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So about 2.5 months ago I re-evaluated my lifestytle and made a lot of nutritional changes and got more consitant on my workouts. Since then I've dropped over 13lbs and am 1.8 pounds away from my target of 160lbs. It really hasn't been too hard, been using the phone to help me with the lose-it app and strava for logging food and exercise respectively. I feel a lot better, look better, and I'm hoping this translates into better performance on the bikes next year (dirt, race, and mountain). I'm still struggling a bit with pedaling but got my trainer setup this week so I can use it without disturbing the neighbors below and am putting more focus on that than running right now. So watch out all you MTBrs, I'm comin for ya next spring (or if we ever get a dry day that's above 20deg this winter)....

For anybody else that lives on a 2nd story of a poorly built building and wants to use a trainer I have a few tips after a LOT of experiementing with everything from dirt bike innertube vibration isolators to fully floating floors. What I learned was you need to start out with a quality trainer (Fluid) that is already quiet, next you absolutely need a trainer specific tire designed to reduce noise & vibration. Only once you have these two items can you move on to the floor. This setup will give you a very quiet ride but it doesn't do a whole lot to reduce the vibrations that get transmitted into the floor, for this you need a couple pieces of plywood, 2'x2', one for the rear wheel/trainer, and one for the front wheel, this will make up the platform that you will isolate from the floor. Next you need some 2'x2' foam squares, I used some designed for a workout room available at some home depot locations, but I've seen them at sports authority as well. You'll need 3 of them minimum. Glue 1 to the top of each piece of plywood so that you have a soft surface to set the trainer and front wheel cradle, then for the last piece of foam cut it into 1" x 1" squares and glue those squares to the bottom of both pieces of plywood. I put one in each order, one in the middle of each side and one directly in the middle, but experiment because different densities of foam will require different amounts of supports or different sized supports. The idea behind these smaller squares of foam rather than a full sheet on the bottom is allow more movement of the plywood. With a full sheet of foam between the floor and the plywood most the vibration is still transfered through, the foam is too supportive. By cutting it down to smaller area the foam better isolates the plywood from the floor. This is the key to the system, we want a solid surface for the bike to sit (plywood), but we also want that solid surface isolated from the actual floor. By doing all of the above I was able to reduce the noise to a level where I could hear the TV without turning up the volume at all and with no noticable vibration being transfered into the floor. I should also note I put the whole setup on the kitchen floor because it was tiled, which adds significant stiffness as well.

Anyways, thanks to those of you that have offered advice, support, motivation, and reading materials to help get me underway.

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I didn't realize they had trainer specific tires! Shit, I gave my magnetic trainer away because I was tired of the burnt rubber smell from friction, and of course the noise.

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I didn't realize they had trainer specific tires! Shit, I gave my magnetic trainer away because I was tired of the burnt rubber smell from friction, and of course the noise.

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This is the one I'm using $35 isn't too bad and made a big difference in the amount of vibration generated, it has latteral grooves so the contact area with the trainer is minimized, it also has a soft almost gel like quality that isolates a lot of vibration at the contact point between trainer and bike tire. The trainer runs cooler as well. All in all I'm very happy with it.

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I just run older road tires (flat in middle) and never seem to have a problem.

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I just run older road tires (flat in middle) and never seem to have a problem.
That's what I do too. I don't care about noise though. Last time I had a trainer tire I blew it up! Got a blister on it and cut my workout short.

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I don't get any noise from my trainer nor the tire. I must be doing something wrong?
Is the tense to high or not enough to grip tire?

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I don't get any noise from my trainer nor the tire. I must be doing something wrong?
Is the tense to high or not enough to grip tire?
You probably aren't on a 2nd story of a really poorly built building with the worlds worse neighbor below you, she used to complain that I peed too loudly... Just to give you an idea of the sensativity I'm dealing with... I never had a problem with the noise either but she would come banging on her ceiling whenever I even looked at it The trainer tire is noticably quieter than the old standard tire.

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You probably aren't on a 2nd story of a really poorly built building with the worlds worse neighbor below you, she used to complain that I peed too loudly...
Nice work Jeremy! Hope to see you out on some mtb rides this year. Planning on mtb racing too?

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Nice work Jeremy! Hope to see you out on some mtb rides this year. Planning on mtb racing too?
Probably no racing this year, I have a lot of catching up to do... like with fundamentals such as getting up a hill without passing out etc

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You probably aren't on a 2nd story of a really poorly built building with the worlds worse neighbor below you, she used to complain that I peed too loudly... Just to give you an idea of the sensativity I'm dealing with... I never had a problem with the noise either but she would come banging on her ceiling whenever I even looked at it The trainer tire is noticably quieter than the old standard tire.
Yes, you got me as I skipped over the 2 story part. Play on brother...

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Buy out the lady below and make it a duplex.
The extra garage will come in handy, too.
Plus I could finally put in that water slide I've wanted for the kitchen

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nice work man, way to be motivated. I got back on my trainer this year as I noticed a big difference when coming off a winter and not using it.
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Ok so you solved the bike trainer noise problem. How did you solve the pee too loud problem?
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Ok so you solved the bike trainer noise problem. How did you solve the pee too loud problem?
Pooped louder, made the pee seem quieter by comparison

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