Training & Nutrition - Computrainer...
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I was reading on our race teams website and found what they are calling the computrainer challenge. It is a 17.5 mile tt with 16 hills, basically you are either climbing or decending. The average MPH is about 22 MPH, the hills are about 3 - 4 percent I estimate. I have done several time trials like that but nothing on a computrainer. I hear that the resistance is very very close to real life, if that is right than 22 MPH average is within reach. Can anyone comment on the computrainer in these respects?
03-20-05, 10:12 AM
You should check out the CT challenge - I didn't ride this year, but was a spectator. Has a bad sore throat - couldn't ride it.
I would say the CT is very close to "real life", with the only difference being you don't coast down hills on a CT - you have to pedal, so an hour on the CT is a bit tougher than an hour on the real roads.
The CT is an incredible machine. I used one for my power test, and fell in love with the thing. It is fairly realistic, except for the amount of torque you have to apply to get going from a standstill. Seems like it requires much less effort to get going on the CT than on the road. My speeds also seem to closely mirror what I can do on the road. Give it a try. You'll at least be amazed by teh technology.
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