As far as exercise is concerned, going for a bike ride is low on the list of risky COVID-19 activities.
That said, for those who want to eliminate the risk entirely, or just don’t feel like cycling around in the freezing winter weather, an indoor bike is an elegant solution – provided you have the space to store one, and some excess cash lying around.
Lifehacker looked into an alternative to the standard indoor cycle, that costs a little less, but supposedly gives you similar results.
You’ll need a stationary bike for a tall person and smartphone to get started. If you already have those things, they can be converted into an indoor bike using a bike trainer.
Check it out:
I took a look around and this from evoBikes was one of the cheapest bike trainers I could find:
There are apps for indoor training like Zwift, but you might need to pay to access all of their features:
If you’re after some great workout training apps that don’t involve bikes, head here.
So far, all of this is working out to be pretty pricey, albeit cheaper than buying a decent exercise bike that’s going to take up space in your home.
If you really want to sink your teeth into DIY, however, there’s always this option:
Otherwise, bundle up, take your bike outside, wear a mask, and hit the road.
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