::Project -Pain cave::

I don’t think being bored is a good thing, and when it happens to me,  I get  ideas. So this idea, of course, goes along with triathlon.    I had a pretty good set up inside my house, but I was annoyed with hauling my bikes up and down the stairs. I already had an existing structure on the back corner of my lot and though I could squeeze a shack right in the corner behind my camper.   Easy loading for road trips and taking in and out my bike but also a place where I can jack up the heat for Florida and hopefully Kona.

This is where a lot of my time riding was spent.

This is where a lot of my time riding was spent.

After a few measurements, it thought I could fit one at a size of roughly 9×8.  10×10 would have been perfect but the carport gave me some restrictions on how large I could go.

One of the things I wanted to keep in mind when building it was that I could easily take it down if I moved.  I had a few extra windows from my Dads renovation and after a week of searching I found a free glass door.  I hauled all the windows and door to my house and then it was time to frame it up.  Kept everything as simple as I could. I tried do as much work on the ground before I slid the walls into place since I wouldn’t have much room to work.

Going with a projector set up since I had a screen and everything already.

Going with a projector set up since I had a screen and everything already.

Did the basic 2×4 construction, insulated and sealed up the seems and then bought a 20×20 white tarp for the finish on the walls. Added some cedar to clean up the gaps and finish off the interior. Outside is your basic metal clad siding and a cedar roof. Everything fit perfect and there is just enough room inside if I choose to add a treadmill later on.

Looking south.  A lot of natural light.  A big change from the basement.

Looking south. A lot of natural light. A big change from the basement.

The whole unit is sealed pretty tight and have already and some good sessions in it. Holds heat really well and will be a nice change from riding in the basement. The biggest thing I like about this set up is that it’s its own building. I added a pretty loud micro stereo system so I can rock out pretty hard out there without bugging anyone in the house,of course it works both ways. Out in the backyard, slugging it out! Now just need to add some personality to the space.

Angle looks a bit weird, but about 2/3rds is under the carport.  I pushed the build right to the corner of the lot. I had to put the siding on first then tilt up the walls and screw them togother.

Angle looks a bit weird, but about 2/3rds is under the carport. I pushed the building right to the corner of the lot. I put the siding on first then tilted up the walls and screwed them together.

had to get a wi fi booster to get the signal to get out past the house.  Works really well.

Got a wi fi booster to get the signal to get out past the house. Works really well.

Front Door.  Siding window etc all was put on first and then screwed together.  Then finished off the corners with cedar.

Front Door. Siding window etc all was put on first and then screwed together. Then finished off the corners with cedar.

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Close to the property line as I could!

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This side is what faces the street so I did want any windows. Once I pull out my camper you’ll just see the steal siding.

 

Test in -6 to -10 with a wind chill, I’ve been able to get the room up to 15-18 depending on the set I’m riding.  That’s with a good medium sized heater.  When it’s 5 or 6 it gets hot in there…the whole reason for project.