I’d love some thoughts because I’m stuck in analysis paralysis mode.
I have an attached garage that’s not well insulated and doesn’t have heat. I’ve had a trainer for a year and always had it out there. The heat is relatively tolerable in the summer with fans, and I figure it’ll help with heat acclimatization too. In the winter, I’ve ridden out there when it’s at freezing and it’s surprisingly not terrible once you get warmed up. The downsides are that I have to walk outside to enter the garage and it’s hard to stay motivated when it’s cold. The plus side, is both my bikes are there and easy to swap on the trainer or go for outdoor rides.
I was thinking of moving the pain cave to my basement in a small unheated storage area. The advantage would be not having to walk out in freezing weather or snow to ride…I think this might make it harder for me to skip a workout because it’s 34F and rainy (like today!!). The downside would be it would be a pain to pull the bike off the trainer to go for an outdoor ride. I have a carbon road bike and aluminum gravelbike. The gravelbike has generally been my trainer bike because it’s a bit more upright and comfy on the trainer.
Do you think it makes sense to move the pain cave for the winter, or HTFU and train in a freezing garage?