It’s October, there are 10cm of snow in my yard, so I did my first ride on the trainer this morning. I should have ridden hot laps at the park tonight. Chasing a bunch of fast guys would have been a good workout and probably would have given me more of what I needed than riding the trainer in the garage.
But my cross bike still isn’t clean from Saturday. It doesn’t look like the photo below anymore, but even though I spent over an hour last night removing dirt, leaves, grass, and twigs with a scrub brush, some of the moving parts still aren’t moving. I don’t have a B bike, so riding the B bike to train while keeping the A bike clean for racing isn’t an option.
Since I probably have between four and five more months when riding the trainer will be necessary at least some of the time, I decided to make a list of things I like about riding the trainer to keep me motivated for the rest of the winter.
I can ride at 6:30 a.m. before it’s light outside and not have to worry about squeezing in a ride for the rest of the day.
- My bike stays clean.
You can see from the extensive nature of this list that I have a great deal of passion for riding indoors. I should have no trouble staying lean and fit this winter.