No, not for me, fortunately not starting from zero. I know there was a discussion on a recent podcast about getting people on TR with absolutely no real cycling experience, and I believe @Nate_Pearson mentioned he started his mom on it.
My wife has tried riding on the trainer, but very sporadically and only like 20-30min increments. Now, she’s really not interested in doing structured training, which I must hold my tongue in arguing against lol But, let’s say she did want to get started. Obviously even low volume base is a lot for someone who isn’t conditioned to even riding more than 30mins.
So that’s got me thinking of how to develop a plan for someone who a) has essentially no riding experience and b) will probably not follow power for awhile. Aside from just doing free rides at whatever RPE a user is comfortable with, was curious if there are any suggestions on how to slowly build duration/intensity for someone trying to get more into cycling. And if you’ve helped a complete novice enter into the world of cycling would love to hear your experience (especially if you’ve ever convinced a skeptic that structured training is way better than aimless spinning)