Diablo 3 + Spin Bike = FAIL

New year, new start, right?

Well, I tried and it didn’t go so well. I raised my standing desk up an slid my spin bike under it so that I could ride while gaming. I’ve been playing the new season of Diablo 3 and needed to level up some gems so I thought I could get exercise while grinding greater rifts. Sounds good right? Wrong.

Diablo 3 is designed for mouse and keyboard, and placing those on my spin bike handlebars was alright (I use a Logitech MX Ergo trackball), the design of the spin bike is to lean on the handlebars and the angle/pressure is too much to try to use a trackball and keyboard.

I’ve seen some YouTube videos of people using a game pad with macro software but it seems overly complicated. Diablo 4 is supposed to work with game pads, so I guess I’ll have to wait.

So after about 5 minutes of playing, I scrapped that idea and switched over to Steam with some platformers using gamepad. That worked much better but I need to find some easy/mindless games to play while I’m exercising.