None of the above - Any cyclists?

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  1. yotacowboy

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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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    Slight thread resurrection. New (to me) Pivot Les. I've ridden and raced quite a few singlespeeds over the years and this is absolutely the fastest, and also one of the most comfortable. Helps that it's a whisker over 20lbs, even with front suspension and a power meter.

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    So I got into MTB/hybrids a few months ago. How? Well my previous bike was stolen or broken and I had to find a new one for getting to Amsterdam quickly.

    I found a good deal on Gazelle Alu-Lite Impulse. Light, 26 inch wheels, nimble and feels great at speed. Way too much fun.

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    Mine looked similar with a very compact and light frame. I was stolen at the start of September.

    After that I found a used Decathlon Riverside with front suspension. Bigger wheels and a bigger frame and a better cruiser.

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    It looked similar to this, silverish-grey with terrain tires and mud guards with upgraded grippy pedals.

    This week I am going MTB/hybrid hunting, make pictures of the thing and get some heavy locks. A regular bike is functional but a good MTB/hybrid is way more fun.

    Traffic in Amsterdam is chaotic, even on the bicycle. A bit of fun is a welcome addition...
     
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    Okay, picked up a new MTB yesterday. It needs a bit of work but still rides comfortably.

    Here is the gallery link on 500PX: https://500px.com/florast7/galleries/b-one-mtb

    It is a B One MTB cross bike. Fat 26 inch tires and 3 x 8 gears. Once you get to cruising speed it is a lot of fun.

    P.S. Editing galleries is a bit tricky in 500PX. Sometimes the interface is slow, mind that.
     
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    Looks like a good commuter. What's going on with that contraption hanging from the non-drive side chain stay? Part of a lock system or something?

    Btw, maybe it's just me but I can only see one image in that gallery.
     
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    Been riding with varying degrees of dedication for the past twenty years with lots of travel- mostly XC and currently DH- UK, Asia, NA. Some commuting- London, Sydney, Accra, Vancouver. Long long distance touring through South America.

    My avatar was picked off the internet- it's not my photo, but I had one of these bikes as a daily commuter, an '86 Centurion Ironman. Best colour scheme ever :)

    Bugger, trying up upload a photo, but it looks like I can only insert URLs :/
     
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    It's a chainstay mounted kickstand.
     
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    Ahhh cheers, that makes sense.
     
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    as I dont have a car, I go at work with my cannondale bad boy 2015!

    its a 35 min ride, I like it until it starts raining or too much wind, but i probably save over 5k a year in expenses so its worth it for me
     
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    A setting in 500PX has changed.
    The settings in 500PX must have changed. I am still trying to figure it out. Sorry for that.
     
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    That's awesome! As much as I ride, I wish I could ditch a car, but I'm a gear head at heart. just picked up a '17 GTI Sport. fast is FUN no matter what the engine is. audio funds diverted to car stuff for now (except for the MD Noble K10u... fawk...). springs, down pipe, JB4, etc...
     
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    New hardtail after ~10 years off from MTB’s

    My noodly legs are a bit of an embarrassment to it TBH...
     
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    That looks sick amigo. Never used a dropper post or disc brakes for that matter but I'm not hard core enough!
     

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