Sunday, April 7, 2013

Real Hills mean Serious Resistance

Funny thing about an indoor cycle versus are real road bike is that you have the ability to cheat on the resistance.  I'm always teasing my participants that we're not doing Ohio hills (because these really are more like different degree's of flatness).  No, I coach my classes to imagine West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and if we're really going big, think the Rocky's like Colorado or Utah.

Inevitably you'll have some too light, with a cadence of 80-90 on a "steep hill", and you'll also have someone that can't figure out when I'm telling people "nothing slower than 1 per second" that I'm meaning complete revolutions.  Either that or they can't count, 1 Mississippi, 2 Mississippi, 3 Mississippi...yeah that would be 3 seconds.  [dripping with sarcasm]

Studio's with cadence computers have the advantage. just like heart rate monitor users have.