trainer times in relation to real ?

daj Posts: 139
edited January 2010 in Road beginners
I am sure its a stupid question but how does times/performance on a turbo trainer relate to real life riding? :? if say over a 10 mile TT or even a 3 mile dash test as shown in a training book to judge your starting ability? . I know you dont have wind/gradient but does that even out a little as gradient never goes with you? :?



  • amaferanga
    amaferanga Posts: 6,789
    It doesn't compare. Every turbo is different.
    More problems but still living....
  • cougie
    cougie Posts: 22,512
    Yeah impossible to convert it to the outside world.

    What you should be able to do is to get a baseline and then if you repeat your turbo test every couple of weeks - you'd expect to see an improvement.