At this Saturday's session in Monsignor Tucker's gym, rather than watching training videos from the Spinervals or CTS series, we watched the 1979 movie "Breaking Away". I hadn't seen that movie in a long time - it is a classic that stands the test of time.
While watching and spinning, I had time to make several observations:
1) There were seven men there and two women present. I was the only one with hairy legs.
2) The guys were mostly racer types - some on rollers, some on trainers. I can't believe how easy they made it look getting on and off the rollers. If I were going to use rollers, I think that I would need two walls on either side and I would wear a helmet and body armor.
3) Just because a cyclist looks incredibly fluid and strong on a bicycle, that does not mean that they will look fluid and strong in the post-session basketball game.
4) I have yet to get dropped on these indoor rides. Of course, I have also not taken a pull.
5) The music during the road race scene with team Cinzano from the movie is the Overture to Barber of Seville - recorded at 180 beats per minute, which makes for a nice 90 rpm cadence on the bike.
6) In the famous scene from the movie where the kid racer is drafting the truck at 60 mph - he is in his small chainring. Talk about a need for a high cadence - you can see this below if you pause at the 3:01 mark.