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riding indoors(7 posts)

riding indoorsEpicX
Jan 29, 2003 4:32 PM
you know i read all the time about how bored people get riding the rollers/trainer. they try tapes/music/race vids whatever to stay awake. on the other hand i just need a mirror. anyone else just like to watch the legs going smoothly round and round? damn my legs look good. lol.
I can't imagine...look271
Jan 29, 2003 4:36 PM
Looking at myself for 45 min to an hour, spinning like an idiot and sweating my arse off. I've found that looking at tapes of the TdF or other races tend to make the time go by a little more quickly.
LOL (nm)EpicX
Jan 29, 2003 4:41 PM
intervals are funShihtzu on EPO
Jan 29, 2003 5:06 PM
endurance riding extremely boring
Probs with mag850 remoteShihtzu on EPO
Jan 29, 2003 5:10 PM
its a piece of shit
i recommend getting the non remote version

Can anyone tell me how to fix the cable so it wont be so hard to select my desired level. (it keeps auto switching n stuff)
Probs with mag850 remote, and how to get over boredomSwat Dawg
Jan 29, 2003 5:31 PM
How do you have your remote mounted to the bars. I have the mag850 and it works great. It is pretty stable and the remote keeps me from having to get off the bike to change tensions. I have been doing pretty serious workouts on it and it lets me go all out. I have mine mounted to the left side of the handlebars, in between the bar tape and stem. I have the clamp under the bar, wedged between the bar and front brake cable, with the dial facing away from me. With this setup I haven't had any problems.

To address the other point about indoor boredom, I find that having a clearly written out plan for the ride with specific intensities (cadence), tensions, gearing, and time intervals broken up into section of nothing longer that 8-10 minutes. I find if I am focused on maintain cadence and whole bunch of other stuff the time passes swiftly, and with most of the sections being no longer than 5 minutes I can look forward to the next shift. This gets me up to an hour and 1/2. I also play music real loud. I like techno from www.tranceaddict.com. I would like to have a video or something, but I had tried something like that and it was kinda distracting. I get my workouts online from http://www.tacx.nl/content.cfm?l=en&id=515. They are pretty good.
re: riding indoorsbugleboy
Jan 29, 2003 8:36 PM
I'm glad that I'm not the only one