Snorvey wrote:I'm toying with getting an exercise machine before winter (there's a pile of Tesco vouchers lying around that need to get spent)
This is because if I'm bone idle in the summertime, I'm positively hibernatory (?) in the winter. Even if it's only 20 minutes of high intensity stuff, it's better than nothing.
So....I quite like the idea of a rowing machine because it seems to work more muscle groups. I have a turbo trainer for the bike, but it's freezing in the shed over wintertime and it's too big for the house. I need to get home from work and then be able to jump straight on it before I get settled down for the night.
So, any thoughts or suggestions? Rowing v exercise bike....or something else.
Different country etc but a bike for me.Luckily we have the weather in Perth,and it is fairly flat,a bit like Holland.
If I don't get my daily 50 klms in I feel sick, bundle of nervous energy with my legs twitching . If there is cricket on the radio all the better ( roll on summer ).
The lift your own weight machines on the south Perth foreshore are great ,gaze over the Swan river at Perth.Loads of people cycling,jogging,walking etc
Lately there have been quite a few of those elliptical bikes going past,a cross between jogging and cycling by the look of then,I' m trying to hire one for a week to see if I can use one, or if it is a bit too much.They don' t look as if they are any good for even gentle hills.
If I lived in the UK I think I would be staying in the house too.
Next year I' m really keen on riding from Frankfurt to Amsterdam,revisit my Auf weidersehen pet days from the 1970,s.Then a ride up the Tyne Valley from Tynemouth to as far as I can get,with a bottle of brown ale at the Boathouse pub in Wylam.