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Old 10-29-20, 05:20 PM
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Winter training

This is my first year with my ICE Trike and am looking for some advice on what type of indoor training to do. I have been looking at the Sportcrafters rollers but then I see the fluid resistance units, although at much greater cost. Any input would be appreciated.
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Old 10-30-20, 09:40 AM
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Bundle up and keep riding outside.

You got three wheels.
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Bundle up and keep riding outside.

You got three wheels.
My wife and I live in NWAR and we are trying to keep riding outside during the winter. She'll probably make it longer than me because...
I am a "cold wimp"...

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I'm the cold wimp in my family (my wife doesn't ride), but I make myself ride all year, because I can't stand indoor trainers.

Also, I got a velomobile so it's much better than being in the open...still cold, but MUCH better. Coldest I've been riding in is ~7F.
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Originally Posted by Notso_fastLane View Post
I'm the cold wimp in my family (my wife doesn't ride), but I make myself ride all year, because I can't stand indoor trainers.

Also, I got a velomobile so it's much better than being in the open...still cold, but MUCH better. Coldest I've been riding in is ~7F.
7 degrees...man that is cold! But after looking at that picture of your magnificent Velomobile... I'm not feeling too sorry for you .
Maybe a little jealous

I'll never make 32 degrees F on my bike.

Good biking to you,
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I've been training on my resistance rollers with my DF for 25 years. Get the resistance. Rollers without a resistance unit are much more limited. It's a lifetime investment, lots of time for amortization.

You saw that Sportcrafters makes a resistance roller set "just for you," right? I ride 1,000 miles or so on my rollers every year.

Besides not freezing one's butt off, indoors saves a lot of time. Put on shorts and shoes, turn on the fan, and away you go.
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