Training & Nutrition - trainer on stairs to simulate mtn biking?
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Now that I am getting used to the trainer and rollers that my wife and I bought over the holidays I am considering mixing it up a little, what do you think? Should I try the trainer on the stairs? Or better yet, maybe I should try the rollers on the stairs. I think that it would be a great mountain bike simulation.
Anybody put their trainer in wierd places?
I'm sorry, but I can't quit laughing thinking about someone riding rollers on the stairs. I can just see them falling over backwards and then tumbling down a flight of stairs with the bike still attached to their feet. :eek:
Man no kidding...just elevate the front wheel with some phone books.
01-03-06, 03:23 PM
Post video. Please.
Chris Boardman used to train on an inclined treadmill to simulate Alpine climbs....
Yep....it looked pretty ridiculous.
I hope you do realise that you won't actually simulate the added resistance from climbing...
All you'd get would be the actual position of the bike, nothing more...
01-03-06, 09:29 PM
Yup, you're right on that one CdCf. To simulate the added resistance and stress of climbing hills, gear up a few clicks then stand up and climb. This may be a little difficult on the rollers but works very well on a regular indoor resistance trainer.
I like to have a fan blowing real hard in my face while I am on my trainer to simulate riding in a head wind. :-)
09-28-07, 04:08 PM
riding the trainer down the stairs would simulate mtn biking VERY well. Good luck.
09-28-07, 05:15 PM
Post video. Please.
+1 If ever there were a BF Youtube moment this would be it...
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