Do you wear a jersey inside?

About to start tr with a ramp test today. I have never worn a jersey indoors because i never used a fan. I never realized the importance of a fan on power output and of course without one I would get hot as sh!t and upset how little power i could produce inside vs outside.
Anyway, my lasko fan came from amazon and im ready to go.
Will i be too cold or chilled without a jersey?
How many people use a powerful fan without a jersey?

I’ll be in a room probably around 17C or 62F

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I’m training in normally ~40°F/50°F so I start out with a zip-up jacket with two fans going.

After the warmup, before the first interval, off with the jacket and normally just a base layer underneath.

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I do for the simple fact that it stops sweat from dripping everywhere.

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My basement is about 65F. I use two of these fans. Rarely I’ll start with a light t-shirt, but most days it’s just bibs or shorts, no socks.

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I don’t wear anything on my torso except for the bib straps. I find that I’m not really chilled even with three fans going and that taking full advantage of evaporative cooling by having no top on, makes everything more bearable.

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I’d be naked if it didn’t hurt so much.

To answer the question tho, no. Don’t have a need for one.

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No

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I don’t wear a jersey inside unless I’m doing a workout right after a commute. Usually start the workout with a shirt or sometimes a shirt & a sweater…then remove layers as the workout requires.

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Always used jerseys on the trainer until about 2 years ago…mostly for moisture management, as much as any thing else.

Two years ago I switched to technical t-shirts and won’t go back to jerseys. Still get the moisture management, but significantly cooler due to looser fit.

Do still kinda miss jersey pockets though for longer sessions…

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Once full on winter sets in, it’s cool enough in my basement that a jersey makes things more comfortable, especially for the first 10 minutes or so.

Also - get a remote plug for the fan so you can turn easily it on after you’re warmed up. This one is only $12 and its a game changer in a cool/cold room.

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That’s brilliant. Seriously, I’m about to go order one right now.

For the jersey question, I keep my fan on high from the start, but will usually put on a tshirt or something for the first few minutes. Once I’m warm, it’s just bibs.

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Just bib shorts for me, no top at all. That’s with garage side door wide open and 2 fans going - regardless of weather

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Can’t take credit -Nate and crew raved about the remote on an early podcast.

I have two fans with remote plugs which lets me gradually get to full fanness as I get warm. Great in a cold basement!

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I do wear a jersey. Phone goes in the back pocket with headphone cord running to my ears. I also keep emergency gels in there. I also sweat a lot so a jersey helps keep it off my bike to some extent.

I’ve never tried going topless on the trainer, but after reading this I might give it a try. I have bluetooth headphones as well, so the jersey isn’t 100% necessary.

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Wow, I’m surprised the number of people using jersey pockets, surely its easier to jury rig some makeshift shelf or whatever for gels, phones etc

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I’ve never worn a jersey. I usually tuck the bib straps into the waist of the bibs. A jersey might help with sweat but i find that it drips off my chin onto my bike more than off my torso.

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Yep, I wear a jersey. For me it’s part of the ride ritual which in turn, helps gets my mind focused.

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I’ll typically wear a jersey and then take it off after the first interval.

Not a good plan for the ramp test. If your cooling is good, no shirt might be too chilly until the power ramps up a little bit. Fans on a remote would fix that. Ramp test is also short enough that I don’t heat up too much with the jersey. (Alternately, you can just be cold during the warmup.)

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No Jersey, just added laundry. I have a shelf, and a fan. I use towels for keep sweat off the bike (and treadmill). Towels gets washed once a week with the training room bib and running shorts.

Mike

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Nope just bibs and a towel close by and a fan

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