Turbo trainer…. Hmmm… in works car park ?
He’s swallowed his pride and is training in a way to maximise his available time. It’s about trying to be the best you can be and only a small percentage of the biking population has this mentality. Whether you think it’s a good idea or not, hat’s off to him for doing it.Posted 4 years agolemonysamMember
set up a running machine next to it, but just slightly in front. Then pretend you’re racing him. He’ll be so ashamed at not being able to catch you up and overtake, he’ll soon jack in.
Alternatively do this holding a broken plastic wild boar to give him the full tdf experience.Posted 4 years agoflap_jackSubscriber
I do this. It’s a sensible use of time.
Some days I weight train instead.
Everyone thinks I’m a knob. I don’t give a … I’m as fit as a butcher’s dog and built like a brick ….house so they don’t dare say anything.
I haven’t done it for a few weeks though, so it’s not me you’re talking about.
Just re-read original post. Don’t do it in lycra, I must admit.Posted 4 years agoTiRedMember
Someone at work does the same. Bike and turbo taken to work in the car. A turbo sessionm at lunch and then a shower. Good use of time. He said he’d love to commute by bike but with a young family and a 25 mile ride each way, he doesn’t have the time. We have no gym at work.Posted 4 years agoconvertSubscriber
What’s the problem with Lycra?
Shorts mandatory imo. Never worn cycling top when turboing though – old t shirt for the first few minutes then down to just the bib shorts for the remainder. cycling in just a pair of bib shorts in a public place could be seen as a bit gimp like though I guess.
Am assuming he was turboing next to his car/van or close to the rear entrance to the building and not in the middle of an otherwise empty car park? That seems fair enough and very dedicated.
I think turbos are the critical point where commuter or leisure cyclists and competitive cyclists reach their parting of ways and comprehension. For competitive types the turbo is, very much like the ergo for rowers, a training addition for specific benefits rather than something to do when its raining outside. For leisure cyclists the very point of being on a bike is to be out taking in the view etc.Posted 4 years ago
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