"Virtual cycling without a smart trainer"
You may have noticed some virtual group rides posted on the LWA meetup, and thought that you are excluded because you don’t have a smart trainer. While that would give you maximum functionality, you can still enjoy the experience of riding indoors on frigid days with a group of your fellow club members without one. And just like on an outdoor ride, you can talk to the other riders. Dave Sheffield has been doing this, using an old Cycleops fluid trainer. He has a speed and cadence sensor, which sends data to his Garmin, but which can also be used to send data to a computer or tablet, as long it has the capability to connect a usb dongle . Video of the route can be viewed on a display, tv, tablet screen or similar.