Additions to the Pain Cave

Today, I am making some upgrades to the pain cave. Yes, an early birthday present and something arriving in the mail make for a slightly better experience on the indoor trainer.

The angle is a bit off, but basically these things protect the bike from your personal and corrosive sweat. I can tell you that around the ten minute mark, I am basically dripping. Of course you can use a towel, and that is what I have been doing, but these have a bit of style to them. Also, I need the towel more for myself than the bike.

I ordered these from Amazon more than a month ago. They took a long time to arrive, but the price was good. I went with red today because one of my readers thinks black and red are the best combinations for bike colours. My bike has no red, but I was wearing a red jersey, so I went for the match. It seemed to work as advertised and I have no complaints. I will let you know how they come out of the wash.

The second item to find its way into the Zwift Dungeon was a fan. Everyone told me I would need one. They are probably right because I was overheating quite badly and a fan would help me breathe better. I didn’t know which one to choose, so I opted for a couple of smaller fans. Why two fans? I thought it might be good to experiment with different positions. I might like them both in front coming at different angles, or I might like one coming from the back. parameters. I think I might set them both up on remote controls as I am not that hot starting out.

After lots of research and reading, I was not sure what was the best option, but the test of just one of them today was quite good. I felt a bit stronger and managed to set a PB up a big climb. Now that I have lost weight, I might even be faster if I input my now lighter weight into the Zwift

The fans were a gift from my girlfriend. She has been very supportive of my weight loss goals and decided to give me an early birthday present. She also gave me two slices of cake. Just so you know, Groundhog day is my birthday.

About Anthony

I am: equal parts rebel, romantic and shockingly average Joe. a writer trapped inside of an ESL teacher's body. an introverted attention seeker. a teacher who hopes one day to be called "Captain, my Captain." an intellectual who can do some very dumb things. a person whose Japan experience, despite being so long ago, still exerts a strong influence upon him. a lover of books, music, beer, hockey and Pizza.
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7 Responses to Additions to the Pain Cave

  1. bgddyjim says:

    Your friend is very wise. Red and black are amazing… Chuckle.

  2. Sheree says:

    These look pretty nifty

  3. Two fans are a good option! Some people like to position one behind them for a tailwind to make them faster (okay, so maybe it’s to cool off their back which can get super hot without any wind).

  4. Lkvy says:

    Nice bras. I embrace the sweat… I tell myself it makes me mentally tougher. And I wipe down my bike REALLY well afterwards!

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