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  1. #16
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    I am not mechanical at all. Putting my new Cycleops indoor bike trainer together (Happy Hannukah to meeeee) is a challenge. But so cool to have one again. This will allow me a bit of a work out.

    Knott will be starting chemo soon and Iíll want to stay nearby.
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    Yeah, my indoor trainer is something I love to hate, but it sure does have a place in my biking. My Cycleops allowed me to stay in condition while recovering from my accident, last summer. Only biking I could do (with the doc's permission) for almost two months while I recovered. When I did get to ride, again, my trainer workouts allowed me to get back to peak riding shape much faster than I would have without it. Nice option to have, too, when temps get below zero.

  3. #18
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    Quote Originally Posted by north woods gal View Post
    Yeah, my indoor trainer is something I love to hate, but it sure does have a place in my biking. My Cycleops allowed me to stay in condition while recovering from my accident, last summer. Only biking I could do (with the doc's permission) for almost two months while I recovered. When I did get to ride, again, my trainer workouts allowed me to get back to peak riding shape much faster than I would have without it. Nice option to have, too, when temps get below zero.
    Days are getting shorter, trails are icy ... itíll be good to be inside and keep me near the patient.

    Now to figure out if I have all the parts.
    Fancy Schmancy Custom Road bike ~ Mondonico Futura Legero
    Found on side of the road bike ~ Motobecane Mixte
    Gravel bike ~ Salsa Vaya
    Favorite bike ~ Soma Buena Vista mixte
    N+1 bike ~ Brompton
    https://www.instagram.com/pugsley_adventuredog/

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    With January-like temps already here, I'll be getting my indoor trainer out of storage soon instead of waiting until January like I usually do. I just have to motivate myself to ride it...

    I hope the chemo goes well!

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  5. #20
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    Quote Originally Posted by ny biker View Post
    With January-like temps already here, I'll be getting my indoor trainer out of storage soon instead of waiting until January like I usually do. I just have to motivate myself to ride it...

    I hope the chemo goes well!
    Thanks. Gosh us too. We’re hoping they choose to use immunotherapy. Since her oncologist is one of the leading researchers in that field could be. We’ll know more today.

    Back to biking; it’s very cold and icy outdoors. In the past I watched football on the trainer; moderate fast pace during the game, stand or sprint through ads. It’s surprising how many ads and how much of the programming is advertising.

    So this works pretty well as HIT. Problem is we don’t have a TV. We stream everything.

    So far I’m listening to podcasts but they don’t have the same functionality of the ad break. I might try a service like Rouvy, a Spotify list or streaming a game.
    Last edited by Trek420; 12-05-2018 at 11:46 AM.
    Fancy Schmancy Custom Road bike ~ Mondonico Futura Legero
    Found on side of the road bike ~ Motobecane Mixte
    Gravel bike ~ Salsa Vaya
    Favorite bike ~ Soma Buena Vista mixte
    N+1 bike ~ Brompton
    https://www.instagram.com/pugsley_adventuredog/

  6. #21
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    Sometimes I use music -- an uptempo play list. One song easy, next song hard effort, next song half easy, half moderate effort, etc. Or shift to a hard gear for the chorus and easy for the verses. Stuff like that.

    I would think someone somwhere has made podcasts for indoor cycling intervals...

    - Gray 2010 carbon WSD road bike, Rivet Independence saddle
    - Red hardtail 26" aluminum mountain bike, Bontrager Evoke WSD saddle
    - Royal blue 2018 aluminum gravel bike, Rivet Pearl saddle

    Gone but not forgotten:
    - Silver 2003 aluminum road bike
    - Two awesome worn out Juliana saddles

  7. #22
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    Quote Originally Posted by ny biker View Post
    I would think someone somwhere has made podcasts for indoor cycling intervals...
    Spotify to the rescue; dozens of play lists. I’m starting a playlist for my rides. On Spotify you are welcome to add your faves to my list;

    Knott Dead Yet I love booty, out spin colon cancer
    Last edited by Trek420; 12-06-2018 at 06:21 PM.
    Fancy Schmancy Custom Road bike ~ Mondonico Futura Legero
    Found on side of the road bike ~ Motobecane Mixte
    Gravel bike ~ Salsa Vaya
    Favorite bike ~ Soma Buena Vista mixte
    N+1 bike ~ Brompton
    https://www.instagram.com/pugsley_adventuredog/

  8. #23
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    Another fan of music for indoor riding. I just put on the headphones and use some of my playlists my iPod. The music helps get me motivated to ride indoors. It's the only time I listen to music when I ride. This time of year, I'll also have a thermos of coffee to sip on in the bottle cage on the bike. That helps, too.

  9. #24
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    Normally I watch football while riding indoors. Hear me out on this, itís perfect. You do a fast regular pace during the game, then sprint during all the ads. Itís near perfect HIT. Iím not a big fan normally but this works.

    Problem is we donít have a TV so Spotify it is unless I stream a game somehow.

    Off to set up the bike.
    Fancy Schmancy Custom Road bike ~ Mondonico Futura Legero
    Found on side of the road bike ~ Motobecane Mixte
    Gravel bike ~ Salsa Vaya
    Favorite bike ~ Soma Buena Vista mixte
    N+1 bike ~ Brompton
    https://www.instagram.com/pugsley_adventuredog/

  10. #25
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    If I had to pick a sport to watch while on the trainer, I think it would be something faster-paced. Basketball would get me in better shape.

 

 

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