I'm considering buying one of those bike trainer stands that you put your bike in and it allows for simulated cycling - often used to maintain or build fitness for cyclists during inclement weather, off seasons, rehab, etc. I just read up on the basics on the REI site and surveyed what's available via REI. Do you have one? What's your experience with it? Ideally, I wanted to be able to leverage my own bike's gears and to do so via using the changer mechanism on the handlebars vs. some app (the latter of which the REI salesperson told me is typically how you 'change gears' or intensity using these things). Before you just tell me to go get an exercise bike, I have one; I like my own bike (Cannondale touring) much better, it fits me perfectly and is more comfortable than any exercise bike I've ever ridden, and I have some physical disabilities where I believe this kind of trainer could be helpful in helping my body safely acquire (i.e., 'learn') the coordination of fine motor skills many of you regular riders do not even realize you apply each time you ride. Please let me know your experience, stuff maybe not written about but that could be helpful with these, etc. Many thanks.
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