Let's see your paincave!

Hey, really like that photo you have above your TVs. Mind sharing where it is from?

Edit: I see that someone else asked you this and you provided a link that is now broken. But, I did see that the photographer is Chris Auld. That is enough for me :slight_smile: No need to respond. Thanks!

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Does anyone use a remote/switch to toggle their fans on/off?

My trainer is located in a cold place in my house and it’s hard to muster up the motivation to get through the warm up with the fans already blowing cold air at me. My current workaround is obviously layering up and shedding as needed, but I’d rather install a remote switch or smart plug to toggle the fan on when needed.

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Yup, several here had the outlet remotes. Everything from the simple ones for about $10 up to the fancy wifi options can work.

I have a simple remote that has 3 buttons for 3 separate outlets, one for each fan. Works great.


I use a smart plug and Alexa. Saying, start training, turns on all the fans.


I could have done with it over the last two years after chemotherapy and nerve damage. Thankfully it’s all over but I invested in a remote control fan anyway. Its handy being able to start with it off but ramp it up a step after each interval.


Same here as a few others. I use a smart plug and start it part way into my warm up but before I really start sweating (the initial rush of cold air can be jarring). It’s only on/off, though, so no speed control, which would have been nice on a few occasions but not necessary.

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Love the setup and framed pictures. Where did you get them??

Thanks, the wife bought them from Etsy, UK I think, we’re in Germany.

Pain Cave / Office


First time I’ve seen or hear of double headwinds :+1::+1:


We just bought this house and moved in at the end of July, so it’s still a work in progress. Have a room in the basement that lets me suffer in piece and turn up the music a bit without bothering anyone. Door to the outside, so I can let in some nice winter air. A basic Ikea wardrobe that has all my bike clothing, it’s been really nice having everything in one room, makes it easy to get ready for a ride. TV is a stand with wheels so I can move it depending on whether I’m on the rollers or the Kickr. I am going to lower the TV down though, and want to find a way to put the fan on top. Still needs some decorations and whatnot, but I’m happy for now.


Awesome setup @rogermbyrne

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Great setup. That drop ceiling gives you a lot of options, including adding additional lighting and running outlets to the back of the room to get the cords off of the floor. I’ve toyed with the idea of a Phillips Hue lighting system, but it’s expensive. Not sure if would make me faster, either, but …

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I have similar art to what @rogermbyrne has. Probably from the same artist.

PTWilliamsArt on Etsy.


How did you adapt the kikr to ski erg?

@ixgallo I put some details on another topic over here

skierg with a kickr

So, after a few solid months of weekend and after work construction, I’ve finally completed my new basement space!! Although my sons are hoping for a new spot to hang out, Daddy has different plans. Only thing left to do is install the new 42" television and get a more powerful fan. Super psyched to have a dedicated spot to workout. #Sonos #ParleeBikes #SramEtap #SarisMagnus #GarminVector #ClifBar


i would just like to chime in and say that this is my favorite thread in the forum. excellent work all, from the most humble setups to the most elaborate, these are all amazing and a true source of inspiration!


Ehhh, I wish it was a drop ceiling, then I could take a panel or two out and have room for one of those pull-ups stands to do pull-ups and dips. The white insulation panels are fastened directly to the ceiling. If the ceilings were a bit higher, it would be perfect. I am planning on running additional outlets in some conduit to the other side of the room though, not sure why they didn’t put in more than one outlet in that room.

We do have an arched cellar / Gewölbekeller, but unfortunately the humidity is a bit too high in there, wouldn’t make for a good room to work out in, but would be an awesome looking “pain cave” where no one can hear you scream.