I'll Take It
Spinning on the trainer is not my first, or even my second choice for riding my bike. Or would that be for NOT riding my bike? But it does feel oh-so-ephing-good when you haven't been in the saddle for 5 days.
I am on full time Dad duty all week since B-Man is off and Wifey has a real job that pays cash money, so a "real" ride was out of the question. BUT B-Man is old enough that he was content to hang out in his Man Cave off the main part of the basement whilst I did an hour on the trainer listening to the latest Kasabian release.
Today was all about getting the riding legs back and letting them know that Christmas break was just a lull in the action before things get ramped up for the 2012 season. Pretty sure the Barry-Roubaix will once again kick off my race season. I am leaning towards getting back the suffering and upping to the full on 61 mile version for 2012 rather than the 35 mile.
My friend Chris dropped by the house today to show me the Surly Pugsley that Motorless Motion got in recently. It was freaking sweet!!! WAY to small for me, but it was neat to pedal it around. I found myself wishing I had more than a thin crisp layer of crusty snow in my backyard. Not many bikes have EVER inspired such thoughts.
In my perfect world I would have the means to get my newly arrived Moose Mitts on a snow bike for the Michigan winters, but shit ain't perfect and as it is we don't have enough snow (in late December??) to make it worth my while I suppose. Even if I did have a way to get my chilled and saggy ass cheeks on one, I would got with something not steel. It just makes sense to me that a bike ridden in the snow/ice/water/sand be made of something less corrosive than steel. But that's just me.
Oh well, time to make some food.