Another sesh on the turbo tonight, much better training and cooler as it was drizzling a bit and helped keep the body temperature down. Chemical Brothers: Dig Your own hole provided the tunes as I put out 15 miles in 30 minutes. Given I only did 10 in 32 minutes in the first session I can quite pleased with progress – further gains will be harder to match.
I thought I would say a few words about the tech. I am using a Wahoo Bluetooth heart rate chest band and one of the combination cadence and speed sensor. Its all Bluetooth 4.0 kit so uses very little energy and isn’t a constant drain like older Bluetooth technology.
Pretty pleased with it so far and can’t think of anything I’d change. I stick the phone on a window ledge in front of me when on the turbo in the back yard or in a jersey pocket on a ride. I looked at the Wahoo bike computer, but really don’t think I’d use it and there is no way I am going to bar mount the iPhone. If I had the cash I’d be tempted to bring a Kickr trainer back from a trip to the US. They look awesome, it would be cool to be able to do a virtual training ride up Alpe d’Huez with the turbo constantly varying the resistance along the climb.