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Anyone else said "No mas!" to the trainer for this year?(14 posts)

Anyone else said "No mas!" to the trainer for this year?OldEdScott
Mar 4, 2003 8:37 AM
Just cain't take no more.
si. nmJS Haiku Shop
Mar 4, 2003 8:42 AM
I said it about 10 years ago. nmMB1
Mar 4, 2003 8:47 AM
A guy who rides 100mi in the snow doesn't need one! nmRJF
Mar 4, 2003 8:49 AM
No.It's still all I've got.(nm)PEDDLEFOOT
Mar 4, 2003 8:49 AM
Well, almost, but can't stop...Spunout
Mar 4, 2003 8:50 AM
Does anyone else experience vertigo when on the rollers and watching TdF videos of a high speed descent? I do, and I usually follow the motorbike around the corner and crash. Twice last ride, I have more roadrash(roller-rash?) and warped wheels in two months than a season on the road.

My training program asks me to start hills climbs this week, and it is -20 outside.

I'm staying on.
not memohair_chair
Mar 4, 2003 8:51 AM
Ha! I never got on my trainer or rollers this year. It's too much fun riding in the outdoors! I probably have 750-800 miles already, including two centuries. Must be tough not living in California...
Mar 4, 2003 9:12 AM
sold mine last spring. 2 crashes last night in fresh powder has rethinking my decision to ride through the winter though.
I love it !!!MR_GRUMPY
Mar 4, 2003 9:17 AM
No cold hands, no frozen feet, and not having to worry about getting too wet when it's 25 degrees. I won't go outside to train until it's 40 degrees out. I find that it's too hard to do zone 3, 4 , and 5 workouts when it's so cold. I work out in an unheated garage, where I can strip down to shorts and a ss jersey after 5 minutes. Granted, I can only get in 30 miles this way, but we don't have any road races until the end of April.
It's just another tool, use it accordingly(nm)spuncrazy
Mar 4, 2003 9:41 AM
I wish...noveread
Mar 4, 2003 9:49 AM
Still on the trainer, but things are beginning to improve. I won't ride outside again for two weeks, but once I return to frigid WI on the 15th of March, I hope to be doing at least all of my weekend rides outside, and hopefully all of my hard days outside...

sometime you just gotta do what you gotta do......K-Man
Mar 4, 2003 10:17 AM
Our season (mtb) starts in 4 weeks (Pennsylvania). The last month the roads have been pretty much useless on the weekends (I've squeezed in a couple rides in the snow/rain anyway). Without using a trainer, I would be in about 1/4 the shape I am in already. I really hate using one, but after a while you just get use to it.
I had about 500 mile in on the road in January and the Start of February....only about 100 miles in the last 3-4 weeks due to road conditions.
I am ready to put the trainer away for good and listen to the bird chirp for hours on end!


Yip.'Sides,thats a whole 'nuther sport....not my cup of cheer.128
Mar 4, 2003 10:35 AM
Without the outdoor movement through space n stuff, it's just not cycling for's just training!
Sold the trainer. Upgraded the retro pedals to clipless. Bought skiis. Wait like a mad man for Spring.....

(Hit 40 Sat., got in 18 miles!! below 0 Sun....:(
Mar 4, 2003 10:57 AM
I'll use it for an easy spin tomorrow (It's supposed to rain and well, if I don't have to ride in the rain, especially when it's cold, I don't.). I got out today (beautiful sunny day, but cold-temps in the upper 30's but with the wind....) for 27 miles on the fixie. A little dicey in some areas where the snow is melting onto the road and then freezing, but WAY BETTER than the trainer!