I have a cyclops non-smart trainer hooked up to TrainerRoad and it seems to give consistent power reading and my workouts run fine.
However, what I really miss versus zwift is the speed and distance the rear wheel is travelling. (I have a speed and cadence sensor set up on the rear wheel.)
I notice that as I am linked to Strava, this distance and speed information gets uploaded to strava after each TrainerRoad workout along with the power data etc.
I know this speed and distance data isn’t necessarily completely accurate but it probably isn’t far off. That accuracy versus the real world isn’t that important, but it is consistent.
I also know this data isn’t needed to complete workouts. All you need to do is maintain a certain power figure for a set period of time etc.
However, a custom workout I would like to be able to run for example is how quickly I can complete a set distance on the trainer. I do TT’s and it would be nice to set myself a workout of doing a 10 mile TT in a certain time or a 25 mile TT etc.
It is not important how it compares to the outside world as it will be just comparing indoor rides with each other to check on my specific TT progress against time.
Can this be activated somehow? The data is obviously there in the background, otherwise it wouldn’t get posted to strava.
Maybe make it so that this can be toggled on or off etc. It would be very useful and interesting to see live. Zwift does it. I’m sure TR can too.