Thursday, February 19, 2009

Gearing up gear

One of several new cycling related purchases arrived on the doorstep today - check it out.

Took forever (talking hours) to get all the software updates, etc.. but once it was working, I hooked this Tacx Fortius up on the projector and gave it the first test run tonight. Few kinks to work out, but it's going to be a welcome upgrade to the braindeadness I've gotten from pedaling the spinbike.

It tracks heart rate, cadence, power, speed, miles, etc.... all the stuff that's fun to download off your Garmin after a real ride. I'm an admitted gear junkie, and this one's kind of a crossbreed between a nice piece of training gear and a Wii for grown ups. They've got these "real life videos" that go with it, haven't tried those yet, but picked up a TDF stage, some Mtb course, and the Ironhorse Classic race so looking forward to giving them a run. I plan on getting the conmen over one night for some power testing and then see what kind of progress we can make between now and that damn race they suckered me into.


b_banks said...

That looks sweet! I'll be over tonight..........

Anonymous said...

just in time for a nice ride on the road tomorrow!