The prospect of working out is not an exciting one. It usually means sweat and tears, and slow moving results. Working out without a friend can make things even more difficult as the task feels even more daunting as there’s no one to break your concentration of the boring task at hand.
This is why exercise machines such as the Virtual Mountain Bike Racing Simulator have to exist. This stationary bike and 17-inch LCD screen will have you competing against other cyclists in one of 80 outdoor courses. The pedaling and steering will adjust themselves as you go over different parts of the course so you will feel as if you are really there. The hand brakes and gears on the bike will control how fast or slow the video on the screen is moving. The screen will display distance traveled, calories burned, speed and exercise time in relation to real time. Knowing full well that this is a serious piece of equipment, it will come as no surprise that a $7000 tag comes along with this machine.