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Rollers(7 posts)

Sep 1, 2003 1:57 PM
I'm fairly new to road riding about a year and a half now. Mainly mtb riding still do. When I road ride it's mainly solo I like the peace its a graet change. I borrowed some home made rollers from a friend of mine, boy the learning curve on those took a while. I felt like going for a ride but today was very hot where I live so I dicided to ride the rollers in my garage in the shade with the music blarring to Van Halen. I wanted to see how far I could get in 1hr. because when I do ride them it's for 10 miles at a time then Im bored and quit. Today I rode 1hr straight went 24.1 miles avg. 23.9mph. I have nothing to gauge myself against ( not looking to bragg or boast look at me ) or even know if that's any good since its on rollers just wondering what you think.
re: RollersAC55
Sep 1, 2003 2:03 PM
Sorry here is the picture I was trying to post.
He's got an MTB - get him!!!TheJoker
Sep 1, 2003 2:20 PM
Are those Hot S tyres in the background? I have them on my mtb...

As for rollers; you're looking good there...I really want some but I can only find cheap ones in the UK. I really want some Kreitlers. Oh well...
First, without wind resistance, irregularities in the road plusJuanmoretime
Sep 1, 2003 4:41 PM
hills and all that fun stuff, it's really hard to say. Second, your garage is to organized and clean, definitely the sign of a sick mind. Welcome to the club.
re: RollersWoof the dog
Sep 1, 2003 9:22 PM
you are rich, can i have some money for bike parts?


woof the dog.
It's totally meaningless.djg
Sep 2, 2003 6:13 AM
The "distance" you travel on rollers (according to your computer) is seriously dependent on the roller diameter (something that's not a factor at all on the road) and tire pressure (something that is somewhat of a factor on the road, but to a significantly lesser degree). Also, drag is very different.

Rollers provide a great workout, but the speedo is only good as a gauge between roller workouts, not across roller workouts, road workouts, and trainer workouts. You can use a HR monitor if you want to track the sort of workout you are getting across media.
re: RollersOverhill
Sep 2, 2003 6:13 PM
The important things are:
1-you got a good workout, when it would have been easy not to ride at all; and,
2-you were listening to Van Halen.
Keep up the good work.