Over the years, I've employed numerous strategies in an effort to make the time fly by. I've tried riding with music. I've tried riding in complete darkness. I've tried do specific, intense workouts. While all have helped minimally to some extent, in the end, I find myself putting my head down and forcing myself, against my will, to keep spinning.
The only technique that I've discovered to make stationary training somewhat bearable is watching a movie. I have some great riding films from Epic Planet that give me a good work out and help pass the time. However, if I just want to spin at a leisurely pace, watching any regular movie will do.
All I need now is some popcorn and soda!!! Come on now, let's not get carried away, we are training after all.