I was listening to a Tim Cusick seminar and he mentioned that the difference between pros vs joes is that pros just do the work. Nothing fancy just day after day of endless boring work.
Now we all know that our dream, riding base in Mallorca or Girona, is a pros work but the main point stands. Long Z2 is boring there’s no way to sex it up.
Plus the TR crew has some of the richest and deepest cycling data ever, more than they know what to do with. In the end it’s a business. I’m sure they’ve looked at the number of “users” who pay a fee yearly, then monthly payers, then of those (payers) who finish workouts regularly year round, those who complete full seasons (base build specialty), those who complete base, and on and on until they’re at a number where it does not make business sense to use resources on that small of a return. Guess what, fad following type A’s (us) are an even smaller number of a tiny fraction of a percentage.
We’re here everyday some of us for hours everyday. We’ll never know but I’d guess forum dweller feature requesting on the trainer all year round guy is a small fraction of the TR user base.
We overestimate our importance/significance.
Face it riding a trainer in your house sucks. That’s why we demand entertainment. Zwift, Netflix, Races, Chads Text-Cadence Drills, Pedaling Economy constantly changing beeping “great job” feedback is what we need to complete even an hour on the indoor rack.
And that is why we have SS over TB. Again with their data. I’d be willing to bet TR sees way more “success” with SS over TB. By orders of magnitude. Remember…TR’s success has to include $$ along with “making YOU faster” success. And I NEVER begrudge a business making money. It’s how we get cool shit. But realize that no matter our passion, love and (weird) drive to engage with their product it’s now a profitable business and the “more” matters significantly higher on the priority list than the “less”.
Guess which one we are?