Last weekend I did a 3 hr hilly ride in the Peak District in the UK. The weather was ***** wet and a bit cold i.e. less than idyllic. Got off the bike and had no aches, pains or discomfort. It was a saw-tooth profile (The Matlock Top 10 if anyone knows it) with three national hill climb courses so it wasn’t a walk in the park.
After an hour on the trainer completing a challenging programme my back aches, and I’m significantly less comfortable than I would be if I rode it on the road.
I’m guessing this is because outdoor real-world riding is more erratic, has micro-breaks, you stand, change position you’re jiggled around by the moonscape road surfaces etc…
…am I ignoring a bike fit issue and I am sub-optimal in my position and losing power to subtle fatigue over the course of a long outdoor ride?
How do you guys & gals feel after an hour (or more) on the trainer (a tough ride not a Pettit etc).
Thank you in advance of your response.