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Are trainer miles supposed to be logged on cyclocomputer...(8 posts)

Are trainer miles supposed to be logged on cyclocomputer...BrianNYC
Aug 7, 2003 3:14 PM
I was wondering about this. Am I supposed to have the cyclocomputer on and record trainer miles the same as real riding miles, keep track separately (configure computer for "bike 2," don't account for them? If a car is on a dyno, its odometer keeps ticking. Just want to do what is considered appropriate/honest when the trainer arrives.

re: Are trainer miles supposed to be logged on cyclocomputer...jtolleson
Aug 7, 2003 3:16 PM
Different strokes for different folks, but I personally can't see viewing trainer miles the same as road miles. Different animal entirely.

That and the front-mounted nature of many cyclocomputer sensors makes it so that for many folks, trainer miles don't register anyway.

But if they did, I'd log 'em separately.
D'oh. I guess I was thinking about rollers :)- the front won't spin...BrianNYC
Aug 7, 2003 3:20 PM
Although with rollers I guess it is a more interesting question.
not all computers are hooked up to front, you know.. nmcyclopathic
Aug 7, 2003 4:15 PM
I didn't. I have a flightdeck on the front wheel. nmBrianNYC
Aug 7, 2003 5:31 PM
True 'nuff. Cateye Astrale one good examplejtolleson
Aug 7, 2003 6:35 PM
with a rear mount wiring possibility.
Yep, have Astrale on my trainer bike... nmnoveread
Aug 8, 2003 7:50 AM
re: Are trainer miles supposed to be logged on cyclocomputer...Drone 5200
Aug 7, 2003 3:28 PM
you can put a magnet on the rear wheel and log these miles. Personally, my magnet's on the front. But I keep a little book of my stats. When I ride the trainer I note the time spent on the trainer, my HR info as recorded on the HRM, and the fact that it was time spent on the trainer. Keeping the log helps me to keep motivated to keep the miles up.