The only thing I've got to resolve is how to use my Garmin to record distance. I suppose it would help if I hadn't lost my magnet off of my back wheel. During this ride only my time, heart rate, and cadence were recorded. In addition to the trainer I also bought an extra Garmin GSC-10 speed and cadence sensor for Susan's bike. That way she'll be able to enjoy the wonders of data overload like the rest of us. I have no power meter so training by power is out.
So, while I doubt that I'll be able to withstand the boredom of a 4-hour ride on the trainer it should easily fit the bill for those 90-minutes rides on a rainy winter day (or night). I guess I shouldn't have deleted all those bike races I recorded on DVR over the summer. As I work through the kinks I should improve my workouts with regard to data collection and actual intensity.
Why did we choose the CycleOps trainer over the Kinetic Road Machine or Kinetic Rock and Roll trainer? The CycleOps Pro has a few options on the Road Machine mainly, locking legs and one leg that is adjustable for uneven surfaces. The Rock and Roll trainer looked interesting but the larger footprint, higher cost, and possible issues with creaking and added torque on carbon bike frames led us back to the CycleOps. Lucky for us our LBS just received a new shipment.
Thanks for reading.