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So I've gotten myself a basic mag trainer for those days........ Should I just set it up in front of the TV or should I get a 'Spinervals', or some other beginner training DVD? Any suggestions? Is it worth it?:confused:
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Well first of all, you do realize it's spring, right? The trainer was so last winter. :)

But seriously, I like the spinnervals. Do a search and you will find the ones everyone likes. That's what I did, and it came up with good ones. They can kick my butt.

Other days, I just watch movies.
 

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i tend to ride the trainer with someone else, so we try to split a movie rental or a dvd we can borrow (college) or have. i tried spinervals once, but i kinda prefer just going at my own pace and throwing in a few "sprints" and recovery periods. otherwise get a season of your fav. tv show on dvd and catch up on missed episodes or watch a season....or just watch tv

edit - alot of libraries have dvd sections (at least our school one does). in the early part of the season (feb/march) in maine i watched 3 seasons of the west wing, a season of scrubs, 2 seasons of 24, a season of lost and a season of the oc.......well, at least half of each season, some i couldnt take
 

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anything works

I have found the following to be fun...

Gone in 60 Seconds
any of the fast and furious
Ultimate Fighting
Race footage of exciting races...
 

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spongebob said:
So I've gotten myself a basic mag trainer for those days........ Should I just set it up in front of the TV or should I get a 'Spinervals', or some other beginner training DVD? Any suggestions? Is it worth it?:confused:
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Bob
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I like putting in old tour dvd's, finding the finish of a stage and then rewinding an hour or however long I want to ride for so that I finish when the stage finishes. It's kind of cool seeing all that "20km to go" kind of stuff. Cheap virtual reality.
 

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spongebob said:
So I've gotten myself a basic mag trainer for those days........ Should I just set it up in front of the TV or should I get a 'Spinervals', or some other beginner training DVD? Any suggestions? Is it worth it?:confused:
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Bob

I avoid the indoor trainer at all costs. I will ride in snow and subfreezing temperatures rather than ride on the indoor trainer. But, sometimes it is the only alternative. I am a great fan of the spinervals DVDs. I have done most of them; they really will improve your cycling. But, too much of Coach Troy also can be too much of a good thing. Usually, I am doing the indoor trainer when it is cold or rainy. So, I like to throw in a sunny, warm Tour de France or Vuelta DVD for a change of pace. Conversely, when I rode the trainer a lot one summer when I had a broken shoulder and could not ride outside, I would throw in DVDs from cold weather races, like the Spring Classics.

If you really like to suffer, save up your money for Spinervals 26.0. It has not been released yet. It is a 5.5 hour simulation of a century.
 

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I'm with Platzner

Put the thing in the closet, go outside and enjoy the summer weather (the really sweaty days have arrived here in the northeast), and don't think about the trainer until late October.

When you do haul it out, watch whatever will keep you occupied and keep you on the thing for a while. Compared to riding on the road, the boredom is crushing. My personal limit is about 45 minutes.
 

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Living in NY City, unless I can wake myself up early enough to get out to Central Park before the cars take over, I _prefer_ my indoor trainer most days to fighting the other 8 million people in the city for the right to ride over pot-holes. I pop in a movie or an old TdF DVD and two hours goes by in a hurry. Note, this is just for 'get some miles in' rides, since doing anything but focusing on the ride means your cadence is going to go way down.

I've found the Spinervals to be great at forcing me to work at spinning at faster cadences.
 
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