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Ever calculated miles for your trainer?

Old 12-02-16, 07:25 AM
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Ever calculated miles for your trainer?

If so, how far do you normally go when you opt to be indoors?
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Old 12-02-16, 09:34 AM
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I use a Garmin speed sensor on the rear hub, which gives you "mileage" and "velocity." It probably doesn't mean much, but after an hour on the trainer, I seem to average about the same distance and average speed as I would have had on the road.
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I've never even considered it. Hmmm.
I always just rode for time and hoped it would be over soon. 30 minutes, 1 hour, or 2 hours.
Besides my sensor is on my front wheel and I'd probably coast alot to reach my set distance.
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I would give myself my outdoor average. If I average 16 on my outdoor rides (30-60 miles) , I would give myself 16 miles for a one hour trainer ride.

I have viewed logs of other riders who average 13 mph on outdoor rides but log in a 24 mph average on their indoor trainer rides. Madness!
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I have viewed logs of other riders who average 13 mph on outdoor rides but log in a 24 mph average on their indoor trainer rides. Madness!

You're not implying that anyone would put two magnets on their wheel so they could win at Zwift, are you?
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You're not implying that anyone would put two magnets on their wheel so they could win at Zwift, are you?

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Old 12-02-16, 07:59 PM
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I use a smart trainer (BKool Pro) and it figures mileage for me. I ride routes imported from my rides outside, or sometimes use the trainer with Zwift or the BKool software (www.bkool.com).

Both interfaces for the trainer have their advantages and disadvantages.
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You're not implying that anyone would put two magnets on their wheel so they could win at Zwift, are you?
You know I've never even thought of doing that or even considered the possibility of it.
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My sensor is on the rear so there's no figuring needed. I tend to ride farther and faster outside. I hate the drainer, but it's a necessary evil... sometimes...
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I had mounted a wireless sensor (and magnet) on my REAR wheel.... with the (wireless) computer part... mounted on the trainer. The same bike had a wired computer mounted on the front wheel.

So whether I rode outside or inside... the miles were automatically recorded.... on the correct bicycle computer.
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