I’ve been using SUF for about 10 weeks now and have absolutely loved it. Before getting a smart trainer and coming to SUF I used a Nordictrack bike. While I definitely prefer SUF, one video/workout series that was outstanding on Nordictrack was a 4 or 5 part video series from the Tour of Utah. It’s basically just a video from one of the cyclists in the race but has a professional cyclist narrating the entire thing, describing what is happening and why. And I don’t mean like what you might hear from a broadcast covering an event, I mean a full description describing the race for somebody who knows nothing about bike racing. What’s a peloton? Why are the cyclists in a diagonal formation across the entire road (A: forming an echelon because of crosswind), etc. The workouts out are about an hour long each at Endurance zone. It’d be like taking the Norway, turning it into an “inspirational” video at endurance zone, and just a full narration of what’s happening instead of the coach chiming in from time to time.
So my request is for a video or 2 to really get into the basics of what bike racing is and how it works. Even simple stuff like I mentioned above, like what’s a peloton? I know now, but I didn’t even a few months ago. In “Norway” the coach is happy that the cyclist had a Top 10 GC finish. What is that? In a bike race there can only be one winner, but the coach mentions a teammate. There are teams? Who from the team gets to win? What’s an attack? What are the different category of cyclists? How do the different categories of cyclist work within the team dynamic? What’s a stage in a tour race? Why did the cyclist in the Norway video have to finish 20 seconds ahead of the peloton to be the overall winner?
My least favorite video so far has been “The Wolfpack Insider: Running with the Wolves” I had no idea what was going on, who any of the racers were, etc. It seems reading through the forums that many people share my sentiment, except by those that have an intimate knowledge of bike racing. And those people seemed to love it. So a video or 2 on the extreme opposite end of that would be very enjoyable I think.