Lunchtime fun: don't waste those turbo calories! + video

Got a Lemond trainer with a big fan? Make the most of it...

by Dave Atkinson   May 25, 2011  

Simon Whitfield turbo bouncy castle

"Yeah, but can Mark Cavendish do this?", asks Olympic-gold-medal-winning triathlete Simon Whitfield. The two have a lot in common, according to this vid. Cav's won Giro d'Italia stages, Simon's been to Italy. Cav's won Tour stages, Simon's been to France. They both own a Specialized Venge Di2. But Simon's got another trick up his sleeve, thanks to his Lemond turbo trainer and its beefy fan...

It's a cracking party trick. Can Cav do it? no doubt, although with the tour looming he's probably got other things on his mind. Certainly it'd be interesting to line Simon up against Cav and see who could get their castle up the quickest. My money's on the Manxman. Against pretty much anyone...

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That is pretty cool.

When I had mine on the turbo I used to latch bits of material on the spokes to create drag and that would whip up a fair bit of air (as well as making the turbo session harder) Big Grin

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posted by downfader [204 posts]
25th May 2011 - 19:03


probably the first thing i would do if i could afford a £6,000+ bike.

posted by merino [19 posts]
25th May 2011 - 23:39


Some creative multitasking Simon. Training at the same time as spending time with the kids. Good effort.

posted by Celeste08 [38 posts]
26th May 2011 - 9:48


That's a seriously nice piece kit.. The bike's not bad either. Nerd

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posted by Crash_gav [2 posts]
26th May 2011 - 10:26