Last night I went out after the kids were in bed, turned on a heater and put in a disc of the Big Bang Theory and rode through three episodes before deciding it was quitting time. I was dripping with sweat and had to turn the heater off after about ten minutes. The trainer feels very unnatural and its really boring. I need to see if I can lube the thing up and raise the front tire off the ground a little more. I feel like I'm riding down a hill but pedaling up one. Plus the whole time I worry about whether not I set the thing up correctly and if I'm going to damage my bike. I'd almost rather run on a treadmill but its doing something, right?
This morning I tried again as the three girls were playing in the snow in the back yard. They kept bugging me to help them with their snowman. So there I was in bike shoes, shorts and a T-shirt building a snowman. Brrrrr! Back on the bike to warm up and then into the kitchen to make lunch. I think I'll try again after the kids are in bed.
On a side note, its time to put the snow tires on the bike. Maybe I'll pull the kids behind on a sled once I get the bike set up! My snow tires make winter manageable.
|P.S. This is a trainer if you didn't know what I was talking about.|