ADVICE ON PUSH BIKE AND TRAINER PLEASE

JonW

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Have now fitted a 45 inch tv screen on the garage wall for Zwift, (courtesy of Rockits) because the 32 inch one was just too small! :D:D:D:p:p:p

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Excellent work - I’ve been playing with my set-up as well, and am now running Zwift off my Mac. Gives me full access to all music, and I can watch football or other stuff on the TV if bored...

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GeoffCapes

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Excellent work - I’ve been playing with my set-up as well, and am now running Zwift off my Mac. Gives me full access to all music, and I can watch football or other stuff on the TV if bored...

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I guess if I felt inclined (no pun intended) I could run Zwift off my phone or iPad and watch tv or Netflix from my Laptop.
Or I could put the Playstation in there and run Netflix and run Zwift from the laptop....
 

rockits

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Just bought some padded shorts and a padded gel seat cover as well. Much better!

Came across this one that looked a little wrong though......

 

midlifecrisis

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1) It's fecking freezing. - I forget that you're a southern shandy drinking poof
2) The roads are fecking freezing making them more dangerous than normal. Winter tyres?
3) It's dark most of the time that we're not at work, making it more dangerous than normal. Get some lights LEDs are really good nowadays and very checp compared to the price of your thousand pound engineless push bike
4) And it's probably wet. - Not heard of Goretex?
5) you have to keep washing the bike -- Start a new thread called Washing my pushbike....what creams/chemicals you use etc...

I might move this to the First World Problems of the 21st century thread...LOL
 

JonW

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Ooh goody - can I play with my reasons as well.

6) If I’m Indoors I can watch the TV (football/Netflix/etc...) at the same time
7) I can also use the time to listen to music (which is dangerous if outside)
8) On my bike in the gym I can text my wife / kids to come in and fill up my water bottle if it gets empty, or to bring me a slice of cake...
9) I can exercise indoors at 5am in the morning, or at 10pm at night without inconveniencing anyone.
10) I can exercise indoors and make “friends” and build connections with people all over the world - bit like being on a forum for cyclists
11) When cycling indoors I have a much wider choice of routes and types of terrain, whereas if I cycle outdoors I’m limited to where I live
12) There are structured training programs I can follow when cycling on one of the indoor software platforms, so its a bit like having a coach and team of fellow cyclists cycling with you. This helps me to improve my fitness more than I would if I just went for an unstructured ride outdoors
 

GeoffCapes

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3) It's dark most of the time that we're not at work, making it more dangerous than normal. Get some lights LEDs are really good nowadays and very checp compared to the price of your thousand pound engineless push bike
There are enough ***** on the road who can't see cyclists in daylight without trying to avoid them at night.

If you are unlucky enough to be hit, at least they will see you lying by the side of the road with half you brains hanging out during daylight as opposed to a slow painful death through the night before your dead body is found in the morning.
 
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zagatoes30

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Ooh goody - can I play with my reasons as well.


8) On my bike in the gym I can text my wife / kids to come in and fill up my water bottle if it gets empty, or to bring me a slice of cake...
Does eating cake not sort of defeat the point of the exercise?
 

JonW

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Does eating cake not sort of defeat the point of the exercise?
Of course not - all cyclists stop occasionally for cake - if it wasnt for cyclists the National Trust cafe at the top of Box Hill would have shut down years ago, and there are probably hundreds of other cafe’s around the countryside that survive on cyclists’ love for coffee and cake...

The benefit of training indoors is that I can pedal and eat cake at the same time - in fact that should probably be number 13 on reasons to cycle indoors!...
 

ChrisH

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You can gauge my work effort because I have mirrored walls in a small home gym... when they get blury you know you're working... when you can't see anything in them you know you've worked hard... when they start sweating themselves... it's time to stop :D

Works been cr4p for months though so I've barely turned the pedals since summer. Motivated to start again this week...

...sounds like we need a virtual SportsMaserati ride? Unfit and overweight seen to be common themes (check check here) so I can't imagine it'll be too serious... I've never done a group ride on Zwift so if there's keeness I'm game to try.
Tonight was obviously a reasonable workout effort...

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