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    What DVD do you ride your trainer to?

    I know, it's not on dirt, but I have my hardtail on my trainer in my living room in front of the boob tube. I try to break away from my desk and get at least 10 minutes in every hour. Today I rooted around my DVD pile and put in "Climbing" a Train Right session by Chris Carmichael. A bunch of roadies in a room with Chris barking out orders: "gear down, low cadence!" "Get up, recover at 100 rpm!"

    After an hour of that...I felt good. What do you train to if you can't get outdoors?
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    I like the Sufferfest series of videos. I try to do at least one session a week this time of year. Download and play on any medium you want (TV, computer, iPhone, etc.) The video previews do a pretty good job of capturing the essence of Sufferfest. Easily found with a Google search. The Sufferfest "community" is kind of a funny little cult, too.

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    Netflix

    I watched all 8 seasons of 24 last winter... kept me coming back every day to watch the next episode instead of avoiding workouts. 132 days straight.

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    Me (bike) and the wife (treadmill) take turns making fun of the on air personalities at 9news from 5:30-6:30 every other morning. I swear Amelia Erhardt 'changed' when she was out in Cali, she seems to have enhanced her looks, but all we ever got see of her before was her profile in a heli.

    It really is some of our 'quality' time together before the kids get up and life starts.

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    Fletch









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    Truth is I have not ridden on a trainer in almost 7 years because it bores me to tears. I have sold 5 trainers because I bought them thinking I would learn to like it, but then ended up hating it over and over again. I am not competitive and would prefer to be fat and lazy to riding a trainer if I can't ride outside. If I am going to watch Fletch, I am going to be parked in a recliner in front of a big screen.
    Last edited by sgltrak; 01-11-2012 at 07:13 PM. Reason: Truth

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    Barfly

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    Crank. The Kill Bill movies. Anything with action and preferably mild violence, and some kind of story so I would want to watch the rest of it another day if I stopped in the middle. Videos of other people on training bikes yelling at you were totally out of the question.

    But...riding outside is better, have not ridden in the basement for a few years.

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    Coach Troy - Spinervals

    Or Dexter

    1st choice is outside tho

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    Seasons and Roam by the Collective.
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    What kind of a name is poon anyway?

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    Downloaded Eurosport coverage of just about any European race in the last 5 years, preferably Paris-Roubaix or Tour of Flanders. The Sufferfest videos also, IWBMATTKYT
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2wheelsnotfour View Post
    What kind of a name is poon anyway?
    Comanche Indian

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2wheelsnotfour View Post
    What kind of a name is poon anyway?
    Commanche Indian

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    Quote Originally Posted by xcguy View Post
    What do you train to if you can't get outdoors?
    Irrelevant; no such situation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sgltrak View Post
    Commanche Indian
    God, I admire you.

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    Breaking Bad right now.
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    I tried one of those Spinervals vids.... What a joke! Dude walking around a room full of people with bikes on trainers, telling them what to do. The commands do provide structure, but unless you're some sort of mutant tri-dork who can withstand the lobotomy of regimented video workouts you'll be too bored to actually complete one.
    I like to cue up a bunch of short vids on vimeo, put it in "couch mode" and let them play. Keeps it fresh and entertaining, and when broken into 3-10 minute segments helps to disguise the terrible monotony that is riding rollers.
    **** censorship

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    Usually just the news or whatever's on tv. The pain of 2x20s is plenty to keep my attention.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nanook93 View Post
    Irrelevant; no such situation.
    +1. Never really considered getting a trainer. Every winter I play the game of how many consecutive days of trail riding I can do so I can avoid other options. Whatever it takes to motivate!

    Last night (Wednesday) was pretty freakin' cold though - right at my tolerance limit.

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    I don't have a problem getting motivated watching the "Climbing" DVD I have. It's easier having the guy running the class say what's coming next and having a clock ticking off that interval. I'm not watching the roadies on their trainers, I'm just watching the clock.

    I've also got the original "Collective" and it's the opposite of getting motivated to work on "climbing" watching a bunch of guys coasting downhill.
    A blind man searches in a dark room for a black hat that isn't there. Dashiell Hammett

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    We've been cleaning out the attic.

    I found 5 CTS Train Right VHS videos that I would like to sell instead of throwing in the garbage. Even have an extra Train Right MTB video unopened I'll throw in or sell separately.

    If interested PM me with offer.

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    If the trails are ****, ride on the road. Indoor training is for suckers. If it is cold, get some neoprene. If it is still cold, ride harder!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rogbie View Post
    Indoor training is for suckers.!
    Or, in my case, for folks that want to improve aerobic capacity and power in the "off" season. Periodic high intensity 60 minute indoor workouts in the winter, coupled with my regular dose of outdoor trail/snow/road riding, go a long way toward making me faster the rest of the year.

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    Sufferfest videos are pretty good if you can't get outside.

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    So do periodic 60 minute intervals done outside. It's a personal choice. I'm a sucker for freezing my ass off to ride outside, you're a sucker for riding in one place. Overall, we're all suckers.

    Ride on, in place or moving forward.

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