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Old 05-23-2007, 12:53 AM   #15
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What is the configuration of a stationary trainer. Is it similar to an exercise bike?

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David,

Yes. It is a device that adapts a regular bike to staionary use. From the photos, it appears that is has the capability of providing a varible resistance.

Click on the underlined word "trainer" above Jackie's signature block. It is a hot link to:

http://www.coloradocyclist.com/common/prod...=0&CI=1,229

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Old 05-23-2007, 03:45 AM   #16
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Hi Jeff,

You have some very good points regarding calm seas and space requirements and there is no doubt that those thin tires will not work in most remote ares. I also imagine that rust will be a problem on all except the very expensive road bikes. Unfortunately, I do not think that the trainer can be used on bikes other than road bikes but I am not sure of that.

I have seen quite a few of the foldable bikes but to be honest the ones I have seen look uncomfortable and difficult to ride but I have not looked at what is available in foldables (only West Marine) and perhaps there are some models available that would be more well adult size?

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Old 05-23-2007, 04:38 AM   #17
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I have seen quite a few of the foldable bikes but to be honest the ones I have seen look uncomfortable and difficult to ride but I have not looked at what is available in foldables (only West Marine) and perhaps there are some models available that would be more well adult size?

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Greetings, a quick surf produced plenty of "Bikes to Go"

A selection of bikes that were light, rustless, foldable or separable included

this bunch :-

Alex Moulton's

http://www.alexmoulton.co.uk/frames.asp?id...es&range=ns

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S @ S Machines

http://www.sandsmachine.com/

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Dahon's

http://www.dahon.com/intl/speedprott.htm

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Giatex's

http://ridethisbike.com/products/Giatex-BI...olding_bike.htm

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A wander down any marina visited by cruising yachts will reveal the fact that

the development of a bike suitable for cruising has meant that these are now a common accessory .

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As an aside , the mere process of active cruising is itself an energetic pass-time/vocation ; up and down the companion way 20 times a day cannot be unhealthy . Whilst maintaining balance on a passage in moderate seas requires continuous muscle use.
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Old 05-23-2007, 04:41 AM   #18
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IMHO unless you own a Megayacht (and therefore could carry a personal trainer to help you out), a full sized bike is not practical on most boats. Simply too big. So not sure the bike to exercise machine add on is suitable either.

Lots of small wheeled folding jobbies around - various grades and prices to match. We've got 'Bike in a Bag' made I guess in China and at lower end of cost range, but very little rust after 3 years.

We swim as often as possible - for me this is best exercise around. Also like to do longer walks - and even of shorted ones it is possible to push yourself. Running of course only takes up space for a pair of trainers on board.

We find upper body exercise comes naturally with boat handling.

Sit ups and press ups worth doing daily.

We also have a loop of think bungy cord to pull apart in various ways.

All combined this seems to keep us (relatively) fit for a couple of wrinklies.

Good luck

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I agree with Swagman. Any yacht which can comfortably cater for an athlete on a stationary bike is going to be big! I have an aircraft grade aluminium foldable which is fine. Made in China, and about AU$350, it is quick to fold/unfold, has 5 gears, a good sized luggage rack, 20" wheels and I have no trouble riding it despite being 183cm tall and 100kg.

Most yachts carry very effective rowing machines on the foredeck or in davits. Obviously these can only be used when the yacht is at anchor or tied up in a caravan park, but a quick row can set the old heart a-pumpin'.

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I have found that after a few years of land food that my body go's into self destruct. After a month at sea your body naturally adjusts to the sea motion and you self exersise without knowing it. I can lose 25 lbs and lose my love handles in three or four weeks of sailing.
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I can lose 25 lbs and lose my love handles in three or four weeks of sailing.
I found the same thing - when on board and sailing you use muscles you never knew you had.
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Old 06-26-2007, 03:56 AM   #22
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While I do not own a boat so I am probally not the best person to mention this, however would Pilates exercises be an alternative? I do Palates in a realtively small space and they really loosen me up as well as strenghten the muscle and add flexibility. No equipment is needed except maybe a rollup exercise mat and some 3 lbs exercise weights for advanced pilates.

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As far as exercise at sea is concerned... sail more and walk around the boat more. The steady rythm of the sea works your muscles more than you think.
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I do Palates in a realtively small space and they really loosen me up as well as strenghten the muscle and add flexibility. No equipment is needed except maybe a rollup exercise mat and some 3 lbs exercise weights for advanced pilates.

Just a thought.

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Hi there - my first post to these forums! I'm learning the art of sailing, and am a bit of an exercise buff. I've found that pilates and yoga on deck is very doable. You sometimes have to get creative and adjust your moves, but otherwise works well with just a mat. I use the Theraband that someone else had previously mentioned as well.

The cockpit is a great place for dips, push-ups and crunches. I have a friend who installed a pull-up bar on board as well. You can use the boat itself as your equipment.

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