Sunday, February 1, 2015
Cycleops Fluid Trainer
As bikers and runners, we see opportunity at each disappointment. this disappointment was an opportunity to purchase an indoor trainer; something i have been contemplating for a while now. Its funny how events kind of fall into each other. Just that morning I had bumped into a cyclist friend of mine who trains for cycling events and triathlons. He was the first person who told me about trainers and when we spoke again the other day I had asked him about the trainers he recommends and/or uses. He said the Kinetic or the Cycleops fluid trainers. He has a Cycleops.
I finished my day and jumped on youtube to see what I could find about these two trainers. Both are simple to use and provide exhaustive workouts with a real road feel, and both trainers accommodate beginners and experienced riders. I looked at the manufacturers websites and reviews on Amazon. There were no glaring differences. So I went to the bike store first thing the next morning.
It was a cold morning, and I had many things to do, but I drove over in the snow and freezing cold to Syracuse Bicycle just before opening. Within ten minutes I had purchased the whole kit and caboodle of the Cycleops Fluid Trainer with floor mat, sweat guard, remote holder, and two front tire mounts. Yes! I was ready to start working out.
My first workout was just a up and down interval ride. I did not keep track of calories/HR, only cadence. It was a tough one hour. Lots of sweat. I followed that up today with another hour more intense intervals while wearing a HR monitor and I burned 711 calories according to the monitor. Not too bad.
As I continue my indoor training, I will let you know my thoughts about the Cycleops performance.
I will see you on the road.