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Has anyone on the east coast got any training in?!(15 posts)

Has anyone on the east coast got any training in?!BigLeadOutGuy
Feb 16, 2003 5:35 PM
Winter is really hitting us hard here in the NE....as well as the mid atlantic states, we are forecast for another 12 inches of snow...when will it end? I am sick of the trainer, I want to smash it to pieces. I feel like I am never going to get outside again!!
has anyone elses training been suffering a bit? I try and get out on the road as much as possible but when its 13 degrees out after about 2 hours I cant feel my hands or feet so I have to head home. blah
Anyone else in the same predicament?
Sure - steady and slowmass_biker
Feb 16, 2003 5:47 PM
Here in Boston we've been hit with the same "wintry mix" as well as frigid temps...but the weekend rides keep going on. It helps that some of my chain-gang work during the week and are forced to the trainer during the weekdays so even with temps at 5 (yesterday) and 8 (today), are itching for mileage outside, even if it comes to 3 or so absolutely freezing hours at most. The trick I think is to make the weekday/trainer rides higher intensity and the weekend/outdoor rides longer/slower/steadier. This winter is a textbook example of how nature can force you to get the base mileage groove on. None of the crew are setting any land speed records just yet, and it is clear that fitness vs. this time last year (a positively balmy winter) is way behind...but hey, it is a long season, right? Those first races are certainly going to be interesting...

MB
right on!!!BigLeadOutGuy
Feb 16, 2003 6:15 PM
Good work!!!
Ive been on the same plan, intensity on the trainer and slow freezing miles outside!!!
thank heavens for the long season, were definatly not going to peak in the early spring, thats for sure! =)
Snowymass_biker
Feb 17, 2003 7:40 AM
Made plans for a quick hit this AM before this "Blizzard of 03" rolled in. Got in some low cadence climbs (still on my 39x16 fixed gear) before the snow picked up and then hightailed it home. Not more than 90 minutes of riding outdoors, but it beats the trainer any day. So yes, you take it when you can get it.

Happy training

MB
yep...75 and sunny in SC yesterday!(nm)merckx56
Feb 16, 2003 6:09 PM
I can totally relatecrashjames
Feb 16, 2003 6:29 PM
Just do a weather.com search on zip 12203.

I don't actually know when I'll train outside again -- I just can't bear the thought of going outside period, let alone trying to ride a bike!

Ditto with the trainer. Sigh.

Only 5 weeks til spring!
You guy are welcome to come to the carolinas.....CARBON110
Feb 17, 2003 5:54 AM
Yall come down ! We show yas trainer foos what hospitality is all bout aight ! I think my base for this season is around 3000k since Nov. I have spent about 6 days on the trainer this winter. The day before yesterday it was 65 in Asheville...then it dropped yesterday to like 36 with freezing rain. I wentout anyway and when I got home ice had formed on my bar. Rest of the week is supposed to be high 50s and 60s and dry ....mmmm the south :)
You guy are welcome to come to the carolinas.....noveread
Feb 17, 2003 8:00 AM
jerk.... ;)
Haha..The melting rubber fumes from my tires on the trainer...BigLeadOutGuy
Feb 17, 2003 9:29 AM
are getting to me!
hahahaha
Im trying to convince the bike sponsor from my team to let me sleep in the factory all the way in sunny california...he's really not going for it..I even offerd to sleep in the dumpster!
Just get me outta this cold and away from the snow and out from the basment...its filled with the smell of burning rubber from all the tires im scorching on the flywheel!
AAAAAHHHH
there is no end in sight!

This is my trainer...there are many like it but this one is mine...I love my trainer and it loves me!

im going to shovel some snow
have a good day =)
65 and sunny here in 96001. Sorry.shirt
Feb 17, 2003 5:46 PM
Sure.....K-Man
Feb 18, 2003 9:52 AM
SE Pa here, just ouside of Philadelphia.......
Since Christmas I have been riding on the trainer throughout the week, but I have been on the Road every Saturday (3 hour rides)and every Sunday (2+ hour) but the last two weekends due to snow.
I'm with you though.....I'm SICK of winter and can't wait to ride in shorts!

KMan
Struggling in Jersey...biknben
Feb 18, 2003 5:30 PM
I picked the wrong year to start Friel's training plan. I did respectable the first 6 weeks but it's gotten unbearable at times. 15 hours of training in my conditions is a dream right now. There's no way I can spend that much time on the trainer. I was doing ok commuting a couple weeks ago in frigid temps but now I've got serious snow problems. I should change sports to XC-skiing now.
I just broke the mag unit on my Blackburn...lonefrontranger
Feb 18, 2003 6:38 PM
Does that make you feel better?

Our weather has been on again, off again and my job didn't allow me to get a ride in today. Decided to spend 2 hours on the trainer (yuk). At 75 minutes the mag unit made a really strange noise and completely stopped working. Oh, well - at least I was through doing the overgeared phase of the workout.

The last person I know of who broke a mag trainer (also mine) happened to be a Cat I track racer, so I guess it was sort of a lefthanded compliment from the trainer, right?
cool. congratsDougSloan
Feb 19, 2003 2:11 PM
A meltdown has to be a milestone in anyone's training.

Warranty?
nah, it was a cheapo lameo one anywaylonefrontranger
Feb 19, 2003 5:13 PM
this was a really s*X*Xy old trainer that I'd gotten secondhand from the guy who broke my original (also cheap and secondhand). Guess that shows exactly how much I care about mag trainers (not in the least). Heigh ho, heigh ho, it's off to ebay I go...