Making the most of indoor winter training
Cold. Dark. Dangerous. For Midwestern cyclists those three words sum up cycling conditions from November to March. Sure, some bikers will switch to mountain or fat tire bikes to practice their sport when the snow flies, but for road racers and triathletes riding skinny tires on icy roads hold little appeal.
When the conditions outside are bad, stationary bikes at fitness centers get crowded. A better option for most cyclists is a cycle trainer. While trainers have been around for years, improvements in design and technology have made them more efficient and effective tools for maintaining and building fitness levels.
Read the entirety of Lou Dzierzak's review of cycling trainers in the January 2012 print edition of Silent Sports. To order a copy, call 715/369-3331. To avoid missing any future issues, subscribe online here.
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