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Bicycle trainer

Postby Walgoosed » Thu Mar 13, 2014 1:03 pm

Anyone ever use one during the winter months?
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Re: Bicycle trainer

Postby BoomerBrian » Thu Mar 13, 2014 6:03 pm

Yeah. They suck. Makes biking no fun.


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Re: Bicycle trainer

Postby Walgoosed » Fri Mar 14, 2014 12:15 pm

Well I didnt expect it to be as much fun but they must be good for fitness right? I live in the midwest. Aside from fat bikes winter pretty much ruins any riding and I hate starting from scratch each spring building my legs back up.

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Re: Bicycle trainer

Postby wa_desert_rat » Fri Mar 14, 2014 12:46 pm

I've had several trainers. All of the took a regular bike and either fastened it to a stand or just let you ride on rollers. The roller-trainers were pretty scary because you could ride off of it easily but once you learned how to do it you could vary the resistance and ride pretty much like you were on the road.

I still have the trainer with the stand and the rollers. The rear axle fastens to the stand and holds the bike in position and you can vary the resistance with a knob. They're cheap and useful. In fact, after knee surgery several years ago I spent a few hours every day out on the porch looking out on the lake and riding my trainer. 30-days after my complete knee replacement I rode my mountain bike 3 miles to the surgeon's office for a check up. He saw me sitting in the waiting room in my cycling shorts and jersey with my cane and hard hat and asked me if I had biked to the office. I had... but my wife had followed me for most of the trip. Part of it, alongside railroad tracks across the landfill of the local lake, she had to drive around.

I like trainers. YMMV. :)

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Re: Bicycle trainer

Postby Walgoosed » Fri Mar 14, 2014 4:01 pm

Thanks craig. Thats a great story.

And now I know what type I should be looking next fall, one that I cant ride off since I dont want to put any holes in my walls. Ill be using it in my house.

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Re: Bicycle trainer

Postby BoomerBrian » Fri Mar 14, 2014 8:42 pm

Yeah. If you get rollers be prepared to have to be focused on the whole ride. With a trainer you can zone out and watch a movie while spinning.


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Re: Bicycle trainer

Postby Walgoosed » Sun Mar 16, 2014 9:08 pm

That zoning out and watching a movie sounds pretty good for winter when there isnt any riding to be done. Thanks fit all the input guys.

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