LOW-TECH SKILLS

Canadian Cycling Magazine - - FEATURE -

use rollers. In a world where we are be­com­ing re­liant on watts per kilo, we are slowly for­get­ting the im­por­tance of soft skills, like bike han­dling. Hav­ing ex­cep­tional power num­bers is great, but if you don’t have the abil­ity to use these num­bers in the pack, your re­sults will be few and far be­tween. Rid­ing rollers reg­u­larly will help with your gen­eral bike han­dling as you are re­quired to bal­ance while go­ing hard. A bonus is that the ad­di­tional men­tal en­ergy re­quired to ride rollers tends to make the time go a lit­tle quicker. Rollers are also a great place to prac­tise your Gjenny trew’ leg speed and co-or­di­na­tion.

for most peo­ple, they can be­come faster by de­vel­op­ing bet­ter on-bike skills to go along with their gains in fit­ness. For road, this means im­prov­ing things like pack rid­ing skills and tac­ti­cal aware­ness. It’s all well and good to be able to pro­duce heaps of power, but it’s all for naught if you can’t get to the front of the bunch to put it to Can­drew pin­foldf use.

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