Monday, January 31, 2011

Sorta New Bike Trainer

I will admit it, I am a fair-weather biker.  Riding in the rain scares me, and although I do it, I would prefer not to.  As the PNW is prone to rainy days, I decided that the best thing would be to invest in a bike trainer so I can get the miles in while dry and toasty in my home.

Bike trainers (at least the good ones) run about $300, which is a bit pricey for me.  So I thought for a bit and realized that a friend of mine used to really be into biking and no longer is.  He is one of those people that always purchase the best of the best, so chances were that he had purchased a top of the line bike trainer a few years ago.  I contacted him and asked him if he was willing to sell me his bike trainer that was currently in storage, not being used.  He agreed.  I now the proud owner of a Cyclops Fluid indoor bike trainer.


aarthy said...

very cool, I think austin has the same one, or at least its the same brand. Let me know if you find a way to stay on it for more than 15 minutes without falling off from boredom. That's what happens to me, but I'm highly ADD.

Stephanie said...

I think I am going to set it up right in the middle of my living room and pop in a movie.

Let me know if you have any boredom-removing techniques for running - that one still gets me everytime.