Yes the trainer is easily moveable. I don't know how comfortable it would be to sit on it all day (lol) and I think eating on it might be bad for digestion but it is not too bad to bike while in front of a t.v.
Competition update: I lost by 20 miles :( But on the brightside, I biked 29 miles (!) and my husband did 49 miles. Here's the best part: I started the week doing 6 miles and feeling like I was dying and then today (7 days later) I just finished a 12.5 mile ride and felt GREAT! I love cycling.
can you move the trainer into the main living area and just sit on the bike and slowly churn miles? you can eat dinner on the bike, watch the news, talk to the other two about how their day was... all while keeping them off the bike? its like your new couch.
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I'm also considering getting a trainer, and may look at them tomorrow. I'm also considering getting studded 26" tires. But then I wouldn't use those on a trainer. Was told by my bike shop I could also get a new set of wheels for the studs that I could swap out with the smooth and there is a gear set that makes it easy to take off and on the back wheel. But I think things just got much pricier...and I don't know that I can really afford any of it. (possibly the studs or maybe just the trainer)but I really want to make sure I am getting enough exercise.
may need to hit the gym, but I love exercising from the house.
Edited by: SCOTTK3000 at: 12/27/2010 (21:51)
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My figuring is this: If I'm considering using a trainer I'm already giving up the thrill of cycling outside. Whatever I use to attempt to replace this had better be as good as possible or I'm very liable to not use it as intensively as I would like.
Of course this tugs at the OTHER part of me who is tight with the dollars...especially when they aren't THERE!
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I have a magnetic Trainer (Black Burn) paid about 185.00 for it... I like it.. Didn't have the cash to get something too expensive.. I hooked up my cycloputer(wireless) to rear wheel and it does a great job.. I could have spent a lot more for the trainer but figured I would spend the extra for the computer to measure my speed and distance
What a great challenge! Also, I'm thinking about buying a trainer with some Christmas money. Any recommendations or things to look for or things to avoid? Thanks!
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That's a great idea...If you get snow where you are make sure to make that one of the chores lol.. I just rode over 125 miles last week on my trainer so i would reach my 1,000 mile cycling goal for the year.. Nothing like waiting till the last minute huh? lol Happy New Year!! Hope you reach all your goals
Recently, my husband and I have been trying to find ways to make exercising on our indoor cycling trainer more fun. We decided to start a weekly competition between me, my husband, and our roommate. The rules are: 1) Whoever rides the most miles wins 2) The two losers split doing a gross chore! 3) Completing a SparkPeople food tracker for an entire week with each meal filled out adds an extra 5 miles. This week, the chore is cleaning the toilets. I HATE cleaning toilets so I am determined to win. I hope posting this topic will keep me on track! This morning I rode 6.5 miles in 30 mins and I'm excited to see what the other guys will do and how difficult this competition will be to win!
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