So I actually got back on the trainer today after a two week or so break. Man, I hate that thing. It’s a torture device, but I know that if I keep at it during the cold months it’ll pay off in the warm ones.
So I just bought a used trainer for my bike. It’s going to be great for the winter when I can’t get out riding. Since it’s “new,” I’ve been using it the past few days to get the hang of it. It’s not the same as riding a bike, but it’s not bad though. It still kicks your ass and makes you sweat, probably more than when you’re on a bike (well depending on where you’re riding). The trick to a successful ride on the trainer is to find a good video to watch. I found this one:
Do you use a trainer at all? What tips can you share with me?
So we’re due to get a hurricane or a tropical storm in the next day or so. That explains the amount of wind out there. My God it’s windy. Today I ended up just doing a circuit for 4 miles around the neighborhood. Wish I could have done more, but something is better than nothing. I practiced my handling going in a circuit, which was good practice. so I got some benefit from the ride.
I think it’s time to bring out the Fall gear and buy some more. I only have one pair of bike pants and 1 long sleeve jersey. Also got to look into getting that trainer for the basement for when it’s snowing and WAY TOO COLD.
That’s all for now.