Many cyclists live in areas where there are four seasons. This means that there are months where the weather will prohibit an outdoor ride. There are also times when it is just too dark to safely ride outside. There also may be times when you would like to ride with no interruptions. You can just get on your trainer and go without the relays involved with the road. This is why a resistance trainer like the CycleOps Fluid² Indoor Trainer is needed to continue your cycling workouts. Indoor trainers don’t limit your cycling workouts; you are using your own bike riding in place.
An indoor bike trainer is a device that attaches onto your rear axle and presses a resistance roller against the rear tire so that you can ride in place. Indoor Bike trainers come in a variety of types based on the resistance that is being provided. The four most common types of resistance are wind, fluid, magnetic or centrifugal.
Are you sick of using your trainer and riding indoors this winter? Try switching it up and ride outdoors. It is worth it to try, but you must be prepared for the cold weather. By cold weather, I mean below 32 degrees Fahrenheit. Here are some suggestions for what to wear for your cold weather cycling gear.