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Riding A Roller

posted Jun 17, 2015, 1:50 PM by PJ Im   [ updated Jun 17, 2015, 2:02 PM ]
While visiting San Diego area, I did couple of sessions on a roller about half an hour each. Within 15 minutes, I was dripping sweats. Riding a roller is mildly more interesting than riding a stationary bike, but it does involve hand-eye coordination. Working up a sweat is much easier. Riding roller is a good alternative when weather turns sour or if you're on a time crunch.

You may have noticed that I made a slight modification to my Kreitler Alloy Roller by adding an inline skating wheel that prevents the rider from falling off of the roller. One of the safety wheels is missing because a wing-nut came off. To prevent the wing-nut from coming loose in the future, I will apply blue medium strength LOCTITE.

mtbr.com and other bicycle web-site are a good resource if you wish to learn how to install a safety wheels yourself.

Funny enough, after the modification I never come close to even touching the safety wheels. You can see in the below YouTube video that I'm actually trying the touch the safety wheels while looking very bad at it.