The Advantages Of A Backup Bike

  • By Aaron Hersh
  • Published Feb 21, 2013
  • Updated Jan 29, 2015 at 6:17 PM UTC

The problem: Put a bunch of triathletes together and everyone wants to ride steady.

Backup plan: Ride trail for a no-stress interval workout.

Riding at a consistent effort is simply not possible on a trail. Every small hill or tight corner necessitates a burst of effort to stay at speed. These frequent mini sprints add up to a stellar interval workout that perfectly complements monotone tri-specific bike training.

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Aaron Hersh

Aaron Hersh

Aaron Hersh is the Senior Tech Editor of Triathlete magazine. To submit a question, write Aaron at

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