Sunday, December 13, 2009

Three Hours on the Rollers

It's been a rainy past few days down here in San Diego. So much so that I was left with a simple choice on Saturday, ride in the wet stuff or ride the rollers. I had three hours of endurance riding to get done, which I hate doing on the rollers. Yes I love the rollers, but no I don't like riding a bike in one place for 3 hours at a time.

I do have to say that if you don't have a set of rollers, you really have no idea what you're missing. Rollers make a trainer look like a child's toy. They improve your balance, they make your legs work together, they get your pedaling more round, they require you to stay mentally engaged while training, they improve your leg speed without doing anything out of the ordinary, etc. All things that a trainer most definitely can't do.

As much as I didn't enjoy three hours on the rollers, I definitely noticed a difference on my two hour ride today. In the end it'll turn out to be time well spent.

1 comment:

MrDaveyGie said...

That is incredible, 3 hours on rollers. I can do 10 hour on the road, but have a hard time doing 1 hour on the rollers. I have went to extremes to ride around in the snow. Enjoyed your blog.