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ever have this happen? (rollers)Duane Gran
Dec 31, 2001 5:48 AM
After logging probably about 10 hours of total time on rollers, I have graduated to being capable of watching a video while riding them. My biggest limitation seems to be saddle soreness, which I attribute to the less than round surface of my cheap PVC rollers, which keeps my sessions to about 30 minutes before I need a "butt break" and then I can go again.

Anyhow, now that I'm outside of the hallway and rolling comfortable next to a wall, I figured I would watch some of my TdF DVD. Although it was fine, I noticed that it was hard to keep my line when the pelton was negotiating a corner. I think it is one of those natural things where you get so used to moving with the pack. I nearly rode right off the rollers on a mountain descent!

I'm in a rambling mood, so I thought I would mention it. Dog posted a fun list a while back saying what category racer you are based on stuff you can do on rollers. I think I'm still a cat5 roller, but I'm movin' on up!
re: ever have this happen? (rollers)Jon
Dec 31, 2001 8:22 AM
Ha! I've spent a fair amount of time looking straight down at my front while fast
descents are rolling on the VCR! What's even worse is watching a skiing or
snowboarding video! It'll make you nauseous. The Warren Miller ones are the
absolute worst.
re: ever have this happen? (rollers)RayBan
Jan 8, 2002 8:59 AM
HA! That is exactly what happens to me. Ive only ridden off them a few times but there have been many occasions where I am following the video and WHOA!!! I find the stage finishing sprints a challenge too!