INDOOR BIKING

  • GAYBIGMACHODU...

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    Apr 10, 2011 4:23 PM GMT
    I need some tips on indoor biking.What are the rules for indoor biking?I
    bought myself a bike trainer a month ago at scheels to ride my bike in
    my small one bedroom apartment in the winter,spring,summer time,
    fall,windy days,rainy days,and bad weathered days.I wanna build up
    my muscles with indoor biking this spring before I start any outdoor
    biking this summer..What exercises should I do for indoor biking for
    this spring and the rest of this year?I need some indoor biking safety
    tips too.What kind of clothes should I wear for indoor biking?
  • QHCAguy

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    Apr 10, 2011 5:41 PM GMT
    Try this as a reference. Great for when you're stuck inside:

    http://www.amazon.com/Workouts-Binder-Indoor-Cycling-Friel/dp/1931382751/ref=pd_sim_b_35
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    Apr 13, 2011 5:46 AM GMT
    GAYBIGMACHODUDE1972 saidI need some tips on indoor biking.What are the rules for indoor biking?I
    bought myself a bike trainer a month ago at scheels to ride my bike in
    my small one bedroom apartment in the winter,spring,summer time,
    fall,windy days,rainy days,and bad weathered days.I wanna build up
    my muscles with indoor biking this spring before I start any outdoor
    biking this summer..What exercises should I do for indoor biking for
    this spring and the rest of this year?I need some indoor biking safety
    tips too.What kind of clothes should I wear for indoor biking?



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    Apr 13, 2011 6:34 AM GMT
    I once visited the Outer Banks in North Carolina and the YMCA there has these bikes that connect to a TV screen and give you a virtual race. It looked pretty simple, more software than hardware sort of thing - and it was so much fun! My boyfriend and I raced around the moon and an hour and a half later, we didn't really think we'd biked that much.

    I hope to see more of that in the future. Sometimes indoor cardio can be so monotonous.
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    Apr 13, 2011 6:58 AM GMT
    I bought a couple sets of Spinnervals dvds to train along with. I rotate through them so the workout never becomes too routine. For me, these work best because I have a set to follow along with and use the cues to challenge myself. I also use my garmin data to see if i'm progressing. You can find indoor training routines online that will tell you to do X minutes at X% effort, rest, then do some other interval routine. It's easier to cheat yourself trying it on your own, but if you have the discipline, then go for it.
  • GAYBIGMACHODU...

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    Oct 04, 2011 8:24 AM GMT
    What are best clothes and worst clothes to wear for indoor biking?
  • GAYBIGMACHODU...

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    Oct 04, 2011 8:34 AM GMT
    I have about 3 pairs of jeans.I have 4 pairs of sleeping pants.Are they good
    or bad to wear for indoor biking or outdoor biking as biking clothes?
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    Oct 04, 2011 7:38 PM GMT
    naked !
  • GAYBIGMACHODU...

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    Oct 05, 2011 1:48 PM GMT
    Are regular jeans or athletic pants better to wear for biking and why?
  • GAYBIGMACHODU...

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    Oct 06, 2011 3:32 PM GMT
    Are athletic clothes or casual clothes better to wear for biking and why?
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    Oct 06, 2011 4:31 PM GMT
    GAYBIGMACHODUDE1972 saidI need some tips on indoor biking.What are the rules for indoor biking? I bought myself a bike trainer a month ago at schools...

    OMG, I haven't thought about the Scheels sporting goods chain in years! I used to run into the Scheels family at various social functions in Fargo, North Dakota, where a number of them lived. Nice people. BTW, their Fargo store is so big they actually have a 2-story Ferris Wheel inside it.

    But back on topic, for myself I would follow the US Army tenet of training realism, to train to the task. If your goal is riding a bike outdoors during good weather, then dress like you would for that outdoor task. Same jersey, shorts, everything.

    I've done indoor biking at home, and I'll set up a fan in front of me, to simulate forward motion. It cools you, as would happen during the real thing outdoors. That's one thing I miss doing indoor biking at a gym, where I can get overheated and must stop too soon. Training realism is my recommendation.