Substitute Nordic Skiing Session for Endurance Ride

In short I’m looking for the best method to properly substitute a Nordic Skiing (Cross Country - Classic) Session for an endurance ride.

Questioning the following areas…

  1. Does duration of activity transfer on a 1 to 1 ratio? For example if RPE is 3-4 for both bike and skiing would a 1 hour session on the bike equal 1 hour on the skis? If not what’s your estimation in an effort to best align training stress/demands.
  2. Are there other considerations I should be making when trying to frame the load, training affect, TSS of the skiing session?

Please note, I’m aware that skiing isn’t a direct cross over for cycling so this is all subjective. The mental benefits that come with being outdoors can’t be quantified on a training chart and Fat-bikes aren’t my thing.

Thank you for any insight you can provide.

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