I have spent much of the past few months kind of busy. I am working with an attorney with an office only 15 miles away, but I have to visit courts all over the State. Kind of fun, but cycling-impractical, especially when I need to transport clients.
This had meant–until last week–that I was largely off the bike. Not only did I have little opportunity to ride, but the last time I rode, I had flatted, and it had been raining, so the bike sat in the basement for a while, unloved.
I gained weight. I had trouble sleeping. I was not happy.
So I fixed the tire, got the bike (and me) back on the road and began to enjoy life again. Last Thursday, I attended a kickoff for one of the “big” charity rides around here. I rode to the kickoff, natch.
Then it snowed. And it snowed some more. And more.
And now, bereft of my old snow-capable cycling machine…
(see? this is what happens when you get down to one bike!), I am once again preparing to do the Tour Debasement.
Some of you may feel the same way. This is for your enlightenment:
I have both a trainer and rollers. Soon, I won’t have that trainer anymore. Riding on rollers may be like riding downhill on a 16″-wide greased sheet of glass along the face of a 2,000-foot drop, but it’s not boring.
That is all…