- Oct 28, 2010
If you need gradients on your turbo, just stick some bricks under the front wheel.Basically you are dropped into one of three maps with whoever has logged in, generally between 2-6k riders. You can either free ride round the map, do training or graded events/races. Now and again real riders appear (greipel was on there last night!). I use my iPad via Bluetooth but generally you would need a smart trainer to have a decent experience. I think you can get away with a dumb trainer and power/cadence meters but it obviously won’t pick up the gradients of the hills. You can do 20km for free so might be worth a try to see if you can connect
Winsford, two bricks, Meriden Hill, three bricks, Alpe d'Huez ten bricks, and so on.
For downhill sections stick 'em under the rear wheel instead, and shove a fan in front of your face at maximum setting.
For the most realistic Coventry cycling experience, you'll want the missus stood next to you. She should lob half-empty fast food containers in your general direction whilst shouting "get out of the f**king road, fat boy!".