How long do your turbo sessions last?
It was sideways hail with thunder and lightening in Bristol this morning so I turned to the Turbo for the first time this winter. After 20 minutes before I was bored and my legs ached too much to carry on. Last winter the longest I lasted was when watching the whole of Seasons during one session.Posted 6 years ago
How long do your sessions last?FunkyDuncMember
Another vote for sufferfest, they really do make 1 hour pass reasonably ok.
I also find that a large fan in front makes a huge difference to how long you can stay on the bike for, like you without a fan I over heat in about 15-20mins.
The other mistake I used to make before using structured plans was rushing full on in to a session and then not spinning down afterwards.Posted 6 years agoFunkyDuncMember
I’ve got the one above £140. Its very quiet and the resistance pretty realistic too. The downside is that the rear wheel isnt fixed in place against the roller so if you shift around out of the saddle you can move the tyre off the roller. I bought the front wheel holder thing and now its not a problem at all.
You can use an mtb, but you would want to put a slick on it though, a studded tyre would creat a lot of noise.Posted 6 years agoMark NMember
I got a Elite Mag Force ElastoGel from Decathlon for £99. They still had some on the shelf when I was there last week. Fairly quiet, remote controls 5 resistance level. The roller is under spring tension against the tyre and grips all the time. I use a fairly slick tyre on it.Posted 6 years agobeejSubscriber
I’ve done a few 4 hour sessions, watched a couple of movies each time. I’ve only had to resort to it when recovering from upper body injury or absolutely terrible weather.
I must have a high boredom threshold. For example I’m sitting here whilst my GF watches Motley Crue videos and I can’t be arsed to smash the TV into oblivion with my handily placed sledgehammer.
I can really cope with tedium. Must be reading all the politics threads on here.Posted 6 years agobeckykirk43Member
I’ve been doing 30 mins to 1 hr but not really been doing anything structured. Just do what I feel like.
Still a while ’til I can get back on the bike so I’m just trying to keep a bit of base fitness, will probably start doing more structured sessions soon but for the time being I don’t want to kill my spirit in the mean time!Posted 6 years agoourmaninthenorthSubscriber
Any recommendations for a general/ starter one ?
I started with Downward Spiral. Still love that one (L’Enfer footage – yay!).
They’re all good.
(Going to try to make time for an easy spin tonight – been off the bike for 2.5 weeks. Will catch up on some iplayer/4OD TV.)Posted 6 years agospacemonkeyMember
Anyone using a Tacx 1680 or 2200 with a MTB? Or maybe any similar system? I’d like to know how much ‘easier’ it is compared to using a road bike. The last thing I want is to splash out £400-£600 and find I can only use a handful of higher gears because the lower ones just spin. CheersPosted 6 years ago
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