Trick the Trainer

If you were asked to visualize the perfect ride, you probably wouldn’t describe squirming atop a stationary trainer, trapped indoors and fighting off trainer boredom on a winter day. The perfect ride would take place outside, perhaps under the warm spring sun and out in the fresh air. But it would also involve feeling fit and going fast, which is why many of us put up with the miserable stationary trainer in the first place.

If you’re serious about cycling but are sometimes forced indoors by bad weather or darkness, riding the trainer is a necessary compromise. And, yes, it is a compromise—training to be the best cyclist possible means cultivating skills like bike handling and preserving momentum on varied terrain, not just the strength to pedal hard in a static environment.

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