Trainer Road - Do you tell your friends?


I am going to use one of my referrals this weekend to invite a friend who seems generally interested. We were talking about it at swimming this morning and I showed him the app. Having used Zwift also, I can say that one of the things I really like about Trainer Road is how easy it is to get up and going. With Zwift, I had to fire up my computer and pair everything with my ANT sensor. Time is precious and it seemed like it took a lot of time. With Trainer Road, I swap phone cases, attach my phone to my bike, fire up the app and the TV to watch Le Tour reruns on NBC Sports Gold and away I go. It’s much easier to ride at 5:30 am when it is so simple.

And this particular friend is a BEAST already. We are similar swimmers but he is faster on the bike and way faster on the run. And, at least 10 years younger than me. So I’ll tell him. But not the guys in or near my age group! :biking_man::biking_man::biking_man:


The folks I race against fall into a few different buckets:

  • They have a coach who prescribes their training
  • They race on Zwift, a handful follow plans but the majority seem to race
  • They ride aimlessly on a trainer and outdoor rides, then race into fitness during the season

A few people I race against do use TR, but not many. I tell everyone I use TR when we talk about training, even if every person I race against joined TR - they still have to do the work and be as consistent as I am if they want to win.
To me, it’s like hiding power…seeing someone’s power doesn’t mean you can just suddenly train at that power and be as fast as they are.


Hello jgrammel!

I crush my enemies, see them driven before me… and hear the lamentation of their women! Isn’t that what we all do?

No, I’m competitive but not in that direct way - merely taking part already gets me in the top percentile of my coworkers. My part of town there’s only 325,000, but the whole of London has 8,825,000 so I’ve never really had that small community feeling.

I prefer to win simply by being better, so I say: encourage them on to TrainerRoad, give them your best nuggets of advice, your race tips, and when you finish hang about the finish line to clap them in :smile: You’ll win at life anyway :wink:


I especially enjoy the lemntations of their women!