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View Poll Results: What do you use for indoor training

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  • Peleton

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  • Spin Class at the Gym

    3 5.36%
  • Generic Indoor Trainer

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  1. #26
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    The poll could have included ďdo not use an indoor trainer, always outside bike milesĒ (or similar wording). Having said that I have a 1Up trainer, the last time I rode it was Jan 9th 2011. Since then I made a commitment to ride a bike everyday outside and to date have yet to miss a day. I couldnít give an honest vote on the poll with the choices givin.

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    My indoor training is outdoors during the winter months. It's hard for me to get on an indoor trainer, but not impossible. If it's snowing and I am not feeling lazy, I might get on the indoor trainer, might. It's hard, I tell you; it's hard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Methodical View Post
    My indoor training is outdoors during the winter months. It's hard for me to get on an indoor trainer, but not impossible. If it's snowing and I am not feeling lazy, I might get on the indoor trainer, might. It's hard, I tell you; it's hard.
    My plan is to build my own indoor velodrome. However, I am still waiting to win the lottery

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveG View Post
    My plan is to build my own indoor velodrome. However, I am still waiting to win the lottery
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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveG View Post
    My plan is to build my own indoor velodrome. However, I am still waiting to win the lottery
    That's my plan.

    That said, Anchorage already has an inflatable dome sports arena that allows us to ride road bikes on the track once a week. Some people ride pace lines, some do TT training, and others just do whatever. A good session during the winter months can attract 20+ riders. To be honest, I don't think a velodrome would attract enough riders to keep the lights on, much less the heat, but since I'd be filthy rich, I wouldn't care so much. I'd bring in a track coach, have a bunch of good rental track bikes, and build the scene from the ground up.

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    I just do something else -- or possibly nothing at all. Its good to have a break from the bike for a month or two. Indoor trainers are just too painful.

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    Used to use Zwift but got bored so now I go out on my CX unless itís really bad weather then I go to the Gym.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 100%JR View Post
    Used to use Zwift but got bored so now I go out on my CX unless itís really bad weather then I go to the Gym.
    Did you keep the setup? Sounds like you have much more fun on the CX out on the trails than on the trainer.

    That would be my greatest concern that I'd get bored and would have sunken a lot of money into an expensive clothes hanger.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 100%JR View Post
    Used to use Zwift but got bored so now I go out on my CX unless itís really bad weather then I go to the Gym.
    Yep, Iíll use my trainer but Iíd really rather ride. Itís 25 degrees right now and Iím heading out with my MTB to do a beach ride.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Methodical View Post
    Did you keep the setup? Sounds like you have much more fun on the CX out on the trails than on the trainer.

    That would be my greatest concern that I'd get bored and would have sunken a lot of money into an expensive clothes hanger.
    I kept it for a while but didn't use it much.I think if I had a dedicated space to keep it set-up I might've just hung onto it.I had no trouble selling it on last month...just as it started to turn cool here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 100%JR View Post
    I kept it for a while but didn't use it much.I think if I had a dedicated space to keep it set-up I might've just hung onto it.I had no trouble selling it on last month...just as it started to turn cool here.
    Odd thing now is I am thinking about one of those smart trainers and Zwift. Just doing some research now to see if it's worth it and of any possible benefit to me. This time change has made it too dark to ride after work. I'm trying to keep an open mind on this. One thing for sure is I don't want to spend too much money on a setup.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Methodical View Post
    Odd thing now is I am thinking about one of those smart trainers and Zwift. Just doing some research now to see if it's worth it and of any possible benefit to me. This time change has made it too dark to ride after work. I'm trying to keep an open mind on this. One thing for sure is I don't want to spend too much money on a setup.
    Upate: I decided to have an open mind (and wallet) and giving indoor training a go. I purchased the Wahoo SNAP trainer. I've been using TrainerRoad with Zwift for indoor training workouts to keep my bike legs throughout the winter months and because I wanted a more structured training routine this time. I am only able to ride outside once a week and that's on the weekend. TrainerRoad has actually kept me motivated on the trainer because it has specific training rides and various training targets and intervals that keeps me going. I use Zwift also to help with distraction, but I find that TrainerRoad keeps me really going.

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    The insideride ones are by far the best. They have a resistance unit so it can be as hard as you need it to be.
    Canít see ever riding on a stationary trainer again.
    And imo Zwift is stupid

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    MUCH prefer riding outdoors in almost any (above freezing) weather. Or switching to running for cardio. When the weather turns too bad I suck it up & hit the (generic) indoor trainer in front of the TV. Just never got that interested in Zwift.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eplanajr View Post
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    I have grown to really like TrainerRoad; it keeps me motivated and pumped. I also like that I can load the training ride onto my Wahoo computer and take the training ride outdoors. Fortunately, I have a 26 mile trail I can ride and still be able to follow the training ride with very little interruption. This time of the year, I pretty much would have the trail all to myself. It's structured training, so I am doing more and getting more out of a 1-1 1/2 hour ride than just doing a group ride. Those intervals are getting me fitter. I also use the training rides to get more comfortable riding in the drops.
    Last edited by Methodical; 12-08-2019 at 11:58 AM.

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    Last year I bought 2 fluid trainers. One for me and one for my wife. I use it right now to build base miles, my wife is just starting to use hers for some exercise that is sorely needed. After the first of the year I will start using GCN video's for my workouts. I should be in pretty good shape come this summer.

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    So, Iíll probably start a new thread on it, but I am getting a total knee replacement on Jan. 16, so the rollers will be out for a while. Gonna get a Wahoo KICKR Core, and join Zwift. I look forwards to participating in the new way.

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    I really like my treadmill room - great for solo or small group rides:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S_-d2Vlo6fA

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    Quote Originally Posted by OldZaskar View Post
    I really like my treadmill room - great for solo or small group rides:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S_-d2Vlo6fA
    Yeah, but how do you stop? I can vision bikes and bodies flying around.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Methodical View Post
    Yeah, but how do you stop? I can vision bikes and bodies flying around.
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    My wife uses a Wahoo Kickr and I use a Saris H3. We both use trainerroad. I use it for training (racing), she uses it for a good workout.

    I was a beta tester for Zwift and wasn't even close to joining when they went live. However, I've heard it has exploded and has so many more options now. Still not sure if I would use it over a typical training program.

    I tried Rouvy for a free trial. The video was good, but I found myself looking at the little grade indicator in the top left of the screen instead of looking at the road. I was doing this because you couldn't tell from the road, when the grade would change (not like in real life). Maybe Trainerroad has just conditioned me to look at the change in effort rather than look at the road.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jspharmd View Post
    My wife uses a Wahoo Kickr and I use a Saris H3. We both use trainerroad. I use it for training (racing), she uses it for a good workout.

    I was a beta tester for Zwift and wasn't even close to joining when they went live. However, I've heard it has exploded and has so many more options now. Still not sure if I would use it over a typical training program.

    I tried Rouvy for a free trial. The video was good, but I found myself looking at the little grade indicator in the top left of the screen instead of looking at the road. I was doing this because you couldn't tell from the road, when the grade would change (not like in real life). Maybe Trainerroad has just conditioned me to look at the change in effort rather than look at the road.
    Zwift had added a lot of roads since the Beta period: the Alp D'huez climb, Innsbruck, London, the jungle route, New York and a desert route. There are far more people on than back then. On a given evening there may be several thousands of riders on so there are not many places you will be alone. That said, if I were doing serious training I still think traineroad is a good option. It forces you to pay attention to the changes in effort and that surprisingly makes it less boring.

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