I mean a mile is a mile right? Whether you ride a bike, walk or drive a car you are still travelling a mile, correct? A mile is the same distance whether or not it is traversed on a dirt path, gravel road, asphalt road way, a roadway paved with concrete & even one traverwed on a bike trainer or rollers correct?
Ok so let's get back to the real question at hand. The one regarding riding a mile or more by bicycle & the differance in doing it on a roadway or a trainer.
I'll use this as an easy & simple example: If I ride my bike from home to the intersection of Hamilton Blvd & Outer Drive & back I know it will be a total of 2 miles. But if I ride the 2 miles on my trainer isn't it the same physical distance as riding to Hamilton & Outer Drive & back?
So why the issue/concern/controversey over riding & keeping track of mileage on a trainer? I have had people tell me that riding a mile on a trainer is not the same distance of riding a mile on the road. I don't understand how that can be. A mile is a little over 5,000 feet in lenght, (don't know the exact distance). So why does it make a differance if that distance is riden on a trainer or on the open road?
Granted me & the bike stay in one place while I'm pedalling on a trainer, but the as the rear wheel spins & the magnet passes the sensor over & over again my computer is keeping track of how far, or should I say the equalivilant to how far I have gone.