For the past while I’ve been going for bike rides after a break from cycling but I don’t commute anymore and have found it difficult to rebuild my fitness. Trouble is I find it a bit time-consuming to get a good ride in because of the urban environment I live in.
Long story short, I want to try out structured training with TrainerRoad.
Wow there is a lot of tech these days!
I’m a little overwhelmed trying to figure out the most effective way to spend some money.
Things I currently use:
- a vintage road bike with a few modern upgrades (have a new Specialized on back-order)
- Strava on iphone (and I use a macbook if it matters)
- Samsung Galaxy Active 2 which does HRM which I also sometimes use for Strava
Now there’s bluetooth HRM/speed/cadence sensors, apps, power meters, head units, smart trainers… argh, wat!?
With the vintage bike I would be limited to pedal power meters if I went that way.
I’m leaning towards getting a smart trainer for indoor weekdays and forget about all that stuff for weekend rides outside? Just keep using Strava for those and maybe a basic old-school bike speedo?
Or just get started today using RPE for now?