Wednesday, November 2, 2011

96 minutes

Spent 96 minutes riding the trainer last night. That equals two episodes of Breaking Bad. During that 96 minutes, I had two flat tires. On the trainer. I know.

Lemme 'splain. My road tubulars are shot. Like almost down to the casing shot. So I have been riding them on the trainer. Last night the rear finally gave up the ghost. So I grabbed my clinchers from the garage, which are currently acting as my spares for cyclocross, which meant either riding a 'cross tire on the trainer or swapping to a road tire. I swapped. And in my haste didn't check for a pinched tube. Which worked its way flat in about 20 minutes.

I had about 15 minutes left and ordinarily would have just called it a night. But here's the thing about Breaking Bad--it's so good that I had to finish the episode. And if I was going to finish, I may as well get more ride time. So I put in a new tube and kept pedaling. The only question is whether this is my secret to maintaining fitness over the winter, or if I will just get lazy and watch Breaking Bad without riding once cyclocross season ends. Place your bets.

10 comments:

  1. Once you start skiing the trainer will get no love.

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  2. Put Calville bay Classic on your schedule and you will have to stay on the bike.

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  3. Thanks for the Breaking Bad tip. Just finished the first episode.

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  4. FYI, I did 97 min on my trainer last night.

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  5. I'm in the middle of the second episode now, and it's proving too intense for me. I haven't had this much anxiety since high school.

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  6. Rabid, just wait. It only gets better.

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  7. Say Junkie, you might want to look at
    bikesea.blogspot.com
    for a brief view of the Seattle cross season.

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