Friday, January 16, 2009

Kicking Trainer Riding Up a Notch!

I could get used to computrainer time at Village Bicycle! I tried it for the first time today, thanks to ribuck talking me into it and giving me a ride there. It seems a little harder since I work more in front of people than alone in my house and the resistance changes according to your progress on the profile. Fortunately, the time goes faster with people around and the data to watch.

Here's the data screen showing me in red after I finished my ride. (Don't be too impressed, a few of the guys had been through another workout already today!)

Here's the set up with the race DVD on the left screen and the data on the right. The trainers are arrayed in front of the screens with a couple of oscillating fans aimed at the riders.

I'm looking forward to going back!

Edited to add: Locations of computrainer setups, in case you want to try to find one near you.

7 comments:

ribuck97 said...

Don't let Sarah's humility fool you! She tore it up in the group indoor ride!

If anyone has a chance, they should stop in to Village Bicycle in Westport MA and join one of the group rides. The shop owner, Jim, is one of the nicest guys around and his shop is the perfect "small town" bike shop.

Glenn_in_MA said...

Too funny...I was going to post on the indoor trainer rides at Village and was hoping to get down there too! Never met Jim, but I like what he's doing at his shop...plus he's training for the RAAM. Sounds like it was a hit.

trio said...

That sounds like great fun!

Michael said...

I wonder if we have one of those around here. That looks like a great way to stay motivated on a trainer.

Itchy Bits said...

Computrainer is very cool - would love to have it for indoor training but very $$

knitseashore said...

Glad you found something fun to make the indoor riding less onerous!

ribuck97 said...

If you want to see if there is a multi-rider setup in your area, go to http://racermateinc.com/ and on the right is a link to a list of multi-rider locations.