Back to the trainer

Man, I get so bored on the trainer.

 When I got home last night, I had a quick snack, changed clothes, set my bike back up for the trainer and started pedaling.  The only good thing about it is that it helps keep my legs in shape for real riding.

I have a Garmin 305.  Happily you don’t have to do a thing, change any setting at all, to get your mileage.  When it doesn’t get satellite data showing movement, but registers cadence, it automatically reads from the wheel magnet.  Handy little gadget.  The funniest thing was that it registered a tiny bit of climbing.  Weird.

So I managed to stay on for 25 minutes.  That’s a full 5 minutes longer than last time.

I got hungry.  That’s my official excuse.  Oh, and I had seen the “Law and Order” I had on the tube before.  Second official excuse.  And I was just bored.

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~ by susancyclist on January 29, 2008.

3 Responses to “Back to the trainer”

  1. The 305 utilizes a barometric pressure device to measure altitude changes, as does my Polar 725x. I’ve noticed strange fluctuations in my altitude while I’m stationary, which seems to be due to passing storm cells.

  2. training can be a work in patience — especially indoor cycling on a trainer, spinner or rollers.

    TV, music or just pointing the thing so I have a view out the window are my favorite tricks if I have noone to chat with.

    Good luck

  3. I have tons of entertainment available. TV, stereo, spinervals, cardiocoach on the ipod, and I’m set up next to a window!

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