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.