Winds of change are blowing...
For everyone who was wondering, these are rollers:this is a turbo trainer:
Could you have picked a dorkier tri guy for the second one? Geez! And his hips were all over the place. And rollers are not that freakin' easy. People who are really good at the tricks are REALLY good but rollers in general. Be prepared for lots and lots of bruises as you learn to use them. And with a trainer you can do classes as local bike shops.
Amy - is there such a thing as a non-dorky tri-guy? Or male cyclist? They all wear lycra. Even Ben and Brian look dorky!Ben has a new fluid turbo and I've been using it on weekends and he's agreed to do the turbo/roller switch on weekends if I buy rollers so I can take the turbo to classes if I want. Although, there is nowhere to turbo spin or spin bike spin in Newmarket anyway so it's a moot point.
Was the helmet necessary on the trainer?PS Don't forget that tri-geeks shave their legs too... the men, that is.
that roller thing looks impossibly scary! I'm impressed that you even consider getting on it.Good luck with your training.
yes, the helmet, why the hell was he wearing a helmet on a trainer?? I might consider wearing one on the rollers for the first time... but only because I'm a klutz.
Don't mock the shaved legs. It's actually really practical from a road rash perspective - shaving your legs means that when you skid across the pavement you won't get the hairs stuck in the asphalt and rip the skin off. Also it heals better.As for the first few dozen times on the rollers do it in a door way or between the back of the couch and a wall so that you have something you can fall against or balance on if you need to.
Oh wow, that roller looks incredibly difficult. The balance required! I admire you for even considering it. And thank you for disabusing me of my first thought, which was that you were considering making your way to work on roller skates. :S
Although I used to be a competitive figure skater, I'm not sure how my patients would perceive me if they saw me rolling skating down the street to work...
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