Started TR in January with some amazing results. FTP 220->260 and feeling fitter since my last test.
Originally I started so I could race crits. Come to find out the road scene here is nearly dead with only a few folks who ride extremely long distances and some tri guys.
The MTB scene on the other hand is alive and well. Recently I found a great deal on an epic HT and hit the local trails.
I found that there was a huge difference in my ability to simply push the pedals vs actually riding a bike. To the point where building indoor fitness seems pointless till my skills catch up. Not to mention riding trails is significantly more fun than riding the trainer.
For now I’m thinking of doing one 2 hour sweet spot session indoors per week and spending the rest of the time out at the trails working on various skills and techniques the rest of the week.
In my position how would you approach it?