Suburban Assault

Spinning To Nowhere

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Riding on a trainer – spinning your wheels for the purpose of exercise and burning calories – is boring. In my younger, more easily metabolized days, I would avoid doing such activities. My mind has to be constantly stimulated while exercising, or I just get too bored and quit. That’s one of the reasons I love riding my bike around town. The scenery is always changing and I’m experiencing new things, almost every time I get out there. I really don’t know how those folks, in a gym environment, keep it up.

There is only one thing I hate more than riding a trainer: riding in the winter, with freezing, windy and rainy weather. Pick any two of those conditions and I’m out. I’m a summer boy, enjoying moderate to hot temperatures. I also love the longer days of summer and not having to layer up.

What’s your preference?

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Written by dickdavid

January 19, 2015 at 6:28 am

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  1. Here in the midwest it’s either hot, cold or windy and often two of those at the same time. You kind of have to get used to riding in all weather types or you end up riding only 7 days a week, finding that “perfect” day here is very difficult.

    mtbrobster

    January 19, 2015 at 8:38 am

  2. I like riding my bike to the gym. I subtract a portion of the ride off the workout and spend some extra time in the sauna.

    Steve A

    January 19, 2015 at 9:55 am


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