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    Senior Member 2wheels2freedom's Avatar
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    Questions regarding my fixed gear, and magnetic trainer

    So I've been riding fixed gear for a year and a bit now, still enjoying my bike quite a bit... Gearing is 44x17, and I've got just a cheap magnetic trainer that has adjustable resistance. As far as I can tell, the trainers resistance is 100% off, then has 5 levels of resistance. I do my warmup at resistance 1, for about 10 minutes, and the same for cool down. In between I'll do runs at resistance 2 for 1-2 minutes at a time, then back to 1 for cool down.
    So far the longest I could make it was about 1 hour at a time. I've been able to come back to the bike later in the day, but in one sitting an hour is about as far as I can make it. I guess my question is, how long should I be training on this thing, and if you have any tips, I'm all ears.

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    your amount/level of training is dependent upon what your goals are. if you just want to keep your legs in shape over the winter months then what you are doing is perfect. If you plan on riding cat 5 this up coming year then you need to step it way up.

    do you have a geared bike? its almost like having multiple levels of resistance built directly into your actual bike.
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    Quote Originally Posted by catonec View Post
    your amount/level of training is dependent upon what your goals are. if you just want to keep your legs in shape over the winter months then what you are doing is perfect. If you plan on riding cat 5 this up coming year then you need to step it way up.

    do you have a geared bike? its almost like having multiple levels of resistance built directly into your actual bike.

    My fixed is my only ride now! But I mean, according to my math, with about 1 hour and a half a day, I could burn 1000 calories. I'd say that's a pretty significant amount right? I mean if I haven't ridden much since the snow hit?

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    every little bit helps definitely. if you can pedal for an hour every day at a moderate pace or say 40 minutes givng it hell you should see improvements come spring.
    2010 Kestrel RT900SL, 800k carbon, chorus/record, speedplay, zonda
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