Reply To: Bike training questions

Ryan Vaart

As a long time road bike racer, it took me a few years of almost entirely dedicated time in aero position to get used to the different position found on my TT  bike.  When I’m not in aero position, almost everything is different — the angles in my hips and knees feel different; I can’t engage the lower back in the same way; and I believe some of my core muscles are engaged differently.  While a short effort — say a 30 second effort at above threshold power — might be “easier” out of aero, my goal in races is to avoid those kinds of efforts, so I tend to spend nearly all of my time training in aero (even up hills until I’m going <10 mph).  Indoors = train in aero, too.