Just finished the Gran Fondo, I nearly killed myself at 3:53:25 and PR’ed the epic KOM. Good stuff, but it left me wondering some things.
I use a Cycleops H2 trainer and have the trainer difficulty at 100% because I want the most ‘realistic’ experience.
However, what are the riders around me experiencing? I’ve read that its common practice to lower it, but the total watts required are the same (this could be totally wrong but Ive read a lot of conflicting explanations)
Im not here to race because I am terrible, however its almost instinct to compare yourself to the riders around you, both during and after the event. So if someone is riding at a lower difficulty, what does that translate to in terms of a trainer like mine? (I dont have any roller experience so Im clueless as to what that would be like)