I've expanded my activity list by 100%! Today I got my (so wonderfully awesome) road bike set up on my borrowed trainer up in the loft, and took it out for a spin. Initially I was like, Hell no this is way too hard, then Tom came along and said, Gee, it might be a little easier if you had it in a lower gear . . . yeah. It was quite a bit easier and, really, more than I had hoped for. I popped in the Spinervals with Iron Girl DVD and proceeded to spin along in the easiest gear at a snails pace for, oh, 15 minutes. I'm sticking with the Gently, gently train of thought, even though I really wanted to pound out those intervals I just pedaled along slowly. If all goes well, next time I'll bump it up to a half an hour.
I'm pretty impressed with the trainer. Even though I only rode for 15 minutes, and easy at that, my heart rate was up and I busted out a little sweat. I can see how you could really hammer on the thing. I can also see how you could get real bored real quick, but I guess that's what TV is for.
So I've got the little cadence thingy that goes with the Garmin Forerunner, and will get around to putting that on, along with a heart rate monitor, before my next ride. I know my cadence is lousy and I'm always pushing too slow in too high of a gear, and I'm hoping the cadence monitor will help with that. Plus, another gadget! Makes me happy!