I stumbled into this article and wanted to share it with you. This group meets regularly in a garage to ride together on trainers...
It is almost quiet. No loud music, no instructor shouting motivational slogans. A pair of box fans hum, nearly drowning out whirring bicycle drivetrains. Conversations are brief, limited by the exertion.
The workout leader calmly, periodically, issues instructions to the half-dozen or so cyclists laboring in a two-car garage in a west Yakima home.
This is back-to-basics wintertime indoor bicycle training – simple, personal and sweaty.
It began nine years ago, the idea of Yakima”™s Donna Smith, as a way for riders to stay in shape through the winter.
“It was fun to get people together during the wintertime when you can”™t ride outside very much and actually do a workout and talk about the rides you”™ve done in past years – and what you”™re going to do this next year,” said Smith, a national- and world-champion cyclist between 2005-07. “It helps the winter pass more quickly for us nonskiers.”
The article included this video.
I'm struck by how simple and unpretentious this all is. Just a bunch of like minded cyclists showing up and pounding out some intervals with friends. Awesome 🙂
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Great. We have been riding since he turned 80 years old at Paul “Pinkhouse” Camerer’s garage on wind trainers – its for the neighborhood and it’s free and the riders can now write the rides and lead them. So, it’s wonderful to read about other garage gyms. Wish I could leave a picture, John, and share of our Sacramento garage gym here (will Word Press allow that) — oh yeah, Paul turned 95 years old and rides twice a week often getting his heart rate into the 170 bpm … thanks for sharing this!
Hi Sally – please email the picture to me and I will add it to the post.
Fun to hear that Paul is doing well. Is he still running and winning his age group?