“We’ve taken all the “spin-ish”
This past winter, Mr. Nacey purchased a Keiser M3 bike with Heart Rate, Cadence and Power meter to help him prepare for an event designed to prove the efficacy of indoor training; the Giretto. By using the power meter and heart rate monitor of the Keiser M3 indoor cycle, Gene and his daughter Nina were able to ride 4 complete stages of the Giro d’Italia in Italy from start to finish – over a hundred miles per day, with two of those 4 consecutive days being spent in the Dolomites where Lance lost the most minutes of all stages of that grand tour. This occurred in the first week of May, making the months of training required almost exclusively an indoor proposition;
The results were so dramatic and successful that immediately upon his return, Mr. Nacey ordered the complete replacement of all Spinning® bikes with the Keiser M3s. Cycling with proper training tools has finally arrived indoors.
On June 30th, 2009 Global Ride Training Center in Lower Burrell, PA was effectively reborn as an Indoor Cycling, Pilates & Yoga studio with a sell out indoor cycling class. To kick off the momentous occasion, their affiliate (Global Ride Productions)
Members of Global Ride were treated to not only a room full of brand new indoor bikes with the latest training technology, but they were riding on virtual roads in Italy shown on two 11 foot screens. A 5 minute YouTube video of the event can be seen at: http://www.youtube.com/
“The room was completely saturated with excitement! We were seeing the best virtual cycling footage we had ever seen, on the best bikes we had ever ridden on. It was totally awesome! I can’t wait to do more classes with those bikes.” said Bill Bell, club member of the Global Ride Training Center.
Mr. Nacey is currently working with Hall of Famer, Sally Edwards (of Heart Zones, USA), and Dr. Phil Skiba, author of The Triathlete’s Guide to Training With Power to develop new and innovative techniques for training the every day indoor enthusiast as well as the recreational bike rider with heart rate and power monitors. These are becoming the core training tools for all athletes at every level, not just those who race road bikes. The results have already spoken volumes for the owners, now it’s a matter of seeing that spill over to the members.