Winter is here in Canada so that means you’re either jumping on the trainer or bundling up and getting out in the cold. Many cyclists like to swap their road bike for a mountain or gravel bike in the winter as it slows them down and is a little safer if the roads are slippery. If that’s you, you may want to try a fat bike this year.
Coach Peter Glassford of Consummate Athlete , is a big fan of riding the fat bike in the cold months, either on its own or in concert with indoor riding.
“Ideally, you can do both,” Glassford says. “But for me fat biking is a great way to incorporate a variety of skills into your training in the winter.”
1. You have to pay attention
When you’re riding indoors, you really don’t need to use your eyes, Glassford says. In fact, on a trainer there’s no requirement to look around, use navigation or balance. (Unless you use rollers, which fewer people are doing these days.) Riding outside means you have to pay attention and use your technique, especially if you’re on trails or snow. You stay sharp. 2. It’s more fun
Riding outside will definitely make the time go by, as opposed to staring at s screen. It’s also closer to your goals of riding on the roads or trails, which you’ll do in the spring. “To me, that’s why fat biking is great. On fun terrain, like mountain biking. It’s really great training. […]
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