Page 3 of 3 FirstFirst 1 2 3
Results 51 to 68 of 68
  1. #51
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Where the shadows run from themselves
    Posts
    10,756
    Did my first workout on trainer road last night. Shit is freaking hard. I am doing the DH specific low volume program. 3 one hour sessions per week. Basically interval sprint training. 30 seconds going as fast/hard as you can. 30 seconds of rest. Repeat. Using a garmin speed and cadence sensor via ANT+ on my macbook pro.


  2. #52
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Yukon
    Posts
    586
    I've heard good things about these videos and might give them a try. 10 weeks post acl surgery, it's all about the indoor trainer. Looking forward to getting outside again. Having trouble deciding between a new Ibis, either the Ripley LS or the Mojo 3 - the light at the end of the indoor trainer tunnel.

    http://thesufferfest.com/collections/cycling-videos

  3. #53
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Location
    snow country, Japan
    Posts
    827
    Been a few years since I've dropped by TGR. Moved up to Sapporo and since Japan get's just a little bit of snow, I'm interested in getting a trainer. I read the thread but it doesn't seem like too many people here have them.

    Does anyone have any experience with the Wahoo Snap (since this is all I can get in Japan), CycleOps Powerbeam Pro, or Tacx Vortex Smart? Looking to buy one of these so I can train November - April. I'd love to hear any advice about these or the trainer you have. Cheers!
    パウダーバカ!!

  4. #54
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Location
    none
    Posts
    4,898
    I can't get into trainers and absolutely love riding my fatty everyday. Couple inches of fresh over a packed trial is sublime, but maybe you get too much snow?
    Put a ski rack on it and ride to the lifts.

  5. #55
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Location
    snow country, Japan
    Posts
    827
    Shredhead, hows the fatty with a foot of fresh?? Sounds fun!
    パウダーバカ!!

  6. #56
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Location
    none
    Posts
    4,898
    If it's light and fluffy, maybe. 6-8" is about my max and then I'm putting on my XC skis to pack down the trail.

    There are worse problems to have.

  7. #57
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Location
    snow country, Japan
    Posts
    827
    I've seen a lot of guys with fatties up here, might have to look at that as an option. But, I'm still thinking indoors. Cheers!
    パウダーバカ!!

  8. #58
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Where the shadows run from themselves
    Posts
    10,756
    How's everyone fairing in the pain cave? I am actually starting to almost enjoy it! Using TrainerRoad with the mini window while watching something on Netflix makes the time fly by.

    So, do trainer specific tires make a big difference? I seem to get alot of sliding with my regular tire. Running a Conti with gatorskin or whatever its called, and the rubber just seems too hard to get good grip on the roller. Even if I clean it with ISO, etc. Really don't want to buy yet another tire!

    Also, TR gave me a free month to give away. Anyone need?

  9. #59
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    northern BC
    Posts
    12,355
    I've got the bike trainer set up but I can't bring myself to actualy get on the damn thing
    Lee Lau - xxx-er is the laziest Asian canuck I know

  10. #60
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Central OR
    Posts
    2,794
    Some friends are using Zwift and smart trainers; they are addicted. My boring old fluid trainer is a torture machine, so goddamn boring; but after a Zwift demo from friends, I can see the appeal of smart trainers. Direct drive, so tires are irrelevant; graphics and road-feel are very good. I'm thinking I need to upgrade.

  11. #61
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Posts
    2,456
    Just sold my indoor trainer today. Fuck that shit.

  12. #62
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    northern BC
    Posts
    12,355
    I borrowed a magnetic trainer off of GF

    I noticed she didnt use it last year eitehr
    Lee Lau - xxx-er is the laziest Asian canuck I know

  13. #63
    Join Date
    Aug 2002
    Posts
    1,370
    Still never really took to Zwift. I did order a magnetic resistance unit for my rollers to up the ante for some harder intervals. Generally try to use indoor time for long tempo/sub-lt work and pedal efficiency/etc, then a few winter group rides for hard efforts. Starting my real training plan soon getting prepped for early May racing

  14. #64
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Location
    snow country, Japan
    Posts
    827
    Got direct drive and Zwift and love it, but I've not been on it in a few weeks as I've been skiing a lot. Once I'm back to skiing weekends only I'll jump on during the week. TR definitely has superior workouts compared with Zwift, but I enjoy the free rides with other people, different courses, and their structured workouts. I've checked out TR workouts and have made my own interval sessions based on wattage/time that TR has that Zwift doesn't. I only logged 1200kilos since last September/October through Dec, but I like how I don't need nearly as much saddle time inside vs outside and get a better workout. A pain cave isn't for everyone, but it suits me just fine. This is the strongest I've ever been for the winter season so I am chuffed!
    パウダーバカ!!

  15. #65
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Location
    snow country, Japan
    Posts
    827
    WG, I'd actually really like to try it, but won't touch it until after ski season. If you still have the code then I'd love to get it to try out once I start cycling FT again.
    パウダーバカ!!

  16. #66
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Central OR
    Posts
    2,794
    BTW, anyone in central OR looking for a Cycle Ops fluid trainer, let me know.

  17. #67
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Colorado
    Posts
    2,568
    I've just been doing unstructured trainer rides watching netflix this winter, I don't seem to have the motivation to go hard right now. I'd love a smart trainer...maybe next year.
    "It need not be fun to be fun." - Big Steve

    throughpolarizedeyes.com

  18. #68
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Where the shadows run from themselves
    Posts
    10,756
    FYI, trainer specific tires make a HUGE difference. I got a Vittoria one for 30 bucks. Much quieter, no slippage, better power control, etc.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •