After a summer of not riding as much as I would have liked, due to broken frames, bo##o*ks and promises I am not as fit as I would normally be at this time of year. So that I don’t degenerate any further over the winter, I’ve dragged the Turbo Trainer out very early, but am looking for something to compliment this in terms of overall fitness.
I used to be a competent swimmer, and when I put my mind to it, can still cover a mile in less than half an hour and do 150 lengths of a 25m pool at a push, although the walk back to the changing rooms is a little like having had 10 pints of Stella 😳 😳 😳
One piece of kit that springs to mind is a rowing machine. On the couple of road rides I did earlier in the year, I recall Harry saying that he was into this kind of activity, and indeed was contemplating a return to competing (on rowing machines that is).
Having finally come to the point, are these a useful piece of equipment, and do you need to spend a fortune on one? Plan is (if it turns out to be a good idea) is to buy one off e-bay or similar, to see if it’s for me.