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Trainer - how much?(3 posts)

Trainer - how much?Rich_Racer
Oct 21, 2002 1:53 PM
I've heard much about much about how using a trainer is more intense than cycling. I recently purchased an Elite fluid trainer due to the fact that the English weather has quite definately gone into winter! Question: Accepting the answer might vary for different trainers, how much more intense is a trainer than average riding? Do 20 trainer miles equal 40 road miles - sometimes it feels like it!

Either way - I think it's going to get me fit!
no more intenseColnagoFE
Oct 21, 2002 2:11 PM
you just are more bored. wear a HRM if you don't believe me. I can ride at a much higher heart rate outdoors and not feel near as worn out as on a trainer or rollers. riding a trainer may seem like it's more intense but in reality it isnt.
More or less (nm).hrv
Oct 21, 2002 2:15 PM