QOTW: How Do I Get Started Riding on the Trainer?

After last week’s question about starting cycling in general, we  received a question asking for advice geared more towards the practical aspects of riding a trainer for the first time.  Although, of course, we wish everyone could join us at the lab and escape the loneliness of basement trainer riding!

So perhaps you’ve considered hitting the trainer this winter, but the number of choices, purchases, and general knowledge to be accrued seems daunting. The available options for trainers, workout types,  and watches alone can be overwhelming. That’s why the preferred option is usually to join a community which can help you with a goal, metrics, and the community piece. (more…)