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dfcas
Joined: 11 Jan 2004
Posts: 2388
Location: hillbilly heaven

10/24/17 8:44 AM

Outdoor resistance trainer

I guess if you are faster than people you ride with this makes sense. Otherwise, I don't need to go slower. Maybe they could make it charge wirelessly all the electronic crap on bikes now.

https://cyclingtips.com/2017/10/terrain-dynamics-airhub-outdoor-trainer-review/

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Craig
Joined: 12 Jan 2004
Posts: 506

10/24/17 9:42 AM

It just hurts to look at it. I mean, just strap the athlete into a hermetically sealed training chamber on a stationary bike, hook up the electrodes for heart rate/brain activity, IV in the nutrition and hydration and turn it on. Perfect training. Though it's hard to show off all that gear at the coffee shop...

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Sparky
Joined: 08 Dec 2003
Posts: 15814
Location: Portland, OR

10/24/17 10:48 AM

you could always just train a gear up, or two up?

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walter
Joined: 11 Jan 2004
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Location: metro-motown-area

10/24/17 10:50 AM

for the intended purpose, allowing people with different condition-levels to train together, it seems like it'd do the trick.

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Brian Nystrom
Joined: 26 Jan 2004
Posts: 3773
Location: Nashua, NH

10/24/17 11:29 AM

I guess that make sense...

...but unless you live in an area without hills, I don't see any real utility for solo rides. I don't see any point in adding resistance so that you end up riding slower, rather than just bumping up your gear and experiencing riding at higher speed, which is beneficial.

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Sparky
Joined: 08 Dec 2003
Posts: 15814
Location: Portland, OR

10/24/17 11:44 AM

"but unless you live in an area without hills"

And/or train in pace lines. ;)

I have to imagine the same 'adjustments' of time tested technique on the front VS sitting on the back once baked, etc... makes for superfluity.

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daddy-o
Joined: 12 Apr 2004
Posts: 2850
Location: Springfield

10/24/17 11:55 AM

They've missed the tie-in to the power meter. Include a Strava profile, it can be a dynamic tool. The article describes a static model.

The boys riding recovery and you're on a different schedule? Plug in your target watts, everyone gets what they're riding for.

Maybe a way for a top racer to act as an experienced coach for juniors or women and give them real-time feedback on topics that require nuance, like cornering without sacrifice.

One step farther, everybody but the coach rides a meter/resistance setup.

It's not going to be a big seller. But with development the creator can sell it to PowerTap and buy a house.

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April
Joined: 13 Dec 2003
Posts: 6094
Location: Westchester/NYC

10/24/17 12:04 PM

Where did the power for the motor comes from? I couldn't figure out. Battery?

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Nick Payne
Joined: 10 Jan 2004
Posts: 2298
Location: Canberra, Australia

10/24/17 2:11 PM

Just wear a small parachute:-)

My next door neighbour is a dog trainer (sniffer and security type dogs), and as part of the training one of his latest animals, he sometimes fits the dog with a harness that has a couple of small parachutes attached, so that when the dog is running it has to work really hard to drag the parachutes along at speed. Ten minutes of this and it's pretty knackered. In his words: "A tired dog is a good dog".

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Sparky
Joined: 08 Dec 2003
Posts: 15814
Location: Portland, OR

10/24/17 3:59 PM

I feel like I'm dragging little chutes most times, butt... Turns out it is just my butt...

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KerryIrons
Joined: 12 Jan 2004
Posts: 2850
Location: Midland, MI

10/25/17 9:35 AM

Dragging


quote:
Just wear a small parachute:-)


A cinder block tied on with a rope is much cheaper.

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Sparky
Joined: 08 Dec 2003
Posts: 15814
Location: Portland, OR

10/25/17 10:11 AM

How about the fast guy running heavy wheels and heavy and slow rolling tires/tubes? So us, errr the slow guys have said equalizer... ;)

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dfcas
Joined: 11 Jan 2004
Posts: 2388
Location: hillbilly heaven

10/25/17 3:33 PM

Maybe I could get an ebike to help makeup the speed lost in the front wheel.

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