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1/20/13 12:09 P

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This is the first winter I've tried an indoor trainer. Bought a Giant magnetic. Works great. Every Thursday 6-8 of us get together in a friend's basement & train to a Spinervals DVD. We get a great work out and not bored at all. But if I were by myself I'd probably be bored to tears. Having a friend pedaling right beside you keeps you from being a slacker.

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12/16/12 10:49 A

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Cool to teaching Spinning! That's been a thought of mine to someday get certified for that...I'd be dead in the water without my music! Even out on the road where I will not listen to an mp3 player, I'll "tune-in" to my inner radio to keep 'er goin'! :-)

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12/16/12 8:22 A

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I teach Spin class so I consider that my indoor cycling. Last year I did put my bike on a trainer and only needed to put one of my Spin profiles on to get going. Music motivates and pushes me and I found the time flew.

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12/15/12 11:22 P

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So this is interactive, with games...? Curious...

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12/15/12 8:37 P

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Don. That's the brand. This here's the model we have in our fitness center.

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12/14/12 10:16 P

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I never can get my heart rate up as high as when I'm riding in a "live fire" situation outside. Intervals help in getting more from less though because my tolerance for trainer work tops out in the 1 1/2 hour range, and usually less. Probably a good time for cross training. The videos I like are Carmichael Training Systems Mountain Biking, and RealRides® Training System with Robbie Ventura. Those are pretty good, as far as training vids go.

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12/13/12 2:31 P

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Haven't heard of Expresso bikes...having a tricky time locating info online about them. Would this be the bike? Just curious:

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12/12/12 9:44 P

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Thanks! Very helpful. I don't have a trainer but use the stationary bike at our fitness center. Today I tried out one of the "Expresso" bikes which seems to simulate a real bike better than the other stationary bikes. I'll have to give one of these workouts a try.

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12/10/12 11:21 A

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Thanks for posting this. I'm getting a trainer for Christmas, and think this could help with the (probable) boredom. I'm still able to ride outside for now, but I've been dreading the indoor season.

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11/30/12 11:07 A

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Thanks for posting! I love having specific workouts for the trainer instead of just sitting on it and riding which is mindless and boring.

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11/30/12 10:01 A

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It is still warm enough to ride outside if I can wait till about 10. But come January it will be a bit cool. Thanks for the link.

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How to Ride Inside: Indoor Trainer Workouts for Cyclists

"Riding inside doesn't have to be dull—or time-consuming—and it can put you on the fast track to fitness. Here's how to get started"

www.bicycling.com/training-nutrition
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Don't know about others, but cold & cycling just doesn't mix for me...taking 'er indoors for the next few months.

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