Most of them have a television or video display on them now. Also, unlike outdoor cycling, it is safe to use headphones on a stationary. Music can help alleviate that boredom.I use to use the stationary bikes at the gym, but I got tired of it after some time. It was a combination of me not liking to do cardio at the gym and me preferring real bike riding. Stationary bikes are just sort of boring in my opinion. If I am going to get some cardio at the gym it will be through something more active like basketball.