Its getting close to that time of year up here. Days are starting to get shorter, the weather starting to get a bit colder. Night time now requires pants and a sweater of some sort to keep warm. Leaves are starting to change as well and its gotten me thinking about Winter Training.
I've read quite a few threads on Trainers vs Rollers but I am still quite undecided on which would suite my needs the best. In a perfect world, I'd get both - but alas, its not a perfect world, and I can't afford both.
I like the benefits of both and remember how boring sitting on the Trainer for an hour can be, even with TV on (damn commercials). I've never ridden on rollers before and could certainly benefit from a smoother pedal stroke and a stronger core for riding as well.
So - my winter goals are basically to get in cycling shape so that as soon as the 'warm' spring weather arrives in April I can hit the roads quite quickly. I want to strengthen my legs and my endurance and be able to maintain a faster, steady cadence. I found myself to be a bit slow - slower then I expected to be - this summer when it came to rides with other people. Yes, I'm not fully adjusted to living at altitude, but thats only an excuse for so long. My legs were capable of every ride I did - just at a really slow pace. I want to be stronger and fitter coming out of the Winter then I've ever been before.
But I am still split on which would be better for me - Roller vs Trainer - though am starting to lean towards the Trainer (i think) - it would require getting a new rear wheel for its tire-shredding abilities.