<-- This is a Reebok Cyberfit. It's a clever old PS2/Xbox peripheral that goes nicely with a driving game or three -- what you do is pop it on your excercise bike, connect it up to your old PS2/Xbox, put on your driving game of choice (PGR2) and pedal away. It uses a magnetic sensor (and wires, and all that stuff) to convert your furious pedalling into in-game acceleration and, there you go, you're pedalling round the Nurburging. Much better than a spinning class.
I had one, and it was awesome, but it got brokened. The magnetic sensor thingy got crushed and it was sad, but it didn't work with the 360 anyway so I needed a quick rubbish work-around as sitting there, pedalling on a bike whilst reading Twitter is pretty boring.
- Put excercise bike near to TV/monitor/display device.
- Tape an old controller to handlebars of your bike. Adjust for comfort -- you'll only really need the left thumbstick. I only had shit Staples sellotape and insulating tape to hand but it did the job.
- Put driving game in console of your choice. I used PGR4 because the NPCs cheer me on and wave flags and all that shiznit. The tracks are also pretty, lots to look at.
- Go into the game options and set the transmission to manual. Turn the car sounds off as well.
- Go into a time trial mode. Select the slowest car you can find and pick your desired track.
- Get more tape and tape down the acccelerate button on the controller.
- Now just start the game and, errr, pedal. Be gentle for about five minutes to warm up.
- Keep the car in first gear to maintain a nippy bike speed of around 25mph, fiddle about with tape holding down acceleration button if neccessary.
- Once you've warmed up nicely, play about with the gears on your bike as you get to hills and flats.
- Pedal like a bastard, then fall off and curl up into a sweaty foetal position as your knees want to explode after all that because you worked HARD, didn't you. Yes.