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I don't find this site a good source of information--yet.  We need more people to post on this board. It's a discussion board, not a listserv, so let's discuss!

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So, what's going on in your neck of the woods with this snow?

What's the last thing your purchased for your bike?

Carbon? Ti? Steel? Which one is the best?

My bike is so light... -How light is it?-  It's so light that________________


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2013 mileage=12,169 miles;
2014 mileage=5,156 miles;
2015  mileage=6,200 miles;
2016 mileage=17,503 miles;

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Bound to be a reduction in messages.  BBCTalk has been running for over 7 years and has almost 900 registered under it.  That and the forum style will naturally mean less communcations here because almost everyone won't be getting every single message in their mailbox every day.  And finally anytime a change takes place, you lose many you've had online under the old format.  But for the members of the new system, the content will be more applicable since they can control what they want to see.

As for your inspirational questions, I'm a "Dad with college expenses" so expenditures are under tight control.  But that does not mean I don't ride, just no new toys.  Contray to riding, I expect this February has been more consistent for me than any Feb since 2007.  Seems all the years trying to put up with the trainer have paid off and and I can better deal with it this winter.

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cctrekker wrote:

Contrary [edit]  to riding, I expect this February has been more consistent for me than any Feb since 2007.  Seems all the years trying to put up with the trainer have paid off and and I can better deal with it this winter.

More consistent how, Terry. Are you sticking to a schedule?

2013 mileage=12,169 miles;
2014 mileage=5,156 miles;
2015  mileage=6,200 miles;
2016 mileage=17,503 miles;

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Pretty much.  Been on the bike 4x a week most of January.  Now up to 5x a week.  Getting about 8 hours a week on the bike right now.  In the past, it's been a mental challenge to commit that often to trainer work but not been as difficult this winter.  Even got a ride in on the trainer just over 3 hours on Sunday.

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cctrekker wrote:

Pretty much.  Been on the bike 4x a week most of January.  Now up to 5x a week.  Getting about 8 hours a week on the bike right now.  In the past, it's been a mental challenge to commit that often to trainer work but not been as difficult this winter.  Even got a ride in on the trainer just over 3 hours on Sunday.

You have more discipline than I, for sure. My brain goes numb too quickly on the trainer. I do better on the rollers, but best outside.

2013 mileage=12,169 miles;
2014 mileage=5,156 miles;
2015  mileage=6,200 miles;
2016 mileage=17,503 miles;

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So, Terry, what do you do to keep from being bored on the trainer? TV and videos? Music?

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2014 mileage=5,156 miles;
2015  mileage=6,200 miles;
2016 mileage=17,503 miles;

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So, Terry, what do you do to keep from being bored on the trainer? TV and videos? Music?

The answer to that would be YES!  It varies.  Most rides are Spinervals aerobic efforts.  Come February, I throw in at least one hard day, generally Tuesday.  Tuesday's are mostly power (watts) driven efforts.  Specific intervals to challenge different aspects, strength, lactate endurance, lactate tolerance, neuro-muscular training (fast spins).  Doing something different every few minutes keep the boredom to a minimum whether it be due to the Spinveral DVD or my Power training intervals.  But 80% of the work right now is just building endurance.  Weekend trainer rides (2+ hours) are to music to break it up.  And every once in a while I go over a friends house and we train together.

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Winter's a great time for cross-training. If I must be indoors, I'd rather do core and upper-body resistance workouts than spin endlessly.

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Okay Isaias, you asked for info. I've been sticking loosely to the BBC Race training schedule. I say loosely because I also go to Meadowbrook during the week to spin, swim, lift.
I do a Tuesday and Friday 7 am spin class, it's only 45 minutes but I've been rounding to 1 to 1.5 hour. The spin class is good as they're intense sets followed by recovery. This doesn't really jibe with my base building phase where I'm supposed too be staying aerobic, hoping to do 2000 base miles by April. What the spin class does is gets me to the gym to lift and do core work. If I had to go the gym just to do that I probably wouldn't go. I have also been in the habit of riding to the gym much to the amusement of my classmates. It's only 3 miles but going up Bellemore after spinning and lifting is a good challenge.
I've also gotten back into being on my trainer, bored with the limited Spinervals I have and find that it's better too just follow the BBC training with music. Today and tomorrow call for 2.5 hour rides, those I will do with movies as they aren't intense workouts, LSD aerobic, so the concentration can lag.

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