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    Stuck inside! What to train on?......on the front range?

    That time of year again, looking to purchase some sort of indoor trainer. Stationary bike, rear wheel trainer or rollers?? What works best and is really really fun? Thx

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    Spend your money on some really nice winter clothing and keep riding outside. Plenty of deals out there for jackets, tights, winter shoes. Embrace the weather outside!
    Proud Tribe member since 1992 - looking for better singletrack to be ridden year round

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    Quote Originally Posted by yetirich View Post
    Spend your money on some really nice winter clothing and keep riding outside. Plenty of deals out there for jackets, tights, winter shoes. Embrace the weather outside!
    +1 riding a trainer is akin to torture

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    Arrrrgh! I just cant deal with the cold! Come on summer!!

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    I have an old schwinn airdyne that I do interval training on all year round. I know it's not acceptable to bikers, but you can actually build you upper body too on it.

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    I normally just ride out in the snow or whatever is going on outside.

    But nothing wrong with riding a trainer.

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    I've been on my trainer a bit this winter (mostly during the week after work), and it's fine. I've been thinking, though, that rollers might be more fun/entertaining for putting in some actual hours when the weather is like it is now. You have to actually work to stay on rollers, not just sit on your a$$.
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    I normally train on the Olympic sport of 12oz curls, sometimes step up to the open (epo ok) 1 pint class if I am feeling like I need to get some KOM's.

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    Ok, I figured it out! Got me a Fat bike to demo tomorrow. Gona suck it up and get some miles in before the Big game, and I will be singing this song the whole time I do!
    Click on the link and crank it up!!!! A true classic!!

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    Fat bikes are fairly limited in that they still need a well packed trail- not as packed as you'd need for a regular MTB, but you'll not be going anywhere you'd like whenever you'd like. If you're serous about training I'd ride outside on roads when the weather cooperates and suck it up on the trainer when it doesn't.

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    Skiing? Loveland was amazing yesterday...

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    Quote Originally Posted by zrm View Post
    Fat bikes are fairly limited in that they still need a well packed trail- not as packed as you'd need for a regular MTB, but you'll not be going anywhere you'd like whenever you'd like. If you're serous about training I'd ride outside on roads when the weather cooperates and suck it up on the trainer when it doesn't.
    Four of us fattied out 3 Sisters yesterday, go for it. Your welcome !

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    Quote Originally Posted by danaco View Post
    Four of us fattied out 3 Sisters yesterday, go for it. Your welcome !
    4 dudes, 3 sister, sounds like a party!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheRage43 View Post
    4 dudes, 3 sister, sounds like a party!
    Sorry, by invitation only

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    So how was your fad.....I mean fat bike ride?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hitechredneck View Post
    So how was your fad.....I mean fat bike ride?
    Say what you will, jokingly or not, it was a lot of fun. Even rides that can be ridden with a 'regular' mtb, fat bikes add a dimension of fun and capability that is worth the experience. What we rode yesterday could not have been ridden by even 3" tires. It was snowing with fog in the air, a unique experience with friends.

    Another cool aspect of snow riding with these bikes is the learning curve and needed skills to make it happen when required by conditions. Never though I'd be on a fully rigid mtb again, I was wrong !

    If we can define a fad, I am willing to bet it is not !

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    Quote Originally Posted by hitechredneck View Post
    So how was your fad.....I mean fat bike ride?
    5X the effort,massive rolling resistance. Very hard to climb in loose dry snow, full ridged set up washes out the front end easy. It works in snow but its still a little sketch, with the right conditions it is fun but by no means is it a competitive set up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hitechredneck View Post
    So how was your fad.....I mean fat bike ride?
    You remember what P.T. Barnum said, don't you? The bike industry loves this fatbike s**t.

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    I don't know about the rest of you but I love my Airdynne, C2 Rower, and my Powerrack. I work out in the mornings before work (mix of cardio, strength and/or Yoga) varies day to day. Then when I get home from work I ride.

    Weekends it's all riding unless the weather does not allow it.

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    holy thread resurrection... Anyway, I built this contraption on Jan 28th and have put over 1000 miles on it, almost entirely while working from home (I'm a computer geek). It sufficiently prepped me for 18 Hours of Fruita, which was my big goal for the Spring.

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    Nothing wrong with a 2 year old thread bump. Well at least it has some eye candy up there aways.
    How do you know if your bike has a Stava?

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    Quote Originally Posted by baker View Post
    holy thread resurrection... Anyway, I built this contraption on Jan 28th and have put over 1000 miles on it, almost entirely while working from home (I'm a computer geek). It sufficiently prepped me for 18 Hours of Fruita, which was my big goal for the Spring.

    Spinner Desk by Brad Baker, on Flickr
    That looks like a torture device, especially if your on mtbr I just hook up my cx bike to an old skool trainer, pop in the ear buds and get a good sweat going for an hour. A hour on the trainer a couple times a week is my maximum threshold during the winter tho, I have to get out and play in the snow- hike, ride or snowshoe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tickle View Post
    That looks like a torture device, especially if your on mtbr I just hook up my cx bike to an old skool trainer, pop in the ear buds and get a good sweat going for an hour. A hour on the trainer a couple times a week is my maximum threshold during the winter tho, I have to get out and play in the snow- hike, ride or snowshoe.
    I'm not a big fan of stationary (or even indoor) exercise, but using the above pictured torture device while working on the computer is like getting fitness for free...
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    Quote Originally Posted by baker View Post
    I'm not a big fan of stationary (or even indoor) exercise, but using the above pictured torture device while working on the computer is like getting fitness for free...
    Yes me neither BUT when you want to work on strength I am required to utilize the power rack I have in the garage. When there is snow and freezing temps outside not to mention I have to be at work in a couple of hours the rowing machine and Airdyne bike in my bedroom are perfect tools. Also, the person that mention about riding an hour on his bicycle to one of those attachments I am not fan of that. I prefer the Tabata and Interval method to avoid boredom which on an Airdyne is more effective by design for it does work the entire body as well as the rower.

    I don't mind riding an hour or more on a trail, but in the bedroom even with a movie on gets quite boring. Hell I even play Sudoku when I am watching a movie.

    We also considering to get a gym membership to mix it up. While I ride because I enjoy it, we are also into fitness. Some I find on here just into riding and get fit because it's a physical activity. That's the key thing here, your interests, goals, etc. is what matters what you should and should not do.

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