unless you're relying on weekends, in which it's about 1 ride a month!
Get a mountain bike or a cross bikegreg n
Nov 1, 2002 6:31 AM
instead of torturing yourself for that many hours at a time on a trainer.
Have you ever watched golf on TV? nmSteve_0
Nov 1, 2002 8:15 AM
or CRICKET???? (nm)Alexx
Nov 1, 2002 11:53 AM
re: Anybody done a century on a trainer?How long did it take? nmRich_Racer
Nov 1, 2002 3:18 AM
Have never done more than 30 miles on a trainer - I think I just basically can't hack the boredom factor! Now you've asked this quaestion though, maybe I'll try!!
Try: nil resistance, 56/11 and spin 100rpm. (nm)Spunout
Nov 1, 2002 4:51 AM
re: An hour feels like 100 years to me! nmdzrider
Nov 1, 2002 4:59 AM
how about 32 "miles" in a spin cycle class?tarwheel
Nov 1, 2002 5:29 AM
I rode two hour-long spin classes back-to-back one day. I log my spin classes at the rate of 16 mph, so that's equivalent to about 32 miles. Spin class is a lot less boring than a trainer or rollers because there is loud music and other people to talk to, but I don't think I could handle anything longer than that.
Now THAT'S shear psychological torture nmgreg n
Nov 1, 2002 6:29 AM
how would one do even a mile on a trainer?ColnagoFE
Nov 1, 2002 7:08 AM
you don't go anywhere!
lol. good one.Frith
Nov 1, 2002 7:55 AM
Not so fast!soup
Nov 1, 2002 10:43 AM
I've noticed that my trainer set-up is moving forward at about 1 inch per hour. Assuming I could get the basement wall (and other obstacles) out of the way, I (and my extended progeny) could do a flat, smooth century in roughly 723 years, three months, a week and a few days.

bored soup
how would one do even a mile on a trainer?lurpy
Nov 1, 2002 12:27 PM
Everytime I do a century, I end up right back where I started. Everytime I use my trainer, I end up right where I started. I guess that back word is the important one!
pure masochism! why would you do that??!_rt_
Nov 1, 2002 7:54 AM
or even think to do that?! 90 minutes on a trainer is about my max. don't know how that would translate into distance but it feels like i've been on it for a month 10 minutes in!!

rt
Someone on mtbr.com said they do 8 hours on the trainer! (nm)hrv
Nov 1, 2002 7:55 AM
that has to have been..._rt_
Nov 1, 2002 7:58 AM
Biking Viking? only he would do something like that....either that or someone was lying.

rt
Like hitting yourself in the head with a hammer....grzy
Nov 1, 2002 8:56 AM
...it feels pretty good when you *don't* do it!

Or another cliche: It's like practicing bleeding - there are just some things you're not supposed to do.
ever run a marathon on a treadmill? nmmr_spin
Nov 1, 2002 9:15 AM
ever been in a turkish prison? (nm)RhodyRider
Nov 1, 2002 11:28 AM
ever try cooking with a sugar beet? (nm)RhodyRider
Nov 1, 2002 11:29 AM
You ever seen a grown man naked? (nm)trekkie1
Nov 1, 2002 12:41 PM
Do you like movies with gladiators in them? (nm)ColnagoFE
Nov 1, 2002 1:18 PM
Of course. Took nine days (with two off)--no problem.djg
Nov 1, 2002 10:52 AM
40 minutes per day.

Nobody has ever done it all at once. It is a little known law of human psychology that after two consecutive hours on a trainer you have to kill yourself.
Of course. Took nine days (with two off)--no problem.mpm32
Nov 1, 2002 11:01 AM
100 miles in 3hrs 20 min. Avg 30mph on rollers in 53/11. Just to see if I could do it.
Thanks, mpm23. Gotta blizzard forecast for tomorrow,BowWow
Nov 1, 2002 1:53 PM
thought I'd watch some football and give it a shot. Interesting thread, though!
I'd rather read the dictionary from cover to cover in 1 sittingAztecs
Nov 1, 2002 1:43 PM
would take about an hour with no resistance and biggest gearspookyload
Nov 1, 2002 5:10 PM
Can you imagine the rear wheel speed in a 53x11 with no rear wheel resistance. That would be covering some ground!!
Yeah... you can peddle 100 mph for an hour... hehehehehehe!BowWow
Nov 1, 2002 11:27 PM
baklavas and lobstersScottland
Nov 2, 2002 4:36 PM
I preffer to envelop myself with baklavas and lobsters and ride my road-tire mountain bike outside.
baklavas and lobstersScottland
Nov 4, 2002 12:12 AM
Jesus--for the price of a boring-ass trainer, you can get an entire serious inclement-weather winter outfit and actually GO SOMEWHERE regardless of the meteorological conditions! Do it man! Lobster mitts, wind and water proof, balaclava, coolmax undershirt plus jersey plus arm warmers plus goretex jacket, dryline bib tights plus shorts plus leg warmers plus serious booties plus wool cycling socks plus lotsa effort and sweat and NO COOLDOWNS! and you'll be fine for upwards of five hours I assure you. I still haven't caught the flu, and I do it everyday b4 work through the mountains of western north carolina. AND after work at midnight with the wind chill reaching waaaaay under freezing. And yes, I have a car. I just hate it.
Way under feezing53T
Nov 4, 2002 8:58 AM
It must be pretty rough living in the tropics. There is nothing North about North Carolina. I'll bet you never even froze your snots while riding.

In Boston at 6am it gets to about 15F most winter mornings, about 90% humidity, and the wind is always 20mph when you are in racing traffic on Com Ave. If you stay out for 5 hours thay won't find you until spring. There are colder places on earth, but none more miserable.