Gary and I got out for a good 50 mile ride on the fix gears Monday what was great, a good mix of hills....some long and steady but some short and not so steady.
After that I wanted to just spin the legs out yesterday, but with temps in the low 30's and winds in the 20-30 mph range I was stuck inside on ther trainer. I've never been a big fan of the indoor trainer but after hearing Jason's thoughts I had to rethink things.
"I've come to the conclusion that riding the trainer is sort of like having sex with a blow up doll..... It's not real, and you feel pretty stupid while doing it, but the end result is pretty much the same."
And yeah it was the same as always, it felt "stupid...but the end result" was the same. So this morning I was dying to get back outside in the saddle, and with the weather "looking" like this I was off.
..but after walking/skating thru them things were good. I wanted to get in a good hour plus of hill work and that's all I got as more weather came rolling in.
Heading back up to town I had a nice little headwind of about 10-15 mph, but that was ok. I knew what I had waiting for me when I got home....a nice hot shower and a trip to see my boy Geoffrey for a massage and some stretching of the legs.