Morning temperatures are down into the 30’s now – too cold for some of us to venture out for a morning ride. What to do? Consider bringing your winter bicycle training indoors with a indoor bicycle trainer from Bicycle Garage Indy. This is what my entire family has been using for over 20 years now.
A CycleOps trainer from Bicycle Garage Indy is incredibly easy to use. With the fully assembled Pro series, simply slide it out of the box, lock the legs into position, swap out your rear quick release for the all steel one included with the trainer, and mount your bike. That is all it takes to start spinning indoors! Accessories you can add include training mats to protect your home floor, riser blocks for the front wheels, and "trainer-only" tires.
Since we do not have a dedicated exercise room and no basement – up to 4 trainers get set up in our family room over the winter months. However, if we are hosting a party and need that space, we simply return the bicycles to the garage, fold the 4 trainers flat and slide them under the beds for quick storage. Our training room has reverted to a normal family room in a matter of just minutes.
How do we stay motivated to cycle all winter long? We are all advocates of using training DVD titles like the Spinervals and Real Rides series for those long hours in the trainer. Just pop one onto the TV and let the coach take us through a full workout. Without the structure of such a DVD, we all find that our workout is less than inspired and gets cut short.
Find a complete selection of indoor trainers, and all your winter cycling and fitness needs at Bicycle Garage Indy and BGI Fitness.