On Black Friday I did a 3 hour training ride on the indoor trainer.
To which I got this response:
3hrs on the trainer? Wow! Those are hard rides. I have about 5-6 of those in me in a season, be careful not to use those all up unless you really need to. Sort of like timeouts in a football game, keep them close to your chest and use them wisely! Unless you're one of those strange breeds that has no problem sitting on the trainer for 3hrs!
I guess I'm that guy…
Okay, 3 hours steady endurance zone. I can't ride from home… too many red lights, stop signs, cars. So… I need to get all of my gear together, plan a route, plan a stop for more water etc. Load everything up, Drive at least 10 miles.
Ride by myself on the same dang road. It is pretty out there…
but I digress.
Load the bike up, get out of that wet chamois… drive home. Unload, put everything away.
The 3 hour ride just took up half of my day.
Cue up a steady workout on Trainerroad, put the bike on the trainer, find a movie or two.
No commute, no redlights, no idiot drivers, no layering of clothing
I'd generally prefer riding with my friends but often the trainer trumps riding alone. J