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Offline Awf Hand

Wii training
« on: November 23, 2010, 09:19:33 am »
So yesterday I talked to my office geek and he said I had a million dollar idea.  -This was another way of saying 'nothing like that exists'.


Let me back up:

I asked him if there was a Wii game where the controller (nunchuck) or a pair of controllers can clip to the pedals of MY exercise bike and I could go ride the Tour de France or some other such race.

All I want is something a bit more interactive than my "TriCycle" DVD for indoor training. 
I move; it moves.

I want to make use of what I already have and not spend gobs of money on indoor 'gear' with no other use.  Is there a Wii game that anyone uses or can use with an exercise bike?

Offline EnduroDoug

Re: Wii training
« Reply #1 on: November 24, 2010, 02:57:26 am »
I'm almost positively certain there isn't an actual cycling game that would incorporate a trainer or stationary bike, however people have had some success strapping the Wii-motes to their pedals and playing the jogging game on Wii Fit.

http://librariansmatter.com/blog/2008/05/23/wii-fit-jogging-using-an-exercise-bike/

Sort of along those same lines, I'm really impressed with the quality of workout you can get out of EA's Active 2 for Xbox Kinect. The hard setting has me burning 250+ calories in about 35 minutes with an average HR of 141bpm. Not too bad for "playing videogames."

Offline Awf Hand

Re: Wii training
« Reply #2 on: November 24, 2010, 08:33:27 am »
That will work for now!!

Thanks E Doug!!