It's been two and a half weeks since my last ride. I have chosen work and family over my life partner (pictured) and I fear she will not easily forgive.
But seriously, this weather has brought me down... can't seem to wake up at 6am to head out and the nice days have been pre-booked for other stuff. How does everyone get around this? What makes it worse is that mine is an indoor bike and I swear to you it looks at me with puppy dog eyes... Any hints and tips?
Although I've not been on the bike, I 've been exercising. I feel like riding but I don't feel like getting ill or falling and feeling pain.
Despite the horrid rain this morning I did get out and found it a bit of a hard slog. Hopefully, I'll get some sunshine next weekend and can get out there with a smile on my face!
Thanks y'all for the support.
I appreciate your frank honest confession. I also have sinned. It was too easy to jump in the car when the rains started early June. Was lucky enough to have 5 days of riding in Darwin in the middle of June. Rode 3 days this week (for the first time since June). Did a 40km ride back from the city up past Windy Point, through Coromandel Valley last Sunday as a warm up. Weather looks fine next week so will leave home at 7.20am for an 8am start at work. This way I can ride in day light hours.
Looking forward to the Tweed ride tomorrow!
Next winter I will look at going to the Marion Swim centre and do some different training over winter. Not motivated at all by the thought of riding a stationary bike. Or I might spend a month in Darwin.
I went for my 1st ride this year during the week.. broken toe in January meant i couldnt get my shoes on without it hurting for a month or so and then found other things (bloody family usually) popping up to stop me riding.
I find it good to go for an evening ride, after dinner and the peak hour rush has died down. Nice quiet roads and usually not as cold as a pre dawn trundle
Hadn't thought of going for a post dinner ride... That is a very good idea... will be even better once it stays light later...
And yes, watching the TDF felt like a substitute especially when for the last 20kms of every stage I felt like I was racing along with them... Couldn't go to sleep straight away I was so wired! What an awesome three weeks though.