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  1. Echo

    Echo crooked smile

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    Or should I say "It's no ride". :(

     

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  2. robdamanii

    robdamanii OMG! <3 Tom Brady!

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    Nice bike dude.

    And those rollers are so sexy to boot. :thumb:
     
  3. Westy

    Westy the teste

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    Hot bike but ugh I hate rollers. Rollers are some kind of time machine that make minutes turn into weeks.
     
  4. I Are Baboon

    I Are Baboon Run, Forrest, Run!

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    I can't handle five minutes on a trainer or rollers. I really need to get to more spinning classes. Maybe tomorrow night.
     
  5. splat

    splat Nam I am

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    At least with Rollers you have to concentrate on what your doing else you will find your self on the floor. But since I couldn't ride , we hit up the snow shoes last night ( see seperate thread )
     
  6. Echo

    Echo crooked smile

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    I've been doing an hour at a time lately. I play music from my laptop to cut down the boredom. Last night I was pressed for time so I only rode a half hour. That actually went by pretty quick.
     
  7. Westy

    Westy the teste

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    I can put an hour in on the trainers at the gym, watching MILFs jog passes the time nicely. At home I struggle to do 45 minutes at a time. And I have a computerised trainer with power output charts simulated, courses, dogs trying to lick the sweat off my legs, music and TV to distract me.
     
  8. splat

    splat Nam I am

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    But don't you find with playiong music you wind up pedalling to the beat of the song ? I know it always screws me up. I usualy find an Ice hockey game on the tube to watch
     
  9. Echo

    Echo crooked smile

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    My spin is pretty constant (although not as fast as I'd like), the music doesn't seem to affect it much.
     
  10. douglas

    douglas Chocolate Milk Doug

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    :thumb:

    @ home I watch tv while on the trainer, but going for 60 min is tough

    I am joining a gym very soon...time goes by so much quicker when I get to watch hot sweaty fit chicks work out :drool:
     
  11. douglas

    douglas Chocolate Milk Doug

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    can you guys stand while on the rollers?
     
  12. stosh

    stosh Darth Bailer

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    .... take it easyyyy....
     
  13. splat

    splat Nam I am

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    not me
     
  14. bluebug32

    bluebug32 Asshat

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    I've never tried rollers. I have a trainer that I use about 4-5 nights a week. Generally, I watch tv and I find that when I try to coordinate it with my favorite tv shows that I'll always do it.
     
  15. Echo

    Echo crooked smile

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    Nope. I go to Tweeks house and do hill repeats for standing training.
     
  16. Rockland

    Rockland Turbo Monkey

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    I end up using my trainer for about 2 weeks each winter before I get mind numbing bored. I'd put it in front of the tv, but my trainer (an old wind resistance) is so loud I can't hear a damn thing.
     
  17. Heidi

    Heidi Der hund ist laut und braun

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    It's easier to do a set workout than to just spin. You know - 2 minute time trials, some spinups, one legged workouts... I have a twelve week program desigened for one workout a week (it was just a small part of my old training programs). I guarantee it will kick your butt and leave you crying. It's minute based though so you can't just chill.
     
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    I like rollers, but I hate your bike. :D
     
  19. MMcG

    MMcG Ride till you puke!

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    Echo - that bike is gorgeous - if you were to go out on the road in the winter do you have a backup beater bike to ride or do you just hop on one of your mountain bikes instead?

    How the hell do you get started on the rollers - do you hold on to that work table until you get some "momentum" going?
     
  20. Echo

    Echo crooked smile

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    Yeah the table works, or if there's no table I hang on to the ceiling. It's really not as difficult as it would seem.

    Oh and I would never ride my road bike in the winter here... I have a beater.
     
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    bluebug32 Asshat

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    Care to share it?
     
  22. TreeSaw

    TreeSaw Mama Monkey

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    Nope..it usually ends poorly when I try. Sq-Earl can though :mumble: Big surprise huh???

    I too either listen to tunes (and it doesn't affect my cadence) or watch TV. Right now, I am only spinning 30 minutes when I can (which hasn't been since Sunday, but I have a date with the rollers or stationary bike tonight...depends on what Sydney has to say about it). Last winter I was able to do 50-60 minutes without too much trouble.
     
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  24. MMcG

    MMcG Ride till you puke!

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    I need to find me a beater too methinks. The Serotta is way too precious to take out in the winter.
     
  25. -BB-

    -BB- I broke all the rules, but somehow still became mo

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    Hey IAB... you need to come back out here.
    I did a night ride on San Juan (the one we rode with Heidi) a few days ago and all I needed was a long sleeve shirt, shorts, and leg pads.
    :blah: :devil:

    My co-worker lives on teh other side of that hill, so he drops us off at the top on his way home from work. There are still a few climbs, but overall it is about a 2hr. ride.