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    Over the last month we have added some trainer workouts back into the mix. I know that it seems ridiculous to ride inside during the summer - but the workouts are so efficient at building power and strength. No stops, no coasting, no hills that come up when you should be at a recovery intensity. So I've added 2 workouts per week (Tu & Th) - one is a VO2 max focus (30sec to 4 minute high intensity intervals) and the other is a threshold workout (2x 15 to 30 minutes of 'race pace'). We still get outside for another 4 or 5 rides (8 to 10 hours) per week. Those are at a 'just riding along' intensity.

    Here is my view during those workouts. The fans are on full blast and I still end up with a huge puddle of sweat on the floor.

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    Headed to BC to work for 5 weeks, I'm thinking of taking a Mtn bike with me for days off. Pedalling around the foothills could be good. Just need to get a travel case for it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by skibum69 View Post
    Headed to BC to work for 5 weeks, I'm thinking of taking a Mtn bike with me for days off. Pedalling around the foothills could be good. Just need to get a travel case for it.
    Back in the early 2000's we took our bikes to San Diego for a few years in the early spring. We wanted to take our nice road bikes so we splurged on hard ABS plastic cases from the old Performance Bike. It was their Transit brand. I think they cost about $180 each. They work fantastic - even have built in rollerblade wheels to make it easy to cart them through the airport. I've never tried to fit a MTB in the case but I imagine that the fat tires would present a problem. Maybe taking off the tires would work.

    New bike transport boxes seem to be really expensive now. If it is a one-time deal, maybe just make up your own cardboard and duct-tape solution. I have a few cardboard bike boxes that I keep in the attic for exactly that scenario: maybe a one way flight and then ride back. But now that I have the folding bike that doesn't get charged extra, I'm just going to use that.

    Good luck - for 5 weeks, I would definitely want to take a bike. I've only ridden motos in BC but I imagine that the MTBing is fantastic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by henzilla View Post

    Today’s stare down and H won this round
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