Friday, January 30, 2009

roller update

My many loyal readers will be happy to know I have successfully completed 1.5 hours on the rollers without stopping. Although I do not possess the holy grail of training equipment, I do believe this training is making me stronger. Once I complete my goal of 2 hours on the rollers I have been told I can join some elite cyclists in the Boston area to apply my skills to actual outdoor riding.

Although I was hopeful of taking the giant step to outdoor riding this weekend I will instead be traveling to Grand Junction, CO to apply my indoor walking training to outdoor snow shoeing. Wish me luck because I have only successfully walked for 20 minutes indoors and I hope to complete 1.5 hours of snowshoeing...

5 comments:

pvb said...

I was disappointed to see that the "holy grail of training equipment" link did not point to McKittrick's blog. He's got an SRM attached to stone power cranks that are installed on his underwater bicycle simulator.

RMM said...

Inside Ride E-Motion Rollers, PowerCranks, Computrainer, White Zombie's Sexorcisto, personal coach, training camps in Spain...these are the Holy Grails of training equipment.
I own two of them.

rosey said...

I hope to some day achieve the level of off-season training commitment that RMM has although I am not worthy of the fancy torture devices he has implemented this season. Another alternative is to do something other than ride a bike and we all know that would be a waste. Or I could move the hell out of New England so I don't have an off-season anymore. CA anyone?

gewilli said...

the only way those devices make you faster is by making you more disciplined...

ya don't need them if you have your own fire and a reasonably sense of how to train and ya actually do the training.

why bother racing if the powertap/srm can tell you who is the strongest?

Only the results matter. (I'm trying to instill some positive vibes to training w/o power not to get into a w/power vs w/o argument)

rosey said...

g-

whatever helps you justify ;)

actually i've really enjoyed riding with no data (not even the computer) this winter. just focus on how my body feels and enjoy the scenery. makes me remember why i like riding so much.