Beating the winter boredom...

by jimmythecuckoo   February 4, 2009  

I have finally found a fool proof way to beat turbo training blues in the winter.

I proved it whilst pedalling along in my front room before seven o'clock this morning.

So what is this breakthrough I have made to make the dull hours fly by in the saddle?

This.For £100 and a summer of investment of time, I now have a dvd library burnt from footage taken from the handlebar cam.

Local routes, time trial courses and road race loops. All loaded from the camera onto the pc and edited into 30 or 45 minute films with little effort (or knowledge!!).

So this morning, whilst it was icy and snowy outside I was pedalling through a leafy Huntingdonshire lane in July, and you know what?

It is a fantastic way to trick the old mind and to enjoy one of winter cycling's least favourite passtimes.

When I get chance I will put some footage on YouTube... If some of you guys out there have films too, we could have a page and share?

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what's the footage like from the action cam? good enough for the purpose, i expect...

maybe you could add captions telling people what the terrains like, so they can adjust their resistance accordingly Smile

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posted by cactuscat [305 posts]
4th February 2009 - 11:04

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That's a good idea. Might mean me getting to know my pc's video editing software a bit more though!

Here is some film on the 'tube. It is a long straight boring fen road which I used to test the camera when I first got it.

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posted by jimmythecuckoo [1347 posts]
4th February 2009 - 22:39

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 for what is a fairly cheap bit of kit! nice. i could in theory clamp the HD camera to the bike with my magic arm*. but i'm a bit too fond of it right now Smile

*this is a magic arm. i'm not the bionic man.

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posted by Dave Atkinson [7831 posts]
5th February 2009 - 7:58

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The main problem with it is sunshine. I will try and upload more footage when I get home from the office.

Which looking at the snow might not be too long.

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posted by jimmythecuckoo [1347 posts]
5th February 2009 - 10:44

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