I have an exercise bike, it's a spin cycle like the ones they use in the spinning classes.
Although exercise bikes are great and can help you burn calories, they can be a bit boring, especially compared to regular bike riding which seems to make time fly.
I've found that watching TV while on my exercise bike helps, but what helps more is breaking my workouts up into different sections.
For example, if I want to ride for 40 minutes, I'll ride easy for 5 minutes to warm up and then increase my speed until my heart rate reaches the zone I want to be in (I wear my heart rate monitor while I'm riding).
After every four minutes at a steady pace I'll speed up for a minute and then go back to my steady pace for another four minutes.
By the time I've done this a few times (6 to be exact!) and had a 5 minute cool-down my workouts over!
Exercise bikes aren't weight bearing but riding one has many advantages over other weight bearing exercises like jogging. Exercise bikes can be ridden any time of day and are very easy on your joints (especially the knees, etc).
I love my exercise bike and having written the above am motivated to ride it tonight while I'm watching TV.
Thanks for the reminder!