Peletons were all the rage two years ago (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images) Getty Images Winter is coming, and that’s typically not welcomed by most "MAMILs" – as in middle-aged men in lycra. Many can be found decked out in cycling attire riding their expensive road bikes year round, yet, some retreat indoors as winter approaches. As one of those guys, this reporter now regularly turns to YouTube instead of bundling up and braving the cold.
The Covid-19 pandemic resulted in a surge in sales of Peleton stationary bikes, and like many others, I was among those who rushed out in the fall of 2020 to get one – a full year before "Mr. Big" met his unfortunate demise after a hard ride.
Riding The Road From the Living Room
But then I discovered that I could set up my already expensive road bikes – yes, plural – on my decade-old cycling trainer in front of the flat-panel TV and be taken quite literally around the world. It is true that this lacks some of the features of more complex trainers, but a number of YouTube channels allow me to now stay engaged even as the weather outside turns frightful.
Among some of the already more popular YouTube channels with cyclists were "Indoor Cycling Videos" and "Bike The World," and apparently I wasn’t the only cycling "road warrior" who discovered these during the pandemic.
"We have been publishing videos of our bike tours with other YouTube channels since 2010," explained Swiss-based Uwe […]
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