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Just saw the post from tripstobaltimore about this section being a little light on recently. i thought i'd post this one up.
I am about to jump back on the bike after a lengthy layoff due to a crash. The arms aren't very good so i thought i may be able to throw the track bike on the indoor trainer and get the legs rolling over whilst the arms were building up enough strength to brake & change gears. That way hopefully i'm in some sort of condition to race once the arms have healed up and strong again.
Any suggestions as to what i can do with a fixed gear bike on the trainers? Keeping in mind all riding will be upright with no arms on the bars.
i'm thinking intervals, say 5 or so "kilo's" with a minute or two rest in between to start off with. Any other suggestions?
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Sitting upright is likely to give you a sore behind. But what choice do you have?
Another option is to join a gym for a while and do the spin/RPM classes. The handlebars can be adjusted quite high and are fairly close to you. Email me if you want to discuss
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There's no reason why you can't put your road bike on the trainer either, but what ever floats your boat...
Have a look here:
http://www.training4cyclists.com/effect ... r-cycling/
to start with. Have fun!
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