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    A Strava Question...

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    So, I ride rollers in the winter. Is there a cycling computer or device (Garmin, etc?) That will track miles the way a standard (wired) cycling computer would do, (with a sensor on the wheel) so I can add those miles to my annual total?
    Just curious. I did 90-95 one hour sessions on the rollers last winter, and I would like to know what the theoretical miles would have been.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rideit View Post
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    So, I ride rollers in the winter. Is there a cycling computer or device (Garmin, etc?) That will track miles the way a standard (wired) cycling computer would do, (with a sensor on the wheel) so I can add those miles to my annual total?
    Just curious. I did 90-95 one hour sessions on the rollers last winter, and I would like to know what the theoretical miles would have been.
    Thanks!
    I use a Garmin speed sensor on the rear wheel and my Garmin 520 uploads the ride/miles to Strava

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    Quote Originally Posted by smokersteve View Post
    I use a Garmin speed sensor on the rear wheel and my Garmin 520 uploads the ride/miles to Strava
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    yep, that works - just make sure you have the Garmin set to inside trainer mode or you may not get much mileage credit because Strava will check and correct distance with GPS and that will only get you credit for the GPS drift. You can log the miles under a new bike called rollers and easily see how many roller miles you have vs real ones too if you want.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rideit View Post
    I did 90-95 one hour sessions on the rollers last winter, and I would like to know what the theoretical miles would have been.
    Emphasis on the theoretical. Equating roller miles with road miles is only meaningful if the effort required is the same for the same speed/distance ridden. If the roller resistance is really low, then you would get many more "miles" for the same amount of effort. Why would that "mileage" number be meaningful in any way? Likewise if you have rollers with high resistance or ride with low tire pressure. I understand the desire to log miles, but unless you have some means to compare the power expended, it's pointless.

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    Interesting posts on power meter data riding on rollers.

    https://forum.slowtwitch.com/forum/S...lers_P3626255/

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    Sounds like you need "smart rollers"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kerry Irons View Post
    Emphasis on the theoretical. Equating roller miles with road miles is only meaningful if the effort required is the same for the same speed/distance ridden. If the roller resistance is really low, then you would get many more "miles" for the same amount of effort. Why would that "mileage" number be meaningful in any way? Likewise if you have rollers with high resistance or ride with low tire pressure. I understand the desire to log miles, but unless you have some means to compare the power expended, it's pointless.
    Ok, then, next question, any of you use power meters on rollers?

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