Indoor training SUCKS.....unless....

Discussion in 'General Bike Discussion' started by RaceDayRush, Aug 7, 2009.

  1. RaceDayRush

    RaceDayRush Guest

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    I will admit it. I play rockband when i'm on my bike trainer. After 90 minutes or so, I like to think I'm sweaty from a mere 115bps workout, but i think its the perspiration from headbanging to some of the classics.

    For those of us who choose to train indoors, or live in areas of the world that encourage us to train indoors during certain times of the year, we have created Welcome to Race Day Rush

    Get immersed in real race footage of normal people hammering it out. It's pretty cool.

    You know you have to serve time on the trainer or on rollers, make it more enjoyable with the cool eye candy available at Welcome to Race Day Rush

    Spin videos from 30 minutes to 158 minutes. Free.
     
  2. Xela

    Xela New Member Tavern Member

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    Wouldn't advise Rock Band on rollers. Hard enough to towel off while on those things. Still love mine, though! Thanks for the info! I'll definitely be checking it out. I am lucky enough to live in an area where it's mainly the early darkness that forces me onto the rollers, rather than the weather.
     

  3. itself

    itself New Member

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    Cyclerobix

    I used to own a VCR tape (oh my I'm dating myself!), it was a set called Cyclerobix. Unbelievable workout. Some were interval training, then others were just longer sessions. I used to really enjoy them.

    Simple, put it in and go!

    Lisa
     
  4. mtndoc

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    I hate to train indoors, but I hate to ride in the snow even more... haven't figured out how to put tire chains on my bike yet..actually tried a few times, it was ugly!!!
     

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  5. hophead

    hophead New Member Tavern Member

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    It can be done...
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    Or you could try studded tires...
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  6. mtndoc

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    Interesting configuration, I didn't realize they were available, I'm not sure my wimpy crosstrail tires would hold up...maybe I can get my mtn bike back from son-in-law.. Have you tried to ride on these type tires?
     
  7. RaceDayRush

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    i used to race dirtbikes on ice tracks in the winter. we created all kinds of patterns with self tapping screws similar to the diagram above.

    In that world, more was always better. Difference is that it adds a tremendous amount of rotational weight.
     
  8. saladspokes

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    Do you sing while your playing the rockband too? Would that help the workout by working your lung capacity?
     
  9. RaceDayRush

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    LOL. Great idea. Except i'm a terrible singer. Actually, terrible at Rockband too. But if you handed me a real guitar.....that changes things.
     
  10. Xela

    Xela New Member Tavern Member

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    Well, I finally gave in to the rollers this week. Two 1.25 hour sessions with just music. Second night my music selection was better, but I'm definitely gonna be hitting your website up for some better accompaniments before the next time.
     
  11. RaceDayRush

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    awesome. i welcome your feedback.

    2 things; we use divx player in order to stream higher quality. Second, for the longer sessions (i.e. the road bike stuff, give it 2 to 4 min to buffer so that you get smooth playback). Make sure you have your fav tunes and let me know how it goes.
     
  12. funetical

    funetical Slowin it up.

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    How does that not pop the tire?
     
  13. RaceDayRush

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    you're not drilling very deep and you're only putting them in to the knobs of the tire tred
     
  14. Gman82

    Gman82 New Member

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    I use Spinervals and Real rides w/ Robbie Ventura DVD's on my Kinetic trainer, along with a power comp to measure my training. It's great.

    -Greg
     
  15. hophead

    hophead New Member Tavern Member

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    I've seen them made two different ways. First, you drill a small pilot hole through a knob. Then you can either screw a small sheet metal screw into the knob from the inside so that a small portion of the point is protruding from the knob. Or you can screw it in from the outside and then grind off the point if necessary. If you go from the outside, use a hex head sheet metal screw rather than a pan head to get the best traction.

    There are also commercially available studded tires.
     
  16. RaceDayRush

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    Greg, i invite you personally to try out Welcome to Race Day Rush. You'll totally feel the vibe of race day and that, in our opinion, brings out the best in people.

    let me know what you think.
     
  17. coco2

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    This will be my first night on the rollers this year, oh i'm so looking forward to tonight session...not!!!
     
  18. funetical

    funetical Slowin it up.

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  19. coco2

    coco2 Well-Known Member

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    AGHHH the pain...
     
  20. Grape Ape

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    I grew up in the Northwest Corner of Colorado. They don't plow the roads when it snows they sand them. the roads are just snow packed tight with sand on it.

    I rode my MTB to school everyday until my Junior year (had to drive my brother to school then). I ran short screws from the inside out then put a layer of old inner tube over the ends and then a could of layers of duct tape to keep the tube in place then remounted the tire. When I put it back on the bike I found that some of the edge screws hit the stays so I hit all of them with a grinder to knock them down.

    I rode those tires everyday through the winter. I loved it when I rode up the hills weaving in and out of the cars that had spun out. Stopping was also a non issue with the screws I didn't feel that I lost any ability to stop. After my woodshop teacher rode my bike around for a few minutes he did the same thing to his and rode it everyday. We would meet and ride together in the morning.

    He and I even rode our bikes to school on the coldest day of the year when the temps dropped down to -61 degrees F. They ended up canceling school that day and the school supplied a van to take us home and would not let us ride home.