This winter, I've managed to get some serious bike time in. But, because I live in a climate with lots of snow, ice and cold temperatures, most of that time has been on the trainer. I know some of you are tough and ride the trainer with just music for entertainment, but the only way I'm getting through those rides is by watching something that keeps me entertained. I don't dislike biking on the trainer, but I don't like it either. The reason to do it is really just so that I'll be better at riding once I can do it outdoors.
My first outdoor ride in half a year, and it was fabulous. I knew it was windy before I went, but it didn't seem too bad on my way out of town. Of course, that is a bad sign. What that meant is I had a lovely tailwind on my ride away from home. When I turned around though...
Let's just say that it was more work to get back.
Some pictures from the ride.
|Drivers are pretty good around here. There's even nice signage on this road.|
|Maybe one day, I'll take a picture that does true justice to the mountains. Maybe not though. I'd probably need a better camera.|
|More pretty countryside with a mountain backdrop.|
|Not from my ride, but a pretty picture from last night's run|