how to really train

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It is pretty nice, very quiet although they seem to have a few quality issues. When I first got it, the fan that cools the heatsink was installed upside down so it would over heat and beep at me. Also the clamp that holds the wheel is a nice design, poorly executed so it jams sometimes and I have to hit it about a bit to loosen it. The wireless is nice although I can't help thinking that given that the brake is generating power it would power the computer as well.

Also, updating the firmware has been a hassle. In all its a more complicated trainer than I need but it was a gift so what the hell. During updating the firmware I tried a demo of the virtual trainer software. It's not very well executed and I'm not really all that interested in competing in 3d VR bike races (also the subscription prices are stupidly high).

I should try some experiments with tyre pressure and roller tension to see if I can get trainerroad to match the trainer more closely. 50W difference seems a lot. I'd be interested to know what firmware trainload based their resistance curve on, it changes with version.

American Fear of Pranksterism (Ed), Sunday, 5 February 2012 21:47 (eight years ago) link

I've been doing these drills where you find a 2km stretch of 2-3% grade, then do repeats in your tallest gear (mine's 120 gear inches), staying seated, relaxed upper body (no rocking), deep breathing, but just grinding this big gear out. It's deceptively difficult because your cardio is never taxed but your legs feel completely wasted by the end.

queequeg (peter grasswich), Thursday, 16 February 2012 07:00 (eight years ago) link

What does that help with? (I mean, obviously it helps with strength/power, but what is it specifically useful for?)

Monkee Trial (Nasty, Brutish & Short), Thursday, 16 February 2012 14:03 (eight years ago) link

Muscular strength and pedal stroke efficiency.


queequeg (peter grasswich), Thursday, 16 February 2012 14:58 (eight years ago) link

eleven months pass...

is anyone else aware of the VE method for coastdown testing of real world CdA and Crr? i am, and now im _really_ fucking pathetic. *scouts acceptable hills*

that's real banjo bro (Hunt3r), Thursday, 7 February 2013 19:03 (seven years ago) link

i cant figure out the embed for this, but i think i'm becoming too much like rod (and also, tt people were a fave target of derision for me when i raced bikes).

that's real banjo bro (Hunt3r), Tuesday, 12 February 2013 17:32 (seven years ago) link

four years pass...

jfc i'm fat now

jason waterfalls (gbx), Friday, 10 March 2017 21:06 (two years ago) link

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