If you like to stay in shape by riding a bicycle, but really have a thing about riding in inclement weather, what are you going to do? You could spend the money to buy and exercise bike, but that seems a bit like overkill. Why would you want to have a piece of equipment taking up space in your house or apartment like that. Especially if you are likely to only be using in sporadically?
A better option might well be an indoor bicycle trainer. These small units are perfectly designed to compliment your training regimen. Many different styles offer many different ways to train, depending on your preference. All of them to one or extent or another offer different levels of difficulty so that you can choose a regimen that suits you.
There are obvious advantages besides the space saving aspect. You get to train on your own bike and replicate the exact circumstances you would encounter when actually being able to ride outside on your normal course. With a bit of ingenuity you should be able to come close to duplicating the exact courses you would be riing on if the weather was decent. Beyond that you should be able to invent imaginary courses designed to take your training to the next level.
If you are serious about staying in shape, or if you are trying to get yourself ready to take your training to the next level you need to consider the advantages of a good bike trainer in the near future.
Imagine that the next time the weather lets up you don’t need to spend a few days, or weeks, getting yourself back to the shape you were in before you had to take a break from training. Or that the next time you attack that difficult course you had laid out you found out that it wasn’t as difficult as you remembered.
So next time you need a workout, bring in your bike, take a moment to get it set up on your stand and get in the good workout that you need. And continue to realize the benefits of getting and staying in shape. You will thank you, and so will your loved ones.
In fact, you should share your love of riding with those you love. Perhaps with a little time, it can become a family thing.
I don’t get to go to bicycle races very often. (To be honest, unless someone I know is in the race I get a little bored). But I do get to see them on TV.
I love to watch triathlons. Not just for the biking, I also like the drama of the mosh pit of the swim, the road races, and the pathos of the running race. The elation of passing other runners on the why to the finish line, meets the agony of the wall. I remember seeing at least one race where the winner collapsed a hundred yards from the finish. He didn’t give up, he staggered on until he wobbled to the ground just feet from the finish. You can’t get more drama than that.
Still, impressive as the triathlon is, the off road triathlon takes it to a whole new level. Throw in a mountain bike and some really really rough terrain and you have fitness on a whole other level. Nothing like watching someone bomb down a mountain path at warp speed to get the adrenaline pumping, even if it is vicariously. I am green with envy when I watch these.
I will never be that fit, and even if I ever was, I wouldn’t have the guts to cruise along a ridge with a huge drop on either side. Heck I couldn’t do it even if there wasn’t a ribbon on the line. But all of that aside, I admire the level of fitness. And I can actually aspire to some approximation of fitness.
So that’s part of the plan. I don’t know if it will involve a mountain bike – I may be a bit too accident prone for any such thing. But there are hills on roads too. And much less likelihood that I’ll hit a root and fall over.
You get your motivation wherever you can. Some of mine comes from watching superhuman athletes attain levels of performance that I could never aspire too. Throw in some fitness videos of svelte women with abs and a Queen song or two and I’m good to go.
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