None of the above - Any cyclists?

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    I have tried Sufferfest vids but I don't own a powermeter, so they're kind of wishy-washy if you're using an actual training plan and trying to get results. but if you're just looking for some motivation to get stronger/fitter, they're pretty fun. Especially if you enjoy watching races. There's a handful of folks on my team that play around with Zwift and say that it's pretty fun, too.

    Another thing to consider is many cycling development coaches will offer group training programs on something like a Computrainer. I've done a bunch of group Computrainer sessions, and those can be pretty fun and motivating. Quite a bit different than goofy spin classes since you're using structured training (training with power) rather than "PEDAL REALLY HARD AND TURN IT UP TO ELEVEN"-with-crappy-techno-music type training on an uncomfortable spin bike.
     
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    A DAP and isolating iems, maybe? I don't have a trainer at home since I can do stationary biking at the gym I belong to.

    Also, what do you do on the trainer? Straight spinning? Doing intervals would keep you from being too bored.
     
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    Yeah sometimes just straight spinning, sometimes "random" intervals of 90% effort for 1 min with subsequent 1 min rest. I really should read up on what interval routine is best. I'm definitely not hardcore about it and I don't plan on doing races. However, it definitely would be nice to just get stronger/faster for myself. I really should try to get a small stand/arm for my smartphone and hook up some cheap iems to it. That would probably solve the volume problem.
     
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    I don't usually get too bored with the spinning aspect because I've found answers. I've usually had the dap/iems on me. I'll do straight spinning, but I will also get off the saddle and start mashing for a short time as well. I don't do intervals much, but I have that as an option as well.

    Want to alleviate boredom completely without actually riding outside? Do rollers.
     
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    On the trainer I can't suspend my disbelief with the bike DVDs. If I'm training, I use the remote headphone jack with my Roku 3 and watch anything with action on Netflix. If there is a fight scene I go into alternating sprints/climbs. I used to watch comedies, but would end up with a shitty workout. When I am just spinning to stay limber I listen to podcasts on phone. IEMs either way.
     
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    Yes,I've got Retul fitting program(with certified operator),but right after that,I was involved in a crash(about 6 months ago) and broke my left knee,so I'm on my Rehabilitation process now.Doctor said that I can do some casual ride,but my knee still hurt so I just stopped riding.Hopefully I can go back to my cycling club in 3 months.

    By the way,the Manitou fork of my friend's mountain bike broke like this:
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    It makes me think of my knee,eww

     
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    Specialized Allez Sprint DSW Special Edition III - Campy Chorus - November Rail 52s - Other fiddly bits.

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