Well in the blink of an eye the world has changed. I don't know about you, but being in lockdown (or as I like to call it - a retreat) certainly has made me more grateful for the little things. It's only been a few weeks and I can't wait until we can ride the open roads with friends again, and enjoy the post-ride coffee (which let's be honest, can sometimes be longer than the ride itself).
But I must admit I have always loved cycling indoors and wanted to share some reasons why I prefer it:
Your bike is set up on the trainer ready to go at a moments notice. This is a huge win for me, as I don't have to find my stuff and pack/unpack my car each time I want to head out for a ride on a road with low traffic. It's also a constant reminder if I haven't done my exercise for the day. I can sense it judging me if I haven't peeled my ass off the computer or couch.
It's so much safer, and you don't have to worry about inconsiderate dickheads on the road. **SAFETY is provided you setup your wind trainer correctly. One time I may have nearly crashed into my TV after failing to lock it in place.
You can catch up on your favourite series on Netflix to keep you entertained and keep fit at the same time. How lucky are we!
You can still train/race your friends. Programs like Zwift make indoor training so much fun, especially if you are even a little competitive like me. The amount of times I have told myself I am just going to have an "easy ride". Twenty minutes later I am trying to keep up with Jan from Sweden on a QOM. Also who knew unlocking new kits was so much fun.
No traffic lights... Honestly, sometimes this is a CON because let's be honest you get a moment to rest, but it sure makes the overall quality of the session so much better with limited interruptions and less junk miles.
It just saves so much time! Yes I know we are in a retreat at the moment and for some, may have too much time. But I love being able to hop off my bike, have a hot shower and start my next activity without worrying about travelling to and from training.
So have I convinced you that riding indoors isn't that bad? I hope so! To help keep you motivated when cycling Indoors we have put together our Top 20 Cycling Sessions for $37 (Usually $47).
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