Propellor Based - Bike Rollers - Draft Idea Stage
November 13, 2010
I am an avid Bike rider and now winter is approaching the idea of jumping on my "Rollers" during the dark evenings to keep up the fitness campaign frankly gives me no incentive .....at all ..... nada ..... however it has to be done (i am not the only one for sure).
My Guess is there could be quite a market in the racing Cyclist community for the proposed ideas below..
Riding 30-60 minutes on "Rollers" is pretty boring......... I want to change this ....
My Wish is to install my "EasyProp" Propellor chip into the set up, i already have a composite video screen and heart monitor.
As well as the normal (boring) speed/distance/calorie-burn/cadence parameters........
i recon i could also more importantly include on the screen. (in priority order).
- Interactive games.... what would be fitting games during training ?
- MP3 or wav playing.... with fitting high rev music.......but what ?.
- recording and storing training profiles.
With all that power going to waste it would be a neat way to generate some free electrical power - but i have no idea how and what to fit to the rollers.
I made a system with the Arduino last year ......but the propellor chip has so much more to offer......
So Any radical....abstract ..... inspiring ideas would be greatly welcome.
The Video (Slo_mo_ish) shows my set up - the rollers are plastic (generates a mega amount lot of static) , with ball bearing races, speeds of 60+ Km/hr is possible on these types or "Rollers".