I’m sitting in my kitchen at our house on the Eastern Shore of Maryland looking outside at snow on the ground, wind howling through the trees, wishing I was at our place in California, but being thankful that I have a trainer to ride in the warmth and comfort inside the house. But let’s face it, riding inside on a trainer is like watching glue dry, but I suck it up like everyone else as as part of training.
A gear-head bike friend, Jorge, told me about the new trainer that Wahoo was designing called the KICKR Power Trainer. I’ve been watching their site for it’s release and it looks like it is finally coming out. So why am I excited about of all things a trainer? Well, I like the idea of not having to use your own wheel and also the fact that you can ride courses and record your rides right from your iPhone vs. the old CompuTrainer way of having to have a windows computer hooked up and spending who knows how many hours configuring the thing.
The KICKR looks like it is going to be pretty cool. If I have to ride inside, I say I mind as well have some fun. Once I get it I will post some feedback on if it is as good as it sounds.