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Old 05-05-11, 12:58 PM   #1
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31 miles on Road Easier than 20 Miles on Trainer

Yesterday (because of weather) I did 20 miles on my bike trainer in the basement and thought the time would never end. Today, despite a slight sprinkle, I enjoyed 31.5 miles on the road. What a difference the real world makes! Trees just beginning to bud, gulls wheeling overhead, the damp, sweet smell of the fields; a short stop by the ocean to nibble on a Snickers and then the deep satisfaction that always comes with being part of the universe...and feeling healthy and relaxed.
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Old 05-05-11, 01:46 PM   #2
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Miles on the road, yes. Miles on a trainer? Does not compute. Minutes or hours (heaven forbid) on the trainer, yes.
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Miles on the road, yes. Miles on a trainer? Does not compute. Minutes or hours (heaven forbid) on the trainer, yes.
20 miles on the trainer=1 hour 2 minutes.
31.5 miles on the road=2 hours 26 minutes (hills and wind and slow-downs, etc.)
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Miles on the road, yes. Miles on a trainer? Does not compute. Minutes or hours (heaven forbid) on the trainer, yes.
( I don't know what's going on with my computer or this forum but, as anyone can see from this double post something is not right. where is the option to delete a duplicate post? Can't find it anywhere.)

To answer the above:
Trainer miles of 20 = 1 hour 2 minutes. (No wind, hills or slowdowns)
Miles on the road 31.5 = 2 hours 26 minutes

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20 miles on the trainer=1 hour 2 minutes.
31.5 miles on the road=2 hours 26 minutes (hills and wind and slow-downs, etc.)
Trainers don't move. It is a workout. It is not miles.
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Not for me: That option is not one of the permissions I have. Why?
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Trainers don't move. It is a workout. It is not miles.
So when people post their total mileage are you saying they should not include trainer miles? Think a lot of them do.
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So when people post their total mileage are you saying they should not include trainer miles? Think a lot of them do.
Alot of them don't. Many on logging sites (me included) have my mileage compared only to those with outdoor mileage on the site. Not sure about the other sites but bikejournal has preffered settings.
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So when people post their total mileage are you saying they should not include trainer miles? Think a lot of them do.
People should do whatever they like. I don't track or post my total mileage anymore, but when I did I did not include time on a trainer. But do whatever you like. It doesn't have to make sense to me. Many things people do don't make sense to me.
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