I am involved in a seven series Time Trial. I rode the first two on site, however, the third race I had to miss. I brought my bike and trainer to on my trip and rode the TT virtually. My Garmin devices had a hard time connecting to the route and showing accurate data for riding the virtual route. I ended up riding Recess -5 on TR with the ERG off. My on route TT time was 27:14:00, my indoor time was 31:40. It was harder to stay focused due to being in a dark room, the hype wasn’t there, and every reason my mind conjured up to quit, despite not quitting.
Is TT’ing indoors on a trainer more difficult than outdoor? I will say, the course for the TT is flat, with little to no elevation gain, headwinds, crosswinds, and tailwinds. I thought I would crush my time, but I fell short by a 4:26min. I would love any insights you all may have. This is hopefully my first and last time doing a TT on an indoor trainer. Cheers!