Can this power be realistic?

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Snowie1
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Re: Can this power be realistic?

Postby Snowie1 » Wed Sep 05, 2018 1:37 pm

One thing that hasn't been mentioned that I experienced when using rollers (and is just as applicable to a trainer that I have now). When you use a trainer/rollers you don't get to coast down hills and/or stop at lights etc.

Some people say that an hour on a trainer might feel like one and half on the road.

Not sure that helps, but you might find that the continuous effort is just harder than normal riding IRL.

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Re: Can this power be realistic?

Postby hamishm » Wed Sep 05, 2018 1:41 pm

You can coast down the hills on the trainer. It just feels a bit silly just sitting there though.

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Re: Can this power be realistic?

Postby RobertL » Thu Sep 06, 2018 8:56 am

hamishm wrote:You can coast down the hills on the trainer. It just feels a bit silly just sitting there though.


I have heard of people coasting down Alpe de Zwift, and getting off the bike and going and making a sandwich or getting a drink.
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Re: Can this power be realistic?

Postby g-boaf » Thu Sep 06, 2018 9:33 am

hamishm wrote:You can coast down the hills on the trainer. It just feels a bit silly just sitting there though.


The fun of the real Alpe D'Huez is the descent and taking those corners - it's just awesome. On Zwift the descents are just silly. You either do nothing at all, or pedal like mad.

Snowie1 wrote:One thing that hasn't been mentioned that I experienced when using rollers (and is just as applicable to a trainer that I have now). When you use a trainer/rollers you don't get to coast down hills and/or stop at lights etc.


You can get coasting on trainers. You are thinking of ERG workouts instead of workouts with simulated gradients.

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