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Got a Trainer and Loving The Option

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So I just bought a used  trainer for my bike. It’s going to be great for the winter when I can’t get out riding. Since it’s “new,” I’ve been using it the past few days to get the hang of it. It’s not the same as riding a bike, but it’s not bad though. It still kicks your ass and makes you sweat, probably more than when you’re on a bike (well depending on where you’re riding). The trick to a successful ride on the trainer is to find a good video to watch. I found this one:

Do you use a trainer at all? What tips can you share with me?

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Grounded While It Rains Outside

Go Away Rain! I Want To Ride!

I’m so frustrated. It’s raining outside. It’s coming down quite hard. So no more riding for me today. Only a quick 2 mile bike ride early this morning.

Days like this make me want to investigate Zwift, the online community where you can continue to train while stationary. But like all good things it costs money and money is luxury right now.

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So when winter eventually comes and I decide what I’m going to do to not get out of the habit of riding, I might invest in a stand for my bike, along with rollers and Zwift. We’ll see.

What do you do on a rainy day, when you can’t get on the saddle and on the road? Do you use Zwift? Do you like it? Post your thoughts in the comments below.

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Training Ride And Clinic with Eric from Cycle Sports Doylestown

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Today, I went out on a training ride with Eric Cutter from Cycle Sports Doylestown and two other cyclists (Jim and Janice). We practiced riding in a group as well as how to deal with bumping and drafting.

Thanks Eric for a great time. See you next Saturday at 7:45am at Cycle Sports!