Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Indoor Cycling Center, first night

Last night was the first session of the 2007 season for the Indoor Cycling Center at Fitzy's. The ICC is a program Fitzy started about three years to help the local cyclists keep their mojo when it is dark at 5pm and often too miserable to ride outside. Up to six cyclists line up in front of a big screen and the computer projects your stats up onto the screen as you ride. The bikes are mounted on Computrainer Pro trainers and the resistance automatically changes when the terrain on the screen changes. Very cool.

Because you can see each rider's progress and stats it ends up being somewhat competitive. I tried to keep the heart rate at a reasonable level last night but I still spent a lot of the 1:15 ride above 170 bpm. Mondays and Wednesdays will be ICC days for the next couple of months.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I'm totally enjoying reading your Blog. I admire your goals to ride in that weather. I now have more reason to ride in our "cold" weather of the high 30's and low 40's in the Bay Area or in Tahoe.