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I'm impressed

Discussion in 'Beginners' started by DLB, 27 Nov 2007.

  1. DLB

    DLB Senior Member

    my first turbo trainer arrived yesterday and i gave it a bit of a spin last night and was really impressed. I'd read such negative comments on this forum that i wasn't sure what to expect. The set up was really easy and it's so much easier than getting all kitted up to go out late in the evening. Can't wait to give it another go tonight.

    I suspect they can become a bit boring under certain conditions (and it's not the same as being on the road), but with a decent dvd on to watch, i'm sure i'd be entertained. Why do they get such negative comments??
     
  2. slow down

    slow down New Member

    Location:
    Walsall
    Because once the novelty of riding in the warm at winter has worn off, they're mind numbingly boring after 10 minutes (to me anyway).
     
  3. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

    Location:
    South Manchester
    They are just a necessary evil, given the choice I'd be on the road. I use mine in the garage, mp3 player on with a big fan cooling me - far too hot in the house and only a few degrees in the garage. Hate the thing..... and haven't used it since last winter. Might get use this year if commuting is out because of ice or snow.......
     
  4. Smokin Joe

    Smokin Joe Legendary Member

    I'd rather go out for two hours in driving rain than spend ten minutes on one of those contraptions, I hate them. Mine cost a fortune a good few years back, has a lifetime total use of about two hours and now serves as a handy maintenance stand.
     
  5. slow down

    slow down New Member

    Location:
    Walsall
    Glad it's not just me then - lost count of the times my wifes asked me "Are you mad going out in this weather!"
     
  6. DaveM

    DaveM New Member

    I'm with Smoking Joe on this, got turbo used it twice, now only use it for a cycle stand, they're so unbelievably boring to use.
     
  7. gbb

    gbb Legendary Member

    Location:
    Peterborough
    Horses for courses...
    Just done an hour on mine (its raining here), watch TV, talk to the missus....its better than no ride at all..
    Boring...yes, but then so is riding in the pitch black of the countryside. That bores me as well.
     
  8. DLB

    DLB Senior Member

    just spent an hour on mine while watching casino royale (very good film). A good workout although i'm sure i'll stil venture out as well as use the machine. Particularly good when you can't go out due to having to watch the kids :biggrin:
     
  9. longers

    longers Veteran

    Which one did you go for DLB?
     
  10. DLB

    DLB Senior Member

  11. dudi

    dudi Senior Member

    Location:
    Ipswich, Suffolk
    Just how much space do you need for one of these things? I've fancied one for a while so I can do a decent amount of training over the winter...

    are they noisy?
     
  12. DLB

    DLB Senior Member


    if you can stand your bike up where you want to use it you will be ok. the turbo takes up hardly any space compared with the bike.

    i've been on it for approx 50 mins for the last 4 days and it gives a hell of a workout compared with going out on the bike. Stick a decent dvd on (Basic instinct today) and it's an enjoyable way to exercise while the weather is cold and wet.
     
  13. DLB

    DLB Senior Member

    Actually went out on the bike last night and the first hill i came to i raise up out of the seat to get some extra effort and the bike seemed really weird. I thought there was something wrong until a realised i was used to the bike on a fixed turbo so it doesn't move from side to side. Took a good 10 - 15 minutes to readjust. Anybody else experience this?
     
  14. gbb

    gbb Legendary Member

    Location:
    Peterborough
    No....:smile:
     
  15. DLB

    DLB Senior Member

    thanks!

    that makes me feel better :smile: